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Delicious and crispy roasted potatoes topped with parmesan cheese for the perfect side dish.

Crispy Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Posted by | Housewares, Recipes | 12 Comments

I like entertaining. Truthfully. I love it. Coming up with recipes whether reading cookbooks, searching online or creating my own dish is totally fun for me. Finding side dishes that everyone likes when you are hosting a dinner party can be a bit overwhelming at times however. I have found though, that potatoes are a welcome addition to just about any table. It’s familiar and comforting to many people. And there are a 1000 ways to make them! As a Brand Ambassador for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, I look for ways to incorporate this very popular and so flavorful cheese into my recipes.… Read more

14 Ideas for a Stress-Free Holiday Season of Cooking

Posted by | Holidays, Housewares | 7 Comments

Ok, did you realize Thanksgiving is in 6 days?! 6 days! Are you ready? Does hosting a big meal stress you out? I would understand if you say “yes”. All those recipes, grocery shopping, cooking, setting the table and personalities can make for an emotionally charged dinner. But, since I love Thanksgiving and the tradition, I am going to share some secrets with you on how to actually enjoy the day and no longer dread that Thursday in November.

Inspiring Kitchen vegetable turkey platter appetizer final

There are a million websites that will tell you what to make for dinner, how to roast the turkey and how to set the table.… Read more

Organize Your Kitchen and Life With Hefty® Slider Storage Bags

Posted by | Housewares | 4 Comments

I don’t know about you but I find my life is so much easier when I am organized. Now, I realize that term is in the eye of the beholder, but I do try to think one step ahead as much as possible. There are many ways to implement organization into one’s life from keeping a calendar to scheduling bills to be paid online to how you organize your cabinets and closets and so on. I use all sorts of resources to make this happen but the one I am going to share with you here is so simple and inexpensive, it will be an easy addition to your daily life.… Read more

Cleaning Made Easy Thanks to O’Cedar and bObi Pet

Posted by | Housewares | 18 Comments

The lovely part of spring and summer weather is the opportunity to have the windows open to bring in the fresh air. That, however, also brings in outside dust. For me, fresh air wins out over dust, which means having a way to clean the floors quickly and efficiently matters. So, in my efforts to find solutions to life’s everyday obstacles, I have discovered two great products that I think make cleaning your floors simple and convenient.

Cleaning made easy with the O’Cedar Easy Wring Spin Mop and the bObi Pet vacuum

The first is the O’Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop and Bucket System  that literally makes washing your floor effortless.… Read more

The Secret of the Weber Grill Restaurants

Posted by | Housewares, Restaurants | 21 Comments

Everyone has heard of a Weber Grill, but few know the iconic history behind the company and how it changed the grilling game forever. This true American story takes place right here in Chicago in the early 1950s with George Stephen Sr. as the protagonist.

Weber Grill Restaurants

Prior to Weber Grills, the market only included open grills. These grills lacked covers, making grilling dependent upon the weather. This all changed in 1952 when George Stephen, Sr. had the revolutionary idea to create a dome-shaped grill. The roundness of the grill would seal the smoke in, giving the food that mouth-watering smoky flavor, as well as provide protection against the weather.… Read more

Red White Blue Sweet and Spicy Spinach Salad

Posted by | Housewares, Recipes | 17 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I am so happy to have a long weekend to just relax. A little cooking, a lot of sleeping and even some reading sounds like a perfect way to spend the tranquil days.

sweet and spicy spinach salad July 4th

 

Then, once rejuvenated, it’s time to have some fun with family and friends. BBQ, picnics, lots of laughter and music and hanging out on the deck sound just about ideal to me. Monday’s celebration includes that previously mentioned BBQ. For this gathering, I have been charged with making a salad. Doesn’t sound too exciting, but I have lots of ideas. 

sweet and spicy spinach salad July 4th

Since it is the 4th of July, I need to amp it up a bit.… Read more

Fresh Healthy Vegetable Omelets To Go

Posted by | Bakeware, Housewares, Recipes | 44 Comments

Having a healthy breakfast is the way to start your day off on the right foot. But sometimes finding time to make it is the challenge. With the start of spring, my goal is to create easy, healthy, on-the-go types of dishes. Since eggs are perfect for any time of day, this was a great place to begin. 

Most people have muffin pans in their kitchen. Have you ever wondered if there is another way to use them? Well, how about making individual omelets that you can make and eat like you would a cupcake? No fork needed.

Inspiring Kitchen Omelets to go

This is the simplest recipe and something you can do to completely accommodate your family or guests’ food preferences.… Read more

Favorites from International Housewares Show Part Two

Posted by | Housewares, Housewares Show, Trade Show | 9 Comments

As promised, this is the second part in my summary of the International Home and Housewares Show. There was just too many memorable items to be covered in one post!

For anyone interested in housewares, this past week’s show would have been your playground. The International Home and Housewares Show ran from March 5 – 8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. At the show, you will find over 2,100 exhibitors from over 40 countries, educational seminars, cooking demonstrations at the show’s cooking theater, in booth cooking demonstrations, book signings and many other activities.

Coming to the show every year is something I genuinely enjoy doing.… Read more

Top Finds and Trends from 2016 International Home and Housewares Show

Posted by | Favorite Finds, Housewares, Housewares Show, Trade Show | 29 Comments

For anyone interested in housewares, this past week’s show would have been your playground. The International Home and Housewares Show ran from March 5 – 8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. At the show, you will find over 2,100 exhibitors from over 40 countries, educational seminars, cooking demonstrations at the show’s cooking theater, in booth cooking demonstrations, book signings and many other activities.

Top finds and trends housewares show 2016

Coming to the show every year is something I genuinely enjoy doing. I am fascinated by the new technology that is showing up in our housewares products. The color, design and creation of pieces that will make our homes, kitchens and cooking experiences so much more pleasurable.… Read more

The Coffee Lover’s All In One Ninja Coffee Bar

Posted by | Appliances, Coffee, Favorite Finds, Housewares | 23 Comments

I love coffee. It’s not really a secret. I talk about it on Inspiring Kitchen and in social media pretty often. I don’t drink it for the caffeine. I drink it because I love the taste of good coffee. And that is the key: Good Coffee!

Inspiring Kitchen Ninja Coffee Bar

If you could see my kitchen, you would notice all my coffee machine vices. I like learning about new machines, how they work, and if they will accomplish my goals and make tasty drinks. With that said, let me share my newest discovery. The Ninja Coffee Bar. Have you caught the commercials yet? You know, the one with Sofia Vergara.… Read more