It is getting chilly at night! Your home is the perfect place to warm up by the fire and enjoy good food with good friends. Something in the air triggers our need to bake an Apple Cobbler and prepare stew in the slow cooker. Yes, I am giving you permission to go back to the 70s and get out that “crock pot” but they have much nicer ones now at Williams Sonoma. Try this Panama Stew Recipe and take ideas from my neighbor, Melodie Rubin of House of Ruby to celebrate the fall season. The key is to make it easy on yourself and you will do it more often. Your friends will be thrilled to be together and you won’t have to stress about entertaining. Pumpkins are readily available in the month of October so there is no excuse not to add them to your table decor.