My Smucker’s Trip!

I told you guys that a few weeks ago I spent a few days in Ohio.

Remember?

Well, I was invited out by the nice people at Smucker’s.  They had a fun few days planned for about 20 bloggers.

We got to snoop around the place, meet the Smucker’s executives, and learn all sorts of cool things about the Smucker’s brand…like hello, they own Pillsbury Baking, Hungry Jack, Crisco, Eagle Brand, Folgers, Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee and Jif to name a few.  We even were allowed to play in their test kitchens…and got to make fancy coffee, ice cream and pie.

MY OTHER RECIPES

I met some super cute and sweet ladies…here’s Kate, Leslie and Shaina.

We got to go shopping at the adorable Smucker’s store…

and then I posed with the Pillsbury Dough Boy like the big old dork that I am…oh yes I did.

Everyone that worked for or with the Smucker’s organization were completely lovely and gracious.  I really had an amazing time while I was there.

Now, since you have listened to me brag about my trip how about I share the love?  Actually the folks at Smucker’s are the sharers, but whatever..who’s counting?

Here’s what you’ll get…

This basket is enormous…like HUGE.  It includes:

·         Crisco Baking Sticks- Butter

·         Crisco Extra Virgin Olive Oil

·         Dunkin’ Seasonal- Mocha Mint

·         Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk- New Pop-top lid

·         Folgers Small Red Can

·         Folgers Stick Pack

·         Hungry Jack Easy Pack Pancake Mix- Funfetti

·         Hungry Jack Easy Pack Pancake Mix- Wildberry

·         Jif Natural Peanut Butter- 18 oz.

·         Jif-To-Go Creamy- 3/pk

·         Martha White Blueberry Muffin Mix

·         Millstone K-Cup- Hazlenut

·         Natural Peanut Butter Stirrer

·         Pillsbury Easy Frost- Cream Cheese

·         Pillsbury Pumpkin Cookie Mix

·         Smucker’s Hot Caramel Topping

·         Smucker’s Natural Creamy Peanut Butter

·         Smucker’s Orange Marmalade

·         Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest- Strawberry

·         Uncrustables Sandwich Keeper

·         Uncrustables VIP Coupons (2)

·         White Lily All-Purpose Flour

 

Awesome, right?  Perfect for holiday sampling 🙂

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment.  Say whatever you like…tell me how much you love Smucker’s, or tell me what you are doing for the holidays…OR call me out on my dorkiness for posing with the dough boy.  Up to you!

*This contest is open to US residents only and will close on Monday, November 28th at 11:59 pm.

CONTEST CLOSED

864 Responses

  1. Kristen DD

    I think i may have screamed in excitement when i saw this giveaway. I love smucker’s and anything peanut butter and jelly related. or anything that is sweet for that matter haha! What an AMAZING giveaway!

  2. Rachel

    Can anyone visit the Dough Boy? My fiance’s dad grew up in the town next to Orville, where I have yet to visit, and this may just call for a mini road trip!

  3. Sister Midnite

    Looks like a really fun trip!
    I’d love to enter the contest, but I live in Canada. 🙁

    I would have posed with the Dough-Boy, too — no dorkiness in that!

  4. Jill Muldoon

    Wow! What a beautiful gift basket. I love your blog and I pretty much try every recipe you post! Never had one fail me yet! My favorite, so far, is the Pumpkin Dump Cake. I will be making it for the second time on Thanksgiving!

  5. Oh you had me at Jelly!! Looks like a fabulous place and lots of fun. I am making alot of homemade candy right now (practicing for Christmas giftgiving) its alot of fun actually but its alot of work! Really getting into this whole cooking thing. Usually I just love to cook, not necessarily bake or make candy but now I am getting into it all since I wondered upon your site as well as confessions of a cookbook queen. I am so inspired by your blogs. Thanks for sharing and the cahnce to win!!

  6. I think that picure of you and the doughboy is simply adorable!

    I’m loving that the holiday are finally upon us… it’s gearing me up to clean and get laundry done.. stuff that’s been WAY overdue in my house.

  7. LaShunda

    What a great giveaway! I’ve been following you for a while and get your updates. You have great ideas! Only if I had time to try them all! One day I believe I will be in the kitchen mixing it up like you!

