Spice up that meal with Betty Crocker *Giveaway!*


bettycrockerI grew up being a fan on Betty Crocker. I have to say that my kids are mega fans, already! At almost 4 years old, Tucker loves to help bake in the kitchen. I think it is a great learning tool and fun thing for kids to do: Bake with their parents. I have found a website that is the ultimate answer for all your questions that you have in regards to spicing up an old meal that you make for your family. Make that old meal, but add some spark to it! The website, you ask?


This website rocks! It is free to join and you will be learning the ins and outs of cooking and baking, while interacting with Betty Crocker Kitchens experts LIVE during a class and connecting with an entire community of people just like you. What’s great is that you can do it in the comfort of your own kitchen whenever it best fits your schedule.

Each week for six weeks, The Mixer will feature a new class line up complete with recipe demos, tips & techniques, flavor secrets and much more.

  • Week #1 Kickin Chicken Recipes and tips for making juicy, mouthwatering chicken
  • Week #2 Pastabilities Secrets of building flavor that will allow you to create your own signature sauces
  • Week #3 Greens with Envy Recipes for go-to salads
  • Week #4 Viva Tortilla Taking taco night to a whole new level
  • Week #5 Wok it Out Stir-fry techniques and recipes for easy
    flavorful sauces
  • Week #6 Small Bites-Big Flavors Dips and appetizers that are easy and flavorful and guiltless desserts
    I think it is GREAT that classes are available online! I don’t have time to leave the house to go TO a class, so this is perfect!

Classes are held three times a week. Chat live with the Betty Crocker Kitchens Experts:

  • Tuesdays 7 p.m. ET
  • Wednesdays 9 p.m. ET
  • Saturdays 4 p.m. ET

But don’t worry if you miss it, you can always go back to watch the class on demand and get in on the conversation. For complete details on each of the classes simply go to www.bettycrocker.com/themixer and register to become a member.

It is easy as that!

Would you like to win a Betty Crocker gift basket to help get that spark started to an old meal?



  • Post to me what is the one cooking gadget in the kitchen you can’t live without?

For extra entries:

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Just the little tidbits about entries and what not ;-)

  • Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winner.
  • Winner will be chosen at RANDOM and backed up by post content.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive the above Betty Crocker Gift Basket
  • Winner will be contacted via Email. If no response in 48 hours, another winner will be drawn

Contest will end on May 6, 2009 at 11:59 pm; central time


  1. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your newsletter.

  2. Lily Kwan says:

    I love my blender!

  3. electic mixer

  4. Heather says:


  5. Heather says:

    The microwave!

  6. Charlene Kuser says:
  7. I put your button on my blog.

  8. I am a subscriber.

  9. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber

  10. My spatula

  11. Charlene Kuser says:

    My Pyrex liquid measuring pitcher

  12. Shannon says:


  13. Shannon says:

    food processor

  14. Suanne Giddings says:

    As I grow older and no man around, the one kitchen gadget I couldn’t do without is my jar opener. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

  15. Jennifer C says:

    My Chef’s knife, for sure.

  16. Robert R says:

    i could not part with kitchen aid mixer….i used to use my bread machine, but this is much much easier and can do more

  17. Heather C says:

    I can’t live without my 1/2 cup measuring cup! It seems like most of my meals require a half a cup of something, so I use it constantly!

  18. chastidy says:

    Measuring cups 🙂

  19. G Stark says:

    My good knife for slicing and dicing

  20. Marcy Strahan says:

    I subscribe!

  21. Marcy Strahan says:

    My Coffee maker!

    I make 2 gallons of tea a day with it!

  22. I subscribe to your newsletter too! madly59 onlyjoy1959@yahoo.com

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  24. My iron skillet is still my favorite , then maybe my food processor.

  25. I can’t love without my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer.

  26. my toaster – if it can fit in the slot – it gets toasted!

  27. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    i can’t live without my crock pot!

  28. theodore esteghamat says:

    I can’t live without my microwave.

  29. Joan D. says:

    I love my kitchnaid manual can opener – every kitchen should have two of these because one is always in the dishwasher.

  30. I can’t cook without my measuring cups and spoons and I use my kitchen shears a lot, too. Thanks for the having the contest. A nice assortment of Betty Crocker items!

  31. May Schultz says:

    One kitchen gadget I couldn’t do without is my mixer. I’ve never owned a Kitchen Aid Mixer but I keep hoping to win one. Can’t convince my husband that my 60 year old mixer should be replaced!!

  32. Trisha says:

    mixing cups fo sho!

  33. Gianna says:

    I love my kitchenaid stand mixer 🙂

  34. mishia says:

    a spatula for sure

  35. I just got a food processor a few weeks ago. I don’t know how I have gone all my life without one.

  36. Jennifer Go says:

    my wisk

  37. I could not live without my favorite frying pan. we have had such good yummy times together


  38. Kimberly Mitchell says:

    My tongs!!!

  39. Gabriel J. says:

    I always need my cheese grater.

  40. Mya Brooks says:

    My Kitchen Aid mixer!!!

  41. Brian E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…I am lost without my 4″ paring knife and stainless steel vegetable peeler.

  42. I can’t live without my microwave

  43. barbara wright says:

    I couldn’t live without the meat grinder attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer.

  44. sally wess says:

    i’m a subscriber

  45. sally wess says:

    i love my steamer… we use it daily

  46. my pyrex measuring cup

  47. Melissa B says:

    I would not be able to live without my cookie sheets!

  48. my large mixing bowl and wooden spoon… I would be lost without them

  49. kathy pease says:

    i could never live without my food chopper 🙁

  50. Sabine Blanch says:

    My blender

  51. Iron skillet

  52. regina M says:

    Spatula or wooden spoon followed by wisk.

