Coffee and Pumpkin Tiramisu ~ A Bountiful Harvest

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If you’re visiting here from the A Bountiful Harvest blog hop ~ Welcome to Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ the blog where you’ll find a little bit of everything ~ it’s like stopping by my home ~ you’re never quite sure what you’ll find but you’ll always be Welcome!  So grab yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and I hope you’ll stay a while and visit.  You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, G+ and here at the blog {Read More}

Happy Thanksgiving

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thanks·giv·ing   [thangks-giv-ing] noun 1.the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, especially to God. 2.an expression of thanks, especially to God. 3.a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness. 4.a day set apart for giving thanks to God. 5.( initial capital letter ) Thanksgiving Day. I am so thankful to God for more than I could ever, ever say….His goodness, His grace, His mercy, His love that sustains me, feeds me and ‘grows’ me…..He is {Read More}

Thanksgiving Table Settings ~ Easy Elegance

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via Martha Stewart White dishes, white napkins…a lovely pear, some string and a leaf-shaped name tag…. via hgtv via Country Living This is an absolutely awesome idea ~ use a garden plant stand on your buffet table! via hgtv via The Heart of the Sea Home via Country Living Stamp a design on to some cardstock, write a message {you could write the names of your guests on these}, punch holes on each side, insert ribbon and place around your {Read More}

Happy Thanksgiving!

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My hope is that for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving {and those of you who do not}, you have a wonderful day full of blessings.  I have so very much to be thankful for that I cannot even begin to bring them all to mind.  Happy, Blessed, Thanksgiving! grateful hugs, mb.

Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies/Thanksgiving Treat Bags

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  I had some pumpkin left over from the cake I made the other day, and not wanting to waste it…I felt it was best to make cookies!  These cookies are doing double time.  I will be giving them in treat bags to some neighbors, my sister, her kids, etc. and eating some myself.  They are cake cookies and are not overwhelmingly sweet so having one after dinner with a cup of good coffee would be wonderful.  These freeze well so I made {Read More}

Mom’s Sweet Potato Casserole {Yummy}

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  This recipe was my mom’s and she only made it once a year–and trust me…it was worth the wait! Ingredients: 3 pounds of sweet potatoes peeled, cooked and mashed {the same as you would for mashed potatoes} 2 eggs 1/2 cup of light brown sugar 1/2 cup of melted butter 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup pecans Preheat oven to 375°.  After mashing the potatoes, add eggs, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of butter, salt {Read More}

Of Mice and Men

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I get so disappointed in myself when I miss posting…I really hate that.  The family had so much going on over the last few days and with work and other commitments…well, I was unable to post or really create anything worthwhile.  I remember as a child my father quoting the Robert Burns poem Ode to a Mouse when things would not go as planned and the quote that always comes to my mind at these times is, In proving foresight may {Read More}

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