Friday, November 26, 2010

King Arthur Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix and Edible Glitters Giveaway - Making Snowflake Cut-out cookies with my boys.

I am so excited that King Arthur Flour has given my boys and I the opportunity to try out some of their great products and also Giveaway some of the items I tried out!  I have been a King Arthur Flour patron online and at our local Safeway store for many years.  I love the diversity of the baking items they carry.  All of the items I have used have been of the highest quality. 


King Arthur Flour sent me out four bottles of edible glitter (green, silver, red, and blue), their famous Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix and a set of five Snowflake Cookie Cutters - The cookie cutters are very sturdy and uniquely shaped ranging from 1 3/4” to 5”.  Each cutter is coated in blue and white for extra strength and style.  They came nicely packaged for gift-giving in a clear acetate box.

My boys so were excited to give the Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix a try.  My six year old and two year old had so much fun making the dough (which you only add 1 egg and some butter to the mix).

Working hard at unwrapping the butter.
 
Gabriel is anxiously waiting to do his part by adding the King Arthur Mix in with the butter.  It was a sunny day in our kitchen.


Here is Gabriel's big moment to add the first addition of the King Arthur Mix.


The hardest part for the boys was to wait while to dough chilled in the fridge.



Now for the big event --- Rolling out the two bundles of chilled dough---time to try out the new Snowflake cookie cutters.






The cookie cutters were easy to use and clean up (hand wash only).  The dough was simple to work with and Oh so tasty.  It was very buttery and rich with the perfect sugar cookie texture.

We all add a blast decorating the baked cookies (I will share my recipe for the sugar cookie frosting in a later blog).  The glitter was beautiful and the bottles had an easy shaker top to make dispensing on top of the cookies very easy. 






Here are a few I decorated.

The best part of the day spent making these wonderful King  Arthur Cookies was the time with my boys and watching their excitement through every step.

Ok, now for my first Giveaway on my blog.....


The Giveaway:




King Arthur is so graciously helping me host a giveaway! One winner will be receiving  4 Food-safe, unflavored edible glitters, each in a 1/4-ounce jar and one Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix which makes appox. 3 dozen cookies.


 Here is how to win!

Open to US residents only age 18 or over. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway will close on Dec 3rd, at MIdnight MST Time.  Please leave a separate comment with email for each entry that you complete.

Mandatory Entry - Please go over to King Arthur and look around. Come back here to Fishful Thinking and let me know what product you would love to try or have tried!

Bonus Entries:
Follow Fishful Thinking Blog on Google Connect (one the right side of my blog).

Follow King Arthur Flour on Facebook.

Leave on Message on Facebook that Fishful Thinking sent you.

Follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter.

Sign up for the King Arthur Flour e-newsletter (bottom right of page).

Check out King Arthur Flour Blog - Baking Banter and tell me which post you liked best.

Write up your own post about this giveaway along with live links to Fishful Thinking Blog and to King Arthur Flour and post it on your blog (leave link).

Tweet about the Giveaway: You can copy and paste the following Tweet over on Twitter once per day.
Copy and Paste Tweet:

You can #win @KingArthurFlour Cookie Mix and Edible Glitter on @busch0218 blog! http://t.co/ShtzaqP Ends 12/03 Midnight MST #giveaways

Please leave a separate comment with email for each entry that you complete -PLEASE!

Happy Holidays!
Thank you prizey.net for promoting my 1st Giveway - what on honor to recieve the Editor's Pick!

156 comments:

  1. I would like to try the french toast scone mix.
    hallieripp at gmail dot com

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  2. I have tried the pound cake mix and it is great

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  5. like kaf on facebook

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  6. left message on KAF facebook that fishful thinking sent me

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  7. signed up for KAF e newletter

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  9. liked the rugelach post on kaf blog

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  10. I would like to try the star decorations

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  11. I would love the Cookie and Cupcake Decorating Tool Set.

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  12. I'd love to try to the chocolate fudge frosting mix~ can never seem to get frosting the exact way i want it. thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. There are so many of their products I have tried and loved- their flours (I use nothing else), lemon oil, pizza dough flavor etc.

    I'd love to buy their double sided lattice cutter for cute pie tops.

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  14. I love the Springerle Rolling Pin. It's gorgeous!

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  17. The homemade pierogi post is amaaazing! Every now and then I go to this Ukranian church that serves pierogi, and they are out of this world good. I would love to try making my own as well!

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  18. hmmm the Pumpkin Streusel Cake Mix sounds DELICIOUS!

