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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Encore Chess Pie Bars & The CMA Awards (Giveaway)

Today I have some exciting news and a special recipe to share with y'all!!! I have kept this secret under wraps for a couple months now, and I''m about to burst at the seams. I am excited to announce that Martha White has partnered with the Country Music Association as a sponsor for The 49th Annual CMA Awards

The CMA Awards - Country Musics Biggest Night™ air live in Nashville from the Bridgestone Arena oWednesday, November 4th at 8/7 CST on ABC.  This is the night when the Country Music industry honors its finest entertainers and celebrates 49 years of excellence. There will be dozens of performances and countless special moments throughout the night, so I hope everyone will tune in and watch. 

What does this mean for Mommy's Kitchen and all my readers? Well, every year I watch the CMA Awards from the comfort of my home and it's always a blast. The music, the excitement, and all my favorite country stars, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, and my girl Reba!!! 

Well, this year will be a little different for me, because.............. this year I will be going to the CMA Awards in Nashville!!!!!!! How cool is that? I'm so excited to attend and do a behind the scenes post all about my experience and the excitement of  the CMA Awards. Someone slap me, because I still can't believe I'm going.

Nashville is one of my favorite cities, the people, the scenery, the music, and the food. Oh, how I love the food!!!! Food and country music go hand in hand, like an old southern recipe, they always have a story to tell. I'm so excited to be returning to a city that welcomes you like family. 

I don't want y'all to feel left out, so I'm excited to say that Martha White wants to send ONE OF YOU to the CMA Awards too!!!!!!!  Awesomesauce!!! I'm just full of surprises today. The Grand Prize is a trip for Two to Nashville (airfare, hotel and transportation included). The winners get to attend the CMA Awards, as well as tour the Country Musics Hall of Fame/Museum and a special recording experience.

For more DETAILS on the Martha White CMA Awards Sweepstakesstop by Martha Whites Facebook Page The CMA Awards Promotion ends on September 30th 2015!  at 11:59 pm (ET). Click HERE for the OFFICIAL RULES.

In honor of the CMA Awards, and to celebrate this fabulous partnership, I have a few Martha White award-inspired treats to share with you. The recipe I'm sharing today is for these tasty Encore Chess Pie Bars pictured above. These yummy little chess bars start with a Martha White Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix, and few other basic ingredients. 

My mama always said simple is best and you can't get any simpler than a Southern Chess Pie. Chess pie has always been a favorite dessert in our house. I made these chess pie bars and my family gobbled them right up and is already requesting an encore!!!!! Get it??? All I can say is that if you're a chess pie fan than you will fall in love with this easy pie bar version, so I hope you'll give this recipe a try.  

Encore Chess Pie Bars 

Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
2 - 7.4 oz. packages Martha White® Chocolate Chip Flavored Muffin Mix
1/2 - cup butter, softened

3 - large eggs
1 1/4 - cups sugar
1 - tablespoon Martha White® Self-Rising White Enriched Corn Meal Mix
1/4 - cup butter, melted
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
1 - teaspoon white vinegar

To make the crust: Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. Combine muffin mix and butter in large bowl. Blend with fork just until crumbly. Distribute evenly in prepared pan. 

Press into bottom and about 1/2-inch up sides of pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until very light golden brown. Cool.

For the filling: BEAT eggs on low speed of electric mixer. Add sugar and beat until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Mix well. POUR filling over crust.

BAKE 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown and filling is set around edges. (Filling may puff while baking, but will settle as it cools). Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe yields: 24 bars
Recipe source: Martha White Foods, Inc. 
Crisco is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company

The fun doesn't end just yet, because I also have a fun little Martha White Muffin Mix giveaway for all my Mommy's Kitchen readers! All the details are listed below. 

Winner of the Martha White Prize Package is comment #51 David Lintz. 

Martha White Muffin Mix Giveaway!!!!!

Giveaway Includes: 
  • Various Martha White Muffin Mixes
  • Two Fred & Friends Mix Stix Wooden Drumstick Spoons
  • One 5 -Quart Stainless Steel Non Skid Base Mixing Bowl

How To Enter:
Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Martha White Muffin Mix Flavor (Mandatory Entry). 

Bonus Entry: 

Tweet the following for a bonus entry: Stop by @mommyskitchen for a chance to win a #marthawhite #muffin mix prize package
Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know.

Rules: The Martha White Muffin Mix giveaway starts today August 26th 2015 and ends at midnight on August September 5th 2015. This giveaway is open to US Residents only due to shipping charges. If you leave an anonymous comment please include your email address in the event that you are the winner. One random comment will be chosen and notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck to everyone! 

Stop by The Country Cook and check out these Red Carpet Sweet Potato Cupcakes.  These yummy cupcakes are made using Martha White's New Sweet Potato Muffin  Mix!  These cupcakes are definitely going on my to bake list.  

And for even more sweet potato deliciousness check out Stacey's Songbird Sweet Potato Skillet  over at Southern Bite!!!  

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Terry said... #

I love their Blueberry Muffin mix ~ I just throw in some fresh berries when they are in season to add that summer freshness!

Terry said... #

I tweeted!

Michele said... #

I've never tried the Martha White muffin mixes. Can't say that I've ever bought a muffin mix of any kind. But the Blueberry Cheesecake sounds really yummy since I love blueberry and cheesecake.

