Entertaining, For the Love of Coffee, Gift Baskets, Holidays

Recipe: Pumpkin Cream Pie With Homemade Pumpkin-Spiced Whipped Cream

September 20, 2016

 

pumpkin pie with chocolate sauce

by Crystal Wantanabe

Pumpkin spice lattes are popping up all over the place again, a sure sign of the arrival of the fall season. Sweaters, boots, and of course fall holiday entertaining are soon to follow.

When Thanksgiving rolls around, there are always at least two or three pumpkin pies on our table—usually because guests are trying to prevent the worst-case scenario of no pumpkin pie at dinner! For me, though, there’s something even worse than no pumpkin pie: no whipped cream.

I look at photos of pumpkin pie slices with cute little dollops of cream on them and laugh. At Thanksgiving dinner, I hold back on the main course so I’m ready to plop a mountain of whipped cream on my pie. My favorite pumpkin pie recipe, then, is heavy on the good stuff.

Similar to how a banana cream pie is constructed, the traditional pumpkin pie filling is on the bottom and a thick layer of spirced cream sits on top. You’ll find it’s light and fluffy and has just the right ratio of cream to pumpkin.

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Gift Baskets, Gourmet Apples, Party!

Bobbin For Apple Treats Twitter Party Sweepstakes

September 8, 2016

bobbin for Apple Treats Twitter Party Sweepstakes

Follow us on Twitter and sign up today for the Twitter party! Bob and splash but don’t miss the Bobbin For Apple Treats Twitter Party Sweepstakes! Tuesday, September 27, 1:00pm CST

Sign up Instructions: Follow 1-800-Baskets.com® on Twitter (@1800Baskets) during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. RSVP before 11:00AM CDT on 9/27/16: On Twitter DM@1800baskets for registration and include your name and email address. You must use the hashtags #1800Baskets and #Sweepstakes in all tweets when responding on Twitter during the Entry Period.

Join us for a fun afternoon and a chance to win delicious apple prizes. We’re giving away three decadent and sweet prizes! Don’t get soaked while you’re bobbin for apple treats! Use #1800Baskets #Sweepstakes to answer the questions.

What are the three prizes? Nuts About Caramel Apple Pack (4 Ct) , So Good Gourmet Apples (4 Ct.) and Apple Pie Caramel Apple (4 Ct.)

 

Be sure to check out our exquisite gifts for fall occasions: Fall Gift Baskets

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Gift Baskets, Philanthropy

Smile Farms Golf Outing and Wine & Paint Classic

August 30, 2016

Golf Outing Save the Date! Don’t miss the Smile Farms Second Annual Golf Outing and Wine & Paint Classic!

Second Annual Golf Outing at Sands Point Golf Club.

Monday, September 26, 2016

 

golf outing, wine and paint event

Find out more about Smile Farms here: www.smilefarms.org

Birthday Gift, Celebrations Passsport, Gift Baskets, Summer Time Gift

Free Passport Trial at the Summer Sidewalk Sale!

August 4, 2016
Free Passport Trial
Free Passport Trial

Free Passport Trial

Stop by the 1800 Baskets.com big summer sale! Shop for amazing gifts at 30% off and get a free Passport® trial at the Summer Sidewalk Sale!

3 Days left to save! Take 30% off a beautiful selection of gifts. Thoughtful treats, gourmet edibles and gift baskets now on sale. Shop and use the promocode DOW30 at check out.

Don’t miss beautiful handcrafted baskets, scrumptious treats, lovingly made spa gifts and adorable baby gifts on your trip to the sidewalk sale.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy a Free Passport Trial! We’re celebrating summer with a 30 Day Free Trial to Celebrations Passport®. Get free shipping/no service fees across our family of brands!  Sign Up Here for a Free 30 Day Trial!

Entertaining, Gift Baskets, Philanthropy

Smile Farms Summer Pop Up Shop, Atlantic Beach

July 6, 2016
Smile Farms Pop Up Shop

Incredible Flower Arrangements at the Pop Up Shop

Smile Farms welcomed the season by bringing a summer Pop Up Shop to Ocean Club, Atlantic Beach. The organization is dedicated to providing meaningful work opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities at local farms and greenhouses.

