Recently I filled and decorated a cornucopia my mom already had. We picked out several fall floral picks, berries, pumpkins, wheat, acorns, decorative corn, etc. to fill it. I thought it turned out pretty and festive and wanted to share my little DIY project on the blog! I used a simple floral foam cone inside the cornucopia, as well as some floral wire to anchor the decor. You can find cornucopias at craft stores and fill them with any fall decor to match your table setting or room!
This makes a perfect centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table setting!
I even used a few pheasant feathers coming out of the cornucopia, as well as some cotton to create a slightly rustic but elegant centerpiece! As always, some cotton sure adds some southern charm!
Happy Thanksgiving y'all!
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever."
A Sweet Fall Treat!
One of my favorite treats for Halloween has always been popcorn balls...and my mom makes some delicious ones. The cool thing is, you don't just have limit them to Halloween. Popcorn balls are a great little treat to make anytime in the Fall. They're a fun project and taste awesome. Perfect to give away to friends! Recently, my mom and I made a small batch together and had a lot of fun! We displayed them on this rustic metal cake plate she found...how cute is that?!
Below is the recipe and it makes about 8 popcorn balls.
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
8-9 cups popped popcorn
Go ahead and pop your popcorn. Measure out the 8-9 cups into a large bowl.
In a medium saucepan, mix together sugar, butter, syrup, and salt. Heat to a boil. Have a small cup of cold water and drop a small amount of the mixture into it. If it is the consistency where you can make a small ball out of it, it is good to go. This is a good way to test the mixture. Pour the mixture over the popcorn in the large bowl.
With a wooden spoon, gently mix so that the popcorn is coated in the mixture. Be careful not to break up too much of the popcorn. Run your hands under cold water, then shape into about 2.5" balls. Gently shape them so they do not become too hard when they cool. Place the popcorn balls onto wax paper to cool.
Once the popcorn balls have cooled, you can put them into cute plastic bags and tie ribbon around the top! We did two different bags, super fun and festive for Fall!
Happy Fall Y'all!
I found this recipe a couple years ago through Pinterest. It's from The Happier Homemaker (you can find it here). I recently made this with apples from our trip to the orchard. I've been making this bread recipe the past two years for the fall and it's delicious! It is an awesome recipe for autumn...perfect for breakfast or with a cozy cup of coffee or tea! I love to make Apple Cinnamon Bread when we have company. It smells amazing coming out of the oven and it's a great treat for when guests arrive! This is also a great bread to make, double the recipe, and give one loaf to a friend!
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 large apple, peeled and chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5" loaf pan. I go ahead and peel and chop the apple before the other steps.
Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside.
With a mixer, combine white sugar and butter until smooth.
Add eggs and the vanilla. Continue to beat on medium speed until combined. Add flour and baking powder. Then add the milk. Mix until combined.
Pour half of the batter into the pan.
Cover with half of the apples. Pat apples into the batter with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients. Pat topping into the batter.
Bake for about 50 mins, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool before taking loaf out of the pan. Enjoy!
Apple Picking in New England!
If you're looking for a fun, outdoor activity for the fall, apple picking is a great one! My husband and I went apple picking a while back at an orchard in Massachusetts with some friends and had a great time. It was such a pretty area and it was a blast trying the different kinds of apples and picking a "peck!"
With some of the apples we picked (turns out a "peck" is a lot!), I made my grandma's recipe for apple dumplings...they were delicious!
I also baked Apple Cinnamon Bread...I'll be sharing the recipe for this on my next blog post! It's perfect for fall!
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