One of the best parts of Thanksgiving for us is getting together and baking. With our star Leslie in the kitchen, we usually let her take the reins. We turn the music up loud and dance around, Dad popping his head in once and a while.
There is one recipe that is tried and true in the Cole house, and that's Ina Garten's Graham Cracker Pie Crust. With only three ingredients it's easy and fun to make, the hardest part is crushing the graham crackers!
Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbs (10 crackers)
1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
*We like to add a dash of cinnamon (1/4) teaspoon, depending on the type of pie you are making.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter in a bowl. Press into a 9-inch pie pan, making sure the sides and the bottom are an even thickness. Bake 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
We hope everyone has a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving! We'll see you on Monday. xo The Coles
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for baking. It is always fun to have an assortment of different pies and tarts at your meal, so that you can have a little taste of everything.
We have put together a little inspiration for your Thanksgiving dessert. Pies and tarts like Cranberry Pear Tart,Vanilla Scented Quince and Pear Pie, Apple Tart, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Marion Berry Pie and Sweet Potato Pie.
Here at home we have the Willing Workers Sale this Saturday and I will be making pies to sell; so of course pies have been on my mind. Hope you enjoy these beautiful images that have given me some great inspiration and maybe some designs to try!
When it comes to beautiful images and exceptional styling, there is one name that comes to mind every time; Sara Kate Studios has long been one of our favorites! We started following her on Pinterest quite some time ago, and we just adore everything she does. That adoration grew even more when we started following her on Instagram, where she shares personal bits, such as gorgeous vignettes that she lovingly puts together.
We were over the moon when we heard she was opening an online boutique. She is selling her vintage finds with all of us lucky folks! We are certainly looking forward to doing some holiday shopping and we've picked a few of our favorites to share with you. Be sure to head on over to her shop, we just can't get enough!
Melissa and I were touring around Houston today, visiting West Elm because Cassandra had sweetly given her a gift card for her birthday and she had not yet used it. I have come down to Houston to check the life Melissa has put together for herself. What a great city! She lives up in the Gallery area which is a mecca of great shops and wonderful restaurants. We were in Highland Village which has stores like Z gallery, Quatrine, Mecox Garden, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware and West Elm, all within a two block area. While in West Elm, we came across a lot of Christmas decorations and one of the items that really stood out to use were these beautiful topiaries made of boxwood in the shape of a square. This neat birch twig door holder was also really classic and fun and allows you to hang a wreath without hammering a hole into your door.
Boxwoods are everywhere in Houston. We have seen so much of it in the beautifully gardens here!
When it comes to design, one things for sure, we love chevron. One thing we love even more than chevron? Any shade of blue. That rang truer than true when we saw Jute Home's new project. A gorgeous home in Marin, California.
We love how simple the bones of the house are, with white walls all around. But the splashes of pattern and color are fantastic. The blue sofa and the kitchen back splash are bold choices but are so spot on!