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Friday, November 5, 2010

Pillsbury “Love the Pie” (and giveaway!)

Through Blogspark, I was so excited to receive a “Love the Pie” package, pictured below from Pillsbury. One of you lucky folks can win one too! Just keep reading or skip to the bottom of the post…I tend to babble :)
pillsbury pie crusts  pack
My husband was convinced that my enthusiastic goodbye kiss as he walked out the door the day this arrived had nothing to do with him…to which I say I love my husband! My boys were pretty excited about the package too!DSCN4152
Each year my grandpa and I would bake pumpkin pies together. Each year he would regale me with tales of his youth as I measured, poured and mixed, and when those pies came out of the oven, he would taste them and exclaim that I had once again baked to perfection. Since the last time I baked pies with him, I have never been able to make a pumpkin pie just right.

Along with pumpkin pies on Christmas and Thanksgiving, Mom’s Apple Pie is a must have at our table!

Pillsbury encouraged those of us who received a package to visit an orchard with our families, but due to a death in the family and spending a good portion of October out of town, I took K to our local grocery store where I taught him how to choose good apples and we were able to talk about where apples come from and how trees grow.

Though K didn’t help me cut, measure or pour, he stood by me and washed all the dishes I dirtied and we were able to enjoy some time together. I hope as he grows older, that pie making can become one of our traditions, and I can continue the legacy my grandfather left by retelling his marvelous stories of serving our great countries aboard a ship during WWII, or the lessons he learned.

Would you like to win one of these marvelous packages provided by Pillsbury? Included  in the package is an apple shaped cutting board, and apple shaped timer, an apple slicer, a magnificent measuring set (1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 cup measurements!), a pie plate, a hot pad, and a coupon for free pie crusts!

If you don’t want to wait for the giveaway, you can download a coupon for $0.50 off a package of Pillsbury pie crusts here.

All you have to do for the mandatory first entry is share a ritual your family has during the fall such as going to an orchard or pumpkin patch, etc. Please make sure I can contact you by either leaving your e-mail (you can format it like this: bobbybob at gmail dot com to avoid spammers) or making sure it’s available in your profile!

For additional entries you can (please leave each in a separate comment to be credited that entry):
  • Become a public follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect. (If you already are, just say so)
  • Follow me on Twitter (don’t laugh at my numbers there! I just started the Twitter stuff and still have no idea what I’m doing!)
  • Grab my button and post it on your blog-worth 2 entries AKA 2 comments (leave a link to wherever it is posted).
The giveaway will close on November 19th at midnight!

130 comments:

  1. For me its always been kind of an unwritten tradition that anything pumpkin is it! pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin soup and this year we added a new favorite dish....pumpkin soup chicken and rice casserole! (YUMMM!)
    Pumpkin and apple cider, hot or cold, is my fall.

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  3. We put up decorations around the house and yard.

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  4. We got to the pumpkin patch and do all the rides and activities, then eat lunch, and lastly pick out our pumpkins
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  5. we go to the pumpkin patch annually with friends. aleksa91 hotmail

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  6. Our family ritual is to carve pumpkins!!

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  7. We play in the leaves!!! I love hearing them crunch and cushion my fall.

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  8. I just followed you on twitter! It took me awhile to embrace twitter but it can be helpful. I like to use Tweetdeck to help me follow what's going on in different columns and hashtags.

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  9. We always make home made cookie and goody baskets for friends and family!

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  10. I have an 11 month old and so our traditions are just starting! This year we took him to Apple Hill and picked our own apples! It was so much fun! We also went to a pumpkin patch with the grandparents and the cousins!

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  13. we make caramel apples every fall

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  14. We always make pumpkin pie several times. We also go to a Pumpkim Farm to pick out pumpkins!
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  16. Every year I buy bushels of apples and make them into sauce. The kids love to help squeeze the sauce out of the apple sauce maker.

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  17. We love Autumn! We enjoy allowing each child to pick out their own pumpkin and then letting them decorate them to their hearts content with markers. And we go get lots of apples and start baking up a storm!

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  18. We always go apple picking AND pumpkin picking... it is so much fun with all the kiddos! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. the kids go to the pumpkin patch with their school

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  20. Our family Fall ritual is picking out Pumpkins from a Pumpkin farm and making Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Bread.

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  22. pumpkin choc. chip cookies, pumpkin choc. chip cookies, pumpkin choc. chip cookies... yum!

