Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF US AMERICANS




we are having Rock Cornish Game Hens, 1 per person, stuffed with Wild Rice Dressing.

of course, there is the traditional huge turkey with
 Marsha's Own Homemade Yellow Cornbread Dressing with Apples & Water Chestnuts 
(to give a bit of crunch) 
& some Pecans

the wines for Thanksgiving are always the most difficult as there are so many
different requirements for the different guests.
but I prefer, for myself, a very heavy red, with loads of sweetness...
while most of my girlfriends prefer the crispness of the whites.

the men prefer hard liquours, and it is at this time when the
Whiskey Sours
make their winter debut.

one of my uncles makes his trademark cocktails
and even if you hate whiskey you will love this !!


give thanks for ALL
bless everyone
& have a really wonderful day.

Go University of Texas Longhorns !!
(in honor of my departed husband, Ned Scott)





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Monday, November 24, 2014

I Would Like to Say




that this is the room where I blog...

however, it isn't.

it's just so pretty, so feminine, I wish it were mine.



W


this room below is so much more like my home and, therefore, me.
with wide open spaces, high ceilings, lots of light, with a beckoning vista beyond.




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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pumpkin CHIFFON Pie Recipe, Marsha's Own

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie 

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CRUST

  • 32 gingersnaps, coarsely broken
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted

FOR THE FILLING

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (1 scant tablespoon)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin (from a 15-ounce can) or fresh pumpkin puree (see Cook's Note below)
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutme

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Process gingersnaps, granulated sugar, and salt in a food processor until finely ground. Add butter, and process until combined. Divide mixture among six 5-inch pie plates, pressing into bottom and up sides. Place on a baking sheet, and bake until darkened and firm, 11 to 13 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Using an offset spatula, carefully unmold crusts, and return to sheet to cool. (Crusts can be stored in pie plates in airtight containers for up to 2 days.)
  2. Make the filling: Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a bowl. Let stand until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Combine pumpkin, egg yolks, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, milk, salt, and spices in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until mixture begins to thicken, about 8 minutes. Do not boil. Remove from heat. Stir in gelatin mixture until dissolved. Let cool completely.
  4. Beat egg whites with a mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Whisk one-third of beaten egg whites into cooled pumpkin mixture. Gently fold in remaining whites. (Filling can be refrigerated, covered, overnight.) Spoon into pie shells, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or up to 2 hours).
  5. Make the garnish: Using a vegetable peeler, shave pumpkin into thin, wide ribbons. Bring water, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and ginger to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add pumpkin pieces, and reduce heat. Simmer gently until tender and translucent, about 8 minutes. Pour into a bowl, and let cool completely. (Garnish can stand at room temperature for up to 3 hours.) Top each pie with 3 or 4 pumpkin pieces, discarding syrup. Serve immediately.

COOK'S NOTE

This recipe also can make two 8-inch pies.

I top with Fresh Whipped Cream, no one doesn't like it
& you know how many people say they dont't like the
traditional pumpkin pie because it's too dense & heavy,
+ too pumkiney. :)'s




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Friday, November 21, 2014

THE NEW MONOCHROMATIC

VIKTOR & ROLF 
 




Emporio Armani Fall 2014




Ralph Lauren
who wouldn't LOVE this ?



Ralph Lauren


to me, these looks are the quintessential fashion looks one
aspires to reach.

I seriously do not care for the mix/match (except for Dries Von Noten)
the young women seem to favor.

and, anyone who reads this column frequently already knows, jeans
are not my cup of tea.

cute, fun, OK, alright,
but still not my 1st choice at any time.
jeans with a fabulous blouse makes me think one forgot the bottom half of the outfit.
jeans with a beautiful cashmere sweater makes me think you are disrespecting your
apparel.

anyway, the monochromatic looks are the ones I favor and always have.
is this an age thing?
have I lost it?

no and no


sending love and kisses for the beginning of the holiday season.



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

50% OFF Some Really Good Stuff From SPLENDEROSA'S SHOP

please allow me to say that due to some unforeseen computer problems
most of my readers did not see the posts about our 
wonderful
brilliant
crazy
& just-in-time-for-Christmas-shopping

50% OFF SALE ITEMS

which includes many of our fine
 ITALIAN LEATHER HANDBAGS,
WHICH WE ARE FEATURING TODAY

"SORRENTO"
Genuine Italian Leather Bag
Medium/Large Size
WAS $495 NOW 50% OFF,  $250
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

ONLY 1 AVAILABLE

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"ELIZA'
Genuine Italian Leather Embossed with Reptile Look

Was $ $225.00
NOW $112.50


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"BETTINA"
genuine Italian leather embossed reptile print

was $ 299, now $150.00
(the little puffy heart tag is detachable)



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"Splendido" BLUE

was $350, now 50% off
click here for details

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"SPLENDIDO" Saddle Tan

click HERE for details

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"SPLENDIDO"  Burgundy Wine

click HERE for details

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& lastly these wonderful pieces

"TINA"
was $325, now 1/2 price
in
RED - 2 pieces only
BLUE - 2 pieces only
BLACK - 1 piece only

the RED TINA
has a Saffiano finish on the leather
which makes it virtually indestructible






Kane Red Leather Tote LH196



Please EMAIL
splenderosa@gmail.com
send us a pic of the item or tell us the name of the bag,
we will send you a PayPal invoice, which will include shipping,
or you may call us @ 713.679.1181 
to give us your credit card number via phone.



