Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving Cocktail

A fresh and festive cocktail to toast with this Thanksgiving.
- 1 part Grey Goose La Poire flavored vodka
- 1 part pumpkin butter
- 1/2 part triple sec
- 1/2 part simple syrup
- Pinch of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger
- Grated nutmeg and apple chip for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add all ingredients. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with nutmeg and apple chip or a fresh cranberries on a toothpick.
Recipe from
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Simple Thanksgiving

Let's K.I.S.S

Let’s K.I.S.S (keep it simple, stupid) this Thanksgiving. The most importantly thing to do on Thanksgiving Day is to remember or reflect on the things you are thankful for. So, in the kitchen and on your table, keep it simple. Start planning your meal with “make ahead” recipes or invite your guests to help with the Thanksgiving feast by bringing a dish or two to ease the load on you. Set your table ahead of time. If you are worried about dust, cover the table setting with plastic wrap or dry cleaning bags. Visit our past Thanksgiving blog postings for simple ideas (i.e. an array of fall squashes arranged in a low profile basket, or use mini pumpkins as votive holder and have several of them down the center of your table).

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Easy Thankgiving Centerpieces

Here are a few ideas to add a little ambiance to your table this Thanksgiving!
The pumpkin arrangement is from Make a few of these arrangements and place them down the center of your table. To add some height to the center, simpley add two of these great fruit/vegetable taper holder. Stick a pear or pumpkin in the middle and add a 9 inch taper to it and ta da, an easy yet unique table setting for Thanksgiving.
Another idea is to place a worry free pillar candle in a hurricane vase with nuts and add two pumpkin arrangements on either side of the hurricane for this years Thanksgiving table setting. It is that easy. Happy table setting!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thanksgiving Project

Get the Kids Involved This Thanksgiving!
This cute yet fun project is brought to you by Most kids love to help, so put them to work in helping add to the Thanksgiving table decor!
Now for a little Table Ambiance touch.....Not only do these pilgrim hats look delicious for dessert, they might also make for a perfect place card or party favor. Have the kids gather leaves outside and clean them with a damp cloth. Then have them write each guests name on the edge of each leaf with a gold metallic pen. Put a leaf in the center of each plate at each guest's place setting. Then place the hat in the middle of the leaf. Not only will each guest find their spot at this years Thanksgiving table, but they will have an amusing treat.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Plan Ahead This Thanksgiving

Plan ahead this Thanksgiving will make this holiday virtually stress-free. Susan Westmoreland from Good Housekeeping has created a two week check list to follow to in sure a celebration that even the hostess will enjoy.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Make a Wish This Thanksgiving

Make a wish.............
With Thanksgiving around the corner, who gets to break the wishbone from the Thanksgiving turkey? Well...... everyone can get a chance this year. Lucky Break Wishbone has created a fun product that allowes everyone of all ages to enjoy making a wish on the wishbone.

How can you incorporate this into your table decor? Easy... tie a wishbone around everyone's napkin at each place setting or stand it up against the beverage glass.