Although cooking is more of a necessity than a pleasure for me, there’s one thing that I like to do to relax and that’s bake. I’m the kind of girl that doesn’t make 3 different cookies for Christmas, I like to make 10!! In Thailand when I had a little more time and no Western food around, I’d spend hours baking special treats for hubby and I to enjoy. They didn’t last long though as lots of the Thai University students would want to try!
Now I’ve got my Mum into it too and each Christmas she likes us to make the “American cookies” that are different to English ones. Fun times!
One of my favourite sites to visit for baking ideas has always been www.bettycrocker.com and I swear that no kitchen is complete without her cookbook. That’s why I was so excited when Blog Spark told me that Betty Crocker was releasing a cool new site – an online cooking club that best of all is TOTALLY FREE! Well, yippee skippy I’m thrilled as I got to check it out this week. I watched the video of it and it looks so cool because they show you step-by-step how to do things. No more guesswork on what it should look like because you can actually take classes and learn from the experts in the BC kitchen! There’s even a classroom schedule:
Week #1 – This was last week and was Kickin Chicken Recipes
Week #2 – Pastabilities is this week and is 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
Classes are held three times a week and you can also chat live with the Betty Crocker Kitchens Experts during that time: Tuesdays 7 p.m. ET, Wednesdays 9 p.m. ET, and 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. You can also check out the mixer video here
This really is the coolest thing and to celebrate the launch I got the handy-dandiest little basket for my kitchen. I’m inspired to get back in the kitchen and so can you be with The Mixer. The kind folks over at My Blog Spark are also going to give one of my readers a basket.
Among my friends I’m more known for my baking abilities than cooking and particularly for my peanut butter pie. I wanna know what you’re well known for. If you want to leave a recipe, awesome, if just a meal title, that’s cool too. All you’ve got to do to enter is answer this statement in the comments section below: “I’m well known for my ___________”
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Contest ends on Thursday April 23 at midnight and the winner will be picked and announced on Friday April 24. You must leave an email address or way for me to contact you!