Monday, October 19, 2015

Do You Bake? - Fall Freezer Kits - This week ONLY - October 19th to October 25th



A little about our kits!
We have two kits (a basic kit and a complete kit) to choose from!
Our COMPLETE kit comes with everything the basic kit contains PLUS super convenient freezer prep tools such as pans, labels and zip top bags
Our kits are super different from everything available on the market place for the following awesome reasons
They include special freezer meal kit packets for a perfectly flavored dish
They include several regular and top selling DYB? products
They include the grains! wow! That's right! Every kit receives enough pasta and rice to complete the meal!
Every kit will receive a convenient freezer meal prep shopping list
We have a COMPLETE kit option containing awesome freezer prep tools to make your prep an easy one.
Our freezer meal kit is designed to create 8 different meals (that's right! You won't be asked to make three of the same thing! Variety .. and delicious variety of foods is definitely the spice of life!)
Any customer will have the opportunity to receive a FREE Coffee Cake mix if they purchase two or more freezer kits (either/or the complete or basic kit).  If purchasing the multiple kits online, the coffee cake will automatically be added at time of shipment. . (Limit one free coffee cake per customer)
Our kits are limited to this week only, while supplies last. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Do You Bake? - National Liqueur Day - October 16


 National Liqueur Day is celebrated annually on October 16. This day celebrates the countless types and flavors of liqueur.

The word liqueur comes from the Latin liquifacere (“to liquefy”).

A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage which is made from a distilled spirit that has been flavored with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers or nuts and is then bottled with added sugar or other sweetener.  Typically quite sweet, liqueurs are usually not aged long, however, there is a resting period during their production to allow the flavors to marry.

With as many spirits as are available today in flavored form, such as flavored vodka or rum, there is often confusion of liqueurs and liquors.  In the United States and Canada, spirits are often called “liquor”.   The most reliable rule of thumb to follow is that liqueurs are quite sweet and are often syrupy in consistency, while liquors are not.  Most of the liqueurs have a lower alcohol content than spirits, however, some do contain as much as 55% ABV.

In some parts of the United States, liqueurs may also be called cordials or schnapps.

Liqueurs are historical descendants of herbal medicines. They were made in Italy as early as the 13th century and were often prepared by monks. (Wikipedia) 

While Do You Bake? doesn't carry Liqueurs, might I suggest the 
Tipsy Chicken or the Tipsy Beef for dinner tonight?

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Do You Bake? - National Taco Day - October 4


 National Taco Day is observed annually on October 4th.  Tacos are loved and eaten by millions each day in either hard shells or soft shells with a variety of different fillings.
The history of the taco predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico.  There is actual anthropological evidence that the native people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos that were filled with small fish.  At the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Diaz del Castillo documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans. This was a meal that was arranged by Hernan Cortes for his captains in Coyoacan.   It is unclear as to why the Spanish used their word “taco” to describe this native food.

Many restaurants offer specials for National Taco Day.  


Let Do You Bake? help with some of our favorite products to make a full meal!

*Mexican Mole Tacos (slowcooker recipe)
*Souped Up! Veggie & Taco Soup (slowcooker recipe)
*Slowpoke Texi-Mexi Chicken (slowcooker recipe)
*Fireside Tortilla Soup
*Baked Enchilada Dip
*Peachy Ole! Salsa

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Do You Bake - National Homemade Cookies Day - October 1st


National Homemade Cookies Day is celebrated annually on October 1. If you are looking for an excuse to bake some homemade cookies, eat some homemade cookies, take homemade cookies to work or to the neighbors, look no further. 
Can you smell them now?  It may be chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, monster cookies, sugar cookies or any one of the many homemade cookies baking in the oven that gives the home the wonderful aroma that makes your mouth water.
Many of us have wonderful memories of coming home to warm homemade cookies waiting for us with a glass of cold milk or going over to Grandma’s house to a plate of fresh homemade cookies on the kitchen counter.  Those are wonderful memories that bring smiles to our faces.

