Baking Christmas Cookies With Betty Crocker {Prize Pack Giveaway}

Christmas cookie baking

Thanks to Betty Crocker for sponsoring this post and giveaway.

One of my favorite holiday traditions is baking Christmas cookies. I still remember all the fun I had in the kitchen when I was growing up and love reminiscing as I bake cookies with my own boys. When I was younger my favorite cookies to make were sugar cookies, corn flake wreaths, and peanut butter chocolate balls. Now that my kids are helping bake they generally are in charge of picking which cookies get made and their choices are chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies (with lots of frosting and sprinkles!)

This year Betty Crocker sent us some baking supplies and my boys were excited to see their two favorite cookie mixes in the box. Luke decided he wanted to make the chocolate chip cookies and then use the frosting and icing to decorate them. He enjoyed spending time in the kitchen with daddy for some father/son bonding time :)

Betty Crocker wants to encourage you to spend some time in the kitchen with your loved ones this holiday as well! They have created a “kid’s corner” on their website and shared the top 10 cookies for kids. Each recipe also has a short how-to video as well. Tweet your cookie creations with the hashtag #GetYourBettyOn to share them with the folks over at Betty Crocker!

GIVEAWAY:

One person will win a Betty Crocker prize pack that consists of:

  • Kitchen tablet stand
  • Betty Crocker™ Mixing Spoon
  • Betty Crocker™ Oven Mitt
  • “Get Your Betty On” Apron
  • Gingerbread Cookie Cutter
  • Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix
  • Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • Betty Crocker™ Whipped Vanilla Frosting
  • Betty Crocker™ Holiday Recipe Booklet 2014 – feat. The Top 10 Cookie Decorating Ideas of 2014

HOW TO ENTER:

Comment below with your favorite Christmas cookie

For an extra entry, share this giveaway on a social network and leave the link in the comments

Giveaway ends December 15, 2014 at 11:59pm CST. Must be 21 or older and a US resident to enter.

First Birthday Smash Cake Recipes

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(Disclosure: This is a compensated post but all thoughts are my own.)

Above is one of my favorite pictures of Lucas. It’s him enjoying his cake on his first birthday. He loved smashing it and squishing it between his hands and it was fun to watch his face as he tasted the sweetness of the cake.

Betty Crocker, America’s baking expert, surveyed moms and found that the most memorable part of a first birthday party is the birthday cake itself. To help make the moment extra special with a homemade touch, Betty Crocker has created a line-up of easy-to-make birthday smash cake recipes that babies can’t wait to get their hands on. Here are some of my favorites:

Confetti Smash Cake

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#1 Cutout Smash Cake

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Cheerios Smash Cake

Aren’t those the cutest!? You can find more great smash cake recipes here. Also, check out the infographic from Betty Crocker below to see how easy it is to make your child’s smash cake for their first birthday!

What did you do for your child’s first birthday? I’d love to hear :)

Quick Dinners With Betty Crocker {Giveaway}

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(Disclosure: I received products from Betty Crocker but all thoughts are my own.)

One of life’s simple pleasures is relaxing with my family after a long day. The last thing I want to do in the evenings is stand over a stove and cook so I try to stick with meals that I can get on the table quickly. With all-new Betty Crocker Ultimate Potatoes and Ultimate Helper mixes, I can feed my family delicious dinners that don’t take long to make. Each box comes with seasoning and a rich, creamy sauce and they come in a variety of flavors like Ultimate Chicken Helper Cheddar Broccoli and Betty Crocker Ultimate Au Gratin Potatoes.

We recently had the chance to try the Three Cheese Marinara Hamburger Helper. I loved how easy it was to make and that my whole family ate it, even my sometimes picky kids. I also liked that it was made with real tomatoes and the seasoning was naturally flavored.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a Betty Crocker Prize Package which contains
1 box of Ultimate Hamburger Helper, 1 box of Betty Crocker Ultimate Potatoes,
3-piece bamboo serving bowls, Serving spoon & 4 plates
Retail Value: $55

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me your favorite quick-to-prepare meal

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Comment on another post

Giveaway ends October 14, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. Must be a US resident, 21 or older to win.