Nov 18, 2011 • By

News Bites – November 18, 2011

Here are today’s “News Bites” for Nov. 18, 2011:

“A Push to Promote Familiar Brands Online” – The New York Times

*Stuart Elliott looks at how food companies, including General Mills, are maximizing mobile technology.

“What gives, Minnesota?” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

*Jean Hopfensperger examines why Minnesota – and many of its companies – leads the way in giving.

“This Holiday Season, It’s All About the Pie” – Yahoo! Finance

*A Pillsbury survey ranks the top flavors of pie for the holiday season.

“Birth of a Marketoonist” – Innovation Excellence

*A video featuring cartoonist Tom Fishbourne, who used to work in marketing at General Mills, talking about the principles of innovation within business.

Notable posts from various General Mills communities:

“Sweet Potato Pie with Cinnamon Roll Crust” – Tablespoon

*Speaking of pie, above, you’ll love the unique crust from Tablespoon contributor Stephanie Wise of Iowa City (girl versus dough).

“Get your kids in the kitchen with these seven kid-friendly cookbooks” – Valley Report (Green Giant)

*A quick rundown of some cookbooks children can learn from.

“Caring for Caregivers During the Holidays” – The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition blog

*Guest blogger Mary Ann Mastel says cooking is a great way to interact with aging family members, especially over the holidays.

Editor’s note: Is there a blog we should be reading, and including on this weekly list?

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