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Pumpkin Pie Cooking Tips

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Cooking TIps | Here are some tools and tips you need to make the most delicious Pumpkin Pie!

This time of the year showers us with many crowd-pleasing activities from tailgating, Halloween, Thanksgiving and more! Whatever the autumn party you choose, scrumptious pumpkins offer timeless flavors of the season. Pumpkin pie is a holiday tradition, and now is the time to start visiting the markets to retrieve your prized squash.  Below are some… Read more

Fall is a Great Time to Raid your Craft Closet

– Posted in: Fall Season, Your Home
Fall Decorating | It's a great time to raid your craft closet!

When the first chill is upon us, that is a sign that autumn is fast approaching.  Before the temperatures drop, I start planning on ways to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere for our home.  Luckily, there are many inexpensive ways to feather your nest.  Now is a great time to raid your craft closet… Read more

Pile on the Pillows for Fall

– Posted in: Fall Season, Your Home
Pile on the Pillows

Now is the time to start getting your home ready for the coziest season of the year.  One of the easiest decorating ideas for fall is to pile on the pillows!  They are such an inexpensive and fun way to introduce autumnal hues and textures into your living areas.  Nubby fabrics ablaze with the colors… Read more

Curcuma Ginger Plant

– Posted in: Gardening
Curcuma Ginger Plant

The colorful Curcuma is a unique and elegant plant, bearing some of the most beautiful summer blooms you will ever find.  While this plant might look intimidating to some, it is actually pretty easy to grow.  Curcuma is a tropical plant, and they love the heat.  The gorgeous spires of pink, purple and white flowers… Read more

Red, White, & Blue Sports Drinks

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Summer Season
Red, White, & Blue Sports Drinks

Are you getting ready to plan a celebration for the Red, White, and Blue?  These patriotic sports drinks are perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July – or any day in the great USA!  They are fuss-free and guaranteed to be a knockout for all your athletic family and friends.  Your guests will need to… Read more

Patriotic Fruit Platter

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Recipes
Red, White & Blue | Patriotic Fruit Platter

Family and friends will be in their glory when you present them with this beautiful Patriotic Fruit Platter – complete with an assortment of red, white and blue deliciousness!  Not only does it make for a stunning presentation, but it also is a great way to add wholesome fruit to the holiday menu. Creating a… Read more

Patriotic Table Setting

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Summer Season, Tablescapes
Patriotic Table Setting

I am excited to share with you my latest Patriotic Tablescape for the 4th of July!  Celebrate your Independence Day by using colorful decorations and festive American dishware.  From the hutch to the table – and everything in between – let’s get ready to celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!  Since July 4th… Read more

Fostoria American Salt and Pepper Shakers

– Posted in: Fostoria American
Fostoria | American | Salt and Pepper Shakers - H.N.T.

The Fostoria Glass Company made several different types of Salt and Pepper Shakers in the American pattern.  The Shakers shown here are slightly tapered in design, with metal tops.  Smaller shaker variations were referred to as Individual Shakers – perfect to sit by each individual place setting. Regular-sized shakers (shown here) were larger and more appropriate for… Read more

How to Clean a Baking Sheet

– Posted in: Tips, Thrills & Tales
How to Clean a Baking Sheet

One of the greatest joys of baking is when the food comes out of the oven.  The baked goodness will usually fill up your kitchen and home with the greatest of aromas, all while teasing your taste buds.  Depending on how much you bake, your essential baking sheets can take a beating.  Even with the… Read more