Thursday, April 8, 2010

I love to bake. Not that I have the chance to do it very often. But I absolutely love it. I like being alone in the kitchen and trying out a recipe for the first time and reaping the rewards when it’s a success, or the opportunity to figure out what when wrong when it fails. It's a chance to try something different than I usually would and to also add something new to mine and my families menu.

I must admit that a lot of my earlier baking came from boxes, versus a recipe. Even when I received the accolades for the finished product, I would take complete credit for the dish. No one needed to know my friend Betty was in the kitchen helping me. The friend Betty to which I refer is Betty Crocker of course. I have tried almost every item in the line of products and happily have her cookbook in my collection.

If you are more inclined to try your hand at baking from scratch, you can check out the website for recipe ideas and coupons. But we all know you need that "go to," quick dessert that we keep in the pantry, for the last minute sweet treat….

So to replenish your “Go To” pantry dessert, Betty Crocker and My BlogSpark is offering a giveaway. The prize pack includes a silicon baking pan, stainless steel mixing bowl, oven mitt, Betty Crocker mixing spoon, and a $25 Safeway family of stores (which includes Dominick´s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi´s), gift card.

Giveaway Rules – Each entry must include your name and email (if not in profile). A comment should be left for each entry. You must complete at least the mandatory entries to be eligible for the optional entries. This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm pst on 5/8/10. The winner will be chosen using from all valid entries and notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Please look for the You’ve Won email from desperatelyseekingdeals(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Mandatory Entry
Leave a comment letting me know which Betty Crocker dessert is your favorite.

Optional Entries:
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Post about this giveaway on your blog and receive three entries. Post must include a link back to my original post.

***I was provided with a VIP certificate and $25 Safeway giftcard from Betty Crocker and Safeway through My Blog Spark in order to complete this review. No other form of compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.