Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Pretty Fall KitchenAid #Giveaway




I’ve teamed up with some other fantastic bloggers and small-business owners to bring you an AMAZING giveaway that is perfect with Thanksgiving coming up. Who couldn’t use extra tools in the kitchen? Want to win a KitchenAid mixer and other cooking goodies? Then read on!

Enter to win a prize package full of goodies that will help get you ready for Thanksgiving in the Pretty Fall KitchenAid Giveaway! Contest valid 11/1-16-11/15/16.


Before we get to the entering, I want to mention that Angie at My So-Called Chaos put this great giveaway together for us.  She also likes to make sure that entrants get to know the sponsors (aka myself and other wonderful people) a little bit too. To do this, she asks each of us to answer a question, and this month went right along with the theme. She asked us what our favorite Fall recipe was and why, so here’s what we had to say:

What is your favorite Fall recipe?

“Drunken Pumpkin, and you know why!” – MelanieGrace from Growing Up Geeky

“In Fall, I am *all* about apples. I’m lucky to live in a state known for growing apples (and grapes, for the obligatory glass of wine to drink while baking). And as a gal of German descent (in a state with a Bavarian tourist town, Leavenworth) I pretty much HAVE to make German Apple Pancakes every Fall. For extra naughtiness, I recommend drizzling a bit of caramel sauce over it.” – Beth from Printcess

Crockpot Pumpkin Maple Lattes

“I have two favorites, pumpkin lattes and pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie reminds me of my childhood, it was always the symbol of fall in our home. For the last few years, I have been making our traditional pumpkin pie turned dairy-freeAlexis from Chemistry Cachet

“When it cools off outside, I like my food to make me feel warm – that’s why I love these simple gingerbread cookies from A Butterful Mind. They have just the right amount of ginger-spiciness and they are so, so delicious.” – Kimi from The Blog Dept

“Our favorite fall recipe is Sara’s Herb & Mushroom Stuffing. It goes SO well with herb roasted chicken, pork, and of course turkey. It’s full of flavor and herbs that make it SO good!” – Sara & Hannah from The Perfect Storm


Prime Rib – We only have it twice a year, so it’s something we look forward to during the holidays.” – Darcey from Foodie & Wine

“Fall is my Favorite Time of the year!! When I think of fall recipes I think of Thanksgiving and all the trimmings!! I especially love Corn Bread Stuffing and Pecan Pie, as this is the only time I get these two dishes! (Because my family are not fans of either.)” – Elaine from Cookin’ and Craftin’

“Fall is my favorite time of the year for eating so it’s hard to pick. While I love all the sweet, traditional flavors of the season like pumpkin cheesecake, this year I have been all about the savory side of fall flavors. This Pumpkin Penne with Peas, Parmesan, and Sage is a favorite right now because its comforting, creamy, and delicious.” – Jenna from Seasoned Sprinkles

“My favorite fall recipe would have to be vegan cinnamon rolls. I top it with dairy free cream cheese frosting and I’m in heaven. They are so delicious and make me feel all warm inside and are a hit in my house!” – Christina from XOXO Christina

Easy Caramel Apple Crescent Rolls

“As much as I love pumpkin-everything, lately my taste buds have gone crazy for caramel apple sweets. I recently made Caramel Apple Crescent Rolls that were TO DIE FOR! Don’t believe me? Get the recipe HERE!” – Jessica from Living La Vida Holoka

“I’m a sucker for fall food and fall-inspired recipes. Squash, onions, tomatoes, potatoes and apples galore fill my fridge this time of year. One of my favourite fall recipes is a fresh apple crisp, made with this recipe. We love to go apple picking with our daughter, and knowing we picked the apples ourselves makes this crisp even tastier!” – Mar from T.O. and Fro

“My favorite fall recipe is a simple and delicious homemade apple crisp. My boys and I spend time choosing our apples at an apple farm (two different types make the best filling) and make the crisp topping together as a family.

Simple recipe:

  • Peel, core, and slice 6 apples (two types for the best filling).
  • Toss apples in 1 tablespoon of flour, 1/2 cup of of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon to coat evenly.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of quick oats, 1/4 tsp each of baking powder and soda.
  • Using a microplaner or cheese grater, grate a cold stick of butter onto the mixture, and using your hands, mix in quickly so it resembles crumbly sand.
  • Sprinkle evenly over the apples and bake at 350 for 40 – 50 minutes, until browning and bubbly.
  • Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream!”

