Started by Tara McConnell in Gift Tip Blogs, Temp-tations, Holiday Advice
We’ve all been there: jumping into the holiday season with a calendar full of fabulous hang-outs, brunches and parties; wracking our brains for just the right hostess gift.
Now is the perfect time to plan ahead. Of course, you can never go wrong with a bottle of wine. But I’m a sucker for a hostess gift that shows I went the extra mile and added a personal touch with one particular hostess in mind.
This tradition (okay…obsession) started for me years and years ago. I was giving a dinner party, and though it wasn’t my very first, I was still a little nervous. My close... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Temp-tations Team | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Among Friends, Temp-tations
This time of year, I love that so many of my friends and family take the time to share the things they’re thankful for every day. It’s such a small thing that means so much. Especially during the busiest time of year. Taking time to express gratitude helps keep us all focused on what it is that really counts.
Of course with birds to stuff, menus to plan, family to coordinate…it’s so easy to lose sight of that! But I have a little trick to help me remember to get my thanks on. No matter how busy I am, when I look down and see my hands wrapping, prepping, chopping or wa... Continue Reading
Last Reply by MomMichele7 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, TSV Talk
Hello temp-tations family – the big day is here! I’m so excited to share Today’s Special Value with you – my new temp-tations 13-piece Oven-to-Table Essentials Set in both Old World and Floral Lace!
This set will add wonderful charm to your holiday baking, entertaining and gift-giving – because each of the 3 main bakers comes with a new, matching Limitless Lid-It and a beautiful gift box! Plus, you get three stainless steel serving utensils and a set of recipe cards tailored to the pieces in the set. You’ll really add dimension to your collection with these... Continue Reading
Last Reply by rodda6 | Started by Tara McConnell in Recipe Swap, Temp-tations
Wow – fall is here, and winter is on the horizon! What an amazing season it has been. This past month, my mom and I visited my alma mater, West Virginia Wesleyan, to speak to aspiring young entrepreneurs and business classes. Being on campus brought back so many wonderful memories, and it inspired me in lots of different ways!The feeling of fall, being with my family and watching college soccer games in chilly weather got me thinking about cozy comfort food recipes. I love coming home to the smell of something warm and inviting, and my new Old World 5-Quart ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by georgeann | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, TSV Talk
I am so excited to share with you Today's Special Value - my new Set of 4 Insulated Foldable Totes with Gift Boxes in beautiful Polka Dot or Old World patterns! I just love the idea of using the beloved Temp-tations patterns on new products...adding a punch of whimsy, fun and color to life, even beyond the kitchen. These tote bags are useful in countless ways, but also will add a bit of Temp-tations flare and beauty to your everyday life.
These useful market totes keep hot foods hot, cold foods cold and fold up into clever zippered pouches for easy storage and travel. Each spacious ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by merne | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Holiday Advice
One of my favorite parts about the holidays, aside from cooking and eating delicious foods and sharing memories with friends and family, is the morning I set the holiday table. For me, it's like the equivalent of starting out with a blank canvas, and creating a simple and beautiful piece of artwork to please the eye, and make any experience at the table a little more fun.
Believe it or not, I actually like to be a little "impromptu" when it comes to setting the table. Don't get me wrong, I definitely have ideas and plans before hand, but it is sometimes fun to gather many options, variation... Continue Reading
Last Reply by lizzief | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations
What a wonderful summer we’ve had so far, and I can’t believe it’s already August! From longer days and casual backyard get-togethers to family time and all-American holidays, summertime has been one great celebration after the next.
But the highlight for me was the amazing trip I took with my mother to Paris. Beautiful, inspirational, delicious, full of history and wonder – Paris is especially lovely as it moves from spring into summer, and we savored every single moment. There were so many sites to see, so many museums to wander through, and so many fabulous mea... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Grammy-O | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations
Hello Temp-tations family!
Wow, what a summer it has been! Fall is nearly here, and I cannot wait to see what this new season brings. The rich colors, cooling temperatures and most importantly time with family and friends is what I am looking forward to most.
The flavors of the fall harvest are great for baking, and my new Sweet & Savory 10-pc. Baking Set is a perfect way to serve them. Inspired by my visit to Paris, I created this unique set to prepare, bake and serve fabulous family dishes. And, just in time for fall, this set will be available in our seasonal Harvest pattern.&nbs... Continue Reading
Last Reply by rsrm | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Mom to Mom Blogs
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Last Reply by history1 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations
Wanted to catch you up on all that’s been going on around here and what I’m really looking forward to in October! First of all, I have to say that my mom and I had a wonderful time celebrating her birthday in August. We treated ourselves to a celebratory dinner at one of mom’s favorite restaurants and just enjoyed being together (see her fabulous birthday cake below!).
I think many of you know how special my mom is to me, so it’s always time I treasure when I’m with her – whether we’re cooking in the kitchen, travelling together, or just hanging out... Continue Reading