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So sorry for the lack of posts this week!  In the meantime check out this fantastic Thanksgiving dessert buffet from Amy Atlas…   Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels!  

November 25, 2009

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If you are entertaining anytime over the holidays here is a great punch to serve your guests.  I like serving punches or sangria versus having a bar because you can serve a crowd without spending a fortune on several different kinds of alcohol, mixes, etc.  With its frozen cranberries, oranges and champagne this one is sure to please […]

November 20, 2009

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I just love this natural Thanksgiving table scape from Real Simple! The bright greens just pop against the browns and white.  Not your traditional Thanksgiving palette but just as beautiful.   With a few twigs, twine and greenery, you have a natural and lovely Thanksgiving table.  I think the twig bundles as place card holders are my […]

November 19, 2009

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This Friday is our group of friends' Thanksgiving potluck.  The hosts are cooking the turkey and we are bringing side dishes.  After searching for a tasty side dish, I've decided on this one.  It's easy, I can make it the night before and it sounds delish! Au Gratin Potato Casserole Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings Ingredients […]

November 18, 2009

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Here is an easy way to transform a regular terra cotta pot into a pilgrim's hat for a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece!  So cute. Materials: Oak tag8"-wide terra-cotta potScissors or craft knifeMini glue gunTerra-cotta spray (we used American Accents) 28" x 2" brown velvet ribbon or fabricMetallic gold paper Instructions: Cut approximately 15"-diam circle from oak […]

November 16, 2009

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I love the look of this citrus fruit centerpiece with the addition of the shiny ornaments.  It's perfect for the holiday season!  BONUS-it's easy and inexpensive too.    What you need: • Metal tiered tray• Florist foam, soaked• Lemons• Limes• Clementines• Blood oranges• Sphagnum moss• Florist pins  Use one third of the florist foam on […]

November 12, 2009

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Well my previous post got me searching for cranberry recipes.  There are a ton of cranberry sauce and cranberry muffin recipes out there… but how many of you have ever used cranberries in your appetizers?  Here a couple of yummy ones I've found so far…and of course the cocktails to go with them! (click titles for recipes) […]

November 10, 2009

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I noticed our grocery store just started carrying fresh cranberries-that means its officially holiday season!  I love anything made with cranberries.  Their bright red color is even great in decorating for the holidays.  How about using them in your Thanksgiving and holiday flower arrangements?  What a festive touch they add to a simple bouquet. Just rinse […]

November 9, 2009

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How cute is this Turkey Napkin?!  It is made out of a squash and cloves for eyes!  What a great conversation starter for Turkey Day!  Get the how-to for the napkin fan here. 

November 5, 2009

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of FOOD!  I don't know about you but this time of year always gets me excited about trying new recipes and sharing them with friends and family.  You will probably be seeing a few more recipes than normal around here for the next two months.  I promise, as always, they will be EASY.  I have […]

November 4, 2009