Mrs. Smith’s Signature Deep Dish Pies

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Smith’s. All opinions are 100% mine.

MrsSmith.jpgAs a busy mom, you all know how important it is for me to find easy ways to make dinner and dessert.  Mrs. Smith's Signature Deep Dish pies is one of the ways you can have a great dessert that doesn't take up a lot of your time!  Amanda Smith started by baking pies for family, friends and charity events, but when her son, Robert Smith, convinced her to sell her pies, a business was born. Today, the makers of MRS. SMITH'S® desserts continue the tradition started by Amanda Smith, delivering pies and cobblers with made-from-scratch goodness you can see and taste.

Two pIes I personally know I would love are:

Apple and pumpkin pie have always been my favorites, so this was a pretty easy choice.  In total, they have  4 different Deep Dish pies you can choose from: 

  1. Signature Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce
  2. Signature Deep Dish Cherry Pie with Butter Fudge Sauce
  3. Signature Deep Dish Peach Pie with Cream Cheese Icing
  4. Signature Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie with Cream Cheese Icing

As you can see, you can easily mix the topping amongst them.  They also have a flavor for pretty much everyone!  All of the pies sound absolutely phenominal to me.  Which of the Mrs. Smith's pies would you like to try?

You can follow Mrs. Smith on both Facebook and Pinterest to find out more about their great products.  You can also check out which retailers carry this great brand!

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Chef Planet Nonstick Ovenliner

There is nothing worse than when food in your oven drips down to the bottom of your oven. That meal may have smelled good the first time you cooked it, but as it bakes on the bottom of your oven, it doesn’t smell that great!

That is where Chef Planet Nonstick Ovenliner comes in. It is a time saver that allows you to never ever have to clean the bottom of your oven again. (Do I hear a woohoooo?). While you cook, it collects. It shields the bottom of your oven from splatters, spills, and just the overall mess that your find down there. The Nonstick Ovenliner is made for standard ovens, toasters, and microwaves too. The Chef Planet Nonstick Ovenliner comes in commercial grade thickness and is reusable on both sides. It fits ovens up to 30″ and may be trimmed to fit smaller ovens. It is even dishwasher safe! Best of all, it is made in the US.

It took me about 5 seconds to place this in my oven and it does exactly what they say it does! What more can you asked for? Since this is such a great product, I wanted to pass along a great contest they are doing.

Through the end of the year, you can submit a one-of-a-kind, mouthwatering recipe to Chef Planet’s Facebook page.  They are seeking recipes that drip, crumble and spill… recipes that leave your kitchen screaming for a cleaning, but your family and friends begging for more. Submissions should include an original recipe – one you created – and a photo of your delectable masterpiece. Submit main dishes, side dishes, appetizers and desserts. If you have a personal story pertaining to your recipe, we would love for you to share it.  Ten grand prize winners will be featured in the special edition Chef’s Planet® 10th anniversary cookbook. Additionally, the 10 finalists will receive a Baking Basket from Chef’s Planet®, including our Nonstick Ovenliner, Universal Nonstick Bakeliner and Ovenglove. Ten runner-ups will also be featured in the special edition 10th anniversary cookbook and receive a Gadget Basket from Chef’s Planet®,  including the Nonstick Ovenliner, 2-Cup Measuring Colander and Preptaxi® Food Scoop.
Great product, great contest!

Mike and Ike Have Split

Just Born, Inc., makers of MIKE AND IKE®, PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES® and GOLDENBERG’S PEANUT CHEWS® Brand candies, confirms rumors that the legendary candy duo, Mike and Ike, have parted ways. The pair cited irreconcilable creative differences, which has been confirmed by statements from each party suggesting that Mike and Ike will stop collaborating on their famous fruit chewy candies.

The news of split has caused people to be overcome with disbelief. Therefore, the company has launched the “Tell Us Your Reaction” contest to run from now through June 26th, 2012.

Entrants must create and submit a video that demonstrates their reaction to the MIKE AND IKE® split. This could show surprise, sadness, disbelief, happiness or whatever emotional reaction the news of the MIKE AND IKE® split evokes. The reaction video should have a maximum running time of 90 seconds.

One first prize winner will received an Apple iPod Touch and a MIKE AND IKE® t-shirt. Four second prize winners will each receive an Apple iPod Shuffle and a MIKE AND IKE® t-shirt. Fifteen third prize winners will each receive a case of MIKE AND IKE® candy and a MIKE AND IKE® t-shirt.

To enter:

Entrants will need to fill out an entry form found on the MIKE AND IKE® facebook page under “The Story”, at www.facebook.com/mikeandike, which will ask them to provide their reaction video.

Judging is based on the following criteria:

· Overall presentation: the video spot should be well-organized and the key message clearly conveyed throughout the length of the video

· Social Engagement: the entry must portray an engaging emotional reaction to the news of the MIKE AND IKE® split

· Creativity: the entry should take a unique approach to the video concept that is interesting, appealing and attention-getting

· Use of MIKE AND IKE®: if possible, the video should incorporate the use of MIKE AND IKE® products

· Convincing Story: the entrant should clearly demonstrate their reaction to the split

 

Good luck!