This post has been sponsored by Country Crock, but opinions are my own.
If you've followed my blog for very long, you know that I love to bake. Cookies, cakes, pies, casseroles, muffins...well, mostly cookies. They're kind of my thing. That's why I'm so excited about the Country Crock® So Much Good Happens When We Bake campaign, a family-centric promotion celebrating family togetherness in the kitchen and around the dinner table.
The Country Crock® brand celebrates baking; and is it any wonder? It's the perfect ingredient for super chewy cookies, creamy mashed potatoes, your favorite casserole recipes and more! Country Crock® knows the time we spend in the kitchen with our families is about more than the food we're baking, it's about spending time together as a family, bonding and teaching our kids the values that will take them far in life: patience, togetherness and sharing.
The Country Crock® So Much Good Happens When We Bake campaign wants to bring families together in a fun and unique way - they went to the NYC Tri-State area to surprise moms with special cookie cutters created by their children, just in time for Mother's Day! The cookie cutters were based off of drawings that the children made in the store and created by a 3-D printer right there while they watched!
With the help of a friendly grocery store, Country Crock was able to share with unsuspecting families the good that happens, when we bake. All that was needed were a few colored pencils, the modern magic of a 3D printer, and the reminder that watching a child’s imagination come to life is one of the special joys of baking together. Don't miss the original film in the #WhenWeBake series at WhenWeBake.com.
Not familiar with Country Crock®? It's a really versatile spread similar to butter, but it has less saturated fat than butter and 0 grams of trans fat per serving, no cholesterol and no partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. You can use it in dishes where'd you'd usually use butter, like casseroles, on top of veggies, and of course, in your baking! It's a great way to cut the fat in your favorite baked goods recipes without sacrificing tastiness.
So Much Good Happens When We Bake Sweepstakes
The So Much Good Happens When We Bake Sweepstakes prize will include a baking kit with items encouraging family baking and cooking such as mixing bowls, spoons, measuring cups, a rolling pin and more! And the best part? The sweepstakes winner will be able to create their own customized cookie cutter! To do so, the winner can either submit a drawing by their child which will be made from a 3-D printer, or they can select a cookie cutter from a pre-designed option.
To participate, you must post one personal memory or story about spending time as a family in the kitchen or around the table with the #WhenWeBake hashtag in my blog comments section.
The So Much Good Happens When We Bake Sweepstakes runs April 22 12 PM EST through April 27th, at 12 PM EST, and contestants must be US residents aged 18+, and not affiliated with Unilever. You can check out the official rules here: http://www.unileversweepsrules.com/countrycrockbaking.
Learn more about the “So Much Good Happens When We Bake” campaign visit www.WhenWeBake.com. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #WhenWeBake on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
For recipes and more information on the Country Crock® brand visit www.CountryCrock.com!
You can follow Country Crock® on social media to stay up to date on new promotions and awesome recipes too!
I'm sure so much good would happen when my son baked with me if I could get him to bake with me! I always want to cook with him, but he'd rather do guy stuff. =(
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
I use Country Crock all the time. It's really big down here in the south.
I'll have to give Country Crock a try. I've never used it before, but I love that I can bake with it.
This sounds like a great campaign and what a wonderful sweepstakes. Sounds like it is time to bake something with Country Crock.
When I was a kid we would go to our grandmothers house every Sunday for dinner. We would always "help" her in the kitchen, which was mostly just snacking on the ingredients. I can remember her constantly getting onto us for being rowdy because we were "going to make the rolls fall", which were always rising on the table when we arrived. #WhenWeBake
I can't lie, I really need to do more baking. I'm afraid once I bake it I won't be able to stop eating it.
I did always enjoy cooking baking with the family. My daughter and I always cook something together when she visits.
I have so many wonderful baking memories from my childhood. My favorites definitely involve me eating the cookie dough with my mom instead of baking it.
I loved baking with my Grandma, she taught me so much and I truly enjoyed all the time I got to spend with her #WhenWeBake
We don't have Country Crock here I'm Canada, at least not that I've seen in Ontario! But I remember all the commercials and always wanting to try it!
It was such fun cooking when my dad helped out, he alwa #WhenWeBakeys let me do more than my mom would. Oh, honey she will be find, she can do it, he would always tell my mom. #WhenWeBake
What a great campaign! I LOVE to bake, but don't do it nearly as often as I would like to.
