Holidays · Recipes

Quick And Easy Hearty Sweet Potato Salad

We eat a lot of entree salads in the summer because they are light and fresh and can be prepared without heating up the kitchen when it’s so hot outside. However, in the Fall, when the temperature begins to dip, I tend to relegate salad to a side dish and to prepare richer heartier meals… Continue reading Quick And Easy Hearty Sweet Potato Salad

Floral Arrangements · Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

Thanksgiving Harvest Tablescape With Apples And Pumpkins

Both pumpkins and apples are fruits of the harvest, but somehow pumpkins won out over apples as the iconic symbol of Thanksgiving and fall. Maybe it’s a size thing? Whatever the reason, I am equal opportunity tablescaper, so I decided that this year’s Thanksgiving table would feature both of these quintessentially autumnal fruits. And since my… Continue reading Thanksgiving Harvest Tablescape With Apples And Pumpkins

Exterior Decoration · Holidays

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Decorations

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, bizarre but charming, movie inspired our Halloween Decorations this year. The 1993 stop-action film tells the tale of Jack Skellington, The Pumpkin King, who is bored with his life in Halloween Town. The story unfolds when Jack discovers a hidden door to Christmas Town and decides to take over the… Continue reading “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Decorations

Entertaining · Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

An Old-Fashioned 4th of July Tablescape

The patriotic bunting that festoons the porch railings of historic homes on the 4th of July always seems so old-timey and charming that when I saw all this red, white, and blue glory at Hobby Lobby, I knew that it would be coming home with me. Unfortunately, I do not have a historic home, but I could… Continue reading An Old-Fashioned 4th of July Tablescape

Cake/Cookie How To's · Entertaining · Holidays · Recipes

How To Make Beautiful Zinnia Sugar Cookies For Mother’s Day

Flowers and Mother’s Day have always gone together like peanut butter and jelly. Back in the day, moms would get corsages to wear to church on the second Sunday in May to proudly proclaim their family’s appreciation and affection. And these days sending a bouquet to your mother continues to be a classic way of honoring… Continue reading How To Make Beautiful Zinnia Sugar Cookies For Mother’s Day