Pinch us! We can’t believe it! We are returning to QVC!
Imagine being a kid in the candy store. Not just any candy store, but one of the largest in the world, with treats from all across the globe. It’s just too much to take in.
That is about the best description we can give for the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. Miles and miles of booths, from all over the world, offering everything (and anything) for cooking, for the kitchen, the bath, the table and more.
Only thing is, you can’t buy. Nope. Nothing. It is the annual showcase so that buyers from top department stores and the biggest discount stores to the tiniest gift shop can see what is new. [Read more…]
Winter is definitely not at the top of my “favorite season” list. I’ll admit that I enjoy a great snow day once in a while but the gloomy days can carve away at my generally cheerful outlook. I was always taught to count my blessings and oh my goodness there are many. One of the blessings of winter is that soup is always welcome at the dinner table. Most soups are easy enough to prepare and for some reason they cure winter time blues and warm the soul. I like to use this season to add new soups to the recipe box. That is the beauty of soup……there are literally hundreds to try. [Read more…]
We have been having so much fun promoting our new cookbook, The Newlywed Book, Cooking Happily Ever After. Tis the season for bridal showers, engagements and of course, weddings!
This was a book that we had dreamed about. The focus is on what to do with the items new couples have registered for at their bridal registry, how to select kitchenware, how to stock the pantry and how to entertain. Recipes are sized for two as an answer to the weeknight cooking question. In addition, some recipes yield more servings for the times you might be entertaining or celebrating holidays.
The good news is that we wrote and developed recipes for today’s couples. We know that gone are the days where “the wife” does all the planning and cooking. Husbands now eagerly participate in this process and many couples enjoy cooking together in the kitchen. Many folks have told us this is not only a newlywed book but is perfectly geared for young professionals who are cooking for one and empty nesters, too.
We are so thankful for all the retailers both local and nationally that have supported the launch of this book. It has been fun attending book signings, attending a benefit for the Kansas City Les Dames d’Escoffier, teaching cooking classes and serving samples and treats at retail locations.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies* [Read more…]
We have just returned from the International Home and Housewares Show. If you love food, cooking, dishes, appliances and anything to do with the kitchen, this is THE show! [Read more…]