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This category offers tips, inspiration and solutions for Fall Gatherings.

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Go Ahead Play With Your Food. Super Bowl Dip Centerpiece

“Go ahead… Play with your food! Super Bowl Dip ideas.” Tweet this. What do we love more than the actual Super Bowl? Super Bowl food of course. Show your spirit on your table creating centerpieces made with food. This spin on the traditional guacamole dish pairs well with the always popular Blood Mary Bar! Mix […]

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A Bountiful Fall Entranceway

Fall Entranceway design is one if my favorite services and topics. {interested in learning more about my design services? Set up a FREE telephone consultation by visiting the contact me page here} This time of year is all about the bounty and harvest of the season, so head to your local farmers market and create […]

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Cranberry Anise Syrup Recipe

Looking for a syrup to flavor desserts, cocktail and your cheese tray, this Cranberry Anise Syrup has the perfect level of sweet, bitter and spiciness to compliment your fall and winter recipes. Place it in an attractive glass jar, tie a ribbon on it and you have a hostess gift to bring along to your […]

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Decorating the Front Door for Thanksgiving Harvest

In this video for eHow I discuss how to decorate the Front Door for Thanksgiving or Harvest Dinner. This is something you can easily do even  if you live in an apartment. How to Decorate the Front Door for Thanksgiving & Harvest — powered by ehow Decorating your front door for Thanksgiving  and harvest is an easy […]

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How To Make A Thanksgiving Showpiece {VIDEO}

In this video for eHow, I discuss how to make a Thanksgiving showpiece. This harvest display can be placed on your dining room table, your hallway, your entrance table, and will bring life and color throughout the entire season. Click image above or Click this link to watch the video: How to Make a Thanksgiving Showpiece — powered […]

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10 Tips For A Winning Superbowl Buffet

Super Bowl entertaining is just hours away, you have probably have already invited guests and planned your menu, or perhaps you just decided to have guests over moments ago. Whichever the case may be, the below tips are sure to make you an MVP Host. Actually watching the big game is only half the fun.  […]

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Ready for the Game Day? A Few Favorite Super Bowl Recipe Finds.

Attend a Game Day Gathering and 90% chance there will be Chicken wings  on the menu. Try this recipe spotted on The Daily Meal for high flavor, low fat version with out the guilt by Tosca Rena. Ultimate Baked Artichoke And Spinach Dip spotted on Huffington Post by chef and food blogger Jennifer Segal of Once Upon […]

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Hosting a Brunch Gathering? Consider this Farro Salad Recipe.

Hosting a brunch for friends and family can be an easy way to start entertaining at home. Expectations are usually not as high when compared to a dinner gathering and the overall feel can be anywhere from casual to formal, it is up to you! Consider serving a variety of hot and cold items that […]

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Placesettings Explained

Although we live in a less formal world where pretty much anything goes when it comes to setting your table, it is always best to start with a knowledge of the proper way to do anything. Once you understand the proper etiquette of how to set each place setting you can manipulate it to achieve […]

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The Perfect Bird: Part 2

{Image Courtesy of The Pioneer Women} This is part 2 of The Perfect Bird. Miss part 1? Read it here: The Perfect Bird Part 1 Getting the Best Flavor Brining: Traditionally a method of preserving foods this popular technique of preparing the turkey adds flavor and juiciness to the holiday star. The water from the brine actually reaches […]

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The Perfect Bird: Part 1

{image from My Recipes.com} Side dishes come and go but the main star of every Thanksgiving Day table is Tom Turkey. Perhaps its your first turkey or your 51st, following a few steps and preparations you will {ok..should…} end up with a moist and delicious bird. Selecting Your Turkey Key words: Fresh, Free Range, Organic Fed, […]

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In the News: A Naturally Thankful Season {article published in Impart Magazine}

  A NATURALLY THANKFUL SEASON No matter what part of the country you live in, for most Americans, Fall is a time filled with images of harvest, abundance, cool weather, and gathering with family and close ones. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the 2012 Fall Season officially begins on September 22nd  and ends on the […]

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Fall Entertaining and Tablescape Ideas

Entertaining over the next few weeks? Or looking to getting a jump on your Thanksgiving table? Here are a few tips to get you started. A FALL HARVEST DINNER: TABLESCAPE & ENTERTAINING TIPS  * Start At the Beginning* {image by HGTV} Set the tone of your gathering as your guests step onto your front porch […]

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Make a grand Entrance this Season.

Your entranceway is the first impression of your home or business to a guest or client. Your home may be lovely beyond the front porch or center hall but that first impression is already made. Or perhaps they make inside and forget the pots of dying plants and faded past season decorations for a few […]

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Seasonal Decorating: Yes, Even in the South.

Although I am not exactly sure how it happened; It is October 5th already and Seasonal Decorating has kicked off in most parts of the country. October in the Northeast is a time of leaves changing, pumpkin patches, corn mazes {I mean the ones actually growing in the ground} and hay wagon rides with hot cider. In the South….not […]

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Festive Tailgating: Tips & Recipes

FESTIVE WEEKEND TAILGATING    It is Football time again and although I have to admit, I don’t track the rankings until literally days before the actual Super Bowl, I do LOVE this time of year for the mere fact that there are so many opportunities to do what I love: Entertain. Getting together with neighbors and […]

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