Syliva takes us on a pictorial tour of her 1950's kitchen. A REAL kitchen that has some trouble spots, but that's what gives it its authenticity. Not to mention the honest to goodness vintage appliances. So cute and homey!
A few Thanksgivings ago, we were sitting at the table, passing food, when my aunt-in-law announced she had made her usual: green bean and fried onion casserole. Chunks rose at the thought of it. I know people who LOVE this dish, but WHY they love it is beyond me. I donned a smile and planned to pass the dish along, when auntie explained that she made her staple from scratch this year, using fresh green beans and real cream. I was intrigued, to say the least. I took a helping and, by god, if it wasn't
You know how much I love pizza, right? Why am I not surprised someone came up with an idea to use Thanksgiving leftovers to make an unbelievably tasty-looking pizza?
This 'Day-After-Thanksgiving Pizza' from Chef Bart Retolatto at The Maritime Hotel of Chelsea, New York, has a turkey-stuffed double crust, along with sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. Ok, you're right, it does sound kind of gross. But come on! It's pizza!
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Right off the bat I like this girl's style. Heather from SprinkleBakes just combined everything delicious into this one fantasmagoriasmic cake. She found a Gourmet magazine chocolate cake recipe (which includes its fair share of brewed coffee), Swiss buttercream icing, cake donuts with a chocolate glaze, sprinkled it with espresso powder and silver sugar crystals. No more need for that 5-Hour Energy Drink, eh?
Corissa and Kris needed a dining room more than an extra bedroom, so they turned the latter into the former. Would beautiful results like
Shagbark Hickory Syrup is made only in one place in the entire world; Nashville, Indiana. The extract is distilled from the bark of the hickory tree and dates back to the Native Americans from this region. It's all the rage among chefs and home gourmets. "Its smoky, nutty flavor is less sweet than maple, more complex, and hauntingly unique." Doubting Gourmet magazine even went on a fact checking adventure back in 2001 and found out that Hickory Works is in fact the only producer of Shagbark syrup in the entire world.
Potatoes are the bridge-builders, the peacemakers, the United Nations of the thanksgiving table. Some people hate Turkey. Others hate yams. Not everyone likes pie. But everyone likes potatoes. Mash-em, bake-em, roast-em, shake-em ... as long as they're not raw or made from a powdered mix, people will eat your potatoes.
Here's a collection of interesting, delicious-sounding, or well-reviewed potato recipes to help you tame the Thanksgiving...
Side dishes, like stuffing and mashed potatoes and such are easy: you just leave out the meat and use vegetable-based broths to make ‘em. As for the main...
If you have a computer and a printer, then you also have a DIY photo booth just waiting awesome-ize the next birthday party, wedding, or celebration you attend. In this post, I'll show you how to create your own photo booth software that you can use at your next party. Some people think photo booths are lame or cheesy; I assure you, they are not. They're a ton of...
Sarah turned her sad and dark dining room into a dramatic show stopper. Highlights include an eye-popping chevron rug, a wall o' fabric window covering and a floor to ceiling mirror.
Cork! Recyclable! Renewable! Excellent anti-microbial properties! Wait...what? According to the manufacturer, yes. What say you? Would you give cork kitchen countertops a go???
What can you do with these empty onion bags? I usually toss them but I'm now on a personal challenge to save money on household cleaning products. (I've been shocked at how much I've been spending on this stuff.)
Some people refer to it as stuffing, others dressing. Some folks roast it inside the turkey, and many in a dish to get a crisp top (and to avoid any food safety issues). But whatever you call it, and however it makes its way to the table, it has become a quintessential part of the Thanksgiving meal, and it's totally delicious. Here's a collection of tantalizing recipes that can match any menu or palate. We'll keep this post updated with new...
French Provincial anyone?
If all of this talk of fall entertaining drives you to drink, never fear, that's all you really need to be a great host. Building a stylish & chic bar can be your biggest asset during the cold and cozy seasons. Nothing welcomes someone into your home more than a freshly-poured drink on the rocks in a classic highball glass.
I've assembled most of our barware from Etsy. Vintage highballs, drinks carts and ice buckets that would fit nicely in Don Draper's office create an air of elegance we're sorely missing these days. I say we bring the classic five o'clock cocktail hour back with finds like these.