$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway and GE Cafe Appliance Progressive Meal



 Happy Fall, everyone!

Or , should I say, Happy Baking Season. 
Which is, of course, my favorite season of all.
(Say a special prayer for my hips, would ya?)

I’m happy to be sharing this recipe with you today as part of the 
GE Café™  Appliance Progressive Meal Campaign.

GE Café™    has recently put two new products on the market that look fabulous. But then, anything that makes baking and cooking easier looks fabulous to me. Let me tell you a bit about them.

The GE Café™ Double Oven Range is an appliance perfect for those of us that want the convenience of having two separate ovens, but don’t necessarily have the space for two full double ovens. It’s a wonderful creation.

The GE Café™ Advantium 120V is a speedcook oven. It lets you cook with the power of four ovens in one. Combining microwave, convection, halogen, and ceramic heat technology. That means you can heat up your leftover mac and cheese, and bake a casserole, or rolls, or cookies…all in the same appliance. Get out of town! I am telling you the truth ; What a great idea. 
GE Café™ and BlogHer are pleased as punch to be giving away one GE CaféTM Advantium 120V.  (That’s the speedcook oven I just mentioned.) To enter to win , please visit the GE CaféTM Prizes & Promotions Page  and share your favorite fall recipe or idea between 10/20/11 – 11/9/11. .
BlogHer is also giving away a $100 Visa Gift Card to one of you lucky readers.To enter the giveaway , just leave me a comment telling me one of your favorite fall recipes. You don’t need to leave the whole recipe, just the title. 🙂
Here are the rules to enter the $100 Visa gift card sweepstakes:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry
methods between 10/20/11 and 11/9/11:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment
on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on
this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about
an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be
Please visit the Official Rules .

Please feel free to visit the other bloggers participating in this campaign. Just click on the picture unit you see below and more great fall recipes, along with additional opportunities to win  $100 will be available to you. 


Now, would you like to see how to make these fun Candy Corn Cookies? Ok then, let’s make ’em.

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies
Time: 90 minutes
Yield: 48 cookies
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
2 white cake mixes (I used Duncan Hines)
1 C melted butter
2 eggs
5 T sour cream
1/4 C flour
1/2 t almond extract (or vanilla)
1/2 t yellow food coloring gel
1/2 t orange food coloring gel
6 T softened butter
3 C powdered sugar
1/4 t almond extract (or vanilla)
4-5 T milk

1. Mix all cookie ingredients (except the food coloring!) in a stand mixer or with a wooden spoon until nicely combined. 
2. Split the dough into thirds. Add the yellow food coloring to one section and the orange to another. Split each color into two sections.
3. With a rolling pin roll each section (you should have 6 now, 2 of each color) into a rectangle. Mine were about 9 inches long
…and 4 inches wide. Now, you don’t need to be this exact. The most important thing is that all of the sections are rolled out to be about the same size. Don’t worry about it being perfect. Perfect is EXTREMELY overrated and not very fun, actually.
3. Take a pizza cutter and cut each triangle into thirds.
4. Gently place a yellow, orange and white strip of dough together. Press the seams down a bit with your fingers so they begin to stick. Again with the , “they don’t need to be perfect.” If the strips break a bit while you are moving them around, don’t sweat it! Just press them back together and all will be well.
5. Take a sharp knife and cut the strips into triangles.
You can see here that there are two little triangles left at each end. I actually ended up rolling these into balls and baking them as round cookies. You could do that, or just eat the dough. Or just bake some small triangles. Whatever suits your fancy.
 6. Gently place each cookie on a cookie sheet. I used a spatula, slipping it under each triangle to help assist it to the sheet. Some of them came apart just a bit, but no worries! Just press the seams back together on the sheet. The baking really helps to fuse them together. 
7. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. (For Convection Ovens , bake at 325 for 6 1/2 minutes.)  Let them cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
1. In a stand mixer, or with hand -held beaters, mix all frosting ingredients except the food coloring. Beat it well! You want it to have a bit of a whipped feel to it. 
2. Divide the frosting into thirds and place in separate bowls. Color the frosting with the food coloring.
3. Place each color in its own zip lock bag and tie the top with a twist tie. Cut a small tip in the end and decorate your cookies as desired! 
Good Luck! Have a fun time!


