Thursday, September 25, 2008

WOOHOO CELEBRATING 100 POSTS!

*EDITING THIS POST* to say that I'm opening the contest to any missionary currently serving on a foreign field.

This is my 100th post and to celebrate, I'd like to give a gift to one of my special readers here.
This is what the winner will receive:
A copy of one of my very favorite cookbooks: Gooseberry Patch. A set of homemade jams (Concord grape and also Peach - both made by me). And an assortment of Pampered Chef recipe booklets.

I like to give things that I like to receive and I absolutely LOVE the Gooseberry Patch Autumn cookbooks. I like the holiday ones too, but the Autumn ones, are by far, my favorites. This is the 2008 edition called Harvest Kitchens. I've already looked through it and convinced myself that I need to make another trip to Lansing to get one for myself! LOL


Here are the rules:

1. The contest will be open until 11pm EST, Sunday, October 5th. Using a random number generator, a winner will be selected and announced on Monday, October 6th.

2. One entry per person please. However, please feel free to share the good news with others.

3. Anyone may participate, as long as you have a valid mailing address in the United States (including Hawaii & Alaska) or Canada. Please
make sure you leave me a way to contact you. The selected winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.

4. When you leave your name, please tell me what your favorite Fall dish is. Be warned, I will probably be asking for some recipes! LOL

HAVE FUN AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

50 comments:

Leah said...

me first, me first :) I love to read cookbooks. When I'm bored on a Saturday afternoon, I'll pull them out and make up fabulous menus I'll have soon.

Terri said...

My favorite fall dish is any stew with root vegetables. Mmmmm, oh, and a good crusty roll to go with it.

Kim said...

I forgot to add that my favorite fall food is a nice warm bowl of chili with sour cream and shredded cheese! YUM!!!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Thanks for giving me the heads-up about the giveaway here! This is one of my favorite blogs to read! You post such "normal" yet exciting recipes and with great colorful pictures to illustrate them!

One of my favorite fall dishes is "Potato-Pumkin Pie". Mmmmmmm mmmmm good! It's actually made of neither potatoes nor pumpkins but from the striped cushaw squash. (That's what was in the wagon with our watermelons in the picture on my blog) Folks around here call them "Tater-Punkins". I had never heard of them before I married my hubby. I think it's much better than either pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie. Hoping to make one in a few days now.

You have a hum-dinger of a prize you're giving away on here! Would love to win it! But since I have canned so much jelly and preserves this year too, maybe the Lord will let some young lady that doesn't know how to do that win your grape jelly and peach preserves.

God bless you!

Marilyn

Sarah D. said...

Ok, am I first????
My favorite fall dish is CHILI! I love it heaped over crushed fritos and topped with cheese!
sarahdarnell1@yahoo.com

Christina said...

Apple Crisp is my favorite dessert for fall. But I also think of Thanksgiving dinner, and that has to have my grandmother's Potato Filling (a.k.a. stuffing). YUM

Ginger said...

Oh that looks wonderful! Congrats on the posts! I read your blog a lot! My favorite fall dish is just basically apple crisp.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Starr, Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your celebration of your 100th post. I love coming here and seeing what new recipe you have to offer. I have made many of them.

Here is Texas in the Fall as it gets a little cooler, we love Chili
here in Texas. Stews and soups of all kinds.

Congratulations on your achievement on your blog.Hope your days are sunny and bright with lots of happiness and joy. connie

jimandconniemc@yahoo.com

Carolyn said...

Woohooo! looks like I'm first! :)

I LOVE fall!!! my favorite fall dish is my apple pie with crumb topping, pecans and caramel sauce drizzled over it when it comes hot out of the oven! YUM!!

What a great giveaway Starr! Thank you!!

Susan said...

Hey, I'm first! My favorite fall recipe is Potato Minestrone. It's the first soup I make each fall. The cookbooks sound great!

By the way, TimBits are basically the same thing as Dunkin Donuts Munchkins - donut holes! Tim Horton's is the nationwide donut and coffee chain here in Canada; everybody loves to go to Timmy's! ;)

Anonymous said...

Great initiative Starr! .. Only could wish for living in the States / Canada!!


Keep up the neat and good work Starr!! Your site is gorgeous!

Gerda

Susan said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! I love to enter your give away!! I so love to cook and collect cookbooks. I just looked and can you believe I don't have a gooseberry one!! OH my that's not good is it. My favorite fall time dish to make is my pumpkin cake!! It's out of this world!! I am going to leave a link to my blog so you can contact me should you need too! Have a beautiful day!!

