December 13, 2010

Over The Moon~ ~ About A Dish

Greetings Friends~ ~ ~

You are the only ones I can share this with. I know that you will understand because you have probably been there. I opened the box and my heart skipped a beat when I saw this.
Have you ever purchased from ? A few days ago I saw this covered casserole on their site and I had to have it.

Last night I baked my corn casserole in it and it was delish. Having an attractive lid is a real plus. I can keep it warm at the table and not have to deal with foil.

I adore this dish because it's not white but a creamy white shade with brown antiquing around the bow on top. So sweet.

The casserole didn't last long. I like this as a side dish or a light meal with a salad and bread as we had it last night. It's simple to make and while it's baking you can whip a salad together.

This sweet bow of a handle just makes the dish perfect.
Go to and search for Pamela Gladding Ivory
round baker with lid. It's on sale right now!
Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread
4 oz. Butter
8 oz. cream cheese
Microwave in bowl to melt slightly 1 minute
Add remaining ingredents and mix well
1- 15oz. can corn drained
1-15 oz. can Creamed Corn
3 eggs
1 med. onion, minced
6-8 oz. pepperjack cheese grated or chopped small
12 oz. Pepperage Farms corn bread stuffing
1/4 C chopped parsley
Pour into well buttered casserole
Bake 375* ABOUT 45 MIN.
till center is firm

Serve in this lovely dish.

I also purchased these sweet little ramekins.
I can see my creme brulee in these.

These are from also.
Bon Jour Stoneware 4 piece set in chocolate.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
I've been having 'puter problems so I was not able to post.
Thanks for hanging in there.
Love to all of you
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

November 22, 2010

Yummy Pumpkin Pie From Scratch

Have you ever made a pumpkin pie from scratch?
I recommend Martha's recipe.
The only change I make is using
4 cups of fresh pumpkin
instead of 3 cups.
I just process the pumpkin then add
everything else slowly to the processor.
Pour into shells, bake.
It looks involved but really if your just looking
at the custard part its so simple and
My Oh My, is it delicious!
Print it out and read it through, you will see.

I have been experimenting with different pumpkin's.
These 3 are from my neighbor George.
He is my source for all things that grow.
The 2 on the left are the two I have already
made pies with and I recommend both types.
The white one will made a pie, maybe next week.
We have been eating lots of pumpkin pies and
everyone is lovin' it!
I just cut them in half, scoop
out the seeds, put on cookie sheets
and bake at 350* till fork tender.
Time depends on the size.

I think a pumpkin is just the prettiest color.
I saved seed for next year just in case I
feel the need to grow a few myself.
This is the Cinderella Pumpkin.

Here are the resulting pies.
Instead of a rolled crust I love to use
Be warned, the taste is Divine but,
the crust may be soggy the next
day so you will have to eat it all the day it's baked.
I crush them in the food processor
mix with melted butter and sugar
and press into the dish.
Bake 10 minutes then cool before filling.

Stauffer's is a local bakery and I love their cookies.
They are widely available in these parts.
These Ginger Snaps have a real Zing!
They sort of bite your tongue back.
You can also have them shipped from their website.

Yesterday I took a walk around the yard and clipped greens for a centerpiece. Poked in a few artificial mums, some dried leaves. . .done.

Another project.
I love this simple polish.
It's a can full of wadding with the polish already applied.

A woman's work is not done yet. . .This is what awaits me tonight while I watch Dancing with the Stars.

I am linking this week to Marty @ Table Top Tuesday

Michael Lee West for Foodie Friday

Wishing you all a Blessed Thanksgiving.
I am Thankful for each one of you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

November 1, 2010

My Cozy Corner~ ~

~ ~ ~Of The Sofa.
This is the place where I make my nest.
In this cozy corner I can spend
hours and hours
reading or knitting~ ~or just dreaming.
My angel watching over me.

I don't like the term Mom Cave because
this spot is to pretty to be a cave.
It's soft and warm and cozy.
Lit by an antique lamp that I love.
The lace curtains and a bit of lace over the
lamp shade create a soft glow at night.
Also on the shade are antique lace collars,
old millinery flowers and a fleur de lay pin.
A string of twinkling lights across the window
add to the romantic mood of the room

Plump down pillows can be arranged for comfort.
Hidden behind the sofa is a table and the stereo
playing soft jazz or Celtic favorites.

I love how the morning light filters through
the lace and falls on my nest warming it
for the first cup of coffee for the day.

I pull out one of my knitting projects and
knit as I have my coffee.
Other projects are stored in the old brown
suitcases that create a table by the sofa.

I love having my favorite books all around me.
Stacked on the floor and tables.

Decorating magazines are a weakness of mine.
For all of you friends with kitty's
this is a great hint for you.
My kitty loved the bullion fringe on the
sofa almost to ruin till I discovered
Double Sided Tape.
See it here on the corner of the sofa?
I stick long strips where he likes to
work on the fabric and his little paws
stick to the tape and frustrates the
heck out of him and off he goes.

As you can see below I am not a trendy person.
I love opulence and deep rich colors and some
creams to lighten it up a bit. I like to feel like
the room is circling me with arms of warmth
and comfort and I want my guests to feel it too.
I love feminine curves everywhere.

