Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bone Appetit



I"m so glad to be participating with Chari from Happy to Design in her Sunday Favorites party. I posted this last October. It's one of my favorites and I hope you enjoy it as well! Have a safe and happy Halloween!




What goes together better than “trick” and “treat”? Tablescape Thursday and Foodie Friday of course! Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and Michael at Designs by Gollum are our gracious hostesses once again. Their buttons are on my sidebar for easy transportation. Thank you ladies for our weekly feast for the eyes and palate!

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There is nothing better for a crisp October night than sharing a casual meal with good friends. Tonight we are having green salad, chili, and Mexican cornbread muffins. It’s all casual from the menu to the fun and easy table setting.

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No sissy sized bowls for Beloved. He likes a big bowl of chili and these large hand painted bowls from Corsica will do the trick. The soup tureen was found at a garage sale by Lauralu at Hidden Promise. She did not want it and sold it to me-- garage sale prices without the early Saturday morning shopping! The “napkins” are cotton tea towels from Dollar Tree.

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Mexican cornbread muffins “shrouded” in a cute wire basket. Stemmed black cauldrons for witches’ brew.CIMG0498

Cupcakes make an easy and fun dessert. Mary at One Perfect Bite recently posted a recipe for these delicious pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream frosting here. I think they might be one of our new favorites. And now, I am going to share with you what Oprah calls an “Aha! moment”. See those cute spider webs on the cupcakes?

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This is how that spider web starts out—three circles made with black Wilton Sparkle Gel. Next, start at the center and drag a toothpick through to the last circle—instant spider web! Top with the plastic critter of your choice!

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I am also joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for her Recipe Party. Here’s how I make Mexican Cornbread Muffins:

Mix one and 1/2 cups self rising corn meal, one medium onion,chopped; one half green pepper, chopped; one jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped; one (15 1/4 can whole kernel corn, drained; one teaspoon sugar; 3/4 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese; two eggs, and one cup of buttermilk. Pour into greased muffin tins. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about twenty minutes.

Thank you Susan, Michael, and Rhoda! Bone Appetit!

81 comments:

  1. It's all so festive! I have been wanting an icing recipe for pumpkin muffins - thanks for the link. You have such a flair for making everything come together - just a delight to visit. Now I'm off to make your cornbread!

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  2. One Perfect Bite does have sooo many good recipes listed! I love your cute little cupcakes. I can't believe she didn't want that soup tureen! I would have! We like nice big bowls and mugs too. Can't imagine why we can't lose weight around this house... Sweet tablescape with Halloweeen JUST around the corner!
    Brenda

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  3. Oh the table is so adorable! I love the cupcakes right down to their holders...too cute!
    Looking forward to making the cornbread muffins. I think my family will love them.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Karen

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  4. WOW! Your table is so gorgeous! Love your version of Mary's cupcakes!!!! You did an awesome job of decorating them.

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  5. Your table settings are darling! I love the candy corn in with the candles. Very cute touch!

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  6. I love the beautiful fall colors of the table. Your crystal stems are just gorgeous. Love the color. The soup tureen is such a beautiful shape. Now for the cupcakes, they are just fantastic. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  7. What a wonderful tablescape -- thanks for the decorating instruction for those darling cupcakes! Love that Soup Tureen and there's nothing better than a bowl of chili on a crisp fall evening -- unless it's a big old honkin bowl of chili! Great bowls.

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  8. Love it...thanks for sharing the secret for the cupcakes..Pat H

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  9. Looks great - will have to check out Marys cupcakes. Love your talescape, down to the candles with candy corn!! Cute idea...

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  10. Hi Susan! Oh, what a pretty table you've set! Your tureen is gorgeous and I love how you've set your dishes. Those cupcakes are beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  11. Awesome! Pops with color and oh those adorable cupcakes are calling my name:)
    Joyce

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  12. Fabulous, Susan..Love it all. The pictures are fantastic! So sharp..
    The table is so colorful..I love it!

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  13. YOUR cupcakes turned out waaay better than mine did. I love your entire table...the colors really POP!
    Beautifully done, Susan!

    fondly,
    Rettabug

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  14. It's all ready for a halloween party...the cupcakes look great and the colors on the table really did just pop out at you....such fun.

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  15. Love your Halloween table, Susan!.. And I love those cupcakes too! I will definitely be making some of these for my crew of helpers on Moving Day, which will be VERY SOON! ~tina

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  16. Your tablescape is very classic. Love it. You did a great job on those cupcakes too!

