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2020-05-22

These graham crackers are SO good that I’ve made two batches this past week. Disclaimer: our yellow lab did a very bad thing and knocked the first round on the floor. He happily polished off all but one before my daughter caught him in the act. He would honestly eat anything, so don’t hold any stock to his enthusiasm. I knew this recipe was worth a re-bake and a share when both of my teenagers bemoaned the fact that they only ate them for one s’more each. And when I baked the second batch, my husband kept trying to steal some before I was able to make them look pretty for a photo. My daughter compared these crackers to the...

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Object of Desire: Minimalist Wooden Wall Shelves from Germany

We’ve been following furniture company Stattmann Neue Moebel for a while; the German brand makes one of our favorite entryway storage pieces—the Unit Coat Rack, which makes an appearance in our book Remodelista: The Organized Home. The firm has made it their mission to produce “furniture with a clear design language and clever details, unpretentious and functional, manufactured with high-quality craftsmanship and precision, and marked by a responsible use of ecological materials.” (Music to our ears!) Recently, Julie reminded me of the versatility, elegant design, and deceptive simplicity of their Wall Shelf. Take a look. Above: Buy two or 10 Wall Shelves—and configure them in a way that best fits your needs. Looking for a landing station for a tiny...

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Asparagus Quiche

I haven’t left my house or interacted with others in any significant way for over a month now. It is such a strange time we are living in that it’s rendered everything that I still hopefully cling to as some sort of ideal of “normal” as quaint: hugging friends gathered together for a yoga class, inviting a family over for dinner on Sunday night, or taking mine to our favorite Ethiopian restaurant for dinner. The arrival of coronavirus to Seattle, the first epicenter in a series of our nation’s cities to follow in the pandemic, was so sudden, so synchronized with others in distant cities, that it felt like a systematic shutdown of normal life as we knew it then....

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An easy and elegant recipe for Smoked Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms cooked on your smoker (or oven)

Smoked sausage is the secret to the BEST stuffed mushrooms ever! These make a great holiday appetizer or for a family gathering!  What could be better than delicious bite sized stuffed mushrooms filled with savory goodness? The answer is smoked sausage in that filling! Add smoked sausage to an already flavorful filling of shallots, garlic, crème fraîche, parmesan cheese (and more), and then smoke the stuffed mushrooms to create the ultimate stuffed mushroom. Smoking bulk sausage (sausage not in casings) is an easy way to get incredible smoked flavor into a number of meals. A few of my favorites include, smoked sausage and lentil soup, the smoked sausage and hatch chili beer cheese dip(!!!), and smoked sausage lasagna. It’s a...

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Archive Dive: 25 Streamlined Entryways and Mudrooms

Here are 25 hardworking entryways and mudrooms we’d be happy to come home to. Above: This entryway in Spain makes use of baskets, vases, and an ingenious woven pinboard of sorts for keeping clutter at bay. Photograph via Tine K Home. See Steal This Look: An Artful Apartment in Palma, Mallorca. Above: Entryway paraphernalia is kept out of sight behind a three-part, built-in storage system that maximizes the available height. For more, see Happiness at Home with a German Design Duo. Above: The simple entryway, located on the ground floor of a beach cottage, has a bench for tying shoes, a seagrass basket to store towels, and a series of Danish wood hooks to hold accoutrements. See Steal This Look: An Elegant Scandinavian Entryway on...

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