Kristen Lubbe

Five Favorite Mixing Bowl Sets
Mixing bowls are a necessity in every kitchen. Whether you have a set or mix-and-match pieces, you’ve got at least a few. We often see color-coordinated sets of mixing bowls, and we can’t help but stop and appreciate how beautiful they are.Pretty mixing bowls like these are also multi-use: When they are this cute, they can go from kitchen to table as serving bowls, too.
May 12, 2022
Creatively Colorful Kitchen Tools
I’m not quite sure what’s happening to me but it seems that some how color is slowly but surely making an appearance in my home (gasp!). Maybe it was my recent trip to the Rose Bowl Flea Market that got me loving color again — who knows, but I love it!An easy way to infuse color into the kitchen is through the very tools you use to whip up delicious meals.
Jan 11, 2012
Refreshingly Sophisticated Salads
If you didn’t eat yourself silly over the holidays you’re definitely in the minority and also extremely lucky. I definitely gained a few unwanted pounds over the past month and now I’m looking to eat a little lighter. Salads are just the perfect thing.But just because it’s a salad doesn’t mean it has to be boring and prepackaged. Salads are meant to be dressed up and made to be sophisticated.
Jan 3, 2012
5 High-Quality Coffee Grinders
I deeply appreciate the wonders that a warm cup of coffee can perform in the early morning — especially its effects on my productivity. One of the most essential tools for excellent homemade coffee is a high-quality coffee grinder. Here are five picks; we’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these out. How did they perform?It’s essential to purchase coffee beans whole and either grind them for each use or grind then store in an air tight container.
Dec 14, 2011
5 Baking Dishes That Will Come In Handy Any Time
Baking, baking, baking — if you are baking a lot this holiday season, I hope you are well-equipped with great baking dishes. Having good bakeware can help you enjoy baking even more. I love baking savory foods and have found that while there are some dishes that you can use for almost anything — there are other dishes that make it even more enjoyable.I am absolutely in love with the Lucerne Casseroles from Crate and Barrel.
Dec 5, 2011
5 Uses For Wonton Wrappers
Wonton wrappers get a bad rap (pun intended). Plenty of people only use them for cuisines of a certain background and forget about them the rest of the time. These little gems are actually quite useful no matter the background of the cuisine you’re preparing. In the mood for low-calorie tacos tonight? No problem! Grab turkey, lettuce, tomato and yes, wonton wrappers — they make perfect taco shells.
Jul 21, 2011
Food Best Served On a Stick
Party food is meant to be fun and a direct reflection of the ambiance and atmosphere you’re trying to create with the party. If you’re looking to throw a fun, down to earth yet delicious party — maybe you should seriously consider serving food on a stick. Yes, you read that right — on a stick!
Jun 21, 2011
Freeze Individual Portions For Expedited Defrosting
Living in an incredibly impatient and busy society I think we can all agree that we’re often looking for shortcuts and easier ways to get things done. Freezing food is a great way to save money by buying in bulk and time because you’re not making ten trips to the store in one week. However, defrosting is a definite downfall due to the time it takes.When I take my monthly trip to the Italian Market in Philadelphia I really stock up on meat.
Jun 14, 2011
Does One Thing Very Well: Chef’n Strawberry Huller
We’re normally quite adamant about avoiding unitaskers (hello Yonanas!). But from time to time there are exceptions. Strawberry hullers fall into the same camp as cherry pitters: yes, they only do one thing. But they do it so well — if there’s room in the tool drawer to sneak one in we will. And if you’re getting a strawberry huller, then this Chef’n model is by far the best buy.
May 24, 2011
Steven’s Bright Orange & Modern Kitchen
There’s certainly no lack of sunlight or bright orange in Steven’s corner kitchen. He selected the color specifically for its bold nature and we think it works really well in the space. It’s not every day you see a kitchen as bright and bold as this one.We’re really surprised at just how minimal this kitchen is. Everything is perfectly put away and there’s not one single object out of place.
Mar 14, 2011
5 Heart-Shaped Pans For Valentine’s Day Cooking
Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays and we look forward to it each year. There are so many different ways to surprise the loves in our lives — but what’s better than food? Even better: Food baked in a heart-shaped pan. Who could resist such a kitschy kiss from the kitchen?• Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan, $9.99 at Amazon – The perfect silicone pan to create fun miniature-sized desserts for your sweetheart(s) on Valentine’s Day!
Feb 8, 2011
Warren & Mimi’s Modern Yet Highly Personal Kitchen
While we love the sleek and immaculate look of a modern kitchen, we also appreciate it when homeowners add a touch of personality. A few personal or idiosyncratic touches can help make an otherwise cold, sterile kitchen environment come alive. That is certainly the case here, in Warren and Mimi’s kitchen — it’s sleek, white, and packed with personality!Half of Warren and Mimi’s highly personal kitchen is grey and white with sleek and textured surfaces.
Jan 31, 2011
10 Terrific Thermoses
If you’re in the northeast, you’ve noticed that the weather has turned pretty frigid over the past few days. We just turned our heat on and we’re sitting toasty in our home office. Problem is, even with the heat on — our coffee gets pretty cold, especially when we’re on our way somewhere. What we need, well, a good thermos! Thermoses can be a serious life saver in terms of keeping our coffee nice and hot.
Nov 2, 2010
Modern and Sleek: Koziol Babell Cake Stands
Cake stands certainly aren’t anything new in the world of serving dishes, but the designs are getting more modern by the day. Through the use of interesting shapes and curves as well as vibrant colors, cake stands are making a bit of a comeback and we’re extremely happy about it.
Sep 1, 2010
Do You Use Cupcake Stands?
We’re thinking about throwing a few small get togethers between January and February and we’re thinking cupcakes would be much easier than baking an entire cake (less clean up, less fuss!). Problem is, we’re trying to figure out the best way to serve the cupcakes.We came across a few cupcake stands that would do the trick. We only managed to find one that seemed to be neutral in its design and we found that to be pretty surprising.
Jan 13, 2010