PERK UP YOUR AUTUMN


Cover of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

SATURDAY’S MANTRA

October’s issue of this magazine packs vivid and bold ideas to spice up autumn.  Pumpkins are the focus, not by carving them, but by painting them in various patterns using spice colors such as paprika, cinnamon and turmeric.  You can also extend these warm spice tones in cooking, such as beef barley soup and making peanut butter marshmallow sandwich cookies.  According to BH&G, there are “31 ways to put a new spin on seasonal favorites.”

I’m up for the challenge:  Pumpkins painted color block, splattered, even etched.  What about you?