Crazy About Cookies, Food Trucks, and On a Stick Cookbooks {giveaway} – RECESS

The entry period for this giveaway is now closed, but check out this section for open Giveaways!

It’s the end of the week of Back-to-School (cook)Books Giveaways here on TasteSpotting, so it seems appropriate to giveaway one last set of cookbooks that will be fun for the weekend, recess! …

Crazy About Cookies has 300 cookie recipes for every day and special occasions: for the lunchbox, for back to school bake sales, holidays, and whatnot. If we have it in us to try baking again, we’ll share a recipe or two.

The Food Trucks cookbook features more than 100 of the hottest street meals on wheels from 20 different cities. Obviously, we love Food Trucks around these parts as we did a whole series of recipes from the Los Angeles Food Truck Fest. Remember the Cheesy Mac and Rib (macaroni and cheese and shortrib grilled cheese sandwich)?! This cookbook has everything from Kimchi Quesadillas from KogiBBQ in Los Angeles (the king of “gourmet” taco trucks?!) to poutine from Potato Champion in Portland, from SF RoliRoti’s porchetta to Austin’s FlipHappy Crepes.

And food is always more fun when you put it on a stick! And we’re not just talking about county fair corn dogs and cake pops. On a Stick, with 80 party-perfect recipes, comes from one of our favorite food photoblographer, Matt Armendariz (mattbites!). Naturally, the photos in this book are full-color, full-page, full-gorgeous. Fried chicken and waffles on a stick? Yes. Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick? Obvs. Cocktail cubes on sticks?! Don’t mind if we do…

How to Enter this Set-of-Three Giveaway (one person gets all 3 books!)

  1. Since this is recess, leave a comment with WHAT KIND OF FUN YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR THE WEEKEND! Are you heading to the beach for one last summer hurrah? Going shopping? Throwing a dinner party? If you actually don’t have anything fun planned for the weekend, first of all, maybe you should reset your priorities, secondly, for this giveaway, just make something up. It doesn’t matter what you say, as this is a random drawing, but it does matter that you do comment with something.
  2. Make sure to enter your email address in the box provided so we can contact you
  3. Share this giveaway post with your friends on facebook and twitter! (not required, but we’d love the help!)

You have until next Monday September 17, 2012 at 5 PM PST to comment. Everyone is welcome to comment to enter, but we can only ship this stuff in the U.S. (So if you’re outside the US and win, you just need to provide us with a US mailing address to send!)

(And by the way, in case anyone is wondering, even though I work 7 days a week, this weekend is non-characteristically fun-filled. Wine dinner with friends Friday night and birthday dinner GNO on Saturday night. Fun!)

by Sarah J. Gim on September 14, 2012 · 283 comments


Tammy Jarriel September 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm

We are planning to finish stripping and restaining some furniture this weekend! Can’t wait to see how great it looks when we’re done! And summer is so over in Alaska!!!

KittyB September 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Heading up to the mountains with a picnic. The leaves are starting to change so we will be surrounded by a blaze of fall colors.

Robin September 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Yummy yummy brunches :)

Emily Sue September 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

heading to the taste of new paltz!

Sarah September 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Apple picking!

Icy September 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

planning a dinner party!

Heather September 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Hurricane kit and deployment binder preparations… I can’t wait!

jessica September 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Good luck and be blessed! I remember what that deployment binder was like.

Susan @ OurFamilyEats September 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm

We’re packing the kids up and heading to Disney World for the weekend!

Geordia Rigter September 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm

This weekend I’ll going to a family potluck dinner :)

emily h. September 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Hubby’s chopping wood for the cold Montana winter ahead, and me and the kids are playing with their grandma and great grandma! Should be fun!!!

Brady Purnell September 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Making some ice cream and possibly some board game action.

Sarah R. September 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Going to a friend’s housewarming, then firing up the BBQ!

Jessica Blight September 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Going on the last hike of the summer!

Jessica Lofton Drews September 14, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Some soldiers and I are in a dance competition this weekend. Our first dance is the waltz. Me and the girls can’t wait so we can actually get to wear dresses and heels!

natalie mcnichols September 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm

My plans this weedend include a date night with the hubby then some garage sale-ing on Saturday!

