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Taste Test Tuesday: Dill Pickle Dip Mix

Happy Tuesday love bugs. So glad to have you back in the kitchen with us today. The warm weather is here and it’s time to spend our days outside. We’ve got a tangy dip mix for you.

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Here’s a dilly of a deal! Get our Dill Pickle Dip Mix FREE with your $50 order, only while supplies last. This offer is available exclusively at my parties, or you can contact me via phone or email to order. I’d love to help you make dinnertime and entertaining easy this summer!

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Giveaway: Gourmet Cookie Bouquets

Who loves cookies? We sure sure do! Our friends over at Gourmet Cookie Bouquets are having a giveaway and we decided to participate. The kids are back in school, whether they are in grade school or college, we’re sure they love getting sweet treats. Why not share the love and get them a cookie bouquet? Or better yet, enter to win one of the 3 baskets that Gourmet Cookie Bouquets is giving away.

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Need a gift? Cookie bouquets are the way to go. They work for birthdays, anniversaries, get well, just because, bridal showers and even party favors. Flavors range from Chocolate Chip, M & M’s, Oatmeal Raisin, Sugar and much more. Be sure to check out all they have to offer, you won’t be disappointed.

How to enter:

Enter your information into Rafflecopter below.

Must be at least 18 years old to enter the giveaway. Contest is open to all 48 contiguous states.

The winners will receive a 7 cookie Back to School cookie bouquet – a $39.99 value.

Winners will be notified via e-mail. You must respond within three days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.

The full list of the summer cookie giveaway rules can be found in this pdf.

Contest ends at midnight EST on September 8th, 2013. The sweepstakes winners will be announced by September 15th, 2013

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NOTE – You must complete the specified entry task in order to be eligible to win the contest. If you click the green entry button without completing the task, your entry will be thrown out (disqualified from winning the prize).

Enjoy!!!


Taste Test Tuesday: Nestlé Cookie-Brownie Delight

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Grab a seat at the counter, fill your plate with a snack and let’s get started.

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While out shopping for a quick dessert option for Super Bowl Sunday we spotted this chocolate beauty. Combining brownies and your favorite chocolate chip cookies is double treat you can beat.

No more having to pick just one dessert, you can have two-in-one….yummy!

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Everything you need comes in the box, just add butter, water and 1 egg. Once you make each of the batters, you can later them in a 8×8 pan or be creative like we did and put them in a muffin pan.

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We loved the idea of putting them in the muffin pan, it makes them much more personable; everyone has their own treat.

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After baking in the oven for 20 minutes and the aroma of chocolate is filling the kitchen, these chocolate delights are done.

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We set up these treats and they were gone by halftime. The box only makes 1 dozen, so you may need to buy more than one box.

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The gooey chocolate, fudge brownies and chewy cookie mixture makes things all better. This was a great treat when you are in a rush or end up with unexpected company. Goes well with coffee, milk, hot chocolate or tea.

Best part….. It was $3.00 at Walmart!!!

We hope you enjoyed today’s post and we’re glad you stopped by. If you see something that you would like us to feature on the blog, let us know.


Happy New Year Family!

 

Happy New Year Everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful time with your loved ones over the holidays. We took some time to go visit family and friends in the Northeast region. We had a great time with our loved ones. Christmas breakfast was definitely a highlight of the trip. Lots of food, laughs and love flowing through out the house.

It’s a new year and we know many of you have made resolutions for the new year and others are going back to their regular scheduled food regimens that began before Thanksgiving. If you are starting a new healthy eating challenge or continuing on the one you started before the holidays, we will have some blog posts coming up that will help you with your meal options.

Be on the look out for some new things coming this year with Southern Roots Kitchen. You the readers requested some additional topics to be discussed on the blog and we will bring them to you. We’re not getting rid of anything, just adding some more variety to the blog. We appreciate all the feedback that you provide and we welcome you to reach out and send us more.

Enjoy your weekend and we will see you soon!


Taste Test Tuesday: Todd’s Dirt

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. As you can tell we had a blast at Metro Cooking DC this year. We learned a lot, saw a lot and met some really great vendors who we will continue to tell you about as we review their products. This is another vendor we met at Metro Cooking DC and we are addicted to their products.

Todd’s Dirt

 

After years of trying to recreate a seasoning blend that was made by a family friend, Todd was able to create something even better. Why is it called dirt? Well if you look at the bottle it resembles grass and dirt that you would find in your backyard. That’s just how big and noticeable the seasoning is. There is no MSG and it’s gluten-free. We had the opportunity to taste the dirt as a dip and on chicken. One bite and we knew this was a hit. Todd’s Dirt comes in three different blends:

Original: A mild savory seasoning made with 14 spices including, Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Kosher Salt, Pepper, Onion, Rosemary, Sage, Cilantro and other spices. Great on meats, vegetables, potatoes, and pasta. It even comes in a no-sodium blend called Low Down Dirt.

Bayou: This Creole/Cajun style seasoning has a very bold flavor made with 16 spices including, kosher salt, chipotle powder, sage, thyme, rosemary, chili powder and many more. If you are looking to spice things up a bit then this is your choice.

Crabby: A gourmet seafood seasoning blend made with 20 spices including, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, sage, onion, oregano, basil, ginger, cloves, white and black pepper, and many other spices. It’s Todd’s version of Chesapeake Bay seasoning. This seasoning was awarded the 2011 Silver Sofi award in the Flavor Enhancing category by the National Association of Specialty Food, which is the highest honor you can receive in the specialty food industry.

All of these spices were fantastic. You can use these seasonings to make dip with some sour cream. Crabby Dirt and some sour cream will kick up your shrimp cocktail dish. Sprinkle some of Todd’s dirt on some fresh popped popcorn, you’ll love it!

You can get them online at Todd’s Dirt or from some local grocery stores like Giant, Ingles Market, Whole Foods, and Central Market. Don’t see your local store on the list? Check the website to see if a store near you carries it, if not just order from the website. Hint: It is a great $5.00 investment!! They also have t-shirts, cookbooks, and gift packs if you are looking for a gift for the foodies in your life.

We hope you enjoyed today’s post. Thanks for spending time with us today. Feel free to leave a comments on the blog and let us know what you think.