Safeway Basket of Baking Inspiration
Safeway Basket of Baking Inspiration

Safeway Basket of Baking Inspiration

I didn’t mean to let my holiday baking get behind this year. I promised myself this year I wouldn’t be out buying cookies on Christmas Eve, again.  I even got a great start when I receive a fabulous basket of baking products from Safeway a few weeks ago. It arrived just after my son asked his girlfriend to marry him and just before the engagement party her mother invited us to.

I immediately whipped up the Red Velvet cupcake mix for the party since that my future daughter-in-laws favorite flavor. The cupcakes looked fabulous and I loved using special cupcake holders for the event; but in the excitement, I didn’t take a photo. I wasn’t worried, I figured I had so many other opportunities to share them with any of the other products included in the basket that I didn’t give it another thought.

Engagement Party with Red Velvet Cupcakes - in the red and white cupcake holders

Engagement Party with Red Velvet Cupcakes

But then life started getting in the way. First we had to make the decision to put our sweet pup down. We didn’t realize how much it would affect us both.  And then the tragedy in CT happened and I sat immobilized for days unable to think about the coming holiday.

We decided we needed to get away for a few days and recoup so that’s what we did. We drove to the other side of the state to our favorite little town where we were sure we’d have snow. And snow it did!

We’ll be here a few days so I brought along some of that Safeway baking basket with me and the two of us got our holidays back on schedule by making brownie pops and listening the Christmas Carols. I didn’t need to bring much, just an 8”x 8” pan, some oil, non-stick spray, and an egg. Everything else is included in the kit.

Funfetti Brownie Pop Balls  - just a few ingredients necessary and easy to make

Funfetti Brownie Pop Balls – just a few ingredients necessary and easy to make

Brownie Shaping - sampling was happening prior to rolling into balls. We knew they were going to be delicious!

Brownie Shaping – sampling was happening prior to rolling into balls. We knew they were going to be delicious!

After chilling, the brownie pops were ready for dipping!

After chilling, the brownie pops were ready for dipping!

It’s funny how the act of baking together can help set things right. Watching my husband roll the brownies from squares into balls made me smile. And he laughed when I licked the cup after dipping the balls. Those are the memories I want to remember from this holiday season.

I thank Safeway for the wonder basket of inspiration and I will be making up the rest of them when we get home.

 The Safeway Chef Assistant App - Download for free at the Apple iTunes Store

The Safeway Chef Assistant App – Download for free at the Apple iTunes Store

Share the Safeway Cheer!

  • Stay current on deals and promotions with Safeway on Facebook and on Twitter
  • Get holiday inspiration and recipes for holiday meals, sides, baking, and dessert and drink pairings Safeway’s Pinterest page
  • Safeway Chef Assistant app – a fun and free app that offers holiday recipes and tips, a baking timer, and a fun “Virtual Cupcake Decorator.” A mess-free virtual cupcake that you can email or share on Facebook and Twitter. Follow #SafewayChefAssistant hashtag on Twitter.
  • Enter the Safeway’s Pin 2 Win sweeps  – Pin up to 8 pins to receive your eight total entries for a chance at winning a $50 Safeway gift card. One will be given away every day until January 2, 2013

Win a Safeway Baking Inspiration Basket

May include: Red velvet cupcake mix, decorating sets, sprinkles, decorating bags and tips, no bleed baking cups, fondant shapes, sparkle gel decorators, frosting starters, and much more! But it will definitely include the ability to make some great memories in the kitchen.

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110 comments

  1. Vikki Billings

    My favorite baking partner is my 5yr old grandson!

  2. Sand

    My favorite baking partner is my niece.

  3. Samii Meyer

    I love to bake with my nieces!

  4. Lauren

    I love baking with my husband.

  5. Jaime

    I work with a special needs child and we have a great time baking together

  6. Beverly M

    I loved making cookies with the children when they were litte. Now I make them for my grandchildren and they like Grandma\’s cookies, too. I love your brownie pops, I\’ll have to try making them. Thanks for the chance to wn thi nice contest!

