Friday, April 2, 2010

Pillsbury Bake-Off Update..Because that's all there is right now!

     Hello everyone!  Thank you for taking the time to follow me on my start of a FOODIE Blog.  A place to share food ideas, recipes and information.  Don't give up on me yet!  I've been soooo involved with the upcoming Bake-Off that it has not left me affordable time to post new recipes though I have ENDLESS thoughts of recipes to share with you and have already photograghed several that I will share in the days ahead....AFTER the Bake-Off!  

Guest Speaker for New London-Spicer
FACS Creative Foods Classes on Bake-Off
Thank you Deb Wessling & Students!

     For now I thought I would share with you and will keep you updated on the media links and photos related to the Bake-Off.  I can not believe that I am leaving in one WEEK!  The clothes is picked out, the information organized, about 58 dozen scones baked since this past September...and all scarffed up I must say...not even one in the freezer.  That's because the few that have even made it to the freezer have been snictched out of the freezer...they are great to eat frozen too!
    This morning WCCO Channel 4 "The Early Show" aired an interview and partial demo that we taped last week.  We taped for about 2 1/2 hours and it is edited down to about the most important 3 minutes...haha! Thank you Angela Davis, you made the interview so fun and relaxing!  Here is a link for you to watch it:

     Also, for those of you in the area Willmar or MN...Senior Perspectives has written a feature story that was being published for the April Edition and should be on the stands or drop off places this weekend.  Thank you Bev Ahlquist for a great interview!  There is not a link that I am aware of but if I find one I will post it later.
     Monday, April 5, the West Central Tribune is publishing a "Kicker" article or well wishes ...send you off..article with a few new details.  Carolyn Lange is writing so we KNOW it will be very good. Thanks Carolyn.  After Monday you should be able to see the article online at
     Thursday, April 8, look in your Minneapolis Star and Tribune TASTE section for a feature story by Kim Ode on the 5 Minnesota Bake-Off Finalists!  I will post a link when available.
     Taking off for the big trip to Orlando Florida on April 10th.  We will bake on the 12th from 8:00am to 12:00 noon.  To give you a little preview or "taste" of what it will be like here is a little video from 2008 on the contest floor during the contest:

    The awards have been changed in the last couple days and it a change!  Pillsbury announced that the top 4 category winners will be announced on the evening of the 12th as previously planned....HOWEVER, the grand prize winner will  not be announced until Wednesday, April 14th on OPRAH exciting.  So the 4 will be flown to Chicago and then the grand prize winner will head off to New York City for a media tour following OPRAH...well one in 100 chance for $1 Million and one in aobut 25 chance to Meet OPRAH and win $5,000.  So excited but the competition is very steep...I've tried many of the competitors recipes and they are delicious.  You can check all 100 out also by following this link:

    By the way....the "Pillsbury Bake-Off 100 Winning Recipes" cookbooklet is out in the stores now ...only $4.99 for 100 awesome recipes, all with full color glossy pictures.  Check your grocery store, bookstore  or where ever magazines are sold. 

     Well, enough excitement and look-ups for you for today...but I wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about the BLOG, I just haven't had time to add more recipes at this time. Blessings to you, let me know if you have any special request recipes to BLOG in the future.  Thank you for your support and interest in my Bake-Off and Foodie Journey!

Bon Appeite!