Bake It Pretty Giveaway!!


Giveaway update! Thank you all for entering. Now I’m seriously craving butternut squash, pumpkin pie and apple cider. I’m gonna have to make some apple cider muffins very, very soon. The winner is:

Congrats, Kim!

Guess what?! Umm…I like you. A lot. I’m glad you’re around.

Umm..on another note, how is summer almost over?! How did that happen?! Where did it go? ….and on top of me just realizing summer’s almost over, it’s Monday! In the name of self-pity, I think it’s fitting that I gift you a little something.

I ordered some stuff from my favorite online baking store, Bake It Pretty. I ordered: fluted flower cupcake liners, stripey straws, berry baskets and big birthday candles.

One person will win all of this awesome stuff. All you have to do is leave a comment below answering this question:

“What fall food are you most looking forward to?”

You all have by end of day Wednesday, August 18th.

And whoever wins, has to promise me they’re going to put their stripey straws to good use and make this Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake. It’s the right thing to do.

And these Pink Lady Cupcakes with the fluted flower cupcakes liners…

Oh and even if you buy berries that come in those not-so-cute plastic containers, just swap them out for the berry baskets. It’ll make your fridge cuter! Cuteness is important.

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  • Reply Stephanie August 16, 2010 at 1:17 am

    I’m actually from New Zealand so I am heading into spring and can’t wait! I’m looking forward to asparagus the most and then all of the lovely summer foods that I have been tortured with on Northern Hemisphere blogs over the last few months!

  • Reply cherie August 16, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Sigh – I hate that I’m thinking about fall! I am looking forward to enjoying some stew though . . . totally can’t face it in summer!

  • Reply Aga August 16, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Fall Food…Hmm… I can’t wait to have a huge slice of Carrot Cake, topped with lots of toasted pecans or walnuts. To me it’s the epitome of Autumn flavours!


  • Reply Emma August 16, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Wow, definitely going to make that toasted marshmallow milkshake, winner or not. I’m also looking forward to making apple crisps and fun pastas!


  • Reply Megan August 16, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Pumpkin pie of course!

  • Reply Anu August 16, 2010 at 4:17 am

    fall food – when I lived in santa fe it was the roasting of the green chiles. I’m now in upstate new york so it would be cozy apple desserts for the fall. Thanks for having the giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Reply shelly August 16, 2010 at 4:34 am

    wow! thanks for the food porn πŸ™‚
    for fall….i make the best veggie pot pie and i cannot wait for some cool weather to enjoy it with.

  • Reply Jen K August 16, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I am looking forward to warm apple goodie with homemade vanilla ice cream

  • Reply Michelle August 16, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Pumpkin, hands down.

  • Reply Ann August 16, 2010 at 4:44 am

    I would have to say beef stew, my kids will eat anything that is thrown into it.

  • Reply Tara August 16, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Soup in general, chili, italian chicken noodle, broccoli cheese yummm! Not really ready to give up summer tho.

  • Reply Carolina Girl in the City August 16, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scones, pumpkin gnocchi with brown butter sauce, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks… haha pretty much anything with pumpkin!

  • Reply Tina at Mommy's Kitchen August 16, 2010 at 5:15 am

    I cant wait for Fall to arrive. It is 100 + here in Dallas so the cooler temps will be welcoming. I am looking forward to sweet potatoe pie and a fresh apple cake. Of course some homemade pumpkin lattes as well. your baking items are very cute.

  • Reply jessica August 16, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Apples everrrrrrything. Yum. Crisp yummy apples in oatmeal with cinnamon is the best way to start my day off in the fall. And then of course all the lovely things you can bake with… πŸ™‚

  • Reply YourEverydayMama August 16, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Can’t wait for Sweet Potato Corn Chowder, it’s been on my mind for a week!

  • Reply Mari August 16, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Although I am not very happy with the summer coming to an end and having to take out the sweaters and the boots all over again….I can’t help but think, mmmmmm……apple pie…or maybe a sweet potato souffle.

  • Reply Kristin August 16, 2010 at 5:22 am

    I love all things pumpkin, so fall is a favorite. I can’t wait for puumkin pie and a glass of apple cider!

  • Reply Katelyn August 16, 2010 at 5:24 am

    I love those cute, cute cupcake liners! I wish I’d had them yesterday when I made some red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. hmmmm…I’m looking forward to eating some pecan pie!

  • Reply Tiffiny August 16, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Pumpkin bread…..YUM! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Heather K August 16, 2010 at 5:28 am

    pumpkin chocolate chip muffins… one of my favorites!

  • Reply Shelli August 16, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Chicken Poblano soup and chicken and dumplings. Oh, and chili.

  • Reply Stella August 16, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Pumpkin…no contest. But as I’m in Colombia during the fall I must depend on my family to send it to me as it doesn’t exist here. But this makes pumpkin even more special.

  • Reply jackie August 16, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Caramel Apple Cider !!! YUM.

  • Reply Louisa August 16, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Mmmm am I allowed to say Thanksgiving dinner? Yummy. And of course soup… I can’t wait to curl up on a crisp autumn day with a warm bowl of soup!

  • Reply Mrs. C August 16, 2010 at 5:36 am

    As soon as apples are ready for picking – go apple picking and enjoy them in all ways possible!