Cat September 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I would like this please and thank you. ; )

Jess September 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Breakfast Burrito Party, SEC football, and trip to the local vegetarian restaurant. Can’t wait!

Stephanie September 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Party at the science center tonight (seriously; they close it off for grown-ups and serve alcohol; it’s fantastic), baking and relaxing on Saturday, big BBQ with friends on Sunday.

It’s gonna be an awesome weekend! :D

Lynnette September 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Going to our church picnic!

Holly September 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I’m going to the world premiere of an independent film I was associate producer on and studying!!!

Tina September 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Having a fun-filled weekend learning ORGO!!! :D…. :(

zinnrunner September 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Football and making my sushi! Should be fun!

Teddy September 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Planning on an awesome sushi dinner party with my roommates :D so excited!!

Alicia Boarts September 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm

We’re having a family movie night and then it’s the kids’ football game on saturday. Probably a hike on sunday. Nothing really exciting.

Pat September 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Going apple picking with my daughter and grandchilden who are coming to visit from Alaska..then to the ocean for some lobster!

kim f. September 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I haven’t thought of what we are doing, maybe you are right! Time to reset priorities. Maybe we can go to our favorite spot on the Connecticut River called Sumners Falls, we can watch the fishermen, play in the dirt, have a fire and cook some food. Yup, sounds good to me! Great givaway.

M. September 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Visiting friends and attending a play!

Cheryl B:) September 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I am volunteering for the MS Bike for Hope Bike ride here in Alaska. Both Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting). If that doesnt happen, spend time with my visiting sister

Jenn@slim-shoppin September 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I am going to Cultivate Food Extravaganza in Lincoln Park in Chicago!

Celebrity food demo’s – farmers – cooking, tasting – can’t wait.

Great give a way! I tweeted about it!

Alex September 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Going to the beach!

Dawn (Dawn's Recipes) September 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I have the On a Stick book. It’s awesome! I’d love the other two.

This weekend I’m going to a bday party for my daughter’s 2yo friend. Then I’m helping my husband turn my office into a nursery. Good times! Try not to be jealous, folks. ;)

Jessica M. September 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Enjoying the slight Fall air out there!

Sunshine September 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I’m planning on doing some cookie recipe research!

abigail September 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

holding a garage sale

chrissy September 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

a perfect Boulder weekend: happy hour, rock climbing, farmers market, a bike ride, baking, lawn games, much more? (friends are visiting who we’re trying to impress haha)

Sabriya September 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Going to the local farmer’s market!

Annie September 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm

The hubby and I are going out rock climbing Saturday afternoon and then putting together our new Ikea bookshelf Saturday night!

Emma September 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Going to Croatan

Joe A. September 14, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Watering plants, feeding chickens…. (not as fun as it sounds.)

Julie U September 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Birthday party and some family time!

Taysha Riggs September 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I plan on sitting in front of the A/C as its supposed to be wicked hot here in LaLaLand

Angela September 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Shopping for fall clothes!

Katherine B September 14, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Mountain biking and research paper writing!

Priscilla September 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I will be playing with my band at an arts festival! WOO!

Florence September 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

It’s 99 degrees in L.A. So we’re going to the beach!

Adam September 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm


Catherine L September 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Going to the local Greek Festival for some delicious food!

Nicole September 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Going Shopping!

Nicky September 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Football games, band festivals and eating

Emily M September 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I will be making some awesome Moosewood potato and chili soup for my dear sick boyfriend who has a head cold. Go me!

Tina N. September 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm

This weekend we’ll be having a bbq and enjoying the last bit of piece before school

amelia September 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

ah, this weekend. well, tonight a friend is throwing a ‘hipster party.’ we’re even going to read poetry and such. I’m thinking it’ll be awesome.
saturday may include some shopping with the roommates, if we’re lucky.
and for sunday– making dessert for the potluck and exploring the local orthodox fellowship with my dear boyfriend. I have a ton to look forward to.

Jennifer September 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Make tasty food!

lydia September 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm

county fair & paniolo parade!!!!