  8. wanda george

    Hey,

    Oh Boy, OH BOY!! I would sooo LOVE to win that basket! LOL As far as posing with the dough boy, I would have done the same thing! ; )

  9. Tina Hansen

    How fun to be noticed by a company and then be treated by them! For me, there is no better strawberry than Smucker’s Strawberry Preserves. Also, another winner is the Apricot-Pineapple. Good luck to whomever wins–I hope it’s me!

  10. Callie C

    That is an enormous basket! I absolutely LOVE this blog btw. I get hungry just reading your recipes =) I’m definitely trying some of them out over the holidays.

  11. Elizabeth L in Apex, NC

    That looks like a crazy fun trip! I’m currently working on a pumpkin cutout cookie recipe, so am definitely in the mood for some foodie-love. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  12. Jessica C

    I dressed as the Pillsbury Dough Boy for Halloween one year in high school. So yeah, I think I top you in the dork category and am not judging you for taking a picture with him! White pants, white shirt (with pillow stuffed in it, duh), white neck scarf thing, and white chef’s hat, complete with the blue Pillsbury logo. Homemade, of course!

  13. Dyan Viens

    You are sooo not a dork! I would totally have had my picture taken with the pillsbury dough boy too, I’d probably even try to poke his belly! The basket looks awesome, makes me want to make peanut butter cookies 🙂

  14. my question for you is did you poke the Pillsbury dough boy in the tummy? that is a must. i love his little giggle. to cute. smucker’s is a great company … love their jellies. oh so yummy. what a neat trip. looks fun & interesting. (:

  15. Dianne Guilinger

    I don’t think you are dorky at all! I once posed with a cardboard cutout of Paula Deen, now that is dorky! I am serving 22 people for Thanksgiving. That is what happens when you have a bunch of kids, and they get married, and they have a bunch of kids! I am truly blessed that they all live within a few miles of my house.

  16. Smucker’s Strawberry preserves is my family’s favorite!!
    I am typing this as I am munching on a fresh batch of your Santa hat snack mix and I want to know how in the world you have all of these fabulous recipes and you are so thin? I feel my jeans tighten just reading your blob!
    Thanks for all you share!

  17. I think you look adorable with the dough boy! I love spending time with my family during the holidays, but more than anything I love spending time with my kids in the kitchen getting everything ready for our holiday meals.

  18. Karren McIntire

    I am excited that such a place exists in Ohio! It looks AMAZING and now I want to go visit there and go SHOPPING!! =) Of course, I’d HAVE to pose with the Pillsbury Doughboy and embrace my inner dorkiness LOL FANTASTIC gift basket, by the way! I would love to win it! It’s the BEST holiday gift I’ve ever seen!

  19. Madison McMahan

    I go to the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY- and we have a Smucker’s and Jiff plant (Perfect, I know) in town. Every time I pass their building, I go home and immediately make a yummy pb&j. With strawberry jelly of course (only the best!) I also have a “Sweets” themed Christmas tree with Mr. Doughboy himself as an ornament. You simply cannot represent anything baked with sugar without the idol himself!

  20. Andrea

    The picture is cute! Dorky would have been a picture of you poking him in the stomach, which is totally what I would have done! Oh, and Smuckers Strawberry jam is the ONLY jam I choose.

  21. Awesome giveaway! Also, I tried to get to your site yesterday and it wasn’t working…. let’s just say I am relieved it’s working today!! Don’t ever go away!

  22. Lisa L.

    Oh my GOODNESS!!! That gift basket is huge! I love me some Smuckers! 🙂 I did not know they owned all those companies. I am QUITE jealous of you for getting to go on that trip and being able to pose with the Doughboy! LOL 🙂

  23. Amy Trujillo

    I am actually jealous that you took a pic with the dough boy, I am a big dork too and love doing crazy stuff. Can’t wait to see if I am a winner.

  24. Tammy Vazquez

    What a fantabulous gift! Love Smucker’s…anything! I’m kinda jealous that you got a photo op with the Dough Boy. 😉 Thanks so much.

  25. Nicole S.

    Oh, how I would devour that package! I’ve recently turned my husband onto Smuckers jellies – he would love attacking this with me!

  26. Heather M.

    You can pose with as many doughboys as your little heart desires, IMHO, because every one of your cookies and cups postings makes me LOL!