  • Reply sk August 16, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Those cupcake liners are gorgeous!
    My favorite fall food is actually a drink….Chai! I make it with fresh turmeric and ginger, and crush cardamom pods and peppercorns up with my mortar and pestle. It’s such a lovely routine, and I really miss it during the hot months.

  • Reply amelia from Z Tasty Life August 16, 2010 at 5:37 am

    The summer was full, warm and wonderful… but thinking of fall is re-assuring. It’s the return of routine, the cozy nights, the colorful leaves, the wood fires and staying inside. I like that thought. This year I am looking forward to trying many different mushrooms, from morels to chanterelles. They are so versatile and I love their earthy undertones, that provide some sort of a misterious allure to fall dishes, and they make me think of faires, gnomes and other forest creatures. I think truffles are mushrooms too (I often use truffle oil to finish mushroom dishes). I am thinking risottos, soups, gratins…

  • Reply Julia August 16, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Apple Cider and pie!

  • Reply Judy August 16, 2010 at 5:41 am

    All of the fresh apple recipes – YUM!!

  • Reply Nancy Clark August 16, 2010 at 5:45 am

    Pumpkin desserts but I also think of apples desserts.

  • Reply Calla August 16, 2010 at 5:46 am

    pumpkin and apples…. both picked from the apple orchard. Then, the baking opportunities are endless!!

  • Reply Jen August 16, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Chili… A nice spicy hot bowl of chili topped with cheddar and Fritos tailgating for a football game… my idea of a perfect fall day.

  • Reply Miriam S. August 16, 2010 at 5:53 am

    I love pumkin everything…pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin bread, and my favorite- pumpkin spice latte!

  • Reply Leilah August 16, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Squash to put in soup, stews, even lasagna!

  • Reply heather August 16, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Cortland apples and sweet pumpkins are Autumn in food form. can’t wait for the greatest season to arrive!



  • Reply Caroline Bull August 16, 2010 at 6:06 am

    So, I know I can get these year round, but I always associate them with fall. I can’t wait for apples!

  • Reply Kristy August 16, 2010 at 6:14 am

    everything pumpkin!

    … and chili.

  • Reply Allison W. August 16, 2010 at 6:18 am

    My absolute favorite “fall food” is actually a beverage. Pumpkin spice lattes are the epitome of fall to me….mmmm. So warm and comforting and they give you a little fuzzy feeling inside πŸ™‚ SOOOOO excited for fall!

  • Reply Marci August 16, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I am looking forward to anything with pumpkins…soups, pies and pumpkin bread!

  • Reply Megan Martin August 16, 2010 at 6:21 am

    my favorite fall food is tarta de manzana (a simple apple tart) – with fresh, hand picked apples!

  • Reply Christy August 16, 2010 at 6:29 am

    I am looking forward to big pots of chili served with cornbread!

  • Reply Jerod August 16, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Spaghetti Squash! Freshly picked my from garden!

  • Reply Virginia August 16, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I am definitely looking forward to my fill of apples!

  • Reply Ashley August 16, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Pumpkin anything!

  • Reply Rachael August 16, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Pumpkin Pumpkin Pumpkin……All foods pumpkin… cookies and muffins and pie. I can’t wait.

  • Reply Amber August 16, 2010 at 6:45 am

    I must admit, I am going to really miss summer foods…I have been on the biggest Watermelon kick this year! But for fall, of course the apples and pumpkins…lots of spice breads and thanksgiving dinner…yummmmy!

  • Reply Jenn from Much to my Delight August 16, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Pumpkin and butternut squash. Love them both roasted and blended into soups with roasted apples. I can’t wait for fall!!

  • Reply kleenbean August 16, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Oh gosh, when I think of fall food not only do I think of eating it…I think of processing it for later use. The memories of my Mother’s kitchen with my Aunt, Grandma, Mom and Sister range from pure exhaustion to a wonderful sense of accomplishment. Hearing the “ting” from the canning jars is one of the best sounds in the world. I now can by myself for the most part, which is sad. I canned pickled beans for the first time and pumped up the brine with my dried hot peppers from last fall and garlic. The wait until they turn the proper color is madding.

  • Reply LeAnne Kruger August 16, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Beef Stroganoff simmered for hours in my cast iron dutch oven!

  • Reply Curls McGhee August 16, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Mmmm I love soup! All kinds! This year I want to get crazy with some thai and Indian flavored soups.

    I’m also excited for everything pumpkin- specifically pumpkin martinis. Deeeeeelish!

  • Reply Missy August 16, 2010 at 6:54 am

    With fall come the Jewish High Holidays. Every year I battle to recreate my grandmother’s homemade matzoh ball soup, and this year I’ve got new ideas to incorporate.

  • Reply Amy August 16, 2010 at 6:57 am

    I cannot wait to start making big batches of soups and chowders and chili. It’s great to relax with a warm cup of chili and a Sunday afternoon football game, plus we have enough leftovers for a week worth of lunches.

  • Reply Elaine E August 16, 2010 at 6:57 am

    mmmm…. fresh pressed apple cider!

  • Reply L Mobley August 16, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Lots of coffee flavored desserts… espresso please!

