Dip Mixes

Our dip mixes are packed with flavor! You can choose 3 of your favorites and save!
We have a wonderful selection of mixes from savory to spicy cajun favorites.
Enjoy your dip mixes with sour cream or mayonnaise. The flavors will become more flavorful after you chill your dip mix. Makes 2 cups of dip mix.

Cindy

http://www.cookinwithmixes.com

1st Vendor Event

On Saturday the 24th I had my 1st vendor event.  It was an absolutely beautiful day which did effect how many people came to the event.  I didn’t mind that it wasn’t slower since it was my 1st event and I wasn’t sure how my table would look etc.

My husband came to the rescue for me.  Saturday morning he told me since I sell for Country Gourmet Home I need a booth that looks country so he went outside and an hour later came in with a rustic shelf that he had put together.  It worked perfect and looked so rustic.  My husband then saw me trying to figure something out to use as a unique business card holder, again he comes to the rescue.  My husband likes to collect older rustic items and he brought in to me an old hand pump that we had and said this would be perfect to hold my business cards and again he was right.

I am going to share a couple of pictures of the booth that I had set up.  I am feeling better about the next event and have a better idea of what does and doesn’t work and now I have a list of the items that I should have had available and didn’t.

If you would ever like to try any of our mixes please let me know.

I can describe Country Gourmet Home in two words:  EASY & DELICIOUS

Later

Cindy

http://www.cookinwithmixes.com

An Empty Pickle Jar



A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty pickle jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.

He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced two cans of pop from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.


The students laughed.

The Moral of the Story – The professor waited for the laughter to subside….

“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things…your family, your children, your health, your friends, your favorite passions. Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.”

“The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your home, your car.”

“The sand is everything else…The small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are critical to your happiness.”

“Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house or fix the disposal.”

“Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities, the rest is just sand.”

This story is a wonderful reminder to focus on what is most important in our lives

Cindy

www.cookinwithmixes.com

Kuchen The Official Dessert Of South Dakota

Twelve years ago today, kuchen became the official dessert of South Dakota. What’s your favorite flavor?

Kuchen is a tasty dessert with a dough crust and custard filling. Usually fruit is found in kuchen, but cheese or sugar can be used instead. It is normally topped with cinnamon.

Although it is most commonly thought of as a dessert, it can also be eaten as a snack or breakfast food.

I remember growing up and quite often my mom made kuchen.  I like all types of kuchen but probably my favorite would be peach.  Mom would spend all day working on making up a bunch of different kuchens and then she would freeze a bunch of them for later use.  Since my husband and I both work outside the home I don’t care to spend my entire day off baking but I like to have a delicious dessert now and then so that is why I was drawn to the mixes at Country Gourmet Home.  I can have a delicious dessert that takes little time or effort but still have it taste like I remember my moms cooking.  You should try one sometime, I can guarantee you will love them.

Cindy

www.cookinwithmixes.com

Enjoy Your Hot Chocolate!

A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor, now retired. During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives. Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups – porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the hot chocolate.

When they all had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, the professor said: “Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. The cup that you’re drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot chocolate. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was hot chocolate, not the cup; but you consciously went for the best cups… And then you began eyeing each other’s cups.

Now consider this: Life is the hot chocolate; your job, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life. The cup you have does not define, nor change the quality of life you have. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate God has provided us. God makes the hot chocolate, man chooses the cups.

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything that they have.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. And enjoy your hot chocolate!

               

Check out the line of hot chocolate mixes with Country Gourmet Home.

#397 Orange Hot Cocoa Mix ~ Our rich comforting hot cocoa with a hint of creamy orange.

 #398 Dark Hot Cocoa Mix ~ Our original hot cocoa mix with added dark chocolate bits for a rich dark chocolate flavor.

#419 Classic Delight Hot Cocoa Mix ~ Warm up your insides with our easy to make Gourmet Classic Delight Hot Cocoa.

#420 Black Forest Cherry Hot Cocoa Mix ~ Rich chocolate and luscious red cherry make this hot cocoa mix a rewarding delight.

#421 Snow Vanilla Hot Cocoa Mix ~ White chocolate hot cocoa mix is one of our seasonal favorites. A perfect addition to a snow day.

#422 Candy Land Mint Hot Cocoa Mix ~ Filled with chocolate and peppermint a classic favorite.

#423 Butterscotch Heaven Hot Cocoa Mix ~ Sweet chocolate and butterscotch hot cocoa mix.

Cindy

www.cookinwithmixes.com