Friday, April 11, 2014

Celebrate Spring with Musselman's Apple Butter and FTD Flowers {Review & Giveaway}

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As temperatures have been inching higher day by day and winter slowly gives way to spring, it's the perfect excuse to gather with loved ones. Sunshine just brings out the best in everyone, doesn't it?

But along with simply heading out to marvel at the birds chirping and the snow melting, it's also a great time of year to partake in a leisurely brunch with family and friends.

So, for your next midday feast, now is the perfect time to take your inspiration from the changing weather and create a brunch menu that mimics the flavors of the season with the rich flavor of Musselman's Apple Butter.

apple butter recipes

A gluten-free, dairy-free, highly concentrated form of applesauce, apple butter can be used individually as a yummy spread or in any number of dishes to give a rich apple zing. This unique, versatile ingredient is just the thing to reach for to celebrate summer!

While Musselman's offers so many great recipes to get you started (or to inspire you to create your own), I was thrilled that they had sent me a few to focus on as well as a gorgeous FTD flower arrangement!

tulips

Tulips are my favorite flower and the Rush of Color Assorted Tulip Bouquet from FTD is the perfect way to bring a bright splash of color to our home for spring. As this arrangement comes complete with its own glass vase, it is simply a stunning way to celebrate a birthday, express congratulations, send get well sentiments or simply show your love!

tulip bouquet

Gorgeous!

After admiring these beautiful tulips for quite some time, I was ready to get to work whipping up something that knew the whole family would love, Musselman's French Toast Roll-Ups.

French Toast Roll-Ups

Ingredients

16 slices white sandwich bread
1 cup Musselman's Apple Butter
2 eggs
¼ cup milk
¾ teaspoon cinnamon (divided)
⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 Tablespoon sugar

For Dipping Sauce:

3 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup apple butter
½ cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or grease well (the roll-ups will stick to the pan).

Flatten a slice of bread with a rolling pin to about half of its original thickness. Spread roughly 1 Tbsp of apple butter evenly on top. Roll up the bread (apple butter side inward) and set aside, seam side down. Repeat with the remaining bread.

In a bowl, beat together the eggs, ¼ cup of milk, ¼ tsp cinnamon and nutmeg. Dip each roll-up into the egg mixture, completely covering and shake off the excess. Place on the baking sheet.


Bake 10 minutes. Pull out of the oven, brush the top side with melted butter, flip each roll, then brush the bottoms with butter. (If they stick, gently use a spatula to loosen them.) Leave the bottom side up and bake another 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, add the sugar and the remaining ½ tsp cinnamon. When the roll-ups are done baking, roll each one in the mixture. Serve warm with dipping sauce (below).

Dipping Sauce: In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 1/4 cup of apple butter until smooth. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar and then the remaining 2 Tbsp of milk.

French Toast Roll-Ups

Yum! I love the way that the rich apple flavor of Musselman's Apple Butter is throughout the entire french toast (without being overpowering) and the way that the bread bakes up warm and delicious.

Plus, with the layer of apple butter in the middle, it just holds the rolls together perfectly! I had assumed that these might unroll or fall apart, but they're able to be cut (or picked up) for tasty bite after bite!

French Toast Roll-Ups recipe

When it comes time to prep for your next spring brunch or simply to incorporate a mouthwatering product into your meals – whether cooking, baking, spread on bread or more – Musselman's Apple Butter can add an unexpected, flavorful kick to your favorite recipes, dips and sauces.

Be sure to visit Musselman's recipes to see all of their delicious summertime ideas that are sure to be crowd pleasers for the whole family and all of your guests. You can find a yummy bottle of Apple Butter in the jam/jelly aisle of your favorite grocery store, while also connecting with Musselman's on Facebook so that you'll never miss information, recipes, products, coupons and more.

Even better, add some beauty and color to your home (or to surprise a loved one) this season with a special $10 off offer from FTD! Just click here and place your order and you will be on your way to extra savings on arrangements to fill your home or your lucky recipient's with beauty!

Plus, thanks to the generosity of Musselman's, one person will soon be prepared to give their taste buds a tasty treat as well, because...

One lucky person will win a jar of Musselman’s Apple Butter
and three recipe cards!

Musselman's giveaway


A big thank you to Musselman's and FTD for providing apple butter and a flower arrangement for me to review as well as a jar of apple butter and recipes for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

151 comments:

suburban prep said...

I love tulips. Tulips are how I met my husband.

Jaime Nicole said...

My favorite is lavendar - love the smell!

steve weber said...

My favorite flower is a daisy.

Daphne Turner said...

orchid

traci jarrett said...

