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Recipes, Tablesettings and a "Giveaway".....Sign up now!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hi Friends, Hope you are all doing well.... & enjoying this month of September!....Yesterday morning, I was sitting at my kitchen table trying to plan what to prepare for dinner?....After looking through a few cookbooks, and still not being terribly inspired, ....I thought it might be time for another recipe exchange!...this time an "Autumn Recipe Exchange"! I had one at the beginning of Summer, & I was so pleased to receive so many incredible warm-weather recipes!...So now I need your help again!!! I am looking for delicious, Fall recipes of all kinds,....main dishes, side dishes, salads & desserts!....And along with wanting to cook a few new dishes...I am also interested in setting some lovely Autumn-inspired tables! You know what I mean....mixing in some darker-patterned plates that speak of the season,...maybe pulling out the "cloth napkins" that are again a bit more "fallish & textural".... & making a few arrangements from flowers, berries & fruits that are only around at this time of the year! That's right! I am asking you for your favorite Fall recipes, along "Autumnal Tablesettings"!

What I was thinking was this.....If you are interested in joining me,...leave me a comment (& your blog address),....anytime between now & Thursday, September 25th.....Then on Saturday, September 27th, ....I will post not only one of my favorite Fall recipes, but also a photo of my dining room table all dressed for Autumn!.....& you all are invited to do the same!...I will also list ( & link) all the participating blogs, so we can visit each other,... collecting "recipes & decorating ideas" for the most delicious food & most beautiful Fall tables ever!.....I so hope you will join me! What a Saturday it will be!
P.S. And as an special treat,... a small "giveaway".... I will be drawing one name to receive 4 of my "monogrammed-stenciled napkins",.... custom-made for the winner! Hope to see you all on September 27th! ......Heidi XO


Gone September 11, 2008 at 3:55 AM  

Oh....I love this idea....I will be there!!


Anonymous,  September 11, 2008 at 5:15 AM  

What a fun idea, Heidi! You are such an organizer!!! I will participate and put my name in that drawing---get your S stencil ready just in case I win! :-)

mysteryhistorymom September 11, 2008 at 5:59 AM  

Heidi- I love your beautiful pictures- and what a lovely flower arrangement! Please count me in on the fun!

I'm so excited that we are going to be partners in Robin's Stocking Swap! Lori

Molly September 11, 2008 at 6:34 AM  

You can count me in!!! I love fall and all its glory it brings.
~ Molly P

JoAnne September 11, 2008 at 6:45 AM  

This sounds like fun. This is the time of year I love to cook and try new recipes. I'll be there.

Polka Dot Moon September 11, 2008 at 6:53 AM  

You have the most amazing ideas! Love the pictures too :)

I will try to get my decorating cap on by then!

Anonymous,  September 11, 2008 at 11:07 AM  

OK Heidi... I'm going to motivate myself to do this! It's the kind of thing that every year I think I'll do, but then time flies by and I realized that I never decorated for fall until the day before Halloween! This year is going to be different! I pulled out some fall decorations yesterday and I actually bought a pumpkin!
Love, Missy

mommyholly September 11, 2008 at 11:50 AM  

Ooooh I am in, momma!!! How super fun! :)

Sherry September 11, 2008 at 2:02 PM  

What a great idea Heidi! I love the recipe part. The table setting I will have to work on!

Have a great day!

Linens Lace and Lattes September 11, 2008 at 4:37 PM  

Hi! I just found your blog and LOVE everything about it. I am a new blogger, just set up my site and have made you my first stop every evening. Sign me up! thanks,deb

molly September 11, 2008 at 5:21 PM  

Sounds fun and a great way to find new recipes and share decorating ideas! I love your McCain button on the side of your blog I copied it- I hope that is alright!We must pass the word!

