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The space you relax in deserves the full fall treatment. No living room corner goes overlooked -- from window ledge to mantel top -- in this collection of pretty fall looks and inspirations.

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Pumpkin Recipes

Dazzle your holiday guests with our best pumpkin recipes, including pumpkin entrees and pumpkin desserts. Choose from savory -- pumpkin soups and pumpkin pastas -- or sweets, like pumpkin bars and cookies. Regardless, there's a showstopping pumpkin recipe for you.

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Easy No-Carve Pumpkins

Create quick no-carve Halloween pumpkins with a creative eye and some decorative tape. We share our technique!

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Halloween Drink & Punch Recipes

No goblin or ghoul will go thirsty at your Halloween party with these delightful party drinks and punch recipes. Concoct a kid-friendly beverage, or experiment with adults-only cocktail creations.

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Natural Fall Wreaths

Autumn's colorful bounty of foliage and produce is the first place we look when decorating for fall. Made with (or inspired by) bittersweet, cornhusks, apples, twigs, and other natural adornments and textures, these door wreaths are perfect for welcoming the season.

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Pretty Front Entry Decorating Ideas for Fall

Use these pretty fall decorating ideas to add pizzazz to your porch this autumn. Whether it's a gourd, wreath, or full porch display, you're sure to find beautiful fall inspiration for your front entry.

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12 Great Toasts

A New Year's toast need not be original to be great. Seek inspiration from -- or simply copy -- the following efforts for your celebration.

Be prepared with a terrific toast.
  • "Another year is dawning! Let it be for better or for worse, another year with thee."
  • "Come let us drink!" --Rabelais
  • "Here's health to those I love and wealth to those who love me."
  • "As we start the New Year, let's get down on our knees to thank God we're on our feet."
  • "May all your troubles during the coming year be as short as your New Year's resolutions."
  • "May the hinges of friendship never rust, nor the wings of love lose a feather."
  • "Here's a toast to the future A toast to the past, And a toast to our friends, far and near. The past a bright dream; May our friends remain faithful and clear."
  • "Here's champagne to our real friends, And real pain to our sham friends."
  • "Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody." --Phyllis McGinley
  • "In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want." --Traditional Irish toast
  • "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow ye diet."
  • "Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after." --Lord Byron

If none of the above tempt you, consider perennials such as "To you!" and "All the best." Or, for emergencies, memorize this toast from Wallace Irwin:

  • "I used to know a clever toast, But pshaw! I cannot think of it -- So fill your glass to anything And, bless your souls, I'll drink to it!"

Additional sources of wit include the book Toasts by Paul Dickson (Crown Publishers, 1991) and the poetry of Dorothy Parker, Mark Twain, and Shakespeare.


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