I love daisy's and tulips

Sarah Coulsey said...

I am a huge carnation fan!! I love how pretty they are, and how long they last!! I have three in my kitchen right now that I have had for three weeks and they still look fresh!!!

Vennie Martinisi said...

I love garden variety flowers...Roses, Irises, Peonies. Flowers from the garden have such beautiful fragrances and shapes that florist flowers just don't have.

Robin O said...

Tulips are my very favorite flower!
Thank you!

mellyrox said...

Favorite flower:
Pink or Purple Rose

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Robin Abrams said...

My favorite flower is the Rose

Heather said...

My favorite flower growing is the viola. My favorite to get is the carnation!

Dorothy Teel said...

My favorite flower is yellow bells or daffodils remind me of my daddy and they are the first flowers I see blooming in the spring, besides crocus.

walk9 said...

Lilacs or peonies. Both very short lived.

Ken Ohl said...

love roses. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Candice said...

I love tulips. Purple tulips are my favorite.

GabbyLowe said...

I like daffodils. (Laura DeLuca)

wigget said...

my favorite is the calla lily

Kimberly said...

My favorite flowers are Spider Mums

Kim Pinch said...

Carnations are my favorite flower.

Daraya Johnson said...

My favorite flowers are lilies!

Debra said...

my favorite is giant sun flowers

scottsgal said...

I like lilacs - the smell is my all time favorite scent

Darlene said...

My favorite flower is a rose.

Heather said...

My favorite flowers are lilacs

Kelly Kimmell said...

My favorite flower are Irises!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite flowers are lilacs.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I love Orchids and Tulips!

captainliss40 said...

I love tulips!

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

My favorite flowers are lilacs.

Kelly Tupick said...

My favorite flower is the lily. I have them all along my house.

Linda Madden said...

My favorite flowers are Dafodils.

Yona Williams said...

I love the showiness of peonies.

Ashley Trail said...

My favorite is the daffodil, first out bright yellow in bunches yes I am in love !! Then comes the tiger lilly :)

Kelly g said...

I love tulips

Sandra Davis said...

my favorite flowers are roses

angel d said...

my fave is daffodils

Kelly Massman said...

I love daffodils because they are usually one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring!

Jessica Fortner said...

Tulips are my favorite.

Dawn Monroe said...

I like daffodils and sunflowers, anything yellow.

Jakes Movie Reviews said...

Tulips or Roses

Running In Boise said...

i love daisies

Running In Boise said...

i love daisies

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I love daffodils!

tat2gurlzrock said...

I love all flowers.One of my favorite is Orchids.

llinda29 said...

My fave flower is a rose but I like them all.

Sharon Kaminski said...

I love oriental lilies because of the fragrant smell.

Tara said...

Hydrangea's

Tara Darity said...

Orchids!!!!

Darlene Carbajal said...

I love roses and sunflowers. :)

Danielle Lima said...

I love tea roses.

Xty C said...

I love red roses

mecarolks said...

My favorite flower is the Rose

Tram Le said...

My favorite are tulips.

Matt Bledsoe said...

I love pink gerber daisies.
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jdine said...

Orchid's are my favorite!

Tara said...

My favorite flower is a yellow rose.

cp1935 said...

I love the regular red geranium and my son keeps the window boxes full of them.

Serenap95 said...

My favorite flowers are orange ranunculus.

Rebecca Orr said...

I like pink carnations. Everyone laughs at me, but they smell good and last awhile!

Alex said...

I love peonies! Thanks for the giveaway!

LIDARKSIDE said...

My favorite flowers are carnations.

Kimmy Stebbins said...

I don't really have a faviorite flower. I do really enjoy the lilacs when they blook in the spring. I'm waiting.

MiasmaResonance said...

Carnations! Though gardenias and roses are right behind. :)

katy said...

My favorite flower is a Lily.

Sarah Ochocki said...

Sunflowers are my favorites.

Erin said...

Lilly of the Valley

Kim Cardwell said...

Hope I win

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love roses.
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Aubrey F said...

White Rose

Jackie said...

Roses are my favorite flowers.
Thank you!

Missy said...

I love lilacs

d95dd1f6-b05b-11e3-b8be-000bcdcb5194 said...

My favorite flow is the Gerber Daisy. I like all the different colors and they were the main flower at my wedding.

Pixystik4U said...

i love tiger lilies

Lisa Edwards said...

I have always loved calla lilies and Easter lilies

Kelly Nicholson said...

i really love roses..thanks

tammmm said...

My favorite flower is the petunia. I love to plant tons of them around my house in the Spring.

Jennifer T. said...

I love chrysanthemums.

