Monday, September 21, 2009

A Fun Fall Giveaway!!!

There's always a big smile on my face this time each year...Autumn is here! It's without a doubt, my favorite time of the year. You can already feel it in the air here in Alabama! The rustle through the trees as the first leaves begin to change from green to a deep golden hue, the sight of a fun pumpkin patch decorated with yellow mums, and yes...even the spooky haunted house attractions that pop up throughout the city! I'm so excited about pumpkin pies, apples, pears, squash, cranberries, pumpkin spice everything, and hearty bowls of scrumptious SOUP!

So, in order to celebrate the changing of the seasons, I'm so excited to tell you about my very first giveaway here at "Sugar & Spice by Celeste"! I'm giving away a beautiful, brand-new copy of the Taste of Home Big Book of Soup cookbook!

Here's a blurb from the Taste of Home website with the details about the book:
"There's nothing like a hot bowl of soup, and this book's full of them! Taste of Home's Big Book of Soup has hearty, family-favorite recipes for soups, chilis, stews and chowders. Creamy Chicken Rice Soup, Pasta Meatball Stew, and Cheesy Potato Chowder are just the tempting beginning. You'll also find 16 recipes for great soup mixes. Make-ahead soups or homemade soup mixes are ideal for holiday giving, house-warming or a neighborly thank-you. Hardcover, 320 pages. Hundreds of full-color photos. "

So, what do you have to do to be the lucky winner, you might ask?? Well, simply reply to this post with your answer to the following question:

***What is your favorite kind of soup to serve on a cool autumn evening?? Is it a classic like Chicken Noodle Soup...or maybe you crave a delectable French Onion Soup?? Let me know! I'm excited to hear your answers!***

To be eligible:
1. At this time, I can only ship to addresses here in the United States. I apologize to all of my wonderful international readers!!
2. Please check back on Saturday, September 26th, to see if you are the lucky winner, so that you can claim your prize!
3. Only one comment per person, please.

Deadline: Friday, September 25th at midnight.

One winner will be chosen at random on Saturday, Sept. 26th using http://www.random.org/, based on the number of your comment.

GOOD LUCK!!! :-)
Photo courtesy of www.shoptasteofhome.com

45 comments:

Joelen said...

What a great giveaway! I love a rich and creamy butternut squash soup with bits of crisp bacon and a drizzle of thinned out yogurt or sour cream as a garnish. Mmm, just thinking about it makes me hungry!

Sylwia said...

Fantastic giveaway Celeste. Soup is a staple in my house on a cold autumn night. I generally go for cheddar broccoli or lentil soup, but my hubby loves french onion. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous book!

USA Kiwi (aka Kylee) said...

I'm a huge fan of carrot/cilantro soup. Rich and earthy - it hits the spot.

Renee G said...

I love bean with bacon soup or minestrone soup. Either sounds yummy when there is a touch of fall in the air.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Shirley said...

I love Paula Deen's Beef Vegetable Soup or a winter minestrone.

Heather said...

I love baked potato soup and it has to be topped with crumbled bacon, green onions and cheddar cheese.

Amy said...

I love a good vegetable soup with some beef in there! Super hearty and yummy!

Donna said...

In our house we make Caldo, which is beef shank cooked with as many different veggies as you like. Serve with warm corn tortillas. Delish! Thanks for choosing a great book to settle us into fall!

Betsy said...

My Favorite is a creamy kale, kielbasa, corn and potato chowder. DELISH!

Carla said...

Oh, yay, I hope I win! I loooove soup. My favorite soup to serve is Creamy Potato Soup.

carrie said...

Roasted fall vegetable soup. Includes, carrots, potatoes, red onions, and butternut squash. An Everyday Food recipe that I will be making forever.

Karin said...

I love soup! My favorites for fall are split pea and bean with bacon. I tasted a delicious wild rice soup last year that was to die for -- My sister-in-law bought it at a local restaurant and heated it in the crockpot for a family gathering. Thick, creamy, savory...mmmm! I think I'm going to have to see if it's available this year and buy some.

Lauren said...

Mmm, I LOVE soup! I'd say my favorite is a pasta e fagioli or a creamy butternut squash.

Stephanie said...

My favorite is chili, with a good vegetable soup (tomato based) coming in a close second served with corn muffins. Oh my, I need to go and make this now:)

Wendy said...

I love a corn chowder especially if you throw in a little crab!

Nancy said...

I always look forward to making my Mom's Veggie Soup. I already have some in the freezer for when it starts getting cool here. I would love a recipe for the Southwestern Corn soup a friend and I had last week at a local tea shop. It was "just" spicy enough...

