Thanksgiving Tablescape

The Style 1. Your setting should evoke the feeling of the season. For this Thanksgiving setting, we selected a “hunt theme” with Pheasant plates as the grounding pieces. 2. Use small accent pieces like these silver pine cones on the table, as you will have...

Stay Holiday Healthy

Stress  Whether it be worrying about money or thenever-ending to do list, stress affects everyone during the holidays. Identify the causes of your stress, create strategies and solutions to mitigate or eliminate stressors and find healthy ways to help relieve your...

Teacher’s Holiday Gifts

❑ Personalized gifts: Personalize a pencil holder or a coffee mug. ❑ Classroom supplies: markers, dry erase markers, construction paper, paper clips, pens. ❑ Flowers or a plant that can be placed on their desk. ❑ Gift card to their favorite store or restaurant ❑ An...

Succulent Pumpkin

❑ Materials: Pumpkin; Sphagnum Moss; Shallow Dish or Bowl; Floral Pins; Succulents; Tillandsias – aka: air plants; Found objects like moss, lichen and Resurrection Fern; Sharpened garden shears ❑ Clip the stem of your pumpkin for a nice, even surface on the top...

Recipe: Smoked Ham

Ingredients: 3-4 pounds fresh cut pork knuckle, boneless 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup salt 6 Tbsp pink salt, cure #1 2 gallons water 4 sprigs thyme 4 sprigs sage 1 Tbsp crushed red pepper Method: Combine all ingredients except meat and bring to a boil. (Chef’s notes on...

Recipe: Gorgonzola Grilled Pear Crostini

Ingredients: 3 firm, ripe Bartlett pears cut into ¼ inch-thick wedges 1/2 (8 oz) Packaged cream cheese (softened) 4 oz Gorgonzola cheese (crumbled) 1/4 cup Butter (softened) 2 T Dry sherry 36 French bread baguette slices (toasted) 1/2 cup Finely chopped, lightly...
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