A Groom’s Guide: How to Tie a Bow Tie

…Tying a bow tie???
A Gentlemen's Guide: Tying a Bow Tie
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A Vermont Wedding: Leigh and Jeff

Sneak peek…
Real Vermont Wedding: Leigh and Jeff

…a beautiful Vermont Wedding.

Fall Weddings: A Sweet Dessert To Serve Your Wedding Guests

Fall Weddings, Sweet Desserts, Pears

Caramel Pears

8-10 ripe pears, washed, dried, chilled
2 cups sugar

1 cup dark brown sugar
2/3 cup butter

2/3 cup corn syrup
1 cup cream

1 tsp. kosher salt

2 tsp. real vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together (except the fruit) in a deep saucepan. Cook over medium high heat until the butter melts and temperature on a candy reaches 246 degrees (119 celcius). Stir constantly toward the end of the cooking period to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Dip fruit into caramel mixture and twist until evenly covered. Roll in nuts or sugar. Drain on waxed paper or a silicone baking sheet. Refrigerate. Consume pears within a few hours. Leftover caramel can be refrigerated and defrosted in the microwave for dipping fruit slices.

(Recipe and photography courtesy of freshnewengland.com)

September 11, 2001

In Remembrance, September 11, 2001

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families
whose lives were forever changed on September 11, 2001.

Labor Day 2011

Today is Labor Day. I would like to dedicate my post today to the men and women who are tirelessly working around the clock to rebuild Vermont and remember those people who lost their lives to Hurricane Irene.  In just one week we have made great strides, it is truly amazing.

Happy Labor Day to you and your families.

Hurricane Irene