– Candace from Luxe with Kids

Pretty Fall KitchenAid Giveaway

“My favorite drink for the fall season is a warm cup of chai latte; it’s spiciness and exotic fragrance is perfect to warm you up as the weather gets colder. All you need is Tazo Chai Classic Latte (available in a carton box at any grocery store) and milk. Mix equal parts of Tazo Chai with milk, heat on the stove or microwave and enjoy. It’s simple, easy and oh so delicious.” – Jackie from Shop Hair Dryers

“My favorite fall recipe is a little boozy! When it’s cold and you’re indoors, what’s better than a little sip of whiskey? I make this Vanilla Bean Infused Bourbon that is so simple and delicious! It makes for a beautiful cocktail.” – Brittany from Pop Shop America

“Apples are the fall harvest stars of the Pacific NW, and my family’s current favorite fall recipe is this one for The Best Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins. They’re packed with apples, carrots, and zucchini, and the streusel crunch is the perfect sweet topping! We make a LOT of batches because they disappear quickly!” – Marlynn from Urban Bliss Life

“My whole family loves my roast chicken recipe. It’s THE BEST on a Sunday afternoon.” – Cris from Kiss My Tulle

Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie Bars

“My favorite Fall recipe is Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie Bars. I love twists on classics and these bars are similar to pecan pie but WAY better. How can you go wrong with chocolate and coconut and pecans?! They’re unbelievable!” – Allison from Celebrating Sweets

“Anything that comforting and slurping good.” – Linda from Brunch ‘n’ Bites

“I love soups of all kinds during the fall. They are so warm and comforting on a gray, rainy, or cold day. My family loves my Delicious Potato Soup the best!” – Ali from Home Crafts by Ali


“My favorite Fall recipe is Butter & Herb Roasted Turkey because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The smell of this simple turkey recipe roasting in the oven while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television with my family bring back so many wonderful memories from my childhood and have carried over to my own family throughout the years as well.” – Carrie from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

“My family LOVES making apple cider in the fall. Making apple cider from scratch takes all day but the smell is amazing. Our recipe is sugar free and I’d love to share it with you.” – Brittany from Grace Love Life

“I love pumpkin pie! Mainly because it reminds me of Thanksgiving and spending time with my family!” – Laurie from Learning 2 Bloom

“We moved to Maryland several years ago and found the cutest, family-owned orchard nearby. We have picked apples there every September since moving. My kids look forward to spending a Fall morning picking apples. We always come home and they help me wash the apples and then we peel & cut them to make our favorite Fall recipe; which is apple crisp (with a double streusel topping) and a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.” – Jessica of Together as a Family

Enter the KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

Are you ready to enter for a chance to win a Kitchenaid Mixer* and some other fantastic Fall cooking tools? This giveaway is open Worldwide** and ends at 12AM MST on 11/15/16. Entering below agrees to all the terms and conditions within the Rafflecopter widget.

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*Prize is subject to change due to availability. Substitutions may be made.
**International Winners will receive $300 in cash instead of the prizes due to shipping limitations.

What’s your favorite Fall recipe?


  1. Dotty J Boucher
    October 31, 2016 at 6:28 am - Reply

    One of my favorite recipes is at Betty She has a recipe here This is a apple cheddar and spice cookie tart, Now I have only been making this recipe since about 2 years ago and we love it here, I love eating it warm, some like it when its cooled down some ..

  2. Dotty J Boucher
    October 31, 2016 at 6:54 am - Reply

    I went to this place , and can not find any where to comment..

  3. alicia szemon
    October 31, 2016 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    My favorite recipe is a creme brulee cheesecake i found on pinterest. do not have a link but it is so delicious!

  4. HS
    October 31, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls is my favorite recipe.

  5. Natalie
    October 31, 2016 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    My favorite recipe is this Chocolate Chip-Ice Cream Dessert from Betty Crocker:

  6. Steve Weber
    October 31, 2016 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    My favorite recipe are tin roof sundae bars!!!

  7. Michelle J.
    November 1, 2016 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I love making Italian crock pot chicken!

  8. Brenda Haines
    November 1, 2016 at 11:07 am - Reply

    One of my favorite recipes is, apple oatmeal cookies. It’s so hard to choose just one favorite! 🙂

  9. Amanda lea
    November 1, 2016 at 11:59 am - Reply

    My fav recipe is semi homemade Alfredo sauce. Use any jarred Alfredo sauce, add garlic, roasted red peppers, cayenne, and provolone. Its delicious!

