Apple Pie Cocktail

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  I love to offer guests a cocktail upon arrival, and this is the perfect DIY tray to welcome them. Using 2 acrylic frames (set cardboard backing aside for another use) fill the bottom one with faux fall leaves(or anything else that comes to mind) and set the other one on top creating a lip around the […]

Easy-To-Do Autumn Table

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  I created this Autumn table for our annual Friends and Family Thanksgiving Feast. So I’ve put together this little setting for about $5!!! That’s right! I got scrapbook papers and coordinating supplies from the $1 isle at Target. This includes a package of square scrapbook pages, a set of stick-on cardboard letters, a package […]

Sideboard and Kid’s Table

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  The sideboard is set up with an Apple Pie Cocktail to enjoy before dinner, a menu listing the delicious meal to come, and after-dinner coffee. Typically I would have dessert, in place of the pumpkin, on the cake stand! I created a little Welcome banner to match the one on the table, along with other […]

Pecan Pie Trifle

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Here’s a little something I whipped up tonight for a meeting I have tomorrow. It is soooo easy to put together: Pecan Pie Trifle 1 frozen pecan pie, thawed(or one from the bakery section of the market) 8 oz. block of cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/2 cup whipping cream 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla […]

“All American” Cocktail

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The election day frenzy is upon us! Have a cocktail and celebrate….or drown your sorrows. Try this All-American cocktail at the end of the day while you’re watching the results. Patriotic Cocktail 3 Tbsp. pomegranate liqueur(Pama) 1 Tbsp bourbon Splash of lemon juice Ice Club Soda Pour the pomegranate liqueur, bourbon, and lemon juice into […]

Fabulous Fall Place Settings!

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Here are a couple of great ideas for adding that little autumn touch to your tablesetting. Use those faux leaves from the craft store to create a backdrop to your soup bowl. Or you can cut out a large circle from construction paper and glue the leaves on to create a charger plate. Just fan […]

Let’s Have Some Spooky Sips!

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How about a Dirty Martini served with Eyeballs?! These eyeballs are made by peeling radishes, leaving small strips of red to represent the blood vessels. Then carefully scoop out a small hole.  Stuff a green olive, pimiento side up, into the hole. Now pour that martini, extra dirty, please! Or maybe you’re in the mood […]

Fun Food For Halloween

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Looking for some fun themed food for Halloween? Here are a few items to try… You could eat these “bones” as part of an appetizer buffet or a side item with dinner. Just start with refrigerated bread stick dough and parmesan cheese. The “pumpkin” cheese ball recipe is very good served with crackers. It uses […]

"Snake" Sandwich

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Make this snake sandwich using refrigerated french bread dough. Put it on a baking sheet and roll it out just a little longer and shape it into an “S” to look like a snakes body. Bake as directed. After it cools cut it lengthwise and just add any sandwich fillings you like. Place 2 olives […]

Entertaining In The Graveyard

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Create a spooky Graveyard dinner party with ripped ‘spooky’ muslin cloth, moss, and lots of creepy skeletons and other critters. Miniature tombstones, and a haunted house set the scene perfectly. Drape the chairs with more of the ‘spooky’ cloth, and print out place cards using “Creepy” font. As if the dinner table weren’t spooky enough, […]