Orangesicle Cookies & a giveaway!

Orangesicle Cookies

A sponsored post on behalf of Pillsbury.

If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you know I love cake mix cookies.  The possibilities are endless.

Recently, Pillsbury asked me to try their new Orangescicle and Key Lime flavors.  Each comes in a cookie mix and cake mix, so you can choose.

Spring is here and the weather is starting to warm up.  I think these citrus flavors are a great way to celebrate spring and sunshine.  My kids loved the cookies.  My son said to me, “You know what these taste like? Those orange popsicle treats.”  Win!  They do taste just like orange creamsicles.  Yum!

Celebrate Spring with your family!

  • Make a day trip to the zoo more special by packing a picnic lunch with these cookies for dessert.
  • Visit a park or take a short hike in the woods. Be sure to bring along sweet cookies to enjoy.
  • Make playtime in the backyard more fun, by bringing out a plate of cookies and sharing them in the sunshine!



I added vanilla baking chips to my Orangesicle cookies.  About 3/4 cup is plenty for one box of cookie mix.  Just follow the directions on the back of the cookie mix box, then stir in the white chips.

I’ve got a fun giveaway for you too!

Summer Seasonal Celebration Starter Reader Giveaway Kit:

  • ·         One box each Summer Seasonal Cake & Cookie Mixes
  • ·         Frostings (1 each of Creamy Supreme Key Lime and Creamy Supreme Orangesicle)
  • ·         $50 dollar Visa or American Express gift card
  • ·         Total estimated giveaway value: $60

To enter, leave a comment telling me how you’re planning to celebrate Spring with your family.  Giveaway closes on Monday morning 5/13 at 9am.  Winner will be notified by email.

You can follow the Pillsbury Baking Facebook Page and find Pillsbury Baking on Pinterest.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Pillsbury Baking.  I have been compensated for my time and provided with samples. All opinions are my own.

Celebrate More! The Easy Way to Frost Cupcakes plus a Giveaway!


Aren’t those cute?

I love the bright colors and sprinkles.

I’ve shared before that I am not good at decorating cakes or cupcakes.  I just don’t make pretty food.  So it made me really happy that I was able to make these cupcakes.

I used a star tip.  Starting in the center, I just squirted (is the proper word piped?) around in a circle until the top of the cupcake was covered.  Simple!

And using two contrasting colors of frosting made for a more festive presentation.  I even sprinkled the cupcakes with sprinkles from both types of frosting.

You can get 12 regular sized cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes from 1 box of Funfetti cake mix.  It’s fun to have two different sizes for people with a big or small sweet tooth.

We don’t have any birthdays coming up, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a reason to celebrate.  We shared these cupcakes to celebrate Jim coming home from a three week business trip.  We were all so glad to have him home!

Pillsbury Funfetti has a lot to celebrate now with the Pillsbury Funfetti 25th Birthday Promotion, which runs through April 25.  You can find out more on the Pillsbury Baking Facebook Page.  You can also follow Pillsbury Baking on Pinterest.

We can do a little celebrating here too!  I’ve got one Celebration Starter Kit to giveaway.  This includes Funfetti Premium Cake and Cupcake Mix, Colored Frostings and a $50 Visa gift card.

To enter, just leave a comment telling me what your family’s next celebration will be.

Giveaway closes April 25 at 9am Eastern.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Pillsbury.  I’ve been compensated for my time and I received product samples.  All opinions are my own.


Easy Snackadium for Super Bowl (or other Football Game) Parties

There are two reasons that I would attend (or throw) a Super Bowl party (or any other football game party).

1.  Friends – It’s always fun to get together with friends.

2.  Food – Any excuse to share food with friends!

So when Pillsbury asked me to create a Snackadium using their Crescent Roll Dough and Pizza Dough, I was in!  You know I love canned dough products.

What’s a snackadium, you ask?  It’s a stadium made of snacks.   [Read more…]

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