Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chocolate Blender Brownies & Blendtec Blender Giveaway

Rich, chewy, chocolatey, homemade 7 ingredient fudge brownies easily prepared in your blender. 
The other day we wanted a sweet little something after dinner. Nothing to complicated just a little chocolate treat to cure our sweet craving. Brownies immediately came to mind, but I didn't have a mix on hand. What I did have was a easy brownie recipe and all the ingredients to make it. So brownies it was!

These weren't just any brownies, but Chocolate Blender Brownies that I made in my new Blendtec Blender. Yes you heard right brownies made in a blender. Who would have guessed you could make brownie batter in a blender. When I think of blenders frozen drinks, milkshakes and smoothies come to mind, not cake batters, cheesecakes and frosting.  

I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed testing out my new blender. You see I have only owned a few blenders in my lifetime and they weren't anything special.

The winner of the Blendtec Blender is

Terri Piles
CONGRATULATIONS!!

Me and blenders, well we never seem to really get along. Either I burn up the motor or loose the pieces to it, so I never buy anything too expensive. I mean aren't all blenders pretty much the same? Well I can honestly say the answer to that question is no thanks to the nice folks at Blendtec.

I'm so thankful that Blendtec gave me the opportunity to review their Blendtec Total Blender Classic Wildside. I wasn't really familiar with Blendtec blenders, so I was anxious to get started. 

To start I have to say that my favorite feature on this new blender is that it's an all-in-one appliance. It makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milkshakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, bread dough, dressings, salsas, and more! It's hard to believe, but this blender replaces up to 9 other appliances. It's powerful, fast and easy to use.

Included with my new Blender was a 200 page "Fresh Blends" Cookbook. I was quite impressed with everything you could make in this new blender, quick breads, soups, marinades, ice cream, pizza dough and dressings.  

Also included is this cool Twister Jar used for, nut butters, hummus, baby food, thick milk shakes and sauces. I haven't had a chance to try out the twister jar yet, but I will soon.

Blendtec included a separate cook book filled with recipes exclusively used in the twister jar. I spotted a recipe for Fruit & Nut Energy Bars I can't wait to try.

The brownies were easier than ever to make. Just add the ingredients, select the batter cycle and the blender does all the rest. The wildside blender has Smart-Touch Technology with a LCD information window that lights up. I was a little nervous at first when I heard the blender rev up and down, because I wasn't quite sure what was going on. 

No worries though! I found out it just means when a cycle button is pushed, the blender automatically speeds up and slows down, then shuts off when the cycle is complete. My favorite part was the digital countdown on each of the cycle selections. The brownie batter was smooth, creamy and perfect. 


Not only have we made brownies, but a few smoothies as well. Our top two favorite smoothies are Strawberry Banana Smoothies & Green Monster Smoothies. Before this powerful blender came into my life I thought my smoothies were pretty tasty. Well, now my smoothies are over the top. 

I love how this blender blends everything together even fibrous veggies. Now I can leave the stems on my strawberries and the seeds in my favorite fruits for extra nutrition. I left the stems on the strawberries and you couldn't even tell in the end. 

With this new bad boy I will be able to get so many different fruits and veggies past my picky kids.  If it wasn't for this video I would of never know that I could add the green tops of veggies and seeds from fruits. Plus I know I'm forgetting some other great features of this beautiful blender.


 



Chocolate Blender Brownies

Ingredients: 
3/4 - cup melted butter
2/3 - cup semi sweet chocolate chips
3 - large eggs
1/2 - cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 - cups granulated sugar
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
7/8 - cup all purpose or white whole wheat flour ( I used white whole wheat)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Add butter and chocolate chips to blender jar.

Secure lid and select "batters" Add eggs, cocoa, sugar and vanilla to jar and secure lid. Press pulse 3-5 time.

Add flour and secure lid. Press pulse 3-5 times and use a spatula to scrape the batter down the sides of the jar.

Pour into a greased 9 x 9 or 11 x 7 inch pan and sprinkle on some additional chocolate chips.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe serves: 15



I’m beyond excited that Blendtec has graciously offered to give one Mommy's Kitchen reader a Blendtec Blender and Twister Jar valued at $454.95!!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS FROM 2012 AND IS NOW CLOSED




How to Enter:
1. Leave a comment letting me know what you would use your Blendtec Blender for?

