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    Fall Entertaining: Pumpkin Pie Martini

    Last updated 11 months ago

    This delicious dessert cocktail is a great way to end a meal on a sweet note. 
    What you'll need:
    • Ice cubes
    • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) vanilla vodka
    • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) creme de cacao
    • 1/4cup heavy cream
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • Whipped cream, for garnish
    What you'll need to do:
    Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the vanilla vodka, creme de cacao, heavy cream and pumpkin pie spice and shake well.
    Dip the rims of 2 martini glasses into a bowl of whipped cream. Strain the cocktail into the glasses.

    The Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace on Sept. 22nd

    Last updated 11 months ago

    On Sunday, September 22, thousands of New Yorkers will gather in Central Park to float lit paper lanterns on the water of Trump Rink, in a first of its kind outdoor gathering to honor peacemakers from around the world.

    The Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace is being orchestrated by Shinnyo-en, and will bring together prominent New Yorkers, local music artists and cultural performances for a day-long, family friendly outdoor event that celebrates peace.

    Visit, for more information.


    Fall Entertaining: Produce Place Cards

    Last updated 11 months ago

    These place settings will highlight the best that autumn has to offer and bring vibrant color onto your table. 

    For Pears: Using vegetable tags found at  garden stores, turn fruits with stems into instant place-setters. Cut the tag to size, then write the name on it with a black permanent marker.

    For Pomegranates, Apples, and Carrots: Use permanent or liquid ink in gold, silver, or black and write directly onto the fruit. 


    Fall Entertaining: Caramel Apple Bickle Dip

    Last updated 11 months ago

    This sweet treat would be a great addition to a dessert table for guests of all ages.
    Serves 20
    What you'll need:
    • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped cream cheese (tub, not the block type)
    • 1 (18 ounce) container caramel apple dip
    • 1 (10 ounce) bag English toffee bits
    What you'll need to do:
    Spread cream cheese into a pie plate.
    Spread caramel dip on top of cream cheese (you may not want all of the caramel - use your own judgment! 
    Sprinkle with all of the toffee bits and serve with sliced apples of your choice!
    Original recipe from

    Bread is the first comfort food….~ My husband

    Last updated 11 months ago
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