Gifts from the Kitchen, Octoberfest Basket

I love to give baskets full of goodies for special occasions, I think gift baskets are just as much fun for the giver as the receiver because you get to shop for all the goodies!       I was at Fresh Market the other day and after picking out some flowers for my daughter’s … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Acorn Squash with Maple Blueberry Apple Stuffing

After a beautiful summer like weekend on the coast with my family, here we go again being chased away by yet another hurricane… agh!!!! Oh and another happy note, our house was recently invaded by squirrels! Yikes, they are running around in a pipe covering under the house and chewing and gnawing and I don’t … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fall Salad with Bacon, Brussels & Bleu Cheese Topping

  It’s finally feeling more like fall around here and the leaves are beginning to change         Temps have dropped a little, but we are still in the 80s, too warm for soup, but perfect for this easy salad of chopped romaine topped with a combination of warm bacon, Brussels sprouts and … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sunny Pumpkins & Sunflowers

Last week I got very inspired by my talented Floral Friday friends, Pam, Mary, Shirley & Lidy         They post fabulous floral arrangements on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.Β  Click on their names above to visit their posts         They inspired me to go get some … Continue reading

Party Panache, Bourbon Laced Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

  This will warm you up on a chilly fall night!           Assuming we ever have a chilly fall night…         Hot weather takes my appetite away but I have 3 always hungry boys in my household, so I love to make them treats         … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fall Vignette

  With pumpkins on my mind this week, a little pumpkin art was a must!       Simple sketch with a waterproof .04 liner pen               Coloring from lights to darks                   The sunflower petals have a slightly lighter shade … Continue reading

Home Decor, Pumpkin Love

Have you started fall decorating or gathering pumpkins?         I am just getting started, and currently have a pumpkin tower or 2 on the mantel         I crushing on sunflowers this year too, and have single stems in vases all over the house, it makes everything feel so happy! … Continue reading

Home Decor, Pumpkin Farm Kitchen

  Pumpkin Alert! Pumpkins are supposed to arrive at Trader Joe’s today! You can bet that TJ’s will be my first stop when I get back to the “city” tomorrow!     In the meantime, I’ve been having a little fun with my “beach” pumpkins       Last year’s Pumpkin Farm has moved into … Continue reading

Gifts from the kitchen, Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Get a quick fix of fall with these Carmel Apple treats         They are full of caramelized apple pieces and they bake up like a brownie         First make the caramel apple filling by cooking the apples in butter and brown sugar         Then make a … Continue reading

Tablescapes, September Sunflowers

  Welcome to Celebrate and Decorate’s Annual Fall Tablescape Hop! I always turn to sunflowers for early fall decor, and this time I used a mix of faux sunflowers and real sunflowers with real leaves, faux hydrangeas, pumpkins and other dried natural elements             The sunflower heads will be ok … Continue reading

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