I didn't choose Betty. She chose me.

I didn't choose Betty. She chose me.
The Betty Crocker Kitchens 1940

Monday, August 19, 2013

Baking, Blue Ribbon and Betty! Whisk Factor at TPT

Read Klecko's take on the event and more here!

What a great event Justin Madel put on for TPT's Whisk Factor. The Minneapolis/St. Paul PBS affiliate station, TPT, really knows how to put on an event!

It was Baking, Blue Ribbons and Betty and I presented with Master Baker, Danny Klecko and the reigning Blue Ribbon/Sweepstakes winner - Marjorie Johnson.

We met some great people who are very interested in the Baking Renaissance and we even talked to some great folks from General Mills.

And the baked goods that were served - compliments of Klecko and Justin - were sublime. I even got to sample the treats Marjorie submitted to this year's  Minnesota State Fair baking competition. They were really, really good. Wow. I wouldn't be surprised if she were to add more ribbons to the 2000 she already has.

For the record, Marjorie was as sweet, funny, entertaining and adorable as ever. Who knew behind the "little old lady" persona beat the heart of one savvy and fierce competitor. I wish I had an I love Marjorie Johnson button to wear to the Minnesota State Fair!

Happy Baking!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Feeling Betty Crocker


This week is all about Betty. I'm getting reading for the big Baking, Blue Ribbons and Betty event at TPT a week from today. And I'm being interviewed for an internet radio show called A Taste of the Past. And finally, I'm writing a chapter for the Oxford Companion to Sweets. Remember what I said about Betty choosing me?

Monday, August 5, 2013

My Day with Blue Ribbon Baker - Marjorie Johnson!

The one and only Marjorie Johnson - Blue Ribbon Baker and complete sweetheart

What a day! I got to hang out with Blue Ribbon Baker Extraordinaire - Marjorie Johnson. She's won more blue ribbons than anyone. You may have seen her on Jay Leno, Martha Stewart, Wayne Brade, Rosie, Regis - this list goes on and on.

Marjorie told the most extraordinary stories today. I could have listened to her for hours. There are some very good reasons why she's won over 1000 blue ribbons. 

Marjorie, Baker Danny Klecko and I are doing a fun event in a few weeks. If you don't  live in Minnesota - all I can say is book your plane ticket now. You don't want to miss this event.

Buy tickets to Baking, Blue Ribbons and Betty right here!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Betty Crocker rocks!

People are always interviewing me about Betty Crocker and most of the time we are talking Betty's history. But occasionally the interviewer wants to talk about Betty today and I'm sort of stumped on what to say. I mean, Betty Crocker today is just so boring.

Well, I've changed my tune as of today. Betty Crocker of 2013 is not boring, she rocks. She supports same-sex marriage in Minnesota! She's even serving up her famous cake. Thank you, Betty!

Listen for yourself right here! Watch here!
Read here!

And let love rule!!