Dianne Poythress Mullins

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20 DIY Gold Thanksgiving Decor DIYs

Whether you’re hosting family, friends or even your coworkers, fab celebratory decor is definitely in order this Thanksgiving. Tabletops and wall hangings can set the mood for the entire night. So, if you’re ready for the mood to be flat out golden, then these 20 gilded ideas are just for you. Get …

Decorations

Roast Broccoli for a Creamy Soup Filled With Fall Flavors

I shop at the farmers market with the best intentions, but I'll admit that sometimes my enthusiasm is greater than the time I have to cook everything I buy. Just last week I picked up a beautiful bright green head of broccoli with tight florets, then let days pass without doing anything with it. …

How to Eat Cheese Fondue the Proper Swiss/French Way

Like most things Swiss and/or French, the classic cold-weather dish operates under its own code of politesse<p>Like all reasonable human beings, we interpret snowy weather as Mother Nature's subliminal message to do one simple thing: <b>eat cheese fondue</b>. But before you dive into a big gooey pot of, say, …

Weather

Apple Cider Caramels

<b><br>Note: This recipe has been modified from when it was originally posted for greater user-friendliness, particularly in dissolving the sugar.</b><p>First of …

How to Make Kettle Corn, Minus the Kettle

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: The snack everyone wants to eat this time of year -- and how to do it with only 4 ingredients and no special equipment.</i><p>Kettle corn is a multigenerational food, much …

Maple Syrup

39 Beautiful Fall Mantel Décor Ideas

If you have a fireplace – no matter, a real one or not, it’s high time to decorate your mantel for the fall that is already here! A fireplace is a …

Foodily Blog

50 Cool Fall Flowers Décor Ideas For Your Home

Everyone uses leaves, pumpkins, squashes, corn and fruit for fall décor but we’ve forgotten about more traditional décor – flowers. Fall flowers are …

Wreaths

How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is the perfect beverage for a snowy winter’s day, or a wonderful treat that can fill your mouth with chocolaty goodness during any time …

Foodily Blog

5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S'mores Mug Cake.

5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 10, 2012 370<p>Oh hi!<p>Just sharing a s’mores mug cake today. That can be made in 5 …

Foodily Blog

5 Fall Soups to Warm You Up

Feel that chill in the air? Warm up with these soul-satisfying autumn soups.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purée it and you're done. But …

Cooking

Garden Visit: 66 Square Feet (Plus) on a Harlem Terrace

For nine years I gardened on a sliver of terrace at the top of a townhouse in the leafy Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. That sunny space was …

Fresh fruit has never been fresher or more available, now is the time to bake pies and tarts. Hit the farmer's market and get baking: http://shout.lt/vYml

Design Sleuth: Terra Cotta Window Boxes

Earlier today, I wrote about the courtyard terrace of an Airbnb stay on the island of Ischia, Italy. (See Airbnb Visit: Under the Radar Near Capri.) …

Everything You Need to Know About Molasses

When it's time for fall and winter baking, dark, sticky molasses gets pulled out from the back of my cabinet. There's no replacement for the sweet, …

Dessert

Down to the Wire: Baskets with Style

Traditionally used by fishermen and farmers, and in factories and schools, baskets made from thin, pliable wire have long been recognized for their …

Two Ghost Towns, One that Died and One that Survived

<i>B</i>odie, California has been on my bucket list ever since I first discovered my fascination for all things lost, forgotten and abandoned. In fact, the …

19 Perfectly Charming Garden Sheds

Build a little magic in your yard.<p>Check out these incredibly whimsical, cottage-like potting and crafting sheds that look like they're straight out …