Friday, October 28, 2011

Libby's Fruits & Vegetables Recipe Review & Giveaway

Fall has arrived and the temperatures are cooler. (Thank God, after the hot North Carolina summer we've had.)  What better way to warm up that chill in your house by turning on the oven and doing some baking?  Fall is a great season for baking just about anything, and recently I was asked to try out some new recipes featuring Libby's Fruits and Vegetables.  These Carrot Cake Bites are the perfect tiny treat for your family this fall:


These tasty little muffins are made with whole wheat flour, as well as being lower in sugar and fat than many other recipes out there.  My kids love them, which speaks volumes since they ususally just throw whatever I make for them on the floor.  And the recipe is fun and simple enough that my 4-year old was thrilled to be able to help!

Recipe here:

Carrot Cake Bites
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • ¾ c whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ¼ t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/3 c vegetable oil
  • ½ c sugar
  • ½ c fat-free milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 14.5 oz. can Libby’s Sliced Carrots, drained, rinsed and masked with a fork
1. Coat two mini-muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon.
3. In a medium bowl, mix together oil, sugar, milk and eggs.
4. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir just until combined.
5. Gently stir in carrots.
6. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter into each cup of mini muffin pans. Bake for 10-12 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Repeat with remainder of batter.

If desired, stir together a simple icing of 1 tablespoon orange juice, ½ teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup powdered sugar.

Libby's has a great recipe database that can be found here: http://www.getbacktothetable.com/.  They also have all kinds of great tips for keeping your family close during this season, shopping on a budget, and nutritious information.


Now for the exciting part... Libby's has put together a great prize pack to ship out to one of my faithful readers.  The lucky winner will receive a whole bunch of Libby's products, a set of Kitchenaid Mixing Bowls, a Mini Muffin Pan, and a set of trendy Rachel Ray Spoonulas.


To be entered for this giveaway just leave me a comment on this post telling me your favorite Fall recipe to bake with your kids.  My usual giveaway rules apply... as in the more you read and become involved in my blog the more entries you can earn...
  • Become a follower of Thou Shall Not Whine (3 extra entries!) *Just click the little "follow" button on the right-hand sidebar, then leave me 3 additional comments stating, "follower #1, follower #2, etc."
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  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back to it. (2 extra entries!)
  • Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post. (leave an additional comment here to count as your entry!)
This giveaway starts now and will conclude on Friday, November 5th, at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be selected via Random.org and contacted via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen.
*Disclosure:* I was provided a promotional package featuring Libby's products free of charge for the purpose of writing this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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I love to bake pumpkin pie and top it with whipping cream in the fall.
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We love to make apple/pear crisp, sweet potato pie, and pumpkin soup in the fall. Thanks!

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I like making caramel apples.

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We like baking sugar cookies in fall shapes and decorating them.

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In the fall I love to take my daughters apple picking. Then we come home and make recipes with our just picked apples. Our favorites are applesauce and apple/pear crisp. LKVOYER at aol dot com

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Pecan Pie is what we always love to bake together as a family!
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Making apple pie together is a favorite of ours. The kids like coring and skinning the apples with the handy machine I have.

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That's definitely got to be pumpkin pie! Or we usually also make pecan pie. But that's a little more complicated. lol

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I love to bake banana bread. Yum.

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We love to bake bread in the fall, especially banana bread and zucchini bread!

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what a great contest! I love to make banana bread in the fall. YUM! thanks for hosting!

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Applesauce is a favorite here to make
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We love to make pumpkin spice muffins!

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White Bean soup is our fall favorite.
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My son is still too young to bake with me in the kitchen but I really enjoy making breads from scratch.

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I love making pumpkin roll with my mom! My son is too little to cook right now, but I look forward to doing that with him in the future.

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I love to make apple pie with my kids

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My favorite fall recipe to bake is Pecan Pie.

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We make mini pumpkin pies so they have bite sized treats

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My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin cupcakes.

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I love to bake my mom's frosted pumpkin cookies with my kids. They're SO SO good and they make a perfect fall treat.

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I love to make Carrot Cake!

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Love to bake Apple pie with my boys.

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Apple dumplings are my favorite thing to make in the fall.

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We like making Pumpkin Bread during this time.
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My favorite fall recipe to bake with my daughter would have to be our homemade chocolate chip cookies.

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We make our family tradition pumpkin bread every fall.

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We like to make cinnamon rolls

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My kids are grown,so it is not quite the same thing, but my daughter and I always get together to make pies for holiday meals.

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I am just not that much of a baker but I do love to make homemade apple pie.

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