  27. What a FUN trip that must have been! That basket is HUGE! Way cool! I don’t blame you for having your pic with the Dough Boy! I would do the same thing! Dorky, maybe! But who cares!! All in fun!!

  28. Nette

    Oooooh – I’m so jealous! The store looks like somewhere I could spend an hour or 70 – LOL! And the basket is just amazing! Sounds so yummy!!!!

    Thanks to you and Smuckers for the chance to win something fantabulous!

    Hugs
    Nette

  29. Pat B

    If it’s Smuckers, it’s got to be good! It is so nice to hear about companies that we use their products….makes us want to continue using them or in some cases go back to using them! Glad that you had a great time! I could sure use that “Goody” basket for my Holiday baking…this year I am going to bake and cook….Mom is done with that so I will pick up the slack! Thanks for the chance! Pat B

  30. Elizabeth B

    When I was little, my brother and I went to a grocery store grand opening with our mom and the Dough Boy was there walking around! My brother went straight up to him and poked him in the belly to see if he would laugh like in the commercials! He didn’t. In fact, the person inside the costume got really mad at him. Hahaha

  31. Shelley

    You have so many followers & it’s easy to see why…you are so fun, cute, honest & personal…like I’ve said before, I feel like you would be my BFF if you lived nearby! To be honest, you are the first blog I have every followed (besides friends & family) & you crack me up daily on here & fb!! My husband makes fun of me as I read your posts to him laughing! Thanks for being you & sharing with the rest of us 🙂

  32. Jodi Fenley

    I absolutely love that you posed with the dough boy… after all…. how could you not?! I love your blog and that basket of goodies…. JACKPOT!!! 😛

  33. Sarah

    My daughter asks for PBJ almost every day (so eat them almost every day too). She (and I) would love this basket!
    P.S. I would so pose with the Pillsbury Dough Boy too. And I’d probably poke his tummy while I was at it.

  34. Victoria V

    That is one massive gift basket!! Very impressive! 🙂

    I also would’ve been a giant dork and posed with the Dough Boy. I mean, c’mon! It’s the Pillsbury Dough Boy!

  35. Kelli

    what a HUGE gift basket! I love Smuckers, esp the sugar free strawberry preserves. can’t eat peanut butter & english muffins without it!

    the commercial with the little boy imitating his grandfather always makes me smile.

  36. Page Traynor

    When he was young, I would take my son to various events with figures like that. I would always surprised how easy it was to accept them as real. On my part I mean.
    I didn’t know there was pumpkin cookie mix. Must get to the store! That seems a really fun place to visit.

  37. Linda F.

    The Pillsbury Dough boy is my hero!!. I have a small stuffed one on my dresser. I have many Pillsbury Cookoff cookies in my collection. Did I mention I love Pillsbury and Ohio where Smuckers is located.

  38. Laurie R

    Well I love Smuckers and I DO NOT think you are a dork for posing with the Pillsbury Dough Boy, I would have done the same thing!!! We used to have a Pillsbury Flour Mill in the town I was raised!!! “I MUST have the basket” Pretty Please. See how nice I am!

  39. Holy Smokes Shelly! I had no idea Smuckers owned so many other companies. I’m not surprised though. I do <3 Smuckers….and (like I tweeted to you) I TOTALLY would have posed with the Pillsbury guy too. 🙂

  40. cheryl miller

    Oh my–i even live in Ohio and did NOT know that we have Smuckers here! I will have to check that out. Interesting to learn they own Eagle Brands–i make soo many desserts with their sweetened condensed milk! Looks like it was a FUN trip and great place to visit. thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Amanda

    To call *you* a dork would be like the pot calling the kettle black! ;] I do love grape Smuckers + Jif peanut butter. I’m not sure there is a better, more classic, food combination. :] Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  42. Jeannie

    Awesome contest…and you have an excellent blog – LOVE your recipes & love the simple step by steps! Lotsa jam thumbprints and bars with a package like THIS from Smuckers!

  43. Melinda

    Wow, what a fun trip! I did not know smuckers owned all those other companies. You have such a wonderful blog. I look forward to reading it everyday! Thanks!!!!

  44. Christine

    I am obsessed with Smuckers.. I have a friend who lives in Orrville, OH and tell her all the time how badly I want to go to the Smuckers plant! so jealous!

