Giveaway: Keurig Coffee Maker Pick-Me-Up!

It’s back-to-school season here at Small Kitchen College, and we want to make sure you’re in tip top shape when classes start. And by tip top shape, we mean highly caffeinated. Even though many of us were waking up at 8am for our summer internships, our bodies just can’t seem to adjust to morning classes and the energy they require–so much more than 8 hours of googling.

Even with our bang for your buck coffee wisdom, buying an Americano every morning can get pricey. Luckily, our friends over at Keurig have just come out with a cute MINI plus coffee maker that is perfectly sized for a small kitchen, and reasonably priced for a college budget (so long as you’re splitting with a few housemates). And we’ve got one just for you!

In keeping with the back-to-school theme, we want to make sure the Small Kitchen College “course catalog” is jam-packed with things you want to learn about. We want to hear more about the kinds of recipes, tips, and tricks you’re eager to be fed on the site. So comment away, and hopefully you’ll be taking home this fabulous machine to help with all your caffeine needs.

To enter the Keurig Coffee Maker Pick-Me-Up Giveaway, you must:

  • Leave a comment below and tell a recipe, tip, or trick you want to see on the site as part of the fall SKC “course catalog”
  • Be a subscriber to the SKC newsletter. (we’ll check!!)
  • Become a fan of our Facebook Page
  • (Extra Entry) Tell your facebook fans about this contest – post the link and @Small Kitchen College
  • (Extra Entry) Tweet about this contest @BGSKCollege

Good luck!

–The Small Kitchen College Team

Originally posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2011

106 Responses to “Giveaway: Keurig Coffee Maker Pick-Me-Up!”

  1. Julie W

    August 18th, 2011

    Some recipes I would like to see on the site this fall would be a variety of fall-related treats! Cinnamon and pumpkin cookies, desserts, pies! Mmmm.

  2. Amanda C

    August 18th, 2011

    I would love to see more healthy and cost effective dessert recipes. I’m working toward owning my own bakery (one day in the sort-of distant future), and would love fresh ideas!

  3. Michelle

    August 18th, 2011

    How about some holiday cooking/baking ideas? Especially some that don’t take the entire day! :)

  4. Irene

    August 18th, 2011

    I’d love to see some more vegetarian options that are easy and fast to make!

  5. Shannon

    August 18th, 2011

    I agree with Julie, fun tips for fall treats! I’ve never been able to master anything pumpkin-related.

  6. Lindsey

    August 18th, 2011

    I would really love to see a pumpkin roll recipe! My boyfriend’s grandmother used to make them for him all the time and it is his favorite. Unfortunately they’re miles away from each other now and I would love to learn how to bake one! Also, a few different pumpkin seed seasoning recipes as well would be wonderful :)

  7. Anna

    August 18th, 2011

    I’d love to see more recipes that work when you’re just cooking for one. Living alone, I always have to cut recipes down (sometimes unsuccessfully) or end up wasting food when I don’t eat all the leftovers soon enough. Also along this line, I’d love to see recipes with a small number of ingredients!

  8. April G.

    August 18th, 2011

    How about slow cooker recipes? Or cooking for one, like Anna above says.

  9. Rachel

    August 18th, 2011

    I would love some tips on how to keep my budget low but throw a nice dinner party. I have a lot of friends that like to eat and I love to entertain but how do I stop emptying my pockets every time?

    Also, I am a Facebook fan, a newsletter subscriber and I shared this contest on Facebook :)

  10. Hayley

    August 18th, 2011

    I would love to see some pescatarian-friendly recipes. As a college student on a budget, it’s easy to fall into a routine of rotating the same 5 recipes. I’d love to add some new recipes to my repertoire. Any recipe that is cheap and easy to make, perfect for one, and light on the meat, would be great!

  11. Chelsea

    August 18th, 2011

    I would love some on the go lunch recipes that include some protein :)

  12. Esther

    August 18th, 2011

    I would like to see more do-ahead recipes! I’m always looking for ideas of things I can cook on Sunday and then freeze or reassemble for a quick lunch or dinner later in the week when I’m too busy to cook.

