Category: Holidays

Gilded Gourds and Giving Thanks Table

My gourds and pumpkins are making the transition from fall to Thanksgiving with a little gilding~ Dressed in wash of Venetian, Glorious Gold and Rich Espresso for the holiday table. I picked up some DecoArt Dazzling Metallics paint from Michaels~ Brushing it on to highlight, but not completely cover the lumps, bumps, and wonderful organic textures of…

Mini Pumpkin Pies and a Blooming Can

Mini Pumpkin Pies are portion control bites~ Quick & Easy to make with a package of refrigerated pie crusts!  You need a 4-inch round cookie cutter (or bowl as a template) and a muffin tin. One box of 2 pie crusts gives you enough dough for 12 mini pies with pastry leaves (rerolling the scraps).  My fall piecrust cutters…

Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola sounded like it would be the perfect answer for Thanksgiving weekend with family in town! You can make this now and store it in an airtight container to have on hand for the holiday weekend. You don’t need any oil for this recipe, since the maple syrup, pumpkin and applesauce bind the oats…

Ghostly Spirits & Halloween Peeps

In anticipation of some Ghostly Peeps Fun, I went in search of Halloween PEEPS® but these apparitions were nowhere to be found. . . I searched my favorite haunts~ Target, the grocery store, Walmart. . .it wasn’t that they had disappeared, rather that they had never made an appearance at all~  I was happily able to scare…

Animal Instincts

I am following my Animal Instincts at the table, inspired by Tiger Stripe Pumpkins and Animal Prints~ My Animal Instincts led me on a mini safari to World Market, where I spied Giraffe-spotted napkins in tan and in black~ And to Hobby Lobby, where I rounded up Zebra chargers to accompany Leopard chargers I already…

Witches’ Brew Stew

Witches’ Brew Stew, aka Chicken Soup, is a recipe that we enjoy and I’ve had bubbling in my cauldron before! Like all witches, I have my own special potion for Witches’ Brew Stew~ adapted from Southern Living’s recipe. Fire up your cauldron, or slow cooker! No fussing or worrying about stirring in a clockwise direction until your brew starts to bubble,…

Halloween Oreo Brownies

I’m a sucker for seasonal products & packaging. . . the temptation, scary~ their frightening pull too much to resist! Especially when Halloween Oreos come in 5 BOOrific shapes, one a witch :) I’ve seen Oreo Brownies all over Pinterest. I found a recipe from Picky Palate~ dipping the Oreos individually in brownie batter and baking them in a…

Cloche Encounters for All Hallows’ Eve

With All Hallows’ Eve approaching, I’m at the table with some spine-chilling Cloche Encounters~ All Hallows’ Eve sounds scarier to me than Halloween~ in contrast this is not the Jolly Halloween table of last week. . . No sweet treats or candy skewers are offered up in my vases as on my Halloween Treats table~ instead they…