  • Reply Kristen August 16, 2010 at 7:06 am

    As others have mentioned already – pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin. Fall would not be fall without pumpkin. But my favorite are pumpkin soft cookies with cream cheese frosting. yum.

  • Reply penny August 16, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Pizza. Its not really a fall food, but I refuse to turn the oven on to 500 degrees during the summer so I have to wait until its cool enough outside.

  • Reply Martha August 16, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Apple pie πŸ™‚

  • Reply Danielle August 16, 2010 at 7:14 am

    ^ pumpkin gnocchi in a comment above sounds WONDERFUL!

    I am actually really looking forward to fall this year because I have been craving lots of root vegetables. I cannot wait to make a big pan of roasted vegetables with potatoes, carrots, celery, squash, and whatever else I can find!

  • Reply whitney August 16, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Butternut Squash Soup!

  • Reply DessertForTwo August 16, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Such cuteness! I love Bake it Pretty!

    I’m looking forward to apple picking so that I can make apple crisp, apple brown betty, apple pie, etc.

    Thanks for the giveaway offer πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah C August 16, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Oooh, that milkshake looks amazing!

    I am looking forward to picking apples and then making homemade apple butter. I could eat it by the bowl full.

  • Reply Lurach August 16, 2010 at 7:29 am

    I’m most looking forward to soups and stews. It’s just too hot here in the summer to enjoy the comforting warmth of a good soup. And they make good simple dinners for the family. Bring on the cooler weather!

  • Reply Jordan August 16, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I can’t wait for sweet potatoes. Sweet potato pie or even just baked sweet potatoes! Mmmmm….

    PS – You totally inspired both dinner and dessert from last night (the dinner for our first wedding anniversary, no less). Potato frittata and the strawberry crostata (with blueberries, because that’s what I had). It was divine!

  • Reply Nicole B. August 16, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I’m definitely waiting for pumpkin everything – scones, whoopie pies, pie, you name it.

  • Reply Glenna August 16, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Warm Amish home-made unfiltered cider with pulpy floaty bits stirred with a fat cinnamon stick….

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  • Reply sarah August 16, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I’m really looking forward to roasted root veg this year. It’s too hot now to roast anything so I’m so wanting a big plate of roasted sweet potatoes, onions and squash.

  • Reply Julia S. August 16, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies – in fact, I want them so badly I already made a batch with a remaining can of pumpkin from winter.

  • Reply Maria August 16, 2010 at 7:53 am

    I love fall! I can’t wait for apple crisp!

  • Reply Cupcake Forum August 16, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I’m just looking forward to baking again without heating up the entire house! Oh, and apples. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Julie @ Willow Bird Baking August 16, 2010 at 8:01 am

    I love Bake It Pretty so, so much.

    I think I’m most looking forward to scores and scores of pumpkin recipes.

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  • Reply Becky August 16, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Applesauce, apple pie, apple crisp.. pretty much anything w/ fresh apples!

  • Reply Kathryn August 16, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I can’t wait for my cheesy vegetable chowder, pumpkin soup, and apple pie. I’ve never made my own, but I think this is the year that I try!

  • Reply Erin August 16, 2010 at 8:07 am

    The food I’m looking forward to most is apple cider donuts! My favorite part of fall is that it’s just cold enough to bundle up, but you can easily get warm with some fresh donuts and of course, apple cider to dunk them in!

  • Reply Stephanie August 16, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I am most looking forward to a huge pot of chili with fresh backed corn bread! Mmmmmmm

  • Reply Elizabeth August 16, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I can’t wait for pecan pie! Yum!

  • Reply Courtney August 16, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I can’t wait for pumpkins. Specifically, pumpkin pie. Oh, and sweet potatoes. Yum.

  • Reply Deanna August 16, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Roasted root vegetables. Yum!

  • Reply Jen August 16, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Squash. this is the first year I tried some varieties and fell in love with butternut and spaghetti. It took some convincing lol

  • Reply Mrs. Meg C August 16, 2010 at 8:27 am

    The Pioneer Woman’s French Onion soup! I’ve been dying to make it and I’m saving it for the perfect Midwestern fall day with:
    A football game
    A drizzly afternoon
    Plenty of wet leaves blowing about
    Temperatures in the 50s
    Big blankets
    Fall colors

    Wow, now I just can’t wait!

  • Reply amy August 16, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Chili & Pumpkin cheesecake. Not together of course, yuck

  • Reply saraspunza August 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Okay, anything made with potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, onions…. I can see some scrumptious pumpkin and sweet potatoes pasta in my future…

  • Reply Brittney S August 16, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Apple caramel pie!

  • Reply kaye vazquez August 16, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Cranberry pumpkin bread with a mug of hot apple cider!

  • Reply Jenni August 16, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I am looking forward to all the squashes! Ooh, I dream about butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash all through the summer months…that, and baked pumpkin!

  • Reply Calantha August 16, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I can’t wait for winter squash & pumpkins!

  • Reply Jessica O August 16, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I discovered a beef stew recipe last year, from a new cookbook I picked up called Real Stew. It was so delicious; my husband declared it the best, and said I might as well throw out the cookbook and keep only the page with this one on it. I have to agree! Can’t wait to have it again.

