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Cookbook Review: Plenty More

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Fast Review: The master of vegetables is back at it again. And he means business.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s name is synonymous with vegetarian cooking. However, his are not the same tired dishes that you find in any average meat-free cookbook. Big, bold flavors and vibrant international seasonings make up this ‘vegi-renaissance’. While reading Plenty More you discover a world of ingredients and techniques. Once the door is opened, it becomes clear that vegetables have much more to offer than side dishes. In this fabulous follow-up to Plenty, Ottolenghi applies his wholly original approach to 150 new recipes.  Snag your copy and find out how exciting vegetarian meals can be!

Who’s Kitchen Would You Find It In: fans of Ottolenghi’s Plenty, farmers market shoppers, anyone looking to add more veg to their diet

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Cookbook Review: Cooking for Two

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Fast Review: Two’s company, three’s a crowd!

There is something extra special about sharing a quiet, intimate meal with another person. Whether it is your spouse, a friend, or a date, these dinners allow us to step away from the bustle of everyday life and truly connect. Cooking a meal for two, however, poses some interesting challenges! Most recipes are designed to feed a minimum of four, leaving you and your guest either stuffed to the gills or eating leftovers for days.  Plus, scaling down is not always a safe option since many ingredients can be tricky to cut in half. Cooking for Two offers an inspirational and appetite whetting answer to these obstacles, packed full of recipes perfectly portioned to satisfy a duo of diners. Read on for our review, pick up your copy, and set the table for two!

Who’s Kitchen Would You Find It In: newlywed couples, date-night home chefs, small kitchen entertainers

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Relish Recipe: Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Everyone has their favorite version of classic chocolate chip cookies, but we think this one is the best ever. Our favorite part? These sweet treats can be made, start to finish, in under 30 minutes. Just make sure you have lots of milk on hand!

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Cookbook Review: Salad Love

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Fast Review: Salad. It’s what’s for dinner.

We all could probably use a little more salad in our lives, but it can be hard to get excited about during these cold months. Especially when all you want is a giant bowl of mac and cheese. Salad Love is here to bring the spark of inspiration back into your salad bowl. After embarking on a year-long journey to come up with a new salad each day using seasonal ingredients, David Bez has compiled over 250 of his favorite recipes into one volume.  Pick up a set of pretty salad plates and read on for the inside scoop on these crunchy, savory meals.

Who’s kitchen would you find it in: heath conscious foodies, vegetarian and vegan cooks, busy professionals who like to pack lunches

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Etiquette: Elegant Place Setting

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Setting a table is easier than it seems. Whether you are aiming for beautiful and basic or formal and fabulous, following a few easy rules can save you a lot of headache! Check out our helpful graphic above, then read our infallible tips below.

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A Gift For…The Ultimate Gift Guide

Giving a holiday gift that’s meaningful, useful, and affordable can be a challenge. But at Relish Decor we’ve got you covered! Whether you need a present for that person always trying out the latest recipes, and whipping up delicious cakes or cookies; the friend who is a bit of a cocktail aficionado; the host or hostess who always has a dinner or party going on at their place; or the great cook in your life – you can find the perfect gift at Relish Decor!

Relish Decor gifts for the baker

1. Rolling Pin $55  |  2. Dough whip $10 – Available in store  |  3. Potholder Set $24  |  4. Magnetic Kitchen Timer $17  |  5. Maple Cookbook $22.95 – Available in store  |  6. Hedley & Bennett Apron $98

 

Relish Decor gifts for the mixologist

1. Mix N Measure Cup $10  |  2. Stainless Steel Straws $12  |  3. Cocktails for the Holidays Book $19.95 – Available in store  |  4. Tippleman’s Syrups $38  |  5. Bittermilk Syrup $20  |  6. Mini Measure $8 – Available in store   |  7. Bar Mops $18

 

Relish Decor gifts for the entertainer

1. Hobnail candle $32  |  2. Fire Cracker Bark $26 – Available in store  |  3. French Stripe Linen Towel $20  |  4. Martha Stewart’s Appetizers Cookbook $27.50 – Available in store   |  5. Salt & Pepper Cellar $42  |  6. Beverage Dispenser $42

 

Relish Decor gifts for the chef

1. Cutting Board Oil $34  |  2. Plenty Cookbook $35  |  3. Prime Cuts Dishtowel $16  |  4. Fruitwood Utensil $18  |  5. Cutting board $138 – Available in store

 

Let’s not forget the stocking stuffers! Who doesn’t like reaching down the stocking on Christmas morning and discovering small, fun and useful little gifts! Here are our top 6 stocking stuffer ideas for her and for him!

Relish Decor stocking stuffers for her

1. Embossed bowls $8  |  2. Deer dishtowel $16 – Available in store  |  3. Measuring spoons $6 – Available in store   |  4. Cake tester $10  |  5. Wine pearls $26 – Available in store   |  6. Colorful Dishcloths $12 – Available in store

 

Relish Decor stocking stuffers for him

1. Black linen dishtowel $20  |  2. Old Man Drinks $14.95 – Available in store  |  3. Wall Mount Bottle Opener $10  |  4. Bittermilk Syrup $20  |  5. Whiskey Stones $26 – Available in store   | 6. Beef jerky $8.50- Available in store

Vendor Spotlight: Hedley & Bennet

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Here at Relish Decor, we love seeking out unique and exciting vendors that we can introduce our customers to. Our spanking new apron line by Hedley & Bennett is definitely one of the coolest we’ve ever seen. These aprons are handmade in Los Angeles from start to finish using top grade materials such American canvas, raw Japanese selvage denim and European linens. Each piece possesses a quality as high as the clothes they’re meant to protect and each fabrication detail has been carefully considered to handle the rigorous daily use experienced in a working kitchen. These babies are built to last. Read on to learn more about what it takes to join the Apron Squad!

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Happy Thanksgiving

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We wanted to take a moment to wish all of our customers a very happy Thanksgiving. Without you, Relish Decor wouldn’t be possible. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your home this holiday season. We look forward to sharing many memories with you in the future.

 

Salted Caramel Recipe

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Homemade gifts are one of our favorite ways to say thank you during the holidays. They are perfect for neighboors, teachers, co-workers, and that person on your list who has everything. This sea salt caramel is dead simple to make and easily packages up for adorable gift giving. It only uses a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, just pick up some cute jars and you are good to go. Read on for the full recipe and try not to eat it all yourself!

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Cookbook Review: Mug Cakes

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Fast Review: For when you want cake. Now.

We’ve all been there. A sugar craving has hit and you need something sugary to eat ASAP. Gone are the days of dragging out a mixer, turning on the oven, and dirtying every dish in your kitchen just to satisfy your sweet tooth. Now you can simply crack open a copy of Mug Cakes to have a personal sized cake ready in minutes!  With recipes for everything from spicy banana bread to red velvet cake, this little book is a treasure trove of desserts. And best of all you mix, bake and eat the cakes out of a single mug, so there are no dishes to clean up after you’ve enjoyed your treat.

Who’s kitchen would you find it in: dorm-bound college students, families with kids, adults who have a sweet tooth

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