Thanksgiving decorating – like dinner – is all about celebrating the bounty of the harvest season while still reflecting the holiday’s simple message. Simple pleasures like sweet, crisp apples, brightly-colored Indian corn, and changing leaves all signify that the crisp air of autumn will soon be replaced by the winter chill. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving outdoors or simply looking to welcome your guests with some seasonal color, décor should be simple yet stunning. Best of all, these easy-to-make DIY outdoor decorating projects will help hosts top their tables, trim their windowsills and deck their doors without cutting too much into precious culinary prep time.
Just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean it’s time to store away the grill for winter. After all, it’s harvest time, when cooking focuses on some of the heartiest and headiest flavors found in nature.
The smoky flavor of the grill brings out the natural sweetness of seasonal produce like pumpkins and pears, making the autumn grilling season one of the most satisfying and surprising. Whether you’re planning a small family gathering or giving outdoor entertaining one last hurrah, our fall BBQ menu celebrates the taste of the season by giving these traditional foods a new twist.
We all love traditional hotdog and hamburger cookouts, even the occasional grilled pizza is a treat, but what about grilled artichokes, lemonade and even pound cake? Give your hardworking stove a rest and fire up the grill with our favorite savory, sweet and unexpected recipes perfect for your next summertime barbeque.