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Why You Should Choose Quartz for Your New Countertop

Photo by Sidekix Media on Unsplash This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. Quartz countertops have been taking the interior design market by storm for the last few years. People love the look and relative affordability of cost when compared to high end countertops like marble or granite. Quartz looks great and is extremely durable, so builders, designers and homeowners are turning to the material for more of their projects. It’s a great way to add a luxury feel to a home that will stay in style for years and years. Making decisions on a kitchen or bathroom …

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Quick Picks: Autumn Entertaining Essentials

Whether hosting for friends, family, or neighbors, a few essentials will give your fall celebration just the right touch. Here are a few of my favorite items for the perfect fall celebration for my ‘Quick Picks’ series… Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruit Assortment  These chocolate dipped dried fruits from FruitBouquets.com are the perfect seasonal treat for adults and children alike. A premium selection of dried fruits, like figs and apricots, covered in rich chocolate are sure to satisfy your guests’ cravings for something sweet. Fall Banner This banner is the perfect addition to your autumn celebration. Hang up in the doorway …

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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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September Kitchen Artillery

Most people assume that the only perk of my job as founder and head eccentric here at The Frosted Petticoat is that I get to eat all the leftover photo shoot food. Well, yes that is true, but it it isn’t the only major perk. The other, beside my ever-expanding waistline, you ask? SWAG! Oh me, oh my do we get sent a lot of free products. From juicers to bottles of alcohol, our mailbox is always full. We get so much, that we no longer have a place to store all this stuff and our family/friends are no longer …

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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 …