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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 

Another American Baking Icon

Betty Crocker. (Who really never existed....)
The Washburn Crosby Company of Minneapolis, one of the six big milling companies that merged into General Mills in 1928, received thousands of requests each year in the late 1910s and early 1920s for answers to baking questions. In 1921, managers decided that it would be more intimate to sign the responses personally; they combined the last name of a retired company executive, William Crocker, with the first name “Betty,” which was thought of as “warm and friendly.” The signature came from a secretary, who won a contest among female employees. (The same signature still appears on Betty Crocker products.)In 1924, Betty Crocker acquired a voice with the radio debut of the nation’s first cooking show, which featured thirteen different actresses working from radio stations across the country. Later it became a national broadcast, The Betty Crocker School of the Air, which ran for twenty-four years.


is ready for Halloween, too!

Halloween Goodies.

I just love those little halloween brownies. They're simply adorable!

I love baking...

How did you make the toppings for those brownies? .. They'd be perfect for a project I have coming up...

I got hooked on baking when I started selling Watkins products. I love the stuff especially the vanilla. If you want to take a look, check out www.watkinsonline.com/home and use associate id# 364407 if your interested in ordering anything.

Let me know here, E-mail (po_puff@hotmail.com) or my blog! Thanks..

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