  13. Nick

    August 18th, 2011

    Anything with pumpkin! It seems versatile enough to go with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, but I need to learn more recipes other than pumpkin pie!

  14. Tequila

    August 18th, 2011

    I want to see a Quiche recipe

  15. Melody

    August 18th, 2011

    I would love to see slow cooker recipes! Or anything that doesn’t take a lot of time!

  16. Tequila

    August 18th, 2011

    im a fan on facebook

  17. Hanna

    August 18th, 2011

    I would love some healthy, affordable, single to two person serving recipes. Ohhh, or some good packable lunch ideas.

  18. Jocelyn

    August 18th, 2011

    It would be wonderful to hear some tips for the best on-the-go food acceptable for munching on between or even during classes.

    I’d also love recipes for using all the wonderful fall apples.

  19. Tequila

    August 18th, 2011

    Im a subscriber of the newsletter

  20. Matt

    August 18th, 2011

    I think no heat lunches would be a good one. Vegetarian for both health and wallet conscious among us.

  21. Andrea

    August 18th, 2011

    I would love to see some recipes for comfort food, that are also easy to create!

  22. Kait Burke

    August 18th, 2011

    Every fall I wanna make bake some pumpkin seeds but the only recipe I know is salt. I would love more ideas for pumpkin seeds and easy (microwavable?) apple cider or wassail would be yummy.

  23. Brenda Hogue

    August 18th, 2011

    I love one pot meals! Would love to see some creative one pot meal recipes.

  24. Kim

    August 18th, 2011

    My son is off to college and this would be perfect for him
    I subscribe and am a FB fan, will post link

    My Tip: quick healthy breakfast or snack for teenagers, toasted bagel with mini chocolate chips, a slice of banana and a strawberry sliced.

    I would love to see more recipes like this, quick on the go but appealing to teenagers. Love your blog!

  25. Nicolette

    August 18th, 2011

    I would love to see some gluten-free recipes.

    Also a pad thai recipe would be great!

  26. Bethany Imondi

    August 18th, 2011

    Recipes and suggestions for college-friendly cookbooks, and maybe splurge or save columns about buying certain ingredients.

  27. Kara

    August 18th, 2011

    A recipe for stuffed acorn squash!

  28. holly

    August 18th, 2011

    Soups! I’d love some autumnal soup recipes – spicy, earthy stuff

  29. linda l

    August 18th, 2011

    I just got a dutch oven and i am a big fan of slow cooker recipes, so any recipes utilizing those would be great!

  30. linda l

    August 18th, 2011

    just tweeted about the contest too. hope i win!

  31. Jodi

    August 18th, 2011

    Fall spice recipes sound so delicious.

  32. Joanna

    August 18th, 2011

    I’d love some hearty fall soup/stew recipes or a halloween-related party menu–with fall coming I cant get my mind off pumpkin and squash recipes
    Crossing my fingers!

  33. Rachel C

    August 18th, 2011

    I would love to see some soup and sandwich combos that are good for cool fall days.

  34. Leah

    August 18th, 2011

    I have 2 ideas for the upcoming SKC “coure catalog” —

    1) The most important meal of the day is breakfast and when we have long days of classes, then off to work, then a night of studying… it’s important to get in as much nutrition as possible wherever we can! I would love to see some quick, easy and NUTRITIOUS breakfast recipes that will both start the day off right and help sustain us for the remainder of the day.

    2) Since college students are on such tight budgets it’s not always feasible to buy Christmas or Hanukkah presents for friends and family. I think it would be great to share some budget-friendly recipes for holiday treats that can be made (maybe in a dorm room or a at least without a fully stocked kitchen!) and given out as gifts.

  35. Leah

    August 18th, 2011

    I Facebooked and Tweeted, as well.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  36. natalie

    August 18th, 2011

    pretty sure i already get the newsletter ~

    anything with pumpking or sweet potatoes – i can never get enough of them in fall!
    Also, I remember in school constantly trying to think of things I could make in a microwave since we didn’t have any way to cook aside from our microwave and the small griddle i snuck into the dorms!

  37. Robin

    August 18th, 2011

    Weekend brunch ideas! Frittatas, stuffed french toast or blueberry scone recipes sound delish.

