Friday, October 22, 2010

E: Jessica’s (Not) Red Velvet Cookies & A Giveaway

Happy Friday! Although this was a short work week for me (due to our unexpected travel), I am still JUST as excited for the weekend. On Saturday night, Josh and I are attending a party. I am in charge of one of the desserts and decided to bring a plate full of different cookies. When I saw Jessica make these red velvet cookies, I knew they would be included!

 redvelv 003

I wanted to make a tester batch…ya know, for quality control purposes. I made them up without the dye.

   redvelv 004

They are AMAZING! They smell like smores cooking up in the oven and taste like heaven. 

redvelv 006

 redvelv 007

Thanks Jessica!

Recently, I received a few coupons for Fresh Express salad blends. I used the first bag I purchased to make a Fall Slaw.  Now you have the opportunity to win a stack of your own coupons

 redvelv 001

and I am going to throw in a batch of baked goods straight from Itzy’s Kitchen! Your choice: cookies, granola bread or bars. I will also make them gluten free or vegan. What do you have to do to enter? Leave a comment below telling me the following (each counts as an entry- you must leave a separate comment for each entry- open to residents of the US and Canada only):

1. Which Fresh Express salad blend do you want to try and why?

2. What is your favorite cookie recipe (must include a link to the recipe!)

The contest is open until Monday, October 25 at noon. Good luck!

Weekend plans? I am hoping for a relaxing Friday night with Josh & Frank. I am teaching Saturday morning and then going to brunch with Lindsay and to visit Mandi at her Daisy’s Place fundraiser.  Party Saturday night and to the Tosh tour on Sunday with Josh, Mandi & Bryan!!!

And I leave you with a little Frank action:

 redvelv 009

redvelv 010 redvelv 012

44 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Thanks for the shout! I am glad you liked the cooking. :) And I don't think you need to enter me in the giveaway... you know greens aren't my thang... :)

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies

just a classic cookie recipe that satisfies all of my sweet taste buds.

the new wild rocket zest sounds flavorful and delicious!

tgif :)

Krista said...

It sounds like you have a fun filled weekend ahead of you! And I think a plate full of assorted cookies is a great idea to bring along to the party. Have a great one!

fittingbackin said...

ah Frank is SO dang cute! I've honestly never baked cookies so I have no recipe to share - I know - I suck. Love that they're "not" velvet hehe. I'm all for the sound of smores - FABULOUS!

Lauren said...

I would love to try the Sierra Herb Crisp Artisanal Salad from Fresh Express. I love that they are getting so gourmet with these salad mixes now.

Lauren said...

Okay, I'm hoping this gets me extra brownie points, ;) but I think my favorite cookie recipe is one of yours!!!
http://itzyskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/05/big-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies.html
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and the BIGGER the BETTER! :)

hbobier said...

Vegan granola bread?? NOM! As for the Salad, I'd like to try the Wild Rocket Zest! (Mostly because I totally love the name.)

Tell Frank I say "Hi!"

Julie said...

is there a fresh express blend that comes with roasted veggies inside? because that's my favorite ;) hahaha

um HELLO busy and fun weekend!!!! look at you, you party animal! and please don't forget about football on sunday! i know you'll be entertaining josh and his bean-less friend haha

Julie said...

my favorite cookie is the rainbow cookie made by super italians haha i don't have a recipe link for that, but i'd also love a solid black and white cookie both of which i don't have recipes but my family loves these!

http://www.juliegolean.com/2010/10/overwhelmation-funkalation.html

Heather said...

The Wild Rocket Zest would be my choice!!
White chocolate macadamia nut cookies are my FAV:
http://tiny.cc/1n06w

You kill me with your pics of Frank. Too cute! Have a great weekend!

Corey @ runner's cookie said...

The spring mix is my favorite!
p.s. Frank is adorable!! What a face :)

Natalie said...

I love the Spring Mix best! Thanks for the giveaway...I think I want your goodies more than the salad ;)

Natalie said...

and I have SO MANY favorite cookies, but my favorite fall cookies are these: http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/10/gingersnaps.html

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Frank is so stinkin' cute!! Happy Friday!!

lee said...

I would like to try the House Ranch mix. I can't help it, I love ranch dressing!

lee said...

This is my favorite cookie recipe. It's really easy to make and such a hit.

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/easy-oreo-truffles-95085.aspx

Megan D said...

Yumm I want some baked goods! Can I have Frank too?!?! Haha I'd love to try the sierra herb crisp. And my favorite cookies are called Carmelitas!

