Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops {Making Lemonade}
October 5, 2011
Winners of the Fall Food Challenge!
October 8, 2011

Time to Linkup for the Fall Food Challenge!

Welcome to the Fall Food Challenge! This week we’re ready to indulge in both the sweet and savory flavors of Fall. We’re looking forward to getting new recipes from you for warming comfort foods, as well as delectable treats for harvest holidays. Put your aprons on, pull your cameras out, and get ready to whip up–and link up–your favorite seasonal fare.

Our guest bloggers have been busy all week in their kitchens, cooking up delicious tutorials for you. Just in case you missed them earlier, here’s a look at what’s come out of the CSI Project Kitchen:

Frozen Spiced Pumpkin and Chocolate Pie from Madigan Made

Canned Apple Butter from The Cellar Door Stories

Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops from Making Lemonade

Our guest judge this week has a lot of experience when it comes to fixing the favorite foods of Autumn.

Liz of Hoosier Homemade will be stopping by each of your links and selecting her favorites to feature, as well as choosing an overall winner of the Fall Food Challenge. (If you would like to know more about Liz, read about her HERE.)

We CSI Girls will feature our favorites, as well. All winners–including the winner of our giveaway–will be announced in our winners’ post, this Saturday.

The giveaway this week is sponsored by Patricia Rae Designs.

All projects entered into the linkup challenge will automatically be entered into the giveaway. For additional entries and to learn more about Patricia Rae Designs, you can go HERE.

Please remember that to be eligible to win this week’s challenge and giveaway, you must provide a link back to the challenge in your entry post.  It’s easy–we have a button ready for you to insert into your post HERE.  For additional challenge rules, please read below.

You’ll find the linkup for this week’s challenge at the end of this post, following the challenge rules.  This challenge begins at midnight (EST) Wednesday, October 5th, and ends at noon (EST) Friday, October 7th.

1. All entries for this challenge need to incorporate the challenge’s theme. We are not simply a linky party. We have a specific theme for each week. All submissions are competing to be the judge’s top pick. If your project does not incorporate the theme we will have to remove it.

2. When you enter the challenge, please enter the link to the specific post on your blog that relates to the project — not to your general blog. This will help when a year from now, for example, someone who visits the site can find your project directly.

3. The CSI Project button must be in your blog post. HERE are the buttons. This makes it easy for other people to come over and join in the challenge if they like – and for us to know that we have the correct entry in the challenge when we’re judging. And if you use an older post, please update it so it’s current. If you don’t want to update it, please add the button to that post and to the sidebar for the week of the contest. Thanks!

4. The project you submit must be your own project and something you have made. (It can be inspired by something someone else has done, but it must be your creation.)

5. We ask that you are a CSI follower or subscriber to win the prizes.  The more followers the site has — the more giveaways we are able to host

6. If you enter a project into our challenge, we ask that you please leave comments on at least 2 other entries in the contest. Not only is it nice to do, but it’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends.

7. By entering, you give us permission to spotlight your projects – we will give you credit and link back to your blog. You are welcome to enter as many themed projects as you like! You also give us permission to add your name to our newsletter list. If you wish to unsubscribe you may do so at any time.

We can’t wait to get a look at what fall tastes like in your homes!


  1. Audra says:

    Hi, I am new to the blog world and my sister informed me of this blog! Amazing all these bloggers come together and share there precious ideas and thoughts. Love the cake pops and the pumpkin pancakes 🙂 of course with fall here my family is in a pumpkin craze 🙂

  2. I absolutely LOVE this challenge! I’m going to have a LARGE baking to-do list after this! =)

  3. Weeee….I’ve been a longtime follower, but have never mustered up the chutzpah to submit an entry. But, after testing out my recipe on friends, family, and co-workers, I’m feeling confident that you’re going to love my recipe for Pumpkin Pie Fudge with Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache as much as they all did! Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful event. Looks like there are a lot of creative and delicious recipes linked up already!

    Heading over to check out that amazing pie from Madigan Made! The pumpkin/chocolate combo is one of my weaknesses.

    Happy fall everyone!

  4. Courtney says:

    I want to eat all of this….now. Good thing I am knee deep in canned pumpkin!

  5. Mel Wilson says:

    Love this challenge…can’t wait to make the pumpkin curry….sounds divine. I made a big oops and but my name instead of the dishes name…..anyone know how to fix it?

  6. Kara says:

    Fall always puts me in the mood for baking. Can’t wait to check out some new fabulous recipes!

  7. what a fun little link up!! 🙂 just joined in on the fun!!!

  8. All the fall food guest posts sound delish!!! I really wanna try the cake pops recipe! Thanks for hosting ladies!!!

  9. Kelli says:

    Thanks for hosting ladies! I think I may be headed to the grocery store for some pumpkin about this weeks linky:)

  10. Stephanie says:

    I have been so excited to link up! Thanks for hosting this fun and unique linky! Have a great weekend!

  11. I love this challenge!!! Can’t wait to get some cooler-weather recipes…;) Hope you girls are having a terrific week! Thanks so much for hosting!

  12. brandi says:

    Looking forward to discovering some new recipes! Thanks so much for hosting ladies!

  13. Thanks for hosting, so excited to see who wins!

  14. Veronica says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!

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