All posts tagged: Recipes


Holiday Cocktail Recipes by a World Champion Bartender

Photo by ETSchindler Photography Last week, we celebrated the exciting launch of Crafthouse by Fortessa, the new line of modern barware made in collaboration with World Champion Bartender, Charles Joly! For the gift that keeps on giving, Charles concocted two custom holiday cocktail creations for you to try at home. He also included the barware to go with it, so go on and give it whirl. Let us know how it goes! Custom Cocktail Recipes by Charles Joly You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Jigger, Bar Spoon, Julep Strainer, Coupe Cocktail Glass, and Ice Bucket with Ice Scoop. Prep: Pour prosecco into coupe cocktail glass. In the mixing glass, combine absinthe, sloe gin, lemon and simple syrus – stir with bar spoon to combine. Transfer mixture to the boston shaker and shake with ice. Strain slowly with the hawthorne strainer into the coupe glass containing the prosecco. Top the cocktail with a few dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters to finish. Garnish drink with a manicured twist (use the Crafthouse by Fortessa channel knife). You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Bar Spoon, Boston Shaker, …


An Easy Thanksgiving Recipe to Impress Your Guests

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s time to roll out your pants with the elastic waistband and get ready for marathon eating (and drinking) through January! ‘Tis the season, right? Whether you’re hosting or guesting this year, here’s an easy Thanksgiving recipe that will be sure to impress the crowd! It’s tasty, seasonal and completely Instagram-worthy. #BestThanksgivingEver


Cozy Cooking

The cold weather outside is the perfect opportunity to stay inside and make that recipe you were drooling over on Pinterest the other day. Stock up with these essentials so you can be prepared to turn on the oven when inspiration hits. All you need is a little heat for these cozy cooking ideas that will keep the temperature up when you need it most. Modern Classics Rectangular Baker Heat up your taste buds with whatever you’ll cook in this multipurpose bake pan. We’re talking anything from saucy lasagna to roasted veggies to extra gooey brownies. Its ceramic base is highly resistant to thermal shock, which is just what you need this season when the mercury dips. Check out this savory veggie lasagna recipe we love here. Round Cocotte/ Dutch Oven Keep it steamy with 4 quarts of hot homemade stew in this simply perfect cocotte. You can heat, roast and bake your heart out with this one-stop-shop. Lazy Susan Fondue Set Fondue night, anyone? It’s hard to resist the tantalizing tastes of molten chocolate atop your favorite dippers. Try a cheese …


Recipes From Around The World

Some of our favorite Zola Couples shared recipes that have been in their families for generations. After testing them out and licking our plates clean, we knew we just had to share with you, too. Sheetal and Praveen Low-Fat Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe Ingredients: 2 tsp canola oil or you could use butter 1 small onion, minced 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes 4 oz fat free yogurt (I used Chobani) 1/2 cup 1% milk 1 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp garam masala 1 tsp turmeric (optional) 1/2 tbsp chili powder salt to taste 16 oz (2 boneless) chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces 4 tbsp fresh cilantro (or to taste) Directions: Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until golden. Add the crushed ginger, stir for a few minutes then add the garlic and cook another minute. Add cumin, garam masala, turmeric, chili powder, and salt; mix well until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, yogurt and …


Recipes for your Waffle Maker

Thinking about registering for a waffle maker? This kitchen appliance is more versatile than you might think. To inspire your future waffle iron creations, we’re bringing you a series of recipes that prove you can never get too creative. Waffled Churro French Toast Sticks  French toast has never looked so charming or tasted so good. Make this finger food in your waffle iron on weekend mornings to start your day off right with a sugary sweet treat. Get the recipe here. Spanish Chicken and Frittata-Waffle Tapas Spanish tapas that will wow your dinner guests. If you love chicken and waffles, it is worth giving this Spanish alternative a try. Get the recipe here. Banana Bread Waffles  A fashionable twist on classic banana bread. These are easy to make and look great on the plate. Get the recipe here. Hash Brown Waffles  Buttery potatoes in the shape of a waffle. Hash brown meals are transformed forever with this delicious twist on a classic egg breakfast. Get the recipe here. Cornbread Waffle BLT’s with Garlic Aioli  This bacon, lettuce, and tomato …


Our Favorite 4th of July Recipes

Planning to have a festive outdoor get together with friends and family to celebrate Independence Day? We love 4th of July celebrations – patriotic desserts, checkered table clothes, home cooked American food, and hopefully a perfect view of local fireworks. So for those of you that are hosting a party this coming weekend, we pulled together our favorite 4th of July recipes from around the web to inspire your menu selections. Kansas City Ribs  Fourth of July isn’t complete without BBQ ribs. To get the best taste of America made on your own grill, try this ribs recipe from Goodie Godmother. Patriotic Popsicles  A few simple ingredients and some DIY creativity can get you a long way. This popsicle recipe from The Things We’ll Make is healthy and full of American spirit. Fresh Dill and Red Potato Salad Potato salad is our go-to side dish for summer barbecues. This recipe from Aberdeen’s Kitchen is creamy and fresh and will go with any main meal you choose to cook up on the grill. Firecracker Hot Dog  Spark up …


Warm Up with This Tuscan Tomato White Bean Soup

There’s nothing like a steaming hot bowl of delicious soup to make you smile on a cold winter day. Why not use all those new kitchen appliances and cookware you registered for and whip up a batch of your own to last you through the week? We’re swooning over this mouth-watering Tuscan Tomato White Bean Soup recipe from Vitamix. Just grab your Professional Series 500 Blender and take 25 minutes to create this perfect winter dish using the instructions below. Ingredients 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, peeled, chopped 5 garlic cloves, peeled, roasted Salt, to taste 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) tomato paste 2 pounds (908 g) Roma tomatoes, quartered 2 (15 ounce) (425 g) cans white beans, drained, rinsed 4 cups (960 ml) vegetable broth or chicken broth 1 cup (240 ml) water 1 sprig rosemary plus 1 teaspoon chopped leaves ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 4 cups cubed ciabatta bread, about 4 ounces (114 g) 2 ounces (55 g) shredded mozzarella cheese Directions Heat 1 tablespoon of the …