Uncategorized

Shop Small Today @ `a la Maison

smallbusinesssaturday1

Visit `a la Maison for Shop Small Saturday today… Bville, Downtown and Fayetteville stores will be open and stocked with great holiday gifts for living beautifully!

11am – 7:30pm in Bville: `a la Maison @ The Shoppes at Two Twisted Sisters, 25 Syracuse Street, Baldwinsville, NY

11am – 4pm in Downtown Syracuse: `a la Maison & The Changing Room, 425 S. Warren Street, Syracuse, NY

10am- 4:30pm in  Fayetteville:  `a la Maison@ The Shoppes at Limestone, 204 W. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY

Visit our Facebook page for more details on holiday gift ideas and today’s appetizer samples: https://www.facebook.com/alamaisonaccents/?fref=nf

Appetizers, Cooking & Entertaining Ideas, New at à la Maison

What’s New at `a la Maison… Cranberry Relish with Grand Marnier

Today’s Tasting at `a la Maison in our Baldwinsville store… Stop in from 11:30am – 2:00pm to try our new Cranberry Relish with Grand Marnier… the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu.
 
Serve over Brie for a beautiful and seasonal appetizer; or serve it with your turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Delicious!
cranberry relish with grand marnier hi rez
Gift Ideas

Giving Beautifully… Gift Baskets for the Holiday Season

A great gift that is easy to personalize is a gift basket. Be creative and make it yourself, or if you are pressed for time – call us at 315-440-6637 and we can pull one together for you!

Don’t limit your container to wicker baskets. A large mixing bowl for the baker; or a casserole dish for the avid cook; or a beverage bucket for those who love to entertain, makes a generous sized vessel for your gift basket items.

IMG_2117.JPG

IMG_2115.JPG

IMG_2121.JPG

Decorating, Living Beautifully

Living Beautifully… Winter White Mantel

I went for a more natural mantel in the Baldwinsville store to gently bring in the holiday and winter season.

An ornate frame painted ivory, a couple of moss wreaths and – with simple off-white bows… and a group of ivory lanterns and candles – along with some hanging tile medallions were just enough to give the holiday feel.

IMG_1094.JPG

IMG_1101.JPG

Cooking & Entertaining Ideas, Events

`a la Maison at the Junior League Holiday Shoppes… Today’s Tastings

`a la Maison has moved our Downtown store to the New York State Fairgrounds for the annual Junior League Holiday Shoppes… along with an array home decor and gifts… we’ve brought a great selection of gourmet and specialty foods.

image

Today shoppers can looks forward to sampling:

 – Forever Herbs Blackberry and Blueberry Jalapeno Compote

 – Hot Pepper Bacon Jam

– Lillie’s Q Bloody Mary Mix

 – Delicious pulled chicken recipe along with Lillie’s Q barbecue and Caroline Dirt… my favorite rub!

Food - Pulled BBQ Chicken Sliders

The great thing about this recipe is that it is not only delicious but a little healthier for you than many of the pulled pork recipes you get out… plus it’s super quick and easy!

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

Ingredients

3 lbs. boneless/skinl chicken breasts (or mix of boneless/skinless breast & thighs)

Sea salt & pepper

2 tsp. olive oil or grapeseed oil (for browning)

1 medium vadalia or sweet onion, sliced thin

1 cup Lillie Q Carolina BBQ Sauce*

Directions

Season chicken with sea salt and pepper, then brown chicken in 2 tsp. of olive oil or grapeseed oil (4 mins on each side). While chicken browns, place sliced onions in the bottom of a slow cooker.

Cut chicken breasts in half and place in slow cooker on top of onions. Pour Lillie Q Carolina BBQ sauce over the top. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours, or high for 3-4 hours.

Shred chicken with two forks. Serve with a buffet of toppings including:

 – Lillie Q Smoky BBQ*
 – Lillie Q White BBQ Sauce* (If you have not had white BBQ sauce… Wow! Delish!)
 – Creamy Coleslaw (if you’re short on time, grab it from your favorite deli)
– Diced dill pickle

Enjoy!

Michele

*You can find Lillie Q BBQ Sauces and rubs in both our Baldwinsville, Fayetteville and Downtown Syacuse stores.