Thursday, April 23, 2009

Betty Crocker giveaway!

When you join The Mixer online (IT'S FREE!) you will be learning the ins and outs of cooking and baking, while interacting with Betty Crocker Kitchens experts LIVE during a class and connecting with an entire community of people just like you. What's great is that you can do it in the comfort of your own kitchen whenever it best fits your schedule. Each week for six weeks, The Mixer will feature a new class line up complete with recipe demos, tips & techniques, flavor secrets and much more.
Week #1 - Kickin Chicken Recipes and tips for making juicy, mouthwatering chicken
Week #2 - Pastabilities 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 dessertsClasses are held three times a week. Chat live with the Betty Crocker Kitchens Experts:
Tuesdays 7 p.m. ET
Wednesdays 9 p.m. ET
Saturdays 4 p.m. ETBut 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 view a sample of what to expect from this online show here

I have one gift basket (pictured above) to giveaway to a lucky reader. All post by Anoymous will be disqualified from the giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post about what your favorite kitchen gadget is and why. Winner will be selected on Monday 8am and will have 24 hours from the time announced to get back with me. Good luck.

39 comments:

Lisa said...

Hands down, my favorite gadget is the garlic press!!! (Runner up is the apple slicer!)

Steph said...

I don't really have a favorite "gadget," because I don't really use "gadgets." I like food that's pure and simple, so probably my favorite kitchen gadget would be my chef's knife. It's super sharp and can cut really fast and precisely (great for breaking whole chickens into their individual parts). A strong, sharp knife makes my life so much easier in the kitchen!

Kristin said...

My absolute favorite kitchen gadget is my food processor! I'd love a stand mixer, but I can do so many things in my processor!

One Thrifty Mamma said...

My favorite kitchen item (not sure if it qualifies as a gadget as it is large) is my Bosch mixer - love it as it helps me get homemade bread made quickly and easily. And, we use the blender on it daily for yummy (and healthy) smoothies. Plus, it is a great hand for any other mixing jobs - cupcakes, cookies, pie filling, etc. Definitely my favorite - second would be my crock pot, then cookie scoops, then pressure cooker. :)

shopperjen said...

My favorite kitchen gadget is a "ONE TOUCH" can opener that I bought at CVS. You put it on top of the can, press the button, and it takes off the top of the can for you.

Nicole said...

My favorite gadget is a fork so I can eat as I cook.lol Don't tell the kids....

cluiss1 said...

It's so hard to narrow down a favorite gadget. I know this isn't really a gadget, but my favorite cooking items are my All-Clad cookware. The pans are so versatile. I love that I can cook on the stove and then finish in the same pan by throwing it in the oven.

Carrie Egg said...

My favorite gadget is my KitchenAid mixer. Does that count??? It does everything for me, and so well. I love it! Second to that, my favorite small gadget is my apple slicer from Pampered Chef. It is super sharp and I have cute my thumb on it before, but it does get the job done!

MsTLou said...

Ok, I have to be honest my Favorite thing in the kitchen is my dish washer! kitchenad makes a lot of good things but their dishwasher saves my life!!!!
Misty

RutgersKittyn said...

I love my old fashioned hand potato masher - nothing makes a comfort food better than these!

The Jones' said...

My favorite gadget is, I know it is going to sounds weird but my palm peeler. I love that thing, it makes it so much easier to peel fruits & veggies.

Couponing in Central Florida! said...

My favorite gadget are my nesting measuring cups! LOVE THEM!!!

Carolyn Pineda said...

My kitchen aid stand mixer. Have used a hand mixer for over 10 years, but with repetitive hand motions, I stopped baking because it was too painful. My husband bought it as a gift for Valentine's. Now I whip up all kinds of cookies, cakes & other goodies. Now we're gonna need a treadmill to work off the extra pounds!

ElizabethM said...

My favorite gadget is my Wonder Cup adjustable measuring cup that I got from Pampered Chef many years ago. I love to bake and decorate cakes so this gadget comes in very handy when making butter cream and other icings. I also love my potato ricer!

scoutmom3 said...

My favorite gadget is my crock pot.
I toss in dinner and go

Lynette F. said...

