...different (something i'm always looking for) & very cute halloween ideas i saw over at craftzine.com
just thinking about great entryways as i'm starting to dig out the winter accessories that everyone needs...where to put it all!!! and when they all come home...where to put it all!! it's amazing how we have to have clothing and accessories for 4 seasons in Canada. Canada i think has the reputation of just being cold all the time...which by this summer's standards we were living in California. From +38C to -38C....that's a lot of clothing changes in between!
...it was one of the first french phrases i learned in school! i felt so "french" when I'd say it! silly, i know! A new & exciting site for me, is it new for you?..sur la table.. so what is it about an american store that is unaccessable to canada that i find so intriguing? (you know, PB & WS)....and then they grace us with their presence years later when they get wind that canadians WANT them!!! is it about the ...the grass being greener on the other side syndrome??? anyhow, this is a great site and they have a new baking blog also that you can check out....enjoy!
Looky @ what was in my email inbox today!!! A new show & a Christmas Special!!! It was as good as Christmas morning for me!
It's that time again! My new book, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics is coming out on October 28th. I think this may be my favorite book yet - it's all about how to get great flavor from simple ingredients.
When I'm writing recipes, what really interests me is how to get the most flavor in a dish. How can I make chicken taste like the best chicken you've ever eaten? What can I serve with this pear to bring out it's sweetness? What can I add to chocolate (like coffee) that will give the chocolate great depth of flavor? Each recipe in this book has that secret process or ingredient that will make your cooking the best ever.
In addition to my new book, I have a new TV series on Food Network - also called Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics with lots of great new recipes and some exciting parties. Don't miss Saturday, December 13th when my friend Susan Stroman and I give a party for the cast of her hit Broadway musical Young Frankenstein. It was such fun!
If you'd like to order signed books, get a recipe from the new book, or check out my upcoming book tour please go to BarefootContessa.com
Have a happy and healthy holiday season!
So today I read that Ina Garten has a new cookbook coming out October 28th! I'm so excited....I love her cookbooks....they are great recipes & turn out awesome!!! If you go to her website you can get an autographed copy for $35. I look forward to reviewing her book.
so it seems like the CUPCAKE craze is coming to an end...according to the Vanilla Garlic blog!!! Go on over and have a read! The new craze is predicted to be frozen yogurt.....hmmm...can i really serve that at a kids party & have them go "ga-ga" over delicious over decorated theme cupcakes??? i think not!!! i really don't think it will have the same impact--hahaha...i think you'll agree with me...just like cake, i think the cupcake will always be popular & will always have a home at parties & get-togethers!
...for those of you who know me & my little quirks, know that I have a binder full of ideas cut out of magazines(it's my way of not keeping a ton of magazines around, instead I keep great ideas in page protectors). It's been lent to a few select....hahahaha...but today as I was looking for some cute favor ideas for an upcoming birthday party, I came across Rebecca Thuss' website! I found many of the old Martha Stewart pages I have cut out in her portfolio....so I was a fan of hers & I didn't know the stylists name!!! teaches me to read who the stylists are in magazines rather than assume that it was all "martha"! Take a look at her portfolio, it's amazing- enjoy!!!