Apple Pie Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

The baking season is gearing up!  Are you ready?

I love baking (and eating too), so I was really excited to get to try out Duncan Hines new Frosting Creations.  They’ve got quite a few flavors, including 4 new seasonal frosting tastes.  Our favorite so far, is the Gingerbread Frosting.  We ate most of the container with animal cookies.  Such an easy and tasty snack for fall.

Today, I’ve got a recipe to share with you that uses Apple Pie Frosting.  And I’ve got a fun giveaway from Duncan Hines and Wilton.  Keep reading to find out how to enter!

These Oatmeal Cookies start with a cake mix (you know I love cake mix), so they are really easy to make.  I spread part of them with the Apple Pie Frosting and part with Gingerbread Frosting.  Both were a hit with friends who were over for dinner on Friday night.

I’m really anxious to try the Peppermint Frosting with Devil’s Food cake.  There’s also a Pumpkin Spice flavor that would be good paired with chocolate.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Apple Pie Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies:  [Read more…]

Ingredient Spotlight: Cream Cheese 2012 and Giveaway!

Every week we highlight a different common ingredient.  This week, I’m so excited that PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme is sponsoring this party! They even have a giveaway for us!

One of you will receive this Analon Advanced 12″ Covered Deep Skillet, along with some PHILADELPHIA product coupons!

  • Extra-thick, hard-anodized aluminum – twice as hard as stainless steel
  • Exclusive DuPont® Autograph 2 nonstick coating in complementary brown hue
  • Ergonomic SureGrip™ handles combine stainless steel and silicone rubber in matching bronze
  • Tempered, break-resistant glass domed lid
  • Oven safe to 400 degrees

I’ll have more info about entering the giveaway at the end of this post, but first let’s get to the recipes!

Cream cheese is one of my favorite ingredients.  Here are a few of my recipes that use it:

I can’t wait to see all your recipes for cream cheese!  [Read more…]

Creamy Chicken Florentine and a Grocery Gift Card Giveaway!

My family loved this!  We love all things pasta.  Our weekly menu always includes at least one pasta dish.

So when Philadelphia Cooking Creme asked me to swap out one of our regular dinners with one of their recipes, I jumped at the chance.    There are several recipes in their Fresh Family Favorite recipe collection.  I chose this Creamy Chicken Florentine. Creamy pasta meals make my family happy. And you know how I love easy recipes.  This one fits that category too.

I chose to use the Reduced Fat Savory Garlic flavor of Cooking Creme.  I was afraid it might be too garlicky tasting, but it was perfect.  The taste was subtle, with just the right amount of flavor.

I did make a few minor alterations to the recipe.  First, I doubled it.  The original recipe serves 4.  Not enough for my family of 6.  I also skipped the pine nuts.  You can substitute slivered almonds, if you don’t want to spring for pine nuts.  (I love pine nuts, but they are pricey.)

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

Great American FreshOver Giveaway from Ziploc

Ziploc Brand has a new promotion going on called The Great American FreshOver Project.  They are also giving one of my readers a prize pack that includes assorted Ziploc products, cooking utensils,and Rachel Ray’ Look + Cook cookbook.  The prize is worth $100!

The giveaway info, including how to enter is near the bottom of this post.  First, here’s how you can get started on The Great American FreshOver Project:

  • “Like” the Ziploc Brand Facebook page, which offers FreshOver tips, along with suggestions on how a variety of Ziploc Brand Containers and Bags can make it easy for you and your readers to makeover their meals and incorporate more fresh and nutritious foods into their daily diets.
    • Download the free, customizable FreshOver Recipe Guide at, which is full of Rachael Ray’s quick, nutritious and simple solutions to eating fresh.
    • Track your FreshOver™ Project on Facebook, watch exclusive videos and tips from Rachael Ray, and enjoy prizes, ZiplocBrand coupons and more.
    • Test their food-prepping skills against Rachael Ray in the Cooking Chops game, with $250 worth of instant prizes given out daily as levels are completed; fans that complete all five levels will be entered for a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize.

Best of all, by participating in this program, you can help others! As a part of the FreshOver mission, Ziploc Brand will be donating to Rachael Ray’s non-profit organization – Yum-O! Fans can support the cause by “pledging” to start their families FreshOver project and download Rachael’s exclusive FreshOver Recipe Guide on

To enter the giveaway:

Just leave a comment here telling me the last thing you used a Ziploc bag for.

Winners will be chosen Monday at 9am and announced on the Eat at Home Facebook page.


Sister Schubert’s Giveaway!

I’ve shared a few times recently about Sister Schubert’s rolls.  The pretzel rolls make fabulous Reuben Sliders.  They’re also great as an accompaniment to Cheese Soup.  And the Mini Baguettes are delicious too.

