Tis The Season Blog Tour

The Holidays are just around the corner and what better way to enjoy this special time of the year than a  Tis The Season Blog Tour. ~Please join us during the week of ~ ~December 9th through December 14th~ Some very talented and creative bloggers are looking forward to  sharing their spirit of the season with you through decorating,  recipes, photography and writing. So mark your calendars~ Monday December 9th   Jemma         At Home With Jemma Monday December 9th Chris               The Cafe` Sucre` Farine Tuesday December 10th Poppy          Poppy View Wednesday December 11th Sheri       Red Rose Alley Jess and Nel Wednesday December 11th Patty      Home and Lifestyle Design          Thursday December 12th Melanie    Comfy House Thursday December 12th Brenda     Cozy Little House Friday December 13th Melinda      The Refeathered Roost Saturday December 14th Kathryn   The Dedicated House Saturday December 14th Dewena   Across The Way


Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

I am super excited to be able to share this wonderful dinner roll recipe with you all just in time for Thanksgiving.   You know, our family loves bread and when we all gather together,  homemade rolls are expected to be part of the meal.   About a year ago I shared another roll recipe with you all- Grammy's Parker House  Rolls  which is an amazing recipe as well.  You can never have too many bread recipes and honestly different  recipes work well with different baking styles. This amazing recipe is baked in a bundt pan-and if you follow me  along, you will know I am smitten with my bundt pan.  In fact,  nothing gets between me and my pan. After I mixed my dough together, I realized that I really needed two  bundt pans for this recipe, but since I only had one, I had to make      do. So, I made the other half of the recipe into tada... Yep, Holiday Cinnamon Rolls...yes heaven in a pan.  Recipe for  these will be ne


White Thanksgiving Tablescape

I am visiting my youngest daughter this week and we are having  such  a great time visiting, shopping, playing with Molly and  decorating for the Holidays.  We have created a white Thanksgiving  tablescape that we are so happy to share with you. We chose a white color scheme based on Rebecca's personal  decorative pieces and shopped her home.  We were thrilled to stay  within a budget, we kept it personal and created a palette which  complemented her dining decor. Last year Rebecca decoupaged this W in black and white toile scrap  book paper, it adds such a personal touch as this is the first letter of  she  and her husband's last name. Isn't this vintage crocheted table cloth a perfect complement to the table setting.  This table cloth was a wedding gift for Josh and  Rebecca  a true heirloom from Josh's great  grandmother. These mini chalkboards are being used as place cards, I am really  enjoying the natural acorn placed whimsically on top.  I also like  incorporatin


Monkey Munch - A Holiday Nibble

At some point or another many of us have purchased boxes of Chex cereal to make some tasty nibbles.  Whether you follow a recipe for  the sweet treats or salty ones they are always tasty.   I remember years ago my own Mother making a wonderful  Chex concoction which she baked in the oven using Worcestershire sauce.  But for today , I will focus on Monkey Munch a cereal mixture  coated in some really super tasty ingredients. I like it because it  keeps well in a sealed container and is a great treat  for the little folks  when  they drop by for a visit.  Scroll on down to view the gift giving idea I have included for the Holidays. Monkey Munch is also known as Puppy Chow-however, I just can't get into a snack that goes by the name of Puppy chow, I guess  Monkey Munch doesn't sound that much better, but oh well... So in our  house we call it Monkey Munch. Ingredients- 8 cups of mixed Chex cereal ( I use rice, corn) 1 1/2 cu


Thankful and Pleased

The winds of Fall took me on a little trip to see some sweet family in  Ft. Benning Georgia.  Leaves were changing and  excitement was in the air because it was Halloween. The little guy is our grandson, our beautiful and sweet brown eyed  boy- and he is made up of... "Frogs and snails And puppy dog tails, That's what little boys are made of." He loves dirt, digging in the dirt, throwing dirt, sprinkling dirt... and his Mommy and Daddy!  Oh and chocolate. I not only loved seeing my family I loved all of the big beautiful trees that grow in Georgia-my dear friend Sandie from  Chatty Crone  lives in Georgia.  You must visit her blog:) I was only there for for 4 days but we made sure to make every  minute count. We spent time together as a family-which meant the world to me. Lovely walks, enjoyable lunches near the Chattahoochee river, and  of course the little guy dressed up as an elephant and did his trick-or  treating.  Ft. Benning is a beautiful Army Base and the home wh


Fresh Apple Cake

Oh the weather is cool, the nights are long and I just want to hunker  down in the evenings by a glowing fire with a little treat.   So-I found a perfect cake to satisfy my sweet tooth without going  over  the top.  I am even thinking this might be one of the desserts  that I make  for  Thanksgiving. This cake is filled with fresh apples, toasted pecans and a perfect frosting made with fresh honey.  I think we might be able to even  say that this  cake is healthy! wink... I have really  become a fan of bundt cakes, and I will tell you why. They seem to be no fail, easy to mix, love the consistency, simple  to decorate, stunning to serve and are great for transporting. Fresh Apple Cake~ Ingredients- Honey Glaze: 1 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla Fresh Apple Cake Ingredients- 3 cups cubed Granny Smith apples ( about 2 medium size) 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans toasted 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon