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Archive for October, 2011

I’m addicted to pinning!

As I was browsing one of my favorite blogs yesterday, Elements of Style, I kept reading something about posts to pinterest and I had no idea what that meant.  I’d like to think I’m pretty up to date on all the latest social media sites, as it is part of my job, but this one slipped by me!  I went to the site: www.pinterest.com and set up an account right away.  The concept is amazing!  It allows you to “pin” your favorite images and save them to your customized boards.  I lost hours today going through other people’s pins and repinning them to my boards – one on food, one on interior design and one on fashion.  There are a ton of different categories you can pursue – everything from architecture and cars to sports and weddings.  It’s a great way to organize your favorites from around the web – or follow other people who seem to be really good at finding the good stuff.  Trust me – it’s worth checking out.  If you’re looking for some inspiration for recipes, table settings or holiday entertaining – this is a great place to start – and you can follow me! Follow Me on Pinterest

Enjoy!!

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Pefect Fall Menu

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love the changing leaves, the cool, crisp air, the smell of fireplaces and the sound of football (somewhere in the background).  But the best part about the fall is the food!  Pumpkins and squash and apples and cinnamon – all are fresh and in abundance – and they just smell so good when you cook with them!   Now’s the perfect time to start experimenting with some of these ingredients, and who knows, maybe you’ll find a new recipe for Thanksgiving this year.  So, why not invite a few friends over for the Pefect Fall Dinner and enjoy the best season of the year.

I scoured the web to come up with the Perfect Fall Dinner menu.   Enjoy and send me your favorite fall menus! 

Salad

Apple Pear and Walnut Salad 

     source: Sunny Anderson on the Food Network

Side Dish

Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash (skip the risotto if you’re short on time)

     source: NY Times

Main Dish

Boneless Pork Chops with Apple Chutney (you can easily switch out boneless chicken breasts if you prefer….i do!)

     source: Martha Stewart

Dessert

Figs with Orange and Ginger

     source: My Recipes

               

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