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Giveaway! Celebrating Every Day Occasions With Pillsbury Seasonal Cake & Cookie Mixes

by on May 2, 2013 · 101 comments

(Giveaway Over)

Hooray!  I have yet another fun giveaway from Pillsbury Baking.  The theme is “Celebrating Every Day Occasions”, one of which just happens to be the change of seasons.

Pillsbury Seasonal Mixes

With Spring in full bloom and Summer on the way, Pillsbury is introducing frosting, cake and cookie mixes that capture the essence of warmer months, vacations in the islands and the ice cream pops you used to eat as a kid.  I’ve sampled the Key Lime cake mix and the Orangesicle Cream Cookie mix.  Now it’s your turn.  However, before you find them on the baking aisle, take a shot at a free sample.  This giveaway includes the following:

• One box each Summer Seasonal Cake & Cookie Mixes
• Frostings (1 each of Creamy Supreme Key Lime and Creamy Supreme Orangesicle)
• $50 dollar Visa or American Express gift card — Total value of giveaway is $60

For a chance at receiving the sample pack, leave a tip in the comment section telling me how you celebrate every day occasions.  Make sure to comment before midnight on Sunday.  I will pick one comment the following Monday (May 6) and notify the commenter that day.

I’m looking forward to reading the ways you celebrate every day occasions.  Some of my favorite ways to celebrate are

— by grilling dinner (or letting Todd grill dinner) and serving it with a bottle of wine and a fun dessert.

— planting a new herb or flower.  I’ve always been a terrible gardener, but I keep at it anyway and have found that with practice and trying new and different plants, I’ve actually managed to grow a few things.

— baking something seasonal. Obviously, Pillsbury made that easy by sending samples of Key Lime and Orange Creamsicle cake mix.


Inspired by all the green in my yard and my success with the front garden, I decided to take advantage of the new lime cake mix and make a cupcake version of the Creamy Lemon Lime Cake recipe on the back of the cake mix box.  Todd loved them.  I thought they were pretty good too.

lime cupcake

But I have to admit, I liked the flavor of the orange cookie mix even better.  Plus Pillsbury had a few interesting recipes that called for it, including these Orange Twist Pinwheel Sandwich Cookies.  These were Fuzz’s favorite.

orangesice orange cream pinwheels

Now it’s your turn to try the new items.  Good luck with the giveaway, and if you have a chance, stop by the Pillsbury Baking Facebook Page to check out all the special promotions including the Create Your Own Celebration Calendar which is pretty cute.

 Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Pillsbury, but I sampled the treats and the opinions expressed are my own.

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Published on May 2, 2013
Nicole May 2, 2013 at 9:00 am

I like to celebrate everyday occasions by getting outside! Before it gets too hot here in Austin it’s nice to get out in the evenings and enjoy the beautiful city!

Rachel May 2, 2013 at 9:00 am

I celebrate everyday occasions by sharing a treat with my kids…a piece of chocolate in their lunch, a cookie after dinner, extra toppings for their ice cream. Anything that will make them smile and feel just a little bit more special!

Mandy Blank May 2, 2013 at 9:01 am

Now and then, we’ll have a living room picnic with the kids. We’ll spread a big blanket on the floor and all sit there in front of cartoons and eat our lunch/dinner. It’s a lot of fun!!

Maureen May 2, 2013 at 9:02 am

I will make something sweet for dinner. I have been known to bake just some brownies or a white chocolate cheese bars for a just event. A just event is something special for that day.

Mindy Sauther May 2, 2013 at 9:22 am

We take advantage of the warm weather by grilling and eating on the deck. I like to make treats too and the kids share with the neighbors.

CindyD May 2, 2013 at 9:33 am

We celebrate by calling our daughter to share the event.

Cheryl May 2, 2013 at 9:48 am

We usually get our now adult family together each of us bringing something to the celebration. I usually end up with the bread, dessert and salad. The best celebration dinners are BBQs and sitting around watching a HBO presentation.

Allison May 2, 2013 at 9:49 am

By getting a bottle of wine and maybe a more expensive cut of meat.

tiffany May 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

I usually make a fancy dinner with steaks and potatoes and spinach. Those new cake mixes look interesting. I’ve seen them at Target but not tried them yet.

Shari May 2, 2013 at 10:32 am

If it’s an everyday celebration, we’ll have something for dinner that everyone likes, and maybe pull cupcakes out of the freezer. P.S. I was just thinking that biscoff might go really well with orange – I bet biscoff frosting on creamsicle cupcakes would be good!

Carolyn May 2, 2013 at 10:35 am

We celebrate everyday occaisions with a special dessert… for example, instead of ice cream in a bowl, I make sundae’s in waffle bowls, making a favourite cookie, etc.

Stephanie-Oh May 2, 2013 at 10:49 am

We celebrate the warm, gorgeous weather by grilling and eating on the deck.

