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McCormick Spring Review and Giveaway

by Nicole on April 26, 2012

Name of Product: McCormick Spring Baking Kit

Where to Buy:  McCormick products are available at grocers nationwide

Price of Product:  affordable!

Description of Product: “Spring is that refreshing time of the year when we start seeking new inspiration for enjoying festive seasonal gatherings with family and friends.

McCormick is also launching its own Pinterest page and giving baking and cooking enthusiasts the opportunity to win spring-inspired prizes for sharing their “Pin-spiration.” To enter, users create their own “McCormick Pin-spiration” board showcasing which McCormick recipes they’d like to create this season, as well as a photo of a creation they’ve made themselves. Pinners will be entered to win one of 25 spring baking packages, and the chance to have their original photo featured on McCormick.com.

In addition to these ways to look, cook and enjoy, members of the kitchens are sharing their passion for flavor — including delectable flavor twists on McCormick classic recipes:

Spiced Springtime Sugar Cookies: For spring, Mark Garcia and his baking-enthusiast daughter whip up a few batches of these craveable cookies. They’ve also developed sweetly simple twists — like adding hints of orange, almond and lemon extracts — that make this versatile recipe a staple to be enjoyed throughout the season. For decorating, Mark makes glazes in multiple colors, and creates designs with them using a resealable plastic bag: he just snips off a tiny piece from the corner for an easy, disposable pastry bag!

Lemon Cheesecake Bars: To please both picky eaters and discerning gourmands at her spring celebrations, flavor expert Mary Beth Harrington chooses simple recipes with tasty twists that will please the palate for everyone’s favorite course – dessert! As a special garnish to Lemon Cheesecake Bars, she uses a fresh berry topping, which can be customized with different blends of seasonal berries. She also substitutes the lemon extract with other flavors, like orange or raspberry extract, for a whole new take.

Cheesy Bacon and Egg Brunch Casserole: A brunch diva, Amanda Dansereau, likes to host festive Easter potlucks with her friends — and they insist no potluck is complete without her mouth-watering brunch casseroles. To please both meat-eaters and vegetarians, Amanda makes two versions of this classic recipe. The original, chock full of savory bacon, gets a kick from ground mustard and nutmeg. Her vegetarian take, inspired by Southwest flavors like cumin, oregano and chili powder, bursts with fresh diced peppers and hearty black beans.”

Review of Product:  I love McCormick products and I love baking so this was a fun post to write and cool kit to receive! The kit has a baking dish and muffin tin as well as several McCormick extracts and food coloring  – everything you need for some springtime baking fun! We made the aloha bars with the coconut extract which was so yummy and super light and refreshing.  We also made the lemon cheesecake bars with the lemon extract and they were tart but sweet and delicious! McCormick is a name I trust and I feel good when I bake with these products for my friends and family!

Giveaway: The folks at McCormick have graciously decided to give one (1) lucky Nicole’s Nickels winners their own McCormick spring backing package like the one pictured in this post!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below – you can only do each entry once! Giveaway ends at 12:01 am on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.  For information on how to enter Rafflecopter Giveaways check out this post.


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I received samples of the products reviewed in this post.  My opinions remain my own.

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