Last week I had the chance to go to Indiana and see how a tomato goes from farm to table, thanks to the family-owned company…
Back at the beginning of May I had the chance, along with some other great bloggers, to spend a day at Nestlé Prepared Foods learning about all things Hot Pockets. (That’s a perk of being a part of the very first Hot Pockets Blogger Advisory Board!)
You know you’re in Kentucky for the Derby when you step off the plane in the Louisville airport and get handed Bourbon Balls!
It’s hard to believe it’s already a week ago that I was at Churchill Downs. The weekend was filled with so many activities, one of which was to meet celebrity Top Chef judge Gail Simmons and have breakfast with her the morning of the Kentucky Derby.
If going to the Kentucky Derby is on your bucket list, I encourage you to find a way to make it happen. Everything about the event is filled with “E’s”; Energy, Excitement and Exhilaration. From the crowds to the horses, it’s undeniably a unique experience.
I’m back! And I had a fantastic time with Pure Leaf at the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby.
There is SO much more to the Derby then that exhilarating two minute run for the roses though, and I’ll be sharing a number of posts of what I got to experience in Louisville that weekend.
Now don’t get all green eyed and jealous on me, but when we were out at the Kraft Innovations Kitchen for BlogEats…they treated us to a special ride. They pulled out all the stops and brought out the Wienermobile! Yeah Baby!
Without a doubt my favorite part of the BlogEats conference was the Blogger Recipe Challenge.
We were divided up into 4 teams by choosing spatulas with numbers on them and given a mission to make a holiday dessert using any or all of the following Kraft Foods ingredients; OREO Cookies, Planters Peanut Butter and/or Jell-O Chocolate or Vanilla Instant Pudding.
Out of all the things I learned about cattlemen, ranches, and feedyards, the thing that made the most impact on me over those two days was how much of a family affair this industry really is.
I know that’s what some of you have been thinking when you’ve been reading my On the Ranch posts, I have had some correspondence to that effect anyway. You may believe I was fed a bunch of crap from the industry and am just regurgitating it.