Friday, November 2, 2012

Welcome November

Hello Everyone.... 

I just changed my header and I'm just tickled pink (er... orange) with it. I bought this old dilapadated table (it had been sitting in someones barn for years) and I knew I wanted to use it outdoors and use it for this very purpose. The leaves are really flying here and it's such a beautiful fall day so today....I did it. And I photographed it in my side front yard to boot. As I cut branches from a tree and a bush I could just hear them say....'I'm going to be in a blog photo so that my beauty will last forever in photos'. It brought a smile to my face just 'listening' to them. My dear neighbor Michelle asked where I got the photo from (she actually thought it was from a magazine) and I was THRILLED that she thought it looked that professional. I told her I'd buy her lunch tomorrow when we go to Homegoods for that sweet comment. Yes I know, I know... I broke all the photography rules with the sun streaming through .....but you know I love it anyway!!

Now on to the delicious stuff 
It's been almost a year since I first started my blog and I thought I'd do a reprise of my first post. Hope you enjoy it.
Warm Caramel Creme Apple Punch
The Recipe is from my friend Paula M.
It’s Delicious and So Easy
to make. 
It’s made with Apple Juice or Cider, Brown Sugar, Water,

Cinnamon Sticks & Cream

Pour the apple juice into a pan. Add the

sugar, cinnamon sticks 

and  water and  heat it up.

After its heated you add the cream and pour it into cups

Top it off with whipped cream and a mixture of Cinnamon and Sugar. YUM!
Put a cinnamon stick in each cup for a garnish if you'd like
 ( I thought it made it look and taste even better) 

Don't these photos make you want to dive into the billowy mounds of Whipped Cream? This is heaven in a cup!!!

Here is the recipe. ENJOY!
Warm Caramel Creme Apple Punch

1- 96 oz. bottle Apple Juice or Cider
2 cups water
1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
2 cinnamon sticks broken in half (making 4 pieces)
1 cup cream 
2 cups of sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping
1 cup sugar mixed well with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cinnamon sticks (optional)
Put apple juice, water, brown sugar and cinnamon sticks in a large kettle and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Let sit for a few minutes. Pour in cream and stir. (if it’s too hot it will curdle so be careful.) Pour into individual cups. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the top. Add a cinnamon stick as an extra garnish if desired. Makes about twelve - fourteen 8 ounce servings.

Note: I often put the warm punch into a crockpot to keep it warm.


This is a GREAT recipe and I hope you try
 it soon!!!!
Thanks for joining me today.  I love when
you come to visit.... so please leave a comment so that I know that you were here.
From my table to yours,

I'll be joining these linky parties:

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Michele said...

I feel the same way - want to die right into this luscious sounding drink, yum yum yum!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your new blog header looks fantastic--love that old table! You did a nice job staging it.

That drink looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Domesblissity said...

Hello lovely Nann. What a lovely photo! It does look like its from a magazine. How lucky you are to have such beautiful colour where you are. Fall (or Autumn as well call it) is really no different. We don't have those kind of trees here.

Anne xx

Sylvia said...

I love it when the sun comes shining through the trees, I sit on my back porch and gaze at it all the time, it looks good in your photo, love the header.

Unknown said...

I love your new header Nann! It looks beautiful:) Absolutely perfect for fall!

Anonymous said...

I love to break rules! I think your photo is stunning, I love the sun light and shadow contrasts. Nice work! [I have sworn off Home Goods until 2013, TOO TEMPTING!]

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love that table!....and your header is beautiful and so perfect for Fall!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful new header, Nann!!! I love your table, too. It all looks so perfect for a Fall setting. The drink sounds wonderful, too. Hope you had fun shopping at Homegoods. I love that store. I made a trip there yesterday. XO

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Nann your new header photo is lovely! I like the sun shining through and the details you included are perfect! And that old table....Gorgeous! So glad you rescued it. I love a hot drink in the winter and this sounds very good! Hugs, Linda

The Style Sisters said...

I want to come and sit at your outdoor table! It really does look,like the pic is from a magazine! Great job! Your drink sounds amazing!! Thanks for linking up! Karin

Michele said...


You have captured your autumn day so perfectly, Nann! yay!

Give your neighbor a hug from me and tell her I always like a smart and tasteful other Michele!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Nann,
I am going to just love this warm beverage, it looks delicious. Have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Mary said...

Your header photo is beautiful Nann! I can practically feel the warm sunshine on my face and I adore your wonderful table! I remember your this post. Your apple punch looks delicious with the whipped cream!

Olivia said...

Ohhh how yummy! xo

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Nann. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special by joining us today.

Did you hear a knock at your door just now? It's me. I rushed right over to get a cup of this delicious brew.

Congratulations on your blogging milestone! Blogging is wonderful!!!

Eileen said...

This sounds scrumptious. Perfect for fall.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Heaven in a cup for sure Nancy. It looks so yummy! Saving this recipe. Love, love your new header. It does look professional. The table gets a big fat 'WOW' from me! So glad you shared with Share Your Cup. Still trying to visit everyone. Imagine my surprise when I saw that you had shared. Love it girlfriend!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Featuring you later today on Share Your Cup Nancy.

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Nann,
This sounds fantastic! I pinned it to try later. Thanks for joining HSH! Your header is beautiful!

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

This sounds so good right now, as I am freezing! Thanks for sharing. I may give it a try this weekend. Hope you and your husband are well.
Elyse @ Shabby Sweet Tea

Miz Helen said...

Enjoy your new Red Plate, your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!
Miz Helen

The Shelton Family said...

Do u think it is possible to keep this on low in a crock pot for a party? My only concern is the cream??

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