Extra Entries
2. Become a Fan of Blendtec on Facebook.
3. Follow Blendtec on Twitter.
4. Become a Fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook
(Leave a separate comment for each entry)


Giveaway Rules:
This giveaway begins today 9/27/12 to 10/5/12. Comments will close at 11:59 CST. Winner will be chosen via random.org. Winner will be notified through email.

Please make sure you leave a valid email address so I can contact you in the event that you are the winner. Winner will receive (1) factory refurbished Blendtec Total Blender Wildside in your choice of black, white or red.

Winner will have 48 hours to reply to the winning email or a new winner will be chosen. Product will be shipped by Blendtec.

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Disclosure: I was provided with a Refurbished Blendtec Blender to test and review. Blentec also provided a second blender to use in a reader giveaway. The opinions stated above are entirely my own. No other compensation was received. 


629 comments:

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annemarie said... #

Smoothies!! a(dot)haun(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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Anonymous said... #

I liked Blentec on Facebook. TERRI.PILES@HOTMAIL.COM

Unknown said... #

Soups and smoothies.

Andrea Stansbury said... #

I would use this for smoothies and salsa and all sorts of things...i have bad luck with blenders as well.

Andrea Stansbury said... #

I would use this for smoothies and salsa and all sorts of things...i have bad luck with blenders as well.

Andrea Stansbury said... #

Liked blendtec

NikkiG61576 said... #

I think I would be making smoothies galore with that baby!

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I like Blendtec on Facebook

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Liked mommy's kitchen

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I follow Blendtec on Twitter

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I like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook

tsmith said... #

I would use it for just about everything!

tsmith said... #

I like Blentec on Facebook.

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roberts1715 said... #

I would use mine for smoothies!

Unknown said... #

What a great giveaway. The first thing the blender would be used for in this home is my husband's morning protein drink. Then, I am making those brownies.

roberts1715 said... #

I like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Unknown said... #

I liked you on facebook.

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I lke Blentec on Facebook.

Unknown said... #

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Unknown said... #

I would first use the Blendtec blender to make up some smoothies. I think I would be using this a lot!

Unknown said... #

I like Mommys Kitchen on Facebook

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I like Blendtec on Facebook

Anonymous said... #

Would love this for smoothies & to make ice cream!!

Kelly D. said... #

I would love to make smoothies & ice cream

The Wotring's said... #

I would use it for everything!!! I have never owned a good blender.

The Wotring's said... #

I liked you on Facebook.

Amber Morgan said... #

I would use to make homemade milk shakes plus alot more.
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Anonymous said... #

I would use my Blendtec Blender to make my protein shakes. I had a gastric bypass 2 years ago and drink protein shakes daily. I would also love to try these blender brownies as well as many other recipes. I'm a recipe junkie and try new recipes ALL the time! Kristin Taylor

The Wotring's said... #

I liked Blentec on Facebook.

Anonymous said... #

I "liked" Blendtec on my Facebook page. Kristin Taylor

Anonymous said... #

I already love...I mean like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook. Been a HUGE fan for a long time now. I'm a daily reader and print off pretty much all of the recipes on MK's site. Thanks for being such an awesome cook and poster! Kristin Taylor

debbid said... #

I would use the Blentec Blender for soups, smoothies, etc. I can't seem to keep a blender that works.

debbid said... #

I liked Blentec on Facebook

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I follow Blentec on Twitter

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I liked you on Facebook

Crystal said... #

I've only used my old blender for smoothies, but if I could use this to make brownies...my kids would be in heaven!

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Crystal said... #

I liked Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook.

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Crystal said... #

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Jill said... #

I would love to make hummus with this!!

Jennifer G. said... #

I liked Mommy's Kitchen on facebook

Jennifer G. said... #

I'd use for smoothies & try the brownies & if they come out good then who know's what would be next!

susie said... #

we would use it for smoothies and ice cream!

susie said... #

like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook

Mary Ann said... #

I would make soups and the brownies.

susie said... #

liked Blendtec on Facebook

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Mostly Food and Crafts said... #

Smoothies!

