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30 Organizational Ideas for the Ultimate Kitchen Design

Posted by | Home Design, Kitchen Design | 12 Comments

When you are in the middle of cooking dinner, do you open every cabinet and drawer trying to find what you need? Is your goal to have nothing on your countertops? Organization and efficiency are the most wanted features when it comes to designing or remodeling a kitchen. Here are 30 kitchen design ideas from outlets to islands to create the kitchen of your dreams. 

Cabinet and Drawer Organization

Divided Drawer:

Create a drawer that is set up with containers for flour, sugar and other ingredients you use frequently. Include a sticker for identifying purchase date, expiration date or any other details that are important to remember.… Read more

Summer Salad with Raspberry Honey Vinaigrette

Summer Salad with Don Victor Raspberry Honey Vinaigrette

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This post was sponsored by Don Victor Raspberry Honey. All opinions expressed in my post are my own. 

 

One of my absolute favorite foodie things about summertime is being able to incorporate fresh fruit into my recipes. Whether we are talking desserts, side dishes, sandwiches, main courses or salads, fruit is a welcome addition to any dish. In this Summer Salad with Raspberry Honey Vinaigrette, I have not only included fresh raspberries, but Raspberry Honey from Don Victor Foods to enhance the fruit flavor. 

The beauty of salads is how versatile they are from the salad ingredients to the dressing itself.… Read more

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Explore Puglia, Italy: Culinary and Landscape

Posted by | Food, Foods, Tourism, Travel | 4 Comments

My virtual suitcase is packed. Travel agenda is made. Excitement is high as I get ready to explore Puglia, Italy. 

The Puglia Landscape

Exploring the Puglia region, pronounced pool-ya, is one of Italy’s hidden gems. You may also hear it called Apulia, its Italian name.

map of Puglia Italy

Puglia is easily identified on the map, as it runs down the east coast of the country from the Gargano Peninsula all the way into the “heel of the boot”. Puglia borders the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea. Six provinces make up the Puglia region on the southeast coast of Italy.

    • Gargano and Daunia – the northernmost coast of Apulia where you will find an almost deserted beach.
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16 Amazon Prime Day Deals: Housewares and Smart Home

Posted by | Housewares, Technology | No Comments

Today’s the day for the start of Amazon Prime Day deals. I’m sharing my favorite finds in the housewares, cooking, smart home, electronics and cosmetics areas in this post and adding on over the next two days. 

Big lesson, don’t wait too long as two I wanted to share are already gone! 

Amazon Prime Day Deals

 
Peugout Pepper Mills Amazon Prime Deals
 
Want to try and easy to make dinner using the sous vide method of cooking? Try this Herbs de Provence Fish recipe
 
Sous vide Amazon Prime Deals
 
Don’t have a lot of counter space?
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A Showstopper Colorful Spring Vegetable Tart

Posted by | Housewares, Recipes | 10 Comments

When you entertain family and friends, do you have a specific style or dish that you like to include? I am all about creating a beautiful table which includes delicious recipes as well as a tabletop design that reflects the look I want. This colorful Spring Vegetable Tart is served in my new favorite find from Peugeot Saveurs.

close up of spring vegetable tart

Now, you may know Peugeot Saveurs as the iconic, world class French manufacturer of spice mills. Having worked in the housewares industry for so long, I am very familiar with their gorgeous and extremely well-made salt and pepper mills. These are their u’Select Paris Manual Wooden Salt and Pepper Mills in Graphite. … Read more

lodge cast iron cookware set

How to Care for Cast Iron Cookware

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What’s the best way to clean and maintain cast iron cookware? That is a question that anyone who has worked in the housewares, more specifically, cookware industry, has been asked a thousand times.

Lodge cast iron cookware

The good news? I am going to answer that question right here so you can use those amazing pieces sitting in your cabinet every day. Here’s the reason why you want to use them:

  • Cast iron cookware will last forever. It’s literally passed down from generation to generation.
  • It’s essentially indestructible. Use on the stove, in the oven, on the grill and on the campfire.
  • It cooks evenly no matter how well the heat is dispersed.
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peanut thai rama chicken

Golden Peanut Rama Chicken Soup Recipe

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If you like Thai food, you will love this Golden Peanut Soup Mix from Frontier Soups by Anderson House. Frontier Soups features a selection of 36 different soup mixes to appeal to every taste and craving.

Originating in a midwestern kitchen more than 30 years ago, Anderson House soup mixes are made with wholesome ingredients with names we can actually pronounce. They are gluten-free and non-GMO with no added salt, no preservatives and nothing artificial. The vegetables are simply dehydrated and easily combine with the broth for full flavor. The recipes on the packaging work with meat or vegetable broth making it an easy vegetarian dish.… Read more

everything bagels

How to make Easy Homemade Bagels

Posted by | Baking, Bread, Recipes | 10 Comments

No need to run to the bagel shop on Saturday mornings anymore with this easy homemade bagel recipe. Comfort food means something different to each person. For me, it’s fresh bagels. More specifically: everything bagels and cream cheese.

I’ve been making a lot of bread in the year of quarantine. I find it to be a stress reliever to knead out the dough. Plus, getting creative with flavors is always something I enjoy. So, it made perfect sense to me to try my hand at making bagels. With only six ingredients, they are simple to make. It just takes some steps.… Read more

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Holiday Gift Guide: Work From Home Relaxation Gift Ideas

Posted by | Foods, Gift Guide, Home Design, Pampering, Technology | 8 Comments

2020. A year that changed how we live and work. This holiday season, the best gifts we can give (and receive) are those that help us to relax in our own homes. Since people decompress in different ways, here is a selection of 10 work from home relaxation gift ideas that include day to day living, comfortable clothing, scents and lotions, travel alternatives, humor and food and beverages. Something for everyone to celebrate this holiday season with a little cheer.

23 Work From Home Relaxation Gift Ideas

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Work From Home More Comfortably

Yeedi Robot Vacuum 

yeedi 650 vacuum

Here’s the reality, you and your family are home more now than ever.… Read more

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6 Smart Home Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Posted by | Gift Guide, Gifts, Smart Home, Technology | One Comment

With the festivities of the holiday season in motion, here are 6 Smart Home Gift Ideas to give (or add to your own wish list). Technology has so many benefits in almost every aspect of our lives. The one that is top of mind for me is protecting my home both inside and out. I have found 6 home safety products that will keep an eye on your property whether you are there or not. The good news is most you can install yourself and are inexpensive. They are also a great way to get the recipient started with smart home automation.… Read more