A Creative Twist on Halloween Carving

When it comes to Halloween, carving the same pumpkin designs each year can become routine. This year, save a pumpkin and carve your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead. Nutrient-rich watermelon can be a healthy alternative to other sweet treats full of added sugar during Halloween festivities as it’s a source of vitamins A and C as well as the antioxidant lycopene and the amino acid citrulline. Because they are made up of 92% water, watermelons can be an effective way to stay hydrated during trick-or-treating, and creations like a Mummy or Jack O’Melon can help satisfy sweet cravings while …

Lighting

Hermitage in Nashville's amazing kitchen

Great lighting design is always in style. And 2020 is no different yet has its own unique story to tell. We polled our experts for the biggest trends and SOMETHING ideas in lighting design proving that lighting, both inside and out, is an important feature to review when designing a space. While some lighting are mainstays in design, there are some trends that are worth taking a look at in 2020. Some of the hottest trends in lighting design are brass, organic or natural materials, neutral tones and LED lighting. Mary Soeder of PDI Kitchen, Bath and Lighting says, “Brass …

Scary Good Fudge

Fudge by Betty Fisk   4 ½ cups sugar 1 can evaporated milk ½ lb. butter 1 packages semi sweet chocolate bits 1 8 oz. jar marshmallow cream 1 tbsp. vanilla 2 cups chopped nuts (if desired)   Combine sugar, milk and butter in heavy saucepan. Place over moderate heat, stir until mixture begins to boil. Cook for 8 minutes, then removed from heat and stir in the chocolate bit, marshmallow crème, vanilla and nuts. Pour into a well- buttered shallow pan and chill until firm. Makes about 5 lbs of fudge.   For a full Halloween spin on this …

Shopping Downtown Nashville

Shopping Nashville offers an eclectic mix of experiences that offer shoppers their own experience while feasting on everything Nashville has to offer. Most notably, shopping for home décor and accessories in Nashville offers something uniquely inspiring for everyone. The Nashville Design Collective The Nashville Design Collective is comprised state of the art lighting, textiles, flooring, furniture, cabinetry, appliance, stone, and more all from vendors around the country. A multi-vendor, one-stop shopping adventure, the Collective showcases the most remarkable names in home décor and does it all under one roof. The Collective, a converted 45,000 square foot converted mop factory located …

Easy painted pumpkins

Everyone loves pumpkins but nobody loves scraping out all of that icky stuff from it’s insides. This simple craft project eliminates the need to remove the pumpkin insides and helps you get an adorable pumpkin. A cute family friendly craft project. Take a small pumpkin and create your very own masterpiece. This is a fun project that kids and elderly can participate in.  Just a few supplies are needed. 2          paint brushes 1          bottle white acrylic paint 1          bottle black acrylic paint Take pumpkin wash and let dry. Use white paint and paint 2 coats covering …

Gluten Free Cranberry Pecan Oaties

1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp salted butter, room temperature 1 large egg 1/2 cup coconut sugar 2 tbsp monkfruit 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. baking soda 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 cup oat flour 1/4 cup gluten free flour 1 1/2 cups quick oats 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1. Cream butter, coconut sugar, and monkfruit together. 2. Add in egg and vanilla and mix until just combined (don’t overmix) 3. In a separate bowl, combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon and quick oats together. 4. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients, scraping down the …

November/December issue

About the Cover These amazing Christmas cookies were designed and baked by Brooke Houschildt of Murfreesboro, TN. You can reach Brooke on instagram.com/zo_many_creations or on facebook.com/ZoManyCreations/. Sugar Cookies are a holiday favorite and easy to make. In Europe during the 17th century their popularity spread throughout the Continent. The Sugar cookie recipe eventually make it to America landing in Pennsylvania in the 1700’s. Sugar cookies may be formed by hand, dropped, or rolled and cut into shapes. They are decorated with sugar, icing, sprinkles, or a combination of them. Today’s sugar cookies are more of an art form than the …

Chocolate Pie

Easy Chocolate Pie 9 inch graham cracker crust, chilled 4 small chocolate candy bars 20 marshmallows (regular size) 1/2 cup milk 1/2 pint whipping cream Melt chocolate bars, marshmallows and milk in top of double boiler (or in pan on low heat stirring continuously. When completely melted remove from heat and let cool. Whip cream in large bowl and fold into cooled chocolate mixture. Pour into chilled graham cracker crust. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight before serving. By Betty Fisk  

Quick Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

By Mrs. Marion Dexter 1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 cup soften butter or shortening 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Add butter (or shortening) and 2/3 cup of buttermilk (or sour cream or yogurt). Beat well about 2 minutes with mixer. Add 1/3 cup more buttermilk and the eggs. Beat 2 more minutes. Bake in 2 greased, waxed paper lined 8 inch pans at 350 for about 30 minutes. Fill and frost with chocolate buttercream icing. …

The Hearth & Grill Shop Serving Nashville since 1974

Supplying Middle Tennessee with gas and wood burning appliances, The Hearth & Grill Shop is family owned and operated. The Sullivan family opened their doors in April 1974 and have three generations working together to provide you with first class products and service.Cold Weather is Here – Let’s Get those Gas Logs Burning! Staying Home & Cozy by your fireplace! The Hearth & Grill Shop is your grill and fireplace superstore. Family owned and operated since 1974 by the Sullivan Family. In October we see the beautiful tress starting to change to bright yellow and orange colors.  You know that …