Introducing: Dine X Design - A New Website By Kristin Guy

Introducing: Dine X Design – A New Website By Kristin Guy

  This announcement is long overdue…three months almost to the day, actually. When lights went dim here on the ol’ Cuisinerd HQ at the end of 2013, we’d been plotting and planning a rebranding that would ultimately benefit the consulting business that happens behind the scenes of this website. Our...
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Southwestern Kale Salad Recipe

Southwestern Kale Salad Recipe

Instagram continues to perplex me. I’m always surprised that my photos with the worst lighting during late night dinner prep are the ones that get some of the most positive responses and pleads for recipes. Sometimes a shocking amount more than any other (in my option, better looking) photos I take. I never think that...
Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Unveiled In Los Angeles

Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Unveiled In Los Angeles

Now, I am by no means a frequent flyer of fast food…the only time you’ll spy me in a drive through is at In & Out twice a year, shamelessly hunched over an oozing animal style Double Double. I am human after all. I am also a pom pom waving cheerleader for clever advertising. Having...
Trim Trend: Modern Lace Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table

Trim Trend: Modern Lace Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table

Dining Room Designed by Sonia Van Der Zwan I am, by no means, a girly girl… but I do have a soft spot for lace. Not the doily under the lamp kind of lace, but more the refined adaptations. You know, where modern eclectic pairings could turn this delicate debutant into a moto jacket wearing,...
THE QOOQ: First Ever Touch Tablet For The Kitchen

THE QOOQ: First Ever Touch Tablet For The Kitchen

I have swooned over many-a modern kitchen photo pins highlighting exceptional iPad cabinet integration. OH! The joy of endless recipes, internet access and magazine video tutorials at your olive oil covered fingertips – without a clumsy mess?! I do not have said glamorous kitchen and have tried to make use of my precious tablet in...
Gonna Dress You Up In My Love: Four Easy Vinaigrette Recipes To Make Now

Gonna Dress You Up In My Love: Four Easy Vinaigrette Recipes To Make Now

You know what perplexes me? Salad dressing….in bottle form. It’s one of life’s unnecessary pantry occupiers. A secret money pit filled with too much salt, too little excitement and…well, I am here today celebrating the vida loca and three plus years sans store-bought dressing. That’s right, 100% scratch-ola vinaigrettes and I eat salads on the...
Shine Bright Like A Diamond: Sparkle Inspired Design For Your Home

Shine Bright Like A Diamond: Sparkle Inspired Design For Your Home

Sure. Fine. This song has been on the billboard charts for weeks…reality: months! That doesn’t mean I’m still  not playing it full blast, eight times on repeat and dancing like no one’s looking. Because that’s what I’m doing…hard. Is there anything else that screams new year /new hustle jam like Rhianna’s Diamonds? I think not....
New Year, New Hustle: Advice From The Dieline Forum & Founder Andrew Gibbs

New Year, New Hustle: Advice From The Dieline Forum & Founder Andrew Gibbs

Can you believe we’re standing a full two feet and a week through 2013′s doorway?! How did this happen already!? BAH! Last year was an exciting blur and I suddenly have the feverish need to lasso the present before it gets away from me. I’m talking Thin Lizzy power ballad style…. AKA: Forget resolutions –...
Feast Of The Seven Fishes: BBQ Oysters With Spicy Chipotle Mignonette

Feast Of The Seven Fishes: BBQ Oysters With Spicy Chipotle Mignonette

Recently the guys from The Table Set invited me to participate in something magical:  The Feast Of The Seven Fishes.  I’ve always wanted to put on a sea-feast of this magnitude around the holidays, but let’s be honest… I’m still recovering from my rendition of a deconstructed small-plate Thanksgiving… and a nontraditional Moroccan Christmas, for...
Holiday Bites III: Yam Sliders With Tangy Celery Salad

Holiday Bites III: Yam Sliders With Tangy Celery Salad

Sure Santa might be snoozing on a cot somewhere deep in the South Pacific by now, but holiday-timing is far from being over.  This week between family dinner parties, home town reunions and New Years toasts is peek time for those unexpected/last minute party appetizer needs. Yikes, right?! But now is not the time to...
Holiday Toolbox: Kitchen Essentials For Your Upcoming Feast

Holiday Toolbox: Kitchen Essentials For Your Upcoming Feast

Feasting season is upon us and it’s time to run your kitchen like the tight battleship your grandma would approve of. Dull knives? Splattered party dress? Overcooked bird?! GASP! Not on my watch. If you are manning the holiday dinner duties you must be prepared with some simple, yet high quality, kitchen classics. ProCook UK...
Holiday Cocktail Hour With Nathan Hazard

Holiday Cocktail Hour With Nathan Hazard

  I’ve known Nathan Hazard for a while now and he’s made me plenty o’ cocktails. Works of art actually. He takes great pride in his craft. Each ingredient used is carefully sourced or created from scratch. Each drinking vessel is hand selected to accommodate the theme… And every cocktail he creates is surprising, unique...
Bing In The Holidays: Food Inspired Gifts For Kids & Pets

Bing In The Holidays: Food Inspired Gifts For Kids & Pets

How is Christmas only a week away!? How is it that every year the season sneaks up on us even when we’ve started planning (at least what was thought to be) earlier than usual?! Bah!! Santa – you are a winter ninja! As you may know, my holiday gift hunt was challenged this year by...