Harry & David’s Harvest to Holiday and Martha Stewart’s Gift Basket GIVEAWAY

Last month I was able to visit Harry and David’s business in my hometown, Medford, Oregon. Harry and David are fabulous gift givers–I know because I was given a beautiful Harvest to Holidays gift basket featuring Martha Stewart’s new book Pies and Tarts.

I want to let readers know that Harry and David offers many baskets on their site, where you can choose which one and price works within your budget! It’s a very beautiful site and easy to navigate through.

But let me back up a bit. In the afternoon of our visit I was able to actually tour the gift basket department, as we got to make one of our own. Harry and David is trying to give an entire gift experience, so the packaging and the personalization of the gifts is important.

So lovely.

I adored meeting Pauline, who has worked at H&D for years. She even knew my 92 year-old Auntie who was a retiring supervisor (she devoted her life to H&D) just as she was coming to work there, many years ago.

They have a very elaborate process for packing the baskets and it goes like this.

You follow a chart, pack the basket, and then tuck the plastic around the basket so it won’t unravel.

There’s always a personalized note with the name of the person who packed the basket.

The ribbon gets tied and then a beautiful bow is wrapped around the basket … the finished product! (Every single bow is hand-tied to perfection!)

Here’s my friend, Sarah, who lives in Portland, Oregon and blogs at Go Gingham. We were basket-packing partners and had a great time together.

And Selena, from The Farm Chicks, also working with Pauline.

Because I’m excited to share the bounty and my H&D experience with my readers, I asked H&D if I could give away the same Harvest to Holidays basket away on RE, so are you ready to WIN?

And are you ready to kick off the holiday hospitality season?

Harry and David’s Harvest to Holidays gift basket is a perfect gift for the person who loves hospitality. One lucky winner will WIN this beautiful basket (value $139.95) which includes the following items and Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts cookbook. Thank you H&D!

6 Royal Riviera® Pears
3 beautiful Apples
Truffles (4 oz.)
Mixed Nuts (4 oz.)
Milk Chocolate Moose Munch® Snack (10 oz.)
Three-Seed Crackers (4 oz.)
Sharp White Cheddar Cheese (5 oz.)
Havarti Cheese (6 oz.)
Honey Hot Mustard (3.25 oz.)
Pepper and Onion Relish (10 oz.)
Black Pepper Dry Salami (8 oz.)
Keepsake Towel
Martha Stewart’s Pies & Tarts cookbook


Tell me the first thing on your baking list that you’ll be making for the holidays? And, will you be giving it away?

Leave a comment and I will announce a winner on Friday, November 18th. You have until 11:59 pm on 11/17/11 (PST) to enter. U.S. residents only please. (Sorry non U.S. friends, there are specific rules about sending fruit across borders.)

1- “Like” Reluctant Entertainer on Facebook
2- “Like” Harry and David on Facebook
3- Tweet this giveaway:

Come WIN Harvest to Holiday gift basket with @HarryandDavid @MarthaStewart @SandyCoughlinRE http://su.pr/AHtIBu #giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by H&D. They did not pay me to write this post today.


  1. i will be baking cookies for a friend

  2. I will be baking pretzel cookies with M & M’s.

  3. Love Harry & David! Best pears I’ve ever eaten. On my list to bake is Snickerdoodle bread, if I could just locate some cinnamon chips! I’ll make some to give, and some for my boys :)

  4. I’m in a cookie exchange, and will most likely make molasses spice cookies for that. They taste much like gingerbread, but softer and less fussy to make.

  5. Not your ordinary baking, but I like to make Granola and put it in jars with decorated lids… and of course, I give it as gifts! (But I also eat it myself nearly everyday!)

  6. Pumpkn Bread – an absolute must for Thanksgiving. And yes, I’ll be giving some of the loaves away (but also keeping a piece or two for myself!). :-)

  7. My family loves potato candy! That is the first on my list!

  8. I will be making chocolate chip banana bread to take to my mom’s for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. I like Reluctant Entertainer on FB.

  10. I just liked Harry & David on FB.

  11. Cookies for a cookie exchange!

  12. have not worked on my holiday baking list yet, but am thinking for sure we (the kids and i) will do something for their teachers this year.

  13. I am going to take some of the apple pie in a jar I canned and make an apple pie. 1 for my family and 1 for our neighbors.