  • Reply Heather August 16, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Cuteness is very important! I’m looking forward to butternut squash soup. YUM!

  • Reply Erin R. August 16, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Potatoes! Fresh from the farm just picked last night potatoes! We buy them at the farmer’s market in 50# bags for $8 because we are okay eating the ones that aren’t pretty enough for stores. Once you mash ’em up who cares what they look like right?

  • Reply Toni August 16, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Pumpkin muffins with cream cheese filling. Heaven.

  • Reply Davina916 August 16, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I’m looking forward to sweet potatoes. Thanks!

  • Reply Nell August 16, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup….Yummmm I’ve been carefully tending the squash in my garden and I have some BIG ones!!

  • Reply Parke August 16, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Anything pumpkin and tailgate food!

  • Reply Katie Bonk August 16, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Pumpkin bread! YUM!!!

  • Reply Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot August 16, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Definitely the fall food I’m looking forward to the most is good old fashioned Thanksgiving stuffing. My mom has perfected the recipe and passed it down to me. I’ve only made it once and I am so excited to make it again!

  • Reply Miranda August 16, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I can’t wait to make soups,and stews.

  • Reply Lynette August 16, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Squash, apples or a combination of both!

  • Reply Ashley August 16, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I can’t wait to make kabocha cake in the fall! If you haven’t heard of kabocha, it’s a small Japanese pumpkin-looking vegetable. My mom has a recipe for kabocha cake, a lightly sweet and moist cake. So delicious! Love eating it for breakfast with a cup of tea.

  • Reply michael August 16, 2010 at 9:30 am

    cakey donuts and warm apple cider.

  • Reply Sarah August 16, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Apple pie, apple cider, apple crisp.

  • Reply SAL MINNICH August 16, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I can’t wait for fall apple picking – pies & applesauce

  • Reply Fruzsi August 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Definitely apple pie. All time favourite and its best on a colder autumn night:)

  • Reply Vinita August 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Apple cider and pumpkin choclate-chip cookies πŸ™‚

  • Reply Shang August 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

    My favorite fall foods are my mom’s chili, no one can make chili like her. Also, pies are my favorite in the fall. Pumpkin pie, Sweet potato pie, and Apple pie.

  • Reply frannieb August 16, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I can’t wait for Thanksgiving! I love all the traditional smells in my house…turkey, stuffing, PIES, etc.

  • Reply Neesha August 16, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I’m not so much looking forward to a specific food as I am looking forward to sharing more of those foods with people I love. Pies, potatoes, whatever. I love them all!

  • Reply Lindsay August 16, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Butternut squash! (Sure, you can get them year-round, but it’s not the same until fall!)

  • Reply Kirsten Keane August 16, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Do Christmas cookies count as a fall food? I’d rather just skip right to those!

  • Reply aimee August 16, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Apple pie!

  • Reply Shevon August 16, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Pumpkin Pie and every other mouth watering, belly bulging, gut warming delight!

  • Reply Stacy August 16, 2010 at 10:12 am

    apple cider and pumpkin pie

  • Reply Christie August 16, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Anything with pumpkin!

  • Reply Maggie August 16, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Sierra Beauty apples. So fleeting and hard to find, so delicious.

  • Reply Kathy J. August 16, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Anything pumpkin – but I DON’T want summer to be over so soon! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Barbara S. August 16, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Pumpkin bread, roasted veggie soup, hearty beef stew with sweet potatoes, and those are just the start.

  • Reply Kristen B August 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Butternut squash and apple soup!

  • Reply Jackie K. August 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I hate to see summer go, but I love fall. Any kind of home made soup and good bread.

  • Reply Lindsay August 16, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Apples, apples and more apples.
    In pies and crumbles, sauteed with pork chops, pureed in my curried butternut squash soup, raw with a bit of natural peanut butter… the choices are endless.

  • Reply Eva August 16, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I can’t wait to make pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting!

  • Reply Brenda August 16, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Pumpkin pie

  • Reply Joanne August 16, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Awesome giveaway! I am so looking forward to apple pie.

  • Reply Beth Paycheck August 16, 2010 at 10:51 am

    pot roast

  • Reply Lauren August 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I’d have to go for pumpkin pie. I love to have that in the fall :).

  • Reply Alyssa has Pink Antlers August 16, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Maple glazed pork chops, and lots of root vegetables and a yummy apple spice cake.

  • Reply Rachel August 16, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Pot Roast. Pumpkin Spice Lattee. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll!!!!

  • Reply Julie August 16, 2010 at 11:04 am

    i am picking apples for the first time in a couple of weeks and can’t wait to try a classic apple pie from handpicked apples πŸ™‚

  • Reply Erica August 16, 2010 at 11:15 am

    oh my goodness.. just the thought of thanksgiving dinner makes me drool! i love it all πŸ™‚ and my mother-in-law’s chili.. yum!

  • Reply Rachel August 16, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Cheddar-Risotto stuffed Sweet Potatoes and Pumpkin Spice cake with vanilla bean ice cream and warm salted caramel sauce. Mmmmmm I love fall…:)

  • Reply Cara August 16, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Chili and pumpkin pie! and hot chocolate with my husband on cold nights!

  • Reply Kristin August 16, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I can’t wait to drink spiced apple cider and eat gingersnap cookies! I love fall!

