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Foodie Freebie Friday: King Arthur Flour



Yes... it's Tuesday and a slight shift in announcing this week's Foodie Freebie! It's been quite a hectic weekend and my husband declared yesterday as a day off from the internet/blogging so we could spend some quality time. I definitely enjoyed being away but there's a freebie to be given out to a lucky reader!

This week, we've been experiencing some cool temperature here in Chicago reminiscent to fall weather. It makes me want to bake all day and fill the house up with the aroma of fresh baked treats! Well this week, I'm featuring a favorite company of mine when I have baking needs - King Arthur Flour.

King Arthur Flour
Started in Boston in 1790 and now based in Norwich, Vermont, America’s oldest flour company has grown from a regional staple to a brand known nationwide not only for its high-quality flours but for our passion in sharing the joy of baking; from a small mail-order business with five employees in 1990 to the premier baking resource with nearly 200 employees today; from a family-owned operation for five generations to a 100 percent employee-owned business. King Arthur Flour - the Baker’s Catalogue offers more than 1,000 professional-grade baking tools and ingredients through its catalogue, online at kingarthurflour.com/shop, and at The Baker’s Store in Norwich, Vermont. - KAF site
Did you know King Arthur Flour is America’s oldest flour company, founded in 1790? To put it into context, George Washington had just been elected to his first term in office when it was founded!

This week's Foodie Freebie is a subscription to King Arthur's Flour Mix 'n Magic Baking Club! For the month of September, a lucky reader will receive King Arthur mixes and ingredients needed to do some delightful baking–in one special package. This month's package will include whole-grain baking mixes including:




Whole Grain Buttermilk Bran Muffins
- "These golden buttermilk muffins are enriched with a healthy hit of fiber."





Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
- "Oatmeal-cranberry cookies feature the sweet, nutty taste of oats, and the tang of dried cranberries."





Soft Molasses Cookies
- "Old-fashioned molasses cookies are delightfully chewy and nicely spicy."





Date Bars
- "Rich, moist, sweet date filling spooned onto a tender oatmeal crust, topped with streusel–now THAT’S comfort food!"



Ready to win this set? Read on to find out how...

Some guidelines:
- Giveaway is only for those who live in the United States - my apologies to my international readers!
- You must have a valid email address (within your comment or blog link) so that you can be contacted if you win.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering:

- What is your favorite food to bake? (Bread, cookies, cakes, scones, something else?)


Deadline:
Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 12 midnight CST.

ONE WINNER will be randomly chosen by Random. Org's Interger Generator based on the number of your comment and will be announced on Friday, September 4, 2009. Good luck!

* Pictures featured in this post are from King Arthur's Flour site.

64 comments

  1. What a fun giveaway for bakers!

    I love baking cookies! :)

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  2. I love baking cake and making the whole house smell delicious!

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  3. i love love love to bake cookies..tons and tons of cookies..

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  4. I love baking breads, though I don't do it often. The house smells so great when it's done!

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  5. My favorite item to bake is banana bread. I love to add nuts, chocolate, etc... I make sure that every time I bake it, I have enough for my house and enough to give away.

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  6. Oh, I LOVE KAF. Ha, apparently I love them so much I shorten the name to an acronym. :D

    My favorite thing to bake is plain old whole wheat bread. KAF recipe, in fact. It's nice having a yeast recipe so in the bag that I keep little containers of the mixed dry ingredients in the freezer so when I want to make bread, I just dump the liquid then that container into the bread machine.

    Hey, I only use it for the mix and raise! :p

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  7. I'm by no means an expert baker yet..but the first thing that I learned to bake - banana bread/muffins, remain my favorite. They are easy, delicious and come out delicious every time!

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  8. My favorite thing to bake is my in-law's "Crazy Cake" we prepare for Jake, my stepson who has severe food allergies.

    He is allergic to eggs, nuts, treenuts, shellfish, canteloupe, watermelon.

    It is quite a task to constantly check everything to make sure these types of foods are not used in anything Jake eats.

    The crazy cake was a popular cake baked during the depression and does not call for eggs.

    3 cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups white sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    3/4 cup vegetable oil
    2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 cups cold water

    I really enjoy the taste of it as it has its own distinctive moist chocolate taste if prepared the right way!

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  9. I used to do a lot of quickbreads- so many different sweet and savory options. Recently though, I've overcome my fear of yeast and have been baking bread, pizza and rolls like crazy!

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  10. I love hosting brunch for friends, and one of my favorite things to bake is a blackberry cream cheese coffeecake I discovered at a B&B in wine country a couple of years ago. It's fun switching up the flavors with whatever jam or perserves I have on hand- strawberry, peach, blueberry. Mmmm, maybe I'll make one this weekend!

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  11. I love baking cakes or cookies. I am very interested in baking bread. Your site inspires me to try!

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  12. I love baking sweets, but in the fall, pumpkin breads and muffins are always on the list!

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  13. Great giveaway! I love baking cookies - yum!

    evitawylie at hotmail dot com

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  14. I'm jealous of your cooler temperatures! Although it is only supposed to be in the LOW 90's here this week.

