Monday, November 21, 2011

Baking for the Troops...with Duncan Hines & Foodbuzz

Being an Air Force wife, there are many opportunities for us to volunteer and help make a difference. Since being married to my husband and getting to know the military better, it has given me a renewed appreciation for what they do, and the sacrifices they make.

As part of a Foodbuzz Tastemakers program with Duncan Hines, we were provided an array of coupons to purchase free Duncan Hines products. We used some of the easy to use mixes, combined with a few other ingredients, to make a variety of different flavored breads. My daughter and I spent the day Sunday baking the breads, which will be mailed to soldiers stationed overseas and domestically, in an effort to brighten the holidays. This is especially nice for some of the enlisted soldiers who may not have the funds to go home for Thanksgiving this year. Many other military wives and families participate annually in these types of efforts. This is just a small way we can say thanks for what they all do each day to keep us safe and protected. They make a difference in our lives, and this is a small way we can make one in theirs.

We made Banana Bread, Lemon-Poppy Seed Pound Cake, Pumpkin-Spice bread, & Banana-Chocolate Chip bread!


  1. This is a really wonderful way to say Thanks at this time of year. We did the same thing on September 11th. My husband works for the police department (dispatch) and even though he isn't in harms way every day people don't realize the stress and everything that goes on "behind the scenes" to keep the officers safe and sane. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. A fantastic way to say thank you and to spread some love. Well done!!!
    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.