Post a comment!


  1. 1
    November 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    For me Fall is about soup. So for me a good Onion Soup is just my favorite!
    masugr at yahoo dot com

  2. 2
    November 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm

  3. 3
    November 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    We will be whipping up some Green Soup

  4. 4
    November 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    My favorite recipe is Libby's Pumpkin rolls with cream cheese icing.

    Urbancwgrl84 at yahoo.com

  5. 5
    November 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    It's my apple cider recipe for sure! Thanks!

  6. 6
    November 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I love a good beef stew! I like this recipe the best! http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/perfect-winter-beef-stew-90514.aspx

  7. 7
    November 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    My favorite fall comfort food recipe is chicken pot pie….ciao4now64@yahoo.com

  8. 8
    November 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    pumpkin pie

  9. 9
    November 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Definitely my Dad's Sage Stuffing – we make it throughout November and of course – on Thanksgiving! So good!

    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. 10
    November 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm

  11. 11
    November 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I like to make homemade pumpkin bread and pupkin cookies wilcatvic

  12. 12
    November 9, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I love pumpkin cinnamon rolls with caramel frosting, mmmmm! My email is mcheger@gmail.com I would love to win a visa gift card!!!

  13. 13
    November 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Peach cobbler! triplet_star_mom[at]hotmail[dot]com

  14. 14
    November 9, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    My Fave recipe is Apple Bites! Yum!

  15. 15
    November 9, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    mmm fall… anything with pumpkin or apples is delicious!!! good ol pumpking pie though might have to be number 1!

  16. 16
    November 9, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    When I think of fall, I think of Pumpkin Pie. I love pumpkin pie and I am so happy to have your recipe for pumpkin pie squares. It is so much easier and tastes delish!!

  17. 17
    November 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I love soup this time of year.. just about any kind but the cheesy broccoli is one of my favorites!!

  18. 18
    November 10, 2011 at 12:41 am

    I like making my own pumpkin spice cocoa drink. Thay way I can control the amount of sugar in the drink.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  19. 19
    November 10, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I left the previous, mandatory comment (#218) under “Anonymous” because I could not log in. I was just able to log in now.

    my tweet:


    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  20. 20
    November 10, 2011 at 2:38 am

    I love to make pumpkin cookies. I always make them with the first chill in the air!!

  21. 21
    November 10, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Apple Crisp! YUMMY!

  22. 22
    November 10, 2011 at 3:27 am

    My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! Yumm :0)


  23. 23
    November 10, 2011 at 3:52 am

    My favorite is either pumpkin cookies or apple pie (or any pie, really!!)


  24. 24
    November 10, 2011 at 4:14 am

    I don't know if you'd consider it Fall, but *I* do!!! Made from scratch Chili that has simmered in the crock pot all day, with homemade bread!


  25. 25
    November 10, 2011 at 4:15 am

  26. 26
    November 10, 2011 at 4:48 am

    My favorite fall recipe is fresh apple cake with cream cheese frosting.

  27. 27
    November 10, 2011 at 5:22 am

    My absolute favorite recipe is my Pumpkin cake–but I will take anything you make any fall day!!:)

  28. 28
    November 10, 2011 at 5:37 am

    My current favorite fall recipe is Pumpkin Soup. I especially love it with fresh pumpkin. It uses thyme, so the house smells amazing while it's cooking.

  29. 29
    Linda TAylor
    November 13, 2011 at 5:26 am

    My favorite fall recipe is cornbread dressing

  30. 30
    Linda Taylor
    November 13, 2011 at 5:28 am

  31. 31
    November 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I love apple crisp – I could eat it for every meal in the fall!

  32. 32
    May 21, 2013 at 1:16 am

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