Becky said...

Hi Starr! I'm me, Becky from the Well. My Favorite fall dish is any yummy soup (especially a root veggie one) and my fvorite dessert is Paula Deen's Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake. There are many MANY others but that's what came to me first!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

My favorite fall dish is apple pie. Which I will probably make on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Well Starr, you have the distinction of being the first blog I have ever posted on. I couldn't resist the temptation of some more cookbooks and your homemade preserves. My favorite fall meal is Oven Stew with homemade rolls.

Donna Rea

Sharon said...

Starr,
I love cookbooks and am starting to wonder where I'm going to put them as my space is running out. :)
Anyway, my favorite fall recipe is sweet potato souffle'. It is always made at Thanksgiving, but other times as well.

Congratulations on your 100th post!!

Katie said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!! I love your "Sunshine basket" idea! Looks like I stopped over to your blog at a fun time! Happy Blogiversary! :-) Neat place you have here! I think one of my favorite fall dish is: homemade chili in a cast iron skillet, garlic bread with melted cheese, apple cider, and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert! :-) Blessings to you and yours, Katie

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

My favorite fall recipe is for pumpkin cookies. The recipe is on my recipe blog (where I "park" recipes from my family and my main blog).

I have had to give out that recipe almost everytime I have taken it someplace. I sent it to my sister in Tampa and she had the same thing happen.

Katrina said...

I will second Kim's response with Chili. I love to make it. We serve ours over rice and top with sour cream and sharp cheddar.

Pumpkin cake is my favorite yummy for after dinner. It smells soooo good coming out of the oven.

Thank you Starr for the giveaway. I would love to taste your jam.

JustJean said...

My favorite fall dish is apple dumplins! YUMMY! Thanks for having this contest! How cool!

--JustJean from the boards

cupcake said...

What a great idea and sooooo much fun!!!!! My favorite fall dish is my homemade pumpkin roll! YUM YUM!!!!

Nikki said...

YAY!! I love cookbooks! My fav fall dish is Taco Chili with sour cream, cheese and a BIG chunk of Mexican Cornbread!

Arlene said...

Hey, Starr! Congratulations on your 100th post :o) Let's see, one of my favorite fall dishes (okay, desserts) is German Apple Cake. It was originally my grandma's recipe, which she gave to my ma, and she gave to me after I married my airman.

Tammy said...

Hi Starr! I saw a comment by you on someone else's blog, and just had to come by and say hello! :-)

--Tammy
(I used to post on WATW)

Paul said...

Hello, Starr! It's Laura from the Well, LauraWATW that is... Love your blog! So do our teenagers, I keep using your recipes for our weekly soul-winning dinners! So far their favorite has been the chicken quesadillas - yummo!

Our favorite fall dish around here is White Bean Fennel Soup. And a great round of Ciabatta bread or a good sourdough bread. Hope I'm the winner! I need more cookbooks!

coffeebeanqueen said...

Wow! What a wonderful prize package!! My favorite fall dish is Thanksgiving dinner, with my Butter Basted "Scarborough Faire" roasted Turkey, Mom's baked apple/squash/pecan, and homemade pumpkin pie with "cinnanilla" scented homemade whipped creme.

That Good Part said...

Oh Starr, How generous of you! Please count me in! I enjoy reading your recipes!

I kicked of fall with Frito Chili Pie...just a layer of fritos and chili, topped with melty shredded cheddar...mmmmm!

Oh...and banana bread...sooooo good!

homescrapper said...

My favorite fall dish is chicken and dumplings. My MIL taught me how to make it and It is soo good!

Marye from Women at the well

aaej said...

Hi Starr:

I love cookbooks and I have a lot of them but I could always use one more. I have a couple of Gooseberry Patch books and the are great. My favorite fall dish is cheeseburger soup with sweet french bread. Happy posting!!!

Amy

Robin said...

What a fun contest - and congratulations on your 100th post!
I would love to be entered in your drawing.
My favorite fall dish would have to be chile and cornbread. MMMMM..... that just makes me think of cool fall weather and hunkering down with a good book by the fireplace for dessert!

Sara1977 said...

I love your blog! My favorite is probably chili soup. I had some today actually.
I also make pumpkin cookies in the fall.
Congrats on your 100 posts!

Lisa Gutierrez said...

