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It doesnt get more fall-like than this: Dinas Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili with Apple-Cilantro Garnish

It doesn't get more fall-like than this: Dina's Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili with Apple-Cilantro Garnish

By Fine Cooking Editors, editor

November 5th, 2013

If you've been storing your slow cooker in the waaay back of the kitchen cabinet (gasp!) it's time to take it out and get slow-cooking for fall.

Earlier this year, slow-cooking guru Dina Cheney took over Fine Cooking's Facebook page to celebrate the publication of her (now insanely popular) cookbook, Year-Round Slow Cooker, and to share tips for slow-cooking success. It was a recipe- and inspiration-packed hour, and Dina has agreed to host another chat.

Join us from 3-4 PM EST Wednesday, November 13 for a cool-weather slow-cooking tips and recipes Facebook chat.

Giveaways! Enter to win a Hamilton Beach 6-quart programmable stovetop slow cooker (our pick for best stovetop safe model) by filling out the entry form on our Facebook page

Three lucky chat participants will be picked at random to receive a complimentary copy of Dina's book.

Meet us on Facebook with your slow-cooking questions or offer up your own tips to our hungry fans. Not on Facebook? You can still enter to win a slow cooker and Dina's book by leaving a comment below.

Missed the chat? Check out the thread below for a complete recap. 


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.  Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on November 7, 2013 and ends 11:59 ET on November 16, 2013. Sweepstake is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old.  Sweepstake void where prohibited.

TO ENTER:  There are two ways to enter the giveaway.
1.) Visit our Facebook tab ( located on the Fine Cooking Facebook page ( and complete the entry form, including first name, last name, and e-mail address. After submitting the entry form from our Facebook tab, Fine Cooking Slow Cooker Giveaway entrants will be given the option to earn additional entries by referring their friends to enter our giveaway. If entrant accepts this option, they will be prompted to post a link to our giveaway on entrant's personal Facebook timeline. For each one of entrant's Facebook friends that enters our giveaway through the link posted, the entrant is granted an additional chance to win. Only one entry per person over the entire duration of the Giveaway. Multiple entries will only be accepted if giveaway post is shared, limit 10 entries per person.
2.) You can also enter our giveaway by visiting (http:/, and leaving a comment on the post. All entries become the property of the Sponsors.

Sponsors are not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise.  The Sponsors assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the Sweepstake period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsors due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing  or downloading any material related to the Sweepstake.  The Sponsors reserves the right, in their sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Sweepstake should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsors corrupt the security or proper administration of the Sweepstake.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstake is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.  Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.  Entrants to abide by the Sweepstake Rules.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION: Three (3) winners will be randomly selected from the total list of entries. The prizes will be awarded after the contest ends. (3) Winners will be awarded the following:
a Hamilton Beach 6-quart programmable stovetop slow cooker - $79.99 each - Total $239.97
a copy of the cookbook "Year-Round Slow Cooker" by Dina Cheney - $19.95 each – Total $59.85

Total Prize Value is $299.82

TAXES.  Except where prohibited, all federal, state, provincial, local or other tax liabilities, including but not limited to luxury, sales, use, income, VAT, GST, and PST tax, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.  In the event of a Canadian winner, Sponsor will deduct any applicable withholding taxes imposed by the U.S. and applicable state governments from value of prize award and the prize award value will be adjusted accordingly.

NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

TERMS/CONDITIONS:  Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of  Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other persons/entities associated with this Sponsor and/or promotion, are not eligible.  All Federal, State/Provincial and local laws apply.  By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes.  

WINNING:  Giveaway will end at 11:59pm on November 16, 2013. On or about November 20, 2013, 3 winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received.  The winner will be notified by email within 10 days of the selection.  Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.

CLAIMING PRIZES:  Winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited.  Winners will also be required to provide proof of age.  (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.)  Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor's sole discretion.  All prizes will be awarded.

WINNER'S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 1, 2014 to:  Fine Cooking Web, 63 South Main Street, PO Box 5563, Newtown, CT 06470-5563. Fax: 203-270-9373.  (Residents of Canada may omit return postage.)

SPONSORS:  The Taunton Press Inc., Fine Cooking Magazine 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT  06470-5506 USA.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to the Taunton Press and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for notifying winners.

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Comments (13)

mancherai writes: I'm excited to get back into slow cooking. The recipes look great! Posted: 2:21 pm on November 12th

FC_Editors writes: @marksgirl: Yes, every comment on the post is officially entered to win the prize. Good luck! Posted: 10:59 am on November 12th

PJP1952 writes: Good Morning All, What a great giveaway and just in time for all those slow cooked Soups & Stews and anything else on can slow cook. Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes all the time.
Happy Fall!!!! Posted: 9:13 am on November 12th

jeanster1212 writes: Great recipes...thanks for sharing the chance to win. Slow cookers are perfect year round. Posted: 4:51 pm on November 9th

imecs writes: Just in time for the Holidays! Entered and shared, thank you! Posted: 10:17 am on November 8th

akphelps writes: I love the winter because I LOVE pulling out my slow cookers. When we moved, 2 years ago, my favorite pot was broken by the movers and I haven't replaced it yet. What fun it would be to have a 2nd pot again!! Posted: 8:26 pm on November 7th

NoraFB writes: It would be wonderful for some winter cooking! Posted: 4:20 pm on November 7th

lucyg22 writes: Please enter me in the contest. I still use the Crock Pot I got as a wedding gift in 1981. Still works fine, but many current recipes are for bigger than a 3.5 quart pot. Posted: 2:01 pm on November 7th

harrisonh writes: slow cookers aren't just for soups and stews. You can do a ton of things with them. They're extremely versatile
Posted: 1:29 pm on November 7th

Jjeandj writes: Please enter me in the contest. I need a new slow cooker! It's on my Christmas list! Posted: 1:27 pm on November 7th

mrs_bb writes: I would love to win a new slow cooker, especially a programmable version. Posted: 11:20 am on November 7th

ndchef writes: I've never owned a slow-cooker, and would love one! Posted: 10:46 am on November 7th

marksgirl writes: Hi! I'm attempting to enter this contest. I love fine cooking.....does this count as an entry? Posted: 10:40 am on November 7th

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