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  17. Ooooh... This one was fun to look at! Way to go... too cute:)

    ~Whitney

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  18. Hi Susan,

    I love your Halloween table ~ all looks like so much fun. The cupcakes are wonderful and it looks like you have bought them from the bakery.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  19. Love your table - it is festive and comforting. (That may sound strange to say about a Halloween table, but I mean it as a compliment!) Your cupcakes are adorable and the cornbread recipe sounds like a winner! :D Jewel

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  20. What a fun tablescape! It's so warm and inviting! Great looking cupcakes, too!

    Jane

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  21. Hi Susan !
    I love your pictures and all your decore....those cupcakes look so good.....You did a fantastic job !
    Kammy

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  22. I need to know the cupcake wrapper secret. I've seen so many cute ones. The pumpkin cupcakes are wonderful, I have made them. Love it all!!!

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  23. Mmm...thanks for the Cornbread Muffin recipe! Your table looks great!

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  24. This is a great Halloween table. It is bright and cheerful, yet still Halloween-ish. I love your stemware and that tureen.

    Sue

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  25. This is really cute Susan! I love the candy corn in the cups with a candle that's such a cute idea, also the cup cakes look yummy! ~Kat

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  26. What a fun table Susan! That tureen is beautiful too! Love the candy corn in the candleholders! Great job!

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  27. wow I love that soup tureen, it is just so wonderful and the idea of a warm dinner of corn muffins and chille and salad, looks so perfect...

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  28. What a pretty table! It would be hard to chose my favorite on your menu! Chili and mexican corn bread sound wonderful - What time is dinner?? :)

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  29. Mexican cornbread muffins sound great, Susan! YUM! Love your tablescape, too. Great pictures.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  30. Your table is so beautiful, Susan. The colors are so bright and the muffins look splendid!...Christine

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  31. Hi Susan...

    My friend, I love your Halloween tablescape!!! Love the place settings...ohhh, and those darling Halloween placemats...so darling! What a great idea to use the pretty towels from the dollar store...love the designs on them...they coordinate perfectly with the placemats...love that look! I must admit that it was those pretty glass candleholders with the candy corn is what caught my eye first...they're so cute and fun!!! Wow...that sure was sweet of Lauralu to sell you that beautiful tureen...I have such a "thing" for pretty tureens!!!

    So happy that you stopped by and took a peek at my autumn tablescape with Antoinette...enjoyed your comment, my friend! You were asking about the books...yes, they are old books about Colorado History! They have the most beautiful embossed covers on them...I just love them!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  32. Those muffins sound amazing! Just right for a cold Autumn afternoon. And what gorgeous cupcakes!

    Kind regards
    April

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  33. I love the tablescape and the meal sounds wonderful!!

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  34. Susan, your table setting looks like it's from the pages of a magazine. Everything is so beautifully coordinated, and your Mexican Cornbread sounds delicious.

    I love your blog, too, and look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  35. Your table setting is very pretty and festive for the season! Cute cupcakes too.

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  36. So beautiful!! And the corn muffins sound yummy!!! Again, I love the candy corn with the candles. I must try that!!!

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  37. Love the cupcakes! You have a beautiful tablescape as well...the candy corn is always fun!! :) Stopping by from Rhoda's party. :)

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  38. Your table looks so pretty....thought I was looking through the pages of a magazine!! And the cupcakes....I'm going to have to try and make some of those.
    I also enjoyed your post about tailgating at the Grove....my son still has Ole Miss on his list of top school choices so I may get to experience one of these parties next year!!! I'll keep you posted.
    Jane

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  39. A very elegant halloween table! And your cupcakes look yummy!

    ~Liz

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  40. Love your festive table. Thanks for stopping by and visiting mine. Have a great day!

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  41. Such a fun table!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  42. What a beautiful setting...hope the dinner was delicious...how could it not be at such a beautiful table?!
    Janell

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  43. Susan, love your table setting, you are ready! And your cornbread muffins sound great too. Thanks for joining the party.

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  44. Beautiful tablescape! I love that soup tureen!
    Stopping by from Rhoda's Southern Hospitality site.
    Noticed you're Dec. 1st "Deck the Halls T uesday" SOunds fun...Will def. have to come back often!!! (smile)
    Come see me! I'd be thrilled!!

    sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

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  45. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE??????????????????????????? Loving your blog...so glad you stopped by mine...can not believe I have not found you earlier. I feel cheated.

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  46. Don't you love a great find--like your soup tureen? I love the idea of using the candy corn for the votive stabilizers. Very pretty table! Come visit as I have a giveaway today!