  45. Naomi

    Have you made the peanut butter and jelly bars yet that have been floating around blogs? I make them often and always use Smuckers jam (blackberry)! They are FANTASTIC!

  46. Beki

    Not a dork! I get excited over the silliest things. I got to tour the Jif plant there in KY while I was in grad school and had a great time. Glad you enjoyed yourself so much!

  47. Debby J

    What a great time you must have had! I would have gone crazy in that cute little store of theirs. And that basket – WOW! What a great giveaway.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  48. Maureen Chapman

    What a great prize!! And looks like an amazing trip. What a blessing. Would never push you under the bus for your posing with the Doughboy….that would be me too..slightly envious…lol..Happy Thanksgivong to you!!!

  49. ColleenB.

    Oh, what a sweat giveaway.
    Must say, Smuckers is the only brand I buy when it comes to jams, etc. Love their products.
    Thank U 4 this opportunity on such a sweat wonderful giveaway
    Oh, I hope I win.
    ColleenB.

  50. Alice

    I would SO take that same picture. Who doesn’t love the Dough Boy? Please add me to the give away! I would love that! I had no idea that Smucker’s owned all of that! That is lovely! Home Based goodness! Glad you had a nice trip.

  51. Claire

    Mmmm, giftbasket looks divine. I’m under no obligation to bring anything for Thanksgiving dinner but I did just discover sweet potato cupcakes. Delightful!

  52. Whitney

    This is awesome!!! Seems like a great place for fun and new baking idea’s!
    PS – How often do you get the change to get a picture with the Dough Boy!!!

  53. Shelby G. S.

    Yum! Pb&J is a favorite of mine and Smuckers makes it better! For the holidays I’m helping my grandmother make a Thanksgiving meal for my brother in college.

  54. Cassie Tucker

    Your trip sounded like it was awesome, it must have been a blast to play around in their test kitchens! And I don’t find the Doughboy picture dorky, I totally would have done it as well.

  55. I probably would have posed with the dough boy too!. I always make my kids pose with odd displays of things…most recently a wooden turkey cut-out at Trader Joes.

  56. Jane

    I would have SO posed with the doughboy. We just bought one at Goodwill on Sunday! I’d love to win this basket so the doughboy would have a place to live . . . .

  57. DEE W

    dorkiness?? NO way! I would have so been huggin him in my picture! what an awesome basket too. I think that might be a trip I would love to take sometime!

  58. Rae Marie

    What a huge basket that is indeed. It all looks and sounds so delicious. <3
    I'm not a US resident at the moment, but it'd make a nice early Christmas present for my sister-in-law who does if I happen to win!

    It looks like you had a great time. I would have took a picture with Dough Boy as well. 😉

  59. Monica Wadsworth

    I am one of those people who eats p.b. right out of the jar on a big ole heaping spoon. I had no clue that Smucker’s owns all of those brands. Thanks for your insight. All of the items in the basket sound super good!

  60. Natasha

    That basket sure does have a lot of fun stuff in it 🙂 i would love to win it and bake for all of my friends! maybe ill go visit the Smuckers store one day, it looks really cute. and your not a dork for posing with the dough boy, i understand lol

  61. OMG.. what a loot you have here for the lucky winner.. wish I could be the owner of this LOOT bag!!! and how lucky to have a picture with the dough boy.
    Love Ash.

  62. Jodi Pavlik

    I am from Ohio! I live about 25 minutes away from the Smuckers location! I hope you enjoyed your visit! I would love to win! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  63. Anna Papperman

    I love Smuckers! I am certainly someone who enjoys a yummy JIF peanut butter and Smuckers red raspberry preserves sandwich quite often. I put the Smuckers preserves on lots of things including cream cheese, waffles, and chocolate cakes… Now I’m hungry, I think that’s my cue to go enjoy me some Smuckers…

  64. smuckers natural peanut butter is what finally got me interested in baking! No joke, I made a batch of peanut butter icing with this stuff and went, oh why I guess I do enjoy this baking thing! I have never turned back since!

  65. Carol

    I love Smuckers products — never use any other brand!! The basket is gorgeous. Oh, how I’d love to give that Pillsbury Dough Boy a big hug 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

  66. Paula Chaffin

    I know that you hear this all of the time, but I just love following your blog.
    I know that it takes an extreme amount of time but it is so rewarding for all
    of us that receive it!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I am thankful for all of your recipes!

