It's not officially fall until you visit a pumpkin patch! There are so many beautiful pumpkin patches to check out this season around Austin. Here are the top farms you have to check out this month!
1. Barton Hills Farm
The annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch at Barton Hills Farm in Bastrop will be open on Saturdays & Sundays between September 25 – November 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. There is a beautiful 3.5-acre corn maze to explore! Barton Hills Farm also has games, live music, farm animals, concessions, a beer garden, and of course, lots of pumpkins!
2. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
The Elgin Christmas Tree farm will be open every day from October 2 – 31 for Fall Festivities....
The 4th of July events in the greater Austin area are always incredible. Lakeway hosts their famous Old-Fashioned celebration every year. The celebration is 3 days packed full of fireworks, food, and fun. The fireworks kick off the weekend Friday in the Rough Hollows/Highlands neighborhood. You do not want to miss this spectacular weekend!
If you live near the Bee Cave area, the Hill Country Galleria is also hosting a 4th of July celebration and fireworks show. Live music will start at 6:30 pm featuring two local bands. There will be multiple kids activities, food, and the “best fireworks show in Central Texas”....
Valentine’s Treat - Ultimate Chocolate Mousse - YUM!
To celebrate chocolate in its most delectable guises, we asked some of the best cooks—Julia Child, James Beard, Maida Heatter, and more—to share their favorite chocolate recipes. Craig Claiborne, who was the New York Times restaurant critic and one of the top food journalists at the time, shared his remarkable chocolate mousse, which could be reliably whipped up without tremendous effort. In his original headnote for the recipe, Claiborne says, “once in a rare while, I discover a formula for a dish that seems the ultimate, the definitive, the ne plus ultra. I am convinced that the finest chocolate mousse creation ever whipped up in my kitchen is the one printed here. As if you didn’t know, mousse means foam...
DIY Salt Dough Ornaments
Bring a classic Christmas craft to your home this season! Salt dough ornaments have been a holiday family favorite for decades. The simple-to-make dough uses 3 non-toxic ingredients that make it great for tiny elves or pets that may be helping. Bring out your family’s creative side with different design options such us a hand-print memory, cookie-cutter shapes, or Christmas tree garlands. Customize your ornaments with paint and glitter to finish off the look. Follow the directions below or click the link to get started!
As far back as the early 1800’s, families all over the world have put out their stockings to be filled for Christmas morning. The tradition is said to be inspired by the legend of St. Nicholas, a widowed husband who slid down the chimney of his poor neighbor’s home and placed gold coins in their freshly washed “socks” that were hanging to dry by the fireplace. It was a way for St. Nick to give back to his community and fill the void of his first Christmas without his family which has continued to inspire others to give back during the holidays for centuries to come!
Stockings were traditionally filled with items such as coins, oranges, candy canes, and small toys. As time went on, the stocking stuffing tradition persisted and the gifts inside continue to...