  • Reply Alessa August 16, 2010 at 11:45 am

    TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY. That counts as a fall food right????

  • Reply Krystal R. August 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I’m looking forward to making soups and everything with pumpkin! YUM!!!

  • Reply Baxter August 16, 2010 at 11:51 am

    All the wonderful things one can make with pumpkin.

  • Reply Shilrey S. August 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Fruits of the Earth pie, after big bowls homemade soup and warm bread.

  • Reply Kim Bogardus August 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Ok. So, I was going to say anything with pumpkin but it seems as if that is a fall favorite by everyone. I will switch things up for the sake of comment friendliness, and say that I am most looking forward to Curried Butternut Squash. Yum!

  • Reply Amy Prine August 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Butternut squash pizza and pumpkin bread!!

  • Reply RoxiPapi August 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Beef stew because it’s my son’s favorite and I love making him happy!

  • Reply Katie August 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Apple cake, apple butternut sqush soup, sweet potato curried sausage shepherd’s pie, and pumpkin everything!

  • Reply courtney m. August 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    warm soup/stew for chilly nights! and maybe some skillet cornbread with it!

  • Reply Kate August 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    pumpkin bread, vegetarian chili, sweet potatoes…

  • Reply kayenne August 16, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    roasted squash and roasted sweet potatoes!

    roasted squash and roasted garlic with bacon soup!(i tend to roast a lot of squashes-and other vegetables, at the same time in my doubly-big oven)

    and multi-grain/nut/seed squash muffins!

  • Reply Kate August 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Apples fresh from the orchard with almond brickle dip. And pumpkin bread — yum!

  • Reply Lauren August 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I can’t wait for squash! As a soup or just roasted on its own, it’s one of my favorite foods. Num!

  • Reply Sam August 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    There are so many Autumn foods I’m already looking forward to! In the UK here the weather is already quite Autumnal haha, so I may or may not have been sneakily adding cinnamon to everything anyway… I’m really looking forward to lots of baking- a warm kitchen is the best for fighting the cold weather away; this weekend I’m planning on merging the best of Summer & Autumn by baking a cinnamon strawberry crumble.

    I guess though, the foods I’m most excited about are winter vegetables, parsnips expecially. I am obsessed with roasting parsnips in the Winter and could happily eat them with every meal, especially when they’ve been drizzled with a generous amount of honey- quite frankly, drool worthy.

  • Reply Jessica August 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    everything apple! especially apple pie. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Haley C August 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Homemade applesauce!

  • Reply Joy August 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Awesome Pumpkin Bars. MMM, I’m hungry just thinking about them! Oh, and I want to make an apple lingonberry pie this year!

  • Reply janice August 16, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    hearty stews that are too hot to eat in the summertime. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mehgan August 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Pumpkin bread. Yum!!!

  • Reply Heather S August 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Veggie chili! and football season

  • Reply Emma August 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    i love mini pumpkin muffins!!

  • Reply Michael August 16, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    One word GUMBO!

  • Reply Michael August 16, 2010 at 1:59 pm


  • Reply Maureen August 16, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    pumpkin Crisp and apple bread.

  • Reply mary pearson August 16, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    anything with fresh pureed pumpkin

  • Reply Alison S. August 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I am completely and utterly excited to eat my in-laws WONDERFUL pumpkin bread. It’s seriously one of the best parts of the upcoming holiday season!

  • Reply Rachel Brown August 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    ohhh, a good roast butternut squash soup to start and then a honey-nutmeg muffin to finish, all washed down with a chai latte. Good yum times!!

  • Reply kirsty August 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    i love stripey straws xxx

  • Reply Jennifer August 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I’m looking forward to growing my own butternut squash!

  • Reply Liza Cryder August 16, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Pumpkin anything!

  • Reply Rachel August 16, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Chili and cornbread!

  • Reply Kathy Pollard August 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    sweet potato casserole!

  • Reply Julie August 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Pumpkin bread! I’ve already started gathering the goods!

  • Reply Kathy August 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Butternut squash soup and homemade applesauce!

  • Reply Katie August 16, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Chili and Thanksgiving dinner. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Bonnie August 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    There are so many fall foods that I am looking forward to. BUT I am going to cheat and extend the fall in to “fall-winter” because my favorite fall treat, that I can’t have until this baby comes out in the beginning of December is Autumn Sangria. It’s DELICIOUS!!

  • Reply Madelyn August 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Dipping my feet in the creek, the autumn sun hot on my back, while dunking warm, crispy apple cider donuts into ice-cold cider.

  • Reply Malgal August 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Pumpkin! DUH!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Cami August 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    thick black bean soup with homemade tortilla chips!

  • Reply Cherish August 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Pumpkin bread!!

  • Reply Tara August 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Roasted root vegetables…I can’t wait for those fall smells in the kitchen again! BUT…I don’t want summer to go any faster either : )

  • Reply Jennifer August 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I can’t wait to make apple butter, pumpkin scones, and pumpkin bisque mmmmm love the fall.

  • Reply Bridget August 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I’m looking forward to pumpkin bars!! yum!!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Theresa August 16, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I’m looking forward to apple crisp and pumpkin bread.