  14. Love Harry and David!! I´m baking cookies with the kids this year to give to their friends and teachers!

  15. I’m ready!! I don’t bake, but I’ll absolutely eat anything in that basket, HOLY mama….

  16. I will be baking ginger spice cookies……some to share and some to eat!

  17. I like RE on Facebook

  18. The first thing I’ll be baking this season will be cookies for the Food Bloggers Cookie Exchange being hosted by Love and Olive Oil. Haven’t totally decided on the cookie yet as I’m still experimenting with ideas.

  19. I will be baking traditional Christmas cookies and donating them to a local organization for a spaghetti dinner

  20. “like” Harry & David on FB

  21. “like” Reluctant Entertainer on FB

  22. I will be making fudge. Chocolate and peanut butter. We will eat this while we decorate our Christmas tree, the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a tradition.

  23. I m a happy facebook friend.

  24. Thanks for this opportunity, Sandy. We send people Harry and David baskets as special thank-yous!

    First up on our baking agenda this holiday season is homemade cinnamon-pecan rolls. They freeze beautifully and are a favorite item to take as a hostess gift to friends during the holidays. We eat them on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings!

  25. I am baking a cranberry apple pie for my dad. It’s his favorite.

  26. I’ll be making a new recipe to take to the church Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Pie Cake – or Pumpkin Heaven as I called the first time I tried it. I’ll also be making allergy-free chocolate chip pumpkin cookies for all the little allergic darlings in my Sunday School class (including my DD).

  27. I’m looking forward to making pecan pie!

  28. I love this basket, beautifully done. I am making carmel corn and having the kids hand it out to their friends in the neighborhood.

  29. I’ll make chocolate chip cookies for our family.

  30. I like Reluctant Entertainer on Facebook.

  31. I like Harry & David on Facebook.

  32. I will be making pumpkin bread that I bake in small coffee containers that make the bread round. i use them on my Thanksgiving table as well as giving them to some of our senior couples at church. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  33. Cookies, cookies… and more cookies! Yes, I give them away lest I eat them!

  34. Oh, heck to the yes I will be baking this year! I found a recipe for these sweet star cookies that have preserves in the middle in the Dec. Martha Stewart magazing. I want to make those as gifts. Additionally, I’m a Buckeye native living in the south, so the buckeye treats are always a favorite. :)

    Thanks for the give-away.

  35. I liked H&D on Facebook. (I liked RE on FB a long, long time ago!)

  36. I already like you on F/b. Does that count as an entry?

  37. I’ll be making lemon cake mix cookies with lemon frosting. I’ll be giving some away, but not too many as they are my husband’s favorite!

  38. I bake every year and in fact have begun. I make eggnog bread and then I freeze it until it gets closer to the holidays for me to give out. I also make pumpkin crisp for Thanksgiving.

  39. Apple crisp…shared with a family in need.

  40. I’m making coconut granola to give away!

  41. My daughters and I have a cookie exchange party….one of the highlights of the holidays season. I think I am going to make my mother’s butter spritz. I then share my cookies with lot of people with a fun assortment of cookies. I also always bake a lemon cake for my 90 yr. old mom’s neighbor who helps her out all during the year.

  42. Biscotti — to give away to friends and neighbors.

  43. I will be baking my homemade rolls, and I will be giving them away….to my family who adores them! =)

  44. I will be baking a (very easy!) Swedish Apple Pie for the THanksgiving dinner. I’ll make an extra to give to our hostess as long as my husband stays away from it!

  45. the first thing I’ll be making is some kind of savory pecans to, yes, give away! yummy!

  46. I also like Harry and David on Facebook

  47. The first thing on my holiday baking list is Butterscotch Pie and I always bring this and homemade pumpkin pie to my inlaws for Thanksgiving!

  48. I like you on Facebook

  49. I like H+D on Facebook too!

  50. My blueberry cheesecake. I’m taking it tonight to a get together. And I make one for the family for Christmas Day It’s something that takes a bit of time to make so one knows its made with lots of love!

  51. Pumpkin bread!! I love passing out loaves wrapped in holiday frabic.
    Already a facebook fan. :)

  52. My mother, myself, and my 2 daughters will be making lots of goodies to give away, but first will be our fudge-oatmeal no bake cookies. They are my favorite!

