French Toast Recipe, #CascadeShiningReviews #Giveaway @MyCascade #DDDivas #sponsored

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

So, last weekend I made a mess of my kitchen and I invited all of my friends over to see it! Well, not just to see the mess, but to enjoy a delicious homemade french toast brunch, along with a few Mimosas (mock cocktails). Then to watch me clean it all up, and witness the power of Cascade Platinum dishwasher pacs.



To make all of this mess, I baked an amazing French Toast Brunch. Recipe courtesy of The Food Network and Alton Brown.

French Toast Ingredients
• 1 cup half-and-half
• 3 large eggs
• 2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or challah bread
• 4 tablespoons butter

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

For the French Toast, in a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey and salt. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan.

Dip bread into mixture, allowing it to soak for 30 seconds on each side. Then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.

Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices.

Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.



I served fresh blueberries, along with whip. I also decided to cook and serve turkey sausage patties. The meal was delicious! A real hit with my friends and family.

The meal also created a real mess! Sticky syrup, and greasy sausage are sometimes a challenge for our dishwasher. I even put in the mixing bowl I used with raw egg, and heavy whip after it sat for a good ninety minutes. I skipped the pre-wash…


But this one little pac of Cascade Platinum, and a fresh refill of Cascade Rinse Aid did the trick! Cascade Platinum features a premium, advanced triple-action formula specially designed to deliver Cascade’s best-in-market performance. The results are Very impressive. Everything came out sparkling clean.


Wait! How does that work?
This is because the special enzymes in Cascade Platinum latch onto the leftover food particles, breaking them down so they can wash away – even 24-hour stuck on food. With no food particles on the dishes, the enzymes can’t do their job as well and this can lead to dish issues.

My guests were just as impressed, and happy to each take home a package of Cascade Platinum, and Cascade Rinse Aid.

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  1. Jacinda wright says:

    This looked like a lot of fun. Cascade cleaned it up well.

  2. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I use cascade because it works well and I have always had success.



  4. Teresa Allen says:

    This recipe looks so good! Can’t wait to try it! Love Cascade! It is THE only dish washing cleaner! It works to get your dishes cleaner than any of the other brands.

  5. Patricia says:

    I like Cascade. Tough on grease with a little dawn.

  6. Kris I. says:

    I learned that Cascade Complete ActionPacs won Better Homes and Gardens’ 2010 Best Dishwasher Detergent*, as voted by consumers. It scrubs away tough foods, no pre-rinse needed.

  7. I use Cascade because of all the dishwasher detergents I’ve tried, this one seems to clean the dishes and glasses the best.

  8. Cynthia R says:

    I use cascade because it gets my dishes cleaner than any other detergent.

  9. shelly leatham
    Twitter: sleatham1

    I learned that no pre-rinsing is necessary!

  10. Jennifer Rote says:

    I use Cascade because it does the job with no pre-rinsing.

  11. steve weber
    Twitter: groogruxking40

    I already use Cascade, it works wonderfully.

  12. Dawn Monroe says:

    I use cascade because it cuts through the grease and doesn’t leave a film. I didn’t know the site offered recipes.

  13. Marti Tabora says:

    I use Cascade because it does a good job and it is a trusted brand.

  14. June S. says:

    I learned that they even post recipes on their site! Who new?

  15. mrsshukra says:

    I have not really used Cascade but I know it’s a popular product!

  16. I currently use Cascade because I find that it cleans my dishes the best. There’s no streaks!

  17. Starla B says:

    I have always used Cascade, but I recently just got a new dishwasher. Mine had been broke for a few months, we tried fixing it several times with no luck. I have some leftover liquid Cascade in the green bottle. I would love to try this new stuff out!

  18. janetfaye says:

    I only use Cascade because it cleans my dishes spotlessly.

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  19. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I haven’t tried it yet, but I love that they say it’s able to remove stuck on foods!

  20. Amy Z. says:

    I use Cascade, and I like how well it works on my dishes.

  21. Nannypanpan says:

    I use cascade now cause it washes my dishes the first time I run them through

  22. Wendy Rozema says:

    I Currently use Cascade b/c it does the best job at cleaning my dishes!

  23. Charity L. says:

    I use Cascade already and I like it because it cleans the dishes well.

  24. I like how clean Casacade gets my dishes.

  25. We do use Cascade works better than many of the dish cleaners.

  26. sandy weinstein says:

    i use cascade now, it is reasonably priced and works very well. i also use their rinse as well. i just purchased the cascade platinum clean as well.

  27. Terri S says:

    I use Cascade. I have found that it works the best.

  28. katherine says:

    I use cascade because its the only dish detergent that works on stains!

  29. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I’ve learned that Cascade Platinum delivers the premium, advanced triple action formula that helps prevent residue on your dishes and filming in your dishwasher

  30. Wendy McBride says:

    I already use Cascade because it works. Just load it and go.

  31. rochelle haynes says:

    I learned that you do not have to pre rinse

  32. Jessica says:

    I already use Cascade. I love the smell and the fact that we don’t have to pre rinse our dishes.

  33. Jodi Greenberg says:

    I use cascade because it is reasonably priced and reliably works. I use their tabs because they are easy to load.

  34. Debra Guillen says:

    I use Cascade because I think it works better than others do.

  35. Sarah Hall says:

    I learned that Cascade will even take off dried on food from 24 hours ago.

  36. Kortney Lah says:

    I use Cascade because it gets the job done and it gets the job done well!

  37. No pre rinsing required; love it

  38. Beth Dunlavy Hoppe says:

    I already use cascade because it really gets my dishes clean.

  39. Lisa L says:

    I learned that Cascade ActionPacs Destinations won Better Homes and Gardens’ 2012 Best Dishwasher Detergent, as voted by consumers.

  40. I learned that more dishwasher brands in North America recommend Cascade vs. any other automatic dishwashing detergent brand. Good to know!