All Things Yummy said...

I'd like to try the Fresh Express Cesar salad blend. yum!

Pound said...

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/white-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies/Detail.aspx

super unoriginal but LOVE THESE! the only thing i did different was to add a tablespoon or two of leftover coffee to the dough and it really gave them a nice flavor!!

i am extremely jealous about tosh. we tried to get tix for a DC show and the only tix left were literally hundreds of dollars. can't wait to hear all about it!!

the actor's diet said...

i think i'd like to try the Sierra Herb Crisp Artisanal Salad

great giveaway!

Green Dog Wine said...

OH frankie frank frank frank - I love you so much! :)

Josephine Tomato said...

Wild rocket zest would be my favorite - add some roasted b'nut squash and dried cranberries = yum. Cookies - I would request Breakfast cookies(from King Arthur recipe: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/breakfast-cookies-recipe.

Have a great weekend.

Kelsey said...

the asian salad kit sounds lovely!! <3

Kelsey said...

fav cookie recipe is Green Cuisine Restaurants chocolate chip peanut butter cookie!!

http://www.snackingsquirrel.com/2010/08/green-cuisine-cookie-recipe.html

fittingitallin said...

I'd love to try the strawberry fields blend!!

fittingitallin said...

And my favorite cookies are SuperCharge mes!
http://viveleveganrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/04/super-charge-me-cookies.html

balancedhealthylife said...

Those cookies look so so so good! If they smell like smores, I am sure I would love them! : )

homecookedem said...

I'd like to try the sierra crisp herb salad mix because the combination of lettuce and herbs sounds awesome!

homecookedem said...

My sister made these cookies http://www.howsweeteats.com/2009/11/29/oreo-balls/ omg... they are so amazing!!

vincent said...

Hello,


We bumped into your blog and we really liked it - great recipes YUM YUM.
We would like to add it to the Petitchef.com.

We would be delighted if you could add your blog to Petitchef so that our users can, as us,
enjoy your recipes.

Petitchef is a french based Cooking recipes Portal. Several hundred Blogs are already members
and benefit from their exposure on Petitchef.com.

To add your site to the Petitchef family you can use http://en.petitchef.com/?obj=front&action=site_ajout_form or just go to Petitchef.com and click on "Add your site"

Best regards,

Vincent
petitchef.com

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

hi beautiful!

i got coupons for nonvegan and nonGF bread. Why can't i have the FRESH VEGGIES fresh express ones...lol

enter me
fave cookies are my grandma's. sorry no link. she's dead :( and the recipe died off with her

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

and ill take any fresh express blend, not picky w/ my veggies

Lindsay said...

How cute is Wild Rocket Zest? I want to try that! My family would appreciate a new salad!

Lindsay said...

I might as well be freakin Cookie Monster. I am a fan of Cookie Fridays...and Tuesdays...and Thursdays...you get my drift. One of my favorite cookie recipes is the basic good ole No Bake Cookie recipe. It takes me back to my childhood. My sister and I would make these often. They are delicious!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/cooking-live/chocolate-peanut-butter-no-bake-cookies-recipe/index.html

BroccoliHut said...

Those cookies look perfectly rich and delicious!

vanillasugar said...

wow those look good.
i haven't noticed fresh express in the aisles, sorry. i do my shopping at whole foods--haven't seen them there?
but had to say that the last pic of frank is so funny.
have fun at the party!

Katie said...

Red Velvet COOKIES?! Those sound delicious! I know my fam would LOVE those.

I'd like to try the fall slaw blend... I love a good homemade slaw (not the creamy kind at restaurants).

Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your travels!

gowshika said...

I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.

Kitchen Cupboards

Miz said...

OH FRANK I LOVE YER MUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#thatisall :)

Topher said...

I'd love to try the vege's lovers blend. My favorite cookie are probably snickerdoodles.
http://dunkincookingthesemi-homemadeway.blogspot.com/2008/12/snickerdoodles-with-cinnamon-chips.html

Thanks for the giveaway!

Chris

zekks at yahoo dot com

Jodie said...

The strawberry fields kit, because I love spinach and strawberries and both of them together is heaven.

jodie said...

Fav cookie recipe:

http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/01/chocolate-chip-cookies/

Dynamics said...

I do not go to the grocery store much. Excited to here about these blends. I must try one. Veggie lovers or American sounds good.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Honestly, any of the mixes sound amazing. If it has veggies, count me in! :-)