Circle Gourmet: Holiday Crowd Pleaser

Gourmet, Holidays
Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means the Christmas season is in full swing. Not that it's hard to miss the memo with all the carols on the radio and decorations in every store! If you are about to have a table full of loved ones to wow, here is a very crowd friendly recipe: Maple Bacon Quiche (via Martha Stewart) The best part about the recipe? You can make it the night before. Refrigerate it overnight and surprise your guests for breakfast/brunch/lunch next day!
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Design Inspiration: Tablescapes for Turkey Day!

Design Inspiration, Holidays
This week we decided to feature images to inspire you to make your holiday table extra special. Whether it's your dining table, serving table, or dessert buffet- why not add a little something more this year? You can create something unique and charming using items you already have! Plus there are a whole lot of things in your yard and maybe even on your front step waiting to be brought inside. Use those branches, pumpkins, gourds with a few candles and you'll have instant seasonal style! All Images via Country Living
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Circle Gourmet: Liquid Courage for the Holidays!

Gourmet, Holidays
There's nothing like a cocktail in a cozy room to start off the holidays. Whether with your closest friend to gab about the impending drama that will fill your holiday table. Or with your spouse for that rare quiet moment before the arrival of 23 relatives and battling the crowds to start your holiday shopping. So, why not treat you and those you love with a beverage to match the season?  You might just find yourself whipping up a batch while stuck in the kitchen baking this year! Enjoy. Pear and Sparkling Cider Cocktail 2 cups pear nectar, chilled (usually available at Whole Foods) 2 cups sparking apple cider, chilled 2 cups seltzer, chilled 1/2 cup bourbon whiskey 1 bosc pear, unpeeled, cored and cut lengthwise into 8 wedges Stir…
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Design Inspiration: Creating Comfort

Design Inspiration, Holidays
(via Lonny) Thanksgiving is coming up next week. As you are figuring out where to seat everyone for the big meal, perhaps you'll consider thinking outside the box. I don't know about you, but halfway through that much anticipated turkey dinner, I'm ready to fall asleep. Why not make your table the image of comfort? Maybe that means pillows on your dining room chairs, or using a couch (gasp!) for some of the seating. Who made up the rule we have to eat in chairs anyways? It might just mean making the table setting simpler and more homey. Less flowers, more candles or vice versa. Create a space for your celebration that people won't want to get up from. The kind that brings about those long and laughter filled conversations…
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Introducing Circle Gourmet!

Design Inspiration, Gourmet, Holidays
Today, Circle is introducing a weekly recipe to help get you through the season. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays approaching, it's important to take time to pause and enjoy a moment at your table. Why not, take time to bake a little something delicious and share it with a friend while you're at it! Go on, take a little break and fill your home with the aromas of the season! Super Easy Pumpkin Bread 3 1/4 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 1/4 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 cups canned pumpkin puree 1 cup canola oil 2/3 cup cold water Preheat the oven to 350º F. Grease and flour two large bread pans. In a medium-sized bowl,…
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The Fun Report: Home for the Holidays

Events and Fundraisers, Fun Report, Holidays
Yes, you read that right! We're spreading some holiday cheer with our Upholstery Sale! Wondering how to impress great Aunt Mildred this Thanksgiving? Or the in-laws flying in for the holidays? Look no further! Come into one of our stores and we'll help you find the perfect look for your home.  Consider some new chairs for around the table:Maybe add in a few with a fun print to show off your daring side: Just consider it a little gift to yourself this year. Swing by before November 29th!
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