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Fall Season

Gravy Train Tips

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Tips | How to Make Perfect Gravy

Here are a few tips on how to make the most perfect gravy.  The first thing you want to do is make sure that you have all the right kitchen tools before you start.  When you use the correct products in coordination with each other, they can produce excellent and tasty gravy.  Not only will your… Read more

Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Recipe | Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp | Fall Baking never tasted so good! Easy to make, delicious, and not overly sweet.

Oh my goodness … I just baked this wonderful Fall dessert called Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp.  It is the perfect recipe for your Fall Baking.  Delicious, and not overly sweet, it makes for a superb ending to any Fall meal.  Every bite of tender apples, covered with creamy pumpkin, and then topped off with a golden crumb mixture… Read more

Swaddle Yourself in Blankets

– Posted in: Fall Season, Your Home
Fall Decorating | Swaddle Yourself in Blankets

While the outside temperatures are still rather warm in our part of the country, we are keenly aware that cooler weather is on the way.  Lately, I have been rather busy getting our home ready for fall.  It is the perfect time of year to bring out all the blankets you can get your hands… Read more

Tampa Bay Pumpkin Patches 2019

– Posted in: Fall Season, Things To Do
Pumpkin Patches

Visiting a pumpkin patch is so much more than just admiring the beauty of the crop; it’s about the experience of sharing precious moments with family and friends. We didn’t always live in this fast-paced world, and there’s something quite rejuvenating about visiting a farm. Our souls instinctively know when we have gone back to our… Read more

Gathering Fall Foliage

– Posted in: Fall Season, Your Home
Fall Decorating | Gathering Fall Foliage

Are you ready to celebrate autumn’s arrival?  One of the easiest ways to add color to your home is to gather fall foliage.  I simply walk outside and find a few branches that still have leaves and acorns attached.  I bring them in, give them a delicate spray wash, and arrange them in vases.  Place… Read more

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

Turkey Lifters

– Posted in: Fall Season, Holiday Season
Stuff We Love | Turkey Lifters

Once you’ve cooked up a gorgeous and delicious bird, the question soon becomes … “How am I going to lift 15 pounds of steaming goodness from the pan to the platter?”  Not to worry, for these Turkey Lifters make for easy lifting!  They are not only perfect to use for Thanksgiving dinners, but also for any holiday… Read more

How to Make Pumpkin Oranges

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Halloween | Healthy and Nutritious Pumpkin Oranges

With the pumpkin season among us, this has to be one of the cutest and healthiest Halloween snacks that I have ever made!  Making Pumpkin Oranges is super-easy to do, and a lot of fun in the process.  If you have children or grandchildren that you need to entertain and feed during the fall season… Read more