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Fall Foodie Fabulous
AUTUMN IS UPON us and our thoughts of summer
barbecue quickly blow away like so many colored
leaves. In their wake: cranberries, apples and
pumpkins-oh my! These may be the signature tastes
and scents of the fall but there are atypical ways in
which to showcase them (and wonderful goodies with
which to pair them). Here are a scant, spicy few...
Pumpkin Spice French Toast
This dish doesn't get done up by the order,
rather it gets baked-casserole-style-into
the most heavenly comfort food imaginable.
Great for the breakfast or brunch table or
even a decadent morning coffee break, it's an
easy self-serve choice and the smell alone will
have your attendees flocking to the table.
Roasted Beet & Bleu Cheese Salad
Talk about putting color on the table-nothing
does it like brilliant earthy beets, their jewel tone
offset by the complementary greens of fresh dill and
scallions. The tangy cheese and bright vinaigrette
offer beautiful balance. And it's fall, so why not
throw a decadent, creamy cheese into the mix?
Gorgeous on the plate and brilliant on the palate.
Think sweet potato fries are outré? Spice
them up for cocktail hour with a dusting of
chipotle powder for some heat to go with the
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sweet. Serve them in a fun paper cone (branding
opportunity!) and create a fun walk-around
snack or a simple, savory side to your mains.
Apple Cider Mimosas
Move over citrus, see you later hibiscus, it's
fall-and apples rule the roost. Rim the flutes with
cinnamon sugar and top the champagne with cider.
Meeting in an apple-y region? Make that cider local!
Serve it at brunch, lunch, cocktail hour. So refreshing!
Candy Corn & White Chocolate Blondies
If Fall had a No. 1 addiction, candy corn could
be it. It's colorful and whimsical and reminds
everyone of trick or treating-related sugar rushes
once gleaned first-hand-now perhaps more often
via candy stolen from kids you know and love. This
is a sugar-junkie's delight (you'll make up for it
with an array of healthy choices at breakfast, don't
worry). Attendees will be napkin-wrapping these to
enjoy back in their rooms like a secret treat.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Fall 2016
Message from the Chair
GSAE News & Events
AWI Improves its Industry through Member Engagement
Engaging with Generation Y Members
Member Engagement is a Journey, Not a Transaction
What Matters Most to Members?
Don’t Settle for ‘Good’
Professional Development vs. Career Management
GSAE Fall Events
Congratulations to the GSAE Leadership Academy Class of 2016
Meetings Thought Leadership
Destination: Nashville’s Neighborhoods
Choices: Travel through Time
Index of Advertisers
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Connections - Fall 2016 - Message from the Chair
Connections - Fall 2016 - GSAE News & Events
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Connections - Fall 2016 - New Members
Connections - Fall 2016 - AWI Improves its Industry through Member Engagement
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Connections - Fall 2016 - 14
Connections - Fall 2016 - Engaging with Generation Y Members
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Connections - Fall 2016 - Member Engagement is a Journey, Not a Transaction
Connections - Fall 2016 - What Matters Most to Members?
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Connections - Fall 2016 - Don’t Settle for ‘Good’
Connections - Fall 2016 - Professional Development vs. Career Management
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Connections - Fall 2016 - GSAE Fall Events
Connections - Fall 2016 - Congratulations to the GSAE Leadership Academy Class of 2016
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Connections - Fall 2016 - Meetings Thought Leadership
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Connections - Fall 2016 - Destination: Nashville’s Neighborhoods
Connections - Fall 2016 - Choices: Travel through Time
Connections - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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