Friday Food and Favorites: Apple Braid and Gorgeous Tablescapes

Friday, September 14, 2012

I'm not going to lie, this month of Holidays can be quite overwhelming sometimes. As creative women, we are always striving to make the most delicious and visually appealing meals to share with friends and family. But that's not where it ends. We have kids to tend to (and dress!), houses to keep sparkling, tables to decorate and our own needs to contend with (notice how that's always last on the list). 

Well here's a twist to it all, maybe part of our 'needs' is to put our best feet forward when it comes to the  labor of our homes and hearts. Maybe we don't want to take it easy...we want to create a beautiful environment in our homes and we're happy to do the work. We want to do it...not to impress others but to fulfill our own needs for creative expressions and love towards others!

Here are some inspiring ideas:

Apples are one of the integral foods of Rosh Hashana, so instead of simply posting a recipe, I decided to show this lovely idea from that turns a simple recipe into a beautiful presentation:
Recipe and how to HERE

Besides for spending hours in the kitchen, we love to decorate our tables. And I will be posting more on table decor as it gets close to Succos, the holiday when we eat in outdoor huts and decorating is almost as important as cooking. Here are some of my favorite inspirations to get your creative juices flowing for Rosh Hashana and Succos!

Table setting photos via Pinterest

Which one is your favorite??

Oh, and one more thing, the most important thing is to keep your balance and stay happy. If doing all these things is not something you 'need' and it just stresses you out, then it's just not worth it. Your family needs a happy, calm wife and mom more than any fancy food or decor. Simplify where ever you can or need to. 
Photo courtesy of Luna Bella Photography

Don't you just love this photo?? A loving family will nourish your child more than any food!
Stay happy, stay calm and have fun!


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  1. Lovely post and images Sharon. That last image is divine; so cute.
    Have a lovely weekend Sweets xx

  2. Oh my goodness I neeeeed to try that apple braid! It looks absolutely amazing!!! (and simple to make!)

    xo Rachel

  3. I love the braided apple pie! That looks so yummy. Apple pie is one of my favorites!!

  4. Oh the apple bread looks so delicious. I have to make this one.

  5. That apple recipe looks amazing! And I might have a thing for apples b/c I love the apple table as well :) But I love the sentiment in your post, well said! Have a great weekend!

  6. I love that last quote - about a loving family, that is so true. I'm going to be trying that apple braid, the braid looks wonderful, and so easy. Have a great weekend! xoxox

  7. YUM!!! that looks tres delish!!! great photos .. the last one PRICELESS!! happy week-end..xo HHL

  8. that braid looks wonderful but not sure I could do it May need mom's help Hope you are having a fabulous holiday

  9. You're the most adorable lady and blogger!!!
    Thank you for sharing your wisdom and your delightful images...
    Always a fan of yours
    Luv Sonia, xo

  10. Definitely going to try the apple dessert.