Visiting the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens at General Mills

Last week I had the honor of visiting the General Mills headquarters in Minneapolis, MN with 29 other influential bloggers.  We were there specifically to meet with the Betty Crocker folks and learn more about Betty Crocker products.

Monday night we had an amazing boat dinner cruise on Lake Minnetonka.  It was a great opportunity to mix and mingle with the other bloggers attending (most of them whom I did not know) and the General Mills crew.  The food was delicious, the drinks refreshing and the views from the boat were fantastic.

dinner cruise on Lake Minnetonka

Tuesday, we spent all morning and afternoon learning about the history and products of General Mills and Betty Crocker, as well as put the products to the test by baking!  We baked just about everything-brownies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and even pizza using Bisquick.  We baked in the coveted Betty Crocker kitchens that were beyond beautiful and inspiring.

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I flew back home Tuesday evening, so it was a short and sweet (literally) trip.  I took home a ton of fun recipe ideas for my family, like the brownies on a stick (why didn’t I think of that?) that you see above, cupcakes in ice cream cones and easy Bisquick pizza crust.  All of the Betty Crocker recipes were totally no-brainer, which is how I like it here on Mom Spark and at home.  Most of us moms don’t have time to fuss over meals and desserts, so it’s nice to know that Betty Crocker is there to help out.

Thank you, Betty Crocker, for having me.

DISCLOSURE: General Mills sponsored my travel costs and expenses for this event.