The Bake-it-Better Challenge with Miss Jones Baking Co.

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With a steady stream of holiday parties from Thanksgiving all the way to the New Year, I have a lot of opportunities to make delicious desserts that are truly special to share with my family and friends.  But, you know what?  Sometimes, and I know this will come as a shock, I am really busy from Thanksgiving until New Year’s.  Crazy, right? Who knew?  Sometimes, I need a little help in the kitchen.
I just learned about Miss Jones Baking Co. and am so excited about using their products as my baker’s helpers this year! Not only are their baking mixes and frostings completely and utterly drool-worthy—they’re certified organic, non-GMO, plant-based, responsibly sourced, and contain no artificial colors or flavors. They are practically guilt free!
Miss Jones Baking Co. sent me some of their spectacular fudgy brownie mix and Salted Caramel frosting to try out.  (OK…twist my arm…)
In no time flat, I was able to whip up some gooey Turtle Brownies, with the simple addition of some chopped toasted pecans on top.
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The brownies were deliciously rich and fudgy, and the frosting was so light and fluffy you’d swear I’d whipped it up myself in my mixer.
(And nobody needs to know otherwise. Wink wink.)
Between November 11 and December 23, Miss Jones Baking Co. is holding the Bake-it-Better Challenge, which gives you the chance to win a Grand Prize worth over $1,500—including a $1,000 gift card, the full line of Miss Jones products, a KitchenAid Mixer, William-Sonoma Goldtouch Baking Set, Scharffen Berger Chocolates, and much more!
Plus, every entry means $1 donated to the SF-Marin Food Bank [https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/]. At this time of year, I know every little bit helps those in need—so join in the fun and make the holiday season sweeter for everyone!
It’s really easy to participate:
Step 1: Bake something fantastic using a Miss Jones baking mix or frosting. Get creative—ideas like pumpkin cake bars, chocolate and pecan cupcakes, maple and walnut sugar cookies. The Miss Jones website [www.missjones.co] has great inspiration, and using one of their mixes makes it super easy (and yummy, obviously).
Step 2: Take a photo of your beautiful treat and post it to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #betterwithmissjones. If you’re submitting via Instagram, be sure to tag @missjonesco, too! If you’re submitting via Facebook, be sure to post your entry directly onto the official Miss Jones Baking Co. Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/missjonesbakingco/].
That’s it. For each entry containing the hashtag #betterwithmissjones, $1 goes to the SF-Marin Food Bank—and you can enter multiple times!
To learn more about the contest, go to: www.missjones.co/better. 
Let’s all Bake It Better this season!
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Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce – Red Gold Summer Grilling Giveaway

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Summertime means grilling time, and my friends at Red Gold Tomatoes have come up with a giveaway that I’m sure will make many grilling aficionados pretty darn excited.  From now until July 22, Red Gold will be giving away a large Big Green Egg each week!  A Big Green Egg!

That’s huge!

I can’t begin to tell you how an Egg will change the way you grill.  We’ve had one for the past couple of years, and trust me when I say that it does some pretty spectacular things for grilled food.  My husband’s eyes light up every time I ask him to grill something, and our eyes light up every time he brings in dinner!

Raspberry Charlotte Russe – #RaspberryDessert with Driscoll’s

Raspberry Charlotte Russe - Chew Nibble Nosh

It’s that time of year again!  Berry season!  My fridge is consistently stocked with fresh berries this time of year.  So, when The Daily Meal asked me if I’d like to enter their Driscoll’s Berries #RaspberryDessert recipe contest, I figured there couldn’t be a better time!  Last year, they had a Strawberry Shortcake contest, and my entry was this delectable Lemon Poppyseed Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Devonshire Cream.  This year, we’re talking raspberries, my all time favorite berry, and it didn’t take long for me to figure out the dessert I was going to try.

Rainbow Slaw with Sesame Honey Lime Dressing – #PlateProud Contest with Green BEAN Delivery

Rainbow Slaw with Sesame Honey Lime Dressing - Chew Nibble Nosh.

This is my favorite time of year.  The trees are blooming, the grass is green, the sun is shining, and we all would rather spend time outside than in.  Springtime always seems like a wonderful gift, after a long, chilly winter, and this beautiful weather we’re having is no exception.

And, like clockwork, the warmer weather gets my husband’s grill-sense going.  I had a funny feeling when I saw the weekend’s forecast that he’d want to kick his grill into gear for the season.  I was right!

Roasted Apple, Vegetable and Kielbasa Bake – #CookForHealthSeptember

Roasted Apple, Vegetable and Kielbasa Bake #CookForHealthSeptember - Chew Nibble Nosh

I know it’s just under the wire, but I wanted to sneak this post in before the month, and the contest, were up!  If you’ve been following my Facebook feed, you may have noticed a contest I spoke about called Cook For Health September.  It’s the brainchild of Alex and Sonja Overhiser, over at the amazing A Couple Cooks.  They’ve partnered up with Green BEAN Delivery, my favorite organic produce delivery group, to help promote healthy eating and meals made with healthy, seasonal, unprocessed foods…especially in their home state, and my home state, of Indiana.

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Happy 100th Post! A Few of my Favorite (Kitchen) Things AND a Giveaway!

It’s a special day around here!  It’s a bit of a milestone, actually.  Today marks the 100th post on Chew Nibble Nosh!  In honor of today, I figured I’d try something different.  Instead of a recipe, I’m going to talk today about ten of my favorite kitchen gadgets that help make life, and cooking dinner, a whole lot easier.  A couple of them are bigger ticket items (We’re not talking Oprah’s Favorite Things big-ticket type items.  Don’t worry.), but most of them are perfectly simple, affordable items that just come in handy.

Then, after the top ten is revealed, I’ll announce a new giveaway!  So, keep reading!