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Cookbook Review: Food 52 – Any Night Grilling

Relish Decor Cookbook Review Food 52 Any Night Grilling

Fast Review:

The only book you and your grill need. This cookbook is decidedly unfussy and practical for when you come home to nice weather and want to fire up your grill.
Paula Disbrowe is the author of seven cookbooks. She hails from Texas so you know she knows about grilling. She’s representing Food 52 in this cookbook. The back of the book offers high praise Aaron Franklin, from Franklin Barbecue (a Texas staple!) “packed with tons of great recipes and plenty of tricks, this modern primer will teach anyone, regardless of skill level, to become a grilling master.” Are you ready?
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Cookbook Review: Miette

Fast Review: Get inspired to bake up a storm with photos and recipes from San Francisco’s adorably delicious pastry shop

Miette is on many of San Francisco’s best-loved lists of bakeries. Chef and owner Meg Ray shares some of her most popular recipes in Miette: Recipes from San Francisco’s Most Charming Pastry Shop. While Meg is self-taught she never really considered having a career in baking. She actually studied art and design before going to work in technology. She opened Miette, the French word for “crumb” in 2001 and has since opened more stores. Miette has a heavy focus on local and organic and puts an emphasis on baking in the season. Thumb through this book to be inspired to bake classic American layer cakes, French cookies and pastries sure to impress anyone.

Who’s Kitchen Would You Find It In: Bakers with a passion for presentation, fans of Ladurée and European bakeries

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Elaine + Gil: City Chic Wedding

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A beautiful afternoon enhanced sunshine and the magic of love– that’s your first thought when looking over Elaine and Gil’s chic wedding. The couple chose Washington, DC for their venue. What could be a better backdrop than the National Monument and the Capitol Building? You can tell it was a day filled with smiles and a night filled with dancing.

Want more wedding inspiration? Check out our past featured weddings.  Recently engaged? Be sure to visit our registry page!

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Relish Recipe: Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

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This week, our friends over at Hangry District shared the perfect snack to serve at your next girls luncheon or bridal shower. It’s a snap to make and looks stunning served up on your prettiest cutting board. Plus, guests can easily help wrap the melon and prosciutto. They get to feel useful and you can focus on the main eating event; it’s a win-win and nobody ends up hangry!

Best White Wines for Spring

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Spring is officially here and that means it’s time to celebrate wedding season, take walks in the park, and drink lots of crisp, white wines! We rounded up five of our favorite bottles to help cool off your burning spring fever. it doesn’t hurt that they also go wonderfully alongside all of that gorgeous spring produce popping up at the market. With a list that spans from Sauvignon Blanc to Gruner Vetliner, you’re sure to find the perfect pairing for that upcoming bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or garden party!

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Beer + Bites Game Day Pairings

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Last year we gave you some of our favorite beers to enjoy during the big game. This year we are taking things a step further by pairing the top brews with classic football snacks. Pick up an awesome bottle opener and get ready to impress your friends, these duos will definitely score a touchdown for their taste buds.

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Winter Spice Sangria

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What do you get when you combine cider, red wine, and a healthy amount of brandy? One incredible batch of sangria. Full-bodied enough for these cold winter nights and packed with tons of citrus to fight off that lingering cold, you’ll want to mix up this bold boozy drink as soon as you get home.  Whole spices, along with lemon and orange zest, are steeped in rich apple cider to create a deeply-layered, flavorful base.  We love using small juice glasses with a coordinating carafe to keep the sangria flowing all evening long! Read on for the full recipe.

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Sarah + Jerry: Vintage Ballroom Wedding

 

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With so many engagements over the holidays, it’s the perfect time for some gorgeous wedding inspiration!  Sarah and Jerry’s big day was the definition of vintage romance. Family and friends gathered in Baltimore to celebrate this beautiful occasion with the happy couple.  From a Victorian ballroom venue and the bride’s beaded lace dress to the rich purple floral accents and crystal chandeliers, their love shone through in every detail. Keep reading for more historic elegance, complete with lace wrapped mason jars!

Want more wedding inspiration? View our inspired wedding suggestions.  Recently engaged? Be sure to check out our registry page.

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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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Smoke & Spice Cocktail

Smoke & Spice cocktail

This year, spice up your holiday drink routine and mix up this smoky cider-based sipper. Mulled wine and eggnog are wonderful, but we think it’s time for something fresher. The Smoke & Spice is packed full of apple pie flavor cut by our favorite barrel smoked maple syrup. After you serve up a few batches of these,  no one will care if the weather outside is frightful. Plus, who doesn’t love a drink garnished with cinnamon sticks? Read on for the recipe!

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