  67. Ashley Slater

    LOVE natural peanut butter!! And the to-go packs makes having celery and peanut butter on the run easy!! I eat toast all the time and love all types of jams and spreads, etc. Baking for days with this prize 🙂

  68. Pamela Taylor

    Such an amazing gift basket!! I would love to win it! And, if I had the chance to pose with the Pillsbury Doughboy, I would be all over it too!

  69. Talara

    I have signed myself to host my husband’s family for Christmas Eve this year. I love to host get togethers like this. I will soon start my baking!

  70. PB& J sandwiches make up about half of my daughter’s diet…so this basket would be much loved in our house! Hope you have a happy, relaxing, delicious Thanksgiving! :0)

  71. Christine M. Barnhart

    i would have taken a pic with the doughboy too! love your blog, great giveaway! hope you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving!

  72. What a FUN event! I have been a Smuckers lover since I was knee high to a tadpole. There’s nothing better that a PB&J with Smuckers grape jelly! Thanks for the chance a a delightful holiday basket filled with yumminess!

  73. Jessica

    The only thing that would have made that picture with the dough boy better, is if you had poked him…hee hee. I love Smuckers Strawberry Jam!

  74. marla

    looks like a really cool place! is that light fixture in the lobby made out of jelly jars? you and the dough boy look great together – and I envy your photo with him. that would be the highlight of the trip for me!

  75. Nita

    Well, I have to say, it is nice to put a blog to a face! It sounds like you had an amazing day, and I didn’t know Smuckers owned all those companies! WoW~ The basket is wonderful and all the goodies are excellent! Thank you for sharing your trip with us and having this giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving! ps: I like the Pillbury dough boy, too!

  76. Gabrielle

    My parents are here for Thanksgiving! I’m making the entire T-day feast and a little nervous. That’s my random thought right now.

  77. Tammy Byrd

    I love all of the brands that you listed. I al so didn’t know that they were all owned by the same company. I would be right there with you giving the “Doughboy” a hug>
    Awsome give away!!

  78. Kimberly

    Sounds like a super fun trip and a fabulous giveaway! And you’re not a dork for posing with the Dough Boy because I would have (or maybe that just makes me a dork too).

  79. That trip looks like so much fun, I totally would’ve posed with the Dough boy too…. 🙂 Also, this giveaway is phenomenal! So many great products wrapped up into one huge basket… gotta love that.

  80. Debbie

    There’s a pizza shop up north that we go to that collects Pillsbury Doughboy memorabilia. I think they need one of those statues. This is a killer giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

  81. glitterkitty

    Seems like you had a good time! Keep posting delicious recipes! I’ve now made seven from your site and they have all been huge hits!!!! Thanks!

  82. Melissa D

    I have a picture of myself with the Dough Boy, from when Pillsbury was a partner with The Pampered Chef. When he came out on stage at The Pampered Chef’s national conference, the place went nuts!

    Love love love the basket!

  83. Janet C

    It looks like you had a great time. I really love your work and often tried to reproduce the not so perfect ones for my kid. But he enjoys it! Mommy just needs more practice! Have a happy holiday!

  84. Amanda Mac

    Smuckers has the best. PB. ever!

    DH & I are nurses, and the hospital has these little individual packets of Smuckers PB for our patients. It is SO tempting to steal them all for ourselves! lol

  85. Lori Smith

    I won’t buy anything but Smuckers jam! Unless I make it my self…that is my go to Strawberry jam choice…great give away..your trip looked awesome.

  86. Robyn

    I LOVE the Pillsbury Dough Boy! When I was a little girl I truly believed he was going to jump out of those rolls of biscuits when my mother popped them on the counter. I sooo wanted to poke him in the tummy and here him giggle:-)

  87. Terry Forster

    I love the Smuckers family of products. I always buy my husband the all fruit grape jelly, I can’t stand the extra sugar in some of the other brands, and he doesn’t taste the difference. It’ a win-win.

  88. Francesca

    Wow look at all of the comments already. Looks like a fun trip. I hope you had a wonderful time. What a lovely invite to receive from Smuckers, I bet you were smiling from ear to ear. And such a great giveaway – a basket filled with some many wonderful things. Perfect in time for the holidays 🙂 Thank you very much Shelly.

