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Cranberry recipes decor crafts collection

Cranberries are a seasonal fruit that are beautiful, deep red, full of antioxidants.  If you live in United States you've seen the very funny commercials telling us so.  I love pulling out those colors to decorate in the winter and they taste pretty darn good too. I am excited to share with you this collection of amazing Cranberry themed posts from many of our outstanding members here in the Social Fabric community. We know that you will enjoy them and hope that you can create some new fall memories for yourself and the ones you love.

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DIY Bow Tree Topper

Whether you need a big fluffy bow for a package or to top your holiday tree I've got a tutorial that will walk you through it in super easy steps.  They are really easy and if you use wired ribbon at a dollar store you can save money making your own bow.  Five steps and you'll wow yourself with your new talent.  

DIY bow tree topper


Texas Caviar is a Cultural thing

I learned to eat black eyed peas because I'm a seventh generation Texan.  During the settler days it is said Texas migrants survived starvation on this hardy bean and in honor of those men and women we remember our humble beginnings and hope for a prosperous year with black eyed peas every New Year's Day.  I make this each New Year's Eve for our long time friend gathering in honor of that Texas tradition - heaven forbid I risk an opportunity for luck and prosperity.  I have also learned to make a big batch and have pint jars ready for my friends to take home after the midnight kiss. 


Treat Yourself to Breakfast in Bed

This morning I decided to have breakfast in bed.  Whether you are fixing for one or for a couple it’s a fun decadent treat.  I quickly created a cranberry pineapple pecan relish to spread on a cinnamon raisin bagel, brewed a cup of cranberry breakfast tea and set up a little table in the morning sun by the bed.  Ahh, what a way to start the morning!

Breakfast in bed with a cranberry and teal tablescape


Down South Crock Pot Pinto Beans saved my life

Pinto Beans saved my life.  I know it sounds strange but they did. My dad took a job that required moving the family from North Central Texas to the lower Texas panhandle when I was about 9 years old.  Getting started in his insurance business was slow going until he built a clientele.  That meant we ate what grew in a meager late fall garden and when winter hit  the only thing left in the pantry was beans because beans grow pretty dang well in a dry arid area.  Mom got pretty good at making them too. Dad was even better at seasoning them. 
 bowl of crock pot pinto beans


Pumpkin recipes, crafts and more

Cool breezes, pumpkins, pumpkin spice and lattes are some of my favorite things about the Autumn season. I'm excited to share with you this collection of amazing Pumpkin themed posts from members in the Social Fabric community. I know that you will enjoy them and hope that you can create some new fall memories for yourself and the ones you love.


Pumpkin flavored Stuffed Jalapeño Appetizer

We experienced a delightful field trip to a Pumpkin Patch near Floydada, TX.  It’s in a country setting among fields of pumpkins!  Pumpkin inspiration washed over me as we visited a large barn filled with pumpkins, gourds, some crafty items and edible treats.  The whole experience set me in a mood to get busy and create.  My son came up with a delicious pumpkin flavored stuffed jalapeño appetizer I submitted to #SoFabSeasons pumpkin themed group post with his permission and I’m sharing it with you.  

Pumpkin Spiced Stuffed and Bacon Wrapped Jalepeno by ForWhatItsWorthJeannie