As for what I would like to add to this room with my winnings, how about a warm throw. It looks like Home Goods has a few that I could use. When I'm sitting quietly its nice to snuggle under for warmth.
This cream colored chair would give me the extra seating I need when friends stop by.

Some pretty glass objects on my new coffee table would be so nice.

What coffee table you say. How about this ottoman and tray from Home Goods.
I have finally decided on this combo for a coffee table so I can also prop my feet
up for comfort.

I would love some pretty boxes to store my knitting odds and ends in.
A beautiful picture frame would be so pretty too.
I do believe that I can easily spend the winnings of this contest to
further feather my nest!

I want to thank Susan of Between Naps On The Porch
and Home Goods for sponsoring this contest.
Be sure to stop over at Susan's and see
everyone who is participating.
If you have not been to Home Goods
be sure to check them out.
My thanks to both of you.
I am also linking to Cindy at My Romantic Home for
Show And Tell Friday.
Please visit these Sweet Friends
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

October 20, 2010

Table Decisions

Hello Friends~ ~ ~
I have a few issues I could use a little help with and if your like me you just love to share your opinion so here is your chance. I'm asking your thoughts on decisions I will be making soon.
Console tables and coffee tables yikes, there are so many pretty tables on the market. How about the one above? Its metal and I think it would look great in my living room or I could even use it in the dining room as a server. Do you like it or do you like wood tables better?

Here is one with metal and wood.

I adore this one and if I had room in the bedroom that's where I would put it. I love the traditional style of the legs turned in lucite! So cool.

This one is a stunner too in golden finished wood with a glass top. So elegant looking to me. I'm not asking you to consider placement in my home just which tables do you prefer and why?

Now, here is another issue I am considering.
Coffee table or Ottoman?
Do you prefer a table or ottoman with a tray on top?
Right now I have no coffee table and I really need to do something about that.
I love the button tufting on this one.
Button tufting and french curved legs!
I love this one. OK here is another consideration, rectangular or square. How do you decide?
Are there any rules to follow in the selection?

Then while I was at CSN shopping for tables I found this china cabinet. Beautiful. CSN has so many beautiful furniture pieces I could browse all day. You may want to hop over and check them out. Their prices are great too.
I appreciate your opinion so thanks for your comments.
It means a lot to me that you take the time to visit.
Make it a Great day.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

October 8, 2010

Quick and Delish Fall Dinner

Hello Friends~ ~ ~
Pasta for dinner. We love pasta, how about you?
This is one of Rachel Rae's recipes. She calls it Cabbage and Straw.
I know, it doesn't sound like a winner but
I have made this recipe many times
and we love it. So please give it a try.

A pot full of Cabbage and straw.
Can you believe a pasta recipe with potatoes in it?
Also, she suggests Savoy Cabbage but I have
used our local cabbage and love it even more.

A nice plate of pasta with a beautiful light
glass of Woodbridge Riesling.

I'm finally getting into the feeling of Fall
and replacing my summer decor with
Fall leaves and pumpkins.
So heres to Fall~ ~ ~now that the temps
are to be in the 90's this weekend!

This sweet pumpkin has come out every year
to celebrate the fall season for many years.
I am joining Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum for
Foodie Friday.
Click over and see whos making what today.
I'm also linking to Cindy at My Romantic Home
for Show and Tell Friday.
Thanks gals!
Wishing all of you a Happy Fall Weekend!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

September 17, 2010

Diningroom Vignettes

~ ~ Hello Friends~ ~
Thanks for stopping in today.
I'm sharing a few little vignettes from the diningroom.
The first one is on the buffet.
I love to decorate the top of the china cabinet with
my antique piano shawl. I drape it over the corner to soften it.
The colors don't match anything in my house
but I adore it so it's staying.
I have had it for so long I don't
remember where I got it.

A few sweet stacks of dishes on lace trimmed shelves.

Shells I picked up on the beach in Delaware.

This is an odd grouping.
The delicate fine china salt and pepper
with a few jars of my canned red beets.
The beets were so pretty I didn't
want to hide them in a cabinet
so I put them on display.

A crystal bowl filled with dried red rose petals
and pink sequined hearts!

Why hide the liquor bottles when they are so pretty?
I love to add unusual items to my vignettes,
don't you?

Another shot of the top of the china.
A good look at my french chicken border too.

Pretty keys on a red ribbon.
I'm joining in the fun this week with
Artie @ Color Outside The Lines
Cindy @ My Romantic Home
Thanks so much friends for hosting these party's.
To see lots of great ideas click the
links and visit everyone.
I get the greatest ideas when I
visit with all of you.
Have a wonderful weekend
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

September 6, 2010

Red Poppys

~ ~ ~Hello Friends~ ~ ~

I just love red poppys, how about you?
So bright and cheerful.

Found this big bunch at Good Will for less than $3!

Found a good read there too.

So I pulled out a shopping bag I have had around
for some time and made a big arrangement.

It looks so pretty on the chair in the diningroom.
So now what will I do with it?

I really need the chair so it can't stay there.

How about here?
This looks pretty doesn't it?
Thanks for stopping by and for
sharing my thought process.
I'm linking to two of my Blog Friends:
Be sure to shop by for a visit and see
all the great ideas shared every week.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~