What foods and decor items do you like to include in your fall tablescapes? I love these: Lazy Susans – Handy for hospitality and decorating the tablescape. Burlap & Candles – Brings out the rustic cabin look that I admire with scented candles. The more candles the better. Ahhh! Apples & Pumpkins – Gotta have these for fall decor…fresh apples, MacIntosh Apple Candles (the best!). Candy Corn & Spanish Peanuts Medley with Mini Pumpkins – This one’s a sentimental┬áholiday must do for me. It brings back fond memories of my paternal grandmother. A Dish of Nuts and a Nutcracker – Do you collect nutcrackers? ThereRead More →

Pumpkin Patches for Children

Fall has arrived, but it goes better with cooler temperatures. Ninety-plus-degree weather days aren’t getting me in the baking mood. It’s a season for apple pie, apples dipped in caramel, carved pumpkins, and pumpkin bars. The only pumpkin that’s made it into the house got as far as the dining table. No pumpkin desserts have made it in my kitchen yet (unless you count a pumpkin spice coffee creamer as dessert) – strawberries are dominating the territory. I thought that strawberry season ended in August. Not this year. The summer season may have started in June and ended in September, but summer heat has lastedRead More →

Route 66 Road Trip

Sharing malts in Autumn is a treat to enjoy while the days are still warm. Delgadillo’s Snow Cap in Seligman, Arizona is the place to stop for a fun Route 66 ice-cream break. The place will trick you before you make it to the counter to order. My husband pulled the door handle to go in. Nothing happened. He pulled the wrong handle. There are two, one on each side of the door. The service is hilarious. The malts are great. We left full of malts and of laughter. According to reviews of Delgadillo’s cafe, anything you order from their kitchen is good. We orderedRead More →

Pumpkins

  Fall comfort foods make me think of candy corn and pumpkins. My husband and I would take our daughter to pumpkin patches when she was a young girl. These were special field trip days. She was homeschooled back then because of our RV lifestyle necessary for my husband’s job. There was no schoolwork done on those occasions. We would take a huge pumpkin back to the trailer, and I would boil the pumpkin and make homemade pumpkin bars, topping them with cream cheese. Before the first day of fall, I’m already thinking of the season’s holidays and favorite recipes.Nostalgia fills the air as theRead More →