Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mrs. Smith's® Gives Back & a Giveaway!

On Tuesday, we had PIE.  For no reason at all.  It wasn't a holiday or special occasion, I just decided to treat my kids to a little something extra.  Things have been somewhat crazy around here.  Sick kids, sick dogs, rushing all around...we needed a time out.  So, after dinner, we took a break.  We aren't one of those families that have dessert after dinner every night, so for me to break out a pie, my kids were elated!
It wasn't just any old pie either...it was a Mrs. Smith's® Deep Dish Cherry Pie....with a butter fudge sauce!
MRS.SMITH'S® Signature Deep Dish Cherry Pie with Butter Fudge Sauce
Image source and all the other great pies they offer can be found here.

Why cherry pie?  Why not apple or pumpkin?  Well, even though I love Dutch Apple Pie, cherry and blueberry hold a special place in my heart. And taste buds.  When I was growing up, my family would always have Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner at my Grandma's house.  She would always have coconut pie, sweet potato, and pecan pie. However, she knew that I, being the picky child that I was, didn't like any of those. So, she would always bake me a cherry pie.  Or blueberry if I made a special request ;-)  She liked to spoil me like that.  (She would also keep Chef Boyardee Spaghetti & Meatballs in the cabinet in case I didn't like whatever meal she had prepared.)  I miss my Grandma!  But having a cherry pie to share with my children was my little tribute. It may be silly, but it is the little things that you remember and hold dear.
Why Mrs. Smith's®? Well this holiday season, they have been working really hard to give back.  They provided pies to Operation Homefront for Thanksgiving, and are donating $1 to Operation Homefront for every Mrs. Smith's® pie sold during November and December!  I think that is pretty awesome.  Not only are they helping those in need, they have provided a fun microsite this holiday season where all of us can send out a holiday e-card to family and friends.  Considering the price of stamps nowadays, that is not a bad deal :-)  I have sent out a couple of cards already, just to say "hi" and "Merry Christmas".  It's nice to let those you love know you are thinking about them!  Just go to http://www.holidaysmadememorable.com/ to send your own e-card.

Now for the GIVEAWAY --  Mrs. Smith's® has provided me with a coupon to giveaway a FREE pie of your choice AND they will be making a $20 donation to Operation Homefront in the winner's name. If interested in entering, just leave a comment on this post! For an extra entry, share this post on Facebook, Twitter &/or Pinterest (leave a separate comment stating you did this.)  

The giveaway will end December 16, 2012 at midnight EST.  US residents only.

This post is sponsored by Mrs. Smith's® Frozen Pies and IZEA. All opinions are my own.

21 comments:

  1. Yum! Thanks for the chance.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. these pies look SO good!
    daniellex at gmail dot com

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  3. I have to confess, we've had a few Mrs. Smith's pies. They are yummy!

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  4. I'd love to try the apple pie.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  5. would love a cherry pie debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  6. mmmm I love cherry pie! I'd also like to try the peach...yum.

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  7. Thanks for the chance!
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  8. Yummy! I love Cherry pie! That is so kind of Mrs Smith's to donate!
    keshakeke at gmail dot com

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  9. I tweeted this giveaway. https://mobile.twitter.com/keshakeke/status/277002757548945408
    keshakeke at gmail dot com

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  10. tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/277036058628198400

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  11. Mrs. Smith pies used to be made here in my home town many years ago. Thanks for the chance to win one
    amhengst at verizon dot net

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  12. https://www.facebook.com/am.hengst/posts/457033384354201
    shared - Am Hengst

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  13. https://pinterest.com/pin/75013150015146639/
    shared - Am Hengst

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  14. Thanks for the chance! :) eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  15. I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THIS PIE
    BEARSI2008@AOL.COM

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  16. The deep dish pumpkin sounds awesome!!
    Ttrockwood
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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  17. Liked mrs smith on fb (teri)
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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  18. yum! these look good!! wendywynsma@gmail.com

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  19. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/278927750910337025

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  20. Yum..I'd love to try the peach pie.

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