Buttery Pumpkin Pasta

Buttery and Creamy Pumpkin Pasta is a great fall meal Buttery Pumpkin Pasta

 Buttery Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin pasta seems to be on trend right now but there are also plenty of healthy reasons to give the pumpkin trend a whirl. The creamy consistency of this dish reminded me of a Mac and cheese. I wanted to make a dish that would be vegetarian friendly that could easily translate from fall to Christmas without a problem.

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Buttery and Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Buttery Pumpkin Pasta

Buttery Pumpkin Pasta

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

Buttery and Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Buttery Pumpkin Pasta

A Buttery Pumpkin sauce served over pasta.

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 pound dry pasta (any shape)
  2. 1 tablespoon I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
  3. 1 1/2 cups yellow onion, chopped
  4. 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  5. 1 cup milk
  6. 1 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
  7. 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  8. 2 tablespoons minced garlic from the jar (use 1 tablespoon for substituting fresh garlic)
  9. 2 1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  10. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  12. Pinch of nutmeg (freshly grated is best)

Instructions

  1. Cook the Pasta
  2. Cook your pasta according to box directions until it is tender. Drain, rinse and set aside.
  3. Caramelize the Onions
  4. You can do this while your pasta is cooking. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and the chopped onion to a skillet and cook on a low heat, stirring occasionally. Once the onions start to brown and caramelize remove them from heat and set aside. This should take 20 - 30 minutes.
  5. Make the Sauce
  6. Add pumpkin, milk, butter, cheese, and garlic to a large skillet. Cook over a low heat until the ingredients are melted (do not boil) and stir occasionally.
  7. Mix in the sage, pepper and salt.
  8. Combine the Ingredients
  9. Add the pasta and onions to the sauce, throw in a pinch of nutmeg.
  10. Stir well and serve hot.
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 Buttery Pumpkin Pasta

Buttery and Creamy Pumpkin Pasta is an easy vegetarian meal Buttery Pumpkin PastaI sprinkled a little dried parsley on my pasta right before serving. It looks nice with just a touch of green and herbs pair well with this sauce. If you are interested in getting a little extra protein you could easily add some chicken, sausage or bacon to the dish.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Equestrian Table Settings

Rustic Table Setting with Old Horse Shoes Equestrian Table Settings Thanksgiving is next week already and while the focus is definitely on family, food and being thankful – I couldn’t help but share some equestrian table settings. If you are hosting dinner, how do you decorate? Is there horse inspired table at your Thanksgiving or holiday?

Scroll through these beautiful images I’ve rounded up filled with horse shoes and plenty of tiny horse accents.

Above Image Source: Paper & Lace

Beautiful dinner party set up in the stables dine with the horses Equestrian Table Settings Let’s set up our table in the barn aisle, shall we?

Image Source: Neiman Marcus

Equestrian Table Settings for Special Ocassions Equestrian Table Settings Sometimes the smallest details make dinner memorable.

Leather napkin rings. Image Source: A Subtle Revelry

Little Horse Name Tags. Image Source: Home Modern (site no longer exists)

Horse shoe dinner tag with greenery. Image Source: Style Me Pretty

Gold equestrian details with a gold plate and horse shoe Equestrian Table Settings Touches of gold every where, this is my kind of place setting. You can easily DIY some gold horse shoes with spray paint.

Image Source: Style Me Pretty Living

Classy Equestrian Dinner Settings Equestrian Table Settings

Formal dining room setting with large horses. Image Source: My Enchanted Home

A golden draped table-cloth with another gold horse shoe. Image Source: Project Wedding 

Modern Horse Plates. Image Source: West Elm (sadly no longer available)

Formal Horse Dinnerware. Image Source: Plaid Paisley and Read

Another beautiful barn aisle table setting. Image Source: Unknown

If you enjoyed this post and think throwing an equestrian themed dinner party is too much work, you might want to just stick with a simple centerpiece. See 8 Easy Equestrian Centerpieces > 

Easy and Entertaining Equestrian Centerpieces Equestrian Table Settings

Beautiful Boots: Purple Edition

Black and purple floral Lucchese and Old Gringo cowboy boots Beautiful Boots: Purple EditionShades of violet, purple and lavender oh my! Last week I stopped in at Space Cowboy Boots, located on Mulberry Street in NYC. You can send a girl to the city, but it doesn’t mean there is going to be a shortage of boots in my life anytime soon. I had a little fun photographing the “purple collection”.

Purple and black cowboy boots at Space Cowboy NYC Beautiful Boots: Purple EditionThis collection is made up of all Old Gringo boots and one pair of Lucchese boots. Can anyone guess which boot is Lucchese?

To purchase any of these boots, please visit SpaceCowboyBoots.com or give them a call, remember I don’t sell cowboy boots! I say that because you have no idea how many emails I get a day asking how to buy a certain boot… It drives me nuts!

But moving on to prettier things.

Marianne Violet Old Gringo cowboy boots Beautiful Boots: Purple EditionHave you met the Marianne Violet boots yet? They are stunning.

Bold purple and black cowboy boots at Space Cowboy NYC Beautiful Boots: Purple EditionAlong with being purple and black these boots have a floral trend happening here.

Black and purple floral cowboy boots Beautiful Boots: Purple EditionSo the next time you find yourself wandering around Manhattan be sure to check out Space Cowboy Boots, you won’t be disappointed with the selection.

Visit Space Cowboy Boots online

Photos by Raquel

Holiday Cranberry Lemonade

Holiday Cranberry Lemonade can be served hot or cold Holiday Cranberry Lemonade

Just when you thought lemonade season was over… I brought it back. But its different this time, unexpected ingredients like cranberry simple syrup and cinnamon pair with tart fresh squeezed lemons for something special. And if icy cold and refreshing just isn’t your thing right now, toss these ingredients in a crock pot and serve it warm – it’s delicious either way. Hello new holiday staple drink!

