Day 2 of the Cooking Cottage started bright and early with breakfast, coffee, and professional blowouts (more on that in a second).
Specifically, my morning started with Starbucks coffee and seasonal favors of Bailey’s creamers: Pumpkin Spice, Red Velvet Cupcake, and White Chocolate Peppermint Bark.
The seasonal flavors sounded so delicious, I actually had a little trouble deciding which one to try first. I eventually picked the Red Velvet Cupcake, which was awesome—I definitely tasted the cupcake flavor in there!
While breakfast was going on, Bailey’s provided professional blowouts from local stylists for all of the editors.
Fancy, right? What a nice way to start the day!
A little while later, Sigrid Benedetti, a professional pastry chef, demonstrated how to make three delicious baked goods using the seasonal creamers from Bailey’s.
Sigrid made Pumpkin Spice Cookies, Red Velvet Brownie Whoopie Pies, and White Chocolate Peppermint and Macadamia Nut Tartlets. Holy yum!
How pretty are the tartlets? They would be perfect for the holidays!
After the Bailey’s demonstration, Becky Grassi with Tupperware gave a fantastic cooking presentation. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d be so excited about Tupperware, but now I want all of their products!
Beccy showed us how to make five recipes in just 45 minutes using a few different Tupperware products. It was pretty incredible to watch and, again, I’m surprised how much I enjoyed it! I didn’t realize how much I liked Tupperware until today!
The first product that we had a chance to try firsthand was the PowerChef System, which is basically a food processor minus the electricity.
We used it to make smoothies using fresh and frozen fruit and a little bit of apple juice.
We just pulled the cord several times to pulverize and blend the fruit.
Fresh fruit smoothie in no time!
You can also make guacamole in this baby—just throw in all of the ingredients and pull the cord! Fresh guac without the mess!
I also loved Becky’s idea of making chopped salads with it. She suggested layering chopped veggies, olives, cheese, etc. on the bottom of a Tupperware container and then layering mixed greens on top for an easy, transportable salad that won’t get soggy. Genius.
The other product that I really loved (and plan to buy) is the SmartSteamer, which is a two-tiered cooking system that lets you steam multiple foods at once. For example, Becky made steamed chicken with a pesto sauce, red bell peppers, and green beans in 12 minutes in the microwave. Seriously, she cooked an entire meal in minutes! She just put everything in the SmartSteamer and then nuked it. Dinner done!
Side note and a little more love for Tupperware…
During Sigrid’s baking demonstration with the Bailey’s creamers, she tested out the mini food processor from the PowerChef System to grind up some macadamia nuts for one of the recipes.
Maybe Sigrid was skeptical of its abilities, but she was so surprised and excited about how well it worked!
I love her expression!
The little chopper worked great and ground the nuts with just a few pulls of the cord!
After the cooking demonstration, it was time for lunch, which included recipes made using Tupperware products.
I love that the salads were served in Healthy Salad on the Go Sets!
It was a beautiful day, so we all headed outside for a picnic by the pool.
I ended up combing chicken breast, guacamole, and Greek salad for an epic lunch. It was so tasty!
Part 2 coming next!
Questions of the Day
Any Tupperware enthusiasts out there?
Do you like coffee creamer? What’s your favorite flavor?