Although summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, Memorial Day weekend will always serve as the unofficial kickoff of the season. Gather your family and friends around the grill and welcome summer the right way with these BBQ essentials!
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There’s a lot that goes into planning for a wedding—even if you’re going as a guest. You have to pick just the right outfit, the right shoes and of course, the perfect gift for the bride & groom! Lucky for you, we can help you with all of the above! Yes, even the gifting part.
The Zappos Home boutique is brimming with lots of great newlywed gift ideas to make sure you welcome them to their new life with a gift they’ll cherish for years to come.
Check out just a few of our favorite wedding gifts:
Many consider the kitchen to be the heart, the center, the life force, if you will, of the home---and for good reason! The kitchen is where people congregate at the beginning and the end of the day, where meals (and oftentimes, homework and messy science projects) are prepared--- in a nutshell: it’s where the real magic happens!
So why wouldn’t you want the heart of your home to be a lively and beautiful place to spend quality time? We’ve rounded up a few kitchen gadgets that add a dose of fun & color to the most important room in your home:
There isn't a more perfect use for the Le Creuset roaster than a beef roast. This delectable recipe combines classic flavorful ingredients with seasonal root vegetables for a mouth-watering result.
The best part is that you can put this roaster right on the stove top and make the gravy directly in the dish! Go big for your next dinner parties with a 4-pound roast because the roomy handles on the Le Creuset roaster make maneuvering around the kitchen easy.
-1 (4 lbs) boneless prime rib beef roast
-6 garlic cloves, minced
-2 Tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
-1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
-1/2 cup kosher salt
-1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper
-1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus 3 Tbsp for the vegetables
-2 lbs of small potatoes, halved if larger than 3 inches
-2 lbs assorted root vegetables (such as carrots, beets, turnips or parsnips) peeled and sliced on the bias
-2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
-1 qt beet stock
-2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 Allow the roast to rest at room temperature at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 Mince the garlic cloves. Combine with Dijon mustard, thyme, salt, pepper and olive oil to create a rub. Spread evenly over the prime rib, patting well. Place the roast fat side up in a Le Creuset Signature 7 qt Roaster.
3 In a bowl toss the potatoes and root vegetables with olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper. Arrange the vegetables around the roast reserving any tender vegetables, such as carrots, for later.
4 Place the roaster in the center rack of the oven. Roast roughly 20 minutes per pound for medium-rare, or internal temp reaches 120 degrees F. Add the more tender vegetables to the pan halfway through roasting. When the roast is ready, remove from the oven and let rest 20 minutes before carving.
5 While the roast rests, make the jus (gravy). Discard a few tablespoons of fat, leaving some in the roaster. Place the roasting pan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes, until it reaches paste consistency.
6 Pour in the beef stock and add thyme, stirring continuously. Use a wooden spoon to release any browned bits on the bottom of the roaster.
7 Increase the heat to high and continue to cook. Adjust seasonings if necessary, and strain the jus to serve with the roast.
A cup o’ joe, java, bean juice, the daily grind. Whatever you call it, a good cup of coffee is as individual as the person savoring it. Whether you need that mid-day jolt of energy or that crucial morning pick-me-up, this beloved beverage certainly deserves its share of accolades.
To celebrate National Coffee Month, treat yourself to a new coffee maker, espresso machine and coffee accessories to enhance your daily caffeinated bliss! (or decaf, if that's your thing)
Give the newlyweds a gift that they’ll get plenty of use out of during that all-important “nesting phase”. With our great selection of top houseware brands like Lenox, Gorham, Le Creuset and more, you don’t even need to deal with the department stores to give them a great wedding present!
Oh, did we mention our housewares also ship free both ways? Talk about fuss-free wedding shopping! If only the rest of the wedding planning was this easy!
Check out some of our wedding gift picks below:
One of the great joys in life is entertaining at home for friends and family. With BBQ season in full swing, we’re excited to fire up the grill, serve up some refreshing cocktails and share some yummy summertime fare with those we love! From good ol’ homemade apple pie to salads and burgers, great food is meant to be enjoyed with great company.
Check out some of our favorite dining and kitchen gadgets for pulling off the perfect lunch or dinner get-togethers in your backyard this summer.
For a refreshing summer treat for the whole family, try this delicious smoothie recipe from Vitamix®!
1 orange, peeled and quartered
¼ lemon, peeled, quartered and seeded
½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
¼ cup fresh mango chunks
1 cup ice cubes
Place all ingredients in the Vitamix in the order listed. Start at Variable 1 setting and turn on the machine. Slowly increase the speed to 10 then to High. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached. Enjoy!
For a lot of us, the day doesn’t officially start until that first cup of brew. There’s just something about the aroma, the ritual, the caffeinated jolt that gets us going even on a sleepy Tuesday morning!
So, in honor of our beloved beverages, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts for the coffee and tea connoisseur in your life (even if it happens to be you!). Who needs the coffee shop when you can be your own barista right in your kitchen?
1. DeLonghi Nespresso Capsule Espresso/Capuccino Machine, 2. Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System, 3. Le Creuset Whistling Kettle, 4. Krups XP2280 Programmable Precise Tamp Combination Coffee Maker, 5. KitchenAid Four-cup Personal Coffee Maker, 6. Breville You Brew Coffee Maker