1800Baskets.com partnered with Smile Farms and 1800Flowers.com to help make the shop a success and to raise awareness for the organization. 1800Baskets donated containers of various sizes for the Pop Up Shop. Smile Farm’s employees planted the containers with beautifully arranged flowers and plants grown at Smile Farms at IGHL located in Moriches, New York. The arrangements were available for purchase at the Pop Up Shop and every one of them sold!

Continued support is essential so that the organization can raise awareness for a much deserving population. Want to help? Get involved today by attending one of the upcoming events!

Summer Soiree: Sip and Schmooze by the Sea,  July 14, 2016. To register please contact Tracey Gittere (516) 222-0550.

Second Annual Smile Farms Golf Outing and Wine & Paint Classic, September 26, 2016. Details: Email events@smilefarms.org for sponsorship opportunities.

If you would like to host a pop-up shop for the organization please contact info@smilefarms.org.

 

Congratulations, Philanthropy

Smile Farms at Community Bridge Builders

June 27, 2016

Smile Farms, a new non-profit organization dedicated to providing meaningful work opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities announces a second location on the west coast!

1-800-Baskets.com® a member of the 1-800-Flowers.com® family since 2001, congratulates Smile Farms on this incredible milestone.

As a corporate sponsor of Smile Farms, 1-800-Flowers.com® provides the charity with support in many ways, including donations, volunteers, business mentorship, cause marketing campaigns and most importantly — spreading the message. 

Meet Smile Farms at Community Bridge Builders in Turlock, California!

Smile Farms at community Bridge Builders

Smile Farms at Community Bridge Builders

“Smile Farms is excited to announce that we have established our second location in Turlock, California! We’ve partnered with Community Bridge Builders, Inc. to further our mission of lowering the unemployment rate for adults with developmental disabilities.

Smile Farms at Community Bridge Builders is utilizing their rich, fertile soil, to grow plants and to grow people. They are tirelessly working for an environment that creates sustainability while forging a centralized voice for this often forgotten population. We are Creating Jobs, Growing Goodness and Helping Neighbors NATIONWIDE!

We can’t wait to see all the good this new Farm will do for the community. Stay up to date with our expansion, milestones and progress by following us on all our social media platforms (@SmileFarmsInc)

To learn more about Smile Farms and Smile Farms at Community Bridge Builders, check out our websites www.smilefarms.org and www.smilecbb.org.” SmileFarms.org

Smile Farms at Community Bridge Builders, Turcott

Working for an Environment that Creates Sustainability

 

Smile Farms at community Bridge Builders

Join us in Congratulating Smile Farms!

Gift Baskets, Picnic, Summer Time Gift

Summer Fun Sweet vs Savory Showdown!

June 23, 2016

Summer barbecues and parties just wouldn’t be the same without a variety of snacks and treats to keep the crowd happy! While some of us look forward to the creamy savory cheeses and salty snacks, others can’t wait for the grand finale–the dessert table! There’s no right answer but you can cast your vote — We’re holding a Summer Fun Sweet vs Savory Showdown starting 7/11/16. Sign up here: Sweet vs Savory Sweepstakes!

Root for your favorite! Sweet vs Savory. It’s a Sweepstakes too! You could win a beautiful summer gift from 1800Baskets.com brimming with mouthwatering sweets or savories. The 1800Baskets.com Sweepstakes runs  July 11 to August 1.  Don’t miss the fun!

Need a gift for a summer occasion? Try these in-season favorites! Dana’s Bakery Macarons and Savory Gourmet Snack Basket are wonderful gifts for a summer birthday, thank you or to wish them congratulations.

Sweet vs Savory Showdown Macaroons

Dana’s Bakery Macarons

Sweet vs Savory Showdown Snack Basket

Savory Gourmet Snack Basket

For more gift ideas visit our Summer Collection!

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Father's Day, Picnic, Summer Time Gift

Anchors Away for Father’s Day!

May 25, 2016

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Anchors Away Winners! Bonnie W.   Hope to win the Fisherman Basket, Annette P.   A day that’s bluer than blue yet not blue at all, Tammy K.  Best Day Ever! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Sweepstakes. This promotion is now over. Fans, you can use the Promocode 20DEALS for a summer sitewide sale at 1800Baskets.com!

