By Season

May7

16 Outdoor Place Setting Ideas

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Ok, it’s no secret we love a beautiful place setting, and while we can’t help but come up with new ideas all the time for how to dress your dining room table, why not take the fun outdoors? This time, we’re using outdoor placemats, melamine dinner ware, shatterproof glassware, and more (of course mixed with some of our favorite indoor pieces) to come up with some outdoor place settings to inspire your next al fresco gathering!

 
Apr24

10 Ideas for Summer from Bunny Williams

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Summer ideas from Bunny Williams

With summer comes a relaxed pace and sunny days that beckon you outdoors. It’s prime time for casual get-togethers and cocktails under the stars. This season, Bunny’s got all the answers for creating simple, carefree style, so there’s less time worrying about last-minute guests and more time enjoying what matters most. Here are a few of our favorites from Bunny’s new collection that you’re sure to love.

 
Mar30

6 Printable Place Cards for Spring 2015

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Indigo table cloth with Bunny Williams Campbell House dinnerware

In this post, we shared with you a ton of table setting ideas, and on almost every table, we used some kind of place card. Whether it was a ceramic hang tag that we placed in the center of the plate or a metal label holder, place cards are a must when entertaining. Hey, if Bunny Williams says place cards are essential, then we’re on board too! If you’re using a place card holder, we’ve designed some pretty, printable cards for you to use! Just print them out on a piece of cardstock, and you’re ready to go.

 
Mar27

14 Easter Table Setting Ideas

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Easter table setting ideas

Easter is often a time when we gather with family members for a big meal. There are eggs to hunt, sunny days to enjoy, and family members to be grateful for. Traditionally, Easter is celebrated with a big family lunch, so we’ve gathered together some of our favorite table settings to inspire your Easter lunch.

 
Feb27

Recipe: Classic Lemonade

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Cooks Illustrated's Classic Lemonade recipeMore than 1 million home cooks rely on Cook’s Illustrated magazine to provide trusted recipes that work, honest equipment reviews and ingredient taste tests, and time-saving kitchen tips.  Published by the hosts of America’s Test Kitchen television series, Cook’s Illustrated is known for an almost fanatical approach to creating the best recipes for the home cook’s favorite foods.  To do this, they test every recipe 20, 30, sometimes up to 100 times in their own 2,500 square foot test kitchen where they make the mistakes so you don’t have to.  They also test and recommend which kitchen equipment is the best to use, which supermarket ingredients really make a difference and which techniques work best for the home cook.  And because Cook’s Illustrated is advertising free, you can trust their objective ratings to identify what products are worth your money and which to avoid. Subscribe to Cooks Illustrated here, or sign up for the Perfectly Plated Sweepstakes for the chance to win $5,000 in merchandise from Ballard Designs.

 
Feb27

Recipe: White Sangria

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Recipe: White SangriaMore than 1 million home cooks rely on Cook’s Illustrated magazine to provide trusted recipes that work, honest equipment reviews and ingredient taste tests, and time-saving kitchen tips.  Published by the hosts of America’s Test Kitchen television series, Cook’s Illustrated is known for an almost fanatical approach to creating the best recipes for the home cook’s favorite foods.  To do this, they test every recipe 20, 30, sometimes up to 100 times in their own 2,500 square foot test kitchen where they make the mistakes so you don’t have to.  They also test and recommend which kitchen equipment is the best to use, which supermarket ingredients really make a difference and which techniques work best for the home cook.  And because Cook’s Illustrated is advertising free, you can trust their objective ratings to identify what products are worth your money and which to avoid. Subscribe to Cooks Illustrated here, or sign up for the Perfectly Plated Sweepstakes for the chance to win $5,000 in merchandise from Ballard Designs.

 
Feb24

Recipe: Grilled Glazed Baby Back Ribs

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Grilled Glazed Baby Back Ribs from Cooks IllustratedMore than 1 million home cooks rely on Cook’s Illustrated magazine to provide trusted recipes that work, honest equipment reviews and ingredient taste tests, and time-saving kitchen tips.  Published by the hosts of America’s Test Kitchen television series, Cook’s Illustrated is known for an almost fanatical approach to creating the best recipes for the home cook’s favorite foods.  To do this, they test every recipe 20, 30, sometimes up to 100 times in their own 2,500 square foot test kitchen where they make the mistakes so you don’t have to.  They also test and recommend which kitchen equipment is the best to use, which supermarket ingredients really make a difference and which techniques work best for the home cook.  And because Cook’s Illustrated is advertising free, you can trust their objective ratings to identify what products are worth your money and which to avoid. Subscribe to Cooks Illustrated here, or sign up for the Perfectly Plated Sweepstakes for the chance to win $5,000 in merchandise from Ballard Designs.