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Fall Decorating

Prepare with Pumpkin

Fall is such a beautiful season. The air is crisp and trees are filled with color. This season should be celebrated and what better way than to get creative cooking with pumpkin! It doesn’t just have to be a pumpkin spice latte, it can be used in a variety of ways!

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Pumpkin Pie Nog

cups cooked fresh sugar pumpkin puree or one 15-oz. can pumpkin

46 ounce bottle peach-mango smoothie drink or peach nectar (5-1/2 cups)

teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

quart vanilla or pumpkin ice cream

If using cooked fresh pumpkin puree, add it to a blender with 1 cup of the smoothie drink; cover and blend until smooth.

In a 5- to 6-quart saucepan combine the remaining smoothie drink, blended pumpkin mixture or the canned pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice; heat about 10 minutes until warm.

Add about three-quarters of the ice cream by spoonfuls. Heat and stir 3 to 5 minutes more until just melted. Pour into a punch bowl. Top with scoops of remaining ice cream. Serve immediately, nog will be slightly warm. Makes 16 servings.

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Curry Pumpkin Soup

recipe Orange-Cranberry Topper (see recipe)

tablespoons butter

medium onions(1 cup)

medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)

stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)

teaspoon curry powder

teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

15 ounce can pumpkin

14 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

2/3 cup water

cup half-and-half or light cream

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Prepare Orange-Cranberry Topper.

In 4-qt. Dutch oven melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, carrot, and celery. Cook, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add curry powder and pumpkin pie spice. Cook and stir 1 minute. Add pumpkin, broth, and water. Increase heat to medium-high; bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

In food processor or blender, add one-third of the pumpkin mixture at a time, cover, and process or blend until smooth. Return all pumpkin mixture to Dutch oven.

Stir half-and-half, salt, and pepper into pumpkin mixture; heat through. Sprinkle each serving with Orange-Cranberry Topper.

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Pumpkin Spice Macaroons

1 1/2 cups finely ground almonds

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice

3 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Dash salt

1/4 cup granulated sugar

drops yellow food coloring

drops red food coloring

1/2 cup pumpkin butter or apple butter

Line three large cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together almonds, powdered sugar, and spice; set aside.

In a large bowl combine egg whites, vanilla, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed just until soft peaks form (tips curl). Stir in nut mixture and food coloring.

Spoon mixture into a large decorating bag fitted with a large (about 1/2-inch) round tip.* Pipe 1 1/2-inch circles 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Let stand for 30 minutes before baking.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets on wire racks. Carefully peel cookies off parchment paper.

Spread pumpkin butter on bottoms of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, bottom sides down.

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Check out our shops to add to your fall festivities!

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Halloween Decorations & Favors

Halloween Decorations For Your Spooky Soiree 

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So you have sent out your Halloween party invitations, your costume is ready to go and you have decked out your front yard with lighted and animated spooky creatures.  Now it’s time for the   finishing touches inside by adding some awesomely creepy favors and Halloween decorations to your big Halloween bash.

Let me see if I can help with a few last minute selections from my shops – that are ready to ship, so you can get them on your doorstep, even if you are down to the wire!

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Greet your guests with one of our many one-of-a-kind handmade WOOD DOOR HANGERS

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Or any of our other Fall and Halloween decor from the ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS Shop

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Hang up an adorable whimsical BATTY GARLAND!

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And don’t let your guests leave empty handed – put out a plate full of RIP LOLLIPOP FAVORS!  Or stop by THE PARTY FETTI SHOP for all your Halloween favors, Halloween banners and garlands and bunting and any other Halloween decorations!

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Or how about a set of MONSTER INC. Whirling Pinwheels for the kids!

Stop by any of our shops for your last minute HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS

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Thanks for stopping by today for some last minute Halloween Ideas!

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Fall Cocktail Recipe – Cocoa Snickerdoodle RumChata Martini Recipe

COCOA SNICKERDOODLE RUMCHATA MARTINI RECIPE

This cocktail is TO DIE FOR!  I promise! Every recipe found here on The Party Fetti Blog is personally made and tried by me.  I made this last year at a wine tasting we hosted at our house and it was a huge hit!  All my friends still ask me when I am going to make “that fancy chocolatey yummy drink” again for them?  Soon!  Mostly because I am craving it too!  I am not a big fan of martini drinks, so trust me when I tell you- it tastes nothing like a martini and does not have that bitter aftertaste.  It’s sweet heavenly chocolate and cinnamon.

This is the perfect cocktail for Fall.  It’s a cold drink recipe which is great for summer or anytime of the year but the RumChata certainly warms you up as a Fall cocktail as well..  It’s rich in flavor and the cinnamon is perfect for pairing with other Fall dessert recipes or an appetizer.  Plus, if you add the Snickerdoodle Truffles, that is an added dessert with it!

If you make this at your next soiree, you will be the hostess of the year!  Seriously, it’s that GOOD!  Check out the recipe below, but first a sneak peek at the Fall and Halloween Decor what we have added to the ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS Shop on Etsy –

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Wood Door Hangers

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Glitter Halloween Pumpkins

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Sparkly Fall Pumpkins

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hello FALL wood painted sign in trendy gold

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A Witch And Her Little MONSTERS Live Here With One Handsome Devil glitter wood Halloween sign.

 Visit the ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGN shop soon for all your holiday home decor!

And don’t forget to stop by THE PARTY FETTI SHOP if you are planning a Halloween Party or Birthday Party.

Custom Party Favors & Decorations

Cocoa Snickerdoodle RumChata Martini Recipe –

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz chocolate milk
  • 1 oz RumChata
  • 1 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa mix
  • Extra cocoa mix for rimming the glass
  • Honey or syrup
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Snickerdoodle Truffles for garnish (recipe here)

Instructions:

  1. Using two plates, rim your martini glass by dipping it in honey or syrup first, and then dip it into powder to lightly dust the rim.
  2. Pour the milk, RumChata, Vanilla Vodka, and 1/2 tsp cocoa mixture into a shaker. Add ice for extra chillage.
  3. Pour into martini glass and add a dash of cinnamon to the top.
  4. Place three truffle balls on a cocktail pick or decorative stirrer for garnish. I used a short toothpick, and the first three fell into the drink.

Thanks for stopping by The Party Fetti Blog today!

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