A Wintry Pancakes & PJs Party

There’s something magical and oh-so-cozy about watching the snow tumble down from the overcast sky while being snuggled up in warm PJs and a mug of rich, hot cocoa warming up your hands. Now add in a bunch of your closest friends, fluffy eggnog pancakes with boozy maple syrup and classic holiday music and you have yourself a seriously fun, memorable party! I had the huge honor of teaming up with my

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide | For the Homebody

Ah, the homebody; my kind of person! A Friday or Saturday night spent snuggled up on the couch with a movie or a book is the best kind of night, am I right? This gift guide is for those who’s home is their haven – their place to relax and escape the chaos outside their doors. We’ve compiled some wonderful ideas for those homebodies in your life or simply those

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide | For the Cook + Baker

I’m so excited to kick off our 2016 Holiday Gift Guides with some fun suggestions for that someone in your life that seems to spend all of their free time in the kitchen. We’ve rounded up some beautiful items any cook or baker would want, me included. Take the 3-quart Copper Pot, for example. Everything about this pot is sourced and meticulously hand-crafted in the United States, making this a very beautiful and timeless piece for

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Designs of Any Kind’s Guide to a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Our countdown to Thanksgiving has officially arrived. It’s Thanksgiving week and the true work of shopping and actually preparing all of the recipes you’ve gathered has officially started. Yay!  And if you are one of us that’s a bit behind and still not sure what to put on the Thanksgiving table, then we have you covered! We’ve put together our ultimate traditional Thanksgiving dinner so you can still wow your guests and

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One Flaky Pie Crust, Three Traditional Thanksgiving Pies

There’s something about sitting down wih a big slice of homemade pie, after you’ve feasted on stuffing and turkey, that makes Thanksgiving feel complete. I know in my family, pie has been the staple to a traditional, homecooked Thanksgiving meal. We always make sure to save a little room for it, no matter how stuffed we feel.  Today we are sharing three of our favorite Thanksgiving pies all made using

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Get Inspired : Setting the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is nearly a week away! I’m so excited! One of the most fun parts, I think, of Thanksgiving is getting the table set up and adorned with beautiful pumpkins, greenery, candles and all of the fun platters and plates you’ve kept stowed away for special occasions. Well, if you are like me and love to deck out your table in crazy splendor, then we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled

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Mashed Potatoes with Chives + Garlic

The countdown continues as we head into one of my favorite holidays! Thanksgiving for me has always meant spending time with all of my family, so I get so excited every year it comes around! My family is all around incredible! My heart is broken that I won’t be spending this holiday with my family up in Napa, now that we are back in Minnesota. I’m really missing my lovely

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Herb Roasted Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy

We are officially on countdown to Thanksgiving, which is only about 2 weeks away, eek! If you are the lucky one that gets to host Thanksgiving dinner this year, then we’ve got your back! In the next week or so, we are going to bring you some great recipes and tips on how to make this Thanksgiving dinner a successful and yummy one. No quirky, unique recipes here folks, not

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“Honey Nut” Butternut Squash and Pear Bisque

Wow, guys! It’s been awhile, huh? I swear I have a good excuse for my absence lately. It just happens that Adam and I have been moving. Ugh, I feel like my life has been endless moments of moving from one place to the next, but in all honestly, I love it! I find that staying in one place for too long makes me feel stagnant. It’s refreshing to change

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Ginger Orange Martini

Ahhh, martinis! I feel so grown up and sophisticated when holding one… preferably in a darkly lit, swanky restaurant so they cannot make out my lack of makeup and less than trendy clothing; but still makes me feel great about myself.  Now that today is officially the first day of fall, a martini, a good book and a fire is the only way I can imagine hailing in the cooler

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