Tina Butler said... #

Michele the blueberry cheesecake are wonderful. I used it to make a cobbler and cookies last year.

Vickie Sowell said... #

I like the strawberry. My 10th grader son has been learning how to cook this summer, so that he will be ready for college. He would love to make this muffins.

bn100 said... #

blueberry cheesecake

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cat mom said... #

My son loves pancakes and muffins Strawberry and Chocolate chip are our favorites. I make 1 package Strawberry as pancakes and 1 package into muffins for as snack. Then you get the best of both worlds!!!

Auntiepatch said... #

Cranberry Orange, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, and Blueberry Cheesecake are my favorites.

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Anonymous said... #

I like plain old cornbread.

Anonymous said... #

There are so many, what to do, what to do. I love the corm muffin, my husband loves the blueberry, and chocolate chip. We really love them all.

Susan Broughton said... #

My favorite muffin mix is the Blueberry Cheesecake muffin mix. But I really like them all!

Susan Broughton said... #

I tweeted about your giveaway. Here is the link to it:

Colleen said... #

How exciting for you to be able to attend the CMA Awards. One of those, once in a lifetime experiences.
I like using the Martha Wright's mixes in a pinch. My favorite; guess it would be Chocolate Chip but enjoy using any / all of them.
Looks like a wonderful bar recipe. Thanks 4 sharing

fran18 said... #

We like the plain cornbread and also blueberry.

jennymt1402002 said... #

My favorite is blueberry. Love Martha White. Have used it for years.

Lori said... #

I love the blueberry, but it looks like we need to try the blueberry cheesecake!

malinda dennis said... #

love the strawberry and the blueberry. easy to throw together in a pinch for a home baked midnight snack. awesome with coffee in the morning. mosie312

Karen said... #

My favorite is Blueberry Cheesecake!

Karen said... #

My fav is blueberry!

Erin Ellis said... #

My favorite is the Blueberry Cheesecake! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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Erin Ellis said... #


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Anne Pikula said... #

Mine is the wild berry but all of them are delicious!

Cheryl Brown said... #

Lemon Poppy Seed is my fave and I always use their yellow corn meal for my cornbread.

mary said... #

Love their blueberry muffin mix !!!! Makes delicious scones !!!! My favorite

Laurane Forster said... #

How can I say which one is my favorite, and I haven't tried them all yet. I'm new to this product. I see some flavor's I've never seen anyone else have. I am glad I get the email so that now I know. Hope my store carries the all. Want to get next to the berry and strawberry ones, plus the cheesecake ones.

Pamela Wilson said... #

Corn muffin mix .

Jackie McNutt said... #

I love Martha White mixes, I use them 3-4 times a month. My favorite is The Wild Berry.
Thank you for giveaway and congratulations on your upcoming trip !

Erin W said... #

Wild Berry is my favorite Martha White mix! I use it all the time!

Erin W said... #

I tweeted!

Nicki Joseph said... #

Cornbread :) so good

Susan DeVaux said... #

The Blueberry cheesecake sounds to die for

Tracysweetangl said... #

My favorite is blueberry!!

Cindy said... #

My favorite is the classic Buttermilk Cornbread & Muffin Mix.


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KeriEllen said... #

We love Martha White's blueberry muffin mix! It's a quick fix for a random sweet tooth so I always keep some on hand!

Dianne Hall said... #


Kristen said... #

My favorite is Apple Cinnamon.

Kristen said... #


kenny hall said... #

Chocolate chip for me please

Carla Shiver said... #

I like their cornbread muffin mix the most!!!

Sherri Roberts said... #

Strawberry Cheese Cake Mix - It's amazing...

Jessie said... #

I love the chocolate chip, but my husband and daughter prefer the blueberry.

Ashley Kolpak said... #

I like the blueberry cheesecake

Ashley Kolpak said... #


Cardboard Hour said... #

Lovely giveaway! Blueberry cheesecake-- hands down!

Amy Z. said... #

I love their lemon poppy seed muffin mix!

denisekonkel said... #

Blueberry yum!

1froglegs said... #

We primarily buy the corn muffin mix. We add whole kernel corn and they come out so moist.

1froglegs said... #

I tweeted at

1froglegs said... #

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Jessica To said... #

The Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix is my favorite.
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Anonymous said... #

Blueberry, but want to try the Blueberry cheesecake asap.

Melanie C. said... #

Blueberry cheesecake is my fave! Yum!!

Teresa Potter said... #

Strawberry all the way!

Teresa Potter said... #

Strawberry all the way!

Unknown said... #

The blueberry is one of our faves!

Cindy Bartok said... #

My family is in love with the blueberry!!!!

Denise Hecht said... #

My favorite is Blueberry Cheesecake.

Denise Hecht said... #

Jeff Wilson said... #

Love the Strawberry muffin mix! A family favorite!

Kim said... #

Cranberry Orange and blueberry are so yummy.

Angel Walker said... #

Cranberry Orange is the best!

annie said... #

I love the strawberry ones, I have never had a batch of these muffins fail!

Hayley Wigboldus said... #


Anonymous said... #

Have yo have the corn bread with the chili, yummy!!!!!!

Kristin Threlkeld said... #

Corn bread