  53. The very first thing on my baking list will be Date/nut bars. And Herb bread (for those turkey sandwiches)

  54. I ‘liked’ RE on FB

  55. I ‘liked’ Harry and David on FB

  56. “Like” Reluctant Entertainer on Facebook (Cathy Wallace)

  57. “Like” Harry and David on Facebook (Cathy Wallace)

  58. Cookies . As gifts. But ya’ know, if I win this it looks like I’ll be trying my hand at some new *Trat* recipes too! :) <3

  59. I’m in charge of Thanksgiving this year, so my first holiday baking will be apple pie – and, yes, it will be given away. Most anything I bake is given away in one way or another. :-)

  60. I will be baking pumpkin gingerbread, and giving it to my neighbors.

  61. Hmmm, wow the Holiday season is to far away to be planning on what I’m making ; ). I think that I will be making fruit ladders. Last year my kids and I made 7 for teachers and their associates. We had such a great time.
    Btw, I have never ordered from H&D put it looks like such a lovely company to work for.

  62. liked H&D on FB!

  63. liked H&D on FB (love their stuff!)

  64. I always start things out with sugar cookies. Yes, I do share :) Generally the first batch is made in celebration for my daughter’s birthday and given to each attendee. Every year I cut a different shape which makes it more fun.

  65. I am sure that I will make chocolate covered cranberries and peanut butter fudge amongst a few other things.

  66. I liked harry and david

  67. The first thing I’ll make is Scotch Shortbread cause I just LOOOOOVE the yummy buttery taste of it with my tea all season long. =)
    kathy k.

  68. I will be making pumpkin pound cake in a bundt pan and mini bundts and will be giving as gifts! Yummy!

  69. I’m going to make some hostess gifts :) I think this year I’m going to make honey butter and scones to give to my mom and mother-in-law.

  70. oh my goodness, that looks fun! I am making homemade vanilla this year for friends – looking forward to it!

  71. I like you on FAcebook (andi Bauer Trautman)

  72. I liked Harry & David on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman)

  73. I’m making some loaves of delicious pumpkin bread to give away at Thanksgiving!

  74. I also liked Harry and David on facebook!

  75. I will be making apple pie and bringing one to my neighbor across the hall!

  76. I like your page on Facebook.

  77. I will be baking treats for my family for Thanksgiving, probably a cake and some cookies.

  78. I like the reluctant entertainer on FB

  79. I like Harry & David on FB

  80. I “liked” Harry & David on Facebook.

  81. I’ll be making candy & cookie plates for my neighbors.

  82. Probably the first thing I’ll bake is a cranberry raisin tart.

  83. Pumpkin Bread is my favortie thing to bake in the fall. It is great for giving to neighbors and friends and it freezes well too!

  84. I just liked you on FB :)

  85. I liked Harry & David on FB. Love those pears!!!

  86. The first thing I’ll bake for the Holidays will be dinner rolls to bring for Thanksgiving dinner.

  87. i’ve been excited to make the totally decadent saltine-chocolate-butter “toffee”. yum!! :)

  88. I’m making a pumpkin roll for Thanksgiving lunch.

  89. Love Christmas baking!! I will be making fudge for cookie platters first.

  90. I have RE liked on FB.

  91. I am baking cherry pies to take to my Aunts house for Thanksgiving!
    Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday. Thank you for all you
    do for us in the blog world!

  92. I’ll be making a pumpkin spice sheet cake with cream cheese frosting YUM-YUM!!

  93. i will be making homemade pumpkin pies with our Halloween pumpkins and giving a few away to neighbors and family. Happy Thanksgiving!

  94. I tweeted giveaway-@ktleen2

  95. I liKe Harry and David on fb-Kathleen grace egan

  96. I like relUctanT entertainer on fb-but I think I am the truest reluctant entertainer, lol.

  97. pumpkin pie for my husband!

  98. Cherry pie for my sweet hubby!!!

  99. I will be making nutmeg logs for friends.

  100. Oh I would love to win that basket from Harry & David I always love them just can’t afford that much for myself


  101. I don’t tweet but will put this on my blog about the giveaway


  102. Spiced apple butter in small cans to giveaway for each of my guests!

  103. I like Harry&David on fb!

  104. I tweeted about this!

  105. 1.Going to make Cajun Stuffing and Cornbread dressing! Going to Giveaway Harry and David Moose Munch!

