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

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 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
selected.
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!
Cookies:
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
Frosting:
6 T softened butter
3 C powdered sugar
1/4 t almond extract (or vanilla)
4-5 T milk
COOKIES

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.
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!
                                  

                                 




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50 Comments

  1. 1
    October 23, 2011 at 3:33 am

    My favorite Fall recipe is pumpkin mousse pie. Silky, light and fluffy goodness!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  2. 2
    October 23, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Just tweeted about this giveaway and here's the link:
    https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/127950938680995840

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  3. 3
    October 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Homemade apple pie!

    siilentii27 at gmail dot com

  4. 4
    October 23, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin pie!
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. 5
    October 24, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Pretty! My favorite fall recipe is potato soup!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo dot com

  6. 6
    October 24, 2011 at 6:04 am

    My favorite fall food is hands down Pumpkin Pie. But i not a good cook so I use the recipe on the libby can

  7. 7
    October 24, 2011 at 6:24 am

  8. 8
    October 24, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I tweeted at https://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/128426378830946304
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  9. 9
    October 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Mandatory Entry: my favorite fall recipe is bread pudding..Thanks for the opportunity!
    Anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  10. 10
    Anonymous
    October 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    my favorite is spicy apple cake with caramel sauce…yum!
    sherricrawford70/at/yahoo/dot/com

  11. 11
    October 25, 2011 at 4:03 am

    My favorite fall recipe is good old fashioned pumpkin pie! I'm gonna give that Pumpkin Pie Sheet cake a try – looks great!
    wiardmolly@yahoo.com

  12. 12
    October 25, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Pumpkin pie and sweet potato casserole are my favorite fall recipes.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  13. 13
    October 25, 2011 at 4:41 am

  14. 14
    October 25, 2011 at 8:17 am

    My favorite Fall recipe is Glazed apple & sweet potato slices with chopped walnuts. I love the sweetness of the brown sugar and the Molasses flavor.

    ctong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. 15
    October 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Pumpkin dump cake!

  16. 16
    October 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    butternut squash soup

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

  17. 17
    October 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Love the candy corn sugar cookies idea! My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin pie.
    wakechick25(at)yahoo(dot)com

  18. 18
    Anonymous
    October 27, 2011 at 4:16 am

    my fav is hot texas chili for fall! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  19. 19
    Anonymous
    October 27, 2011 at 4:17 am

  20. 20
    October 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Potato corn chowder!

  21. 21
    October 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm

  22. 22
    October 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    One of my favorites is a yummy pumpkin bread recipe I got from my mother.
    chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

  23. 23
    October 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm

  24. 24
    October 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is mushroom rice soup.

  25. 25
    October 29, 2011 at 7:00 am

    My favorite fall recipe would be soups, stews and pumkin

    babitababita@hotmail.com

  26. 26
    October 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    My kids beg me to make Great Pumpkin cookies (the recipe was on the back of a Libby's can years ago) as soon as Fall begins.
    Your recipe looks so fun–I think my kids would enjoy making it. Thanks for sharing (and the giveaway)
    aleq13@gmail.com

  27. 27
    October 29, 2011 at 6:04 pm

  28. 28
    October 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I love to make a big pot of chili in the fall

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

  29. 29
    October 29, 2011 at 6:34 pm

  30. 30
    October 30, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Buffalo Chicken Dip!!
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

  31. 31
    October 30, 2011 at 4:21 am

  32. 32
    October 30, 2011 at 11:20 am

    My favorite Fall recipe is Apple Pie or Chili!
    bec.shockley@gmail.com

  33. 33
    October 30, 2011 at 11:22 am

  34. 34
    Anonymous
    October 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is Green Pea Soup, also 'baked beans' done in the crock pot or pressure cooker.

    maynekitty [at] live [dot] com

  35. 35
    October 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I have a great recipe for sauteed chicken with pears and walnuts that is a perennial favorite for fall in my house.

  36. 36
    October 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm

  37. 37
    Anonymous
    October 30, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    my favorite fall recipe is for homemade applesauce made w/ a variety of apples, some cinamon, nutmeg and some apple cider. w/ apple crisp running a close second.

    jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

  38. 38
    October 31, 2011 at 11:31 am

    butternut squash soup like mom use to make.

  39. 39
    Anonymous
    October 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    My fav Fall recipe is clam chowder. The cool temperatures always make me yearn for a hot hearty soup. dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

  40. 40
    Anonymous
    October 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm

  41. 41
    Jan
    October 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I love homemade gingerbread in the fall.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

  42. 42
    Jan
    October 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm

  43. 43
    October 31, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Fall time means crock time. I love a herbed pot roast.

  44. 44
    October 31, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    My Grandma taught me how to make chicken & dumplings.

  45. 45
    October 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    This recipe is so fun. Love the colors. My favorite fall recipe is apple pie…or any dessert with fresh apples!

  46. 46
    October 31, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I love to roast vegetables this time of year yum

  47. 47
    October 31, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    I'll like to make this

  48. 48
    October 31, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is spiced pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
    helenkeeler@comcast.net

  49. 49
    Cindy
    November 1, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Fall brings cooler weather and chicken taco soup takes the chill away.

  50. 50
    Wes
    November 1, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Those cookies are so cute. And most of my favorite fall recipes are soups. My current favorite is Cooking Light's Corn & Potato Chowder. Thanks for the opportunity!

    sunburnfreezerburn(at)hotmail(dot)com

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