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  20. I would love a Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine in Stainless Steel.
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  21. The cherry almond scone mix sounds yummy. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

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  22. Oh man, this looks SO delicious!!!
    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/chicago-style-deep-dish-pizza-recipe

    I'd love to make that... Maybe I will have to add a few things to my grocery list this week...

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  23. I'd like to try the Key Lime Cheesecake Bars Mix
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  24. Public GFC follower as jennem.
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  25. King Arthur Twitter follower as jennem1.
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  26. The Gingerbread Cookie & Cake Mix would be wonderful this time of year!

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  27. I love the artisan gingerbread house kit!

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  28. I follow this blog on GFC

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  29. The Easiest Butter-Pecan Kringle Ever
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  30. I love the Kids Baking Set! This would be perfect for my son who loves to bake

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  31. The lemon bread looks yummy.

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  32. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    I would love to have this kit:

    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/artisan-gingerbread-kit#

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  33. I would love to try the Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar Mix.
    Alicia Webster
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  34. I follow you on GFC(5webs)
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  35. I like King Arthur's Six-Quart Dough Rising Bucket.

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  36. I would love to try the Deliciously Simple Chocolate Cake Mix. :)

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  37. I would love to try the French Kiss Cookie Mix! :)

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  38. Id love the moth traps, I hate when flour gets ruined from moths

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  39. following you on google - saphyress

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  40. following king arthur flour on twitter - saphyress

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  41. http://twitter.com/saphyress/status/9026664361103360

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  42. I like the Cookie and Cupcake Decorating Tool Set.
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  43. I have always wanted to try their Popover mix (made, of course, in their popover pan).

    Thanks,
    Deirdre
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  44. I would love to try their Peppermint Crunch - 8 oz.! That would be perfect for Christmas cookies!
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  45. Following you via gfc - ktkatherine
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  46. I follow King Arthur Flour on facebook - ktkatherine
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  47. I follow King Arthur Flour on twitter - @ktkatherine
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  48. RT 11/28 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/9042490967457793
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  49. I would like to try the King Arthur whole wheat pastry flour. I have heard it is great for cookies, cakes, etc. Love to bake with whole wheat.

    Cindy
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  50. I would love to try the candy cane cupcake mix :)

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  51. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect :)

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  52. I'd love to try the Kids Pizza Mix! :)
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  53. I liked King Arthur Flour on facebook! :)
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  54. I left them a message on their wall that Fishful Thinking sent me! :)
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  55. I signed up for King Arthur's enewsletter:)
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  56. I like the post on their blog titled - Gingerbread - It's Not Just For Houses Anymore

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  57. I would like to try the Monini White Truffle-Flavored Olive Oil
    Thanks!!
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  58. I would love to try making the Gingerbread House Kit! ;)
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  59. I would love to have the King Arthur Sampler Gift Tote.

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  60. Following blog on Google Connect

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  61. I would love to try the Cookie & Cupcake decorating set:)

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  62. blog follower too:)

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  63. I have been looking for a decorating set for some cream puffs I want to make so I went searching for those. They sell them but rats they are currently out of stock. :(

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  64. The snowflake kit is my favorite but the Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Mix comes in a close second.

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  65. What a great review! I looked around their site and they have a great selection of recipes among other things.. I would love to try their all-purpose flour to make the pizza crust at..

    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/pizza-crust-recipe

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  66. tweet
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  67. https://twitter.com/saphyress/status/9420278283112448

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  68. the french toast scone set looks sooooo good!

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  69. http://twitter.com/wiscorapids/status/9663421272301568

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  70. awww i would love the abc twist mix for the kids... they would love it


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  71. I would love to try the scone pan.


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  72. I would love to know if the rolling pin rings really do work! Im a HUGE fan of pie and after finally mastering making my grandmas flaky pie crust the next step seems to be getting to that perfect thickness. They look like they would be really handy but do they let you roll out to the desired measurements or do they limit their use to cookies and other baked goods?!

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  73. i'd like to try the kids abc twists mix
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  74. i like their gingerbread it's not just for houses anymore
    on their blog

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  75. I would love to have the Cuisinart HSM-70 Power Advantage Hand/Stand Mixer and 3.5qt Bowl

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  76. I like the Bake and Give Tree Pans - Set of 4.

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  77. follow Authur Flour on twitter@Missybeez80

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  78. I'd love to try the Fabulous Fudge Brownie mix!

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  79. I love KAF and what a great opportunity to you have to try their products! I have a new found love for baking and have made several loaves of cardamom bread for my 72 year old swedish father who is terminally ill. Needless to say, when I gave him my first ever loaf, he was thrilled - he even said it smelled and looked just like what his mother used to make!
    So I now am a huge fan of KAF!
    Beth
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  80. I would love to try the bread flour!