Sami September 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

apple picking, visiting garage sales, watching Firefly episodes, and quilt-making

sara September 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Church camp!! :)

Maureen September 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Kids’ sporting events plus camp day! Thanks, Maureen

Kostas September 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm


Veronica September 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hit the beach and cool off in the Californian water!

Kel September 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Picking apples, relaxing, baking a pie!

Diane September 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Heading to the beach for one last summer weekend.

mel September 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

working with the puppies @ the animal shelter!

Kathy September 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Trip to LA!

chewoutloud September 14, 2012 at 2:03 pm

baking, block party, and loads of kid sports!

Pat S September 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Getting together with close friends and family, just enjoying good foods and awesome company!!

Lily September 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Blues festival in town!

Ashlie September 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm

My funest thing will going to the farmest market tomorrow morning – I’m truly giddy about it… apples, winter squash, kale, beets, onions, and the last of summers bounty – tomatoes, zuchinni, cucumbers, boston lettuce…. Oh my, I’m like a kiddo on Christmas eve :)

SarahM September 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I’m making a big pot of soup to enjoy with friends after attending the University of Wyoming football game on saturday!
Those books look like some fantastic ones!

Steph September 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Kiddie pool!

Frank September 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

It only takes me half of hour to drive down to Big Sur.

Kimberly September 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Going to go to my grandmother’s house and help her harvest her garden.

BJ September 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Trip to the farmers market

Katie September 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I have a hot date with some geochemistry data for a project. Also, looking for fabric for a new dress!!!!!

Megan McD September 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm


Diana September 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm

We’re going to a local zoo and if the weather cooperates, doing some apple picking- apples are early this year :)

Nikki September 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Most San Diegans don’t have A/C so I’m heading to the beach this weekend. It’s 100+ today and supposed to get hotter tomorrow. Yikes!!
(I never win anything but these drawings are fun. I like reading what everyone is doing.)

Ashley September 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I’m going to the symphony tonight!

Emily September 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm

We’re going to make delicious brunch and watch football, ALL DAY on Sunday, with mimosas!

andrew September 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm

drown my 2 days in computer gamesss

Bonnie T. September 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I am going to slackline :D!

Judy September 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

We’ll be out in what is probably the last sunshine of the year.

Adriana September 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I’m going blackberry picking and pear picking tomorrow! hopefully making some jam/canned pears with the harvest!

Cheryl September 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Planning my first trip to the east coast!

marlies September 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Cooking and sleeping :)

Brian September 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Spa day and lots of relaxing. I need a break!

Rebecca T. September 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Getting some time off to read.

gretchenrae September 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

i am baking and watching movies!

Michael J. McCoy September 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Riding motortcycle all weekend long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Greatchalynne Hunsaker September 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm

We plan on going fishing this weekend or having a yard sale, not sure yet:)

Suchetha September 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Apple Picking!!

Barbra September 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Just stay at home and curl up with a nice book :)

anne September 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm

farmers market!

Cara September 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Going to the Zoo! Having a dinner party and some much needed drinks at the end of a crazy week!

Anna September 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I’m going to see Avengers with my two boys!

Claudia September 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Planning to go see “Hope Springs”. Would love to win the fun books – smile.

AliciaK September 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Brunch and the dog park!

Wanida September 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Going to have dim sum with mom and dad. Yum! And may go to the gym later on LOL

Mei September 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I’m probably just going to go on a rampage of watching kpop interviews and variety shows. Yeah, my weekends are filled with FUN.

Veronica September 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Im going to sleep. Not the craziest thing in the world but fun for me :)

Julie R September 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Canning tons of tomatoes and learning to fold dumplings.

Kristen D. September 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Going to a butterfly garden!

elaine c September 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Catching up on some much needed sleep.

Sherri Phengchard September 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Out of town friends are visiting, so I’m taking them to the best Austin food trucks and all the fun spots in downtown Austin!

Jennifer S September 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm

This weekend I am going to be helping my mom move to her new place by the beach She has done so much for me when I found my own place so I am hoping to help her as much as I can this weekend!

Jodi Calhoun September 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I’ll be making pear preserves

Nicole September 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Speaking of food trucks–This weekend I’ll be going to Seattle’s Mobile Food Rodeo! There will be 45 food trucks from around Washington parked in one place for a day-long smorgasborg! I can’t wait!!

