Eat At Your Own Risk: A Haunted Castle Cake

Haunted Castle Bundt Cake

Halloween is just a few weeks away and that time of year when everything becomes a little spooky. . .even cake! I scared up a haunted incarnation of a castle cake using my Nordic Ware Castle Bundt Pan. You can use your favorite bundt cake recipe to bake a haunted castle cake or convert a boxed mix to…

A Blooming Pumpkin from a Chick-fil-A Bouquet


Flowers and pumpkins are two of my favorite things and I love to combine the two for a seasonal centerpiece for the table for fall or Thanksgiving! You can find all these tables and method here:  Creating a Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece for Thanksgiving My BFF brought me a Chick-fil-A Bouquet of beautiful late-blooming roses from her garden. Too…

Apple Pie with Cream Cheese Lattice-Topped Crust


Are you a fan of pie or cake? I’m more of a French Fry girl myself :) but if I’m choosing between cake or pie, I prefer cake. My husband however is most definitely a pie guy. I found this oh so cute Chantal apple-shaped ceramic baking dish at HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago, the perfect excuse for…

In the Potting Shed: Fall on a Ladder


I’ve been adding a bit of fall around the Potting Shed, step-by-step. Adding a few mums, pumpkins and Indian corn to celebrate the season. I harvested of set of three chippy drawers from a favorite antique mall for $7 each. I played with them a bit before deciding they would be a good fit on my ladder steps.…

A Fall Table with Metallics and Mikasa Alexandria Dinnerware


I’m at the table with a softer take on fall, with the shimmer of metallics and Mikasa Alexandria Dinnerware. A new pattern exclusive to Mikasa, Alexandria provides a modern interpretation for dining with a neutral palette of bronze, beige and golden brown. Golden leaves bring a subtle touch of nature to the table, surrounded by a crackled border…

Weekend Forecast: Rain with a Chance of Napping


We’re getting some much-needed rain and we’re pretty dog gone excited about it! It’s going to take a lot more rainy weekends to fill up the lake but we’ll take what we can get. Our neighbor’s floating dock is no longer floating. . . And our lake-fed irrigation intake has long been out of the water.…

Pumpkin Spice-Chocolate Swirl Brownies


 Are you ready for all things pumpkin with the arrival of fall?  As much as I love fall, I’d rather decorate with pumpkins than bake with them. . . {insert *gasp* here} Blasphemous to all pumpkin-lovers. . . and another confession: I’ll pass on the pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. I’d rather have my pumpkin delivered to me in a…


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