Let Do You Bake? help with some of our favorite mixes to get your started!
*Choc 'N Roll Cookies
*Classic Pumpkin Spice Cookies
*Dunk the Chunks Cookies
*Gingersnap Cookies
*Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
*Sugar Cookies

Start with the mix, add some chips or nuts of your own favorites and you have easy-peasy homemade cookies! Hey, you mixed them and baked them, that's homemade to me!!

Do You Bake - October Hostess Exclusives

October Hostess Exclusives:

Host a party in the month of October - in your house, catalog, or online - and be eligible to get this wonderful Hostess Exclusive!!

Breakfast Special:

1- Bananas Foster Pancake Mix
1 - Belgian Waffle Mix
1- Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls MIx
1- Silicone Bakeable Waffle Mold Set
1- 5-piece Sampler of the Winter Latte MIxes

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Do You Bake - National Hot Mulled Cider Day - September 30


National Hot Mulled Cider Day is celebrated annually on September 30. Since the fall season has arrived, there is a little chill in the evening air, the trees are turning beautiful fall colors and leaves are starting to drop from the branches, it is the perfect time to celebrate this holiday and enjoy this wonderful drink.
Hot Mulled Cider is a popular fall and winter drink that is made by heating cider to almost boiling and adding cinnamon, orange peel, nutmeg, cloves and other spices and then simmering it.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Do You Bake - National Coffee Day - September 29th


National Coffee Day is celebrated annually on September 29. People across the United States celebrate one of the most beloved morning beverages on National Coffee Day. It is a morning favorite, however, it is found being drunk throughout the day either hot or cold and either black or with additives such as cream, creamers, milk, sugar, flavored syrups and ice.
There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the SUFI monasteries around Mokha in Yemen.  It was here where coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, similarily to how it is prepared today.  Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland from Ethiopia and began to cultivate the seed.
In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest.  The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore.  It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and to the Americas.
In 1583, Leonhard Rauwolf, a German physician, gave this description of coffee after returning from a ten-year trip to the Near East:
A beverage as black as ink, useful against numerous illnesses, particularly those of the stomach. It’s consumers take it in the morning, quite frankly, in a porcelain cup that is passed around and from which each one drinks a cupful. It is composed of water and the fruit from a bush called bunnu.
—LĂ©onard Rauwolf, Reise in die Morgenländer (in German) (Wikipedia)
Enjoy a cup or two of your favorite coffee. Use #NationalCoffeeDay to post on social media
Let Do You Bake? help with these options:
  1. *DYB Coffee Cake
  2. *DYB CRAVE-IT Iced Coffee SmoothZ
  3. *DYB CRAVE-IT Mocha Iced Coffee SmoothZ
  4. *DYB CRAVE-IT Low Sugar Tahitian Vanilla Iced Coffee SmoothZ
  5. *DYB CRAVE-IT Mocha Cafe Latte Iced Coffee SmoothZ

Monday, September 28, 2015

Do You Bake - National Strawberry Cream Pie Day - September 28


National Strawberry Cream Pie Day is celebrated each year on September 28.  This is a day to enjoy a slice of this delicious dessert.
Strawberry cream pie can be made in many different ways. Some recipes use a custard or pudding base with strawberries either folded in or on top. Others are made with cream cheese or whipped cream. Whichever you prefer, strawberry cream pie is a delicious treat.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Do You Bake - National Corned Beef Hash Day


National Corned Beef Hash Day is observed annually on September 27. 

Making corned beef hash is a great way to use up leftovers. Corned beef hash became popular during and after World War II as rationing limited the availability of fresh meat.

The Hormel Company claims that it introduced corned beef hash and roast beef hash to the United States as early as 1950 however, “hash” of many forms has been part of the American diet since at least the 19th century, as is attested to by the availability of numerous recipes and the existence of many “hash houses” named after the dish.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Do You Bake - National Pancake Day - September 26

The table is set, the batter is mixed, the griddle is hot and the butter and syrup are ready. This means you are ready for National Pancake Day. This food holiday is observed each year on September 26.
You may not have time to make a pancake breakfast but that is okay, pancakes make a great dinner as well.
Pancakes can actually be served at any time and with a variety of toppings or fillings some of which are jam, fruit, syrup, chocolate chips or meat.
There is archaeological evidence that suggests that pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread breakfast food eaten in prehistoric societies.
Pancakes are also known as flapjacks or hotcakes.
To celebrate National Pancake Day,
*DYB's Buttermilk Flip Flop Flapjacks
*DYB's Lemon=Berries Flip Flop Flapjacks

