Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving and best wishes to all the American readers! Thanksgiving is only 3 days away! Hope you have a wonderfully delicious day with lots of pumpkin pie.

For all of you pumpkin lovers out there and, just for fun, here is Gourmet Magazine's Spiced Pumpkin Souffles with Bourbon Molasses Sauce. A wonderful alternative to pumpkin pie.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. xx

(Top photo via Huffington Post, bottom photo via The Vintage Inn)

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Little Touch of Fall

So I've been a little bit crazy busy the last couple of weeks and haven't really had a chance to get out and enjoy this year's beautiful fall foliage.
Autumn Tapestry.

Here are a few fall pictures I've taken over the last month, if you'd like to see.

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches and everyone begins to think about what they're thankful for, I'm blown away by how blessed I am. There are so many things in my life I'm grateful for.
Today, I'm grateful for:

-my family. I'm so blessed to have a wonderful, caring and supportive family.

-my friends whom I cherish.

-all of you guys, and I feel the connection with you even though you're physically very far from me. Many of you have been with me for years and for that I'm eternally grateful.

-having a nice place to live and plenty of food to eat.

-waking up to this new day and for being alive.

-clear water.

-what I have experienced and overcome.

-enjoying life in the most simple ways.

-the love and support from the readers of my blog.

I'm also grateful for my cup of coffee in the morning. It's like a "hug in a cup."
I could go on...trust me.

Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy the beauty of fall. xx

P.S. Make-Ahead and Make-Now Thanksgiving Recipes for procrastinators. ;)

12 Complete Thanksgiving Menus via Saveur.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Five Things Tuesday

Early morning in the mountains.

I often ask myself: "Why isn't this world a better place? "This isn't how life's supposed to be." But these inspirational words by Leo Buscaglia always help keep me grounded.

Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer.

Have a wonderful day! xx

Autumn leaves. So fragile, so beautiful.
Morning coffee. {My house has been a kind of messy lately. I hope you don't mind!;)}
November roses.

Friday's desserts. {Layered Vanilla Pudding with crushed chocolate wafer cookies, topped with chocolate ganache.}

How to make roses from maple leaves.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Three-Cheese Baked Tagliatelle

Three-Cheese Baked Tagliatelle is a perfect dinner that everyone will love. If you're...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Five Things Tuesday

Going on a nature hike on a crisp fall day; one of the many reasons to fall in love with Autumn. The colors were quite nice.

It's been a while since I posted a Five Things Tuesday post. I decided I wanted to start doing it again so why not start with some quotes and life lessons?
I came across these fabulous life lessons by Regina Brett recently and wanted to share them with you. Each one is a great reminder of what matters most in life.
I always look upon quotes, whenever I feel low; such things always help me to keep things in perspective.
In fact, quotes make much more sense now that I am getting older and (hopefully) wiser.

45 life lessons (and 5 to grow on) by Regina Brett. Such great wisdom to follow!
These sayings and quotes  have already changed my way of thinking about a few things in my life.

Hope your week is going well. Have a great Tuesday! xx

Getting ready for fall colour. I am absolutely in love with the colors of fall.
Bringing some fall to my kitchen.
Three-Cheese Baked Tagliatelle Pasta. I made this recipe the other night and everyone loved it. Very delicious, very simple and very easy to put together. Tasty alternative to the traditional Mac and Cheese.

I'll be sure to share the recipe on Friday. :)
How to easily cut, slice and peel an avocado. I really love avocados, but I never knew this way to cut them. Come to find out I've been slicing avocados the hard way.

(Life Quote by Regina Brett)

P.S. Here's a Cut and Dry post you may have missed:  Are we really making the most of the fall season? 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Michael Amarantos: A Style that Splendidly Breaths Life Onto the Canvas

Today I'm so excited and thrilled to introduce you to the latest inspirational work by Greek painter Michael Amarantos, entitled Aspects (of the natural and human world). Based in Athens, Greece, Michael Amarantos is one of the most innovative and influential artists around the globe. His vast oeuvre encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture, and graphic arts. His varied subjects comprise...