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Showing posts from October, 2018

Fall Baking ~ Apple Roses

Fall Baking ~ Apple Roses Fall is my favorite time of the year!  There is a chill in the air, the leaves are changing color, local festivals are plenty and the apple picking season begins.  With a ton of orchards in our area, apple picking is a must.  And who doesn't love an apple dessert during fall?  I for one always have a hard time saying no to fresh apple pie!   As much as enjoy apple picking, I love baking even more.  The apples are much sweeter, and aromas in the kitchen are heavenly.  These beautiful apples roses are the perfect way to celebrate autumn. A tasty and easy dessert made with lots of soft and delicious apple slices, wrapped in puff pastry that has been flavored with cinnamon sugar.   Below is the recipe which has also been shared at Romantic Homes Magazine . Click on direct link for article. INGREDIENTS 1/2 package Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed 2 red apple  2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1/2 lemo

Style A Welcoming Fall Table Alfresco

Hello everyone.  Happy Monday!  The weather is still warm here on the East Coast and that means that the open-air dining continues for us.  And believe me, we are going to enjoy every second of warm weather.  Winter is just too long! This spot under our weeping willow tree provides plenty of shade while allowing enough of the sun to peek though the branches.  It is the ideal backdrop for setting a cozy fall table alfresco on a casual Saturday evening.  A picturesque spot for an intimate gathering with friends The inspiration for this table were the colorful accent plates I chose for my place setting.   Decorated with l arge flowers in orange and violet and detailed with elegant leaves and lavish gold accents.   The burnt orange tablecloth allow the plates to stand out while the willow chargers add texture and contrast.  I always pay attention to the details - what I call the table jewelry.  Copper drinking mugs and candle holders add a little bling and shimmer to t