Archive for ‘Food for Thought’

April 28th, 2014

Light it up! {Food for Thought}

by Chrissy

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Preparing for a dinner party is a lot of work, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!  But it is fun especially if you love to cook and entertain like we do.  Fixing the meal is only part of the preparation; setting a fun and festive table is another important “ingredient.”  Aside from putting flowers on the table and some pretty decorations, candles are a MUST!  And the more the merrier!

The little votives work well because you can sprinkle them … Read more...

March 26th, 2014

Please Release Me! {Food for Thought}

by Chrissy

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Hello, hello! We bring you another Food For Thought post. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks.

Englebert Humperdinck is famous for his song, “Please Release Me,” and I always sing that tune when trying to get my cake out of the pan! There are so many theories and opinions as to the best way to prepare a cake pan in order to release it so it comes out perfectly. I have typically used a couple of approaches including … Read more...

February 16th, 2014

Did You Enjoy That Dinner? {Food for Thought}

by Lauren

There is nothing more heartwarming than to receive a handwritten note as a thank you. We all get junk mail, but we are thrilled when there is a “real” piece of mail—something to actually read and enjoy. Lauren and Chris are experts now in the art of writing a perfect note of appreciation since they had a lot of practice what with wedding shower gifts and wedding presents!

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We all struggle with what to say in our note, don’t … Read more...

February 3rd, 2014

Through the Looking Glass {Food for Thought}

by Lauren

Welcome to our second installment of LYK Food for Thought. Read on for some helpful tips on keeping your glassware sparkly and clean!

Glassware abounds after having friends over for dinner. And who does the dishes in your house? Fortunately my husband is a wonderful person who stays up long after the guests have left, and he does ALL the dishes. I come downstairs in the morning, and you would never even know we had 10 for dinner! I Read more...

January 20th, 2014

{Food for Thought} Need a Little Spice in Your Life?

by Lauren

We are embarking on a little something new and different here in the LYK… just in time to ring in the New Year!  In addition to sharing our favorite recipes and creations, we would like to bring to you an occasional short column on a culinary and/or dining informational item.  Whether it be an etiquette tidbit, a spice snippet, foodie analysis, or a kitchen equipment comment, we thought it would be fun to post this info to enhance your (and … Read more...