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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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!

To enter, leave me a comment below and tell me how you would spend your day if you had it all to yourself. The contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. (PST) November 2, 2009 and will end 5:00 p.m. (PST) November 30, 2009. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.

Rules:

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77 comments:

Debbie said...

Your recipe for a "deconstructed" guilt free apple pie sounds delicious! I may have to try that.

momznite said...

Sleeping in, curling up with a good book, and taking a walk would make me happy.

gactor said...

Rarely get a day to myself - hubby and I both work at home. But would love to have one: would eat when I wanted and whatever smelly food I wish (including garlic ;-0). Would play piano any time of day. Would read and just have some quiet time.

Geri

staci said...

I don't remember last time I had a day to myself. I would love to sleep late and spend all day in my PJ's! These Pepperidge Farm treats look delicious. I can't to try them..yummy!

Christa said...

If I had to spend a day to my self, I would try to get caught up on my journal writing and scrapbooking - you know, do something for me. The cleaning can wait for another day.

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Rebekah said...

a day to myself would be spent reading or sewing with something yummy to munch on during the day. But then again, that usually NEVER happens around here so..... hahaha but I would definitely enjoy every minute of it!

Kelsey Kim said...

I'd lay around, sleep, read a book, eat anything I wanted, and most importantly, send the kids to Grandma's.

doggybloggy said...

a day to my self - wow that is a tough question - I would read a good book from start to finish!

Sare said...

Those sure look tasty.
It sounds silly, but if I had a day to myself, I would actually get things done. Organize the house top to bottom, and if there isn't anyone around, that shouldn't take me all THAT long, then I would make myself one of these yummy treats you shared, and maybe break out the sewing machine! Thanks for the giveaway.
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Sandy said...

Did you say guilt free? I will definitely have to try that one. I am always looking for lighter desserts.
If I had a day to spend all to myself, I would probably have a relaxation day. That would include a bubble bath, scented candles and a great book to cuddle up in bed after the nice hot bath. I love reading because it is so relaxing.

LaDonna said...

Thank you for having this contest for all us busy mom's. I would love to sleep in and I'm not sick, read a book, then go get a manicure/pedi. :-)

Mommy Daisy said...

Ahh, a day to myself...

I would love to read a good book, work on some knitting/crochet, watch a good Chick Flick, and take a nap. Sounds luxurious!

bluang3lbby said...

if i had a day to myself i wouldnt know what to do. but if no one was home then it could be spent in the kitchen baking some new recipes.

Ells said...

what fun pictures and ways to incorporate more cookies into your life! :)

I'd spend my day with the Husband - most of my days are 'days to myself' and I sure do miss him when he's travelling or working hard!

Anonymous said...

All to myself?? :) I'm not sure a day like that will ever exist, but if it did I would do a little shopping, have a great work-out, get a massage and treat myself to something yummy. Love your blog Mel, just happened to think about it tonight and decided to check and see if you had posted anything new.
Kylene

Summer said...

OH wow...all of those looks DEEELISH!

Hmm...a day all to myself, huh? Well, for a lazy day, I would sleep in, have a nice big cup of coffee, lounge on the couch and watch Lifetime Network...haha. For a fun day, I would go get a mani/pedi, do a little shopping, have a quiet lunch on a patio somewhere with a glass of wine, sit in a pretty park somewhere and just be still....then, go home and make a fun dinner and watch a chick flick!

Kami said...

Wow, what is a day to yourself?? It's been so long that I can't even comprehend it.

I would love to spend a day vegging by the TV with a plate full of Mexican food. I would watch whatever girlie movie I wanted. Then I would relax in the tub with a good book and some Dove chocolates. Simple but pleasant!!

D said...

yummy!

If I had a day to myself I would sleep, read a book, and do a craft. I would also want to eat some good food that I didn't cook or have to clean up after!

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Samantha R said...

If I had a day to myself I would get a pedicure and manicure, take a nap and watch old movies! I love my three children, but a day of me time would be lovely!
Thanks for sharing these recipes. I've already put down the Pepperidge Farm Hazelnut treats on my shopping list. My company tomorrow will love them - and me :)

Bonggamom said...

If I had a day to myself, I'd go shopping!

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Annette D said...

If I had a day all to myself, I would like to spend it outside hiking or maybe taking my dog on a nice long walk.
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DG said...

reading under the shade of a gorgeous tree (reading Harry Potter to be exact)

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rbailey1958 said...

I would shop till I drop
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JC said...

I'd sleep in for the whole morning and get a hot bath, a cup of tea and a good read for the rest of day.

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Mom24 said...

Hmmm, it's hard to even imagine such a thing, I honestly don't think I've ever, EVER, done that.

If I could, I would sleep until 10, take a nice leisurely shower, sit around in my bathrobe for hours afterward, putting on my make-up. Head to the salon to get my hair cut, colored and highlighted, have a pedicure while my hair's processing. Pick up something scrumptious for lunch. Do a little shopping in a knitting store, or fabric store...that's it. I've got nothing. I can't even get through an imaginary whole day. Obviously I need to work on this. :-)

Tuesday Girl said...