This is one of my first recipes created in NYC and photographed in the new apartment, I think the lighting here is spectacular and New York’s hustle and bustle is inspiring me to create more fantastic recipes. The stove was finally turned on yesterday and I could not be more excited to start cooking again.

Holiday Cranberry Lemonade made with Cranberry Simple Syrup tangy lemons and cinnamon Holiday Cranberry Lemonade

Start with the Cranberry Simple Syrup (recipe from Martha Stewart), add the juice of 5 fresh squeezed lemons, two quarts of cold water and a half teaspoon of cinnamon. Follow my recipe exactly and you will not be disappointed!

Holiday Cranberry Lemonade

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 serving

Holiday Cranberry Lemonade made with Cranberry Simple Syrup tangy lemons and cinnamon Holiday Cranberry Lemonade

A holiday lemonade with sweet cranberry simple syrup, tart lemons and a dash of cinnamon.

Ingredients

  1. 1 batch Cranberry Simple Syrup
  2. - 2 1/4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  3. - 1 cup water
  4. - 1 cup white sugar
  5. 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (5 lemons should yield 1 cup of fresh squeezed juice)
  6. 2 quarts cold water
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Make the cranberry simple syrup; combine cranberries, water and sugar in a medium sized sauce pan.
  2. Bring the ingredients to a simmer and then reduce the heat, stirring occasionally for about 12 minutes or until the cranberries are tender. Martha's recipe says not to allow the berries to burst, but it is okay for a few to pop and I found it impossible to not let a few burst.
  3. Remove from heat, strain the cranberries and reserve the simple syrup. Toss away the whole berries or save them for another recipe.
  4. While your simple syrup is cooking juice the lemons and remove any seeds.
  5. Add water, lemon juice, simple syrup and cinnamon to a large pitcher or bowl.
  6. Mix well, you will notice the cinnamon doesn't throughly mix in, that's okay! It will leave a beautiful and small ring of cinnamon around each glass when served.
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 Holiday Cranberry Lemonade

Holiday Cranberry Lemonade. Made with tart lemons and sweet cranberry simple syrup and a dash of cinnamon Holiday Cranberry LemonadePs. I froze some cranberries in ice cubes the night before, it makes for a pretty presentation of this drink.

 

Effortless Style with Oughton Limited

Carteret Satchel with Halter Hardware Effortless Style with Oughton Limited Oughton Limited has always been a brand I’ve admired and I’m surprised it took me this long to share a few favorites. Oughton Limited’s designs are timeless and embrace a well curated equestrian lifestyle. The bags offer clean shapes and well thought out details such as halter hardware, simple saddle silhouettes and quality materials.

I encourage you to visit Oughtonlimited.com to see the whole collection, but below are some of my favorites. Oughton Limited Large Bags a few Horses Heels favorites Effortless Style with Oughton Limited Rolling Tacktrunk Bag / Cob Purse in Phony Pony / Girth Purse II / Carteret Satchel

Oughton Limited Small Clutches and Wallets Effortless Style with Oughton Limited Leather Paddock Tablet Envelope Case / Carteret Wallet / Zip Pouch in Orange Haircalf / Carteret Wallet, Orange Haircalf / Paddock iPad Case

Photos from Oughton Limited

Falling For Neutrals

Freebird boots and Paige Denim paired with a floppy hat and neutral fringe poncho Falling For Neutrals In partnership with Zappos I styled my new Paige jeans and Freebird boots with a fringe poncho and a floppy hat for a comfortable and chic Sunday look. My neutral tones paired perfectly together for fall in the city and blended with the leaves, I am loving all shades of brown, tan, and chocolate right now. My favorite part of this outfit? Definitely my Freebird boots and Paige denim!

Freebird Lasso Short Boots in Natural Falling For Neutrals It’s no secret I am slightly boot obsessed and was thrilled to try out Freebird by Steven boots, they are handcrafted from start to finish featuring leather soles. Stacks of leather are hammered together to create a practically indestructible sole, perfect for a new New Yorker like myself. Freebird designs are inspired by vintage Americana and the boots go through a five to six step process to ensure a unique boot.

I picked out the Freebird Lasso short boots in natural and adore their distressed style, they also remind me of a pair of paddock boots with just a touch of equestrian flair so I think that is why I was drawn to them.

Paige Edgemont Ultra Skinny Transcend Denim in Nottingham Falling For Neutrals And this denim! It’s my first pair of Paige jeans and it certainly won’t be the last pair either. Here is a short little history lesson on brand – Paige launched in February of 2005 in high-end retail stores and quickly became sought after by celebrities, fashion editors and consumers like you and me.

Paige is devoted to details and designing jeans that take you from morning to night with effortless style. Speaking of details, those zippers! I went with the Paige Edgemont Ultra Skinny Armstrong in No WhiskersAntropologie Tan Floppy Hat Sequin Top and Tan Poncho Falling For Neutrals Both pieces were purchased with ease from Zappos, the shipping is free and delivery comes next business day (huge bonus for impatient shoppers). Zappos focuses on Clothing, Community, Culture and Customer Service. Visit Zappos.com for more great fashion and to do a little shopping.

Freebird by Steve Lasso Short Boots in Natural Falling For Neutrals Beautiful boots and denim.

Floppy Antropologie Hat and Fringe Poncho for Fall in NYC Falling For Neutrals Buy the Boots >  / Buy the Jeans > 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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