December 9, 2009

Giveaway News

Great opportunity to win a Kitchen aid mixer at Gourmet Mom on the Go! I want one! :)

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November 1, 2009

Petite Treats = Big Satisfaction

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Pepperidge Farm.

I must say that I was thrilled to be able to do this review of Pepperidge Farm® Petite Pirouette® and Petite Twists®. Pepperidge Farm cookies have been my personal favorite for many years now.

My mom and dad loved Pepperidge Farm® Mint Milano® cookies. I mean, hide them from the kids, loved them. Can you relate?

I'll never forget when I found my mom's secret stash of Milano cookies when I was a teenager. They were in a low cupboard, in a sauce pan with its lid on. INGENIOUS! What kid is ever going to go and look in the sauce pans? Well, I guess eventually I did, but I wonder how long she had been using that hiding spot. Moms are so smart! But those were her sweet indulgence in the day when she just needed a break.

Well, now I am a mom of three hungry kids who always want my treats. So, yes, I have resorted to a secret stash too. But sometimes you need something yummy, just for you.

What I love about the Pepperidge Farm Petite Pirouette and Petite Twists is that they look and taste like a guilty pleasure, but in reality, you don't have to feel guilty at all. Let me introduce you to these special treats.

Petite Pirouette is a delicate, crispy rolled wafer with creamy, chocolaty filling on the inside. Try either the chocolate hazelnut or chocolate crème flavor - or both! Three Petite Pirouette rolled wafers add up to 90 carefree calories!

Petite Twists puffed pastries have layers of delicate, crisp pastry swirled with sweet cinnamon or raspberry. A delightful treat with 90 calories in two treats!

Now, these petite treats are perfection by themselves, but they take one of my favorite indulgences to the next level. Ice cream! I made these sundaes in the spirit of the petite treats. They are high impact visually and on the taste buds, but very forgiving when it comes to your waistline. P.S - Sharing is optional.

Petite Pirouette Sundae

Doesn't that look good?

All I did was layer:

1/4 cup light vanilla ice cream
1 TBSP sugar-free hot fudge
thinly sliced banana

Repeat layers and top with light whipped cream and a Chocolate Crème or Chocolate Hazelnut Petite Pirouette

When I took a bite of the Cinnamon Petite Twists, I tasted a flaky apple pie crust. Oh yum! So I decided to make an apple pie topping for reduced fat vanilla ice cream with this perfect, flaky, Cinnamon Petite Twist as the crust. Here is the recipe for the topping:

Apple Pie Ice Cream Topping


  • 4 large apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large skillet, combine the apples, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons water, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Cook and stir over medium heat for 4-7 minutes or until fruit is tender.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Serve over ice cream. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3 cups.

Nutrition Facts: 1/2 cup (calculated with 1/2 cup reduced-fat ice cream) equals 197 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 starch.

Add some light whipped cream and a Cinnamon Petite Twist and you have a "deconstructed" guilt free apple pie for the holidays.

So guess what? Pepperidge Farm wants to give one of you a $150 Spa Gift Card! Talk about a guilt-free indulgence! Thank you Pepperidge Farm and good luck everyone!

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September 7, 2009

Giveaway News

Check out this cute giveaway on Veater Family. You will love these cool recycled Scrabble tile necklaces. They are so adorable. This giveaway closes September 21st.

August 27, 2009

Giveaway News

Just wanted to let you know about a giveaway on Mimi Lee with a mystery prize! Giveaway ends on Friday so go and enter.