Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Loving this recipe from a Great Friend from AtHome America. Wanted to share it with you all. I think it would look great in this dish from AHA. Very fall feeling. yummmmm....


½ lb. boiled ham

½ lb. Genoa salami

½ lb. provolone cheese

1 8oz. jar roasted red peppers

½ cup marinated artichoke hearts (optional)

7 eggs

½ cup parmesan cheese

3 cans refrigerated crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 375. Spray the sides and bottom of your At Home America Kitchen Essentials Poppy Oversize Baker or Green Mountain Falls Stoneware, Rectangular Baker/Server with cooking spray.Roll out one crescent roll package into a rectangle & place in bottom of baking dish. Layer half the ham, salami, provolone, peppers (and mashed artichoke hearts if using) on top. Beat 3 eggs with ¼ cup parmesan and pour on top. Roll out another crescent roll package into a rectangle & place on top. Add another layer of remaining half the ham, salami, provolone & peppers. Beat another 3 eggs with ¼ cup parmesan and pour on top. Roll out final crescent roll package into a rectangle & place on top. Beat 1 egg & brush on top. Prick top with fork.Cover with loose tent of foil. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10-20 minutes until brown and bubbly.Let sit 1 hour before serving.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Adding a Touch of Fall

Fall is that special time of the year that we all look forward to. The days are becoming shorter and cooler – right now I could use a little cooler, how about you? I just love the color that appears like magic with the Fall season. The pumpkins, gourds, pinecones and beautiful leaves that are changing right before our eyes!!!

Use these wonderful colors to welcome friends and family into your home by expressing your own individual style. Set the tone with a room filled with the soft glow of candlelight and warm fall accessories. Invite an atmosphere filled with love, laughter and cherished memories!!!

The newest colors for Fall are Boysenberry and Tarragon. Now for those of you who may be wondering…..Purple and green!!! Did you know that every room should have a touch of purple? Freshen up and lighten up with some great new colors in your home for the fall. Don’t be afraid to use color. You could paint just one accent wall to add that color, or if you are a little more timid then try introducing a color through your accessories. Add a throw, a few pillows and maybe even change up the curtains or drapes to add that splash of color. Color can make a huge difference in a room. With Fall and the great hues that come naturally this time of year – it is a good time to take the plunge and try some colors that you don’t usually use. You may be surprised at the outcome. One hint I recently read was to use just one color palette for your main living area and then try to pull colors from that into the other rooms in your home with flowers, throws or even a clock.

Something else that brings fall into our decorating is layers. Using layers on the floors, adding a rug even one on top of your carpet. Adding extra touches to your window treatments, with muslin, or other fabrics that can be twisted around your curtains and tassels can make a room more interesting. Table runners, placemats, & quilts can turn your table into a great showcase. Add your favorite things from Mother Nature and you have an awesome tabletop. Pumpkins, leaves gourds and candles can be highlighted on the mantle as well as the table using the same items and it really pulls the two rooms together.

Now don’t forget to change up the doorway. This is probably the most fun this time of year, as you can add those pumpkins and mums and instantly feel like you have come into a new season!!! Make the wreath on your door this year with pinecones and other things. Take the family on a hike through the woods, gather some wild grapevine and let everyone make their own wreath. Now add some embellishments from Motor Nature and what a fun way to welcome guests to your home!!!

If you would like a little help with Fall accessories and scents, please visit our website at www.athome.com/patdempsey for some great ideas on how you can change things up a bit this fall.

Pat Dempsey, Sr. Executive Director
AtHome America