  • Reply Rachel August 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Pumpkin pie! YUM!!!

  • Reply Barbara August 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Chili! I just bought dried ancho chiles to grind into chile powder to use in it!

  • Reply Barbara August 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Yum – Butternut Squash risotto!

  • Reply sterling style August 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Yes yes yes! Great giveaway! I am getting more and more into cooking and your blog is inspiring! i am looking forward to my boyfriend’s mom’s sweet potatoes with cream cheese and toasted walnuts!!

  • Reply Marilyn August 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Pumpkin bread – I was just dreaming of it this morning.

  • Reply meeyeehere August 16, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Pumpkin pie made by my mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She also makes a pecan pie that will make you slap your mama!!

  • Reply Tobi August 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Looking forawrd to crackpots full of stews and chili! Yum,,,

  • Reply Melissa August 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    All things pumpkin! And chili and stew, gotta love the crockpot.

  • Reply Kela August 16, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Soups…my favorite thing to make in the cooler weather…always look forward to it!

  • Reply Sara M August 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Chili and pumpkin bread! Cannot wait for fall! Thank you!

  • Reply Becky August 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I can’t wait to make and eat pumpkin flavored goodies! Yum yum yum : )

  • Reply Jen August 16, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Pumpkin pie! And pumpkin bread, and pumpkin muffins!

  • Reply bebe August 16, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I love fall and can’t wait for pumpkin cheesecake!!

  • Reply Josy August 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Spiced Apple/Pear pie. =)

  • Reply Jen August 16, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    homemade bread! it’s just too hot for me to justify cranking up the oven during the summer in Texas

  • Reply Sandy August 16, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Vegetable soup and cornbread!

  • Reply Sara August 16, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    My college hosts a local food night every fall where the farmers can share their harvest with the students. Everything is fresh and super yummy!

  • Reply Jackie August 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg harmony πŸ™‚

  • Reply Betty @ scrambled hen fruit August 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Sweet potato pie!

  • Reply Taryn August 16, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Apple Bundt Cake!…it reminds me of Mountain Day at Smith College, a holiday randomly declared every year for the express purpose of enjoying the fall weather before the snow begins for the year–one of the organized activities is apple picking.

  • Reply Jen August 16, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I can’t wait to make stew. College football and stew. What could be better?!

  • Reply Shauna August 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I’m looking forward to so many things.. My favourite chili is high on that list.

  • Reply terry b August 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    pumpkin. fresh pumpkins!

  • Reply Sruti August 17, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Butternut squash ravioli and 17 bean soup (Trader Joe’s)

  • Reply Betsy August 17, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Apples and pumpkins, it’s a toss up! Muffins, apple coffee cake, pumpkin soup, you name it!

  • Reply Patti August 17, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Cider donuts. A New England favorite!

  • Reply Melodie Mach August 17, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Pumpkin pie with home made ice cream

  • Reply Molly August 17, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Apple crisp, apple cobbler, apple everything! I love to go pick apples in the fall and bake up a storm!

  • Reply alison August 17, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Definitely, definitely anything pumpkin-flavored. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup!

  • Reply EvaLuna August 17, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Penne with a sauce of roasted pepperoni, onions & feta. Risotto with mushrooms and lots of parmezan. Hot chocolate with vanilla-cream. Yeah – I’m fat in fall.

  • Reply Annette D August 17, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Pumpkin anything!!!!!!!

  • Reply Kimberly August 17, 2010 at 6:03 am

    We are looking forward to White Chicken Chile and homemade French Bread. It’s a hit with everyone!

  • Reply Tracy S August 17, 2010 at 6:24 am

    PUMPKIN and SOUP…better yet – PUMPKIN SOUP!

  • Reply Karen August 17, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Pumpkin muffins, pancakes, bread, ravioli…yumm!

  • Reply Melissa August 17, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I am so looking forward to Pumpkin Pie, baking with pumpkin and apples….mmmm…I can smell them now

  • Reply Eunice August 17, 2010 at 8:13 am

    butternut squash anything. I love it roasted, wrapped in proscuitto, baked, in ravioli, pureed into soup…

  • Reply Stef August 17, 2010 at 8:24 am

    OMG! Those cupcake liners are ridiculously darling. Absolutely sick and twisted how cute they are. You are nice people.

    Hmmm I’m looking forward to making Oktoberfest food- sauerkraut with some sweet tomato and bacon, paper thin and crispy schnitzel, tangy and saccharine mustard, all washed down with Weinstephen wheat beer…where’s my time-traveling hot tub…

  • Reply Sarah August 17, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Apple pie!!!

  • Reply Nicole August 17, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Even though I don’t want to admit that summer is almost over, I am looking forward to making soup when it cools off. Soup has been off-limits during this heat wave and I think I’m craving it because I can’t have it!

  • Reply Kim August 17, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Looking very forward Chicken Curry Soup!

  • Reply Morgan D. August 17, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Mashed potatoes and thick creamy soups… mmmm

  • Reply L Jones August 17, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Fresh pecan pie!!UUmm!

  • Reply Kris August 17, 2010 at 9:32 am

    pumpkin pie crunch cake! Yummo!!

  • Reply Tammy T August 17, 2010 at 9:45 am

    pumpkin anything….I lit a pumpkin candle this weekend in an attempt to make fall come earlier.

