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Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Hello, today I’m sharing a recipe with you I discovered several years ago in 2007. This is Ina Garten’s recipe from her Barefoot Contessa cookbook, Roasted Eggplant Spread.  If you are a fan of eggplant or if you have been curious to try it but…

Succulent Topped Pumpkin Centerpiece

Succulent Topped Pumpkin Centerpiece

Hi Friends, This past weekend I went to our local farm stand, Patterson Fruit Farm who has the best varieties of pumpkins, squash, you pick apples, and of course their famous apple fritters, amazing! While we were strolling the fields searching for our perfect pumpkins,…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Bourbon Glaze

Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Bourbon Glaze

Okay folks, I’m going to say this right here, and right now, this recipe is so amazing you may want to incorporate it into your Thanksgiving holiday menu.  I realize I’m sounding very confident right now, but I believe this recipe is turkey day worthy!…

Homemade Simmering Potpourri

Homemade Simmering Potpourri

The end of summer is approaching us fast and we are getting ready for the cool crisp air, pumpkin spice, and warm toasty fires.  This is the time of year when I get inspired to start baking, decorating, and fill our home up with delicious…

My $250 Powder Bath Renovation

My $250 Powder Bath Renovation

Hello Friends! Today I thought it would be fun to share with you my powder bathroom renovation.  I was able to complete this remodel in around $250.  I only paid for paint, drywall mud, and supplies.  I did all of the wallpaper removal, drywall repairs,…

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs, Stuffed with Blue Cheese & Pumpkin Spice Honey

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs, Stuffed with Blue Cheese & Pumpkin Spice Honey

Hello Friends! Today I’m sharing a great appetizer recipe that has become another one of our summertime favorites.  I take perfectly ripened figs, stuff them with blue cheese, wrap them in prosciutto, bake and drizzle them with a warm pumpkin spice honey. I was inspired to…

5 Garden Soil Tips

5 Garden Soil Tips

This summer season I have spent so much of my time outside working in the vegetable garden, and we have truly benefited from all of our hard work. Last summer I was in such a hurry to plant my starters, I really didn’t focus too…

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Jalapeños

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Jalapeños

If you love nachos with a kick, you probably enjoy having sliced jalapeños on top. When my garden has an abundance of jalapeños, I love to make this easy jalapeño recipe. It takes less than one hour to make, and you can store them in…

Classic Dill Pickles

Classic Dill Pickles

This summer’s cucumber harvest has been extremely successful for us. The first day, I picked about 13 cucumbers, and as much as I love fresh cucumbers, there was no way we could eat all of those in time before another batch would be ready to…

DIY Recycled Bottle Tiki Torches

DIY Recycled Bottle Tiki Torches

This is a very simple and affordable craft that you can complete in less than an hour. For me, there is something extremely rewarding when I can take an item that once had a certain purpose, and re-purpose it into something else.  I absolutely adore…