  53. Tammie says:

    I can whip without a wisk and I can measure without a spoon, but without a can opener… well, that’s why I have pizza delivery numbers on my speed dial! 🙂

  54. Tina H. says:

    I use my microwave all the time.. thanks for the contest.


  55. Renee Turner says:

    I can’t live without my pizza stone.

  56. Carla G says:

    I could not live without my slow cooker and roaster. We have a large family and alot of meals get cooked in these.

  57. I have your button!

  58. I subscribe!

  59. My kithenaid stand mixer! Thanks for the chance!

  60. michelle lopez says:

    my pampered chef spatulas.

  61. Malloy123 says:

    My pizza slicer

  62. Lisa Rodriguez says:

    have to love the wisker

  63. I’m a subscriber. Thank you.

  64. I couldn’t live without my crockpot!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  65. georgie c says:

    got your button http://electriccislandd.blogspot.com/

  66. georgie c says:

    Subcribed by email! electricisland(at)gmail.com

  67. georgie c says:

    Hand strainer. electricisland(at)gmail.com

  68. Emily L says:

    Our toaster!!

  69. Can’t do without my electric chopper. Makes life easier.

  70. Lindsay says:

    I love my silicone spatulas

  71. Michelle says:

    My kitchen aid is my first born!

  72. Nancy V says:

    My mixer and my microwave

  73. Jammie says:
  74. I have your button on my blog.

  75. Jammie says:

    I can not live without my food processor

  76. I need my heat-resistant spatula.

  77. Jennifer M says:

    I love cooking and this new website from Betty Crocker is right up my alley! I have already bookmarked it in my favorites and will certainly check back there often! I can’t live without my measuring cups and spoons – I’d be lost without them! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  78. Monique says:

    I subscribe.

  79. Monique says:
  80. Monique says:

    I love my garlic press!

  81. K. Cleaver says:

    I can’t live without my meat shears.

  82. I cannot live without my knives!!

  83. Cynthia Mercado says:

    I love my kitchen shears. They cut everything.

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  84. hazel hunt says:


  85. I have this one knife I use for peeling potatoes that I don’t know what I would do if I lost it!

  86. I can’t live without my mixer. I love to make and it makes things so much easier

  87. Beverley Justice says:

    I cannot live without my microwave!

  88. Jennifer says:

    hand mixer

  89. Ed Nemmers says:

    Melon Baller. Seriously.

  90. Melanie says:

    I cannot live without our silicone muffin pans.
    I NEED them.

  91. I love my electric can opener!

  92. Sherry R says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  93. Sherry R says:

    I just love my Kitchenaid mixer!

  94. Laura G says:

    My ten year old wooden spoon is something I can’t live without

  95. I have your button

  96. I can’t live without my spatula! I use it for everything!

  97. Molly K says:

    I am a subscriber.

  98. Molly K says:

    I love my garlic press. I add garlic to just about everything 🙂

  99. I can’t live without my rubber things that helps me open jars and lids. Thanks

  100. Kathleen S. says:

    I cannot live without my “good knives”. I did not even know what that meant until I bought a great set (on clearance) and Wow, what a difference!

  101. Sharon A says:

    I cannot live without my very sharp knives.

  102. My measuring cups and spoons.

  103. Sheila R says:

    My kitchen aid stand mixer! I love it!

  104. I have your button on my blog!

  105. I love my food processor!

  106. Kathy Scott says:

    Apple Corer/Slicer

  107. Aletha H says:

    I can’t live without the old fashioned potato peeler because I make a lot of soups, and it’s great for peeling all sorts of veggies. Thanks for the giveaway.

  108. Erma H says:

    I would love the chance to win, thanks.

  109. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I have an unusual whisk which fits into a coffee cup. It is so good for Chai tea, hot chocolate etc.No clumps just smooth sipping.

  110. Onolee R says:

    Spatula I use it just about everyday.

  111. summer says:

    My silicone baking pans for cakes and cupcakes they are awesome!

  112. definitely the chopper – it chops anything in seconds

  113. Melissa D says:

    I know it sounds crazy, but I LOVE my Lemon Zester!
    Thank you!

  114. Leslie S. says:

    I need my can opener.I can not live without it.Thanks!

  115. I couldn’t live without my chopper. I use it almost daily, it saves me so much time.

  116. I always like to work with sharp knives, so my knife sharpener is my favorite gadget.
    Thanks for this offer.

  117. Sarah Z says:

    I love my immersion blender!

  118. Lisa Posner says:

    My Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I use it all the time and I LOVE it!!

  119. I would be lost without measuring cups and spoons, paring knife and cutting board, mixing bowl, garlic peeler, and Kitchen Aide Mixer.

  120. Belenda says:

    My can opener!

  121. TRACY HEYER says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  122. TRACY HEYER says:

    Measuring cups and measuring spoons.

  123. sheila k. says:

    My KitchenAid stand mixer survived a 15 year marriage from hell, the raising of three children to adulthood, and a restaurant and catering business. It has been by far my most useful kitchen tool.

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  125. i subscribe

  126. i couldnt live with out my garlic press…lol. we use garlic a lot and i use that more than just about anything!!

  127. My ulu knife!

  128. Has to be my food chopper as I use that for everything!

  129. christopher h says:

    cant live without my garlic press

  130. Bonnie Day says:

    My onion chopper I hate chopping onions by hand I cry

  131. Kimberly B. says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter by email.

  132. Kimberly B. says:

    I would be lost without my potato peeler as I make mashed potatoes alot.