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 →