October 14th, 2016
Last week we shared with you how to make your own pumpkin spice from the comfort of your kitchen. This week, we’re putting it to use with pumpkin spice popcorn. Most of the time popcorn is coated with savory ingredients, but today we are coating it with our favorite fall sugary confection, pumpkin spice. Here’s how to make it:
Pumpkin Spice Popcorn
1. Pop popcorn and add it to a large bowl.
2. Melt butter.
3. Mix pumpkin pie spice and sugar with the melted butter and stir until mostly dissolved.
4. Drizzle over popcorn and toss to coat.
5. Enjoy, while you watch your favorite movie.
*Note: For a sweet and savory combination add a couple dashes of salt.
Products we love:
Pumpkin Door Mat
Pumpkin Baking Dish
Microwave Popcorn Popper
Plastic Cover Butter Dish
October 7th, 2016
On a scale from 1 to pumpkin spice latte, how much do you love this time of year? Is it the cider mills, apple orchards, pumpkin patches and changing of the leaves that are your favorite, or is it the fact that pumpkin spice is….everywhere? For most of us pumpkin spice is a huge part of our fall, from drinks (hello Starbucks PSL), to baked goods, and more. However, like most things pumpkin spice is even better when it’s homemade. So today we’ve decided to share with you the best (we think so at least) pumpkin spice recipe, so you can use it on absolutely everything.
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1.5 teaspoons ground clove
1.5 teaspoons ground all spice
Note: We added the pumpkin spice mixture to 1 cup of sugar
Mix all the spices together in a small bowl… smells like heaven doesn’t it? Store this delicious mixture in a clean small jar or spice container.
9 ways to incorporate pumpkin spice into your everyday life.
1. Add it to popcorn.
2. Sprinkle it over sweet potatoes.
3. Mix it into muffin, cookie or cake mix.
4. Gives peanut butter a fun seasonal twist.
5. Sprinkle it over squash.
6. Add it to the top of whipped cream.
7. Use it with Chex mix, for a sweet snack.
8. Mix it with whipped butter and serve it with dinner rolls.
9. Amp up your breakfast by adding it to oatmeal, pancakes, French toast or waffles.
September 30th, 2016
The Road Kill Grill Seasoning isn’t just for back road mishaps. This is one versatile rub that makes a great addition to pork chops, chicken, ribs, steak and so much more. This seasoning rub contains all the usual spice combinations, so you’re not getting anything weird here. To use this rub, lightly oil the meat of your choice, and massage in the seasoning. This seasoning is great for summertime grilling, or deep frying a turkey at thanksgiving. The fun slogan “makes all critters taste great,” will make this a comical gift for any hunter or a fun seasoning to use when cooking with your kids.
September 16th, 2016
After salt, pepper is said to be the most frequently used spice in the world. Depending on the pepper it can either add depth of flavor or heat to any dish. The two most commonly used peppercorns are white and black. Before we get into discussing the difference between white and black pepper, we should talk about why you should grind your pepper instead of buying it pre-ground.
Grinding your own spices in general instead of using their pre-ground counterpart is always a good idea; however we realize that sometimes they come with a higher price tag. Pepper is freshest and will provide the boldest flavor right after grinding, so be sure to only grind what you need.
Black Peppercorns: This is your go-to pepper, and grinding it on your own will give you the strongest flavor. Black peppercorns are commonly used to add flavor to stews, red meats, seafood, soups, poultry, wild-game, salads and more.
White Peppercorns: Have a milder flavor as opposed to black peppercorns, and work great in dishes you want to add an earthly flavor to. Most commonly, you will find white pepper used in Asian, Indian and Mexican recipes. White peppercorns blend great into white dishes, such as chicken chili’s and mashed potatoes.
Products We Love:
Dual-Action Salt and Pepper Grinder
Gourmet Pepper Mill
Gravity Pepper Grinder
September 2nd, 2016
Within recent years owls have been in and out of the spotlight, but lately they are perched in every store and are being featured on anything from jewelry, to clothing, kitchen accessories and more. So that brought us to the question of, why are these birds such a hoot? Throughout history cultures have viewed owls and owl sightings differently. Some view owls as being a sign of good fortune or a reminder to rely on personal wisdom, while some believe they are messengers of doom and destruction. Currently, the inspiration portrayed behind the owl trend is the magic, mystery, wisdom and power that comes with them, which is probably why we can all get on-board with these nocturnal creatures.
Products We Love:
Owl Kitchen Timer
Floral Owls Small Salt and Pepper Shakers
Wood Coffee Scoop Owl
Floral Owl Ceramic Spoon Rest
Owl Bathroom Toothbrush Holder