RECIPES | Herbed Chicken + Vegetables & Stong’s Sangria

Aren’t we ALL ‘dining in’ more these days?! The pandemic reminded me how much I love just being HOME for dinner. I’m proud to work as a #stongspartner with Stong’s Market to inspire YOUR cooking at home! Did you catch the previous post with Stong’s Market?!It’s ALL about being INSPIRED! Directly download the Recipes here,…

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Inspired Dining IN with Stong’s Market

Aren’t we ALL ‘dining in’ more these days?! The pandemic reminded me how much I love just being HOME for dinner. I’m proud to work as a #stongspartner for Stong’s Market to inspire YOUR cooking at home! Don’t miss the Recipes inspired by Stong’s Market!! Directly download the Recipes here, or click the button above!Read…

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kitchen DESIGN | the HOME KITCHEN Reno Reveal!!

I cannot BELIEVE it!! It’s the BIG REVEAL for the Home Kitchen design & completion! Six LONG Months Later … Was it REALLY?!Now that it’s done, it feels like just a week ago we were demolishing our 17-yr old Kitchen… Somewhat anti-climatically, the final touches were drowned in stressful missed deadlines and last-minute installs. Baseboards…

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Introducing | New Garden Markers!

Just in time for gardening season, I’m excited to finally share my newest wares with you – Stainless Steel Garden Markers!! These GORGEOUS Garden Markers are heeeeeeeere!Beautifully reflective of the green herbs, the blue skies above, or even the warm, golden setting sunshine.Resilient, long-lasting brushed Stainless Steel.Original artwork of each herb – sold individually as…

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tuesdays for tea | 21.03.09

A monthly chat over a cuppa tea! So, what’s new with you?? A week late, but never too late. Things are just crazy around here this past week! AND IT’S JUST TUESDAY! How’s things with you?! I’ve been substituting SOME of my evening wine drinking with teas, so here’s this evenings tea, a simple decaf…

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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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KBIS Kitchen Industry Show 2021 Re-Cap

It was a crazy VIRTUAL version of the annual Kitchen (and Bath) Industry Show this year – but much learning was still had despite the technical difficulties! KBIS 2021 KBIS – the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show – was entirely Virtual this year due to the continuing pandemic. Which had both pros and cons.…

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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 monthly 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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KITCHEN design | IGTV with Meme Brooks

Hang out with myself and Meme Brooks of Meme Brooks Design on Kitchen Design + Dining Decor, purposeful design and working with what you have!

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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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kitchen DESIGN | Dining Room Reno REVEAL

I’m so excited to reveal the new Dining Room Renovation! A big part of doing the Kitchen Reno was getting this space ready first and I’m really happy with the results! About Freakin’ TIME! I can’t BELIEVE IT!I’ve been planning out the designs of our ‘dream Dining room’ for ABOUT A DECADE, but logistically it…

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Appliance Decisions – the CALIBER Range

THE single biggest factor in your Kitchen build/reno are your Appliance Decisions! I’ll run through all of mine in another post, but for now I’ll chat about why I chose a Caliber Range. WHELP!I did it.I’ve officially JUMPED into this Kitchen Reno!The new Fridge/Freezer, Range, Hood Fan and Dishwasher have been put on order, while…

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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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BASICS | Knife Skills

Welcome to the BASICS!Today we’re going to talk Knife Skills. Got ’em? Want ’em?! the KNIFE While most people who have been cooking for some time probably already know how to hold a knife, a refresher is never a bad idea. Especially since a good knife grip will earn you efficiency in your work, and…

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