Well, here it is, a brand new year, and what better time than today to start my new blog! It's still got some rough edges that I'll be tweaking in the weeks ahead, so watch for changes coming soon!
Are you familiar with Tastefully Simple? It's a lovely company that offers a delicious line of gourmet food and gifts. What I really enjoy about their products is that none of them need more than two ingredients to complete, giving you a great tasting dish with little time and effort. Granted, I love spending time in the kitchen, getting elbow-deep into a new recipe, but life doesn't always give me those opportunities. Personally, it's great to have some time-savers I can count on for those busy nights when I've got to have one of the girls at basketball practice in an hour, know what I mean?
Shortly after the birth of my son two years ago, I decided to start earning a little extra income (because all those diapers can get a pretty expensive!) by becoming a Tastefully Simple representative. It seemed like an odd move for me, as I'm normally NOT comfortable with public speaking, but I actually had a lot of fun with it. Oftentimes, my children would tag along and keep quietly in the background, playing with the hostess's kids and waiting for the end of the party when they could jump in and taste all the food, too, which they totally enjoyed. Sadly for the girls, I decided to give it up when I got pregnant again. Having two little ones in diapers was going to be a huge adjustment for me, so I made the tough choice and let the business go.
However, I've still been able to indulge my gourmet tastes on occasion, thanks to my sister-in-law, who is very successfully continuing her business with them. And today, I've decided to share some of that deliciousness with you. Since there's no better way to get a new blog off the ground that to hold a giveaway, and since this is a food blog, I'm giving away food, of course. But not just any food, oh no. It's none other than a Tastefully Simple Cozy Comfort Gift Box!
Inside you'll find one Chocolate Ugly Cake Mix, one Creamy Wild Rice Soup Mix, and one Bountiful Beer Bread Mix (though it doesn't have to be made with beer, any 12-ounce carbonated beverage will do.) All three are perfect for warming up your kitchen and your insides during these chilly months.
To win this box full of goodness, simply leave a comment on this post. Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post, and I'll give you an EXTRA entry. How simple is that! I'll keep it open for one full week and close the comments at 5PM EST, Monday, January 7th, with the winner to be announced later that evening. (Sorry about this, but due to budgetary constraints, I can only ship to U.S. addresses.)
Good luck, and Happy New Year!