    2. I liked you on Facebook

    3. I liked you on twitter

  106. I will be baking my Mom’s Sandies cookies (like the name?!?!?!?) for our family’s early Christmas celebration. There are never any left so I have to eat them while I bake them!

  107. I am also hosting Thanksgiving this year for 12 people, so I am thinking of making indiviual tarts or pies. I may also try some miniature cheesecakes. I would really like to find a good lemon tart recipe, like the kind in France, Yummy.
    Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway.

  108. I will make a berry crisp for my son.

  109. I follow you on FB.

  110. I’m making cookies… some for us, some for an exchange :)

  111. I will be baking an assortment of cookies and making cookie plates to hand out to our neighbors.

  112. I’ll be busy baking Bacardi Rum Cakes for all our friends!!!!!

  113. My daughter and I will be baking alot of cookies,,,maybe a gingerbread house if i get ambitious!

  114. The first thing I made for CHristmas is my husband’s family’s traditional Christmas cake – a blond one with all the candied fruit in it – it ends up looking like stained glass windows, and we always make it November 11 – Remembrance Day in Canada, or as close as we can get. As for sharing it – we always put it out as part of the dessert plate once about mid december hits – it has to sit in the fridge for a month first.

  115. Well, here we are entering baking season big-time (which in our house includes several birthdays as well!) and my oven is broken! Dear me! But it should be up and running by this weekend when I shall bake an apple and a pumpkin pie to bring with us to my mom-in-laws for Thanksgiving. Another definite on my list for after Thanksgiving are mini pumpkin and date-nut breads that I wrap and give away to teachers, co-workers, friends, etc.

  116. I always make Cherry Cheese Bars for my house and my parents!

  117. first thing to bake will be Thanksgiving’s dense chocolate torte!

  118. well, I already liked you on FB. So I unliked you, then liked you again :)

  119. The beautiful basket in the picture is making my stomach growl!

  120. I will be baking Pumkin, Banana and Lemon mini loafs to give away.

  121. I liked RE on facebook.

  122. I liked Harry & David on facebook! I love their Jalapeno (sp) Jelly.

  123. i’ll be baking PIES, PIES OH GLORIOUS PIES!!! and can i just say that Harry & David have been a favorite of our family’s for years and years. My grandfather was a diabetic and looked forward to getting a basket filled with their famous pears – it was his most cherished gift!! that basket is gorgeous Sandy – hope i win!!

  124. already ‘like’ you . . . and if there was a ‘love’ button, i’d have marked that too!

  125. ‘liked’ Harry & David on Facebook . . . and . . .

  126. The very first thing I will bake are nut rolls. It is my Mom’s recipe and we always made them together and gave them to the neighbors for Christmas. I have carried on the tradition with the first going to my sister and then co-workers and neighbors as well. Making them always takes me back to my childhood and the warm fuzzy memories of sweet time spent with my Mom.

    Lovely give-a-way. Thank you for the chance!

  127. Maple cream cookies – a family favorite. Thankfully it makes plenty, so you can give some away and still have some left over for yourself!

  128. I bake home-made cinnamon buns. Sandy, thanks for the reminder to give them away. :)

  129. I tweeted about this generous giveaway. (I already love your site.)

  130. I bake apple pies.

  131. I like H&D on fb.

  132. I like you on facebook.

  133. Sugar cookies for my little family, and anyone who comes over!

  134. First thing on my baking list are the pumpkin pies. These are first because they can be made a day ahead of time and we really do like to eat them cold. They’ll go in the oven on Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

  135. I liked Harry & David on Facebook.

  136. I’ll be bakeing spice cookies for friends and co-workers of my husband’s.

  137. We love baking lots of Christmas cookies! One of our first will probably by peanut blossoms. I love them because my girls help me with the rolling in sugar and putting the chocolate on top!

  138. I will first be making caramels and I’ll be keeping some (for my husband) and giving some away!

  139. i liked the reluctant entertainer on facebook.

  140. i like harry and david on facebook, too.

  141. I’m making a caramel pie for my husband- his mom’s and late grandmother’s recipe.

  142. SimpleMom inspired me to have a holiday cookie swap. so I’ll be cranking out Pan De Polvo!

    (Already Like, Like(d), and RTed!)

  143. Our first baking endeavor of the season will be Great Aunt Emily’s strudel. My daughters have learned how to make this amazing dessert from their Grammie who uses the kitchen table to roll and stretch out the dough. Yum!