  38. tavia

    August 18th, 2011

    I would love to see more slow cooker, rice cooker, and freezer friendly meals.

  39. Paula

    August 18th, 2011

    Can you incorporate more grains like quinoa, millet, couscous into the recipes?

  40. Laney Lea

    August 18th, 2011

    As a HUGE veggie freak, I would love to see more vegetarian options. I enjoy meat, but if given the choice on a budget, I will always choose vegetables.

    Also, as a poor college theatre major, I’ll be spending a lot of “meals” on campus eating pre-made dinners and lunches. I am lucky enough to have access to a fridge in the theatre, but I’m afraid I’m at a loss on how to keep up a variety of options so I don’t get bored and spend rent money on bad campus food. Please help me!
    (ps- I’ve been swooning over this coffee maker for months now with no way to pay for it, so it’s GREAT you are giving one away!)

  41. Sarah @ pão e queijo

    August 18th, 2011

    I’m always looking for quick, vegetarian weeknight meals. I need to be a little more practical in the kitchen!

  42. marel

    August 19th, 2011

    Foods with Faces! :o )

  43. Dahbou

    August 19th, 2011

    I’d like to see a few more recipes for dairy-free desserts. (Vegan would be fine, too.) Thanks!

  44. Dahbou

    August 19th, 2011

    I’m a subscriber of the SKC newsletter.

  45. Dahbou

    August 19th, 2011

    I’m a fan of your Facebook page as Terri Winsome.

  46. Dahbou

    August 19th, 2011

    Shared the link on FB:

  47. Dahbou

    August 19th, 2011


  48. Matti

    August 19th, 2011

    with the tough economic times, it would be nice to see budget friendly recipes and fall decor!

  49. Mirakol S.

    August 19th, 2011

    Reasonably priced (or not) foods that double, triple or quadruple as skin and hair care products :) Tips on poachin’ eggs! Vegetarian/Vegan recipes! …just to add to the awesomeness of this already-awesome site :)

  50. Mirakol S.

    August 19th, 2011

    Oooh! This just came to me…your best chocolate cupcake recipe!! Oooh, or good buttercream frosting recipes!! Oooohhhh!! Best quality baking ingredients (vanilla, cinnamon, flour, etc) for the college student (at feasible prices). Okay…I’m done :)

  51. Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine

    August 19th, 2011

    I would love to see tips for where/how to shop for groceries. I’m so used to buying things in large (read: Costco) sized quantities, that I’m afraid I’ll overbuy on things!

  52. Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine

    August 19th, 2011

    I already like you facebook, and I tweeted + subscribed as well :)

  53. Sharon

    August 19th, 2011

    I’d like to see recipes. I never can resist a good recipe!

  54. Sharon

    August 19th, 2011

    I’m trying to subscribe to your newsletter but the little gadget won’t work. Help, please!

  55. Rhonda

    August 19th, 2011

    I would love to see some budget-friendly slow cooker recipes.

  56. holly

    August 20th, 2011

    i would like to see more recipes to make for the whole week and freeze or quick recipes that you can make-ahead!

  57. Sarita

    August 21st, 2011

    You’re already doing a great job. I’m never unhappy to see vegetarian recipes, though!

  58. Christoopher sorel

    August 21st, 2011

    how about some hearty apple granola cookies or cake

  59. Christoopher sorel

    August 21st, 2011

    subscriber to the SKC newsletter.

  60. Christoopher sorel

    August 21st, 2011

    follow you on faceboon

  61. Christoopher sorel

    August 21st, 2011


  62. Melissa

    August 21st, 2011

    I would like to see some recipies that involve five or fewer ingredients and also some crock pot recipies would be great!

  63. Sasha

    August 21st, 2011

    Already a subscriber :)

  64. Nelly Rodriguez

    August 21st, 2011

    I’d love to see some easy dorm desserts!

  65. Nelly Rodriguez

    August 21st, 2011

    I subscribed to the newsletter

  66. Nelly Rodriguez

    August 21st, 2011

    I like you on FB

  67. Sasha

    August 21st, 2011

    I would like lotsa really tasty pasta dishes that are quick and use items likely to be on hand, that also taste good cold for leftovers (am i asking too much here…? haha :) )

  68. Nelly Rodriguez

    August 21st, 2011

    I tweeted!

