Woodsy Tablescape featured red Gala apples, natural acorns, colorful leaves and hydrangeas . You can create this sassy setting by purchasing pretty fall salad plates. From that point, create your color scheme. In this case, I had a centerpiece that featured leaves and candles, so I added a few apples to bring out the red color in the plates. The glass canisters beside the centerpiece has the same wooden dowel rounds glued to a felt band around the center of the canister. This helps repeat the overall woodsy scheme. The second photo features hydrangeas and cranberry spikes. The cranberries are real and picked on a wooden skewer, then arranged with in the overall arrangement. I repeated the cranberry theme with a Cranberry Ginger punch that was served with the dinner. The cranberry ginger punch recipe can be found here http://serveitupsassy.com/cranberry-ginger-punch/.
Maple Leaf Cookie Recipe with Maple Balsamic Glaze has a secret ingredient! It is Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar! Yes Balsamic vinegar. You won’t believe how great these cookies are. It is soft butter cookie,make with real butter and then the maple vinegar is added as the extract. You don’t need much to make a powerful bite so go easy. The maple cookie glaze has maple extract or you can use the balsamic vinegar again. Even the chopped pecans have been baked in the vinegar. I know, I got carried away, but just love the flavor!!! To see how to make these cookies read more.
Bringing the White House Home with Former White House Chief Florist Laura Dowling. She created this fresh cut floral arrangement for an event at Allanadale mansion in Kingsport, Tn. Promoting her new book, Floral Diplomacy at the White House. Laura shares tips and information about how to bring the White House style to your own home. For more ideas...