  • Reply Amy August 17, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Pumpkin pie without a doubt!!

  • Reply Elizabeth August 17, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Apple Cider!! It reeks of Fall

  • Reply M.J. Jacobsen August 17, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I miss making soups, can’t wait for creamy clam chowder!!!

  • Reply Megan August 17, 2010 at 11:26 am

    apple cider πŸ™‚

  • Reply Elizabeth August 17, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Apple cider…fresh pressed!

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  • Reply Tammy August 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I can’t make up my mind which fall food I am looking forward to the most. The top three on my list are Shrimp Gumbo, Beef Stew, and Chili.

  • Reply marnΓ© August 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Apples! Apple pie, Apple cobbler, Apple cake, I could go on for awhile :o)

  • Reply Paula - bell'alimento August 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Lasagna. Lots and lots of Lasagna… swoon

  • Reply Nathan RK August 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Pumpkin waffles with pumpkin ice cream!!

  • Reply Tricia August 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Taco Soup and Harvest Loaf!!

  • Reply Julie B August 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I love all these goodies! They are so cute! My three year old would love them too! I am looking to apples! Apple tarts, apple butter, apple muffins, apple and cheddar grilled cheese. Anything apple!

  • Reply Susie August 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Chili, chili, and CHILI

  • Reply Courtney August 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Acorn squash stuffed with spinach! And Gingerbread pound cake…mmm! Food is why fall is my fav season.

  • Reply Jessica August 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Pumpkin Bread!

  • Reply barbi August 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    pumpkin bread!

  • Reply Rhonda S August 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Definitely my mom’s “Special Pecan Pie” with the secret ingredient….I have to make it for myself now since I lost my mom in 2007 to cancer, but I am working on perfecting the recipe to be as wonderful and beautiful as her pie was and to give it to just as many people to put a smile on their faces. Mom always baked for others and she was a blue ribbon winner at many events, so the eatin’ was good!!

  • Reply Mikell August 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Pumpkin chiffon pie! Yum!

  • Reply Jess August 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    All things pumpkin! Pies, muffins, cookies, cupcakes…YUM!

  • Reply Jess August 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Green chili- slowly simmered all day long, spicy enough to make my lips tingle, topped with a little sour cream and cheese and served with a crispy tortilla…

  • Reply marla {family fresh cooking} August 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Great giveaway!! That marshmallow milkshake is looking might tasty. Extra special with the red and white straw. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Brenda August 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Carrot curry soup!

  • Reply Sue August 17, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Apple crisp with homemade vanilla bean ice cream!

  • Reply Lindsey August 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Vegetable soup- my moms recipe is AMAZING, and soup in general is a favorite of mine! Oh, and pretty much pumpkin anything (bread, latte, pie- YUM! Love it all!) CANT WAIT!

  • Reply Angela August 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Carmel apples and pumpkin bread! Yum!

  • Reply Jacqui August 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Perogies! We are hungarian and my mom used to make them in the fall, more than 200 at a time and freeze them. Each fall I make at least 150 or so to freeze and have through the winter, in memory of my wonderful mother.

  • Reply barbij August 17, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Not sure if it is a fall food, but I think a roast sounds really yummy right now.

  • Reply Kay August 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Pumpkin Pie, I have a garden full of pumpkins just waiting to be turned into pies!

  • Reply Kelly August 17, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Aahhh,apples of course. Apple-picking is a childhood tradition, I can’t wait!

  • Reply Kat August 17, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Spiced apple cake with a side of cinnamon ice cream, yum!

  • Reply CheekyChic August 17, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies….

  • Reply Jennifer August 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Can’t wait for fall… cider donuts, mom’s pumpkin bread with mini chocolate chips, chicken corn chowder. Yum!!

  • Reply Dee August 17, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    apple pie and cobbler!

  • Reply Rosie August 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Caramel Apple Cake!

  • Reply Adriana from Bittersweet Baker August 17, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I can’t wait to start baking with apples!

  • Reply faye August 18, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Roasted Pumpkin Soup!!

  • Reply Elizabeth August 18, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Pumpkin ravioli with a browned butter, cinnamon and cream sauce.

  • Reply Jill Moore August 18, 2010 at 2:23 am

    I’m gonna have to say fresh made elephant ears at the Pumpkin Show festival with chocolate and/or caramel dipping sauce. I could easily make them…but something about going and getting them made for you once a year makes them extra special!

  • Reply Rebecca August 18, 2010 at 7:53 am

    PUMPKIN! Lattes, bread, scones, ravioli, soup, pie, muffins, everything!

  • Reply Melissa August 18, 2010 at 7:57 am

    a nice homemade apple pie!

  • Reply Rechelle August 18, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Honestly? The best part of fall is drinking big steaming mugs of hot sweet tea- Irish breakfast in the mornings, a nice cup of our stand-by regular Lipton with lunch, at night maybe a spicy orange or an earl grey or back to a breakfast blend- but our favorite time of day is if Mark can come home at 4 – my nephews with the bottomless pits for stomachs are chilling with a bowl of popcorn after homework is done, we call our grown up kids and tell them to come over for a bit while I whip up a batch of buttermilk oatmeal scones for the whole crowd. Everyone takes a break with hot tea and buttered scones, jars of different jams line the counter, the dogs mill around hopefully scavenging for crumbs – it makes my heart full and my life is complete at that moment, baking for those I love and having them all home at the same time-

  • Reply Jamie August 18, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Soup! I love a big bowl of warm soup on a cool autumn night!