  69. Nelly Rodriguez

    August 21st, 2011

    I shared on FB

  70. Calla

    August 21st, 2011

    i agree with many others… Slow cooker recipes. What can I throw into the pot before work and then come home to in a few hours? Thanks!

  71. Daniella

    August 21st, 2011

    I would like to see more one-pot recipes and also more baking recipes

  72. Michele P.

    August 21st, 2011

    the holidays for me are often busy-I have little time, but want great recipes to plan ahead-if I am going to be spending time making food for Halloween parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New year’s how about some great recipes I can make ahead of time and then pop in the oven for the family to save time and money?

  73. Michele P.

    August 21st, 2011


  74. Francine

    August 21st, 2011

    Any tips on how to reproduce that over-priced Pumpkin-spiced latte @ home?

  75. Francine

    August 21st, 2011


  76. Kate

    August 21st, 2011

    Fall related recipes would definitely be welcome.

  77. Kate

    August 21st, 2011

    I also subscribe to your newsletter.

  78. Kaitlin

    August 21st, 2011

    I would like to see a segment about the many different ways to make chicken. It is so easy to cook and it is cheaper than most other substantial protein. :) And also I love chicken.

  79. Kaitlyn

    August 22nd, 2011

    I would love to see more high protein, low carb recipes. Also, more veggie dishes!

  80. sofia

    August 22nd, 2011

    Would love to read about saving money on meaty groceries – my boyfriend is a hardcore carnivore (and i sometimes lean that way, too) and we struggle to shop for and have on-hand different meats for cheap. help!

  81. B

    August 22nd, 2011

    Transportable tailgating food!

  82. christy

    August 22nd, 2011

    would love to see some easy college friendly snacks and treats.

  83. christy

    August 22nd, 2011

    i subscribe to the newsletter

  84. christy

    August 22nd, 2011

    i like you on fb

  85. christy

    August 22nd, 2011

    i tweeted!/yanuzo/status/105715661329801216

  86. aubreylaine

    August 22nd, 2011

    Something with pumpkins or sweet potatoes
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  87. aubreylaine

    August 22nd, 2011

    I am a fan of your facebook page
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  88. Kathy

    August 23rd, 2011

    already get your newsletter

    would like to have some ideas for quick bring with meals. 2 days with classes all day and not a lot of time between to stop and get something…thanks

  89. Kathy

    August 23rd, 2011

    shared site and twitter on facebook,

  90. Kathy

    August 23rd, 2011

    tweeted about contest also @kityblue

  91. Kathy

    August 23rd, 2011

    already a fan on facebook

  92. Nikki Field

    August 25th, 2011

    I’d love to see some vegan recipes!

  93. Nikki Field

    August 25th, 2011

    I subscribed to your email list.

  94. Nikki Field

    August 25th, 2011

    I’m a fan of your Facebook page.

  95. Nikki Field

    August 25th, 2011

    I tweeted about it here:!/BumblyBea/status/106621923374546944

  96. Adria Jackson

    August 25th, 2011

    A lot seems to be asking for one pot meals. A good idea along with the one pot meals is how to use the left overs for easy meals the next day.. but something totaly different.

  97. Cindy Deskins

    August 26th, 2011

    I agree on the crockpot and using it to make great meals from the cheapest (toughest) meats would be really appreciated!!

  98. Cindy Deskins

    August 26th, 2011

    I just subscribed!!

  99. Cindy Deskins

    August 26th, 2011

    I just “Like”d your facebook page :)

  100. Cindy Deskins

    August 26th, 2011

    And I tweeted about the giveaway:!/IFartFairyDust/status/107172038959046656

  101. Meg Runkel

    September 21st, 2011

    I’d looove to see fall recipes! anything pumpkin or apple or has some cinnamon would be wonderful!

  102. kaytlen hutchins

    October 25th, 2011

    I would love a great Pumpkin Spice tip, besides the actual creamers, maybe even something for a great Fall ICED Coffee.

  103. Amber L

    August 28th, 2012

    I would like to see more one pot meals for big familys on a buget

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