  144. I like RE on facebook! :)

  145. I will be making pumpkin bars. (my mouth is watering!)
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  146. Other than pies for Thanksgiving, the real holiday baking in our house is cookies. We make dozens of around a dozen different kinds, and most of them are given away(We don’t need to eat that many :) ).

  147. I make my mom’s cookie recipe. I lost her at a young age, so, this recipe is a special tradition during the holidays. They’re called “Butterhorns” . Basically a sour cream/butter rich pastry dough rolled out and cut in narrow triangles then rolled up with a sugar/cinnamon/ground nut mixture. I make hundreds :)

  148. I like you on Facebook.
    Valerie C.

  149. I like Harry & David on Facebook.
    Valerie C.

    * I forgot to say on my first post that I deliver my cookies to about 7-8 places, work , friends and family.

  150. The first thing I’d like to bake this holiday season is my sugar free, cholesterol free, chocolate chip cookies. I use healthy substitutions for the sugar, eggs and butter. They still taste great!
    Here’s my tweet link:

  151. I will be buying chocolate and making fudge, as always! I always give it away.

  152. I am ready to make a great fall pie of some sort! And I will probably keep it and share it with my husband and friends.

  153. cookies, and I don’t know. we might give some away. we don’t always make a ton.

  154. The first thing will be chocolate star cookies…my family loves them and I plan to give them some to take home to enjoy during the Christmas celebration. The gift basket looks beautiful and thank you for the chance to win!

  155. I think I am going to make some turkey cupcakes or cookies with my daughters this weekend to share at a Thanksgiving gathering.

  156. I am going to make cut out cookies with my kids.

    Lynn g.

  157. I’ll be making coconut macaroons, some to eat and some to share!

  158. Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie for my beautiful daughter away at college (It is her favorite pie and I miss her.) and Pumpkin Spice Biscotti for my neighbors and children. My children love this amazing Pumpkin Spice Biscotti which my sister makes for Mission Biscotti …”Reaching the World with Good News and Good Taste”. It is her own company that she built to raise money for medical mission trips to Jamaica and other impoverished places in the world. My sister Pam Cappelletti works tirelessly as an ICU Pediatric Nurse and then comes home to work on her non-profit Mission Biscotti business to continue to serve others. If I won this basket, I would like it to be sent to her.

    Living in the Rogue Valley, I love Harry and David’s! What cook and gourmet chef doesn’t?!

  159. I will be making a chedder pear pie. yes I will give it to friends. We will eat it together!

  160. The first thing that I will be baking will be shortbread cookies. I bake these every year when we decorate our Christmas tree. My husband and I, two daughters still living at home, my married daughter and her husband and five kids…all hanging ornaments and singing and drinking hot chocolate or coffee and eating shortbread cookies! Good times!

  161. I love making Sweet Potato Casserole!! It is really like pie–yummy! :-) I love baking almost everything!

  162. I liked you on facebook

  163. What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win this beautiful basket of good things!

  164. The 1st thing that I’ll be making are Barefoot Contessa’s Chesse Puffs to bring to Thanksgiving.

  165. This is a great giveaway!

  166. Lots and lots of cookies!

  167. I will be making chocolate chip pumpkin bread, and I will be giving it away if I can get it out of the house before my husband and children eat it.

  168. I’m making a pumpkin spice trifle for my Bible Study Fellowship ladies this Thursday!

  169. I will be making cranberry ecstasy bars. They will go to my husbands work since they have requested them.

  170. I make Strawberry Bread. I give to teachers and friends.

  171. I’m baking cookies! Both for our Christmas Eve dinner and to give away to friends!!!

  172. I follow you on fb

  173. I’m making cookies and red velvet brownies for our holiday drop in for the neighbors!

  174. I will be baking Amonia (cooking amonia) cookies and giving them away. This is a very old German family recipe and they are so unusual and fabulous.

  175. I bought some dates the other day because I love making date nut
    bread and giving it away during the holidays!

  176. I will be making coconut shortbread thumbprint cookies as my first holiday item and I will be giving them away.

  177. I’m making some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. I’ll try to share. :-)

  178. I will be making Baklava for coworkers and neighbors.

  179. I can’t wait to start making fudge with chopped up candy canes! My favorite, but also fun to give away!

  180. Yum! Looks so good.

    I hope to bake the pumpkin cheesecake on the cover of November Southern Living. I’ll take it to my friends’ (who are more like family to me than friends) for Thanksgiving dinner.

