Monthly Archives: December 2012

Whole Wheat White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies & Giveaway

Tis the season for cookies right? Platters of cookies have forever adorned my holiday table and I love wrapping a plate of cookies up for my neighbors. The holidays wouldn’t be complete without these things.

Cookies and Christmas…. well it’s kind of like peanut butter and jelly! They are just meant to be together.

Hodgson Mill  asked me to participate in their “Have a Grain Holiday” contest by utilizing their fine line of whole wheat products to bake a new and exciting, yet more healthy, holiday treat!

I thought for a moment about what I might want to create…. I had to go with cookies, it’s what I love most about baking for the holidays. My kids and I enjoy gathering around the kitchen island and rolling out cookies, then delivering them to friends and neighbors.

Also, if any of you participate in Cookie Swaps, wouldn’t it be great to pass out cookies that were out of this world delicious and yet so much better for you than cookies made with white processed flours?

So that’s what I set out to create!

Continue reading



Filed under General, The Cleaver Challenge

Curly Fries and a Giveaway!

Have you ever developed a serious addiction to something, then spent countless dollars trying to find a product to help you create it at home?

My name’s Modern Mrs. Cleaver and I’m helplessly addicted to curly fries….

{this is where you tell me that I’m among friends}

I hate to admit that I’ve spent a small fortune on products that promise to produce those splendid spud spirals! After breaking a few cheapy gadgets, pushing with the whole of my body weight on others, and creating nothing but frustration…I had honestly quit trying and just splurged on a fast food version every now and then.

Now here’s the amazing part

Paderno World Cuisine   generously offered to host a giveaway for a fantastic spiral slicer!!!!

Continue reading


Filed under The Cleaver Challenge