  89. I’ve only started getting into jellies/marmalades/ etc as an adult. As a kid I was always a strict PB lover. I did occasionally put pickles on my pb sandwich though 😉

  90. It sounds like you had a blast – wish I cold have been there with you, back to my own stomping ground. I grew up in Ohio and even went to school with one of the Smuckers boys.

    What a great give-away!

  91. Shari

    I would SO pose with the Pillsbury Doughboy! I loved him when I was a kid. And the Smuckers store is amazing! Love that chandelier of jars. What fun you must have had! 🙂

  92. Debbymom

    Oh, restock my pantry! What a generous giveaway. My kids have a tendency to say “Pics or it didn’t happen!” Good thing you have pics 🙂

  93. ~ Betsy

    What a fun adventure for you meeting new people and learning new things! Thanks for sharing the fab gift basket. All that peanut butter has caught my eye! Happy Thanksgiving.

  94. Terri

    I live in Ohio and was interested to hear about your trip. It sounded like an awesome trip, except maybe your flying experience to get there and home. You have such a gift with words that I could feel your frustration and all the other feelings you were experiencing. But, the trip to Smucker’s looks like it was great fun. Thank you for sharing your experiences and also the fabulous gift basket. All of the products are items I use often and love. I am very brand-oriented– thanks to my mom. 😉 Yummy things can be made with all that great stuff. Also, thank you for your great blog. I have found several of your recipes I want to make this holiday weekend. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

  95. I eat PB&J almost everyday so I probably helped fund your visit to Smuckers. Jif and red raspberry Smuckers are staples in my house.
    Also, I too would have my picture taken with the dough boy. He’s too cute!

  96. jennifer flynn

    umm I love the smuckers BP and J and so I would love to try all those other products. BTW I would totally pose w/ the dough boy too!!! and I would want to poke him in the belly

  97. Andrea

    that gift basket is packed with awesome goodies – did I see peanut butter too? and smuckers caramel? bet there is a cookies and cups recipe to be made with lots of these ingredients 🙂
    happy thanksgiving to all.

  98. Delores Wagg

    That basket looks fantastic!! Would love to win it.
    The best thing on the post though was the Smuckers store, all those super cute things. Would have loved to be there shopping with you.

    Take care,
    Delores

  99. Patty

    I am a new follower of your blog. Love it! Found you through your Reese’s stuffed Oreos on Pinterest. I made them to take to a scrapbook retreat and they were an instant hit. I have another batch made for the Thanksgiving weekend – they are going to be a tradition from now on. I’m originally from Ohio – will have to go to the Smucker’s gift shop sometime. I’d love to get creative with all the ingredients in the gift basket.

  100. Crystal

    Wow! What an AMAZING opportunity for you to tour Smucker’s ! I think I would definitely have tried to talk the dough boy into coming home with me…he’s adorable! Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful basket and allow someone to share in your travel fun! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  101. Kimm Geria

    Looks like a fun trip. And I would have posed with the Pillsbury Dough Boy too. I love your site and am so happy I found it. Thanks for sharing the love and hoping I get me a big basket filled with deliciousness. Happy Hollidays to you and your family.

  102. Heather Spooner

    I love me some Smuckers! Don’t be embarassed about posing with the Dough Boy. He’s the Hugh Jackman of the baking world. HOT STUFF!
    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

  103. Rikki-Dee Flora

    Love your pic with the Dough Boy!! I will be spending time with my family this Thanksgiving. We will bestuffing our faces at my grandmother’s with other family members. I am so thankful that my husband is not deployed!!!

  104. Amy Jo

    I grew up in Orrville so it follows that I LOVE Smuckers products! My best friend and I used to sit in this cute outdoor break area they had for their workers…until a security guard kicked us out 🙂

  105. “I am soooo jealous! I have always loved the Pillsbury DoughBoy! Not to mention Smuckers and Folgers. I can’t think of a better combination to start the day with. Do you have any good “Fancy coffee drink recipes to share? So glad you had a good time. Happy Holidays!”

  106. Diane

    With a name like Smuckers! Well the name says it all! You were so lucky to have had that experience and then to share it all with us! Thank you so much!