Do You Bake - National Dumpling Day - September 26th

National Dumpling Day is observed annually on September 26th. Dumplings are becoming more popular all the time. They can be served as an appetizer or a part of the main meal. One of the beautiful things about dumplings is that the flavor and shape possibilities are endless.
Dumplings are a food that consists of small pieces of dough generally, but not always, wrapped around a filling. The variety of dumplings is reflected in the many types of ingredients that can be used as well as the method of cooking itself. Ingredients include flour, potatoes or bread and may include meat, fish, vegetables, or sweets. Popular methods of cooking include boiling, steaming, simmering and even frying. They are often eaten by themselves, but are also popular in soups and stews.

Enjoy some dumplings with your friends or family. Take photos and post them on social media using ‪#‎NationalDumplingDay‬.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Do You Bake - September Customer Specials

September Customer Specials

Perfect items for the beginning of Fall!

In the regular line, we have:
*Sticky Toffee Latte - only $6.95 with any purchase

In the gluten free line, we have:
*Perfect Pumpkin Bread - only $7.95 with any purchase

In the Crave-It line, we have:
*eNerGiZe It! Fruit, Seed & Nut Bars - Only $9.95 with any purchase

Do You Bake - September Hostess Exclusive

September Hostess Exclusive

Host a party in the month of September and you are eligible for this wonderful Hostess Exclusive!

All packaged together for gift giving:
*Fireside Tortilla Soup Mix
*Hometown Chicken Noodle Soup MIx
*Classic French Onion Soup Mix
*Campfire Chicken Stew Mix
*Classic Beer Bread
*Sweet Cornbread Mix

Remember a party can be in person or online!!
Send me a message today to get yours set up!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sass N Frass - Featured Items and Today's Special

Happy Tuesday! Why not add some #sassy to your life today with our Featured Items or Specials?

Featured Items:
* Lace Back Top - Medium - $18.99
*You Are My Sunshine Necklace - $9.99
*Grandmother-Granddaughter Necklace - $9.99
*Eiffel Tower Pearl Bracelet - $9.99

As always, all Featured items ship FREE

Today's Special:
*Summer Sale items are 15% off PLUS Free Shipping
***selections and sizes are limited****

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sass N Frass - Essential Oils as a Head Lice Preventative

Essential Oils to Help Prevent Lice

Why can essential oils work for head lice prevention?

Head lice are attracted to us because of our distinctive human smell. Essential oils are very fragrant and their strong flavors hide our human smell and keeps lice away. Essential oils may act as insect repellents, and this is why they can help preventing head lice.
Which essential oils can you use for prevention of head lice?
  • Tea tree oil for prevention of head lice: this oil, also known as melaleuca oil, has antiseptic properties and has been traditionally used in many countries as a repellent against head lice. Just put 3 to 5 drops of essential oil on a nit comb and comb the hair, or put a few drops behind the ears or in the neck area. However, tea tree oil does have side-effects and should not be used in its pure form on babies, young children and pregnant women, and should not be applied on a daily basis.
  • Eucalyptus essential oil: the main component of this oil is eucalyptol, a key ingredient in many antiseptic mouth washes. A study has been published in Phytotherapy Research and has shown that eucalyptus has effects on insects. It works as an insect repellent on head lice. However and unlike tea tree essential oil, it is recommended not to use it with children younger than 5.
  • You can also use the following oil for head lice prevention: lavender essential oil also has a strong flavor that will repel lice. Rosemary essential oil also has antiseptic properties. Peppermint oil has a strong flavor that would hide the human smell and keep lice away. You should avoid contact with eyes and sensitive skin areas.

Are essential oils safe to use to prevent head lice?

Many essential oils are very powerful and although natural they can be harmful for us. Most of them should not be applied pure (straight or undiluted) but should be diluted instead. You can dilute pure essential oils with a carrier oil, such as olive, coconut, almond, sesame oils. The best thing to do is read directions of each oil carefully and always apply and use with great care.

Friday, August 21, 2015