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Ohhh the 26th is my birthday, this would make a fanstastic birthday present! My favorite soups all involve hot melted cheesy goodness. Baked potato soup, cheddar corn chowder, broccoli cheddar, pasta fagioli and a good homemade veggie soup topped with cheese! My favorite non-cheese variety would definitely be my grandmother's chicken soup, without a doubt the best chicken soup in the world.

Christen Price said...

mmmm....it is a tough choice for me between chicken noodle and cheesy potato soup, but my answer would have to be chicken noodle!

Hilary said...

MMMM! Tortilla soup is my fave :)

Rebecca said...

I love potato soup!

The Gourmet On A Diet said...

My husband makes an amazing soup with just veggies, noodles and water. We take the cooked potatoes and yams after and mash them, so we always have a combo deal with dinner. There's nothing like homemade vegetable soup!

Dianne said...

There are so many! It's a toss up between chicken noodle, split pea, and tortilla soup. Hoping it cools off here soon (it was 104 today!) so I can start thinking about soup.

Half Baked said...

I would have to go with either carrot and apple soup or butternut squash soup. Perfect flavors and colors for Fall!!

Colleen said...

I LOVE fall and I LOVE soup! Some of my favorite soups to make are of the Mexican variety - there are so many variations that involve black beans, corn, chicken, etc. etc. And the toppings are so much fun! Shredded cheese, sour cream, guac, the list goes on and on...

Amanda Mae said...

I absolutely adore Fall and everything about it, especially soups!! I make a crockpot full and freeze it. My favorite is probably Spicy Potato...yum!! Thanks!!

Pam M said...

Oh, I love Baked Potato soup, topped with cheddar cheese and bacon. Yum!! Great giveaway!!

jidgede said...

my favorite?? YOUR taco soup!!!!! jennie in tn <><

Anonymous said...

My favorite is my precious Granny Bert’s recipe for homemade vegetable beef soup which not only warms my soul, but, warms my heart as well. That, along with some of her famous Granny Bert Coleslaw and cornbread is ALL YOU NEED!

I love to get up early [not too early] on Saturday mornings, especially in the fall and winter months, and put on a pot of something to slowly simmer as we watch the Tide Roll. Whether it is soup, stew or chili, it really is nice to sit down on weekend evenings and enjoy a great bowl of food, some bread, football, family and friends.

Carson said...

Well you know I am cheap and quick, so taco soup in the crock pot is what I do! :)

KathyC said...

My 2 favorites would have to be my hubby's Beef Vegetable Soup made from his late grandmother's recipe or my mom's Potato Soup topped with lots of bacon! Yum!

Jennie said...

I love to make minestrone and veggie soups and just throw in all the random veggies in my fridge. My husband makes an awesome crab chowder that's also high on my list of faves!

Maryanna said...

I always look forward to Fall because I love eating soup on a cold day.... even though LA (Lower Alabama) doesn't get as cold as I'd like.
My favorite soup to eat on a cool day is chicken and dumplings (does that count as a soup?) I eat it like a soup, anyway. It spells "comfort" to me.

Mary Anne said...

I love soups year round. Fresh vegetable soups in the summer and richer soups the rest of the year. My favorite soup is a spicy Taco Soup that I make with ground beef, beef broth and picante sauce as the main ingredients. Then there is nothing better than throw-together soups using leftover chicken, turkey, or roast. Quick, easy and delicious!!

The Jones Fam said...

My fav is a Tortellini soup. It is so good with hot sour dough bread! YUM!

Anonymous said...

Our favorites are chili mac, a very easy dish, and a simple variation on Italian wedding soup. I serve the chili with cornbread, and Italian or a baguette with the Italian wedding soup.

cmoody said...

White chicken chili is my favorite. As a matter of fact, we had it for dinner last night and I just had some for lunch today!

Anonymous said...

I love simple homemade vegetable beef. I use a chuck roast cooked till it fall apart, then add potatoes, carrots, onions, okra, corn and tomatoes. I make a pan of steamy hot, crispy corn bread to go with it. Love at first bite!!!!

Elizabeth said...

My grandma makes a beef-based soup with cabbage and meatballs. Sometimes when I re-make it I throw in some broccoli rabe and pasta. It's just delicious and it always reminds me of childhood.

Anonymous said...

I adore Taco soup when the weather begins to cool. It is so quick and easy to make and I always look like a hero.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite soups is Chicken Tortilla Soup. I got this recipe years ago from a friend in New Orleans. If was given to her after much pleading to a local chef there. It has shredded chicken and yummy veggies and a thick base to the soup and of course a little kick to it. Topped with shredded cheese. This has become a family favorite!!

Katie said...

I love a quick and easy chili

Erin said...

I love cheddar broccoli!

Caroline said...

My favorite soup is vegetable soup!

jess said...

i would have to say lobster bisque!

Heather said...

To make myself my favorite is French onion soup, however my all time favorite is Hot & Sour Soup.