Happy Holidays, everyone...
I'm cooking the stuffing & making
pumpkin chiffon pie
& a new recipe I found on one of your blogs.

isn't this wonderful ?
yep, it sure is.




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Nobody Does It Better.....



RACHEL ZOE

the true icon of stylists, in my opinion

BACK TO BLACK
done right for today.

I love love love the way she has layered her jewelry,
the sleeves make me think this is a knit,
with a fur-trimmed hemline.

platform pump ankle straps.

the entire look is streamlined simple elegance,
to which everyone over 30 should aspire.

clean hair, polished to perfection helps one achieve this look,
I can subscribe to the curled locks look, aka Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge,
but not unwashed messy which we see so often in the street style pics.

this is another hallmark of the American girl, I think.
clean hair.

do you love this too?


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Monday, November 17, 2014

A New Look


I absolutely LOVE Karlie Kloss's new blond tresses !!
somehow, she looks even more beautiful, doesn't she?






this is called jumping for joy



& this is called A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.


illwaitforyouevenifitsforever:

Why has the moon been like this lately?
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

This & That



the council has assembled!







Splenderosa’s Fall Outfits w/Burgundy Bag by splenderosa featuring a cape coat



Splenderosa's Fall Go-To Outfits








an outfit of many different elements, the way the girls dress now.
do you like it?


thedetallista:

café e homem.


& this reminds me...have any of you seen the new Chanel 5 commercial with
Tom Brady's wife, Gisele?
it is beautiful, it's like a small film rather than a commercial.
it's now playing.
& you can also find it on YouTube, I'll bet.

I've found 3 new-to-me designers, at the mid price point:

MILLY
VINCE
JOHNNY WAS

all beautifully made, all affordable and APPROVED BY MARSHA.

and then there is the wonderful

VELVET
by Graham & Spencer

with the best tee's ever and now they are venturing out into the stylish arena
with more fibers, like cashmere.  Pretty great.


and, ahem, the computer problems are resolved
& I will re-post the 50% off merchandise, so if anyone is interested
in purchasing a fine Italian leather handbag, now is the time !!

getting ready for Thanksgiving...I am making the stuffing,
my grandmother's & mother's
famous Yellow Cornbread Stuffing.
with a Marsha twist.

I'll put the recipe up really soon.
oh, & the 
Pumpkin Chiffon Pie !!!

love to all, you literally make my life better each day.
for true.



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Monday, November 10, 2014

"BY INVITATION ONLY" November Edition, Year 4


hello everyone,
can anyone even believe it's holiday time?

I know I cannot.
& now I know why one of my friends just leaves her Christmas tree up all year long.
personally, I want one on wheels so I can just roll it out and then back into the huge storage closet
where it has it's permanent home.

BY INVITATION ONLY
 Theme for November

describe one of our very best days,
it could be any day.

& I had such a brilliant day to tell you about






EXCEPT MY BLOG IS WAS NOT WORKING LATE LAST NIGHT !!!




TUESDAY MORNING:

Coty Farquhar from Australia
emailed me that she had experienced the SAME thing a couple
of years ago...it seems the "music player" we both had was responsible...
she was absolutely right!

I removed the music and, voila, the blog is back up & running.

Except now I'm running out the door to attend an event.

more later...but in the mean time please visit all the others who are contributing today.



LATE LATE LATE TUESDAY NIGHT

I promise I will visit each of the By Invitation Only members who contributed
to our post today; it will just take a bit longer than usual.
My life is changing quite a lot, it's a very very very long story...
but all is well...it's just that change is CHANGE !!!

YOU KNOW !


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Saturday, November 8, 2014

MOVING SALE - 50% OFF Italian Leather BAGS





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"SORRENTO"
Genuine Italian Leather Bag
Medium/Large Size
WAS $495 NOW 50% OFF,  $250
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

ONLY 1 AVAILABLE

Picture


"ELIZA'
Genuine Italian Leather Embossed with Reptile Look

Was $ $225.00
NOW $112.50


Picture


"JORDANA"

SOLD OUT
GENUINE ITALIAN LEATHER

WAS $295.00 

NOW $150.00


Picture
"BETTINA"
genuine Italian leather embossed repile print

was $ 299, now $150.00
(the little puffy heart tag is detachable)



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Please EMAIL
splenderosa@gmail.com
send us a pic of the item or tell us the name of the bag,
we will send you a PayPal invoicee, which will include shipping,
or you may call us @ 713.679.1181 
to give us your credit card number via phone.




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