Melanie eyedoc87@comcast.net said... #

I would use my blender to make the milkshakes my kids love.

Jane D said... #

The blender looks awesome; I'd like to use if for smoothies and soups.

Anonymous said... #

I would make whatever it would allow me to make.
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JC said... #

I'd use it to make fruit smoothies

JC said... #

Like Blendtec on Facebook.

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. Follow Blendtec on Twitter.

Anonymous said... #

I already follow blendtec on facebook
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Cherie said... #

Oh my gosh! This is one awesome machine! You would laugh so very hard if you could just see my blender. It is a Hamilton Beach, Cookbook Blender. I know for a fact that it is over 30 years old. Everytime we use it, I just know that will be the last time and I'll have to go get a new one! Thankfully it is still churning out Frozen Lattes! Off to like you on Facebook!

Sonia said... #

I would love to use it to make, salsas, mole, ohhhh the possibilities are endless.

Jane D said... #

I liked your post on Facebook. Thanks!

Amy said... #

I would make a berry smoothie!

Patty Jensen said... #

Wowee! My first thought would have been a smoothie, but after reading your blog I would have to say Brownies. Yeah.

Amy said... #

I would make a berry smoothie!

Anonymous said... #

I already follow blendtec on twitter
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Anonymous said... #

I already like you on facebook
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Anonymous said... #

What a great opportunity. Haven't owned a blender in many,many years. Just as you posted, I either broke them or lost parts; must honesty say "never had a very good blender". Thanks for the opportunity to win. So many of my recipes need a blender for part or all preparation steps.

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Anonymous said... #

I would use it to make soups and smoothies.
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Thanks

Anonymous said... #

I would use it for smoothies and mixed drinks and try out those awesome brownies!

Unknown said... #

I would love to try and make ice cream!

shelly8806 said... #

I'd love to make ice cream and these brownies! Yum!

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I like Blendtec on FB.

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Unknown said... #

I like blendtec and Mommys kitchen on face book. I follow blendtec on twitter pammyb1964

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Anonymous said... #

I would use it for soups, sauces, and smoothies.

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jezinthekitchen said... #

Daquiris! :)

Anonymous said... #

Hi! My son has severe food allergies and a very rare disease that requires him to have a G-tube into his tummy. He is severely allergic to over 40+ foods. We have been wanting to get a Blendtec to provide him with a"safe and natural" diet of blended foods to put through his tube. The price for us is really steep. It would make a "WORLD" of difference to us and my son (he is only three) to have this blender, it could really change his life for the better. Thank you!
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Katie said... #

i would use the Blendtec for smoothies, ice cream, homemade crepes, sauces....just about everything!

Katie said... #

I liked Blendtec on FB

Katie said... #

I liked Mommy's Kitchen on FB

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I followed Blendtec on twitter.

jemeliz said... #

I would use this for so many things.... smoothies, sauces, mixes.

jemeliz said... #

I like Blendtec on facebook

jemeliz said... #

I follow Blendtec on Twitter

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I like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook

Anonymous said... #

Green smoothies

Tatyana V. said... #

Hello, I really enjoy your recipes and with having 6 children I would love to win this blender and would make baby foods (I have a 3 months old baby girl and twins 19 months old :)). So as you can see I would really put it in to good use. Thank you so much for your great recipes.

Rose said... #

I would make bread!!! When I saw that, I was so thrilled!!! I've never seen a blender that does bread too!!! :)))

Rose said... #

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Anonymous said... #

I would use it for smoothies and soups.
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I follow you on fb
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Anonymous said... #

I would love to use it for everything.Thanks for sharing
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Anonymous said... #

Oh I need a new blender after I almost burned up my old one doing horseradish last year. I would use it for every thing!

Anonymous said... #

I follwo you on pinterst
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Jennifer F said... #

Please enter me in the drawing for the Blendtec. I am following on Twitter and Facebook. We would use ours to make smoothies. jf43308@gmail.com

Anonymous said... #

i like blendtec on fb
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Anonymous said... #

i follow you on pinterest.
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Anonymous said... #

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jo ann lindsey said... #

Soooo many things...coffee drinks, brread dough for starters! jlindsey48@live.com

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Connie W said... #

I would use this for lots of things -- starting with smoothies!

jo ann lindsey said... #

Liked Blendtec on faebook jlindsey48@live.com

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Don't have a twitter account jlindsey48@live.com

Cheryl said... #

Oh, I would use the Blentec on bread. That would be so cool. Thanks for the opportunity!

