$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
    October 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is my from my Grandmother. It is homemade vegetable beef soup – It is amazing and my comfort food 🙂 Do I need leave the full recipe for an entry?

  2. 2
    October 20, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    My favorite so far is the apple pie caramel apples, which im making for a fall festival thank you :), and of course the pumpkin pie sheet cake. Yikes that looks amazing, cannot wait to make it!! I LOVE LOVE that oven, gorgeous! That would work better baking cupcakes then the rinky-dink one I have now! LOL

  3. 3
    October 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    My favorite fall recipe would be soups of any kind, but especially chili!

  4. 4
    October 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is roast with veggies.

  5. 5
    October 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is sweet potato casserole! I love it.

  6. 6
    October 20, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I always love to make caramel apple dip in the fall. And caramel popcorn. Yum!

  7. 7
    October 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    My favorite fall food is chicken pot pie – so comforting and warm!!

  8. 8
    October 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Anything with apples in it is our favorite fall dish, we just cann't get enough of those crisp, juicy apples! kslaurie58@yahoo.com

  9. 9
    October 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is beef stew!

  10. 10
    October 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Our families favorite fall recipe is potato soup with breadsticks. There's nothing like going out trick or treating and coming home to a warm bowl of soup and fresh breadsticks. Or watching your favorite football team (Go Steelers!)while keeping yourself nice and warm on the couch with a warm bowl of soup in your lap!
    Carrie Hammer abchammer@yahoo.com

  11. 11
    October 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    My favorite fall recipe would have to be my grandma's apple pie, made with some yummy granny smith apples and the struesel topping.

  12. 12
    October 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is taco soup.

  13. 13
    October 20, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I love pumpkin pie!

  14. 14
    October 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies…because I live in a small town and the store only carries pumpkin this time of the year! 🙂

  15. 15
    October 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    How fun! My favorite fall recipe is any soup and this cake. Amazing! http://mandysrecipebox.blogspot.com/2011/10/apple-cake-with-vanilla-caramel-sauce.html

  16. 16
    October 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I thought this would be an easy question to answer, but as I started thinking about it, I have too many to list. I'd have to say that just about any homemade soup is my favorite for cold weather. However, the best would probably be Albondigas soup…yum!!


  17. 17
    October 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    My Favorite Fall Recipe is Honestly your Pumpking Chocolate Chip Bread. I made it last year and gave loafs of it away as gifts and everyone loved it. I can't wait to make more soon!

  18. 18
    October 20, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I love pumpkin curry soup!

  19. 19
    October 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is soup, any kind will work, with Fluffy Dinner Rolls.

  20. 20
    October 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    My favorite thing to bake in the fall is pumpkin scones! Well anything with pumpkin really. Fall is great because for three months we take every recipe we know and figure out how to add pumpkin to it 🙂 It's the prefect season!

  21. 21
    October 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm


    It's too bad you asked me to tweet this instead of Facebook it. I have over 750 Facebook friends, and only 15 people following me on Twitter.

  22. 22
    October 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is one that I kind of mixed up myself. It is a Southwest Chicken Salsa Taco Soup Goulash with chips. LOL It is just so warm and zesty…makes me feel like I am anywhere but in my cold house. Yum!!

    goozeberry_pie (at) yahoo (dot) com

  23. 23
    October 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    i am excited for fall cooking. i am going to be making my grandma's chili and these delicious looking candy corn sugar cookies! YUM! hope i win the giveaway! $100 giftcard would be very helpful for cmas shopping. =D


  24. 24
    October 20, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    What an exciting giveaway! My favorite fall recipe is for homemade chili. My mom has made it on Halloween for us every year since we were little. She'd also make homemade cornbread. It was a great combo and now I love to make it for my family!

  25. 25
    October 20, 2011 at 3:38 pm

  26. 26
    Sarah B
    October 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    my fav fall recipe is apple crisp in the crock pot!

    burnside dot sarah at gmail dot com

  27. 27
    October 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    my favorite fall recipe is called 'pumpkin stuff'… kind of like pumpkin pie with streusel on top. amazing.

    sharabachman at gmail dot com

  28. 28
    October 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    My favorite fall recipes are anything pumpkin. I also love a good hearty bowl of vegetable beef soup with a nice crusty roll with butter.

  29. 29
    October 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I love pumpkin bars with a thin icing glaze. Yum! Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.

  30. 30
    October 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    One of my favorite recipes during fall is sweet potato pie! Sweet potatoes scream fall to me and pie is not only served at thanksgiving in my home!

  31. 31
    October 20, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Those cookies are adorable! And my favorite fall recipe is caramel apples. I cannot get enough.


  32. 32
    October 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I love crustless pumpkin pie.


  33. 33
    October 20, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    My favorite fall food is eggnog pumpkin pie!

  34. 34
    October 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting!!

  35. 35
    October 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I usually can't wait for fall to come to start cooking some hearty casseroles that have been neglected all summer long…the pot pies, lasagna, shephard's pie etc. Hubby likes the return to he-man fare as well.

  36. 36
    October 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I LOVE when fall is here because Chicken Divan is one of my favorite cold weather dishes!

  37. 37
    October 20, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    my favorite fall recipe is pumpkin spice cupcakes!

  38. 38
    October 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    My favorite fall food is chili in a bread bowl…..yummmm! For dessert I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. beckilwells@gmail.com

  39. 39
    October 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Pumpkin squares with cream cheese frosting.

  40. 40
    October 20, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    My favorite fall food is a nice hot bowl of chicken corn chowder! Yum!

  41. 41
    October 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm

  42. 42
    October 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I start thinking chili. Well, actually anything in the slow cooker that will warm the “cockles of our souls.” LOL I LOVE this sweepstakes. ANYTHING to improve my kitchen, cause that is my favorite place to be-creating lovely things for my family and friends to eat. 🙂

  43. 43
    October 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I tweeted about the promotion. Here is the URL

  44. 44
    October 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I love all things pumpkin. Soups are a bug yum when it gets chilly outside also!

  45. 45
    October 20, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    My favorite recipe is cheesy meatloaf

  46. 46
    October 20, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is old-fashioned beef stew with lots of root veggies!

  47. 47
    October 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I love Dixie Salad made with pomegranates from Utah, crisp apples, pecans and whipped cream.

    Martha T

  48. 48
    October 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Pretty much anything pumpkin, including a dessert similar to the one you posted!

  49. 49
    October 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Pumpkin Pie!

  50. 50
    October 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Pumpkin muffins is our favorite
    Kristin Thompson jk_ohana@yahoo.com

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