Barbara September 11, 2008 at 6:05 PM  

Love this Heidi! FYI, mentioned your blog yesterday and yours is the only one I've had someone comment on, thought you'd like that :)

. September 11, 2008 at 7:45 PM  

Hmm I will work on this. Something to think about! Lovely blog Blessings Denise Oh pick me pick me!

Anonymous September 12, 2008 at 9:48 AM  

Lovely blog! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!
maumauisginger at gmail dot com

Anonymous September 12, 2008 at 9:48 AM  

Lovely blog! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!
maumauisginger at gmail dot com

Sassafras and LuLu September 12, 2008 at 11:29 AM  

I love to visit your blog, it is SO colorful and Fall-ish (is that a word?) wish i had time to do more, but for now...
I will admire all you can accomplish,

Lynn @The Vintage Nest September 12, 2008 at 12:21 PM  

Count me in Heidi. I can easily do a recipe but the table part...I don't know but I will for sure post some kind of fall decoration. :) Lynn

Gone September 12, 2008 at 5:00 PM  


You've been selected by me, to receive an award...please visit my blog for the AWARD post to pick it up!


Anonymous,  September 12, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

I would like to bring the Martha Stewart out in me, so I'll join too! Good idea Heidi. : )

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda September 12, 2008 at 8:46 PM  

Hi Heidi! Great idea! I need some new recipes, too! I'm getting really bored with my menu lately! And I can not wait to see all the Fall Table settings! This sounds like a wonderful treat! :)

Hope you have a great weekend! ~Rhonda :)

Tricia September 12, 2008 at 8:46 PM  

I would love to win your give away! Please enter me.

Elise September 13, 2008 at 10:18 AM  

I am so in, unless I forget!! Sounds like fun!!

Carol September 14, 2008 at 5:09 AM  

What a lovely banner ! I love Autumn colours. Grand idea - the receipe swop, I will have a little think on this one.
Have a wonderful week Heidi.
Carol xxx

Anonymous,  September 14, 2008 at 5:18 AM  

I was just blog surfing and happened upon this wondrous idea of yours.

What fun and sharing recipes - this has got it all for a great fall get together!

Please sign me up.


Anonymous,  September 14, 2008 at 5:20 AM  

My comment came up as anonymous - will try again.

Anonymous,  September 14, 2008 at 7:29 AM  

Me, me, me. I want to play. And, I want to win, too. ;-)

Mona September 14, 2008 at 11:21 AM  

I love monograms! I hope I win! Mona

Mona September 14, 2008 at 11:21 AM  

I love monograms! I hope I win! Mona

One Shabby Old House September 14, 2008 at 2:01 PM  

I love this idea and I too will be there.

Chris September 15, 2008 at 9:40 AM  

What a beautiful blog you have!

I am blog-hopping from Jan & Tom's Place. I would love to be included in your "Recipes and Tablescapes" day!

Patti September 16, 2008 at 6:08 AM  

What a wonderful idea- this sounds like so much fun! Count me in- I can't wait!

Anonymous,  September 16, 2008 at 2:46 PM  

I love the inspiration your blog gives me.....thanks so much. Would love to be in your drawing. Hugs and looking forward to all the beautiful things you share. Annie

Anonymous,  September 17, 2008 at 7:58 AM  

I love your idea and would love to be included in the fun.


Anonymous,  September 23, 2008 at 3:04 AM  

This sounds wonderful! I don't have a blog but I would love to be included!

cpullum September 23, 2008 at 1:12 PM  

Wow nice giveaway!


Elizabethd September 23, 2008 at 3:11 PM  

I'd love to exchangwe Autumn recipes.

threesidesofcrazy September 23, 2008 at 3:30 PM  

Heidi I would love to join in. Thanks!

Anonymous,  September 27, 2008 at 1:19 PM  

Looks like I got here too late!
I absolutely love this idea - and you are welcome to see my video recipe "Cowboy Breakfast" over at my farm:
Mabye I'll make it here before the deadline next time! Can't wait to see who wins -
Anne Marie

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