I know the halls are all decked in every store with snowflakes and Christmas music, but I stand firm in celebrating the holidays in order! That plus I'm still getting through my stack of fall themed, pumpkin covered magazines. I was reading Better Homes and Gardens October issue (yes I'm that far behind in my … Continue reading I’m still talking about Autumn, it’s Thanksgiving First!
The time between Halloween and Thanksgiving always seems to fly by. Actually, the time between Halloween and New Year's always flies by, but unlike Starbucks who introduces their red cups on November 1st, I like to celebrate each holiday in order. When I was first married, I hosted Thanksgiving at my house. The week … Continue reading COUNTDOWN TO THANKSGIVING
We had a great time at our annual Halloween Party this past weekend. In addition to good friends, fun times, and delicious snacks it's always great for the kids to do a test run of their costumes! A spooky clip-art owl was my inspiration for the party. Here are the materials I used to make … Continue reading A Happy Spooky Halloween Party
15 Reasons I know it's Fall: 15. No more iced caramel coffees, bring on the hot pumpkin spice lattes. 14. Blankets come out of the linen closet and are placed on the end of the beds. 13. School supply aisles become school supply sections. Notebooks for brand new to-do lists and schedules. Highlighters! Post-its! Sharpies! 12. Cardigan sweaters … Continue reading 15 Reasons I Know It’s Fall
Yesterday, I hosted a small Back to School Brunch for Olivia and my girlfriend's two kids. Fall is almost here and I hope that I can get back into some of my usual routines - one being blogging! Besides a fun time for my friend and the kids - the best part about this party … Continue reading Back to School Brunch
Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Bacon Syrup Recipe originally from Garden and Gun Magazine Serves 4-6 photo from original recipe: Ingredients 3sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1.5 inch thick rounds Canola oil for frying Salt For the syrup: 2 cups bacon, cut into small dice 2 cups pecans, chopped 2/3 cup sliced scallions ( … Continue reading Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Bacon Syrup – Family Cookbook Scrapbook – vol 2
As I mentioned in my Happy New year post - my sisters and I have been working on a Family Cookbook Scrapbook for two years. It started as a gift from me to my sister, Roberta, in Atlanta. She loves pumpkins, so I gathered a bunch of pumpkin recipes and scrapbooked them into a binder … Continue reading Family Cookbook Scrapbook
We had a great time hosting a Halloween party for Olivia and her friends this weekend. You know I love a good party - and I love Halloween! It has always been one of my favorite holidays. I hope by having fun get togethers for Halloween that Olivia will grow to love this holiday too. … Continue reading Halloween Party!
I love making corn muffins in the fall. I like them to be a little bit sweeter so they can also serve as a dessert. Here is my corn muffin recipe: CORN MUFFINS 1 cup of corn meal, 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, 3 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 … Continue reading Fall Treats