Our Favorite Things… Southern Jubilee Glassware

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 areContinue reading “Our Favorite Things… Southern Jubilee Glassware”

Eating Healthfully… Grilled Sesame Teriyaki Tuna

One of the quickest ways to a healthy summer-time dinner is fish on the grill.  Impressive enough for company, but simple enough for any night of the week. A personal favorite of mine is Grilled Sesame Teriyaki Tuna.  I find yellowfin tuna a great option for this recipe – it’s got a nice mild flavorContinue reading “Eating Healthfully… Grilled Sesame Teriyaki Tuna”

Eating Healthfully… Asian Cabbage & Kale Slaw

Nothing pairs with summer grilling like a great slaw.  Although I love the classic sweet mayo based coleslaw, I also find the lighter (and healthier) taste of this Asian slaw delicious and refreshing paired with fish or chicken. Asian Cabbage & Kale Slaw 4  Cups    Kale washed with ribs removedthen rolled and sliced thin (chiffonade)Continue reading “Eating Healthfully… Asian Cabbage & Kale Slaw”

Our Favorite Things… Lilacs

Nothing says summer is here like lilacs!  Their beautiful purple and white blooms are wonderfully fragrant and something I look forward to each year.    When in season, I like to cut them in bunches and bring them inside.  The sad part… they only last a short time. To extend the season, we’ve added some beautiful fauxContinue reading “Our Favorite Things… Lilacs”

Super Substitute…. “Saffron” Yellow Basmati Rice

Many of us have a recipe or two that calls for saffron and experienced sticker shock when we looked at the price tag. Saffron is a spice derived from the crocus sativus flower (or the Saffron crocus). As Saffron crocus grows and flowers, its vibrantly colored stigmas (or threads) are harvested, by hand, and dried toContinue reading “Super Substitute…. “Saffron” Yellow Basmati Rice”

New Tricks for Serving Trays

When it comes to versatility and adding value to your home, you can’t go wrong with investing in a nice wooden tray.  Trays are a hard working home accessory – a great option for organizing kitchen counters, consoles and dressers; and a must-have for the buffet table and home entertaining. Let’s not overlook their greatContinue reading “New Tricks for Serving Trays”

Culinary Classics… Creamy Coleslaw

When I was growing up, I often saw my mother, and my grandmother, reach for their Better Homes and Gardens cookbook for inspiration when making the family meal or getting ready to do some baking. That same classic red and white checked Better Homes and Gardens cookbook was the first cookbook I received as aContinue reading “Culinary Classics… Creamy Coleslaw”

Gluten Free Breakfast Treat… Colorful Confetti Donuts

You don’t have to be gluten sensitive to enjoy these delicious little donuts! Colorful Confetti Donuts (Gluten Free) 1 Cup Orly’s Manhattan Flour Blend* 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup almond or diary milk ¼ cup Greek yogurt 1 large egg 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter,Continue reading “Gluten Free Breakfast Treat… Colorful Confetti Donuts”

Dynamic Dessert Duo… Our Two Favorite Caramel Sauces by Stonewall Kitchen

The dynamic duo of dessert sauces – keep these delicious caramel sauces in your pantry and easy entertaining will be at your fingertips. Enjoy Stonewall Kitchen’s rich Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce drizzled over ice cream, brownies, strawberries and raspberries. The flavor combination in Stonewall Kitchen’s Bourbon Pecan Caramel Sauce truly takes this caramelContinue reading “Dynamic Dessert Duo… Our Two Favorite Caramel Sauces by Stonewall Kitchen”

Quick Tip – Creative Use for an Ice Bucket

When was the last time you used your ice bucket? Is it hidden away until company comes?   It’s time to dig out your beautiful bucket and put it on display.  You’ll quick discover that it makes a lovely vessel for potted flowers and plants. Our Beatriz Ball metal ice buckets loves great with faux potted white agapanthus.Continue reading “Quick Tip – Creative Use for an Ice Bucket”