Truly natural...and they mean business

Cookie baking season is upon us. If you're short on time like I am or expecting last minute holiday guests (or you just ran out of eggs), it may not be feasible to make your cookies from scratch. An excellent, natural alternative is Wholly Wholesome.

Their Bake-at-Home line of cookies are delectable. My family and I had the opportunity to try the different variations of the ready-to-bake cookies and I was highly impressed with the chewy texture and how homemade-like they tasted. I also love the option of only baking a few cookies at a time, otherwise the chances of having any left over for hubby when he gets home from work are slim to none. Baking a few at a time is very simple with the pre-cut feature. Take out what you need and put the rest back in the freezer.

The base ingredients in a Wholly Wholesome Bake-at-Home cookie are: natural unsalted butter, organic evaporated cane juice, whole eggs, pure vanilla extract, unbleached/unbromated wheat flour and real molasses. Wholly Wholesome also makes consumers aware that their cookie doughs are made in a facility that uses peanuts and tree nuts, which may affect consumers with allergies.

Perfect for this time of year are their Holiday Cut Out Cookies. They come in pre-cut shapes of bells, stars and trees. Ready-to-bake and decorate. A fun little project for some snowy afternoon.

You will not only find incredible cookies at Wholly Wholesome but pies, cheesecakes, tea breads, pocket breads and so on.

Wholly Wholesome products are available at select Whole Foods Markets, as well as various other natural food markets around the U.S. and Canada.

We have a GREAT holiday giveaway for you from Wholly Wholesome!

We are giving away FIVE "Gift Packs" to FIVE MTW readers. The Gift Packs include:
Wholly Wholesome utensils - a spatula, pie server, basting brush, wire whisk and a coupon to Wholly Wholesome! The free coupon will be good for ANY of their products.

To enter, send an email to mumsthewurd[at]gmail[dot]com with "Natural" in the subject line and feel free to let us know what your favorite holiday cookie is (and the recipe too, if you'd like!) ***Also, please indicate in your email if you'd like to receive product updates from Wholly Wholesome, as they'd love to share the info with you! This is optional, of course.

We will choose five winners on Friday, November 23rd at 10 pm CST. Good luck!

Ever try a lollitop?

...I have and they are deliciously adorable! Over at Clothesline Candy, you'll find a line of flavorful lollitop tees that are sure to catch the attention of passersby. The quality of the tees are excellent and the embroidery is so colorful and durable. Plus, they arrive all packaged up as a lollipop, which is a very unique gift idea. Those are just some of the reasons why I like Clothesline Candy's line of tees so much.

Hailey is showing off her "Trendsetter" lollitop (available for $17.50 right now). This tee is quite fitting for my little "queen" and says a lot about her mother's fashion sense. =)

A fantastic note about Clothesline Candy is that they are all about helping children in need. Check out their sweetest gift page to learn about all of the donations they have made to charities and are making presently. Just so you are aware, when you purchase a "champ" or "knock-out" lollitop, 50% of the sale's proceeds go toward helping fight juvenile cancer.

Clothesline Candy owner Danielle Cohen's line of lollitop tees debuted in the spring of 2005 and are still a favorite of media and consumers out there. Even by the Tiger Woods' family!

This holiday season, check to see if there is a "candy shop" near you or feel free to make a purchase from their online store where the lollitops are sold at a reasonable price of around $19.00 each. Can't beat that for an adorable gift idea. Decorate your wrapped gift with a lollitop tied into the bow around the package! A unique idea that is sure to get oohs and aahs from everyone around.

***Clothesline Candy would like to offer MTW readers the following discounts on order made through their online boutique:

Enter mtw10 for $10 off any order over $30
Enter mtw20 for $20 off any order over $75

Thank you Clothesline Candy!***