I would sleep late, watch bad TV movies, read a book and order in chinese food!

Meredith said...

I would leave the children at their Grandma's house, shop for some new outfits, stop for a fabulous lunch. I don't remember the last time I had a pedicure and manicure..would love to get one.
Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

Tiffany said...

If I had a day to myself, I would get a massage, facial, haircut, & get my hair dyed! =]

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Eve said...

If I had a day to myself, I would sleep in, and then go to the mall.

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Slice of Pink said...

I would take myself out to brunch and enjoy thick french toast, coffee, and people watching. I would then go take some photographs in the country!

Cindy said...

I would take myself shopping and out to lunch. A nice walk in the park would be lovely too.

minnie said...

more importantly what would I NOT do on a day all to myself? I would not make anyone else a meal, i would not drive anyone else to a playdate or class, i would NOT spend hours playing with toy cars or playdoh or swords, or stuffed animals.
instead I would BE VERY STILL.
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Saving Our Way said...

A day to myself would involve sleeping late, light retail therapy and a long hot bath!

The Jaded Mom said...

Non stop sleep! This could never happen!
Love Pepperidge Farm!

Good luck to all!

bekaboo said...

Definitely sleep, read and catch up on all those Tivo'd shows I never get to watch. :) What a lovely idea!! Thanks for this! Those Pepperidge Farm treats bring me right back to childhood every time. Yummy!!

Cara R said...

Rent several movies that I haven't seen in years, take a nice hot bubble bath and get under my heated blanket. Pepperidge Farm is the best! Milano cookies are my favorite, but after reading this review, I may have a new favorite. Can't wait to try this yummy cookies.

Laura Stewart said...

I'd craft, read, and eat great snacks all day!

Deb said...

Wow, those photos look good! I would read, write, eat and repeat....

Shelly P said...

I would sleep in and then go shopping and out to eat at a nice restaurant and spend the day with myDH.

GloJoeSews said...

A nice massage, a manicure, hot, scented bath, and a good book--love it!

Linda K said...

Take a walk, read a book, play on computer, take a nap and watch tv. All with no interruptions!

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Hula Hooping Mom said...

I would spend the day in Bed!!!! catch up on some much needed rest!

Susan said...

Sleep in, take a walk, catch up on TV, maybe some shopping!

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SUEB0B said...

I'd sleep late, walk the dog on the beach and read a good book!

April D said...

If I had a day to myself, I would sleep in... lounge in my pj's... and read all day long!

cookies and cups said...

First, those Cinnamon twists look delicious! Second, the whole day by myself...honestly I have no idea. I would like to think I would go and get a mani/pedi and see a movie by myself, which I love to do, unfortunately if I had a whole day by myself I would most likely clean like a mad woman and get caught up on laundry..ohh that's so horrible ;)

Jones said...

haha! if I had a day to myself I am afraid i would have no clue what to do! I am a very busy mom. A day alone is a dream.

Lori Jones
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Erin from Long Island said...

In an ideal world, I would sleep late, spend the day on horseback someplace rural, eat wild fruit when i got hungry, and take a long hot bubble bath when I got home

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Clements Family said...

Really...I can't remember when the last time was I had a day to myself...
so I guess I would sleep in...work out, shop, eat yummy food, get a pedicure, manicure, massage and facial, read a book, watch New Moon, take a bubble bath and go to bed early:)

Condo Blues said...

I'd spend it at the spa getting a massage.

Carolyn G said...

I would sleep in late. Then i would get up and take a long hat bath with a fresh cup of coffee. Then I would have a big lunch of pizza. Then I would watch some chick flick on tv and read some traashy gossip magazines. For dinner I would indulge and have cake for dinner. Of course, I would be in my jammies all day.

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Jennifer said...

I'd take a long bath, sip some wine, and read a book. Hide the cell phone and the remote.

Deanna G. said...

I would love to go get a massage :)

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Lara said...
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Ashleigh Burroughs said...

A good book, a comfy chair, a delicious beer..... life is good!

Anne J said...

Wow, you have some great looking desserts in this post. If I had a day to myself I'd like to take a long relaxing bath and settle down to read a book. Not a great book, something fun and light and romantic.

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Hppv50 said...

a day to myself would be taking a bath and reading hppv50@yahoo.com

jeanine p said...

a day to myself would be great at the spa !

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Amy said...

I'd read a book, take a walk, maybe bake something yummy or watch an old movie.

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Wehaf said...

If I had day to myself, I would sleep in. Then I'd do yoga, and go for a hike with my dog. I'd take a quick shoer, then get a massage. I'd have some amazing (and mostly healthy) food, read a favorite book, and get another massage before heading to bed.

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doing something creative or relaxing - writing, reading, surfing the net, beading, etc.

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