Tag Archive: Pumpkin

Mums, Wreaths, and All Things Fall

The temperatures are slowly dropping (ever so slowly), and displays of gourds and pumpkins are in the markets.  It must be my favorite season: fall! I, for one, am so glad to say… Continue reading

Pork-Loin with Dried Fruit, Pumpkin Butter, and Sweet, Smoky Red Wine Sauce

Today I am celebrating the birthday of a dear friend and recycling a wonderfully savory recipe that I discovered this fall.  I first made Jane Kirby and Kay Chun’s recipe for “Yucatán-Style Pork”… Continue reading

Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters

If you’re like me, you might have a few extra cans of pumpkin puree lying around this week. I decided to make a quick dessert out of one such can and blend the… Continue reading

Pumpkin Mini Chip Cake Doughnuts with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Drizzle

I helped some dear friends move into a new home over the weekend and I brought along these diminutive pumpkin chocolate chip cake doughnuts for snacking.  The pumpkin flavor is not overwhelming and… Continue reading

I’m Thankful Place Cards

I just love pumpkins and I’m so glad that I get to use them for two months in a row each year!  November brings us blustery days and chilly evenings and officially starts… Continue reading

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds for Snacking

I am a bit of a nut about nuts…I like them all and I frequently snack on them during the day.  I also enjoy seeds like sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, which I… Continue reading

Brown Bag Jack-O’-Lanterns

Today I tried to make a jack-o’-lantern from a brown paper sack.  I waited until dark to take a picture of the flickering orange light inside (another creative use of battery-powered flicker lights,… Continue reading

Fast and Easy: Halloween Office Chic

I was walking around the craft store this weekend, and I saw a kit to make a little bat using a small ball made from wooden reeds wrapped together.  The kit included eyes,… Continue reading

Mini Dessert Inspiration

I spent the evening dining at a seasonal restaurant with a good friend and we finished the meal with some mini desserts. Tiny shot glasses filled with sweets are nothing new — but… Continue reading

Quick Tip: Flicker Lights

I’m sure that many of you are familiar with these little battery-powered flicker lights.  Many folks use them in place of candles at home, or inside carved pumpkins this time of year. I… Continue reading

Fall Treats: Pumpkin Butter

I am sure that some of you have had apple butter, but have you ever tasted pumpkin butter?  I received a jar of the stuff as a gift, and I just adore it. … Continue reading


I spent the morning perusing a few local nurseries and I must confess, for someone with a self-admitted brown thumb…I really enjoy spending time in the garden center.  Perhaps it’s because of the… Continue reading

Dress Your Decor — For Halloween!

As you have probably guessed, I am a big proponent of using materials you already own to achieve fun and interesting new creations.  I especially like all the freakish, googly-eyed, glittery, and frightful… Continue reading

Petite Pumpkin Place Card Holders

These pumpkin place card holders are the perfect addition to any fall table or buffet spread.  You could use colored card stock, glitter, or fall cut-outs to make the paper tags stand out… Continue reading

Sweet Potato and Pecan Biscotti

I am a self-proclaimed lover of all things pie.  For many years, pumpkin pie was one of my holiday staples. That is, until mon mari introduced me to the deliciousness that is sweet… Continue reading

Pumpkins for Place Cards and Pin Cushions, Oh My!

Welcome Fall! I have to say that I am thrilled it is September on so many levels: the weather has finally cooled down to reasonable temperatures, rain has returned, and my favorite season… Continue reading