Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

So it’s time for another Try It Kit from Raley’s and Something Extra! This kit is themed with Spring Baking and I got… CAKE MIX! Mmmm cake. So this post is a review, recipe and a coupon giveaway all rolled into one!

Hilltop Homemaker: Try It Cupcakes

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Folk Magazine Spring Issue

So I had the chance to review the new Spring Issue of Folk Magazine this week. When you first open it, you see the editor, Ben holding a dozen beautiful brown eggs in a field of tall green grasses. Spring is upon us.
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Nob Hill Soup and a Giveaway!

I signed up with Raley’s Something Extra Try-It Program quite a while ago. In it, Raley’s will send you a free kit to try try a product, see how you like it, then share it with your friends. There have been a few offers come and go, and finally I got selected for one! And not just some random offer I wouldn’t use…it was for Nob Hill All-Natural Soup. SCORE! Hilltop Hubby and I LOVE these soups!

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Snow Day And Seed Giveaway Link

Hilltop Homemaker: Snow

View out my front door

We are having our first snow day of the season here! I know for some of us it’s a little early to put seeds in the ground, but it’s not too early to think about what you are going to plant. Since I’ve lived in California, I haven’t had a garden. I’ve decided that this is the year to change that! I always loved my gardens back in Texas, even when it was a small patio one.

One of my favorite gardening blogs, Your Small Kitchen Garden, is doing a giveaway for free vegetable seeds. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents and is open until February 24th. He is giving away tomatoes, peppers and squash seeds, so get your entry in today! (Note, this is not my giveaway, I just wanted to share it with everyone!)

Your Small Kitchen Garden is also on Facebook (where I first found it!) and not only talks about growing your own food, but also how to cook and preserve it. He also posts some neat tips on his Facebook page so be sure to give him a like!Snow 2