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Fall Tablescape Blog Hop

Hello!! So glad that you are here today...  If you are here for the first time, welcome.  I invite you to pull a chair and browse.  I am so happy to be joining one of my favorite group of bloggers to bring you this fun fall tablescape blog hop hosted by our talented Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate & Decorate .   With 24 bloggers participating in this Fall Tablescape Blog Hop, you are sure to get your fill of inspiration to help you transition into fall!!!  We have a little of of everything on this blog hop; from farm house, cottage, casual and a bit dressy. Most importantly, the one thing that brings us together is our love and passion for setting a pretty table and sharing our ideas with you all. So lets get started!!   Direct links to all the blogs participating on this blog hop will be listed below so be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to visit them all.   Autumn is, without a doubt, my favorite time of the year.  This much anticipated season comes with bount

Seafood Pasta En Papillote

Hello friends and happy Saturday to you all.  I hope you are all having a relaxing and fun weekend. I know we all love to entertain.  Especially when the weather is warm!!  I for one, love to make our dinners fun and exciting for our family and friends. One of my favorite ways to serve a meal is in parchment paper.  There is something exciting and theatrical that comes with cooking a meal en papillote.  But in all honesty, it is just a fancy name for meals that get cooked in parchment paper!!! I know what's going through your mind, "Why not serve the pasta on a regular plate?" Well, you definitely can!!  But why not surprise your family and friends with this pretty packet of goodness to make an evening extra special and fun.  Can you imagine your guests unwrapping the package and finding this delightful seafood pasta in their package??   First of all, they will not resist the incredible aromas coming out of their little packages of goodness. Then they get t

New Fountain Gardens at Longwood Gardens

Covering about 1,000 acres in Kennett Square, PA, Longwood Gardens has re-opened its Main Fountain Garden after two and a half years of a $90 million refurbishment and renewal.  Pathways and lawns have been renewed.   The fountain garden’s 4,000 pieces of decorative limestone have all been refurbished or redone, and details of the original design have been replicated.   To say that the refurbished fountains are beautiful, it's an understatement.  The new Fountain Garden at Longwood is truly breathtaking and magnificent... V isitors will see more than 1,700 jets that can propel water up to 175 feet in the air (45 feet higher than before) and make it spin, twirl, twist and even sprout flames from propane-fueled injectors.   Nearly 1,400 LED lights can add any imaginable color to the water. And it's all designed by fountain "choreographers" using 3D design software in the Gardens' new pump house. I am certain that Pierre S. DuPont would be very proud who at

Puff Pastry Individual Tomato Tarts

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a great week. I wanted to pop in today and share an easy and incredibly tasty recipe with you. Sometimes we are in need of a quick bite that packs a punch in flavor and presentation.   These individual puff pastry tomato tarts perfect for serving during summer, or fall.  They are easy to put together, loaded with fresh flavors and a crunch in every bite. This recipe calls for fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, thyme, and caramelized red onions.  The puff pastry makes it flaky, light and mouthwatering.    Tomato Tart Ingredients 1   puff pastry sheet 2 heirloom tomatoes 1 egg 1/2  cup   Parmesan, goat, or feta 1/2   tsp   salt 2  tbsp   olive oil 1   clove   fresh garlic, minced 1 red onion fresh thyme fresh basil Instructions Slice tomatoes thinly and place on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt.  Cut onions and cook in saucepan until caramelized.  Place puff pastry shee