Category: Picnic

A Virtual Picnic, Acadia National Park & Cookbook Giveaway

I’ve been feasting this week with the Novel Bakers, inspired by The Forest Feast Gatherings: Simple Vegetarian Menus for Hosting Friends & Family by Erin Gleeson. If you missed our review, you can find Part 1 with a Floral/Edible Table Runner, Butternut Hummus and Endive Bar; and Part 2 with Easy Tray Centerpieces, a Pear-Thyme Galette, and Salted Fudge…

Welcome September and Autumn Inspiration!

Welcome September. . . I’m so glad you’re here! I’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for your arrival. I’m ready for cooler temperatures. . . Looking forward to your colors and textures. . . Fall boating and picnic weather. . . Fall Pontoon Picnic The Flavors of Fall Picnic Leaf peeping. . . Beautiful sunsets. . . The arrival of pumpkins.…

Pack a Picnic and National Picnic Day!

April 23rd is National Picnic Day and kicks off  the season to pack a basket, grab a blanket or quilt and head outdoors! In celebration of picnic season, I packed a post with picnics, portable salads, and menu ideas from the archives! Click on the links in red to revisit the posts for picnic inspiration and recipes :)…

Happy Labor Day: Food, Fun and Less Labor

Happy Labor Day! We’re enjoying a little rest and relaxation today. . . Laboring as little as possible.  If you’re in the mood for picnicking and can stand the heat,  join me for a {Less} Labor Day Picnic! With a Layered Cornbread-and-Turkey Salad, a make-ahead recipe that’s a crowd pleaser, and ideal for a potluck or picnic.…

Top 10 Things Chloe & Gracie Love About Fall

Top 10 things Chloe & Gracie love about fall. . . 1. Sweater Weather! 2. The Smells Fresh Mulled Cider Make Your Own Mulling Spice The aroma of fall baking. . . Mini Pumpkin Pies Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt Cake 3. Halloween Treats! Howl-O-Ween Tricking Treats, from Three Dog Bakery Cookbook Made with canned pumpkin, vanilla, water, egg, whole-wheat flour,…

Pick Your Own Apples

I went apple picking at Carrigan Farms, a local pick-your-own farm in Mooresville, NC. You can take the kids for an apple hayride. . . Or they can walk the orchard and drag  their bag of apples behind them. . . {insert *wince* and *grin* here} The orchard is open daily in September to pick Golden…