Sunday, October 19, 2014

National Bundt Day Celebration is Coming!

Hope you had a relaxing Sunday!  I have been browsing around the web and thought this might give you some ideas for the Nov. Challenge .

 Nov. 12th post your Bundt ilicious cakes and show us your pans.  To link up, create a dessert setting featuring your Bundt.

You can go here for some great recipes!

I’ll be showing my collection of Bundt type pans, way too many, but I can’t resist!

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The Heritage is one of my favorites!  It’s like a little black dress, always looks wonderful!

Although this isn’t a Bundt, it is a Nordic Pan, and a Seasonal Favorite.

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These little acorn cakelets are good for this time of year, too!

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I gave one of these to Alma and Yvonne several years ago, but I never saw anything they made.  Tapping my foot, waiting! ;}

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Although I got them several years ago in the WSonoma Outlet for a good price, I was surprised to see they are still available on Amazon.

Hope you are digging out you Bundt Pans and recipes!  A package arrived yesterday with something new to add to my collection, but I am saving it for the party!

Today I made Apple Sour Cream Streusel Pie, I have made it a few times now.  Perfect for a family dinner!




Happy Bundting!  Put it on your calendar!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

When the Deep Purple Falls~Oct. Challenge and Apple Cake

Hello, Ladies!  We have been having wonderful weather, still warm enough to use the outdoor shower and spend time at the beach.

Tonight the challenge is Purple, and shades thereof.  NO Orange, and please no reposts of something you have shown already. 

On with the show…


I started with a lavender coverlet, by Ralph Lauren.  Next a rattan charger, followed by a deep purple plate, by Oneida.


A little squirrel holding an acorn is the napkin holder.  It could also hold nuts, candy or some flowers. They are from Factory Direct Crafts, less than a dollar.


Two shades of purple napkins.  The lighter ones are a new purchase from Christmas Tree Shop, a nice cotton for .69.

The purple flatware is by Cambridge and a gift from Alma. 


Purple stemware from HG.


Water glasses were my mom’s, very thin, very old. I am one of those, lol!  White butter domes are from CTS, as are the white lacey salad plates.  Purple handled bowls are from HG.


Centerpiece is a metal pumpkin from Michaels, stuffed with whatever I had in the garden.  Hydrangea tinged with purple, asters, Montauk Daisies and Dusty Miller.


I wanted to do purple kale for the centerpiece, but I forgot I wouldn’t be home Wed. and I had to photograph this early, in not the best light  either!

Here are a few Fall Purple tables from the past for the purple lovers out there!

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There was a great sale on NY apples, so I stocked up.

I used Ina’s recipe for pound cake, but subbed apple juice for the liquid and decreased the sugar to compensate.


Use a spring form pan and bake your cake till it is firm enough to support the sliced and sugared and cinnamon apples.  (Microwave the apples a few mins. as they won’t bake that long on top of the cake). 

Place the apples on top of the cake and return to oven till cake is baked.

Let cool, and slather some fresh whipped cream on top.



Not a piece went uneaten!

Can’t wait to see what you have purpled up!  Remember, no orange, Fall themed, and hot off the printing press!  Please don’t link if you don’t have time to visit at least 5, I know many of you visit all.  We are a small party! 

Joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday

Gollum for Foodie Friday

Thanks for stopping by.



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