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Girl Scouts Caramel Crunch & Thin Mint Cereals, reviewed

Girl Scouts Caramel Crunch & Thin Mint Cereals, reviewed

When General Mills announced that they would be releasing some Girl Scout cookie-themed cereals in a partnership with the Girl Scouts of America, cookie fans got excited because it sounded like a license to eat cookies for breakfast. The cereals were announced last fall, but I’ve only started seeing them in stores very recently. I wasn’t able to get them in time for National Cereal ... Read More »

No-Churn Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cereal milk ice cream starts with cereal that is soaked in milk, leaving behind traces of delicious cereal flavor once it is strained out. The idea comes from the fact that the milk left after you eat cereal – particularly a sugary, flavorful cereal – is delicious on its own. I’ve made cereal milk ice cream with great results using a chocolate cereal. This time ... Read More »

Food photos from the GM photo studio, part 2

General Mills Camera

I’ve only had the opportunity to visit General Mills’ photography studios twice, once last year and once this year, but anyone who regularly shoots food photos would appreciate the amazing setup that they have there. They make all of the food they photograph in kitchens inside the studios, so the food only has to travel a couple of feet from the oven or stove to ... Read More »

Blogging and Baking in the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens

Photo Studio Collage

Earlier this week, I was invited to Minneapolis to visit the General Mills Headquarters with a group of fabulous other bloggers and participate in an event called Baking with Betty. That refers, of course, to Betty Crocker. Unfortunately, since Betty is really just a figurehead and not a real person, we didn’t actually get to bake with Betty. We did the next best thing and ... Read More »

Inside the General Mills photo studios

General Mills photo studios

Once we finished sampling some new products at the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens, the bloggers from General Mill’s Eat n’ Greet event headed over to the General Mills photo studios. This was the part of the event that Cooking with Amy,  Cookie Madness and I were all excited to get to. The photo studios are not only where General Mills shoots its cookbooks and web ... Read More »

Inside the Betty Crocker test kitchens

Me and the mascots

When you picture the kitchens for big companies, companies that test out recipes for books and magazines, or companies that develop packaged baking products, you probably picture a huge professional kitchen: stainless steel everywhere, convection ovens, huge noisy hoods over the cooktops and people in white chefs’ coats. This might be the atmosphere at some test kitchens, but not at the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens, ... Read More »

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