    I absolutely love to bake cakes... preferably tall delicious layer cakes!

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  15. I love to bake in general, but cookies are probably my favorite. Everyone likes cookies, so they are a definite crowd pleaser!

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  16. Breads are definitely my favorites - quick breads, yeast breads, I love them all.

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  17. I love baking cookies. It's so easy and it tastes so much better than storebought!

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  18. Hope pizza dough counts, 'cause that's my favorite bread to make. Although I have a weakness for chocolate layer cake too. I'm guessing we feel the same way about low carb diets!

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  19. Biscuits or cornbread, but I also really love muffins.

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  20. I love baking in general. It's something that's been passed to me from my mom. My mom used to do all of the baking for our family. She would make the best carrot cake and banana bread. So now that she's retired, she's made me the head baker and wanna-be pastry chef for the family. It's fun!

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  21. i love making cupcakes, people love them and they're so fun to dress up!

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  22. I love baking yeast breads. There's something therapeutic to hand-kneading dough at the end of a long day.

    Scones would be a close second though.

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  23. I love baking banana blueberry bread & mocha toffee brownies. Ohhhh, my stomach just growled at me for saying it, too!!!

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  24. I've never heard of KAF! I enjoy baking pound cakes the most.

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  25. I'm not much of a baker, but I like making cookies. I'd love to get better at making bread. I suppose I just need to practice more, eh? :-)

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  26. I like to bake anything chocolate!

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  27. Definitely love baking cookies! Also LOVE baking with King Arthur products and my King Arthur cookbook!

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  28. Cookies! Always with KA Flour of course :)

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  29. I'm a big cookie and Blondie type of girl but more recently I have started getting into breads (which of course means I love you BBA posts!)

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  30. I'm not a terrific baker, but I do like to make muffins and banana bread.

    I'm branching out into using yeast, but I'm skeeerrred!!

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  31. I love baking cakes, I'm trying to improve my decorating skills.

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  32. Bread, bread, bread ! Cookies also :)

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  33. Cookies! Because you don't have to worry about them rising like you do with cakes or bread. Plus if all else fails, you can always just eat the dough!

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  34. My favorite thing to bake is chocolate chip cookies (because my favorite thing to eat is warm, gooey cookies fresh from the oven!).

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  35. I loooove to bake bread! It makes the whole house smell amazing, and there are so many possibilities for meals with it. And my kid loves it, too! :)

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  36. I love to bake quick breads and muffins because I can take one recipe and vary it in many ways.

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  37. My favorite thing to bake is a cookie called Angie's Italian Cookie. So yummy! They melt in your mouth.

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  38. What a great contest...I LOVE baking cupcakes.

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  39. Baking bread is always fun, but chocolate chip cookies may be the best!

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  40. I would love to start baking bread, but so far (as a working student) I haven't found the time! So right now my version of baking is just cookies and brownies... they're still tasty though!

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  41. i love baking pretty much anything. But cupcakes seem to be my favorite right now :)

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  42. Today has been a bread baking day, but you'll usually find me baking cakes!

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  43. My baking favorites depend on the season. In spring and summer I love baking the light fruity things. While fall and summer i'm all about baking with the pumpkin and pies

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  44. I love making cookies, cakes and desserts. I come from a family of 4 boys and only one girl. I loved baking and having my brothers eat up every last crumb of whatever I made.

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  45. Ooohhhh!!! What a fantastic giveaway!!!

    Hmm...that's a hard choice...I'm constantly baking cookies...and lots of them! :)

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  46. I love to bake cookies...but more importantly eat cookie dough!

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  47. I love to make banana bread with chocolate chips. My second fav is to bake muffins!!

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  48. Cookies wins hands down. What a yummy contest idea!

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  49. Most commonly baked is banana bread.

    I love to experiment with cakes and cupcakes.

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  50. I think my favorite thing to bake will always be cookies, but I've been discovering a new love of bakin bread!

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  51. Truthfully, I can't pick a favorite thing. I'm a cookie/bread/cake kind of girl.

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  52. I love to make crisps and cookies! I love warm blueberry crisp!!

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  53. I love King Arthur's recipes for their hints and basics. I just got their baking book.

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  54. My favorites change depending on season, but going into fall I have to say my favorite would be quick breads. More specifically, I love to load up pumpkin bread with apples, cranberries, ginger, and all my fall favorites!

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  55. I love baking pies! Quick breads and cakes are also high on the list as are scones.

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  56. I love to bake cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite.

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  57. Cupcakes are my favorite! :o) But I really wouldn't turn down any baked goods!!

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  58. I love baking bread. Homemade bread just taste so much better!

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  59. Awww I wish I wouldnt have missed this!! I just got my sourdough starter and crock from King Arthur Flour! I love the company!
    Congrats to the winner!
    As for the fall feeling, fall is my fav, for baking and all the fun times. Sadly here in Sacramento CA 100+ degrees keep fall at bay :(

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