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  47. I loved this post. Everything is as it should be. I also wanted to thank you for the nod to my cupcakes. I really do appreciate it. Have a great
    day.

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  48. What a boo-tiful tablescape. I love all the fall colors. I love the idea of the candy corn. THANKS!!! for sharing.
    Geri

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  49. Hi Susan! Adorable cupcakes! And I love the KandyKorn candle scapes too... Fantastic table girl! ... Ahhh when's dinner?
    ~Really Rainey~

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  50. Everything on this table just works SO WELL together!! Beautiful planning with bold, simple lines & colorful items. I really, REALLY like it this way.

    I have to ask.... isn't there any cornmeal in your corn muffins??? or flour, even??? I've never made them from scratch yet it seems odd to me that just corn, sugar, eggs, cheese & buttermilk (plus seasonings) can produce a muffin?? I'd love to try them but I want to make sure you didn't forget an ingredient first.
    Please forgive me for questioning your typing skills. LOL I just want to make sure!!

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  51. Hi Susan
    I have to say your little Jessie is adorable... and those cupcakes yummy.
    Love your pretty blog.
    Happy TT
    Love Claudie
    xoxo

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  52. Love the candy corn with the candles...very festive...thanks for your comment at Pandora's Box today

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  53. Susan, I am sooo glad you weren't offended by my questioning your recipe. I see that you have corrected it now. I'm copying it & can't wait to try making some. I've got chili in the fridge so all I need to do is buy some buttermilk & the Monterey Jack cheese!! Thank you SO much!

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  54. I love the candy corn in the candle holders! This table is fun, but it's chic as well. Lots of inspiration, here. Thanks for meandering over to my blog. I just became a follower. :)

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  55. Cute, cute, cute Halloween table! Cupcakes are adorable.

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  56. Hi Susan, I hope you saved me a spot at the table because everything looks so beautiful and I'm sure dinner is awesome tasting! Thanks for the cornbread recipe, I'm going to try it.

    Bonnie

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  57. Hi Susan,
    What a neat halloween table! The food looks so delicious, I'll be right over! Cindy

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  58. Beautiful fall tablescape, Susan! Such rich colors and I love the candy corn in the goblets with the candles...great idea!
    Thank you for stopping by! Let me know if you try those strawberry ghosts!
    ;-D

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  59. Beautiful!! I particularly love your tureen. And what a deal!

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  60. What a fabulous table! What a great dinner and love the cupcakes:) Nice pictures!

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  61. sooo pretty! I love the candy corn candles- might have to tablelift (copy) that!

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  62. Susan, this table looks so cute. The candy corn around the candles is such a good idea and adds so much H'ween color. Your cobwebs on the cupcakes are brilliant, and your cupcake holders are so cute. I think we use the same Mex. cornbread recipe. laurie

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  63. What a delightful table and the cupcakes are spookalicious...

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  64. Wonderful table for Halloween! I love the orange bowls. Boy I sure could go for one of those cup cakes with my tea right now! Have a great week

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  65. Gtrat cupcakes and the table looks so nice. This would make anyone smile. I sure did.

    Hug, Jeanne

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  66. I love the idea of putting candles with the candy corn. The cupcakes are adorable, too.

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  67. Thanks for showing us how to make the spider web on the cupcakes. I like the towel/napkins.

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  68. ~WOW!!! Susan this is jut spooktacular!
    Pass me a cupcake please. Love it!

    Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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  69. Such a festive table. Cute cupcakes.

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  70. Susan, what a darling festive fun filled table. The cupcakes are absolutely darling. I've yet to do a fall tablescape.. must get on that quickly huh? lol. Thank you for always coming by with your support and kind comments. This past year has certainly been an adventure..I'm so fortunate to have met you and now call you "friend".. I've entered you in the basket give away..good luck!! hugs ~lynne~

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  71. Now a big pot of chili is a great dish for Halloween night with muffins. Love, love, the spider web cupcakes; thanks for sharing and giving me Halloween Night Dinner Menu.

    Glad you enjoyed my Papa's Frescoes from Southern Italy!

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  72. Oh, and....wanted to also mention that I love your blog! So, I clicked on your "Follow" button. If you liked what you saw at mine, please do the same so that we can share one anothers creativity!

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  73. This table is TOO COOL!! You did an incredible job with every detail of this.

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  74. Susan, your table looks fabulous, like something out of a magazine. Love it! Those cupcakes are really fun, too. Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

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  75. Fantastic! Absolutely amazing Halloween joy going on here.

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  76. Gorgeous! Viewing your post was so much fun. I love the cupcakes!!

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