The Freshman Cook: Welcome Post / #Apple Week

This post is sponsored on behalf of #appleweek. Our generous

sponsors, Swiss Diamond, Envy Apples, Imperial Sugar,

Nordic Ware, Rodelle Vanilla, Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal, Nairn’s

and The Spice House have provided us with products for

recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers.

As always, all opinions are my own.

Hello, and Welcome to #appleweek!

I am so excited that you are here! In case this is your first time

to visit during #appleweek, let me tell you a little bit about it!

I want your #appleweek experience to be fun and inspire you!

This week some blogger friends and I are sharing some of our

favorite tastes of fall with recipes overflowing with cinnamon,

apples, nutmeg and many more tasty ingredients! There will

be a lot of recipes to browse, and some “new to you” bloggers

to explore also! Here is a preview of one of my favorite recipes

coming up this week:

Apple Cinnamon Pull Aparts

                       Get the recipe Monday right here!                         

Don’t forget about the giveaway mentioned above! Scroll down to read about the exciting prize packs and what you could win!

AppleWeek Prize Pack #1 from

Swiss Diamond 

A XD 10 Piece Set Ultimate Kitchen Kit

Available in select stores only, Swiss Diamond’s XD 10 piece

set features Swiss Diamond’s newest, most advanced

diamond-reinforced nonstick coating. The new coating

formulation contains 20% more real diamond crystals than the

HD coating and was developed in Switzerland. The result is a

significantly tougher cooking surface, 40% more durable with

40% better food release properties as compared to the Classic

HD nonstick cookware. The are ideal for healthy cooking without oil

and feature quick, easy clean-up with hot soapy water. They are

PFOA-free and produced in an eco-friendly manner. The tempered

glass lids have adjustable steam vents and the ergonomic handles

and knobs are oven safe up to 500 F.

Swiss Diamond is a high-end cookware and kitchenware brand

established in 2001, with a manufacturing facility in Sierre,

Switzerland. The brand name originates from the company’s

Swiss origin and it’s classic cookware line which uses a

revolutionary nonstick coating made with diamond crystals for

durability, superior heat conduction, and a long-lasting nonstick

surface. Swiss Diamond is committed to meeting consumer

needs by using safe, high-quality materials, by emphasizing

innovative design with traditional European craftsmanship and

by adhering to an eco-friendly production process.

AppleWeek Prize Pack #2
from Envy Apples 

A $60 Pre-Paid Visa Gift Card and a shipment of Envy Apples!

When you’re this good they call you Envy™!

It’s hard to put into words what makes Envy™ so remarkable.

Each satisfyingly sweet crunch redefines what to expect from

an apple. Since it was introduced, Envy™ has emerged as the

apple with everything: beautiful skin, sweet flavor and a bright,

tender flesh that remains white even after being cut. It’s a pure

and pristine apple that’s a genuine work of orchard-growing

genius. Envy™ was born in New Zealand using natural

plant-breeding methods, crossing a Braeburn with a Royal Gala

apple. From there, a handpicked team of talented growers,

planted trees in regions perfect for growing Envy, such as New

Zealand, Washington state and Chile where they benefit from

long, sundrenched days and crisp, cool evenings.

Enjoy Envy™ just about anywhere—it’s nature’s passport to a

magical moment of indulgent time.

For more information visit

AppleWeek Prize Pack #3 from

The Spice House

The Spice House has been sourcing premium spices since

1957, bringing you the finest selections from all over the globe.

They provide the freshest and most flavorful ingredients

possible via small, weekly batch grinding and blending.

Prize Pack #4 from Rodelle Vanilla

A Baker’s Dream Come True!

Package will include pure vanilla extract, gourmet dutch-

processed baking cocoa, gourmet vanilla extract, gourmet

vanilla beans, organic vanilla extract, organic chocolate extract,

almond extract, vanilla paste, and some fun baking supplies to

whip of your next batch of goodies with!

Rodelle believes ingredients makes all the difference, that’s

why they are passionate about offering a complete line of

superior baking ingredients, vanilla products and gourmet

spice blends. Quality vanilla extract may cost a little bit more,

but the flavors are worth it! Rodelle works with a farmer-owned

co-op in Madagascar, Sahanala, to craft a farm-to-table vanilla

that benefits the vanilla farmers and their families.

Prize Pack #5 from

Imperial Sugar

A Sweet Tooth’s Dream Come True! The Winner will receive

1 case of 2-lb granulated sugar (20 bags)

+ 1 case of 2-lb light brown sugar (24 lbs), a silicone baking

mat and a custom apron.

For 175 years, Imperial Sugar has been a trusted name in family

kitchens across the South. Sweet things happen when people

come together in the kitchen, and that’s why Imperial sugar

has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations for

generations.  We’re the secret ingredient in family-favorite

recipes handed down from one generation to the next. Home

cooks know that when you bake with love and Imperial sugar,

that’s when memories are made. Visit for

over 100 years of time-tested recipes, kid’s crafts, how-to videos,

coupons, giveaways and more.

Prize Pack # 6 from

 Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal and Nairn’s Oatcakes

Flahavan’s and Nairn’s have teamed up to bring out an oatstanding

prize pack filled with naturally creamy, sustainable Flahavan’s

Irish Oatmeal and our go-to gluten free grahams by Nairn’s.

We have a good gut feeling that you’re going to love it!

Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal is sustainably grown and milled in

Co. Waterford, Ireland by the Flahavan’s family since 1785.

They have sourced the finest oats from the same Irish farming

families for generations. Flahavan’s oats are milled in small

batches and minimally processed according to 230 year old

milling tradition and double kilned. They are non-GMO and

naturally gluten-free.

Nairn’s Gluten Free Grahams are good in more ways than one.

For a start they’re made with only the finest wholegrain oats-

naturally energizing and proven to reduce cholesterol. And at

only 45 calories a piece, they’re a healthy alternative the the

usual graham (also 40% less sugar!). But the real feel good

factor comes from knowing every delicious gluten-fee bite is

batch tested to Elisa standards so they’re truly safe to eat.

Prize Pack #7 from

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware is a family owned and operated kitchenware

company since 1946 and has steadily built its reputation as an

internationally distributed kitchenware brand. As a leading

manufacturer and innovator, Nordic Ware produces the vast

majority of its products in America, at its Minneapolis

headquarters, including bakeware, cookware, grillware,

microwave, kitchen gadgets and accessories.

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Disclaimer: Thank you AppleWeek Sponsors: Swiss Diamond, Nordic Ware, Envy Apples, Imperial Sugar, The Spice House, Rodelle Vanilla, Flahavan’s Irish Oats and Nairn’s  for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The AppleWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Seven (7) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The AppleWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the AppleWeek posts or entry.

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