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  26. Unfortunately we do not have any apple orchards or pumpkin farms here but in the fall we like to have picnics in the park, go for long bike rides.
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  28. Pumpkin ANYTHING is good this time of year! :)
    We have a tradition of spending Thanksgiving at my dad's parent's house - we decorate the place SO nicely and have a very yummy dinner! :)

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  29. Fall used to mean picking apples on the ranch where I lived, followed by apple pie and apple butter. Now I have to go to the orchards to get the apples, but the apple butter still must happen!
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  31. My fall tradition is lots and LOTS of baking! Pumpkin everything, muffins, pies, breads, cookies, yum!!

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  33. We make Mr. Bones for dinner on Halloween night. The kids LOVE it!

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  34. During the fall we go up in the mountains and gather Aspen leaves. I look forward to it all year!

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  36. My family tends to go to this amazing Garden Center in a nearby city. Corn mazes and pumpkins galore!

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  38. We carve pumpkins and make our own applesauce.

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  39. we always go on a hayride

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  42. We have hot mulled cider every fall.

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  44. We all get together in the fall and make apple cider with pumpkin pie! Then we enjoy it around the table with lots of laughs and good conversation
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  47. My family always goes to the pumpkin patch every year.

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  49. We go to a local fruit farm and buy our pumpkins. When we carve them we always roast the seeds, so yummy!
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  52. We always carve pumpkins of course, and baking is always a part of the fall,,,also,nice walks to the park in the cool fall are great! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  54. Our fall family ritual not to be missed is the State Fair. My daughters look forward to going every year and not even for the ride. They actually like going to the exhibits and of course, there's always the food :)

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  56. We have a family pumpkin decorating contest! dlcwins55@yahoo.com

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  57. We make carmel apples, popcorn balls and krispy treats for our local shelter! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  58. Carving a pumpkin is an annual fall tradition. We also make granola in the fall. Alot of our traditions involve cranberry and pumpkin although my boys love them some granny smith apples.

    Christine
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  59. We love to make and jump in big piles of leaves in the backyard!

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  60. We go to the amish country and buy pumpkins and apples and make our own pies--nothing taste better than homemade!! :)

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  62. One of our fall traditions is making a pumpkin pie and topping it with a pumpkin cut from the pie crust.
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  64. In the past years we've been trying to make homemade pumpkin pie! It's fun!

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  65. Our only real fall traditions are decorating for Halloween and visiting relatives for Thanksgiving.

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  68. We always go apple picking and then make apple crisp and carmel apples
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  73. We always apple pick, jump in leaf piles and carve pumpkins as a family in the fall.

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  74. Every year we take our girls to the local orchard and pick apples. We love to bring them home and make home made apple goodies, especially applesauce. lkvoyer at aol dot com

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  76. We have Thanksgiving and Grandma cooks - it's a tradition that we even kinda kept when we moved out of state since she sent all the marinades and such express!

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  77. Go hiking to see the leaves change colors.

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  78. our ritual is going to our local down town carnival and playing games!! lilcherrygirl at hotmail dot com

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  80. Our fall family ritual is driving to the mountains to see the changing leaves.

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  82. Fall rituals here include football, apple cider, and watching "Christmas Vacation" to get us in the mood to accept the craziness of the holiday season and encourage us to seek a better way to celebrate Christmas.

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  83. We make caramel apples every year. This year I cheated and we just ate slices dipped in caramel topping....but it tasted just as good!

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  86. We always go to a pumpkin patch!
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  89. My favorite ritual is raking all the leaves in HUGE piles and watching the kids jump and play in them! Even my 18 yr old loves it!

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  90. We go to the community fall festivals. Its usually a time for cooler weather (not the usual 95!) and we get to see all the new crafts and enjoy the outdoors
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  92. We love to go apple picking multiple times during the season as a family. Then we come home and I bake apple crisp, apple pie, applesauce, and all sorts of other apple goodies. And the kids can eat all the apples they want, which they love! We also go to the annual county fair - something I did with my family growing up and now I share with my own children!
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  97. We like going out and looking at the leaves turning color.
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  98. Our ritual is to bundle up and stay warm, lol

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  99. We always take a fall picture for our xmas cards

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  100. We do a couple things every fall. First we go apple picking, then we have our Halloween party, and then we go on Vacation!!!

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  103. Our family ritual is to make hot spiced cider!

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  104. We always take fall pictures of the kids when the leaves are changing.
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  107. We love to go to the pumpkin patch in October and ride the hay wagon.

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  109. we go to the pumpkin patch with cousins
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  110. On Thanksgiving once the bird is in the oven, we go for a long hike (or go outside for a snowball war, depending on the weather!)... everyone, from grandparents down to the littlest runs around outside, just enjoying being with each other. Since we live all over, it's really fun to just enjoy each others company!

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  111. We always make sure to go to a Pumpkin patch and pick out our own pumpkins to take home and carve!
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  114. We go to my favorite cider place. Take a hay ride, get cider and homemade donuts
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  115. we always go pick apples
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