Posts Written On May 14, 2014

New from Hasbro: LITTLEST PET SHOP Favorite Pets Assortmen

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LITTLEST PET SHOP Favorite Pets Assortment 

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $3.99/Available: Spring 14)

Fans can collect exciting and adorable new pets from the “Littlest Pet Shop” animated series. Each of the LITTLEST PET SHOP Favorite Pets Assortment packs include one stylish mommy pet with bobble-head motion and fabric bow, one baby pet, and a fun accessory making these the ultimate collectable pets. With 12 pairs to collect, fans can Bobble in Style with their favorite pets, including a Bulldog, White Tiger, and Bunny.  Each pack sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

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LITTLEST PET SHOP Singles Assortment

(HASBRO/Ages 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price $2.99 /Available: Spring 14)

Bobble in Style this spring with the return of the fan-favorite bobble-head pets in the LITTLEST PET SHOP Singles assortment. Fans can collect 24 adorable pets from the “Littlest Pet Shop” animated series, including ZOE TRENT spaniel, SUNIL NEVLA mongoose, and PENNY LING panda – as well as tons of other cute pets like dogs, cats and birds! Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

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LITTLEST PET SHOP DECO PET Assortment

(HASBRO/Ages 6 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 14)

Fans can design their pet to look the way they want with the LITTLEST PET SHOP DECO PETS assortment. MINKA MARK monkey and PENNY LING panda are already adorable in the “Littlest Pet Shop” animated series, but once fans add a dash of creativity with the fashionable stickers and colorful markers, these pets have a look that’s totally unique. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.

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Get some milk ready it’s Chocolate Chip Day! #NMVCCCDay

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas celebrates National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

Chocolate chip cookies are America’s favorite cookies to bake and share, and the sweet, creamy flavor of Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract makes this chewy, bakery-style chocolate chip cookie recipe one for the recipe box.


For a twist on the classic favorite, here are a few ways to make this recipe unique to you:

Switch the chips: Instead of using 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips, try using white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or a combination of all three. Using coarsely chopped baking chocolate instead of chips will add a gourmet feel to the recipe.

Make it nutty: Try adding 1 cup of coarsely chopped nuts to the batter. Pecans or walnuts are a classic addition, while macadamia nuts or pistachios add a bit of a nontraditional flair.

Salt the tops: Baked goods aren’t just about the sugar; salt amplifies the flavors in even the sweetest recipes. Sprinkle the tops of your cookies with coarse sea salt just before baking to bring out the flavors of the brown sugar and chocolate in this recipe. Try using a smoked sea salt for an extra-special touch.

Build a sandwich: Pair this recipe with your favorite ice cream flavor for the perfect ice cream sandwich, or spread them with buttercream frosting for a cookie sandwich treat. Use a peanut butter frosting for that classic chocolate and peanut butter combination that everyone loves.


Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 ½ c. butter, softened
1 ¼ c. white sugar
1 ¼ c. brown sugar
1 T. Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 eggs
4 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 ¾ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1-12 oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips. (2 c.)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, soda, salt, baking powder and cream of tartar. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop with a #40 scoop (looks like a metal mini ice cream scoop) or a rounded measuring tablespoonful about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased insulated baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly: remove from baking sheet. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen crackly, chewy-crispy bakery-style cookies. They are wonderful!

*Recipe courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas and Renee Hartzler.

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