  10. Kristi Kellberg
    November 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I like Easiest Oreo Cheesecake from It’s fun to make on a chilly night!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      November 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      I just had to stop over there to take a peek and will definitely be trying this one out too! Thank you for the recommendation and Good Luck Kristi!

  11. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    November 1, 2016 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Thank you for bringing that to my attention Edis. I’ll notify the administrator to make those changes and I’m sorry for any inconvenience.

  12. Annamarie V
    November 1, 2016 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    One of my favorite recipes is homemade BBQ pork it’s from one of my favorite cookbooks Well Fed.

  13. Mare S
    November 2, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I don’t have a recipe link, but my favorite fall recipe is baked apple cider donuts. They’re a big hit at work (the way I can enjoy without keeping the temptation in the house).

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      November 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      That’s a great idea Mare and I’d bring them to work too. I make something similar and my kids devour them! Good luck!

  14. Candace Galan
    November 3, 2016 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    My favorite recipe is Chicken Chili Cowboy Spaghetti

  15. Natalie R
    November 4, 2016 at 7:33 am - Reply

    New York Cheesecake – I’ve combined the best from multiple recipes, tweaked ingredients over time and FINALLY have the perfect recipe. A family favorite now!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      November 4, 2016 at 4:48 pm - Reply

      Nothing beats a good NY cheesecake recipe; especially if you can make it your own. Thanks for sharing Natalie and Good Luck!

  16. Carol JL G
    November 4, 2016 at 7:36 am - Reply

    My favorite recipes is The Best Butter Cookie. They are simple to make and best of all everyone loves them. I roll them and use seasonal cookie cutters and sometimes food coloring to match the season.

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      November 4, 2016 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      They sound so festive! I haven’t made butter cookies in ages, but my family loves them. Hmm…I think I know what I’ll be baking this holiday! Thanks for commenting Carol and Good Luck!

  17. Shari Bennetti
    November 4, 2016 at 11:07 am - Reply

    This is my favorite blog. Always tasty recipes and incredible advice. Love the posts!

  18. Susan Broughton
    November 4, 2016 at 11:59 am - Reply

    My favorite recipe is homemade peanut butter fudge. My Grandmother use to make it when I was little and it brings back memories of that.

  19. Nicole Given
    November 5, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    I love to make apple pies.

  20. Edmond
    November 6, 2016 at 3:52 am - Reply

    Good Golly Miss Molly My fave recipe; Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls. To die for. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! It would be a dream come true for me to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the prize $300. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest 🙂

  21. courtney b
    November 6, 2016 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    I would put a twist on this boozy cranberry sauce 🙂 so yummy !

    thank you! x ox xo xo

  22. Irma Jurejevcic
    November 11, 2016 at 2:15 am - Reply

    I went to comment on the the Shop Hair Dryers blog and there’s no way to leave a comment….

  23. Nikolina
    November 11, 2016 at 2:41 am - Reply


  24. Irma Jurejevčič
    November 12, 2016 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Super Moist Carrot Cake –

    I love carrot cake 🙂

  25. Glen Hough
    November 12, 2016 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I love the fall season because of the great variety of pumpkin desserts (pie, cheesecake, bread)

  26. Kelly M.
    November 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Sweet potato chili is my favorite, ultimate comfort food meal for fall!

  27. Judy Thomas
    November 14, 2016 at 2:51 am - Reply

    My favourite recipe is my Mum’s Lemon Meringue Pie. It was delicious and I have never been able to find the same recipe to make as others don’t come close to the one she used to make.

  28. Cindy A.
    November 14, 2016 at 8:24 am - Reply

    I wish I had my grandmother’s recipe for chocolate dumplings. I practically lived on them while growing up. I always requested either chocolate dumplings or chocolate gravy.

  29. Josie
    November 14, 2016 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    the mushroom stuffing sounds amazing, i love mushrooms. My favorite holiday treat is mashed potatoes.

  30. Sarah Mayer
    November 14, 2016 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    My favorite recipe is Watergate cake! it’s so yummy.

  31. Kim Tanti
    November 14, 2016 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    My favourite recipe is the good old fashion Pumpkin pie. YUM

  32. Jessica C
    November 14, 2016 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    My favorite family recipe that we all love to chow down on would have the be a classic shepherds pie 🙂

  33. Liz B
    November 15, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    My favorite is raspberry filled chocolate cupcakes 🙂

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