Leanna September 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm

hangin’ out. maybe making indian food and naan. maybe hanging out with my secret agent lover man.

Jen P. September 14, 2012 at 5:45 pm


DB September 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

football baby!

Leslie September 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Baking myself some Ghiradelli chocolate brownies, art, reading a book =)

Natasha H. September 14, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Going to taste of Westboro, painting the garage, and baking hand pies!

S September 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Baking a b’day cake for my sister :)

Virginia September 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Baking cookies!

Tammy September 14, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Volunteering at a community garden!

Paige September 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Queens University homecoming weekend: football games and other craziness :)

Victoria September 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Preparing grad school essays, church, and baking! :)

Jessica September 14, 2012 at 6:37 pm


Chuck September 14, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Watching TV, maybe a marching band competition.

Martin Bernal September 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I’m going to party to meet new people. It’s a ‘traffic light party’. People have to wear either a green, yellow or red t-shirt, according to their relationship status. I know it sounds goofy, but it is a great way to meet new people, specially because I’m wearing green. :)

Kyung Soo Lee September 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Relaxing with the fam and eating lots of Korean BBQ!

Elizabeth B. September 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I have to attend a block party for my school tomorrow, and then I plan on making chicken and stars soup in my new house and hanging out with my dog!

Yi September 14, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Go shopping for glass jars first then making my flaky pastry. Sunday apple picking.

Jason Unterman September 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm


Michelle Lynn September 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm

This weekend I plan on visiting with my close friend before she goes away to college and having breakfast with my wonderful boyfriend. :-) It will be nice and relaxing and I’m looking forwards to it! :-)

Catherine September 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm


Keyin Lu September 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Going shopping for fall outfits!

pamela September 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Taking a picnic and my girls up the nearby 12,000 foot peak to look for a mysterious lake!

Barbara September 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Heading to a Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Aidan M. September 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Going to concerts all weekend!

Erin September 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

playing ultimate frisbee

Heather September 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Football and yummy snacks. Can’t wait to relax

Elizabeth September 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Does homework count as fun? :-/

natalie September 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

i don’t know if it counts as “fun” but i’ve got laundry, cleaning, baking, and a possible trip to ikea in the works… ;)

Karrie September 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Visiting Chicago!

Jennifer September 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I plan on working on Saturday, which, since I love my job, is actually FUN. Then, on Sunday, I’ll kick back with my family and enjoy the sun (fingers crossed!) And maybe I’ll cook a little something something.

junie September 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Spending time with my Mom (she’s 90)

Jenn September 14, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Playing tennis!

Lia C September 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Only one weekend day for me (Sat) since I work on Sundays, but taking the kids to Grandma’s to celebrate her birthday tomorrow.

Jasmin September 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm

making a HUGE batch of tamales!!

Nessia September 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I’m planning to play squash with friends this weekend. It’s my first time and i think it’s gonna be awesome!

Jennifer P. September 14, 2012 at 10:43 pm

It’s family weekend! We started by hanging out with our chosen family (i.e., friends), and we’ll go see my husband’s fam tomorrow and mine on Sunday. It promises to be a weekend full of wonderful people and great food!

Chris Chang September 14, 2012 at 11:16 pm

This weekend I’ll be hanging out with my cousins in LA and trying some new food!

Diane September 14, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Having friends over for dinner on Saturday night and attending our niece’s piano recital on Sunday.

Peri Stevens September 15, 2012 at 12:10 am

Big E!!

Amanda Rathbun September 15, 2012 at 2:34 am

Picnic by the lake…Family Reunion HERE WE COME!!!

Lauren Bellamy September 15, 2012 at 3:06 am

Farmer’s market this morning and grilling out tonight with some friends for the UT v. Florida game!

Taylor September 15, 2012 at 3:11 am

I’m going to my very first college sports game. In South Korea! Then I plan to just edit videos all weekend…

Sandals September 15, 2012 at 4:13 am

Going to a birthday party and taking friends to dinner. Woo hoo.

diane d September 15, 2012 at 4:21 am

apple picking and a fall festival

Coraopolis Peeps September 15, 2012 at 4:27 am

Picking more of our heirloom tomatoes and making homemade salsa, tomato sauce and moussaka.
We’ll need to make some Tex-Mex for the Steeler game on Sunday.