  7. Chelsea O.

    Making cookies with my mom

  8. Rachel Ellis

    My favorite baking partner is my 9 year old son.

  9. Melissa JN

    My favorite baking buddy is my daughter! We have great times together in the kitchen!

  10. Karen Gonyea

    I love doing cut-out cookies with the kids the most :)

  11. Donna

    my daughters for sure

  12. Susan Smith

    My daughter is my favorite baking partner

  13. I always loved baking with my mom and Grandma!

  14. jules mcnubbin

    i love baking cookies and gingerbread houses with the kids

  15. Jennifer B.

    My husband is my favorite baking partner.

  16. Erica C.

    My boyfriend is my favorite baking partner.

  17. carol lewis

    My new favorite partners are my two little grandkids, Rachel and Raineer. And do they LOVE to get in there and cook/bake!

  18. JoAnn F.

    My daughters and grandson!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  19. karen mayernick

    My favorite baking partner is my son !

  20. Mary DeBorde

    My children, even if we make a huge mess lol <3

  21. Roxann

    It used to be my mom but since she passed away six years ago my 20 year old son took her place as my favorite baking partner. He loves baking and we work well together.

  22. Tanya White

    My hubby is my favorite baking partner

  23. Kim Smith

    My favorite baking partner is my 11 year old daughter. She really got into making cookies with me this year.

  24. Joy Q

    My grandmother

  25. shawna

    My two daughters are my fav.

  26. Renee G

    I love baking cookies with my husband.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  27. Christine

    my favorite baking partner is my husband

  28. Danielle Wood

    My mom will always be my favorite baking partner

  29. Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    We made Christmas cookies when we were young and my job was to to dot Santa\’s eye
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  30. Candace

    My fav baking partner is my 2 yr old son. He is hilarious!

  31. Jane

    My 2 girls are my favorite baking partners.

  32. susan smoaks

    my favorite baking partner is my husband, he loves to help me in the kitchen!

  33. christie

    my 5 yr old daughter is my favorite baking partner :)

  34. Nicole C.

    My favorite baking partner is my daughter.

  35. SassyPants213

    My kids are my favorite baking partners :)

  36. Michelle C

    My oldest daughter and I like to bake together. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  37. Amanda K.

    My mom and my sister.

  38. Molly K

    My favorite baking partners are my boys.

  39. ryan minton

    my favorite holiday baking memory is making cookies with my mom when i was younger!

    rypm25@aol.com

  40. Jeni Lutz

    my baking partner is my daughter

  41. Jason

    My grandma is my favorite baking partner

  42. Michelle W

    My mom, she and I have fun baking together

  43. Macey

    Yummy!

  44. Leslie L. Stanziani

    I love baking with my 4 kids but esp my 15 yr old daughter.She has a passion like I do.

  45. My daughter is my favorite baking buddy. My favorite memory was when she first wanted to do it all by herself. I hate cooking, so I really did step away and let her do it all. Ever since I\’ve not had to bake cookies, cakes or breads. Yea!

  46. Sherry Conrad

    Currently it is my grandson Ian- it used to be my daughters, and before them, my grandma and mom.

  47. laurie

    i love baking with my mom

  48. sheryl cullum

    My daughter,she is my partner when we bake

  49. shawna

    My kids are my fav baking partners

  50. Kathy D

    I love to burn I mean bake for my boys….

  51. Sarah Hall

    My grandson is my favorite baking partner. I\’m trying to teach him some things to use when he grows up and wants to cook or bake.

  52. Sarah S

    My favorite baking partner is my little sister.

  53. Jennifer Reed

    My daughter is my favorite baking partner.

  54. MaryR

    My daughter is my favorite baking partner, and we bake every holiday together.

  55. Anthony

    My favorite baking partner is my mom

  56. Denise S

    My youngest son is my favorite baking partner.

  57. cheryl

    baking with my mom and grandma when I was little

  58. Caitlin McClure

    With my son!

  59. naomi c

    my brother and I (full grown adults) – rocked out some pretty sweet decorated cookies this year!

  60. robyn paris

    i love baking with my daughter

  61. Heather Turner

    My 10 year old nephew, Landon.