Jennifer J-W May 2, 2013 at 11:27 am

We celebrate by going on a walk (okay, a walk to the ice cream shop down the road.)

Mary Lynn May 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

We are celebrating the warm weather by eating dinner out on the deck.

Carol May 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm

We celebrate the warm weather by going to our local Dairy Queen. We buy our favorite treats and then sit outside on their picnic tables and people watch.

Teresa May 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

We celebrate by hanging out together! And with ice cream with homemade hot fudge sauce……

polly May 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I like to begin celebrating the weather change by getting the grill ready for our busy spring and summer.

Rhonda S in Wyoming May 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm

When my 7 yr old has a great day at school, we go get ice cream and go to the skate park! He likes to talk, so a good day at school is a wonderful reason to celebrate!

Mami2jcn May 2, 2013 at 12:14 pm

We make homemade ice cream when we want to celebrate! It tastes incredible and the kids think it’s fun!

Rebecca May 2, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I celebrate every day occasions by spending time outside on my balcony!

Carole Resnick May 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

a special everyday dessert dressed-up

Jessie C. May 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

We celebrate great weather by going out picnic in the park or by the river.

Danielle T May 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm

we celebrate fridays by drinking out of champagne flutes (just for juice, to be fun!)

Emily May 2, 2013 at 12:29 pm

We celebrate with BOGO Dairy Queen blizzards

Patty H May 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm

We celebrate with our daughters and their families usually with a cake my daughter decorates. She is really good at it. Whomever gets the cake feels very special.

Gianna May 2, 2013 at 12:47 pm

A delicious frosted cake for any day is always nice for a surprise celebration.

Emilia H. May 2, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Usually celebrations involve food in some way. Whether baking or cooking something special or ordering out. But sometimes I celebrate by buying something I’ve had my eye on for a while, like a special book.

Juli May 2, 2013 at 1:17 pm

we used to have waffles for dinners, which i thought was pretty cool.

cardamonbraid May 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm

By nature i’m always a explorer looking for a challenge. When it comes to celebrating any occasion is trying to make something that someone can’t leave the house without asking How did you make that or can I have the recipe.

Pam May 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I celebrate by telling my husband “I Love You” every single day!

Julie Depue May 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

We like to celebrate an average day, by leaving a special note in a lunch bag or on a car seat, letting the person know that today they are thought of. Have even left an anonymous note for neighbors and coworkers. It’s great to see how it brightens someone’s day.

barbara n May 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

We celebrate every day occasions by joining with family and friends for a big pot luck dinner!

kris May 2, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I start with decorating the mantel to a theme each month, then bake stuff in that theme all month long. Since the weather is nice get together with family and friends more with bbq and pool parties!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie May 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I celebrate everyday occasions by enjoying a good meal outside

Karen May 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

A just because day usually means hanging out in my pajamas longer and having homemade popcorn/oranges or apples for supper and watching a movie or reading a book. If I want to bake it will be a loaf of bread like cheddar cheese or cottage cheese dill bread.
I like the idea of both flavors of cake mix but the orangesicle one really catches my taste buds.

pitpat May 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Going for a car ride together and stopping for a treat.

Leslie A. May 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Every once in a while I like to set a nice table, light a few candles, and make one of our favorite dinners. This is typically followed by a homemade dessert. :)

Michelle R. May 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I celebrate with my family by making something nice for dinner and dessert and doing something together, such as watching a movie or TV show we all enjoy.

Jason May 2, 2013 at 2:38 pm

We celebrate with some grilling! Sitting on the deck while some awesome stuff sizzles on the grill is a great way to celebrate!

Margot C May 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm

It doesn’t take that much to make a day special, make it a celebration – flowers on the table … and cake (!) are my recommendations.

Anne May 2, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Since I love to bake, I usually celebrate everyday occasions with something freshly baked to suit the occasion.

Vera K May 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I like to have some fresh flowers in a vase near the kitchen sink.

Phyllis May 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Having my husband grill the entire meal and eating it outside makes any day special.

Jennie May 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

We always seem to celebrate by getting the family and extended family together for lunch or dinner!

krista May 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm

baking has always been the way we celebrate anything here. i remember my mom always made me brownies on report card day and it is tradition i want to keep alive

Callie May 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I celebrate everyday occasions by enjoying a hot cup of coffee with creamer!

Andrea D. May 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm

My way to celebrate everyday is making a yummy meal with dessert since I don’t make them very often. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Amber May 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

My way of celebrating everyday is by baking. I love baking and the joy that it can bring to others!

Mel C May 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

My favorite way to celebrate everyday is by making cupcakes! I have a little plastic cupcake holder that I send to school with my granddaughter. She is in kindergarten and can read very well, so I give her little reminders of how much I love her taped on the cupcake holder. A different message whenever she takes one to school.

Caley May 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I like surprising people with little gifts, like something I bake, flowers, or a small luxury I know they will enjoy.

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