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Maché Magazine Holiday shoot

happy holidays to you!

T’was an hour before the party,
and all through the house
The fancy clothes had been donned: jaquard trousers and cute blouse.

The wreath had been hung
on the front door with care,
In hopes that merry guests
soon would be there.

Annie, with her coffee,
and Heather, with champagne,
just set the table. Time to entertain!

With a magazine chalk full
of ideas galore,
cooking and parties are never a chore.

So read on, dear friends.
Please, share in our joy.
Oh, and as always:
Flip. Click. Enjoy.

Heather + Ananda

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easy advent

Tomorrow is the first day of advent, which means you still have time! We like to keep things simple, and this ornament tree does just that.

Ornament Tree Advent
makes 1 advent • $$ • 1 hour

24 tags
24 safety pins
50-inch piece of jute
red thread
sewing machine
2 pieces of wooden dowel rods cut to 4 1/2 inches each
craft wire
gold paint
paint brush
number stencil
24 small ornaments
small tree

1. Place jute face-side-down on table and turn 1 inch on the top over. Using red thread, sew the end to the front of the jute, creating a small pocket for the dowel rode to slide through. Do the same on the bottom.
2. Sand down edges of dowel rodes and slide one through each “pocket” on the jute.
3. Take a piece of wire and wrap around the ends of the top dowel creating a hanger.

Don’t have time to make your own backdrop? Just tack a piece of jute to the wall!

1. Place 24 tags on a table and use stencil to paint numbers 1-24.
2. Slide one tag and one small ornament onto a safety pin and attach to jute backdrop.
3. Attach all 24 tags and ornaments.
4. Starting on the first day of advent take the appropriate ornament down and add it to your small tree.

Download the free how-to instructions!

Need more inspiration? We love these advents:
Chalkboard Advent Calendar on Oh Happy Day
Sweet Paul’s Walnut Advent
Gingerbread Advent by Butcher, Baker
Pinata Advent Calendar by A Subtle Revelry
Paper Bag Advent by A Merry Mishap

– By Heather Winkel, photo by Krista Leigh Hurst.

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fall into the season!

Wow. We can hardly believe the holidays are already here! We’re ready for turkey, tree trimming and hot toddies galore. Heck, we’d even welcome a little snow.

We’re going to take a little extra time to enjoy the holidays this year. We hope you don’t mind, but we’ll see you next year. In the meantime, check out our late-fall issue. (Don’t worry, there’s a little bit of holiday thrown in too.)

Happy holidays, dear friends.

Flip. Click. Enjoy.
Heather + Ananda

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Mache Magazine fall bonfire party

graveyard dip

No time before guests arrive? Try this five-layer dip that doubles as a centerpiece.

Graveyard Five-Layer Dip
serves 6 • 10 minutes • $

1 10-ounce can refried beans
1 16-ounce can Mexican-style diced tomatoes
12 cherry tomatoes, chopped
8 ounce sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
1/2 cup romaine lettuce, chopped
3 10-inch tortillas

1. Combine beans and tomatoes and spread on bottom of 9-inch round serving dish.
2. Layer on chopped cherry tomatoes
3. Spread on sour cream and sprinkle cheese on top.
4. Just before serving, place tombstone characters into dip. Sprinkle the graves with shredded lettuce.

Using cookie cutters or a knife, cut 10-inch tortillas into gravestones and a hand (also try cats, owls, bats or trees). Bake in a 350-degree oven for 5-7 minutes or until crisp. Cool on rack.

– Recipes + styling by Ben and Ananda Spadt, photo by Daniel Johnson

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the perfect fall breakfast

We’re craving anything and everything pumpkin these days, which means we’ll definitely be making these pumpkin pancakes for breakfast this weekend.

Pumpkin Pancakes
serves four • 30 minutes total • $

1 3/4 cups milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. pumpkin spice mix
1/2 tsp. salt

1. In a bowl, combine milk, pumpkin, egg and oil.
2. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin spice mix and salt in a separate bowl.
3. Combine dry mixture with the pumpkin mixture; do not over-mix.
4. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup of batter for one pancake onto the griddle. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Download the recipe card!

– Photo and recipe by Adam and Joanne of Inspired Taste

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