Smooth sailing and clear skies are in the forecast for a new Father’s Day Sweepstakes: Anchors Away For Father’s Day! The 1800Baskets.com Facebook photo caption Sweepstakes is under way!!

Father’s Day is a great time to celebrate dads for all their love and support throughout the year. Let your dad — hero, guide and captain of the ship know how much you appreciate him with an amazing basket of treats.

Enter the 1800Baskets.com Sweepstakes and you could be the winner of one of three Father’s Day gifts. Is your dad a fisherman? One of the prizes, Fisherman’s Favorite Snacks, is a fishing basket brimming with savories and sweets your dad is sure to enjoy. 

 

 

Happy Father’s Day Everyone! Anchors Away!

 

Anchors Away Sweepstakes Prize

Win a prize for your dad!

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY WHO HAVE OR OPEN AN ACCOUNT ON FACEBOOK.COM.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. ENTRYPERIOD: 1-800-BASKETS.COM® 2016 Anchors Away for Father’s Day Sweepstakes (hereinafter the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00 PM EDT on 6/2/16 and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on 6/13/16 (the “Entry Period”).
  2.  HOW TO ENTER: Visit the 1-800-BASKETS.COM® Facebook page located athttps://www.facebook.com/1800baskets during the Entry Period and completely fill out the entry form and submit your caption to our Father’s Day Nautical Photo in thirty (30) words or less.   The entry form and caption will collectively be referred to as the “Entry.”

Accounts at Facebbook.com are free and can be opened at www.facebook.com.

2.1 ENTRY CONTENT RESTRICTIONS:

  1. Entry received a) must be unique and created exclusively by the entrant submitting b) cannot have been previously entered into a sweepstakes, contest or have been published c) cannot not be awaiting publication nor may it be submitted for publication consideration during or after the Entry Period; and
  1. The Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement; and
  1. The Entry must not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes; and
  1. We are a family friendly company so each Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, or that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  1. Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where submission is created.

2.2. ADDITIONAL ENTRY TERMS & CONDITIONS. Limit one Entry per person. Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter the Sweepstakes is prohibited. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply. By entering, you understand that the Sponsor has the exclusive right to use the Entry and excerpts of the Entry in any advertising and promotional materials (visual, sound, print and/or electronic form), including, but not limited to, posting Entry on its websites, blogs, social media pages and in any form of advertising.  By submitting your Entry you grant any and all necessary rights and licenses provided herein, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to the Entry, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity, you  hereby hold the Sponsor harmless from and against any third party claim arising from use of the Entry and waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the Entry or to be compensated for any such uses. All Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and may not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

  1. 3. SWEEPSTAKESPRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”):  Three (3) Prizesin total will be awarded.   Winners will be randomly selected and will receive one (1) of the three following prizes.  A 1-800-BASKETS.COM® Classic Barbeque Gift Tub (product code #149456) ARV $59.99 USD, 1-800-BASKETS.COM® Father’s Day Tie-rrific Tower (product code #149453) ARV $49.99 USD or a 1-800-BASKECOM® Fisherman’s Favorite (product code #149454).  Total ARV of all prizes of $169.97 USD.
  2. WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be selected on or about June 15, 2016in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period by a representative of Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the EntryPeriod. Prizes will be awarded and potential winners will be notified by email associated with their Facebook account. Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable.
  3. 5. GENERAL RULES:  Taxes, related to the prizes are the winners’ sole responsibility, if applicable. Prize winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where legal) within five (5) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate selection. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, image, photo, sobriquet and biographical information for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. By entering, entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these OFFICIAL RULES and winners release Sponsor, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakesfrom any and all liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from participation in the Sweepstakesor acceptance or use of prize. Entries will be declared to be made by the authorized account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Facebook account associated with the submitted Entry.  Entries are subject to verification of eligibility and will be declared invalid if they are incomplete, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website; violates the OFFICIAL RULES; or acts in an unsportsmanlike, obscene or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrant or person.   Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, misdirected or damaged Entries due to internet services providers service, weather, technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the sender, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion as planned, including for infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures or corruption of any sort, and award prizes from eligible Entries received prior to cancellation. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  4. 6. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakesis open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are 21years of age or older as of date of entry who have or open an account on Facebook.com.  Accounts at Fcom are free and can be opened at www.facebook.com.   All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Employees and families of 800-Flowers, Inc. (“Sponsor”) their subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates and related companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families are ineligible.
  5. 7. WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners, visithttps://www.facebook.com/1800basketsand refer to the “Notes” section from approximately 6/20/2016 through 7/20/2016.
  6. 8. SPONSOR & ADMINISTRATOR: The Sponsor and Administrator of this Sweepstakesis 800-FLOWERS, INC. One Old Country Road, Suite 500, Carle Place, New York 11514
  7. 9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: NEITHER 800-FLOWERS, INC., THEIR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AS WELL AS, THEIR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY OR GOODWILL. IN ALL EVENTS, THE SOLE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF SPONSOR AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE ARV OF THE PRIZES SET FORTH HEREIN.
  8. 10. GOVERNING LAW & VENUE: THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE & FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKESAND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN THE SAME. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND HEREBY IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE VENUE OF THOSE COURTS WITHIN THE COUNTIES OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK.