Cheryl said... #

I liked Blentec on Twitter!

momof2girls said... #

I would use mine to make milk shakes (malts) with my kids.

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I like Blendtec on FB.

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I like Mommy's Kitchen on FB.

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cardscrapper said... #

Well, before now I would have said everything, but I need to be a little bit more specific now. My DH recently had all his teeth removed and dentures made. However, due to the pain he has not been able to put the appliances in his mouth and THEREFORE cannot eat anything SOLID! SOOOOO, I would use that BlendTec Blender to make delicious LIQUID foods for my sweetie!

cardscrapper said... #

I already LIKE BLENDTEC on Facebook! I love following them!

cardscrapper said... #

I follow Blendtec on TWITTER. Love the page!

cardscrapper said... #

I like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook too. Does it ever have some great ideas and recipes!

Unknown said... #

I would love to use the Blendtec blender to make my morning smoothies, and iced coffee...also for all my sauces, and salsas!!
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Kristi Collier said... #

I would make smoothies first in this awesome blender!

Unknown said... #

I "LIKE" Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook!!

Emily said... #

I would use it for smoothies all the time, but would love to try to make dough. I do not have a stand mixer so bread dough is always scary for me.

Unknown said... #

I am "Following" Blendtec on Twitter!

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I "LIKE" Blendtec on Facebook!!

Judy said... #

I looked this up and read alot about this blender. I think I would start out trying all the recipes in their cookbooks then go on to think up some of my own. It sure is expensive but would love to have one someday,

blestmom said... #

This looks fantastic. I would it for so many things...smoothies, juices, mixing. Great product!

blestmom said... #

Like Blentec on Facebook.

blestmom said... #

Following Blendtec on Twitter.

blestmom said... #

Like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Sandy M. said... #

I like you on facebook

Diane said... #

Milkshakes and soups :)))

Sandy M. said... #

I like Blentec on Face Book

Diane said... #

I like Blendtec on facebook....

Diane said... #

Like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook...

Sandy M. said... #

I follow Blentec on twitter. Oh how I would love to have one of these blenders!!

becka said... #

I would use it for many things, but blenders are especially good for salad dressings.

Heather said... #

Smoothies!! I have one every day!!

Heather said... #

Smoothies!!! A daily event at my house!!

Anonymous said... #

I would make smoothies! tsgkrn @ yahoo dot com

Anonymous said... #

I liked Blendtec on FB.
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Anonymous said... #

I like Mommy's Kitchen on FB.
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Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheryl said... #

I would love to try a blendtec for soups and smoothies!

Cheryl said... #

I would love to try a blendtec for soups and smoothies!

Phyllis said... #

Would love to try the brownies.

Anonymous said... #

I would use this blender for breads and just about everything.
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NavyMomX3 said... #

My blender finally gave up the ghost and died a while back. My grandson loves milkshakes and I love smoothies, but we have had to do without lately. I would also love to try the brownies.

Unknown said... #

I would love to make homemade peanut butter in a Blendtec. Thanks!

Unknown said... #

I like Blendtec on Facebook. Thanks!

Unknown said... #

I like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook. Thanks!

Zena Sue said... #

I would so love to have a Blentec Blender. I've never had a blender that would perform like this one or do so much. I make smoothies every morning, so that is the first thing I would make and then the list would just go on and on.

Zena Sue said... #

I would so love to have a Blentec Blender. I have never had a blender that would perform or produce the things that this blender will. I make smoothies every morning so that will be the first thing I make and then the list will go on and on.

Zena Sue said... #

Liked Blentec on Facebook.

Zena Sue said... #

Followed Blentec on Twitter.

Zena Sue said... #

Liked Mommyskitchen on Facebook.

Jill Hartley said... #

I would use it to get rid of the what seems like 50 other appliances on my counter!!! -- for everything!