Erin Hurt September 15, 2012 at 4:30 am

Going to the art museum

margaret g September 15, 2012 at 4:39 am

Planning on spending the weekend outdoors as much as possible!

diane September 15, 2012 at 4:46 am

I am going to make bread! Two kinds, pumpernickel and cinnamon raisin. I don’t know if that’s actually ‘fun’ (especially the pumpernickel – that wild yeast stuff takes FOREVER, and I’ve been working on a starter since last weekend), but it’s what I’ve got!

Ateka September 15, 2012 at 5:05 am

bookshop browsing…

Helen September 15, 2012 at 5:25 am

Not much planned. I guess lounging around. I may make pancakes this morning!

Mikey September 15, 2012 at 5:43 am

Go to an Artist Home Tour, work in the gardens, eat, play, and ___________!!!

Mary September 15, 2012 at 6:08 am

Out of town family visiting so we are spending it cooking together in the kitchen.

Catharine @BakingChemist September 15, 2012 at 6:14 am

Baking mini cheesecakes and watching football!

Leigh September 15, 2012 at 6:50 am

Taking care of my 4 week old son!

kara September 15, 2012 at 6:58 am

i’m buying the new woodchuck pumpkin private reserve and having some friends over

Amy at Kid Cultivation September 15, 2012 at 7:07 am

Neighborhood block party followed by our town’s “Oaktoberfest”

J September 15, 2012 at 7:12 am

Farm country here….picking corn and cleaning up the garden spot. Is that fun?

Kim September 15, 2012 at 7:31 am

Heading to my parents’ house to prepare for the Jewish holiday. I’m in charge of the challah and dessert!

Sam Dee September 15, 2012 at 7:38 am

Fig picking in Tuscany! They’re crazy ripe and juicy right now!

Diane September 15, 2012 at 7:44 am

The gentleman and I are going to les Championnats du Monde Escalade (aka the World Rock Climbing Championships), then having dinner with visiting family.

Courtney September 15, 2012 at 7:49 am

I’m going to be going for a hike and going shopping with my host family today and then we’re having a family get together with crab legs on sunday! Should be fun!

Tara Noland September 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

Off to a wedding today for my very best friends son!!

Thea September 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

Rosh Hashanah dinner for 12!

Peter Holbrook September 15, 2012 at 8:40 am

I plan on delving into the wonderful world of cognitive rehab, global health, eastern religion, sensation and perception, and leisure and disability….maybe hit
up the local beach if the weather calls for it :)

Cheryl September 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

I’ll be packing the kiddies into the jogging stroller for a run, chasing them around the playground, and skyping with my deployed husband….wish we were eating macarons and croque madame in Paris instead!

Emily S. September 15, 2012 at 8:42 am

Cleaning my apartment, yippee!

Chrissy P. September 15, 2012 at 8:57 am

Planning a trip to the farmer’s markets, a picnic lunch and an evening of baking! Autumn has arrived in Michigan!

Hannah F September 15, 2012 at 9:08 am

We are riding four-wheelers and then having everyone over for a cook out dinner! Have to enjoy the weekends before it gets too busy! haha!

Arion September 15, 2012 at 9:20 am


Lizz September 15, 2012 at 9:39 am

Cookin’ up lots – o finger food apps for Sunday football!

angela September 15, 2012 at 9:50 am


Babs September 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

Visiting daughter and family in Portland, OR.

Sophia September 15, 2012 at 10:23 am

This weekend, I plan on going to a wine and cheese party and relaxing at home with a nice book and a cup of pleasantly autumnal tea.

Lynna September 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

I`m planning to do some changes for my blog!

Peaches September 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

Calligraphy and crockpot cincinnati chili in 90+ degree weather…

Miche September 15, 2012 at 10:53 am

celebrating the New Year!

Sarah R. September 15, 2012 at 10:55 am

My plan is to relax and enjoy one of the last flea markets of the season on Sunday.

