11/17/14

0 See's Candies & a Giveaway!


As a young child, every time I went to the mall, I would press my face against the glass of the See's Chocolates window and drool over all the lovely brown chocolate confections.

Did you know you can get a FREE sample every time you go to See's? One taste, and you will understand the quality that goes into their candies and chocolates.


I was invited to attend the open house of the newest See's Candies in Salt Lake City.  It was much larger than their other local stores.  The reason is because they specialize in Group Discounts, Fundraising and Business Gifts, in addition to being a great local shop.


See's chocolates (and candies) are all made in Los Angeles with no added preservatives.  Because of this, their chocolates have an expiration date; which I don't think is a problem.  There are so many choices to choose from and will be eaten quickly as they taste so good!

You can create your OWN box of favorites, all for one price by the pound.


You can find many boxes of chocolates, gift wrapped and ready to go!



Need the perfect gift?  Pick up a sweet gift card ~


I found the staff friendly, helpful and willing to answer every question I had.  Did you know they offer sugar free candy?  You can order online, have them wrapped and ready to give!


Here are some of my favorites.  Head on over to See's Candies, come back to ell me YOUR favorite in the Rafflecopter widget and you can win the PERFECT gift ~ a $25 gift card to use at your local store or online, with free shipping!
Polar Bear Paws
Chocolate Mint Truffles




















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I was invited to See's Candies open house and was given a gift card for my review. All opinions posted are 100% my own. Gift card is sponsored and redeemed by See's Candies.

9/23/14

0 Kitchen Tip: Soften Brown Sugar in a HURRY!



I live in a dessert.  Occasionally, I will have rock hard sugar, but I love using a Brown Sugar Bear keeper to keep my brown sugar soft.  

However, the brown sugar you see above is DARK brown sugar, and I only use it occasionally for when certain recipes call for it.  When I dumped it out of the bag, it came out in four large chunks.

Thunk.  Thunk.  Thunk. Thunk.

Now, I can either put a piece of apple or a slice of bread in this container with the brown sugar and let it soften the brown sugar over a couple of days, but what if I need the brown sugar NOW?

If you have a wet paper towel, and a microwave, you can soften these large chunks of brown sugar in minutes...not hours.


Cover with a lid and microwave for 20 seconds.  Give it a stir. If you can.

This photo is after about 3- 20 second bursts.  You can see that some of the brown sugar is melting. Not to worry, stir it back in and reduce the microwave bursts to 15 seconds.


This is after about 5 or so total bursts in the microwave.  It is now soft and crumbly, ready to use in my recipe!



Happy Baking!


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