Make mealtime even more fun with personalized dishes that are really special. Your child will know where to sit with a dish that has her name front and center, and personalized plates are sure to become heirlooms. From handcrafted dishes to ones with mod designs, personalized plates are a great way to get your tot excited about sitting for dinner or exploring feeding herself. Click through to find a design that's perfect for your little one.
After falling for Kelly Wearstler's delicately gilded debut collection for Pickard, I was excited to catch a glimpse of her new casual collection. In true Kelly Wearstler fashion, her sophomore collection of china is covered in bold patterns, half of which also come in iconic '80s hues. Think deep periwinkle and electric fuchsia. Inspired by the natural patterns found in marble and stone varieties, classic moiré patterns, and designs from her sculpture collection, the six new settings look especially rich when they are mixed. Plus, at $175 for a five-piece casual set compared to $450 for one from her formal collection, you almost feel as though you're getting them at a steal.
I'm curious to know what you think of the new collection. Although I usually gravitate toward color, I'd have to say that my favorite designs are the black and white options. If I had to narrow it down to a first choice, though, I think I'd set a table with the Black on White Dots, shown here. Which set would you choose?
This photo captures the kaleidoscope effect that you experience while gazing up at the soaring ceilings of the ornate churches in Puebla, Mexico. Considered to be the “cradle of Mexican Baroque,” this beautiful colonial city is known for its architecture and decorative arts where towers and domes of old churches and monasteries abound. Quite fitting for a place known as the City of Angels.
If a Mexican adventure isn't on the horizon, then keep reading for a way to get the look at home!
Most of us don't spend much time thinking about what goes in our dishwashers. We tend to just load the dishes, squeeze a bit of detergent into its receptacle, and turn it on — maybe pressing heavy for pots and pans, normal for the usual plates and glasses. Since I've learned the hard way what can and cannot go in the dishwasher, I'm hoping to pass a bit of that know-how on to you and save you from tarnished silverware. I'm sure plenty of you know your way around the kitchen just fine, so let's test your knowledge about what can and what can't go in the dishwasher.Take the Quiz
Following my latest Name That Dish! challenge, I was surprised to note that many people considered a flauta and a taquito to be the same thing. Being from Texas, I'd always thought they had subtle differences, but just to be certain, I conducted some further research.
Turns out my suspicions were correct. There are small, if distinct, differences between the two Mexican specialties. First, while taquitos are generally made with corn tortillas, flautas (Spanish for "flutes") are usually made from rolled-up wheat flour tortillas.
Second, in certain regions, taquitos are often the petite-sized, appetizer variety, while flautas are the lengthier form of the dish, made from burrito-sized tortillas and served as part of the main meal. However, in occasional situations and some places, the two terms are used interchangeably.
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Dishes pile up and they don't clean themselves! It doesn't matter if you have a hungry baby or a feasting family, once you enter motherhood, it's hard to find the bottom of your kitchen sink. Unless, of course, you make reservations! Aside from getting your hubby and kids to lend their hands, try transforming the tedious chore into one slightly more enjoyable with these fun and fabulous items!
While we do have a dishwasher, I find that I am a much better dishwasher than it is. Plus, I hate waiting until the dishwasher is full to run a load. There's something that bothers me about knowing that the dishwasher is half full of dirty dishes. Call me crazy, but I actually enjoy doing dishes by hand. What about you?
Way back when, I confessed that North's two dishes cost more than my entire collection of flatware. I remember feeling pretty remorseful about my choice, but the stainless steel has lived up to that investment nearly seven years later! After spotting these sleek twosomes, I'm not feeling guilty but a bit jealous since this is a splurge-worthy set if I've ever seen one. Ringing in at $90, twins Gaia & Gino come in glossy melamine and seven color choices to be set up together . . . or separately. The design's also practical – with a built-in handle for filling and refilling – so no sloshing here! Could you see this mod design adding style to your household?