Cooking Made Easy: Mugging by Shirley J (**GIVEAWAY**)


This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

If you are anything like me, you finish dinner, put the children to bed and sit down to wind down and relax. Just then, though, it hits you….the sweet tooth!  Mine is terrible (I’m not truly sure if that is a good or bad thing). I wander to the kitchen and rifle through the refrigerator and pantry in search of the perfect chocolate delight. The desire for a warm brownie crosses my mind and I become sad.  Even a boxed mix would take 30-45 minutes to prepare, cook and then the mess….ugh!

Then….WAIT!  My Mugging! by Shirley J boxes that I received in the mail! I am ecstatic and know that in less than 2 minutes I can have a warm chocolate brownie (that doesn’t taste like a box mix) all to myself!  Hee Hee!

Seriously, though, that is how a typical evening ensues after the children are asleep.  Ever since I was introduced to the Mugging! system, my sweet tooth world has truly changed for the better! To be able to whisk a mix of dry ingredients and water, microwave for 90 seconds and its done?  Truly?   This is how incredibly simple it becomes for a late night dessert:

When Don Smith, an accomplished food scientist, developed the recipe for Shirley J® Whisk Bliss® (formerly known as Universal Sauce or Cream Soup, Sauce and Gravy Base/Leftover Helper), he knew he’d uncovered something miraculous with this exclusive formula. He named the company after his sweet wife and built the Shirley J® reputation selling his innovative mixes to professionals in restaurants, schools and other kitchens. Now, the Mugging system is catering to the 21st century when we want everything now now now, with no patience to wait.  Similar to the cooking styles of instant oatmeal and instant grits, it is now just as easy to make quick and easy brownies, cornbread, yellow cake and cobbler, quiche, pancakes and more!  Simply amazing to me!

I received several products to try from Shirley J, but I will show you the step by step experience that I shared with my children with the brownie mix….Mmmm.

 STEP 1: We opened up the brownie mix and placed it in our new Mugging mug.

STEP 2: We mixed the measured water into the dry mix, stirred and placed in microwave for 90 seconds.

STEP 3: Mom divvied the brownie and Noah couldn’t even bless his food before he delved in!
(Look at Amelia being so good in the back!)

Mmmmmm #1

 Mmmmmm #2

All in all this was a fun activity for the kids and was a great and yummy treat!  I was honestly a little skeptical that it was going to taste like the cakes I made in my Easy Bake Oven, but I was extremely pleased that it didn’t at all!  Loving that each box came with 5 packets, so we could have several more mugs before having to reorder!

Some of the other great products that we were able to try….and others that Shirley J has to offer are:

Mugging! Yellow Cake & Cobbler ~ Which was also delicious!

Mugging! Country Style Cornbread that was an amazing side to several dishes we made over the last couple of weeks.


Whisk Bliss Original.  This is an incredibly quick and simple cooking base that can be used as a starter to a number of different recipes!  Using as an alternative to many creamed base soups, Whisk Bliss has numerous possibilities!


Honey White Bread Mix let’s you enjoy the old-fashioned goodness of white bread made with the best ingredients and just a touch of honey. Just mix, bake and slice for the world’s best sandwiches.


The Shirley J family is a powerhouse of help in the homes that truly need it…like mine!  Being a stay at home mom, to some, seems like the easiest job in the world….and then its dinnertime.


Shirley J offers a wide variety of Mugging products, along with various other easy to make and delicious products for your home.

Cake in a Mug Gift Set $14.95/each (includes bistro mug and 1 Mugging mix) ~ What a great gift for anytime of the year!
Mugging 5-pack: $12.95 ~ For your own stash at home!!!
Try it Club!  A monthly club of delicious and easy-to-make cooking solution food products and mixes. You’ll never second-guess that dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?”

Coupon Code: Upon checkout, use “anationofmoms” to receive a 10% discount on all Shirley J products. Must use by August 31, 2013.


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This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.


Mugging Set (ARV~$70)

(2 winners! US only, no P.O. boxes)

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  1. 52
    Ashley Leonard says:

    chocolate brownie! yum!

  2. 53
    Saver Sara says:

    Pumpkin Spice sounds good.

  3. 54

    These mugs are adorable! The treats look great too

  4. 55
    Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d like to try Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake and Cobbler.

  5. 56

    I’d like to try the Mugging! Chocolate Brownie Cake.

  6. 57
    Teresa Thompson says:

    Mugging! Chocolate Brownie Cake

  7. 58
    Brooke D says:

    Mugging! Chocolate Brownie Cake. I’m a brownie fanatic, yet I have never had one out of a mug. Love this idea, plus I’m a huge fan of something fast & easy!

  8. 59
    heather says:

    these are soooo cute i would love to win them thanks for the chance and have a great day


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