  181. I have followed your blog for a while, but will “like” you on Facebook also.

  182. I’ll be definitely making something pumpkin, so if it’s not a simple pumpkin dumpcake then it will be a pumpkin pecan pie for sure.

  183. Almond Biscotti! I make them at Christmas for gifts for a few special friends and family. They have a reputation of their own now, people talk about them years after receiving them.

  184. I follow Reluctant Entertainer!

  185. I like Harry and Davids too!

  186. I will be making my famous carrot cake

  187. What a lovely basket and fun give-away!

    I’ll be baking some “Chips Galore” cookies and yes, they will be going to our neighbors.

  188. I am loving all the replies above! For me, I will baking a plum and rhubarb tart….only giving it away to those at the table darling, it is too good to not have fresh from the oven. Happy Holidays, Coryanne

  189. Pumpkin pie to take to my in-laws Thanksgiving dinner.

  190. We(my girls and I) will be making pumpkin and cranberry bread./loaves. We will be giving it to their classmates on the last day of school before Thanksgiving break ( :

  191. I already like RE on FB

  192. I just liked Harry & David’s on FB

  193. I will be trying a new recipe for Thanksgiving,,,Southwestern Flan. I will be sharing it!

  194. The basket looks wonderful.

  195. Drooling over this basket! The first thing I’ll be baking for the holidays are pumpkin caramel cheesecakes garnished with whipped cream and brown sugar maple pecans. We’ll give the first to my daughter’s teacher.

  196. I’ll be baking and sharing with friends and family my homemade cranberry cinnamon bread!

  197. i’ll be making dozens and dozens of my grandma;s recipes for caramels! some to give away and many to eat!

  198. I’m making a pumpkin spice cake roll for Thanksgiving.

  199. Pumpkin pies for friends and family

  200. “Like” Reluctant Entertainer on Facebook
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  201. “Like” Harry and David on Facebook
    jessie c

  202. Love H&D! I’ll be making an apple dump cake at my in-laws for Thanksgiving & sugar cookie cut-outs for the kiddos….turkeys, leaves & pumpkins frosted w/fall color icing.

  203. I will be baking cookies and will give them to my friends

  204. I like Harry and David on Facebook as Elena Istomina

  205. I like Reluctant Entertainer on Facebook as Elena Istomina

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  207. I will be making pumpkin bread and I will be “giving” it those at my table. :)

  208. I’m baking and taking the pies, apple and pumpkin to share with my brother-in-law who would otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving.

  209. I ‘Like’ Reluctant Entertainer on facebook.

  210. I ‘Like” Harry & David on facebook (and in their stores!).

  211. Wow- what an amazing giveaway -thank you! I will be making these delicious cherry walnut cookies. They are my husbands favorite an to us TASTE like Christmas. Yes, I’ll be giving quite a few of them away! Thanks again!

  212. I Like your Facebook page!

  213. I’ve Liked Harry & Davids Page (Thanks for providing the link)

  214. I’ve Tweeted the giveaway! (@AnnHolly) Best of luck to everyone!

  215. I’m making English Toffee and yes, I am giving it away as gifts. So fun!

  216. The first thing I am baking for the holidays is a pumpkin pie to share with my family for Thanksgiving.

  217. Banana bread is next on the list :) then… a GOOSEBERRY pie!

  218. I will be making pumpkin bread for the teachers’ lounge at my son’s school, to take to scrapbooking this weekend and for the nurses’ breakroom at work. I love getting it all together and making several loaves at one time!
    I also “liked” RE and Harry and David on FB.

  219. First thing on my list is cheesecake and I will be sharing it.

  220. I like Reluctant Entertainer on facebook

  221. I like Harry and David on facebook.

  222. The first thing I will be making are Pumpkin Pies
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  223. I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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  224. I like Harry and David on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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  225. I follow you on Twitter as MsCarolsueA and I tweeted
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  226. I’ll be making oreo truffles. My nieces and nephews love them, and they are my son’t best friend’s favorite. He will get his own box on his Thanksgiving birthday!

  227. I will be making molasses sugar cookies for my extended family. The basket looks beautiful. Harry and David is a great company with great products.

  228. Will be baking many tradtitional Christmas breads, to give away and making “Buckeyes” which are a standard candy treat in our home at Christmas!

