Pumpkin Carving Tips & Tricks

Every October for many families brings the tradition of picking out and carving pumpkins. Depending on how many you are carving, between the prep work and finish, an entire evening can be dedicated to just this fun project. Plan ahead for dinner and add some fun music in the background. For dinner, our Maple Glazed Pork Roast or Beef Pasta Bolognese both cook great in your crock pot leaving you more time to prep your pumpkins and less time cooking and cleaning up after dinner.

There is an amazing amount of ideas online for decorating and some pretty impressive templates you can purchase at your local store. However, good carving starts with selecting the right pumpkin. It is best to choose one that is fresh, has a strong, sturdy stem and no bruises or soft spots. Pumpkins with a flat bottom are ideal to prevent them from rolling away. Here are a few additional tips…

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Easy Edible October Centerpiece Idea

Photo Credit: Antonis Achilleos/Woman’s Day

We love elegant simplicity and this super easy edible harvest theme centerpiece idea is perfect. Just pour your candy corn into a clear glass container of just about any shape small or large. Put a white or black candle inside for a little Halloween festival flair. Stagger them with small pumpkins in between the vases and you’ve got a 60-second centerpiece solution!

We really like this whether we’re serving this month’s Mexican Meatballs or the Seared Valencia Tuna Steaks and hearty comfort foods on the menu this October.

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Make the Most of Mealtime with an Attractive Dining Area

Family Dinner | November 23, 2009 | By

Eating together as a family is your priority. But does the look and feel of your dining space reflect that commitment? Does it enhance the connections you’re trying to nurture?

Here at Dream Dinners, we, like you, believe that sharing meals goes far beyond what’s on the dinner plate. Instead, gathering around the table allows you to build the bonds that are the very foundation of family life. Creating an attractive space allows you to make the most of precious moments together.

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Great ways to decorate for fall holidays!

This season, families and loved ones naturally gather around the table. Why not create a beautiful autumn ambiance to enhance their experience? Your few moments of effort will invite loved ones to linger a little longer, affirming the warmth and connection you share.

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