Today, I’ve got a giveaway for you.  Two winners will receive:

  • Free product coupons (5 per prize pack)
  • Sister Schubert’s linen to line bread basket
  • Sister Schubert’s branded apron
  • Sister Schubert’s branded wooden cutting board
  • Bread basket
  • Butter knife
  • Sister Schubert’s autographed cookbook

To enter, just leave a comment telling me what your favorite Sister Schubert’s product is.

The giveaway will close at 8pm on Monday, Dec. 19 (Eastern time).  Two winners will be chosen at random.  Winners have 48 hours to respond.

I was one of eight bloggers selected by Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls to review their products. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been provided products for review. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 2 Week 52 and a Slow Cooker Giveaway!

Happy 3rd birthday to my Eat at Home!

And today also marks

2 Full Years of Menus + Grocery Lists!

To celebrate, I’m having a giveaway:

Hamilton Beach 33967 Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker

That’s a tiny little picture, but the slow cooker is 6 quarts of awesome sauce!  Programmable, with a lid that locks down so you can put it in your car and take it to a potluck.  It even has a probe that senses when the food is done and shifts to “keep warm” setting.

I have wanted one of these for a long time.  I still don’t have one, but I’m buying one for 1 of you!  Instructions for entering are after the menu.

Lots of slow cooker goodness on the menu this week:

Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker, baked sweet potatoes, steamed veggie
French Dip Sandwiches in the slow cooker, french fries, salad
Easy Pepper Steak in the slow cooker, angel hair pasta, salad
All Veggie Vegetable Soup, Cheddar Muffins, salad
Italian Chicen and Rice Casserole, steamed veggie
Honey Cashew Pork Stir Fry, rice
Apple Crisp in the Slow cooker

To print, click here:  [download id=”114″]

Fine print for entering the slow cooker giveaway:

The first option is mandatory to enter.  The others are optional extra entries. Leave a comment for each that you do.

  • Comment on this post and tell me your favorite slow cooker meal
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook
  • Subscribe via Email or RSS
  • Tweet about the giveaway

Only open to U.S. residents (sorry, friends in other places!)  The giveaway closes on Friday morning at 8am.  Winner will be chosen by random number and announced on Saturday.

I’m having a big sale on Feast in 15Click here for the sale codes!

I’ll be offering:

  • 50 eBooks for 49 cents
  • 100 eBooks for 99 cents
  • 200 eBooks for $1.99
  • 300 eBooks for $2.99
  • 400 eBooks for $3.99

Don’t forget to pop in tomorrow to get a deal!

This post is linked to The Organizing Junkie Menu Plan MondayNerd Family’s Contesting Monday, Posh on a Budget, Smart and Trendy Moms, Frugal Coupon Living,

Graeter’s Ice Cream Giveaway!

To quote my 12 year old son,

Now I know what God eats for dessert!

Oh my goodness.  I {heart} ice cream.  A lot.  And even though I’ve eaten all kinds of premium brands (I’m kind of an ice cream snob), I’ve never had any other ice cream that even compares to Graeter’s.

It’s rich and creamy.  Like, after you eat it, your lips feel slightly buttery.  That kind of creamy.

The flavors are pure and fresh and pronounced.  Vanilla tastes like real vanilla.

The strawberry has small pieces of fresh berries that taste as if they were picked in a plot near the field where the dairy cows graze.  They must run with a bucket of strawberries and pail of milk straight to the ice cream makers and start churning.

And the chocolate chunks…. love! They are so smooth, they just melt in your mouth.  Divine. [Read more…]

Pan Fried Steak and Steak Burgers with Red Wine Onions and Laura’s Lean Giveaway!

One of my daughter’s male friends told her that the way to catch a guy is to cook him a steak.  I asked her if she told him how to catch a girl.  She said, she didn’t know how, but it would be harder than just a cooking a steak.  (In a later conversation, we agreed that making Nutella Strudel for her, might work.)

I do know that it made my sons and husband very happy to sit down to a meal of steak and our poor man’s version, Steak Burgers.  The Red Wine Onions made them both even more delicious.

There’s a lot going on in this post – 3 recipes and a giveaway! – so keep reading… [Read more…]

Weekend Giveaway! My Favorite Recipes Book

Isn’t that the cutest thing ever?  I love the turquoise and cheery cherries.  What a great way to dress up your recipe collection!

And the cool thing is – you can win one!

Allie sent me one of her recipe organizer books to review and she’s going to give one away to a lucky winner. [Read more…]

Every Cook Needs a Good Knife – A Giveaway!

The most important tool in your kitchen is a good, sharp knife.  Without one, you’ll be very frustrated trying to prep foods for cooking.  Chopping veggies and meats should not be time consuming.  A sharp knife is the secret to making quick work of the task.

The photo above is my collection of Rada Cutlery knives.  I love them all, but the Cook’s Knife (3rd from the top) is the one I reach for most often.  The knives not only hold an edge, but they also take an edge.  Meaning the can be sharpened easily.

I’m so excited to get to host this giveaway for Rada Cutlery.  The company is providing a Starter Set of their knives to the winner. [Read more…]

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