  107. Darlene

    I’m looking forward to baking and cooking tomorrow for our family’s Thanksgiving meal. I’m very thankful my sister is hosting, as I prefer to cook instead of clean. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

  108. Rena

    I LOVE that you posed with the Pillsbury Dough Boy. My daughter dressed up as a Pillsbury Dough Girl for Halloween last year!! Love their stuff yummm. Thanks 🙂

  109. Jen Kim

    I love Smuckers~ =D I don’t think your pose with the dough boy is dorky, I think it’s cute~ I would totally do the same if I was there~ =P

  110. susan

    I love smuckers strawberry and apricot jams. Right now I am using them to fill my sesame thumbprint cookies for the holidays. that basket is a dream come true!!!!!!!!

  111. Jenni

    I love Smuckers! I live like 10 minutes away from the store here in Ohio and yet I have yet to visit it…unless you count watching fireworks in the parking lot lol.

  112. Susan

    You’re not a dork! Okay, maybe I should say, if you’re a dork, I’m one too! Definitely wouldn’t have passed up posing with the “Boy!

  113. Carissa

    I have been on a major diet for health reasons for 3 months and have not been allowed to eat peanut butter/jelly/ anything (besides organic fruits/veggies/eggs/chicken) really! However, I will be done with this in 4 DAYS, and this basket looks like a great way to get back to my missed foods!!!

  114. AnneS

    What an awesome giveaway! I would love to win! Happy Thanksgiving! I would have posed next to the Dough Boy, too, although my husband would have thought I was nuts!!

  115. Katie Smith

    I love that you posed with the Pillsbury Doughboy. The weekend before last while visiting World of Coke in Atlanta, I posed next to a statue of Dr. Pemberton, the inventor of Coke! I also have a picture of me posing with statues of the Wright Brothers. At least the Pillsbury Doughboy was “alive!” Anyway, I’d love to win this beautiful basket!

  116. Jessica

    I get to fly home to be with the fam tomorrow! My vacation is starting right now though!! (Ahh for relaxing evenings in…)

    Looks like you had a fun time!

  117. Wow! I had NO idea Smuckers owned all of those brands! What a fun trip that must have been. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such an amazing gift basket! There’s all sorts of fun I could have with those products!

  118. Sheila

    I love smuckers jam-you really can never go wrong. I particularly like using left over pie crust and putting some jam in it-wrapping it up, baking and …sit back and enjoy because there will soon be a party in your mouth. so good!

  119. We already had our Thanksgiving dinner this past Sunday, so my cleaning frenzie is over! Your trip looks awesome! Can’t wait to see what you make with your goodies!

  120. judy jursch

    I applaud you for taking your picture with the Pillsbury Doughboy! We all have to let our “inner child” out sometimes! Good for you! You look adorable! xo

  121. Lesley Wert

    I love Smuckers…especially their natural peanut butters. We got through a lot of that in this household! The jellies, especially the ones made with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup are great!!

  122. Whitney

    First, dying to make your reese’s fluffenutter blondies (they sound devine). Second, so don’t need the basket of yummy Smucker’s goodies, but so what, would love to get it anyway!

  123. Rita-Greer,SC

    Who wouldn’t want to take a picture with the Pillsbury Doughboy! I would’ve spent alot of my time trying to figure out how to take him home with me! Looks like y’all had a great time at Smucker’s.

  124. This is fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to jump up and down with my hand in the air yelling, “Pick me! Pick me!”…but I’ll refrain and thank you politely instead!

    …and I would have posed with the Pillsbury Doughboy, too!

  125. Hayley

    I love Smuckers and am totally shocked by all of the companies they own. Who knew that I also need to thank them for Jif and Dunkin’??

  126. Veronica M.

    I live in Wooster, Ohio which is near Orrville where Smuckers is. Glad you had a great time in Ohio. I love going to the Smucker’s store and could spend hours in there!

  127. sharonjo

    I’m here for the first time, after seeing your Santa Hat Party Mix on Pinterest. Your site is full of wonderful recipes/ideas–love it! And I’d love that Smuckers gift basket too!!

  128. Tanya K. Moyer

    wow! What a great giveaway!! So glad you enjoyed your trip! And…I Totally would have had my picture taken with Doughboy!! I love him!! 😉

  129. Jessica

    What an exciting place to visit!

    My big plans for the holiday just include family, counting the many things I’m thankful for, and eating lots of turkey!