Over, under. That is lattice crust in a nutshell. You can make your own crust or use the Pillsbury refrigerated kind like I did. For the edges, I press the lattice into the crust dough that’s hanging over the side of the pie plate, then roll it inward, toward the pie, and create ridges with my fingers. I used water on my fingers to smooth out the edges.
3-4 chicken breast halves
1/4 c. flour
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp Parsley
1 Tbsp Oregano
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
This is a fall classic that I look forward to every year. It’s smooth, buttery and I love how the potato and nutmeg bring out the pumpkin flavor. I usually use chicken broth, but it’s just as good with vegetable broth if you’re looking for a vegetarian option.
1 onion, chopped
3 Tbsp butter
2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken or vegetable broth
3-4 peeled, sliced potatoes
1 can pumpkin
2 c. milk
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3. Transfer onion to pot. Cook on medium heat until potatoes are tender (about 15 minutes), stirring occasionally.
4. Puree with a stick blender.
6. Simmer for 5 minutes, until nutmeg, salt and pepper are blended. Top with parsley, chives or sour cream.
Oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar…this scrub is the perfect blend of my favorite fall spices and just like the Cinnamon Ginger Salt Scrub and the Lavender Mint Foot Scrub, every ingredient is natural and beneficial to skin. You’re going to love it!
1/2 c. brown sugar (exfoliant)
1/2 c. old-fashioned oats (anti-itch, soothes skin irritations)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (draws blood to the skin’s surface)
1/2 tsp. nutmeg (anti-inflammatory)
1/4 tsp. cloves (anti-microbial)
3/4 c. sweet almond oil (moisturizes and smoothes skin)
I really wanted a white pumpkin with orange stenciled letters. Nothing fancy, just something cute and personalized that would greet people when they came to my house. At first, I was going to paint it white and then paint the letters orange but that seemed to be a little redundant. After all, it’s an orange pumpkin. So I decided on a reverse stencil instead using scrapbook letters. Perfect! It’s exactly what I wanted and was super easy to do. Here’s what you need:
White spray paint
Remove dirt from the pumpkin. Press stickers firmly against the pumpkin.
Spray paint the pumpkin, until it is covered completely and evenly.
Once dry, *gently* remove the letters from the pumpkin.
Coat with clear gloss or mod podge for extra coverage or leave as is. Wasn’t that easy?
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By using antiquing glaze, I gave my picture frame that aged look I wanted without having to sand. I like it because it’s hard to screw up. It also adds a lot of dimension to the picture frame and is good for toning down colors that may be a little too bold on their own. You can find antiquing glaze at Lowe’s and other hardware stores for about $8-$9.
For this project I used:
Wood picture frame (thrift store)
Primer–(Valspar Red Oxide)
Paint (Rust-Oleum Satin Spray Paint in Heritage Red)
Antiquing glaze (Valspar in Asphaltum)
Clear coat* (Valspar Clear Sealer Gloss)
Rag or paper towels, slightly damp
*Use if desired. I didn’t end up using it for this frame.
Prepare the frame by wiping off any dirt and debris.
Apply primer. Once dry, apply spray paint. It’s better to do 2-3 thin coats than to make the first coat too thick. Allow the frame to dry completely.
Once the frame is dry, you’re ready to glaze! Pour a couple of tablespoons of glaze into a bowl or cup.
Once a small area is covered, go back and wipe away excess with a rag before it dries. Glaze has a very thin consistency, like really watered down paint, so it will wipe away easily. If you wipe away too much, just apply more.
Wreaths are one of my all time favorite seasonal decorations, especially fall. In my search for inspiration, I came across some BEAUTIFUL wreaths that I just had to share with you. I’ve included the links below each picture, so be sure to stop by and give them some blog love!
Glue the sticks to your glass. I only put glue at the bottom of the sticks so that the glue wasn’t obvious when the candle was lit.
*Scroll down to the bottom for freezer to Crock Pot directions.
This recipe came from Rita’s Recipes and it is a winner! My family loves it and it’s so simple–throw all the ingredients in the Crock Pot, cook on low for 7-8 hours and you’re done. Here’s what you need:
2 chicken breasts, frozen
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can whole kernel corn, undrained
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 pkg Ranch dressing dry mix
1 tsp cumin (original recipe 1 Tbsp)
1/2 tsp chili powder (original recipe 1 tsp)
1 tsp onion powder
1- 8 oz pkg cream cheese
2.) Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4 hours, stirring once to blend cream cheese.
3.) Shred chicken and serve as is or over rice.
Freezer to Crock Pot Directions
1. Place all ingredients in a gallon freezer bag, including cream cheese and freeze.
2. When you’re ready to cook it, just empty frozen ingredients into the Crock Pot and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
For more Crock Pot recipes, check out the Crock Pot page!
To treat dry, cracked feet, massage chest rub into your feet and cover with socks over night. Do this every night for 2 weeks (you’ll notice a difference after the first day). This is something we used to do in ballet and let me tell you, it works.
Applying chest rub to the bottom of feet at night also acts as a cough suppressant. I love this stuff!