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Susan's Peach Stuffing

Ingredients
  • 1 loaf rustic Italian bread (about 1 pound), crust on, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 9 cups)
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 4 celery stalks, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 can (29 ounces) clingstone peach halves in heavy syrup, drained, syrup reserved, 1/2 the peaches cut into pieces if desired
  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock (optional; use if cooking in baking dish)
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Yellow Topiary Arrangement

Steps:3
Bouquets can say "boo" without the aid of witches or ghosts. Take this trio of topiary treats -- a lesson in the power of repetition plus a few simple tricks. Dress up three cones of floral foam with sunflowers and button chrysanthemums above "cuffs" of fuzzy kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos). Their harvest golds will glow like lanterns above the black urns that round out this Halloween parade.
Materials
  • Three 12-inch-high cones of floral foam
  • Sunflowers
  • Button chrysanthemums
  • Fuzzy kangaroo paws (anigozanthos)
  • Black urns (ours were 12 inches high)
  • Floral cutters
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Succulents Terrariums

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Winter
Making beautiful terrariums is a perfect way to bring the outside indoors during the winter months.
Materials
  • Arrangement of succulents
  • Glass container with wide opening
  • Gravel
  • Cactus mix soil
  • Sand
  • Fertilizer
  • Straw
  • Accents or garden ornaments: cement mushrooms; iron birds and snails; large river rocks; and glass bugs and spiders
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Butternut Bisque

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper plus more for garnish (optional)
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 large butternut squash (about 4 pounds), peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Sour cream, for serving
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Head-Waiter Tray

Steps:2
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Toadstool Pumpkins

Steps:2
Nestle the toadstools among rocks and trees, and add a jack-o'-lantern and snail. Your yard will be set for Halloween visitors.
Materials
  • Keyhole saw (lowes.com)
  • Variety of pumpkins and winter squashes, both tall and round (available at farmers' markets and Whole Foods)
  • Fleshing tool (7ceramic.com)
  • Wooden skewers
  • Linoleum cutter (speedballart.com)
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Felt Punched Stocking

Steps:18
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Celtic Knot Pumpkins

Steps:2
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Custom Holiday Napkins

Steps:6
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