  • Reply Kelly August 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Apple pie. Definitely.

  • Reply sarah barban August 18, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I’m looking most forward to bow tie pasta with pumpkin sauce. A close second would have to be chicken pot pie.

  • Reply Tracy August 18, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Pumpkin anything – pie, ice cream (or milkshakes), cookies, holiday roll, cookies. Hot ciders – apple or cranberry, actually almost any hot drink like buttered rum or whisky toddy.

  • Reply Jan August 18, 2010 at 11:06 am

    The fall food I’m most looking forward to is apple pie.

  • Reply Tickled Red August 18, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I promise! I DOUBLE DOG SWEAR to make that amazing shake… even if I don’t win. I’ve actually been saving it for a special occasion. πŸ™‚ I love all of their pretty stuff, I’m like a kid in a candy store.

  • Reply Lisa August 18, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Mmmm…fall makes me think pumpkin. Every year I make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins in celebration of the season, and then pumpkin bread later on. If not pumpkin, something maple-y. Yum.

  • Reply Nicole August 18, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Like so many people, I’m looking forward to apple pie. A slice of warm apple pie topped with some shredded cheddar cheese was my favorite as a little kid because that’s how grandpa liked it. Guess the little kid in me hasn’t grown up because that’s still how I like it.

  • Reply Krista August 18, 2010 at 11:27 am

    PUMPKIN! I am really excited for the pumpkins to be in seaason this fall. Everything from the pumpkin patch and carving, to eating them of course. I am especially interested in finding and trying new recipes with pumpkin–something aside from the usually pie recipes. Let’s get cupcakes, muffins, scones, and everything else delicious with pumpkin in it!

  • Reply zarpandit August 18, 2010 at 11:49 am

    apple pieeeeee πŸ™‚

  • Reply Taryn August 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I am looking forward to turkey and cranberry sandwiches the most, leftovers after Thanksgiving.

  • Reply Candice August 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Honestly the first thing that came to mind was Pumpkin! But on second thought…was Thanksgiving stuffing. Especially the corn bread kind. Mmmmm. I also can’t wait to experiment with my apple cider cupcake recipes I’ve had sitting around.l πŸ™‚

  • Reply Michelle R August 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I can’t wait for Pumpkin Pie!

  • Reply Kelly August 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    pumpkin!!! and TURKEY!!!

  • Reply jenna August 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    butternut squash soup and anything baked with pumpkin!

  • Reply Brenda F August 18, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    My grandpa’s chili

  • Reply Julie August 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    CHILI, and mums, which are not a food, but my other favorite Fall thing!

  • Reply Karla M. August 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    The country that I come from, really doesn’t have fall as a season (we only know it exists by reading books and looking at pictures; what you are taught at school, etc.) leaves never fall from trees and never change colors. The only “clear” seasons are winter and summer. It may sound weird but it is really the way it is; so food is not seasonal, you can eat oranges, corn, bananas, etc all year round. What changes are the festivities and traditions and the appropiate food for them. The “day of the dead” is a day in which you remember people in your life that are “ahead” of you…and it is celebrated the last day of October. People visit the cemetery and bring food, being the most representatives of the day: a special kind of bread with cinnamon and sugar; and “champurrado” a hot beverage made from chocolate, cinnamon, anis seed, clove, sugar and vanilla.
    I’m looking forward to honor my late members of the family and eating the delicious bread and drinking “champurrado”.

  • Reply Ashley Murray August 18, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Oh, please pick me! I just moved across the country and have been dying to bake…it reminds me of home.

    • Reply Ashley Murray August 18, 2010 at 5:17 pm

      Oh, and I can’t wait for pumpkin muffins!

  • Reply Erica August 18, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I can’t wait for homemade apple pie a la mode, pot roast and lentil soup. Yum!

  • Reply diane August 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Ooohhhh….chili! And pumpkin pie!

  • Reply Monica August 18, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    What’s not to love about fall cooking. Summer is an embarrassment of riches, but it’s too hot to want to cook. Fall means apple pie, stew with root veggies, roasts, baked delicata squash with brown sugar and butter with just a touch of nutmeg and hot apple cider and the farm we supported through a CSA program. C’mon autumn!!

  • Reply Sherry August 19, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I love you, love your blog, and love this giveaway! As cliche as it sounds, I’d have to go with pumpkin pie! For some reason we never ever have pumpkin unless its in the fall. I miss it!

  • Reply Laurie August 19, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    My own gingerbread cookies! I bake so many during the holidays that people think I’m crazy but I love sharing the simple cutout designs and the rich flavor. I periodically bake some in the spring but they just seem to taste better in the fall and winter!

  • Reply serena August 16, 2011 at 1:50 am

    hot cider!! i guess that’s technically a beverage, but it just screams of fall! and chili!! ohhhh wow! that’s real food! =)
    (btw i might have to make that toasted marshmallow milkshake even if i don’t win!!) =)

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