Friday, October 05, 2012

Hello October!

Hello Lovelies!

Since Fall is fastly approaching, today's post is going to be dedicated to recipes, crafts, and styles for the upcoming holidays and cool weather.

Pumpkin Centerpieces

I am in love with this pumpkin centerpiece because of how easy and cheap it is. Simply buy those fake plastic pumpkins that you're seeing around and paint them a gorgeous color to match the decor of your dining room. In the picture above, the pumpkins are setting on a board but you don't even have to do that. Adding a table runner and placing the pumpkins, apples, and deco balls in whatever fashion you want would be much simpler.

Pumpkin Won-tons 

Break away from the pumpkin pies this year with Pumpkin filled won-tons. Follow this recipe below for the perfect snack.

12 Caramel Squares
1 tsp. Water
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
4 oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Canned Pumpkin
1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Flour
1/4 tsp. Orange Zest
20 Won-Ton Wrappers
1 Egg White, Slightly Beaten
2 Cups Oil
1 tbsp. Powdered Sugar

Microwave caramels and water in a medium microwaveable bowl on high for 30 seconds. 
Stir until caramels are completely melted. 
Cool for 2 minutes. 
Stir in sour cream and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
Whisk cream cheese, pumpkin, brown sugar, flour, zest, and remaining cinnamon until it's well blended.
Spoon 2 tsp. of above mix onto the center of each won-ton wrapper
Moisten the edges with egg whites and fold diagonally in half.
Pinch the edges together tightly to seal.
Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium heat. 
Once oil starts to bubble, add won-tons
Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly brown
Drain and cool slightly.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with the caramel sauce!

Fall Styles

Knits, oversized sweaters, and cardigans are perfect for the chilly weather. Here are some of my favorite ways to wear them!

Happy Fall!

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