Sarah Smith September 15, 2012 at 10:56 am

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Laura September 15, 2012 at 10:56 am

Going to the farmer’s market and making dinner with a friend. College started weeks ago, so fun, leisurely weekends are a thing of the past. I take what I can get!

Jil Kuntz September 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

I’m planning on doing some studying (grad school is taking over my life) but also plan on going hiking in eastern Kentucky since it’s so gorgeous out! And this is an awesome giveaway- such great cookbooks!

Emma Ewert September 15, 2012 at 11:12 am

Going on a walk with friends, and taking them to the free take-it or leave-it in town!!!

Clara September 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Soup-making! And studying Italian.

Lynn September 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

This weekend my husband is out of town, so I’m doing some baking, and working on jewelry making and crocheting.

Joanne September 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Going to get ready to move back into the dorms and get ready for more school!

Lily Sheng September 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm

We’re going to have dim sum tomorrow for Sunday Brunch!

judy September 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm

My husband and I are going to be headed to a state park called Carter Cave with our son and his family. We will be grilling out there and hiking, and going through caves.

Dawn September 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Going to a sidewalk chalk contest.

Tracy Cleveland September 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Planning on a relaxing weekend of grilling chicken, cold beverages and spending time with friends.

Jen September 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I’m writing a paper!

Jessica L September 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I am going on a local farm tour!

Amanda Lusky September 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I am working and baking! That’s the best fun one can have!

Debbie September 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

It’s apple season here so I’ll be doing everything apple!

Teresa September 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Putting new tires on the truck, installing a new water heater, and mowing the lawn (are we having fun yet?)!

Rachel September 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Met up with my dad for a 33 mile bike ride. Now I’m starving!

Linda September 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm

My son is visiting, so we are going on a long hike in the hills.

Annaliese September 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Watching football.

karen September 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

This weekend I went to one of my favorite farmer’s markets to get the last of the summer fruits and veggies and had homemade doughnuts, yum.

Kevin September 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm

this weekend is all about FOOTBALL!

Melissa September 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Curling up with a good book and an iced lemonade!

Isabela September 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I am planning on organizing my closet and going for a hike in beautiful Beaver Creek, CO!

Renee September 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Me? I plan on doing nothing. Nothing at all. Because I do stuff all week. And the weekend is the only time I get to do not a blessed thing.

Chorom Pak September 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

eat a lot of food and get better from being sick :)

HRM September 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm

A picnic on the patio.

Ronda September 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Putting a new floor in the bathroom!

N J September 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Hi! I’m planning to relax at home after a busy workday! so excited!

PC September 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Saturday: Running errands, which means doing everything I need to do so that I am free on Sunday.

Sunday: Church, football, and enjoying some free time thanks to Saturday me. :)

David M September 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

We are getting ready for the Holiday of Rosh Hashanna by apple picking with the kids for the apples and honey as well as for our apple strudel and apple honey cake.

Stephanie September 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Spending some QT with my dogs!!

Jacki C September 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Intense Sunday morning fall hike with new friends followed by family dinner

Becky Schiffel September 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Eating Rice & Beans and Cornbread with the family!

Julie September 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Settled my guys in for breakfast this a.m., then whipped up a couple of quick batches of muffins and baked donuts for a playdate with some of our favourite neighbours and their sons, who are the same age as my two. Lovely (and fun!) four hours chatting around the kitchen island while the kids played together, and tomorrow other dear friends will come over for dinner to celebrate a birthday. (And THEY’RE bringing the cake!) My idea of a nice weekend. Hanging out with people we can relax with and not have to fuss over and the kids have just as good a time as us.

Alison September 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Friends, food, catching up on my reading.

Jeannette September 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I’m going to hear a wonderful concert of Beethoven 4th Piano Concerto and Prokofiev 3rd piano concerto

Lori Patterson September 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Catching up with a good friend, doing some cooking for this weeks lunches and enjoying the sunshine!

Kay P. September 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Dinner and drinks with the Bestie. Graduation day for Puppy Kindergarten, and Mom’s Bday BBQ!

