BLT Deviled Eggs

I love deviled eggs but they can be a bit boring. So I decided to try to divise a recipe for a deviled egg that was just a bit more interesting than the classic paprika top variety. Which lead me to create my BLT Deviled Eggs. These guys have already have been deemed a favorite by my family and hopefully soon by you too.

Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes

From Our Table To Yours

Country Gourmet Home Customer Newsletter – July 2012

To our wonderful customers!

We thought it would be beneficial this month to go over some commonly asked customer questions, here our our responses.

Do I have to thaw my chicken before using slow cooker mixes?
-Our slow cooker mixes are tested to be made from “freezer to crock pot”? Just like you we live a very busy schedule and don’t always remember to defrost!
Simply add your frozen meat to the crock pot and follow the directions on your product package, slow cook and enjoy!

Are their product ingredients listed anywhere?
-We are upgrading our software and are pleased to announce full product ingredient lists will be coming soon.

Are your products “all natural”?
– There are no current regulations on what is considered to officially be “all natural”, so we avoid using this claim. We believe that what you feed your families should be based on your personal guidelines and that is why we have decide to post our ingredients lists, so you can determine for your own family what specif products meet your needs.

Are any of your products “organic”?
– We currently are using some organic spices and seasonings. Our Chicken Fajita Seasoning that we have as a limited edition mix will be available as a permanent item in our Fall lineup as one of our first ORGANIC mixes.

What about preservatives?
– We do not ADD any preservatives to our mixes. However, some raw products or ingredients such as cheeses may have antioxidants to prevent spoiling.

Where are these mixes made?
– Our mixes are all handmade in Preston, ID in a commercial kitchen. We carry a Food Processing License by the state of Idaho. In addition, although not required all of our staff have food handlers permits. Anyone entering our kitchen area also must be wearing a hair net and gloves at all times.

Why is there a large variance on shipping, sometimes I have my order in three days and sometimes it is a couple of weeks?
– Due to the nature of our products and our commitment to provide you handmade fresh ingredients we do not store our products. Each one is made by hand to ensure quality and freshness. Think of this like choosing fast food or a family diner, one is quick and one is quality. We also have “complete” mixes and this means that they take additional time to make. As we continue to grow and add more staff members our shipping times also improve.

Thank you for your support!

Blessings from our family to yours,

Shane & Amy Beth

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July Tickle Your Taste Buds

Limited edition bundle on SALE this month only!

– Cake Batter Fudge – White chocolate fudge that tastes just like cake batter! Add milk and butter, sprinkles included.

– Watermelon White Chocolate Dessert –White chocolate chips in a watermelon blast! Just add whipped topping for a dessert dip or cream cheese and a graham cracker crust for an easy no bake cheese cake.

– Tropical Chicken Salad Mix – Filled with coconut, macadamia nuts, pineapple & cranberry. Just add chicken and mayonnaise.

– Chicken Fajita Seasoning – just add water and chicken, a flavorful sensation!

– Raspberry Peach Scone Mix – similar to a biscuit these scones are fit for a king! Includes real raspberry and peach dices. Just add water and bake, don’t forget your jam.

– Surprise Scent Wickless Wax Melt

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Dreamy Orange Cheesecake Bites

Dreamy Orange Cheesecake Bites
-Country Gourmet Home Dreamy Orange Cheesecake Mix
-Cream Cheese
-Butter
-Crushed Graham Crackers
*Follow directions on package for cheese ball. Then roll the cheese ball batter into bite sized balls and roll in crushed graham crackers.

Submitted by: Susan Noel 

Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes“!

What Seasoning Are You?

When you mention popcorn, most people think of the kind you microwave; or even worse, the stale, artificially-buttered type from the movie theater. But believe it or not, popcorn is so much better than that. When popped fresh on the stove, it tastes fresh and crisp and is even deserving of a spot at your next party. And you don’t have to play it straight when it comes to popcorn. There are so many flavors you can add, savory or sweet.

Country Gourmet Home has several seasonings, which is your favorite?

  • Bold Cheddar
  • Caramel Chocolate
  • Honey Vanilla
  • Kettle Corn
  •  Parmesan Garlic
  • Salt and Vinegar
  • Sour Cream & Chive
  • Spicy Southwest
  • White Cheddar

Don’t forget that I also have a coupon for 25% off until the end of July if you would like to give Country Gourmet Home a try.  You wont be disappointed!

Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes“!

Rajun Cajun Jambalaya

What’s the difference between Cajun and Creole? The differences are subtle and few, but there is a definite distinction between the two. Simply put, Cajun is the food of the common people, Creole is somewhat more elevated in it’s preparation and presentation. Jambalaya is nothing if not a food of the people – simple to throw together, no advance skills necessary, and VERY tasty!

Today Country Gourmet Home is offering the Rajun Cajun Jambalaya as their “Deal Of The Day” product.

Add some spice to life. Just add chicken and sausage for a taste of New Orleans most popular dish.

Was $5.95 and is available today 7/8/12 for $3.99.

Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes

Hot Dog!

I came across this photo today and thought it was so fitting.  It was/is still so hot here today and I know that it is hot in a lot of places in the United States right now.

Stay cool, shop online and stock up on hot weather products like our lemonade mixes!

Cindy, who loves cookinwithmixes!

Star-Spangled Mixes

I love the 4th and the month of July.  I love the 4th because it is a time for family to get together and eat good picnic and barbecued food.  I love the month of July because I have my birthday during this month.  So in celebration of the 4th and my birthday I am putting on a contest for your chance to win 3 dip mixes of your choice.  Follow the directions below and also comment on my blog why you would like to win the dip mixes.  This contest is open to the end of July and at that time my family will go thru the comments and announce a winner during the 1st week of August.  Best of luck!

You can find pictures of our products by going to:

http://www.cookinwithmixes.com

select:  “Go Shopping” on the left side of the page and from there you can see and select the products that we offer.

Cindy, who loves cookinwithmixes

PS.  If anyone would like to place an order I have a 25% off coupon at:  https://countrygourmethomeofsd.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/25-off-during-the-month-of-july/

Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

Don’t you just love celebrating National Food Holidays? Today is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!  And yes, we have a mix for that! Our Peanut Butter cookie mix requires only water, that’s it, nothing else and the cookies come out of the oven warm, soft and delicious!  I hope you enjoy this tasty day.

The Aztecs invented peanut butter in the 14th century, but peanut butter cookies didn’t become an American favorite until the early 1900s. In 1916, George Washington Carver began promoting the peanut and its many uses. As part of the campaign, he published three peanut butter cookie recipes in a research bulletin entitled, “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption.”

In 1932, the Schenectady Gazette published the first peanut butter cookie recipe that called for crisscrossed fork marks on the top. Today, a peanut butter cookie just wouldn’t be quite right without this iconic decoration!

To celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, head on over to Country Gourmet Home and place an order so that you will be able to make a batch of delicious homemade peanut butter cookies for your family!

Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes”