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Hip Hip Hooray! Its National Donut Day!

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Remember the days of running down to the local gas station and grabbing a donut that melts in your mouth?

How about a camping weekend with mom and dad, or grandma and grandpa, and opening up a bag of those cake donuts or donut holes that were just the icing on the camping trip cake? I do!

I also remember the feeling I had in the pit of my stomach, after going gluten free, standing in front of a display case, staring at rows upon rows of that glorious donut goodness and realizing that there was a distinct possibility that I would never wrap my hands around a warm, melt in my mouth, donut again. 

When we opened up Mixin’ It Up, our goal was to recreate those food memories for you, and your family, and do it Celiac Safe so there was no worry EVER, about your family getting sick.

We knew to make that dream come true, donuts had to be a part of the menu. Deep fried, sink your mouth into, memory provoking donuts has been our mission. We can say with these donuts being our Number 1 summer seller, we are pretty sure you love them as much as we do!

Stop in June 7th for National Donut day and enjoy buying 6 donuts and getting 6 free! Or stop in anytime all summer long, and be ready to sink your teeth into the best deep fried GLUTEN FREE donuts in all of Minnesota!  Remember if you live to far away, we overnight ship these amazing donuts as well!

 

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Celebrating a Month of Celiac

celiacawarenessmonthWhen one thinks of an autoimmune disease, they dont usually align that word with celebration.  Typically, I agree, however there are times when perhaps celebrating is not only appropriate but frankly needed in the face of life’s journey and challenges.

May is Celiac awareness month, and for this one month, the light of Celiac and autoimmune disease in general signs just a little brighter and it gives a platform to use to educate people on the challenges, symptoms, struggles and triumphs of Celiac disease (yes there are some joys, like not feeling sick all the time once you know what you are eating is hurting you).

More people are getting diagnosed with Celiac, and as we all know, many Americans live with undiagnosed Celiac disease and suffer without knowing or understanding what this disease is doing to their bodies.

When we started the gluten free journey in our own world, in our family, few people had really heard of Celiac, and even worse, most people thought that Gluten Free was some sort of fad and buzz word. While it has taken some time and A LOT of education, more and more people are understanding what the disease IS and what it is not.

It is not made up, it is not something that can be “taken lightly” and it is not something that you can “have just a little of” (no you can not have just a little gluten in something you will get sick!)

As the month of May comes to a close, and the battle for many lives on day after day, we wanted to take a moment and remind you of a few things.  The most important is that you do not battle alone. Across the state there are more and more Celiac safe facilities that are working to make sure your food is safe.  There are communities of people who are battling the same things day in and out as you are, and there is continuously more awareness around what Celiac and other autoimmune disease are and do our bodies.

Most importantly: there are people who care, really care, just come in to the bakery and you will find people always on staff more than willing to share a smile and a listening ear (sometimes some advice).

We must keep fighting the battle of awareness for our kids, grandkids, family members and ourselves.

Finally, there are many things to be grateful for, because in the moment Celiac disease is frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be the definition of our life… (it is not the explanation point, only a comma in life’s storybook we are living) we still and always get to chose the kind of person we are, the kind of life we life and the gratitude in our hearts, and the joy, kindness, and compassion we get to share from our life experiences on to others.

Battle on Celiac Disease warriors, Mixin’ It Up Gluten Free Bakery, and others like us are here not only as a place to provide you with safe and healthy (and tasty!) food but to link arms with you and remind you, you never have to battle alone. There is support, and there is hope…Always!

 

 

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Gradually Reaching the Finish Line…

Here we are, it is the middle of May and the weather is finally nice! Whether you are celebrating Graduation, Summer Wedding Planning, or hosting a fun, summer shindig; you will have peace of mind knowing that Mixin’ It Up Gluten Free Bakery is on the job for you!

Whatever you may need for your celebration desert needs, Mixin’ It Up will provide you with amazing, delicious and 100% Celiac Safe Gluten Free deserts to suit any festive Summer occasion. From multi-tiered cakes, to a sea of cupcakes,  we have the best fried donuts you can find outside of an amusement park, Cinnamon and Caramel Rolls that will leave you drooling, to pies and desert bars; we have it for ANY special occasion this summer.

We offer many desert options from a small, cozy gathering, to a lavish Wedding celebration. There are also several options that are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free and Nut Free. Reach out to us on Facebook or give us a call at (320)- 259-7105. Don’t be caught walking through the doors of your next celebration without our safe, delicious, and oh so satisfying treats; to fit all your summer celebration needs.

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Shared Kitchen Rental

Ever dreamed of starting your own food business? Desire to open a restaurant one day, but just aren’t sure if you will have a following? What about those adorable little dog treats you make your four legged friends, that you just KNOW someone will want to buy… well we have a solution for you!

Come and check out our rental kitchen, where we not only help you with the steps to start up a small business, we also provide you with fridge, freezer, shelves and shared equipment which will save you thousands of dollars on your new start up adventure!

We offer low monthly rates, or one time rental fees (think canning!!! and who doesnt love salsa!!) we have what you are looking for!

Sounds like fun doesnt it! Well, it is! If you have the drive, and a great product, than let the world know, and start your small business today! From farmers markets, to vendor shows, to having your products on shelves of a store front, this is the time! commercial kitchen ad2

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Keto your way into 2019!

