Autumn

Celebrate Christmas in July with Gingerbread Mango Shortcake

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There is nothing I know that says Christmas better than the heady fragrance of gingerbread baking.

When I saw this recipe for Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce in the current issue of the Penzey's Spices catalogue, I decided it would be the perfect treat to celebrate Christmas in July!

Light up Your Thanksgiving Table with Mini Pumpkins! Another Joint Post!

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Hopefully many of you still have a few of those little mini pumpkins still scattered about the house, left over from harvest and Halloween celebrations because Rebecca, one of the trio of sisters who write Roots and Wings Co, and I have some pretty cool ways to use them to light up your Thanksgiving table!

Making Ghostly Trick-or-Treaters and Glowing Goblin Ghosts

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How to make table top ghosts - er - trick-or-treaters.

Note: My spooky friends are designed to haunt a table or mantle or peek out from a window sill rather than hang. The tallest is 16" and the littlest fellow is 6".

With care in packing, they can be saved from year to year.  I still have two that are over 15 years old!

You will need:

Cheese cloth or gauze fabric

Can You Eat Those Cute Little Decorative Pumpkins?

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You absolutely can eat these little guys! They are delicious!

And they may just be the way to get your kids to try out winter squash!

Rebecca (Roots and Wings) and I are working together on a little project for November to make good use of any leftover mini pumpkins; but in the meantime, I thought it might be fun to share what my Sweetie and I have found out about eating them!

Indian Corn and Colorful Dyed Pumpkin Seed Necklaces

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This is not how this post was supposed to go!

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THIS was what I had planned. A two picture, very quick post about letting your kids make necklaces, hat bands, or bracelets out of Indian Corn and squash or pumpkin seeds!

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