Saturday, August 28, 2010

Who went to Baking with Betty?

I arrived home from Minneapolis late Tuesday. Wed - Friday I was fairly busy with work and getting the house back in order but I am ready to share all the fun! I do apologize if the quality of the pictures on my website may not be as high as others - most of the other ladies had what I would consider "professional" cameras. I had my iphone....

Tuesday afternoon I arrived in MN and took the super-shuttle over to the hotel. Upon arrival there was a Baking with Betty "reception". Bloggers were able to sign in, meet our PR contact, obtain an agenda and grab lunch. I was presented with a Betty Croker gift bag filled with great baking tools (see picture below)! I was able to meet a few other bloggers then went to my room to check vm, relax and then freshen up.

Later that night everyone met in the lobby - there were 30 bloggers total. We had a great, diverse group of women. Most of the bloggers were from the West / Midwest, but there were a few Northeasterners (3) and Southerners (5, including myself). After everyone gathered in the lobby, we boarded a bus to take us to the boat for our dinner cruise.

The dinner cruise was fabulous! The weather was beautiful, the food was great and we learned about the history of area, the beautiful homes on shore and got to learn more about one another in addition to meeting the wonderful people at General Mills.

Upcoming posts on my tour at Betty Crocker will include the following:
- Headed out! Tour of the General Mills Facility
- The History of Betty Crocker and New Products
- Baking in the The Betty Crocker Test Kitchens

* Baking Station I - Cookies
* Baking Station II - Breakfast
* Baking Station III -Brownies
* Baking Station IV - Cake
- The Studios
- What I took home with me (besides souvenirs)

Here are the blogs from the other ladies who attended (besides Me!):
A Few Shortcuts
Baking Bites
Fake Ginger
Family Fresh Cooking
From My Kitchen
Frugal Living and Having Fun!
Gourmet Mom on the Go
Hooiser Homemade
I am Baker
Jamie Cooks It Up
Joy's Hope
Latina on a Mission
Mama Latina Tips
Mami of Multiples
Megan's Munchies
Modern Mami
Musings by Jacquelyn
My Big Fat Cuban Family
My Blessed Life
Nika's Culinaria
Real Mom Kitchen
Save at Home Mommy
Taste and Tell
The Snyder 5
True Adventures of a Kitchen Girl
Utah Deal Diva
Your Fun Family
24/7 moms

I believe one of the moms could not make it but that SHOULD be everyone. Check out their blogs and lookout for more updates from yours truly :)

Disclosure: General Mills covered the costs of my trip to the Baking with Betty blogger event. For more information on this blog and on my posting practices, please refer to the disclosure policy below.


Suzanne Yester said...

This looks like it was just so much fun! What a great treat to meet fellow bloggers and what looks to be like a great tour of General Mills! Even though I'm primarily a book review blogger (this does include cookbooks) I love to cook and look forward to hearing all about your trip!

Suzanne (Chick with Books)

Unknown said...

It was so much fun Suzanne :)

I honestly am not sure how I was lucky enough to get invited but I think it was such a wonderful opportunity and a once in a lifetime experience. I am so glad I was able to be a part of this event.

Migdalia said...

Thank you @Mary Beth for including link love! It really was a great event and opportunity. I enjoyed meeting you and everyone else, as well as learning so many delicious recipes!

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