Over did it during the holidays? Trying to get yourself back on track to a healthier YOU? You’re in luck! This season brings about many “lighter/healthier” bakery options for you to choose from.

With our amazing Keto and Paleo products line, we offer a variety of baked goods that will be pleasing to your body, and pleasing to your heart. We start with our signature Keto Bread; which is made from our almond flour and olive oil blend. It is packed with moisture components and gives you an amazing bursts of flavors with every bite. At only 4, yes 4 Net Carbs per serving, how can you NOT want to gobble this bread up?

Of course we always have our Keto Bacon Cheese bread and Keto Breakfast cookies upon request. Our Paleo Banana Nut and Blueberry muffins are to die for and they are available for all of your ordering needs.

You should try our NEW Keto items here at Mixin’ It Up. We have Keto Blueberry muffins, 8×8 pan of Cream Cheese Blueberry Bars. That’s nine servings of  Keto cream cheese deliciousness! Have we mentioned that we have a new Keto Chocolate Espresso Cupcake? The first Keto Cupcake to enter into our bakery. And at only 4.5 Net Carbs per cupcake, who wouldn’t want to get in on this goodness with no guilt in sight?

Give us a call at (320) 259-7105 today to place your order. We have a limited selection of these items in store; in order to ensure you get all of our wonderful Keto products, make sure to place an order for all of your low carb treat needs. Don’t miss this chance to catch the low carb treats YOU have been craving while striving for a healthier you.

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Christmas Cookie Trays

Every Year the snow starts to fly, the Christmas trees go up, and the holiday music is playing on the radio, and in our hearts…. and it can only mean one thing…COOKIE TRAY TIME!!!! cookietray3

Our absolute favorite time of the year, ugly Christmas sweaters and all, we hand made over 12,000 cookies for you and your families holiday enjoyment.

Each of us has a favorite, whether is Molasses (Lisa our star Sat employee) Peanut Butter Blossoms (Johns favorite) Russian Tea Cakes (mine and Melissa’s favorite which may or may not be eaten by the handfuls and pocketed in cheeks throughout the day…dont judge!)  each of our cookies are made from a special recipe, with one purpose in mind, to bring our family favorites to your family and to show your a holiday blessing from us.

Make our days a little merrier and order yourself a Cookie Tray, or a holiday pie, and spread the holiday cheer!

 

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Blessing others with FREE PIES!

Every year Mixin’ It Up chooses several different families in Minnesota, that you our customers nominate, and blesses them with holiday pies. Image result for pie giveaway

We all know someone who has fallen on hard times. Maybe you know someone who just got diagnosed with Celiac disease, and are struggling to figure out the holiday season. What about a mom who is single and trying to make ends meet. Perhaps a family member who is dealing with an illness that makes the holidays harder to do get through all the baking.

We are asking you, our customers and friends, to nominate families who could use an extra step of cheer in their holiday this year. We would love to partner with you to make this happen for some of our local families.

We are asking from you, please email us their name (and we would also love to hear if there is a story you would like to share as to why they are being nominated). You can go on Facebook to tag people, send us a private message or even give us a call. Our hearts desire is to bless those in need and to partner with you in doing it! What a great feeling for this, the most magical time of the year!

Lets make someones season better, and a lot tastier! We will chose winners on Tues Nov 20th, so now is the time to get nominating!!

 

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Keto, Give me bread…low carb that is

This time of year brings about enormous amounts of food; so much that we tend to indulge a bit more than we should. Here at Mixin’ It Up, we have a great alternative for you this holiday season. If you are looking for a good, low carbohydrate bread to make your sandwiches or burgers complete, look no further than our delicious Keto Bread!

This bread is made from an Almond Flour and Coconut Oil base. It is seasoned with our perfectly blended Flax and Chia Seed mixture. It has the consistency of banana bread but without all of the sugar. This bread melts in your mouth like butter. The delicious flavor of our Keto Bread speaks for itself.

It’s perfect for breakfast bread, lunch for that amazing meat and veggie sandwich or for your dinner bread side. At only 4 Net Carbs per serving, it’s sure to treat you right this Holiday Season. We have a limited supply on hand; so be sure to stop in and try it today. Or you can pre-order yours in time for all of your dinner needs this holiday season.

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National Bakery Day Sept 14th

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Rice Craft Fair, what a wonderful weekend

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What a wonderful weekend! The sun was shining, the birds were singing (well it might have been me singing while enjoying the sunshine, but we will go with birds, they sound better!) and we had a fabulous time getting to know and talk to so many of you.

We had about 1,000 people or so come and stop by our booth at the fair. Sold a lot of food, and had a great many laughs with our customers. It was so fun to meet so many of you who said “well I have heard of your store but hadnt had a chance to get in there yet!” And serve you probably some of your first, and tastiest, gluten free goodies.

Our hearts are continually grateful to you for all the support you give us, as a small business, who hand makes ALL of our products, you show us such gratitude for our hard work which just makes us work even harder to bring you the best tasting Gluten Free food you can find in Minnesota (and across the nation now that we ship).

Now, we will kick up our feet, sit and sip some coffee and dream of wonderful and tasty foods to make for you THIS WEEKEND, FOR NATIONAL BAKERY DAY!!!

Love to you all, and gratitude in my heart ~Jessi Brinkman (owner and goofy facebook live girl!)