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Taste Test Tuesday: The Essential 4 Collection

Essential 4 Collection

Includes Bountiful Beer Bread, Garlic Garlic, Onion Onion, Seasoned Salt and a recipe book.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that has affiliate links.

Tastefully Simple’s Essential 4 Collection is a staple in my home. My first experience with Tastefully Simple was with the Garlic Garlic and the Beer Bread, both are some of my favorites. This collection gets you started on your Tastefully Simple journey.

 

Onion Onion– a blend of onions, chives, shallots and sea salt. No more chopping onions and crying.

Garlic Garlic– a mixture of garlic, onions and chives. Relieves you of peeling and mincing.

Seasoned Salt– a blend of spices, bell peppers, celery and sea salt. Great choice for an everyday seasoning.

Bountiful Beer Bread Value Pack – our signature bread, that you can have fresh from the oven in less than an hour. This value pack has 3 servings of beer bread. Just add a carbonated beverage and butter (optional.)

Essential 4 Recipe Book– a booklet with 20 delicious and simple recipes featuring the items from the Essential 4 Collection.

Each item in this collection works well on its own or combined with each other. Brushing some Garlic Garlic and butter on the Beer Bread gives you instant garlic bread, fresh from the oven; it’s yummy. I use these all time and have to watch my friends and family when they come over because they try to steal my seasonings.

These can be purchased separately or in the collection for a discounted price of $39.99.

Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. This post has affiliate links, which means if you buy any items using these links I will receive a percentage of the sales.


Cranberry Coffee Cake

Here is a recipe that I don’t get to make much. But I still love it. Great idea for Thanksgiving morning or the day after (use left over cranberry sauce) Coffee Cake and a cup of fresh coffee before you hit those Black Friday Sales!!
 
 
Cranberry Coffee Cake
 
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 or 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the almond extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream.
  3. Pour 1/3 of the batter into the prepared tube pan. Swirl 1/2 of the cranberry sauce into the batter. Repeat, ending with the batter on top.
  4. Bake 55 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.

Taste Test Tuesday: Jiffy Cornbread

Yes, that’s right this post says Jiffy cornbread. I was originally going to write about something else but Sunday dinner inspired this post. Growing up there was always some type of bread to go with dinner, whether it be biscuits, yeast rolls (yes, made from scratch), cornbread or spoonbread. You just knew that you were having brad with EVERY Sunday dinner, you just didn’t know what kind. Then you had to decide which recipe was going to be used lol.

I love me some Jiffy cornbread, shoot I love cornbread in general. Call me ‘country’ if you want, I don’t care. LOL Jiffy gives you so many options. There is a recipe on the back of the box for the cornbread, so you can use that. Me…… well I add some extra stuff in mine, I’ll add about 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and a tablespoon of mayonnaise. The vanilla was an accident and has stuck with me for years and the mayo is something I got from my gramma. It does make the cornbread a little fluffier. I love it this way.

 

Now there are times where I will add other items like broccoli (about 2 cups) and cheese (about 1 cup, shredded); cheesy broccoli cornbread is so good and you get your veggies. Other times I’ll make hush puppies and add 1/2 cup of finely chopped onions and 1/4 cup of flour. You can’t always find hush puppies in the store, so why not make your own.

Do you have any variations of cornbread? Let me know!!

 


Coming Soon: Kitchen Bookshelf

Periodically I go through and survey my readers.  One of the items that has come up is cookbooks. As much as we here at Southern Roots Kitchen love to cook, we also love to read and explore cookbooks. We are going to kick off our ‘Kitchen Bookshelf’ segment in a few weeks. This will segment will feature cookbooks from authors you may know and some you may not.

We will review each cookbook, select recipes from book and try them ourselves. We will then post the recipes and the cookbook information on our blog so you can check out what we did. There will also be a link to the site where the cookbook can be purchased, so you can get your own copy.

If you or someone you know is working on a cookbook, or has a cookbook and would like it featured on ‘Kitchen Bookshelf’ please have them contact Kimberlee at southernrootskitchen [at] gmail [dot] com as soon as possible so we can get them on the calendar. We are accepting pdf verisons of review copies as well.

Southern Roots Kitchen looks forward to featuring cookbooks on ‘Kitchen Bookshelf’ stay tuned!!

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I wanted some Pecan Pie Bars

So I had a few readers ask if I was going to do more recipes. Periodically there will be more recipes coming out. This particular one got posted because I was craving pecan pie. I went to the store and bought a frozen one (I know, horrible; I was in a rush.) When I had some free time I decided to make these bars again.

I probably shouldn’t eat this on regular basis considering how much sugar goes into these but they are so good and I was in my feelings.

Do you eat Pecan Pie? Is this something you only have during the holidays?

 Pecan Pie Bars

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease the sides and bottom of one 15×10 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, margarine or butter and salt until the mixture resemble coarse crumbs. Press firmly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl stir the eggs, corn syrup 1 1/2 cups white sugar, melted margarine and vanilla until blended. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  5. Spread the filling evenly over the hot crust. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until set. Let cool before slicing.