Monday, August 30, 2010

Nestle Toll House Back-to-school kit Review & Give-a-way...


Do you all love cookies? I'll be honest I am not much of a cook, but I LOVE to bake! So when Nestle Toll House sent us a Back-to-school kit we were all so excited!

The transition from summer to school signals the start of busier schedules, which can make it challenging for families to stay connected. That's why Nestle Toll House is sharing new ideas, occasions and reasons to bake -- because baking brings people together and helps make memories. Now is the perfect time to find sweet ways to connect and spend time together!

So we opened the kit and did just that! Inside the kit we were excited to find Nestle Toll House aprons, Nestle Toll House cookie dough and morsel coupons, Nestle Toll House Mini Toppers and Nestle Toll House recipe cards! Jace and Grady couldn't wait to go to Wal-Mart and pick out some cookies, morsels and even a few extra things to make something off of one of the recipe cards included in the kit!

Here is what we got...


Of course we had to make Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip cookies, Sugar cookies and I snuck in Nestle Toll House Ultimates Chocolate Chips & Chunks with Pecans YUM! We should have taken a lot more pictures than we did, but Craig and I were both trying to help the boys, or they were trying to help us, and then we didn't want to burn any, ha! So I will tell you that we love the cookies, like these sugar ones that come in a big block. They are together but have lines where you just break them off and they are pre-cut or pre-sized I guess you would say! It makes it so easy to tell how big they should be and they come out just perfect!


We not only made the cookies but took one of the recipes from the recipe cards sent and made Dipped Pretzals!
(The recipe is above, I'm pretty sure if you click on the picture it will zoom in so you can see it, if you can't and want it just let me know I'd be happy to send it to you!)

(Jace loved helping measure the ingredients and decorate the pretzels)


They were so easy to dip and make...


and I think they turned out really well, I can't wait to make them again...they would be perfect for a party, or to decorate and bag with a little ribbon around the holidays!


We even made some and took them to our old neighbors house and gave him some for his birthday!


We had so much fun baking cookies and making pretzels as a family and Nestle Toll House wants to give 2 of The Jackson Five Family readers the opportunity to do the same! Before I tell you about the giveaway I will share with you a few ways Nestle Toll House can help you and your family stay connected during the back-to-school season or any time for that matter!
  • Brighten your child’s day by packing a homemade chocolate chip cookie in their lunch, along with a note letting them know you’re thinking about them while they’re at school.
  • Play with your food! For fun after-school activities, use NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Refrigerated Cookie Dough to create cookie puzzles and other fun cookie games the whole family can enjoy.
  • Sweeten someone’s day by helping your children bake cookies to give to their favorite teacher, secretary, school nurse, or bus driver as a special treat.



Nestle Toll House is so kind to offer two of The Jackson Five Family readers each an exclusive Nestle Toll House back-to-school kit! Each kit includes 1 adult apron, 1 child apron, exclusive Toll House recipe cards, Nestle Toll House Mini Morsel Toppers and a variety of Nestle Toll House coupons good towards the purchase of Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough and Morsels!

*IN ORDER TO ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY , YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THE JACKSON FIVE FAMILY BLOG. TO FOLLOW ME CLICK ON THE "FOLLOW" BUTTON ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF MY BLOG. EASY PEASY :) IF YOU ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY AND YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC FOLLOWER THEN ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE FORFEITED!!!*

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please tell me why you would love to receive a Nestle Toll House back to school kit :)


EXTRA ENTRIES: Make sure that you leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing that you do for the entries to be counted! (PLEASE LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL IN ONE OF THE COMMENTS)

1 Entry- Become a follower of Nestle Toll House on Facebook!

1 Entry-Sign up for one of my other give-a-ways and let me know which one you signed up for! (IT CAN NOT BE THIS GIVEAWAY)

1 Entry-Sign up to follow The Jackson Five Family Blog *remember you must be a follower anyways for your entries to count in the 1st place* :)

1 Entry
-Subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feed in your inbox. Just type in your e-mail on the right of my blog, make sure you confirm your subscription as well!



1 Entry-Become a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook.

1 Entry
-Grab my button and add it to your page!


3 Entries
-Go to The Jackson Five Family Blog Facebook Fan page and Suggest our page to your friends! To suggest us to your friends just click on the "Suggest to Friends" link in the top left hand corner under our logo!
(remember for 3 entries to count you must leave a separate comment for each...so #1 comment "suggested fb friends 1" #2 comment "suggested fb friends 2" #3 comment "suggested fb friends 3" I can not keep track if you don't leave a SEPARATE comment for each! thanks :)

Rules
: Open to readers in the US only! Give-a-way ends September 6th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.


(I want to thank Nestle Toll House
for sending me a back-to-school kit, my family had lots of fun baking together)


(I was sent a Nestle Toll House Back-to-school kit free of charge to review. The things you read here are my honest opinions of the products reviewed! I was not paid in any way to say anything you read here!)

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150 comments:

  1. I'm a google follower! I want to win this because you can't call it a cookie without Nestle! Nestle make everything taste better. The chocolate covered pretzels are also a great treat. They don't survive long enough in our house to give away. Yum!

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  4. I am a google follower, I would love to have this as I am a mom of 5 children and we would have so much fun baking.

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  11. I love nestle products. They are always good. It looks like some really fun activities to do. I would love to have this for my family.
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  14. I am always looking for things to do with my grands. This really fits the bill

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  22. OK, I L-O-V-E chocolate chip cookies and I would love to win this!!!!! :)

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  23. My teenagers would have a lot of fun with this.

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  37. I'm a google follower and would really love to receive the Nestle's Toll House Back-to-school kit because I'm a Nestle's lover from way back -1949! Yummy! swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  42. I have 5 grandchildren that would love to come home after school to some warm treats. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  51. Baking cookies with Liz and Tristan is one of my favorite things to do.
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  52. With not a lot of time to bake- this kit would be AWESOME to have! Thanks for teh awesome giveaway!

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  55. this would be great! who doesn't love cookies?? my sons would love this!

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  56. I'm a follower.
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  57. Blog follower! I would LOVE to win this. Like you, I'm an ok cook, but I love baking! I've grown up using Nestle products and have so many fond memories baking. My son and I love to bake new things and while sometimes they turn out less than perfect, we always have fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. What a generous giveaway! I would love to win this because I've just started up another semester in school, and working full-time and planning the wedding has really been stressful. I have been wanting to invite my girlfriends over to put together some DIY wedding projects.. if I won this, it would be fun to have another excuse/incentive for them to come over! Who can resist yummy cookies, treats? :)

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  68. Hey Jenna...I would love to win this giveaway because it just seems like something fun and easy I could do with my 4 little kids. And I know its something they would enjoy.

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  92. i know my daughter and her sleepover friends would have fun
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  113. First of all, I'm a Nestle Toll House junkie. Not a Christmas has gone by in twenty years where I haven't made over 200 Toll House Cookies to share with family and friends. So to get this Toll House gift pack, it would help get this year's tradition started. Not only that, I'm a math and science teacher so what better way to teach my third graders measurement than with cookie baking, right?

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  131. I'd love to win because this would be a great activity!

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