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  81. I want to try Deliciously Simple Chocolate Cake Mix

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  82. french toast scones sound delish!

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  83. Love to try the brownie mix. Thanks for the contest.
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  84. Baking is one of my favorite things to do! My family even pressure me to reveal what my secret ingredient is in my cookies and brownies that make them absolutely delicious!
    Cupcakes are my favorites though- I would love to try the edible glitter in King Arthur Flour's shop!!

    Cerena-Leigh
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  85. I follow your blog through GFC.

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  86. I'd like to try the Gingerbread Cookie & Cake Mix. Thanks!

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  87. I follow you via GFC as dwellenstein.

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  88. I like King Arthur on FAcebook as Debbi Otto Wellenstein.

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  89. I subscribed to the King Arthur newsletter.

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  90. I liked the post about decorating with Royal Icing at the King Arthur blog.

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  91. RT 12/2 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/10517990139240448
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  92. http://twitter.com/saphyress/status/10540311575003136

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  93. I would like to try the Pumpkin Streusel Cake Mix
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  94. I'd like to try the Key Lime Cheesecake Bars Mix, thanks!

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  95. I would love to also try the King Arthur Organic Pumpernickel Flour


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  96. I follow with GFC


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  97. I like King on FB~Deb S


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  98. I also follow King on Twitter~Deb55106


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  99. Tweet!~

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  100. I'd love to have the artisan bread gift basket! Thanks!

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  101. Following Fishful Thinking Blog on Google Connect

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  102. Following King Arthur Flour on Facebook.

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  103. I am in love with Zojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine - Stainless Steel

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  104. Tweeted http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/10549554185244672

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  105. Follow Fishful Thinking Blog on Google Connect

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  106. Follow King Arthur Flour on Facebook.


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  107. I would love to try the Multi Grain Pancake Mix

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  111. Cute photos! I'd love to have the Snowflake Shortbread Pan.

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  112. Wow, after looking at the accompanying picture, I'd love to try King Arthur's Chocolate Indulgence Cake Mix!

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  113. I also think the Brownie Spatula looks extremely handy.

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  114. I'd like to try the new! unbleached cake flour

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  115. I would like to try the french toast scone mix.

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  116. I love their scone mixes
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  117. Follow King Arthur Flour on Facebook-Rae Pavey
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  118. Follow King Arthur Flour on twitter @throuthehaze
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  119. I just LOVE the snowflake shortbread pan! My mom always makes shortbread at Christmas and I've been looking for a pan for myself. Just might have to pick that up (or ask for it for a Christmas gift!)

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  120. I would love to try any of the kid friendly things! Having a 2 yr old that love to do anything!

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  121. I would like to try the Deliciously Simple Chocolate Cake Mix!

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  122. I checked out King Arthur and I would love to try their Double Sided Lattice Cutter! Wow they have a lot of really cool items I have never seen before!

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  123. I'm following you publicly via gfc

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  124. I'm following King Arthur Flour on facebook

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  125. I left a message on their facebook wall that you sent me....

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  126. I'm following King Arthur Flour via twitter

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  127. I signed up for the King Arthur newsletter

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  128. I tweeted

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  129. I would love to try the Chocolate Snack Cake Mix.

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  130. I like the gingerbread pan. I think making a real gingerbread house is on my hope-to-do list this winter

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  131. Cannot get this to work. Will try one more time! LOL

    King Arthur flour because it is nonbromated and very high quality.
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  132. Yay, it worked!

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  133. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/10915745307295744

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  134. I follow King Arthur Flour on FB-carol yerby lewis

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  135. Signed up for their newsletter,at

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  136. I'd like to try the Peppermint Crunch!

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  137. Liked King Arthur on FB

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  138. Following via GFC

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  139. Following KingArthurFlour on Twitter surromama2

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  140. I would like to try the pound cake mix wilcarvic
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  141. I would like the King Arthur Bakery Holiday Cookie Assortment
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  142. I signed up for their newsletter.
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  143. I follow them on twitter.(donnak4)
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  144. I like them on facebook.
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  145. I would love to try the Ancient Grains Flour Blend. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  146. I LOVE the Snowflake Shortbread Pan.

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  147. I signed up for the King Arthur Flour newsletter.

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  148. I went to the blog and like this:
    Nobody knows the truffles I’ve seen… Chocolate and cream make magic.

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  149. I would love to try the Queen Guinevere cake flour.

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