Kraft Blogger Bytes Conference (Giveaway)

October was a whirlwind travel month for me.  I went through Chicago twice this month, the last time for the Kraft Blogger Bytes conference -- a get-together for several bloggers at the Kraft Development Kitchen in Skokie, IL.  In addition to connecting with some FABULOUS bloggers, most of whom I had never met before, I learned about new Kraft products, sampled some delicious recipes, and even competed in our own version of Chopped, with a recipe challenge competition.

Our Parfaits didn't win, but they were delish!

I also learned some savvy blogging skills to take my blog to the next level, which is where this branded event really stood out from others I attended.

Learning about video blogging!

Some other highlights included:

Knife skills lesson from Chef Harry Crane

Careful with that knife, Chef!

A ride in the Weinermobile....

Kickin' it in the Weinermobile

A Rainy Ride

And when I got home, there was a GIANT box of goodies there soon after.  I'll be doing another blog posts on the products that I love the most from the box (complete reviews, with photos), but in the meantime, I get to give one lucky reader an identical box of goodies!

Wanna Win?  The goodie box prize includes:
  • Chips Ahoy! Chewy Gooey fudge-filled cookies
  • Ritz Bits Kickin’ Cheddar sandwich crackers
  • Snackwell’s Fudge-drizzled Caramel Popcorn
  • Wheat Thins Smokey BBQ snacks
  • Wheat Thins Sweet Cinnamon snacks
  • Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner Kit 
  • Kraft Sizzling Salads Chicken Ceasar Dinner Kit
  • Planter’s Peanut Butter Creamy and Crunchy flavors
  • Jell-O Halloween Brain Mold
  • Jell-O Jigglers Halloween Mold
  • Jell-O Jigglers Holiday Mold
  • Assorted flavors of Jell-O gelatin dessert and Jell-O instant pudding (including the new Candy Cane and Gingerbread pudding flavors)
  • Jell-O Halloween Recipe Booklet
  • Jell-O Holiday “Treat Explosion” Recipe Booklet
  • Holiday Jell-O Jigglers Recipe
  • Jell-O Jiggle-it App Download
  • Crystal Light mocktail drink mixes 
  • Kool-Aid Scary Blackberry Ghoul-Aid drink mix
  • Coupon for one (1) package of any Oscar Mayer Selects Hot dogs
  • Coupon for one (1) package of any Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meats
  • Kraft Foods Food & Family Holiday 2011 Magazine
  • 20th Anniversary edition Halloween Oreo Cookies 
To be entered to win, please comment on this post with your favorite Kraft food product, recipe, or memory. You may enter every day. (Please answer the question for the first entry. Each entry after that can be "enter me.") You have until November 7th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in. U.S. 18+ only. (Don't forget to enter our other blog giveaways while you're here!

BONUS ENTRY: Follow us on Twitter to get (1) additional entry. (New and existing followers just leave a comment, please.)

*I was invited to participate in a behind-the-scenes blogger conference with the Kraft Kitchens, for which Kraft provided full travel expenses, meals and accommodations and product samples, coupons and premiums, however my opinions are completely my own and I have not been compensated to publish positive or negative reviews of the event or products associated with my experience.