Creating a successful recipe – And a recipe for success

By Posted February 13th, 2013

Who would have ever thought that SpinifexIT products and the Pillsbury Bake-Off would have something in common? I didn’t! As a former finalist who participated in the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off in March, 2012, I can tell you for a fact that they are connected!

When devising recipes (which is a passion of mine), I always try to come up with innovative, quick, easy things for my family and friends. It was this way of thinking that scored me a spot in the most coveted cooking contest in the US. Being a part of this great event was one of the most exciting and humbling things I’ve ever encountered.

When I stumbled upon an online advertisement to enter, I thought to myself, heck, why not – I love to cook! Growing up, I remember watching the Bake-Off on TV with my mom, who was a phenomenal cook. She also prided herself on home cooking and found ways to make tasty things out of what was available in the cupboard. She imparted these ‘tools’ onto me, and through the years I, too, have made the best of my pantry items.

Since I am a full-time employee, a wife and mother, and a community volunteer, my time was at a premium. All of this leads to being able to make things quickly using what I have. After reviewing the rules (which are lengthy), and the lists of required ingredients, I devised a recipe for cookie bars from the available ingredients. I typed it up and send it in for review. Months later, I found I was a finalist with that simple recipe. While my recipe (still a family and friend favorite) didn’t win, but the experience was totally worth it – and I’m hooked on the hope that someday I can return to the Bake-Off again. I’ve already submitted recipes for the next one to be held this coming fall, and am anxiously awaiting the word whether one of my submitted “Doable Dinners” will be chosen as one of the 60 potential finalists. The public will then vote online to select the final 33 to attend.  Fingers crossed!

You may ask how this all ties into the SpinifexIT suite of products???  Well, the answer is…. All of our software solutions make your life MUCH faster and easier!  With our solutions, you can easily report on HR and Payroll data like never before! You are up and running in a very short time and all of those custom items you set up in your SAP HR/Payroll system can be brought into the solution to give you the best possible data and reports! Like my quick and easy Peanut Butter Crunch Layer Bars recipe, you will produce reports all on your own, with high-quality results.

Speaking of my recipe, if you would like to try it, you can grab the details on the Pillsbury web site or go directly to the recipe via this link:

If you want your HR/Payroll life to become faster and easier, check out the SpinifexIT suite of solutions – you won’t regret it for a second!  If you’re attending HR 2013 in Las Vegas, I hope you will come see all of the solutions in person. The whole SpinifexIT family will be at HR 2013 – I hope to meet you there!