Monday, October 25, 2010

Rhodes Blogger Event and a GIVEAWAY!

About a month ago, a few bloggers were invited to the Rhodes Bake-n-Serve kitchens for a demo and a fun blogger night. Since this was my first ever blogger event, I didn't know what to expect, but was PLEASANTLY surprised!!! From the first moments you walk in their doors, there is the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked bread. I could've died right then. That smell is seriously one of my top 10 favorite smells...EVER. I love baking breads and rolls just so I can have that aroma fill my home.

THEN, I got to finally meet face-to-face all the fun wonderful blogger friends I've made over the past 18 months. So fun!

Rhodes had so much baked "eye candy" for us to get ideas from (and then eat) out on display.
How fun would this spider or pig be to create with your kids!?! Just after this event I tried making some shapes with my kids. My son wanted a spider, my daughter a flower. Well, we let them rise WAY too long. They were terrible. Oh well. I bought a BIG bag of dough balls...we WILL be trying again soon!

Did you know that every Rhodes package contains a no fault guarantee? That means if your bread doesn't turn out right they will replace it for you. I didn't want to go THAT far with this batch, but if you feel you need to, then go ahead!
Since Rhodes created this handy slide show of all the blogger's sites, I had to show mine off for you, too.
Heidi V. We go WAY back...We used to live in the same "religious compound" as she put it...too cute! I didn't even realize she would be the one doing the demos, but it just made it all the more fun. And I DID get into a tad bit of teasing trouble right after I took this picture of her...oops! Love you, Heidi!!!

She even taught us a bunch of really cool tips and techniques to use with the dough to create different baked goods. To read all about it, visit Kathy's Blog. She took fantastic notes.

Or if you prefer, you can go to Rhodes' website and watch their instructional videos.

or better yet, book your own demonstration with Rhodes for only $3/person. I'm thinking I really want to do this again!
Ah, enjoying a few moments of fun together at the end!

We even got to taste some of the yummy treats Heidi V. made us after the demonstration. How lucky can you get!?!
Rhodes was so amazing, they gave us all a baggie and plate of treats to take home AND some of us won extras (like my loaf of bread) AND all kinds of extra handouts of recipes. How wonderful was that!?!

In honor of this fun Rhodes Blogger Demo Night I will be giving away a Rhodes gift pack.
Gift pack includes-
Fresh Ideas With Frozen Dough cookbook
Rhodes apron
Certificate for a free Rhodes product
To enter leave a comment on this post.

Bonus entries
*Follow this blog on Google Friend Connect
*Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment including your link
*Add my link to your blog roll on your blog

Leave a separate comment for each entry.
Giveaway ends at11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 31st. Open to US only! Winner will be chosen by Winner will be announced Monday, November 1st. You will have until Wednesday, November 3rd to claim your prize, or a new winner will be chosen.


  1. Sounds like a very tempting filled time. I am so totally with you. I LOVE the smell of fresh bread baking. Didn't know how precious it was when I was a kid and grew up with the smell. I hated homemade bread then. My ideal was light and fluffy, filled-with-the-wrong-kind-of-carbs, almost like cake, Wonderbread. One day some friends stopped by just as I was taking the loaves out of the oven. They ate an entire loaf right then! I just let them. I didn't care for it and thought they were out of their mind. Well, I've changed my opinion a whole lot since then. And now I completely understand my friends' obsession with the product I took too much for granted.

    I make a pretty mean dinner roll from scratch, but on all those other Sundays and weeknights when the scratch isn't in the time slot, I absolutely love Rhodes!

  2. We love Rhodes at our house. The kids favorite is when I make "monkey rolls". I have also used them to make any number of amazing little treats and you know the best rolls for Thanks-giving!! I love the fact that they are easy to make and I can actually plan them almost last minute. i would love to win the cookbook though! I think I will be going on their site and checking out the tutorial.

  3. What a fun event! We love rhodes rolls!!!

  4. and your link is on my blog for all my friends to see!

  5. Fun for you to get to go visit Rhodes.

  6. hat was such a fun night. I am glad I got to meet you!

  7. Hi! Just found you on the anything to do with BREAD! I'm now a GFC follower~

  8. Nummy nums. This would be fun to win.... thanks!

  9. I love Rhodes rolls - well, pretty much all of their stuff! THis is a great idea!!

  10. I didn't know you could do that!!! That would be so so fun!!! I love rhodes!

  11. Just found your blog, fun! you are on my googlereader.


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