Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffeemaker Giveaway

April28

Lately, I can divide my crazy life into two categories: Easy single-serve coffee days or days where I need the whole 12-cup carafe of java just to get by.
 

Whether you're having a single-serve coffee kinda day or you need the a 12-cup carafe to get by, the FlexBrew Coffeemaker Giveaway has you covered.
Okay. I’m exaggerating just a bit… but you know what I mean. That’s why I’m lucky my friends at Hamilton Beach sent me the 2-Way FlexBrew® Coffeemaker to try out and review. They knew I needed this or it was going to get ugly around here.

 

On the left side of the 2-Way FlexBrew® is a drip-style coffeemaker with a 12-cup carafe that sits on a warming plate… pretty traditional and very necessary when you want/need a lot of coffee.

 

Whether you're having a single-serve coffee kinda day or you need the a 12-cup carafe to get by, the FlexBrew Coffeemaker Giveaway has you covered. You can program the Hamilton Beach 2-Way FlexBrew® Coffeemaker, so your carafe of Joe is ready to go when you want it. It also automatically shuts off 2-hours after the brew cycle ends. One downside: the coffeemaker can only brew on one side at a time.

 

But look! On the right side of the same machine is a single-serve brewer that holds those little single-serve cups. Hang on a second, though. If you’re like me and think those single serve cups are just adding to landfills, then you can use the Single-Serve Brew Basket and add your own coffee. (Look at you, Hamilton Beach! Great coffee and saving the environment!)

 

The secret to the Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake Ever is the coffee and chocolate combo that adds a delicious depth of flavor. Mama's High Strung The single-serve brewer really comes in handy when you just need a cup of coffee or so for a recipe… like my recipe for the Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake Ever, which uses half of a cup of coffee. (And it is so delicious!).

 

Here’s your chance to win a Hamilton Beach 2-Way FlexBrew® Coffeemaker in my FlexBrew Coffeemaker Giveaway!

 

*Details For Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffeemaker Giveaway*
Giveaway for Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffeemaker runs April 28 at 12:01 am CST to May 5 at 11:59 CST. Open to U.S. and Canada residents and those with APO and FPO addresses. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Prize: One winner will receive a Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffeemaker. (Total Retail Price: $99.00). Winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email.

 

NEW! Sign up for email updates for more chances to win. Once a month one subscriber will be selected at random to receive a kitchen-related gadget or product.

 

REMEMBER, you don’t have to enter ALL of the categories! If you’re not on Instagram, no big deal! Don’t like Facebook? Not a problem! Everyone has a chance to win!

 
a Rafflecopter giveawayWhether you're having a single-serve coffee kinda day or you need the a 12-cup carafe to get by, the FlexBrew Coffeemaker Giveaway has you covered.

 

 


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Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake Ever

April22

The secret to the Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake Ever is the coffee and chocolate combo that adds a delicious depth of flavor.  Mama's High Strung

When I was a kid, I wouldn’t eat coffee cake because I thought it was made from coffee… (what kid likes coffee?)

Kind of makes sense, doesn’t it?The secret to the Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake Ever is the coffee and chocolate combo that adds a delicious depth of flavor. Mama's High Strung

Well, after 17 years as a journalist, five kids and too many late nights, you’ve got to believe I love coffee. And to drive home the point, here’s a recipe for coffee cake actually MADE with coffee.

And it is amazing.

The coffee and chocolate combo offers a delicious depth of flavor. I also used sour cream in this recipe, which makes for a rich, dense cake, perfect for holding the pecan and brown sugar swirl in the middle.

Even better… this is a totally gluten free recipe, made with Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour. I also tested it using All-Purpose flour, so you’ll get the same perfect results with either type of flour.

Hamilton Beach® FlexBrew® 2-Way CoffemakerOne other thing… this recipe calls for a ½ cup of brewed coffee, so I used the Single-Serve side of my Hamilton Beach 2-Way FlexBrew® Coffeemaker. When I was ready to serve the cake, I brewed a large pot of coffee on the Carafe Side. My pals at Hamilton Beach sent me the FlexBrew® Coffeemaker to try out… it’s great being able to make a big old pot of coffee OR a just a cup!

So here’s my recipe for the Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake Ever… made with coffee. Funny how things sometimes come full circle.


 

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Super Easy Chef’s Salad Recipe

April14

I forgot how deliciously rewarding it is to prepare and eat a Chef’s Salad.

Here's a Super Easy Chef's Salad Recipe... protein-rich and full of flavor, and looks beautiful on the table, too!

 

You get your protein. You get your cheese. You get your veggies. You get your crunchy little croutons. You get a healthy, easy-to-make meal that is tied together with a bouncy light vinaigrette.Here's a Super Easy Chef's Salad Recipe... protein-rich and full of flavor, and looks beautiful on the table, too!

Traditionally a Chef’s Salad is made with smoked ox tongue, fresh roasted ham and chicken or turkey cut off the bone and carefully sliced “julienne” style. I’m fine with the ham and chicken or turkey, but the smoked ox tongue is definitely NOT happening in my salad bowl. You go right ahead, and thank you very much.

But what do you do if you don’t have a roasted ham or chicken or turkey hanging out in your refrigerator? You follow my recipe for Super Easy Chef’s Salad.

Buy the meat and cheese at the supermarket deli and ask (nicely) for them to cut into ¼-inch thick slices. You’ll still need to cut the meat and cheese into strips, aka julienne, but that doesn’t take much time. Just stack the slices and cut them all at once. Boiled eggs are easy (and you may already have some in your fridge).

How to Make a Chef's Salad Mama's High StrungYou can use romaine lettuce, but I like to mix it up with iceberg and whatever other leaf lettuce looks good. In this recipe, I used only cucumbers and tomatoes, but you can add whatever veggies you like because, after all, this is a CHEF’S Salad… and you’re the CHEF!

 


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Bloom Giveaway

April10

Spring is here… wouldn’t it be fun to have a little extra cash to welcome in the change of season?

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One winner of the Bloom Giveaway will receive-

$220 in PayPal Cash and a Bloom Gift package from Katherine ($30 value)

(note- flower seeds will not be included in the bloom giveaway gift package if the winner is outside of the United States)

This month’s Paypal cash is brought to you by Katherine and some of her sweet bloggy friends ♥

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Entering the Bloom Giveaway is easy-

Just log into the entry form using your email address or Facebook and click on the first entry on the Rafflecopter form. Please read the terms and conditions and write yes.

Confirm you are an email subscriber of Katherines Corner or become an email subscriber (this will be verified) and enter as many bonus entries as you would like.

Open to all Katherines Corner subscribers over 18 where permitted. Giveaway starts April 10th and ends April 30th.

Copy the button below for the Giveaway extra entry. Please place it on your blog with a link back to the giveaway ( see Rafflecopter entry form Grab the Button entry) ♥

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Hi…
I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mama@mamashighstrung.com.