Pumpkin Bruschetta

In my professional chef’s business I was known as the “Queen of Appetizers”!  I happily accepted the title because I love making appetizers.   I love all the different yummy bites one can come up with. Since it’s still pumpkin season I wanted to make an appetizer using it….how about Pumpkin Bruschetta! I worried about how the combination of pumpkin and… Read More

Keep Those Nasty Squirrels From Eating Your Outdoor Pumpkins!

Smiles peeps, Every year I get excited when fall comes and begin decorating our front porch. I love porch vignettes filled with pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn. Then it happens, you know, you start seeing those nibbles on your pumpkins! Do you recognize this bite?  Our neighborhood has a high population… and our garden laden yard offers so many treats!… Read More

Ruffled Pumpkin….

Bought several pumpkins from Dollar Tree, Now what to do, what to do, Took me a long time before I decided on a pumpkin with ruffles… Isn’t it cute? Here’s how… Used a stencil knife to cut out the stem, then primed with white paint. Ripped 6, 1 1/4″ wide strips using Osnaburg muslin (love it, rips well) Gathered the… Read More