Gorgeous Gourds and Pumpkins for Fall Decorating

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When I went to Trader Joe’s last week, I was overwhelmed by their huge display of pumpkins & gourds. Who knew there was such a variety?! There are so many ways you can decorate with these fall classics. Not sure where to begin? BHG does it again with incredible decorations for Autumn made from gourds & pumpkins. Fit into many different places in your home to add a touch of Autumn throughout the house. 

Gourds & Pumpkins

30 Halloween Decorating Ideas 

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Time to get ready for all the ghosties & goblins coming to your home on Halloween night! I love decorating for Halloween. Just enough to make it spooky without scaring the little ones away. Midwest Living offers some ideas to help you get your home ready for Halloween! It’s easy to decorate your home, inside & out, without spending a lot of money! Have fun!

30 Halloween Decorating Ideas

Gorgeous Gourds and Pumpkins for Fall Decorating

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When I went to Trader Joe’s last week, I was overwhelmed by their huge display of pumpkins & gourds. Who knew there was such a variety?! There are so many ways you can decorate with these fall classics. Not sure where to begin? BHG does it again with incredible decorations for Autumn made from gourds & pumpkins. Fit into many different places in your home to add a touch of Autumn throughout the house.

Gourds & Pumpkins

Fall Side Dish Recipes You’ll Love

Fall Side Dishes You'll Love

I always LOVE to cook. However, the hot weather of summer sometimes makes it tough for me to work up any enthusiasm for cooking. Now that the temperatures are dropping to the cool level, my creative juices are charging up again. Midwest Living is ready to help me & YOU get back into the kitchen, whipping up fabulous dishes the fall! These recipes also give you a head start on  Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Fall Cooking

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I loved Halloween as a kid. We always had a party in our classroom. The afternoon began with a parade around the playground. Parents would come to see all of us in our costumes. Once the parade was finished, it was back to our classroom for the party.

Halloween was a treat because each student received a donut and a small bottle of Coke. It may be hard to imagine but this was a big deal when I was in school. We didn’t have soda machines in the school and we were limited to the amount of soda we could drink at home. They came around to each classroom with a wooden case of soda, one bottle for each child. Although it was a simple treat, it seemed very special to all of us.

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Gluten-free Pumpkin Cake Bars

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Every year, Fall arrives with its plethora of pumpkin recipes. Everyone you know is so excited to get their pumpkin fix for the season. Everyone but YOU! If you can’t enjoy recipes that contain gluten, many of those pumpkin recipes are on your No-No list. Boy, that sticks!

Not so fast. King Arthur Flour offers this wonderful recipe for Pumpkin Cake Bars & they are gluten-free! Now you can share a pumpkin dish at the Autumn Potluck or prepare your family’s new favorite dessert. Now when people tell you how much they enjoy all the pumpkin food available in the Autumn, you can look at them & say, “Me Too!” Enjoy!

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Fall Cookie Recipes

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I LOVE to bake. The hot temperatures of summer stop me from heating up the house even more with heat from the oven! This is one of the reasons I look forward to the cooler weather in Fall. I can once again bake to my heart’s desire. For now, I am looking for new recipes to try. Midwest Living has helped with this collection of Fall cookie recipes, including these incredible caramel apple cookies. Can’t wait!

Autumn Cookies