DEFINITELY my roasted garlic and cauliflower soup!!! (Unless it's a pumpkin roll - the recipe on the can...) :) You can get in touch with me on facebook. :) And I am more than willing to share the soup recipe, but it makes enough for a bazillion people!! :)

Katie said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! And may you be blessed (and the rest of us receive a blessing too!) from your next 100 posts!!

My favorite fall dish is probably an apple pie or apple cake.

wife2one_mom2five (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anne P (WATW) said...

Okay - sign me up to win!! LOL - I have to say I do enjoy reading your blog - I just wish I had someone here to cook all the yummy things for!! :( OH...my favorite fall dish is beef stew with biscuits. :)

Jessica Cusano said...

I honestly am NOT a fan of fall, mostly because it means winter is just around the corner!!! I am NO longer a fan of winter! :) :) :) However, now that I've found your site with such yummy recipes, I may be able to "comfort food" my way through the cold months! :) My favorite thing is probably my mom's beef stew though. It's really yummy and hardly ANY work! The oven does all the work and it bakes all afternoon, leaving the most pleasant aroma lingering around!!! YUMM-O! :) My contact info is "jesscusano@yahoo.com"!!! Thanks for having such a fun site!!!

Diane Porter said...

I love your give away idea. Have been reading your site for a month or so, and have tried a few of the recipes, with a waiting list of more to try! I don't really have just "a favorite" fall recipe, but categories of favorites! I always look forward to the cooler weather so that i can fix soups and stews, as well as do some baking that i don't really like to do in the summer; sweet breads and apple crisp type things. These days i don't do much baking since i tend to "wear" it more easily than i used to.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'd like to enter! My favorite fall dish is my husbands homemade vegetable soup. I don't know what he puts in it, but it is absolutely delicious!

I don't have a blogger account, but this is Jackie from the Well!

Kimberly said...

Hey Starr, Congratulations!!!
My favorite meal for fall is probably chili with sour cream and cheese and fresh corn muffins. We are also enjoying your loaded baked potato soup! Love your blog!
Kimberly from the Well

Laura Stanberry said...

Hi Star,
My favorite dish to make in the fall is either a big pot of Vegtable Beef soup or Chicken Pastry aka Chicken and Dumplins. should I be lucky enough to win my email is
laura_michelle79@hotmail.com or
receptionist@pendernursery.com

Kelli said...

What a fun giveaway! I have so many favorites...this is going to be hard! I'll have to say apple crisp. :)
~Kelli

Danara Fryman said...

Mmmm... now you've got me craving some yummy food! Congratulations on your 100th blog, you have definitely caught another reader -- not only do I love to cook, but I love to read others recipes, and get good ideas. Hmmm. my favorite fall dishes (which I agree with a lot of people on here)are homemade apple crisp, and also my homemade crock-pot chili with cornbread top-crust.

danara_fryman@student.owens.edu or danaraf2000@yahoo.com

Jenndiggy said...

I like meatballs with mushroom soup in the crock pot. Simple meal, but one of my favorites!

Donnie and Blythe said...

My favorite fall recipe is caramel apple muffins! My name is Blythe.

Althea said...

I don't think this will work for me since I have a Brazil email address. We shall see!

I think it's funny that all of you think you are first to post! LOLOL

My fav fall dish is apple crisp! Man, I love that stuff! Maybe a bowl of chili before I eat the crisp though!

cindy shelpman said...

hello starr is this where i do it I loved the lemonade pie and the biscuts all of them i would love to try if it were possible

Jessica said...

Pumpkin pie beats all in the fall! Congratulations on your 100th post - you have a great blog.

Anonymous said...

My favorite dish is the married Potatoes....And I loved that you made up your own name for them!!! Rebekah Shelpman

Nina in Portugal said...

Yea....us missionaries on the foreign field are being included!! How exciting!!

Since I never win anything, maybe your random number selector will feel sorry for me. So please put a good word in for me, will ya?

My favorite fall recipe is Chicken paprikash. A Hungarian recipe passed down in my husbands family from his great-grandmother that came "over on the boat". If you ask for the recipe...I could muddle my way through it, but it's really one of those a little of this and a little of that kind of recipe.

Thanks for the give-away....I think I need to do one. They are a lot of fun!

Joyce K. said...

I love veggie soup....and I love your website, Starr....Joyce K.

Nina in Portugal said...

Waiting patiently for the winner!!