My Favorite "gadget" is a corkscrew. I love baking and sometimes have my 3 and half year old son help me. We try to bake something at least once a week. So what does a corkscrew have to do with baking?? Well after cleaning flour and sugar from every crack and crevice on him and in the kitchen....a nice glass of wine is well deserved! :)

Moore said...

I love my chef's knife, especially when my husband sharpens it.

The Slott Family Blog said...

My favorite kitchen item is our T-Fal deep skillet. I use it practically every night!

Leah said...

My favorite kitchen gaget would have to be my sifter or my rolling pin. Both were my Grandmother's. She recently passed away & I have so many memories of her using both of them!!

Risingsouth said...

I think my favorite gadget would be my olive grabber. As soon as I pull it out my kids run in to use it to. We all love it.

Shelly said...

If a crock pot counts as a gadget hands down this is my favorite. I also love my apple slicer & meat thermometer.

Precious said...

My favorite is my melon baller. I use it for lots of garnishes and many things besides melon balls.

Stephanie said...

My favorite kitchen gadget is my chopper. No more crying when I need diced onions.

Smoothiie1019@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

yay I want this giveaway!! my favorite kitchen gadget is my pampered chef can opener.. followed by my knife block of knifes, then my kitchaid mixer. I love being in my kitchen.. when its clean lol. oh and I LOVE my gas range, if you consider that a kitchen gadget that would be #1 for sure, but wouldnt it be more of an appliance?

beth said...

My favorite kitchen gadget is my slicer. I use it for cheese and veggies. I love it! Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

JANE4girls said...

my favorite kitchen gadget is the phone...to call delivery, lol


actually it is my food processor, it rocks!

Christy (Guinea) said...

my favorite gadget is my silicon silpats you put on baking sheets so nothing sticks. Iuse it for everything from pizzas, biscuts, and cookies make the pans easy to wash too.

brandi m said...

i would have to say my favorite gadget is the microwave!! it cooks everything! but i am trying to learn to cook on the oven or in the oven, so need these betty crocker classed too. another gadget is the tomato corer/juicer, it works great taking the core out!

The Martin Family said...

Love this giveaway! I have many favorites that I wouldn't want to cook without...but my newest favorite is my Mix N Chop (Pampered Chef). It helps chop up your ground beef into uniform pieces...everything from tacos to lasagne...it helps me a ton! Although, I liked Erin's gadget...the phone! :)

bestmom said...

I love those little rubber spatulas. I use them for any stirring or flipping or spreading... I love them the most when baking. The kids get the bowl and mom gets the spoon, AFTER she scrapes the sides!! :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite kitchen gadget is my blender. I love to make smoothies in it for the summer! I love adding frozen fruit and some juice. Thanks for the chance to win.

alison

cookies1a@gmail.com

elle-tn said...

My favorite kitchen gadget is really my cast iron skillet (which is not really a gadget per say). I love to make corn bread in it. YUMMY!

If there was one other thing that I would say I couldn't live without it would be my hand operated can opener. I know it sounds crazy but I've had this thing for 20+ years and it still works perfect.

zacnjac@yahoo.com

traci527 said...

I would be lost without my egg timer. I would not know how long to boil eggs without it.

Kathryn said...

Without a doubt my favorite kitchen item is my Mac Knife, chef knife. It cuts like a dream, has good balance, and I can use it on pretty much anything. It's a gem. I'm not sure it's what you mean by a gadget, though.

Ruthanna said...

My favorite gadget is my garlic press. Picked it up as an after thought at ikea and it is so heavy duty and is the best garlic press I've ever used! Definitely worth keeping around!

Kimberly said...

My favorite kitchen gadget....I really love this strawberry stem scooper outer....It is a little metal spoon with little prongs. It makes cleaning a strawberry so nice and easy!! My mom gave it to me. It might be from pampered chef....

Tara L. said...

My absolute favorite gadget is my keurig coffee maker. I love the variety of coffees and the convenience. I think it qualifies as a gadget?:)

Kathryn said...

my favorite kitchen gadget is my Olive Garden cheese grater that a waiter gave us after being patient while he dealt with an unsatisfied table. Now we top almost everything with cheese using it.

Micael T said...

The griddler makes great grilled cheeses and pancakes.

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