Kate September 15, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I’m delving into an intense journey of explaining Kurt Vonnegut’s messages in Slaughterhouse Five and the tools he uses to communicate these messages for my AP English paper. While not the most preferred activity, I deeply enjoy Kurt Vonnegut and I know I’m going to feel accomplished when I finish and revise the paper.

jan September 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Having my daughter and her new husband over for dinner-

Lilja September 15, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Drove 9 hours to attend a weekend-long music festival in Chicago seeing my favorite bands and eating unbelievably good Chi-town street and truck food. Best weekend ever, inarguably. I met Andrew W.K., so nothing beats that.

Liying September 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Going cycling and doing some baking after that.

Chris September 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Prayer meeting with my fellowship!

Sara W. September 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Bought some Granny Smith and Stayman apples at the farmers’ market; turned them into (vegan!) apple crisp! I always enjoy the challenge of baking something without a recipe; fruit crisp is one of the things for which I can do that successfully!

Janice De la Cruz September 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Going to the beach to do some life drawing and then swiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim

Lindsay September 15, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Baking some pies to get into the fall spirit!

Iris Kuo September 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Moving out of my apartment!

Grace Kang September 15, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Kayaking at SB pier!

Kate Anderson September 16, 2012 at 12:31 am

Enjoying the last bit of summer outside!

Grace King September 16, 2012 at 1:42 am

Hitting the beach and watching a movie!

swati September 16, 2012 at 2:01 am

I could be doing something hectic and tiring but on a selfish note all I’ll be doing is reading a great book and rent some great movies and make some really light and yum snacks to enjoy with the book or movie.

Barney September 16, 2012 at 4:52 am

Having a movie/themed eats n’ treats marathon.
Food and movies :) some of my most favorite things smashed together.

Cheryl September 16, 2012 at 6:00 am

Picked up an oak tree seedling from the famous oak at my alma mater. Then to the Blues Fest at the park to hear a friend and his band. Topped off by incredible gourmet pizza and watching football.

Sonia September 16, 2012 at 6:16 am

I went to Bath, England yesterday. Had dreamt about that for a loong long time!

Debra September 16, 2012 at 6:24 am

Run ! Bike Ride ! Laundry ! Roast Beets ! Stick some sort of plant bulb thing in a pot and see if it will grow ! Watch Despicable Me with the family !

Margaret September 16, 2012 at 6:26 am

Fun : seeing friends and baking using my home made apple sauce!

Asia September 16, 2012 at 6:40 am

I’m hosting a Bridal Makeover party this weekend with all of my girlfriends! We’ll be doing facials, having makeup tutorials and giveaways for some much-needed girl time before my wedding in November in Jamaica! :)

anie September 16, 2012 at 6:50 am

unpacking. taking out the winter woolens. pasta with shrimp and brocoli.

Lauren September 16, 2012 at 8:12 am

Biking and baking!!

Betsy September 16, 2012 at 8:45 am

I have a date at the art museum followed by walking around the park. nothing better than a hot date on a beautiful day!

Matthew September 16, 2012 at 8:56 am

Throwing one of my best friends a surprise Birthday Party. And making my own Ice Cream cake for the party!

Courtney @ Bake. Eat. Repeat. September 16, 2012 at 9:04 am

Heading to the apple farm today to buy an excessive amount of apples! Then I’m sure we’ll come home, wonder what in the world we’re going to do with all those apples, and lament the day we ever went to the apple farm. Happens every year. Can’t wait!

kate September 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

To do this weekend: lots and lots of homework! And baking something decadent. Grad school is where fun goes to die.

Diana September 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

Back to school shopping :)

Laura September 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

I made 5 dozen cupcakes for a 1st birthday party! And a little cake for the lil guy to make a mess of. Went to a wedding! Today is the birthday party… so getting ready to go play with the kids! hang out with friends!

Karlie September 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

I will be doing lesson plans all weekend to prepare for the next school week. Yay!

Mary September 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

Getting a massage!

rooth September 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

Football time this weekend!

Kim in MD September 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I am spending the weekend cooking for a party, and then watching football on Sunday!

Dionna Eshleman September 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm

My weekend was jam-packed with lots of mojitos, friends, dancing, and Saturday brunch pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes. The weekend is winding down with auditions and homework. Not too shabby!

