A well-stocked kitchen is a happy kitchen. Maybe that's why we're such suckers for HomeGoods: With so many essential pieces, global flavors and styles, it's like a wander through a sublime gourmet market. You can score everything from Italian olive oils to gourmet spices to gleaming copper pots and top-notch cookware, all at great values — not to mention cheery canisters, glamorous barware and ingenious gadgets. Forget ho-hum tableware and workaday spices: This is a well-stocked kitchen that's well-traveled, too.
HomeGoods has everything you need for your kitchen, no matter your taste.
Your own bonne maman deserves an extra-special treat this Mother's Day, non? Classic French foodie brands Le Creuset and Bonne Maman think so — that's why they've teamed up to create the ultimate midday celebration, featuring the garden-fresh flavors of Bonne Maman preserves and the timelessly fashionable function of Le Creuset cookware. A peek at the recipes proves it: Between the ham biscuits with creamed collards and (hello!) bacon-berry preserves, the whimsical shrimp lollipops in orange-horseradish glaze and the sweet-tooth-satisfying strawberry orange mini-trifles, this is a year's worth of maternal mercis. (And a dreamy way to channel your inner Julia Child.)
Every good cook should have a no-fail brunch recipe up their sleeves, and I personally consider the "French toast" casserole to be the holy grail of weekend entertaining. Just in time for a Mother's Day debut, this decadent combination of Bonne Maman Four Fruit Preserves and buttery croissants — baked up in a gorgeous Le Creuset skillet — is the newest recipe to take top honors at my breakfast table.
This week, I've been sharing the plan and menu for a casual weeknight dinner party I threw with our neighbors and their little kids. Today, we'll reveal how it all came together, how we kept it comfy and cheerful for the little kids while still making it a special night for us all. We hope it shows you, like it showed me, that dinner parties don't always have to be elaborately planned affairs, but can simply be a bigger, prettier version of your everyday family meal. Warning: you may be inspired to throw impromptu weeknight or weekend dinner parties all the time now, so grab your crayons and come on in!
When we began to brainstorm an original recipe to create for our No-Stress Neighborly Nosh Gathering, we knew we wanted a vegetable side dish that even a picky kid would love. A single link of Italian sausage (leftover from a previous pizza night) actually inspired the dish. It wasn't enough to create a main dish around, but it was just enough to add a little something extra when tossed in with a head of broccoli and a handful of pantry ingredients. A stretch of the imagination later, a flavorful veggie bake was born.
It's a dreary Wednesday, and my neighbor Molly is tired of being cooped up in her house with her two little girls. "Why don't you all come over tomorrow for a family dinner party?" I ask, almost without thinking about it. Everyone is excited, including my daughter, who likes being the 8-year-old babysitter-in-training, and we grown-ups are looking forward to a break in the routine.
But what to cook? And how to make this casual dinner party special while still keeping it fun and comfortable for the kids (and parents)? This week we'll be talking all about our easy family dinner party, and how you can throw one of your own. Today we'll start with the party plan!
It takes a killer eye to make a modern home shine: Too much midcentury or minimalism and your living room feels like a museum; not enough and the look just doesn't gel. That's why we love these readers' house tours—they each put their own spin on modern decor, and the results are contemporary houses that still feel like homes.
From flatscreens to top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, technological touches can make a great home even better, all while seamlessly fitting into the space's aesthetic. Case in point: our readers, who know a thing or two about incorporating high-tech elements without feeling like they're living in a spaceship. Here are a few of our favorite examples.
A good home office isn't just a place to put your laptop: It's a place where work gets done with style, where high-tech gadgets make everything work a little easier and look a little cooler. Here are a few home offices from House Tours and Tech Tours past that do just that.
Whether they're retrofitting old homes with eco-modern touches or going net-zero in the sleekest way ever, our readers know that tech and green are a perfect design marriage. Together, they make an unstoppable combo of nature and science that helps great-looking homes look and work better. Here are a few of our favorite power couples from House Tours and House Calls past.