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Simple Ideas for a Thanksgiving Table

Simple Ideas for a Thanksgiving Table

How is it possible that November is next week? Thanksgiving planning is beginning to ramp up and lead us into the holiday season. There is nothing I like more than decorating our home for the holidays and welcoming in our friends and family. All that said, this momma is busy and I am always trying to figure out ways to keep things simple. For the tablescape I am sharing with you today, I did not go to the store or buy anything. I started with a roll of brown kraft paper that I generally keep around. If you don't have...

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Maple Cidertini

Maple Cidertini

I have just returned home from a fun weekend away at The Chapel Market (more on that soon!). It was so fun and my first chance to introduce our maple syrup face to face with people (shopping coming real soon, I promise!). It only seemed fitting to cap off that weekend by sharing a maple cocktail with you that is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving season and beyond - a Maple Cidertini. Even better, I am also sharing 6 holiday cocktails from my friends. And as with most things, I think they should be amazing and still be simple -...

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Mason Jar Maple Martini

Mason Jar Maple Martini

This time of year, throughout the northeast of the United States and Canada, the skylines are dotted with tall galvanized smoke stacks sending out billowing smoke and calling out a beautiful message… “Today, we are making sugar.” And in backyards and driveways throughout the same area, people like us, have made their own version of a "Sugar Shack". And the smell. There are no words to fully describe the smell of being right in the sugar steam. We spend our time by the fire plotting all the ways we can use syrup, besides on pancakes. “Halfway-there syrup" ends up in...

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