Brian E. said...
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Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway…we love sunflowers, especially Mexican Sunflowers !

Nimp Loom said...

A rose is but a rose, but a bluebell comes in second :)

d95dd1f6-b05b-11e3-b8be-000bcdcb5194 said...

My favorite flower is the Gerber Daisy. We used the Daisy's in our wedding.

Brenda Grabina said...

Anything purple....l.has to be lilacs. Such a relaxing scent.

Wes Hovorka said...

My favorite flower is the tulip.

YennySweeps said...

Daisies are my favorite flower

flutterby said...

I love daffodils!

Shannon said...

My fave flower is (purple) wisteria.

Melissa Cushing said...

My favorite floer(s) would be Wisteria, Lilacs, and Hyacinths Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

Denise S. said...

My favorite flowers are carnations and tulips.

Melissa Tippie said...

My favorite flower is a single red rose!

Gayle Gildehaus said...

My favorite flowers are getting ready to bloom..lilacs :}I love the smell.

elfqueen98 said...

Mine are roses, we just purchased and put in a new yellow rose bush for this spring. Always love them.

Victoria Nyquist said...

My favorite flower is a gerbera daisy! I love all the colors they come in and how great they smell!

kohndr said...

I love pink Lillis they are so colorful and elegant ♥

SexyBrat said...

I have found a new appreciation for Poppies.

Liz said...

I love hydrangeas!

Jessica said...

Lilacs!

kathy pease said...

I love roses the best

jlee said...

I love tulips and lillies.

Helga said...

I like irises.

LesleyfromWI said...

I love Zinnias

Ally said...

My favorite flowers are violets.

jcwega27 said...

LOVE sunflowers!

Roy F. said...

My favorite flower are tulips

Nicole C. said...

My favorite flower is a daisy!

sparkedcat said...

Carnations are my favorite flower

Nikki said...

I love Gardinias :)

S GO said...

Bougainvillea - they're a nightmare to maintain, but have the most stunningly fluorescent purple flowers!

bettycd said...

love the lilacs when they come out.

christina dutra said...

my favorite flower is a sunflower.

emchelly77 said...

i love sunflowers! i am planning on planting some in the front yard this year!

emchelly77 said...

i love sunflowers! i am planning on planting some in the front yard this year!

Sandra Wong said...

Orchids are my favourite

Treesa said...

My favorite flowers are tulips!

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Sioux City Sue said...

My favorite flower is gardenia because of the intoxicating scent and the beautiful, creamy white flowers.

AnnaZed said...

I love Louisiana Irises

camp3369 said...

I love daffodils!
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chickie717 said...

My favorite flower is the Sunflower. I love the beauty and the height.

Misha Estrada said...

I like roses.

Paula Michele Hafner said...

My favorite is the daisy. I also love carnations and sweet peas.

Susan D said...

Roses for me, too

Erica C. said...

I like tulips.

desdun31 said...

I love Gerbera Daisies.


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Yana Ryjova said...

I dont have a favorite flower. I like roses i guess.

yellowlabs said...

My favorite flower is an orchid.

Jessica Whitehouse said...

I like irises and orchids.

laurasloves said...

My favorite flower is a carnation.
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Tiffany Clarke said...

I'm obsessed with magnolias and orchids

Jessica said...

Sunflowers are my favorite! They are beautiful & I absolutely love sunflower seeds!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Gosh, I love them all! If I HAD to choose one, I'd say a rose...to match my name.

Sky Evans said...

I love roses.

blew415 said...

Carnations are my fav

Lisa Pecora said...

I like yellow roses.

Pamela Michelle said...

I love lily of the vallies

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like lilies the best.

Nicole said...

I love pink tulips!
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Karen said...

I love tulips :)

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Susan Smoaks said...

my favorite flower is the tulip!

Danielle Crick said...

I love flowers. All kinds.. My favorites are orchids, hyacinths, and wildflowers

Charlene S. said...

Carnations are my favorite :)

Wendy Rozema said...

My favorite Flower is a Tulip!!

Tylerpants said...

I like daffodils. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

amy16323 said...

my favorite flower is the sun flower

trixx said...

I like daisies!

Buddy Garrett said...

Roses are my favorite flower.

Breanne said...

I like lilies

ide2678 said...

My favorite flower is the lily.

Jennifer Q. said...

I like roses, but I love almost any!

Maria Simon said...

I WOULD SAY THE STARGAZER LILY OR ROSES :)

lilyk said...

I love lilies of course. ;0D

Lisa Romine said...

The French toast rollups sound delicious.

Katie Heath said...

Oh yummy! I LOVE french toast! This looks great!