  229. just liked RE on FB!!

  230. First thing is a cookie exchange this weekend! I’m looking everywhere for the perfect cookie recipe!
    Thanks for this super giveaway!

  231. Liked you on FB!

  232. Pumpkin Pecan and Candy Apple Pie for our guests at Thanksgiving.

  233. Like you on FB

  234. The first thing I will be making this season will be Oatmeal Craisin cookies and, yes, I will be giving some away.

  235. Liked you on Facebook.

  236. Liked Harry and David on Facebook.

  237. Tweeted about the giveaway.

  238. I am a first and second grade teacher. The first thing I am baking for the holidays is some pumpkin bread to share with my class this Friday before Thanksgiving. We’ll also make some homemade applesauce to further celebrate Fall.

    Love Harry and David!

  239. I am making a buche de noel for my dearest friends when they come over for dinner before Christmas. You’ve spurred me on to start my New Year’s goal to become a more social hostess NOW! hugs.. thanks for the chance at this most gracious give away!

  240. I have been a long time follower of yours!!

  241. And I went to FB and liked Harry and David.. nice page! thanking them again for sponsoring this giveaway! xo marlis

  242. I just liked Harry & David on fb. (Already liked you!!)

  243. Awesome giveaway – I’m drooling! Just received a case of 28 pomegranites from my husband – gonna be baking something with them, that’s for sure – and giving away. Baking always means sharing as I certainly do not need to eat everything I bake.

  244. I will make sugared almonds and yes, I will give as gifts!

  245. I’m making Pumpkin Rolls and giving them to the neighbors for Thanksgiving.

  246. I love to bake and make candy!! I’ll be making bread to give to friends and family, also homemade caramels for sure.

  247. I liked Reluctant Entertainer on FB.

  248. I liked Harry & David on FB.

  249. I’ve already made pumpkin cranberry bread and gave a loaf to the new neighbors and one to a friend whose wife was in the hospital…next up is artisan bread in 5 min. a day…I may give some away if it turns out…

  250. First thing is snickerdoodles. And I will make a triple batch… enough for giving away and for us.
    Mary n

  251. What a sweet giveaway! I will be making a gluten free, dairy free dessert to bring as a hostess gift to a party.

  252. Now thats funny, I have already had to make pumpkin bars 4 times and gingerbread cookies 3 times and pumpkin bread once. lol but I will be baking more and closer to Thanksgiving it will be cheesecake which people are already bugging me for and there are so many wonderful kinds.

  253. I will be baking cookies to donate to the church’s Christmas Production.

  254. The first thing I made for Christmas this year,from my kitchen, was strawberry freezer jelly in June…but, the first baked items the girls and I plan to make to give for Christmas from the kitchen would be Pioneer woman’s cinnamon buns- a triple batch to give to our church families…sugar shock yum!!! Sandy, that basket is the most gorgeous gift basket I have ever seen..if I win, you will hear me hootin’ and hollerin’ all the way from Pennsylvania….Happy Thanksgiving one and all and especially to You, Lord!!

  255. Will be making ginger pumpkin bread to take to Thanksgiving!

  256. I liked Reluctant Entertainer on FB!

  257. I liked Harry & David on FB!

  258. I will be startng with Springerles and I gift a lot of these among others.

  259. I liked Reluctant Entertainer on FB

  260. I like Harry & David on FB.

  261. The first thing I will be baking is the chocolate caramel cake from martha stewart living magazine and taking it to my sister’s for thanksgiving.

  262. I’ll be baking my mom’s pumpkin bread for all my co-workers :)

  263. Misc cookies to share with friends and neighbors!

  264. Deep Dish Apple Bourbon Streusel Pie and yes, I will be giving it away. I will be taking it to a friends for Thanksgiving.

  265. Pumpkin pie for thanksgiving!

  266. “Like” Reluctant Entertainer on Facebook

  267. “Like” Harry and David on Facebook

  268. What a fabulous gift- I will be baking ginger snap cookies….it’s our families favorite.
    Happy Day

  269. I will be baking anything and everything our sons desires…he’s been away at college and I love to spoil him when he comes home for the holidays. First, I will start with Martha’s “Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies” – from her cookie recipe book.