Mish September 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Oyster season has begun!

Elyse September 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I did exactly what I planned! I coached a soccer game yesterday, did laundry and cooked up a storm. I cooked 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies, enchiladas (some for freezing), shredded beef in the crockpot for future meals, bread, made chicken stock, waffles and sausage for breakfast and am now getting ready to watch a movie.

Molly September 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Packing for my two month trip to Ireland!

Tayler September 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Lots of studying!

Marin September 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

birthday party!

Yaka September 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I spent the weekend celebrating a birthday, seeing friends in another state (mini road trip), and studying for an upcoming exam. A decently activity-filled weekend!

Anne September 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I went on a gorgeous drive through the Catoctin Mountains and got to see a mama cow giving her baby a bath with her tongue!

Robin C September 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Wedding Saturday, lazy Sunday :)

Lara September 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Saturday I had a parade with my marching band. Today I am meeting some college friends for coffee then we are going on a tour at the Winchester Mystery house!

Carrie September 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm

My daughter and I had a girls’ day: laid on the couches eating whatever we wanted while watching old episodes of Dance Moms!

Julie September 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Hi Tastespotting. I wrote this entry yesterday morning but the site was down so I couldn’t submit. Trying again here: Settled my guys in for breakfast this a.m., then whipped up a couple of quick batches of muffins and baked donuts for a playdate with some of our favourite neighbours and their sons, who are the same age as my two. Lovely (and fun!) four hours chatting around the kitchen island while the kids played together, and tomorrow other dear friends will come over for dinner to celebrate a birthday. (And THEY’RE bringing the cake!) My idea of a nice weekend. Hanging out with people we can relax with and not have to fuss over and the kids have just as good a time as us.

Jennifer Reda September 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

my boyfriend and i just relaxed this weekend (code word for did nothing :D)

Danielle September 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Celebrating the Jewish new year with my family and visiting old friends. Can’t think of anything better :)

Jocelyn September 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm

My sisters and I did a surprise 50th birthday party for my mom! I did decorations and cake, my sisters did the food. She was surprised and had a great time. Then did some school work the next morning, hung out with my sister, nephews and parents today, watched a 1968 Batman cartoon, and now looking up food to make for Thanksgiving! Tomorrow, visiting my grandparents, then home to get ready for school Tuesday. Next weekend, celebrating my 30th birthday with brunch!

Jeremy September 17, 2012 at 5:35 am

Enjoying the beautiful fall weather, hiking in northern Wisconsin. Going to the rifle range.

Yooly September 17, 2012 at 7:38 am

Family vacation in South Lake Tahoe

Ayla September 17, 2012 at 8:18 am

Sneaking in here on monday! :) This weekend my girlfriend and I babysat her 3 nieces so her brother could take his wife on a surprise date at a super fancy restaurant! She was utterly thrilled, it was awesome. And then the next day we went hiking in an off-leash park, my dog had such a blissful expression the whole time. I felt like a good person after all that. ;)

Maggie September 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

I went to Asheville NC with my mom!

Martha September 17, 2012 at 9:56 am

I hope that I am randomly chosen :)

Jacqueline September 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Headed to NY for two birthdays and some scrumptious brunch therapy after a week of medical school exams!

Sean September 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Just spending time in town.

Melanie September 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Surprise birthday party for a good friend :)

Erin D September 18, 2012 at 4:46 am

Skydiving!!!!…… okay, not really. More like searching Tastespotting for new recipes ;)

Jessica Musselwhite September 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

Cooking, of course!

Teri Corominas September 22, 2012 at 3:50 am

Hot Air Ballooning at Louisiana Festival! Lots of good eating!

Guenn Johnsen-Gentry October 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm

hunting matsutake in the mountains!

Natalia October 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

I have a fun breakfast planned for Saturday and for Sunday I will be attending an event at Knotts Berry Farm :) Busy and fun!

Valerie Sweet October 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

having dinner with family.

Katie L. October 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I am hiking in the pygmy forest and digitizing my paperpiles!

Tritia T. October 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

A wine tasting weekend with the girls!!! =D

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