Kathy said... #

I'd be so excited to have one of these in our kitchen! I'd use it for smoothies, nut butters, making flour, and soup purees. It's great that the blender works so well you can add the veggie tops as well! winterwrens at gmail dot com

Jill Hartley said... #

I liked Blendtec on facebook.

Jill Hartley said... #

Followed blendtec on twitter! missjill0521@yahoo.com

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I liked mommy's kitchen on twitter. missjill0521@yahoo.com

Mary said... #

I would make my favorite strawberry smoothie.

Anonymous said... #

I'd really like a good blender that doesn't die when it blends frozen things - like ice!
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Anonymous said... #

I liked Mommy's Kitchen on FB.
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Anonymous said... #

I liked BlendTec on FB.

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Amy said... #

Smoothies!!!

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Rachelle said... #

We Love Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook
Thank you!

Rachelle said... #

I forgot to include my email address!

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Thanks

NassefBunch said... #

I would love to use Blendtec to make my 10 month old twins baby food and frozen oj for my hubby and 4 year old. As a full time school counselor this would make cooking somuch quicker and efficient. I love mommy's kitchen!

Anonymous said... #

I always like to try new things and this sounds neat...just what I need for my tiny kitchen!

Unknown said... #

Looks awesome I would use it for smoothies and anything else i could find. (rcbree06@gmail.com)

Pamela said... #

I would use the blender for smoothies, batters, soups, and all types of yummy foods :)

Pamela said... #

I liked Blendtec on Facebook

corgilover22 said... #

I would definitely use this to make smoothies for my family. I would also be making homemade ice cream to go along with this awesome brownie recipe!

Pamela said... #

I liked Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook

corgilover22 said... #

I do not have facebook but I am now a follower of yours on pintrest!

Nicole Larsen said... #

Chocolate Chip Cookies and smoothies!

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Craig and Jill said... #

With cooler weather coming on, I would love to make soups,and of course smoothies. Thank you Blendtec and Mommys kitchen

Anonymous said... #

I would use the blender for smoothies and blending different baking mixes, including those yummy-looking brownies!

Anonymous said... #

I am following Blendtec on Twitter!

Decorator74 said... #

I have two VERY picky eaters and would love to find a way to get some veggies into them without them knowing and they do love smoothies so I would definitely use it for smoothies but the brownies sound AWESOME too ;)

Linda said... #

This machine is awesome! What a great item to have in the kitchen for just about anything!

Linda said... #

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Anonymous said... #

I would use it for frozen concoctions - especially adult ones!

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randumbredhead said... #

I would love a Blendtec! Did you know this thing can blend golf balls??!!? But I would make my own peanut butter! randumbredhead@yahoo.com

Carol said... #

I would use the Blendtec blender to make smoothies, milkshakes, salsa, and soups. It would help with canning and freezing.

Carol said... #

I would use the Blendtec blender to make milkshakes, salsa, smoothies, and soups. It would helpful during canning and freezing time!

Terri said... #

I would use it for smoothies!
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Jennifer said... #

I would love to use one for my protein shakes!

Jennifer said... #

Liked blended on Facebook.

Jennifer said... #

Following on twitter.

Jennifer said... #

Liked your Facebook pager. Thank you!

Tammy King said... #

I already liked mommy's kitchen on facebook

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Tammy King said... #

I would use the Blendtec blender to make smoothies, batters, soups, and ice creams

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Tammy King said... #

I am now following Blendtec on twitter

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I liked Blendtec on Facebook

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Tory E said... #

There would be a million uses, but likely Smoothies!

Tory E. said... #

Love to make smoothies...

Tory E. said... #

Use for Smoothies....anything.

Jessica said... #

I would use my blender for everything! Smoothies, milkshakes, and more!

Janine said... #

I would use this this blender for smoothies , sauces, spices, nut butters, well...everything!!

stampinjust4fun said... #

Orange Julius, smoothies, and a million other things!! I only have a cheaper model, and can only dream of the day I can broaden my cooking skills!

sshallenbu said... #

I liked Blendtec on Facebook

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I liked Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook

sshallenbu said... #

I would use it to make those wonderful looking brownies of course!

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