  270. I’ll be baking buttermilk pies…keeping 1 and giving the rest away.

  271. Hi Sandy! Love these pictures! If I win, you can pick another winner ;)

  272. I’ll be baking a Mississippi Mud Cake for a get together with friends.

  273. The first thing on my list is Almond Shortbread. I love it and it always gets rave review. I’m sure I will make a least a double batch so I can share : )

  274. I’ll be baking pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and we’ll see where the baking goes from there!

  275. I like RE on facebook!

  276. Just liked RE on Facebook

  277. Liked Harry and David on FB.

  278. First thing on my baking list is: Ginger Bread Loaves and if I can stop myself from eating them I will give them away. Here is the recipe: http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2008/06/recipe_detail.html?id=7110

  279. I will be baking cherry cobbler for Christmas festivities an d serving it to my family!

  280. I plan to give away my homemade granola too….where can I find a nice medium size jar? Help.

  281. Hi!! I will be baking my “famous” (lol) Gluten Free Pumpkin and Sweet Potato pies topped with…Candied BACON Streusel (OMG!! Dont judge, its DELISH!lol), Roasted Balsamic Glazed Fig Crostata that I serve with mascarpone whipped with a spash of Port or VinSanto, and my Salted Caramel Apple/Pear Crumble…love that one; sweet and salty!! Aaaannd, they’re all Gluten Free!!:) Love your site…oh, and Im not sure if that bottom pic is you, but whoever it is, they have great hair!!lol Happy Thanksgiving!:)

  282. One of the first things on my holiday baking lists is homemade marshmallows that I plan to give away.

  283. Pumpkin bread! The recipe makes two loaves…..one for me-one for a friend!

  284. I’ve been nominated for stuffing so I will be scouring for those recipes :).

    jensteed dot 08 at gmail dot com

  285. I’m going to attempt make a pumpkin pie. I don’t like them, and I’ve never made one before, but I’m going to give it my best effort :) Thanks for the give-away!

  286. Apple pie…good ‘ol apple pie is always the first bake of the season, and I give it away by having people over and eating it together :)

  287. How timely that I read this today!…. Tomorrow I’m baking three pumpkin pies – two for our church’s Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless and one for my family. I’m not the best baker, but pumpkin pie can’t be messed up, right? Happy Thanksgiving!

  288. H&D just says “Holidays”…love their goodies!!

  289. First thing I’ll be making is a pumpkin roll. Several pumpkin rolls. Some to give away and some to keep for my family!
    sellcrystal2 (at) yahoo dot com

  290. “Liked” Reluctant Entertainer on Facebook
    sellcrystal2 (at) yahoo dot com

  291. “Liked” Harry and David on Facebook
    sellcrystal2 (at) yahoo dot com

  292. I used to work at Harry & David @ Potomac Mills Mall in VA. LOVED it. Pears are fabulous.
    I will be baking cookies, and giving them away.

  293. I already “Like” RE on FB.

  294. I like Harry & David on FB.

  295. I tweeted, but I’m a dummy and can’t link it. My user name is Carey805.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  296. I’ll be making some cookies…lemon bars, reese’s bars, molasses cookies…some to give away and some for the family.

  297. Already made banana bread and gave some away =) Pumpkin pie, muffins and bread is next =)

  298. First thing I’ll bake this season is pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner!

  299. Liked H&D on Facebook!

  300. First thing I’ll bake is cornbread for my dressing!

  301. Baking a pumpkin chessecake for Thanksgiving day dessert-I’ll be giving it away, sort of, but I’ll also be enjoying it myself!

  302. I also “Liked” all 3 on FB!! And I tweeted!!:) Fingers crossed!!

  303. The first item on my baking list is some yummy chocolate walnut cookies, and I will be keeping them!

  304. I have always loved Harry and David! We were in Medford not to long ago and I wanted to stop by Harry and David but we didn’t have time :(

  305. We will be baking pies and yes, we give one to each family who comes to our dinner.

  306. Like Harry & David

  307. Like you on FB

  308. The first thing on the list is pumpkin pie, which we’ll be sharing, but not giving away.

  309. the first thing I hope to making is cookies and brownies for the troops… those need to be sent soon to arrive beforehand…I am also searching for a good tutorial on how to make pie in a jar recipes and where to find the specialized jars for them!
    Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

  310. I’m making chocolate bars to share with my family, and pumpkin pie to take to a gathering. I don’t have any plans to give away.

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  312. Beautiful! fruit basket. Would make a great house warming gift.

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