Pumpkin Muffins

Want the perfect fall snack? Bake my pumpkin muffins! I’ve been baking these for years and finally wrote the recipe up for you. These muffins take less than ten minutes to make (I baked these this morning while my coffee was brewing) and twenty minutes in the oven, which means you are thirty minutes from…

The Best Fall Treats & Eats at Dollywood

Fall is such a fabulous time to visit Dollywood. There are pumpkins around every turn, fun fall photo ops, spooky nighttime lights, and of course, loads of treats to be had during the Harvest Festival, which runs September 27 – November 2 this year. It’s highly atmospheric and is sure to put anyone in the…

Chilled Butternut Squash Salad with Crispy Sage

Fall flavors that travel well for outdoor dining! It was 90 degrees when I hosted my Fall Dinner at the Farm and I was so, so glad that I chose a chilled menu to serve outside. Texans and Southerns alike know the struggle of wanting fall when it’s still blazing hot outside. This is a great…

Adventures in Neverland at Dallas Arboretum

The other day I had the pleasure of exploring the Dallas Arboretum’s annual pumpkin village with my dear friend (and avid Rose Table reader!) Kat. There are a lot of fantastic events in Dallas in the fall but this is one of my favorites! Autumn at the Arboretum boasts 4,500 Chrysanthemums, 150,000 fall blooming plants,…

Pumpkin Picnic

This week I baked one of my favorite fall treats, my pumpkin oreo pie with cinnamon whipped cream, and headed out to Black Star Sport Horses for a little pumpkin picnic with my horse, Wendy. I laid an earth tone colored quilt down in front of the pasture and decorated with a few medium sized…

Mini Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I have long thought I should start a support group for those of us who liked pumpkin before the Pumpkin Spice Latte. As a lifelong pumpkin lover I find it incredibly frustrating that all pumpkin things seem to now be pumpkin spice. These are not. Like my Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, these mini cheesecakes are pure…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread with Orange Glaze

There’s just something about pumpkin and orange and chocolate that makes me want to do cartwheels across the living room. I start craving this recipe in July! This pumpkin bread is incredibly moist. The brown sugar gives it a unique depth of flavor, the chocolate chips are a pleasant surprise when you slice into the loaf, and…

Pumpkin Pancakes with Toasted Hazelnuts and Cinnamon Sugar

I would like to go on record to say that I loved pumpkin before it was trendy. I want to start a support group for those of us who were pro-pumpkin before the famous pumpkin spice latte. Pre-PSL Pumpkin People, perhaps? I don’t actually care for the PSL – I’m a cinnamon dolce latte gal…

A Walk In The Park

What a lovely thing the first chill of fall is, especially after a long Texas summer. It’s not chilly enough to warrant a jacket – or even long sleeves – but at least the morning was cool enough to take a long walk through the park nearby. Gabby, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (and star…