  62. Kiara

    My favorite baking partner is my mom.

  63. Kim W

    My favorite baking partner is my best friend, we have so much fun

  64. Aimee Fontenot

    I like baking with my fiance now, but when my mom was alive, she was the best person to bake with. I used to help her every time.

  65. Jill

    I love baking with my Mom

  66. Diane W

    I love to bake with my daughter.

  67. tracy davis

    My husband is my fave baking partner

  68. Michelle

    I love baking with my kids.

  69. Janet F

    I enjoy baking with my grandson.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  70. Kyl Neusch

    with my brother

  71. Carrie Phelps

    My favorite baking partners are my grandsons.

  72. Laura P.

    My boyfriend and I enjoy baking together.

  73. kymi a

    my kids are my best little partners in the kitchen

  74. Amy W.

    My kids are my favorite baking partners.

  75. Mary Calabrese

    I always use Toll House chocolate chips.

  76. Jamie Brigham

    I love baking with my hubby (he is just learning) and my children (they are just learning). I love making Snickerdoodles, a yellow cake/chocolate frosting for my hubby and a chocolate cream pie for everyone!

  77. Tari Lawson

    My favorite holiday baking memory is making a gingerbread replica of our house with my kids.

  78. Gina Brickell

    My holiday baking partner would be my mother.. She always used to bake holiday cookies and fudge and stuff during the holiday

  79. Elaine Heaney

    my new fave partner is my 2 year old!!!!!!

  80. Haley

    Any of my 4 kids who want to join in! Usually it is my 8 yr. old daughter, but sometimes her brothers surprise me!

  81. Amy K

    I bake with my children. I can’t imagine a Christmas without our cookie making fun.

  82. Seyma Shabbir

    My 5 year old, he loves to help me cook!

  83. Robin O

    My Grandma was my favorite baking partner before she passed away…we always had a great time making sugar cookies together for the holidays!!

  84. Michelle Tucker

    My favorite baking partner is my husbands grandmother. Before we moved this month I was always over there baking or cooking something we had seen in a cookbook or on foodtv.

  85. Sharon Schoepe

    My favorite baking buddies are my four year old twins

  86. Denise M

    i love baking with my sister, we make a great team

  87. Karen Medlin

    My oldest teen grandson and granddaughters are my favorite baking buddies

  88. Tara A.

    My grandma has always been my favorite baking partner. :)

  89. Aimee C.

    I love baking for the holidays, I miss when I was growing up and every Christmas it was a big to do to help my Grandma make the cookie tins we got every year. It was a big achievement when you got your very own tin and didnt have to share!

  90. Linda Lansford

    I baked with my mom

  91. Louis

    I like baking with my daughters
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  92. EMMA L HORTON

    MY FAVORITE BAKING PARTNER IS MY DAUGHTER

  93. D SCHMIDT

    My favorite baking memory is learning to make coconut cake with my Grandmother and Mother

  94. I love baking with my daughter!

  95. Ann Fantom

    My daughter is my favorite baking partner

  96. Kristi C

    My favorite baking partner is my oldest daughter.

  97. Ani

    My favorite baking partner is my youngest son because he gets so excited about everything so it’s really fun to watch.

  98. purplelarkspur

    I love to bake with my cousin!

  99. Stacey B

    My favorite holiday baking memory is last year, the 1st year my son helped me to make the christmas cupcakes with sprinkles

  100. Misty Taylor

    My baking partner is my mom and daughter

  101. Aline

    I used to do Christmas cookie exchanges with my girlfriend when I was in high school

  102. Tresa Sloan

    My late husband and I were always baking and cooking together. We would make a huge batch of cookies, or cupcakes and take them to church on Sunday’s for everyone to enjoy before services started. I realty miss these special moments!

  103. debbie

    I like baking with my son.

  104. debbie jackson

    love to cook with my granddaugther debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  105. Maryann D.

    My favorite holiday memory is making and baking sugar cookies with my parents and sisters when I was young. I used to love putting the colored sprinkles on the cookies that were different shapes.