Monday, November 19, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Giving Guide & Giveaways - Cassie's Country Cupboard - Review and Giveaway ends on 12/03/2012...

"Your Start to Homemade!"  

Gift idea and give-a-way #11 is sponsored by Cassie's Country Cupboard.

This Thursday is Thanksgiving and Saturday is "Small Business Saturday" (--Shop small and support a local business in your area.)  With that being said I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you all to Cassie's Country Cupboard, one of our local small businesses.

Cassie Menchhofer, owner of Cassie's Country Cupboard  started experimenting with make-ahead items that would save both time and money after having her first child.  After doing quite a bit of research, she found that a lot of the ingredients in prepackaged convenience foods were unnecessary and probably not what she would want to feed her family.  

That's when Cassie's Country Cupboard began.  Cassie developed a line of handy pantry items that require only a few homemade touches and none of the "scary" ingredients (preservatives, MSG, artifical dyes) you can find in other products. She offers you dry mix goods such as cookies, breads, pancakes, and dip mixes to help you get a "head start to homemade"!

I was excited when she dropped off a gift basket full of item's perfect for the holiday season.  

Included in the gift basket was: Pumpkin Cranberry Bread and Muffins ($6), Pumpkin Dip ($3), Mulled Wine and Cider Mix ($3) and Holiday Aromatic ($2).

The first product tried was the Pumpkin Cranberry Bread and Muffin Mix.  I decided to make muffins for the family.  These were so easy to make and sooooo good!  Added to the mix was canned pumpkin which made the muffins so moist. They had so much flavor.  We loved that they had chunks of cranberry in them.  The boys added some whipped cream to theirs and they were delish straight from the oven. 

My favorite was the Pumpkin Dip. Simply add canned pumpkin and cream cheese to the mix and you have a dessert that won't last long.  We ate ours with graham crackers and it was seriously addicting.  I could have just ate it with a spoon, it was that good.  The boys loved this too.  

Cassie also sent over the Mulled Wine and Cider mix to try.  I had a little get together on my birthday earlier this month and made the mulled wine.  Everyone loved it.  Simply add red wine to the spices and you have a warm treat. 

She also sent a satchel of her Holiday Aromatic which made my house smell so good!  Thank you, Cassie!! :-)


Cassie's Country Cupboard offers so many products-- Whether you need something to bring to Thanksgiving or are looking for a unique gift for that teacher, coworker or loved one, Cassie is ready to help you give the perfect gift this year!

Overall, I was very impressed with the products we were able to try.  Her items are very inexpensive, but taste so good.  I will definitely be supporting this small business in the future and trying more items, I hope you will too!!

Products Available:

Pancakes – *Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Oatmeal, Wheat Bran – Customer favorites!
– oatmeal has no added sugar and contains whole wheat flour
Cappuccino Muffins
*Pumpkin Cranberry Bread & Muffins
Garlic & Herb Beer Bread

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies
Choc-oat Chip Cookies
*Gingerbread Cookies 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Granola – sweetened with pure locally produced Ohio maple syrup ($5 for 8oz bag) – limited availability depending on syrup stock
Almond Coconut
Walnut Cranberry

Soup and Sides
Lentil & Barley Soup
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (vegetarian option available) Salt free!
Curry Couscous

Fiesta Rub, Dip and Dressing
Dill Dip and Dressing
Cappuccino Spread – great on bagels or with Cappuccino Muffins!
Garlic & Herb Cheese Spread
Chicken Rub – great for beer can chicken on the grill!
Rosemary Lemon Rub
Original BBQ Seasoning
Sweet & Savory BBQ Seasoning
Creole Seasoning
Chimichurri Seasoning

Vienna Coffee
Hot Choco Coffee
*Mulled Wine and Cider Mix – enough for ½ gallon of cider or 1 bottle of wine

Also Available:
*Holiday Aromatic – simmer spices on stove to release scent, can be reused if refrigerated (not a food item)

*Seasonal availability

To learn more about Cassie's Country Cupboard or to place an order please visit: 

(419) 852-0839

**Under the Ohio Cottage Food Laws, Cassie's Country Cupboard cannot sell any of their products outside of their home state of Ohio  :-( BUT they can ship to anywhere in the U.S. for the giveaway!!  So go ahead and enter :-)

- WIN IT -

One lucky reader will win all of the products that I received above --Pumpkin Cranberry Bread and Muffin Mix, Pumpkin Dip, Mulling Spices and the Holiday Aromatic.


  Disclaimer:  Cassie's Country Cupboard provided The Jackson Five Family Blog with a complimentary product sample to conduct this reader review and giveaway.  However, our opinions of the product(s) are entirely our own and we have not been paid to publish positive sentiments towards the company or their products!      


  1. I want to try the Garlic & Herb Cheese Spread

  2. The pumpkin pancakes sound awesome!

  3. I think the oatmeal pancakes and the cranberry muffin mix.:)

  4. I like to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  5. I'd li8ke to try the Mulled Wine and Cider Mix

  6. The Gingerbread Cookies sound good.

  7. i'd like to try the dill dip and dressing

  8. yum pumpkin pancakes sound awesome
    pin as jacksondeb debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  9. I want to try the Choc-oat Chip Cookies.

  10. Mulled wine and cider mix.

    Thank you,

  11. Gingerbread cookies and the mulled wine mix would be awesome together!!

  12. Gingerbread Cookies sound great!

  13. I'd like to try the Chicken & Wild Rice soup

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

  14. The Lentil & Barley Soup sounds tasty

  15. i love pumpkin dip!

  16. I would love to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies!

  17. I would love to try the Cappuccino Muffins

  18. I would like to try the Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

  19. I'd like to try the Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies, yummy!

  20. Cranberry White chocolate cookies..I never met a cookie I did not like.

  21. The Cappuccino Muffins looks yummy! tylerpants(at)

  22. I would like to try the Garlic & Herb Cheese Spread.

    Lisa Garner

  23. id love the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  24. I'd try the Lentil & Barley Soup first
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  25. the Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies sound yummy!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  26. pecan granola

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

  27. the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  28. I would love to try the Cappuccino Muffins.


  29. I'd like to try their hot choco coffee.

  30. I would love to try the Gingerbread Cookies.