Appliance Decisions | IGTV with Stephan Byns

Wondering where to start when looking into appliances for your new or renovated Kitchen? Listen in as Stephan Byns of Midland Appliances and I discuss the basics. HELP! You’re in the market for new Appliances for your Home Kitchen – now what?!With over 500 manufacturers of everything from standard fridges to specialty appliances you may…

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ELEVATE | Why Eat or Entertain with Linens?

We eat around 3 meals a day, not including snack time, and for most of us – especially now during COVID – that means around 800 of our 1100 eating episodes are spent at a table of sorts. Whether we entertain for one or for the masses, the sometimes sloppy work of putting food in…

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Food Fatigue…

It’s a thing. For people who cook and eat for a living, food fatigue can be real. But you still have to eat, so what to do? Return to the classics. When I’m just BEAT… I’m tired! Compounded with January ‘blah’s’, general fatigue, COVID fatigue, cooking fatigue, quarantine fatigue… Ugh. I barely care what I…

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tuesdays for tea | 21.02.02

A weekly chat over a cuppa tea! So, what’s new with you?? I had a ‘Mom Blog’ AGES ago – having left it now almost 12 years – and every Tuesday I would just post whatever was on my mind. Musings. Thoughts. Conversations. And yes – TWO-way conversations! I had a pack of faithful followers…

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And on it Goes …

I haven’t posted HERE in a bit, yet never fear – I’ve been fervently working everywhere else! So much happening, all over the place – it’s time for a catch-up. Busy as a little Bee… HEY to all the NEW PEEPS here to hang out in my Kitchen these days! If you’re newer, you might…

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Classic Centerpieces | Holiday Decorating with Food

Did you know there are SO MANY ways you can decorate for the Holidays using Food that AREN’T weird little marshmallow snowmen?! Check out my 2020 Centerpiece and let me know which ones you would try! It was surprisingly difficult to find inspiration on the interwebs on NICE and CLASSY ways to decorate a table…

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Simple Holiday Decorating in 2020

I think we can all agree it’s BEEN A YEAR… So I’ve been giving thought on how to keep this years’ Holiday decorating for simple, small gatherings uplifting and peaceful. 2020, I’m kinda over you … I don’t think 2020 could have been crazier if it’d tried! I’m over it – are you?! But, as…

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OUTLOOK | the Food or the Moment

Is it the Food or the Moment? Do you have a favorite Restaurant you keep going back to, or do you live for magical moments around good food?

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2020 and Evolving Traditions

Building Traditions Traditions are the foundation of a society hopeful in a string of ‘tomorrows’. Creating an event with a group of cherished family or friends, meant to come back to time after time speaks of consistency, dependability, glorious expectation. While I don’t recall many specific traditions growing up other than heading to Nana’s every…

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today’s KITCHEN | Flavored Sauerkraut

What’s in a Sauerkraut? I confess that I’ve not had a lot of experience with Sauerkraut, even with a European background (from a few generations ago…). It was my Czech friend who started talking about it in her favorite dishes, and I was immediately intrigued! Other than cabbage, I didn’t know much else, and relied…

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