May/June 2022

  This amazing Organic Green Salad is from 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails at The Harpeth Hotel in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee. This crispy salad is made with fresh field greens, shaved pears, goat cheese, quinoa crunch and topped with dijon vinaigrette.

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Get Crafty this St. Patrick’s Day New store opening in Vernal inspires creativity (Family Features) This St. Patrick’s Day, create a cheerful and festive decoration to adorn your home or enhance an Irish themed celebration. Since shamrocks are considered to be a sign of luck, this charming candle holder also makes a wonderful gift. Lucky Shamrock Candle Globe Skill level: Some Experience Necessary Crafting time: 3 hours Supplies and Tools: Paper towels Vinegar Glass candle globe Palette Plaid FolkArt Enamels paint: Evergreen, Fresh Foliage, Hunter Green and Gold Plaid FolkArt Enamels tip-pen and craft tip set Toothpicks 4-inch tall white …

Create a Sweet Easter Treat

(Family Features) This Easter, satisfy guests of all ages with festive cupcakes modeled after the Easter bunny. For more Easter recipes, visit Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make these adorable cupcakes! Bunny Butt Cupcakes Recipe courtesy of Amanda Rettke of “I am baker” Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 24 1          2-layer size white cake mix 1          tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons, McCormick Pure Lemon Extract, divided 1          tablespoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract 3/4       cup white chocolate chips 2          sticks butter, softened 16        ounces confectioners’ sugar 2          tablespoons milk …

Go Long on Game Day Ready-for-action recipes to feed fans

(Family Features) When game day arrives and your crowd is ready to crank up the heat, turning to appetizers and dishes that feed the whole group can help save the season. You can defend against overly complicated recipes with long cook times by instead opting for finger foods and handheld snacks that allow for more pregame prep and less cleanup after the final whistle. For example, setting up a chili bar allows for convenient eating throughout the game as it’s easy to keep warm for hours. To give your guests a variety of flavors to choose from, these recipes for …

Valentine’s Sugar Cookies

½ cup shortening ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt Cream together shortening, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix in egg, then buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; stir into dough mixture. Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll into flat dough on floured surface. Using cookie cutter to cut your heart shapes. Mix ¼ cup sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of cookies prior to baking. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet and bake for 400 degree F …

January/February 2022 issue

About the Cover: Create a Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board complete with cookies spelling out LOVE. Include chocolate, fresh fruit, cookies and candy. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and place on your favorite charcuterie board.

Chocolate Fudge Pie

A super rich pie with a great texture, similar to pecan pie without the pecans. 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup butter cut into pieces 4 large eggs (lightly beaten) 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 dash salt 3 tbsp. light corn syrup 1 whole unbaked pie crust Melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat. In a separate mixing bowl, add eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt and corn syrup. Mix well with whisk until blended. Add melted chocolate mixture and whisk until blended. Pour into the unbaked pie crust and bake in 375 …

Lovely Lighting Trends

While 2022 will have its own unique story to tell, lighting trends in 2022 help homeowners tell that story without words. We polled our experts for the biggest trends and unique ideas in lighting design and found that lighting, both inside and out, is an important feature to consider when designing a space. While some lighting elements are mainstays no matter the home, there are some trends that are worth taking a look at in 2022. Some of the hottest trends in lighting design are matte black, and unique finishes, geometric shapes, minimalist style, and smart phone controls. From traditional, …