I am in love with this new glassware!
A new addition to our store is this stunning glassware by Southern Jubilee. Southern Jubilee is designed and created by two creative women… who truly have a great sense of style.
This seeded style glassware is adorned with pewter pressed designs and initials and all products are made and handcrafted in the U.S.A.
With a range of styles including stemless wine, wine glasses, iced tea glasses, bourbon glasses, carafes, and ice buckets – you are sure to find this line perfect for home entertaining or a unique and stylist wedding or housewarming gift.
Find Southern Jubilee glassware at à la Maison in Baldwinsville, NY or call to place an 315-440-6637 to order.
Gluten free baking is a breeze with Blends by Orly… 4 different artisan gluten free flour blends (London, Manhattan, Tuscany, and Sydney) which have become a staple in the Graham home.
What makes Blends by Orly unique is that it’s comprised of multiple different blends of gluten free grains custom created to give bakers the most perfect results whether they’re creating bread, pizza dough, cake, cookies, biscuits, pancakes, or a pie crust. (I actually just ordered a new bread maker which I can’t wait to test out, and Blends by Orly bread flours perform wonderfully in bread makers on the gluten free setting).
These amazing blends are a 1 to 1 replacement for wheat flour in any recipe, and are made with the highest quality wholesome gluten free ingredients, including quinoa, sorghum, millet, and brown rice, and they contain no sugar or additives. They’re also Kosher and Non GMO certified, Nut Free, Vegan and Corn Free. Plus each bag comes with a recipe on the back – however, these flour blends will work beautifully in your favorite recipes!
Orly’s Gluten Free Coffee Cake Crumb Muffins
1 2/3 cups (215 grams) Sydney Blend
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup (180 ml) sour cream or plain yogurt (I used greek yogurt)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups (200 grams) Sydney Blend
1 1/3 (215 grams) white granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (210 gram) melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper cups.
Mix: Mix together the Sydney Blend, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Then add the melted butter and use your hands to rub the butter into the dry mixture. Mix all ingredients together until the texture is crumbly. In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until softened (about 1 minute). Gradually add the sugar and cream together until light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla extract. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture and sour cream alternately, starting and ending with the flour. Mix until fully incorporated.
Bake: Spoon or pipe the batter to fill ¾ of the muffin cups. Fill the rest of the cups with the crumb topping on top of the batter. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Find Blends by Orly at a la Maison in Baldwinsville, or call 315-440-6637 to order.
I have a weakness for pottery… all kids of pottery and dinnerware. Although, I carry a variety of patterns in my store, I always find a pattern or piece that catches my eye on vacation. I have been known to carry large pottery platters and bowls through the airport and in my carry-on bags to protect my new found purchases.
The challenge with pottery is that it’s fragile, and as a mother of three boys, I’ve lost my pieces of pottery due to breakage. However, I am a very firm believer of using your dinnerware and glassware – everyday and any day!
There is a solution to fretting over and guarding your dinnerware… La Cadeaux fine melamine china. This gorgeous dinnerware is made of a heavier melamine, and truly looks like real ceramic Italian pottery – with designs inspired by the French and Italian countryside.
Beautiful enough for a special gathering, but kid-friendly, unbreakable and dishwasher safe. Perfect for dining by the pool, patio or any of your outdoor entertaining needs.
There may be lake effect snow in New York today, but Spring and al fresco dining season is just around the corner. I can already picture that beautiful La Cadeaux Allegra Red dinnerware on my patio… come on Spring!
For more information on La Cadeaux, please call a la Maison at 315-440-6637.
Warning…Alta Cucina Italia’s Balsamic Vinegar Reductions are addicting! Seriously, I find I reach for my Crema Balsamica daily.
Alta Cucina Italia products are made in small batches, blending only the freshest ingredients available. They are committed to green practices and 100% natural ingredients – no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
Their balsamic reductions are made with 100% Italian Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, and blended with amazing ingredients such as blackberry, fig, and ginger – creating unqiue flavor profiles to enhance your culinary creations.
These delicious reductions, such as Crema Balsamica, are great drizzled over meats, fish and poultry; use for a quick appetizer drizzled over cheeses; make a light dessert by drizzling over fruits, berries, figs, or ice cream; and of course, it’s amazing over your caprese salad!
Find Alta Cucina Italia Balsamic Reductions and Flavored Olive Oils at a la Maison in Baldwinsville, New York. Or call 315-440-6637 to order.
As much as I love summer, each year by late August I’m ready and excited for fall. If you are an early morning person as I am, you can feel a change in the early morning air – there is a crisp coolness that wasn’t there a week ago. Even with the day’s still heating up in the summer sun – the morning gives a taste of what’s to come.
One of my favorite ways to bring the warmth of fall into into my decor projects is with fall florals and branches. The rich color adads instant impact and warmth.
Seriously, who doesn’t love the look of fall?.. Stunning color both inside and out!
The dining room in the year’s Parade House was dressed simply in cream and silver with a few organic touches to soften the room.
This year’s Parade of Homes kitchen was a show stopper with a blend of sleek contemporary white cabinets, white quartz countertops and a reclaimed wood tray ceiling – together they bring in the perfect blend of contemporary style and rustic chic.
The dinette off the kitchen dressed is dressed with mix of organic touches, along with our fun black and white polka dot pottery.
Green apples were used in various places through out the kitchen to tie in the bright green accent color of the main living are of the house.
Another quick and easy organic arrangement – just a few ramekins with potted moss sitting on our marble cheese board add an earthy touch.
This a certainly a kitchen that I think anyone would love to come home to!