$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
    November 1, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Good old fashioned chili or beef stew
    traymona(at)aol.com

  2. 2
    Selinda
    November 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    My favorite is apple cranberry caramel pie!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

  3. 3
    Anonymous
    November 2, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I love my pumpkin dump cake recipe.

    Joyce H
    jtckkataoldotcom

  4. 4
    November 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Pumpkin Pie CRIES FALL !!!!!!!!

  5. 5
    November 3, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Love the recipe! My favorite fall food is a toss up between shepherd's pie and my homemade venison stew. Both are very homey type comfort foods!

  6. 6
    November 3, 2011 at 7:18 am

  7. 7
    November 3, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    One of my favories is Date Nut Loaf loaded with pecans like my grandma made.

  8. 8
    November 3, 2011 at 9:15 pm

  9. 9
    Simone
    November 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is my mother's fish stew.

    4teamrochester(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. 10
    November 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I love fall to begin with and vegetable beef soup would have to be my favorite.

  11. 11
    November 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    pumpkin dump cake

  12. 12
    Anonymous
    November 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is my mom's recipe for pumpkin bread–nothing unusual, but the balance of ingredients is just perfect.
    Cathy B.
    theburns.fam@verizon.net

  13. 13
    November 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Pecan drops that my late mom made every fall using pecans from the trees in our yard.

    englisheduc@gmail.com

  14. 14
    November 6, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I love making some nice chocolate fudge for the holiday season
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

  15. 15
    November 6, 2011 at 12:16 am

  16. 16
    November 6, 2011 at 5:00 am

    My favorite autumn recipe is sweet potatoes with a pecan topping!
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

  17. 17
    November 6, 2011 at 5:01 am

  18. 18
    November 6, 2011 at 5:12 am

    One of my favorite autumn recipes is my Pumpkin Nut Loaf.
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. 19
    November 6, 2011 at 5:14 am

    I love sweet potato pudding
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  20. 20
    November 6, 2011 at 5:16 am

  21. 21
    Abby
    November 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Love some baked apples in the fall!

    Abby Kammann

    abbykammann@hotmail.com

  22. 22
    JULAINE
    November 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is carrot pudding with a caramel sauce. YUMMMM!

  23. 23
    November 6, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    those are so cute! my favorite fall recipe is chocolate chip and pomegranite oatmeal cookies
    sarah at realtorsd.com

  24. 24
    November 6, 2011 at 7:53 pm

  25. 25
    November 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I love love love my Vegan Crockpot Chili this time of year. I actually made a batch just yesterday! LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  26. 26
    November 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/133273842310316032
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  27. 27
    November 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is greens – they taste the best to me in late fall and I'll make a HUGE pot of them. I make mine with a mix of collards, mustard, turnip, kale, and beet. They're sooooo good!

  28. 28
    November 7, 2011 at 1:19 am

    My favorite fall recipe is chicken and fig tagine with yams.
    cgies25 at homtail

  29. 29
    November 7, 2011 at 2:24 am

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  30. 30
    November 7, 2011 at 3:03 am

    I love pumpkin pies.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  31. 31
    November 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I like anything pumpkin in the fall. Pumpkin pie is great.

  32. 32
    November 7, 2011 at 9:00 am

  33. 33
    November 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    We have a couple of favorite fall recipes, both made in the crockpot. Taco Soup & Roast w/veggies!
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  34. 34
    November 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm

  35. 35
    November 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I am all about Pumpkin Pie recipes and I will any one I find. Love it!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  36. 36
    November 7, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/133599745246642176

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  37. 37
    November 7, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is Pumpkin Cheesecake. Anything with pumpkin really.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  38. 38
    November 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    My favorite recipe for Fall is probably Pumpkin Pie! I love Pumpkin Pie!

    sweepyhead at gmail dot com

  39. 39
    November 8, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    My favorite fall recipe is butternut squash soup made with apples and ginger – yummy!!!

  40. 40
    November 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    One of my faves for fall is Sweet Potato Pie.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

  41. 41
    November 8, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Oh my! your candy corn cookie/cake looks delicious i love it. My favorite Fall recipe is a sweet potato ball, it has a marshmallow inside and the outside is corn flakes for a yummy crunch 😀

    thanks for the opportunity !

    abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

  42. 42
    November 8, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    tweeted the promo 🙂
    https://twitter.com/#!/abitnerdy/status/134055724153188353

    abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

  43. 43
    November 9, 2011 at 12:38 am

    How about hot chocolate with cinnamon, sea salt, and peanut butter? It tastes great!

    bikeohio2010 at gmail dot com

  44. 44
    November 9, 2011 at 12:40 am

    http://twitter.com/#!/bikeohio/status/134066855085215745 tweeted

    Thank you for the chance~

    bikeohio2010 at gmail dot com

  45. 45
    November 9, 2011 at 1:15 am

    We like making caramel apples in the fall.
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

  46. 46
    November 9, 2011 at 1:15 am

  47. 47
    November 9, 2011 at 1:58 am

    One of my favorite Fall recipes in Pecan Monkey Bread.

    mllmogaml at gmx dot com

  48. 48
    November 9, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I LIKE GOOD OLD FASHIONED PUMPKIN PIE. AND BOY CAN I TELL YOU ABOUT THE NUMEROUS WAYYYYS IT CAN BE MADE… LOL

    kytah00@yahoo.com

  49. 49
    November 9, 2011 at 5:32 am

  50. 50
    November 9, 2011 at 10:46 am

    My favorite fall recipe is for cranberry bread.

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