© 2016 800-FLOWERS, INC.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating, you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook from any and all liability associated with this promotion

Congratulations, Spa Gift, Summer Time Gift

Charlotte, She’s Engaged! Shopping Sweepstakes

May 11, 2016

shopping sweepstakes

Charlotte, Can you help me find the perfect gift for the bride-to-be? You bet, and… have some fun while you shop! Sign up for our Shopping Sweepstakes, Charlotte, She’s Engaged!

This promotion is now over. The winners are listed below. Thank you for participating in Charlotte She’s Engaged!

Charlotte, our personal shopper can help you  find a gift for the bride-to-be! The 1800Baskets.com Sweepstakes and Shopping Tool starts June 13, 2016 to June 28, 2016. No purchase required to enter Sweepstakes nor will it increase your chances of winning.

Wedding season is here! You may have friends and family members on your list for engagement, bridal shower and wedding gifts. Pressed for time?  Charlotte can help you find an amazing gift and make shopping a breeze.

Is the bride-to-be a country girl, a spa girl or does she adore chocolate? From our Congratulations Collection Charlotte will find you a gift the bride-to-be will love.

Here’s the fun part! A little something for you too. Enter our Shopping Sweepstakes and you could win one of three beautiful gifts from 1800Baskets.com! Good luck!

Sign up today for Charlotte, She’s Engaged!

Winners Circle:

Congratulations to the Winners!

Kim, Stephanie, Heather!!

Thank you fans for participating in the sweepstakes! We hope you found some great gift ideas and that you had as much fun as we did! Here is a sitewide promocode you can use at www.1800baskets.com: SPA20.

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Philanthropy

Smile Farms Farmer Spotlight

April 5, 2016

In our February newsletter, we proudly introduced Smile Farms Inc., and its inspiring story! Today we would like to introduce you to Thomas Reilly and Dominique Johnson, two farmers at Smile Farms at IGHL. They have been featured in the Farmer Spotlight on Smile Farms’ Social Media platforms. Check out what they had to say!

 

farmer spotlight, Thomas Reilly

Farmer Spotlight, Thomas Reilly

farmer spotlight, Dominique Johnson

Farmer Spotlight, Dominique Johnson

Farmer Spotlight! Congratulations Thomas Reilly and Dominique Johnson on four years of employment with Smile Farms Inc. Best of luck with your future plans!

As a corporate sponsor of Smile Farms, 1-800-Flowers.com® provides the charity with support in many ways, including donations, volunteers, business mentorship, cause marketing campaigns and most importantly — spreading the message.

Currently located on Long Island, New York, with the help of citizens, corporations and government entities, they have ambitious plans to expand and create a network of farms across the United States.

 

Smile Farms farmers in the greenhouse

Smile Farms Farmer Spotlight Farmers Working with Mulch

Read more about Smile Farms and how you can get involved:  http://www.smilefarms.org/

Stay connected with Smile Farms on all social media platforms!

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