Foodie Penpals June 2012 Revealed

This month Dena at was selected to send me a package for the Foodie Penpals program. Dena sent me quite a few items that I’ve never tried before and have been wanting to test out and she was so sweet and sent my kids a couple treats.

I think my favorite thing so far is the Multi-seed crackers. I’ve been eating those at lunch with a little brie cheese and it is super yummy! My kids favorite was the blue suckers as their mouths turned blue.

I have also been wanting to try out agave nectar and tried that with the Superfoods hot cereal that she sent. Yummy! The only thing I have not tried so far is the Pearl Barley. I need to find a recipe that uses that.

I loved that she also sent an awesome whisk (which we used today to make pudding) and a cookie cutter for Breast cancer. Dena did not know that I LOVE to make sure cookies and this cookie cutter will be going in our rotation.

Thanks Dena! It was an awesome package full of new foods.

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Foodie Penpals May 2012 Revealed

This is my third month participating in Foodie Penpals. So far it’s been fun. My kids help me shop and pick out appropriate items (with my guidance – No they don’t want 5 types of BBQ sauce. A little variety is a good thing.) The best part though is when you get your package in the mail. My kids love this the best and I have to contain myself to wait until they get home from school to open the box.

This month Lisa at got my name and she sent me some amazing things.

We dug into the chocolate bar right away. I had never had hazelnut & currant before and it’s good. I tried the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB on my toast before my run and it was better then I was expecting. I was worried about chunks of raisins, but nope it’s smooth and tasty! The tea was perfect for me, caffeine free and it’s as if she knew I had trouble sleeping lately, so the Sweet Dreams one was perfect!

Lisa also sent me a recipe for her Grandmother’s Fudge cookies. I made them and they are SO yummy! It’s like eating a piece of fudge in cookie form. See very very yummy!

Thanks Lisa! You did an awesome job with the package you sent me. Everyone in my family thanks you!

To see what I sent Megan this month you can check out her post here – BBQ themed.

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