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Quick Pick: Sur La Table’s Winter Sale

For this week’s ‘Quick Pick’, I’m talking stocking your kitchen for the new year. And what better way to do that than with Sur La Table?! The fabulous kitchen appliance haven is having their annual Winter Sale until 1/29/18 and you can save up to 60% site wide. Pretty sweet (and savory) deal if you ask me. Here are a few of my favorite items to give your 2018 a delicious start. Instant Pot Ultra It’s one of the best selling appliances of 2017 for good reason! The cooking possibilities are endless with this multi cooker; use it as a slow cooker, …

Holiday Homestead Buns, Finex Cast Iron Skillet, Southern Kitchen

Holiday Homestead Buns with Southern Kitchen

Special thanks to Southern Kitchen for sending me this lovely skillet to play with and sponsoring this recipe post! I moved to Houston, Texas a little over a year ago and officially became a Southerner. It immediately became clear that a few things came along with that status. Southerners are unfailingly polite. They are heartwarmingly proud of their land. And they take their kitchens seriously. A Southerner’s kitchen is a place of wonderment, hard work, and love. It is a place to gather, feel at home, and enjoy with the special people in your life. A Southern’s kitchen has some …

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Kitchen Wish List: Crux Kitchen Appliances

One of the amazing perks of my job as a food writer, stylist, and recipe developer is that I am sent foodie samples all the time. Sure, it feels a bit like Christmas morning every time a sample package arrives from a brand, but I also don’t take it lightly. I understand that I am in a unique position and do not want to take it for granted. I am ridiculously lucky that this is my career and I spend my days tasting sweets and testing out new gadgets. The way I see it, I have a responsibility to you …

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Ultimate Holiday Cooking Tool: The Hestan Cue

About once a week, I become overly ambitious in the kitchen. I pick a ridiculously difficult recipe from some Michelin-Star chef’s cookbook, purchase all the ingredients, and then proceed to slaughter the dish, usually burning it into crispy oblivion. And I cook for a living! Why can’t I produce even a semi-edible version of these difficult recipes?! What am I doing wrong?! Well, Hestan Cue has the answer. Hestan Cue is the future of home cooking. It is a three-part system that walks you through and even regulates each step of the recipe process. I know! At this point you’re …

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Kitchen Tools: The Best of Summer

A chef is only as good as her knife. A baker is only as good as his oven. A mixologist is only as good as her cocktail shaker. Okay, those three statements are total lies. There’s a lot more than the tools of a trade that go into making an exceptional food professional. Passion, dedication, education, experience, unadulterated talent. Yes, it is a complex recipe of luck, talent, and experience that makes you the world’s best. But even the world’s best are mere mortals and they still have to use tools. And guess what? We can use those same tools! …

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Crisp Summer Kitchen Renovation

Summer design is synonymous with beachy style. And if you Google “Summer Interior Design”, you’ll get a plethora of turquoise walls, starfish decor, and linen couches. This is a tried and true coastal style, but I wanted to highlight a more simplistic, subtle way to incorporate a warm-weather feel into your interiors. The husband and wife team of Kennedy Development recently renovated this home to give it a coastal feel. So let’s walk through this crisp design and analyze what makes it coastal, shall we? When initially looking at the kitchen, it clearly has a summery ambiance but the reasons aren’t …

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LG Limitless Design Contest with HGTV

  There’s one thing that has always held true with kitchen design – functionality is just as important as style.  Often the former dictates the latter, but with the ever increasingly competitive housing market, style is leveling the playing field.  Consumers are demanding more stylish appliances with the functionality of a professional grade kitchen.  To which I say, finally!  You shouldn’t have to sacrifice either category to achieve your dream home.  That’s why we are loving LG’s new line of Black Stainless Steel Appliances. Everyone and their mother’s (literally) demand that an updated kitchen feature stainless steel.  Stainless steel oven.  Stainless …

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Bella + Chef Jason Roberts

Autumn is right around the corner and with it comes a season of new and improved products.  Fashion houses aren’t the only ones holding Fall previews, appliance companies are as well… and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  Personally, I prefer the sexiness of a streamlined toaster over the sultry strut of a supermodel any day!  That’s why we jumped at the opportunity to visit Bella Housewares’ headquarters in New York last week to see their new line of appliances and attend a cooking demo with celebrity chef Jason Roberts.   Upon entering the Bella headquarters, we were treated to cocktails and the …