A couple of years ago on Thanksgiving my three grandsons, ages 2, 4, & 6 were on the verge of driving me totally and completely insane. It was Wednesday night before Thanksgiving and it was my year to host dinner. I had my menu planned and more cooking to do than I cared about actually doing. The boys wanted to help and I honestly wasn't feeling it ... I just wanted everyone out of my kitchen, i wanted peace, quiet, and time to work alone. I got louder than I should have and yelled for everyone to leave my kitchen immediately and to leave me to my tasks at hand. All three of the boys dropped their little heads and slowly started to leave the kitchen. My heart regretted immediately what I had done. I stopped what I was working on and walked out of the kitchen myself. I went to the living room and sat down with them. Totally forgot about the preparing that needed to be done for Thanksgiving dinner. We just sat together quietly at first then slowly conversation started. The oldest told me he was sorry I was upset with them. The middle said he was sorry he wanted to help ... I'm sure you see where this is going ... they felt guilty because I had allowed myself to become overwhelmed with what needed to be done and failed to make time for them. It was in that moment I realized it was the perfect time for all of us to learn a lesson. I needed to learn patience and they needed to learn how to cook 🙂 We had a brief discussion about what all needed to be done and how they could help ... but also what is required to work in "Nanny's Kitchen". Next thing I knew were are singing and having a ball. Each of them decided exactly what they wanted to do based on what kitchen utensils were being used. Amazingly neither of them wanted to do the same thing. The oldest made pumpkin pies. I help measure everything out, but the mixing and pouring into the pie crusts was all his doing. The 4yo wanted to help make the stuffing and stuff the turkey because he could work with his hands. We had stuffing ALL OVER the place but it was worth every minute to see the thrill and excitement on his little face as he stuffed all the dressing into the turkey. The 2yo wanted to make the rolls. 🙂 Seeing that little boy with the biggest, flour covered smile was the highlight of my night. They were super excited to tell everyone the next day how they had helped in "Nanny's Kitchen" and how they made Thanksgiving dinner with love. #WhenWeBake
I love baking and cooking, and it's been fun sharing those expereinces with my children. It's hard to give up control or deal with the inevitable extra mess, but we are making memories.
Chrystal @ YUM eating
Kiddo and I have been baking together ever since she was still a tiny little girl. She would pull up a chair and stand on it to see over the counter. It reminds me of all the time I used to cook with my mom when I was younger.
What a fun thing to do just before Mother's Day. I love baking in the kitchen with my kiddos!
I have always loved to bake. My kids have been baking with me for years. This would be a great Mothers Day gift.
I love baking with kids. So much fun and great memories.
My son would be thrilled to make his own cookie cutter! What a neat sweepstakes!
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
I have always used Country Crock! It works best for baking I think!
my favorite moment, my daughter was 8 and we were baking sugar cookies for Easter. She wore eyeglasses. We were both wearing aprons something we always did. She had taken her glasses off and put them in the pocket. I didn't even realize it. So when our rolling and cutting withe Easter cutters we baked. When we were cleaning up during cool off time we put our aprons in a special drawer for the next time and went about our decorating. When she was ready to sit and watch tv we couldn't find her glasses. Mind you they were pink and brand new having just had her visit with the eye doctor and her script had changed. We looked high and low and couldn't find them. She went to school w/a note and her old glasses. I called the eye doctor & they gave me a special price for a 2nd pair. Lo and behold weeks after we went to bake a cake for her birthday and mine (we're a day apart) and we pulled out our special baking aprons from the drawer and when she put hers on guess what she found? Yep the brand new eyeglasses! We donated them to Lions Club for another little girl!
I love using Country Crock. It's spreads so easily.
I thought my teens were old enough to leave on their own to make spaghetti for dinner while I went to a meeting. Days later, we were sitting down to dinner, and a dried piece of spaghetti noodle fell off of the ceiling fan. I asked no questions.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
My great-Aunt (who is also my Godmother) would host Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve for the whole family every year, and being in the kitchen with the family on those days are my most cherished memories of those holidays! And of course we all gravitated to the kitchen and there was always someone in there making something the bulk of the day! #WhenWeBake
When my siblings and I were younger, we used to help my mom out with baking. We slowed her down and made a mess, but it was fun for us. I licked the beaters then and I still lick the beaters. #WhenWeBake
My grandma was an amazing cook and I remember holidays filled with so many of her delicious foods. When she passed away my mother inherited her beloved recipe tin. Each year my mother and I would go through that tin every holiday picking out our favorite recipes written in my grandma’s handwriting and my mother taught me how to make each one. Now that I am grown I have inherited the treasured recipe tin and each holiday I spend special time with my children teaching them how to bake those special recipes. We share memories old and new and the recipes never fail to taste wonderful, almost as great as I remember my grandma making them. #WhenWeBake
You can always find a tub of Country Crock in my fridge. I love to bake sweets too!
Every year during blackberry season, my neighbor and I would pick buckets and buckets of berries; were around 9 or 10 years old. Then my mother would help us make pies. We did all the mixing, but mom rolled out the dough. Those were the best pies and I still remember it like it was yesterday. Oh and we're still good friends almost 40 years later.
My mom and I have a tradition since I was 8 years old every year to bake a ton of baked goods and enter them in a local fair, and we still continue this tradition 16 years later! #WhenWeBake
#WhenWeBake it's a time to celebrate family. Most of our recipes have been handed down through generations. It's a great time to share with my daughters how many hands have made the bread recipe we make (they are the 10th generation)...we talk about what it must have been like over hot coals, without the tools we have. When we make cookies, we are flooded with memories of the same sugar cookie recipe that my mom made for me when I was little, that her mother made for her. My girls love being in the kitchen to hear the stories, to share in the process and to celebrate the love that comes out of the oven and on to the table.