In Temp-tations, Gift Tip Blogs, 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 f... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Temp-tations Team | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Among Friends
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 ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by merne | 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 artwor... Continue Reading
Last Reply by georgeann | 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 bey... Continue Reading
Last Reply by rodda6 | 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 memori... Continue Reading
Last Reply by MomMichele7 | 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 g... Continue Reading
Last Reply by history1 | 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 favo... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Grammy-O | 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 lizzief | 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... Continue Reading
In Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Temp-tations
Over the weekend, my kids and I made easy Mexican Chicken Tenders (perfect thing for them to help with).
Here is the recipe:
Chicken tenders marinated in greek yogurt, salsa, and Goya seasoning (i usually marinate overnight in my Lock and Lock Marinating container)
Place on greased cookie s... Continue Reading
Last Reply by franks12 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Mom to Mom Blogs
Using my Temp-tations cookware, I made Buffalo Chicken Cavatappi Pasta for the Littles.... a spicy "mac and cheese" with grilled chicken using spiral cavatappi pasta.
Here’s the recipe
Fill big pot full of water, add 1 tsp. salt, and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook until tender (... Continue Reading
Last Reply by DCourtney | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations
I think spring has finally sprung and I'm so excited for the new season. I'm particularly looking forward to walking outside with my new puppy, Fozzie, and enjoying all those great familiar feelings that comes with spring. Longer sun-filled days and star-filled nights, budding trees and flowers, graduations, family get-togethers, and so much more!
Mom and I are going on a trip that has been a lifetime dream for both of us: we're going to Paris! We've talked about this for years and now we're finally going. Mom has us booked solid with museums and tours, and I'm looking forward to fresh croiss... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Barbara5 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations
Daffodils are popping up, Easter is near, and the birds are chirping in the early morning. Spring is in the air. I love this time of year as the days are longer and the sun shines brighter.
I have had a busy few months. I just returned from the Housewares Show in Chicago and am excited about designing and creating for all of you. Mom and I saw a great show in NYC recently. I always love the buzz of the city.
I bid a sad farewell to my 13 year old Sake, a chow-shepherd mix. She has been a part of my life for so long that there is emptiness around the house... Continue Reading
Last Reply by MaryG1959 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Mom to Mom Blogs
It was a simple email that came in from a friend. Someone we both knew casually needed some help. Her husband was fighting cancer and she was struggling to keep the family together, the kids thriving, and her world from collapsing. The idea was to get a big group of people together... Continue Reading
Last Reply by GrandmaMae | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Hosts & Personalities
I am always so excited to see another COOKING ON Q DAY pop up on my QVC Programming Guide!! I LOVE our kitchen Shows and am usually glued to the TV for most of the day to see what's new and exciting for my own kitchen!! QVC's COOKING ON Q/SPRING EDITION is coming up on March 10th and I'm super thril... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Kathi1 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations
Happy Valentine’s Day Temp-tations Family! Did you know that other than New Years Day, Valentine’s Day is the most celebrated holiday around the world? I am excited to be spending time with you on a day that celebrates love! I love sharing my collection with you and your family. I am constantly inspired by your ideas and am always striving to integrate them into all of my Temp-tations Designs.
I just returned from a 10-day design trip that was so exciting. I presented QVC the new patterns and designs for this year. Wow, is this going to be an exciting... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Pattygayle | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations
There is something about a New Year that I love. Hope, excitement, renewed promises and the feeling of a fresh start. I also enjoy the comfort of the winter season in Pennsylvania, filled with family, friends, comfort foods and movies on snow days. I am enjoying watching my new pup... Continue Reading
Last Reply by -Kit Kat- | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the McConnell House……not a creature was stirring, except for Fozzie, my newly rescued Schnauzer-Yorkie mix. He prances out of his bed at 4:30 AM daily, ready to jingle-jangle and explore the world. He loves to mix it up with Sake (my 13 year old Chow-Shepherd Mix) It’s so wonderful how much joy a puppy brings to a home.
So, let me back up a bit and catch you up! I had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. Fozzie-La-La-La arrived shortly thereafter to ring in the... Continue Reading
Last Reply by stashy | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Hosts & Personalities
As most of you know, Temp-tations is one of my favorite brands on QVC. I use it almost daily and just love the Old World pattern in blue. Here is a picture of a part of my collection in my cupboard.
A few months ago I was on the air with Temp-tations melamine tableware and the Technical Director told me to kick the stack of dishes, because they were virtually unbreakable and the color I kicked had sold out. I was a little apprehensive and couldn’t believe what I was hearing, but I kicked that stack of dishes as suggested. It was amazing; none of the dishes broke and it made for lots o... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mrs z | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, TSV Talk
'Tis the season for family, friends, and festive meals. Isn't this such a warm, inviting time of year? Inviting many people in our homes…warm and cozy meals…and holiday memories to share. I'm so excited to share with you an exciting Today's Special Value coming up this Wednesday, October 17.
The set includes all that you need to prepare the perfect everyday or holiday meal for your friends and family. You'll find all the pieces that my mom used while I was growing up to set the perfect table. Whether it was Friday night with Mom, Dad, Tracy, and me—or Thanksgiving din... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Jonathan Redford | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, For the Home Talk
I’m excited to be hosting the first Temp-tations blog chat tonight at 6:00 pm ET. My kitchen is filled with Temp-tations items. Here’s a photo from earlier this week with some delicious pound cake on my counter. From the oven to the table, I love that I’m able to cook and serve dishes in one great piece. It makes entertaining so much simpler and my guests are always so impressed! Looking forward to talking with you on Wednesday. In the meantime, I’d love to see the Temp-tations items in your home. What’s your favorite pattern? Do you have a favorite dish you... Continue Reading
Last Reply by glassroses55 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, TSV Talk
Calling all Temp-tationistas (or just those that absolutely love to bake!):Fire up your ovens and your sweet tooth! Fall is on the way, which means baking, baking, and more baking. Speaking of baking, I'm thrilled to share with you an exciting TSV coming up this Wednesday, August 22. I absolutely love this set. The pieces included are what you'd typically only find in metal bakeware. They're the workhorses of your kitchen, and now they're available in beautiful stoneware and floral lace designs to boot! There's something so peaceful about a warm, homemade apple crisp with freshly picked apples... Continue Reading
Last Reply by hrdwhat | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, TSV Talk
Well, I think summer is finally in full swing—so glad "they" have decided that it's OK to wear white pants prior to Memorial Day. Makes me wonder, who are "they" anyway? I love everything about summertime: the weather, the sun, BBQs, and getting to slow down a bit and enjoy family and friends.
I really don't have big plans for the summer, I'm going to live through Mom...she's going on a bus tour at the end of June, starting in Denver, to see a lot of great historical sites. And now she told me she thinks she might go to Nova Scotia! She's amazing.
So in Temp-tations news, we have an ad... Continue Reading
Last Reply by dam6253 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Hosts & Personalities
Wednesday’s an exciting day! It’s QVC’s A Day of Customer Favorites and we’ll have nothing but your all-time favorite brands and items on air, online, and on our mobile apps all day long…including on In the Kitchen with David – PM Edition. Our theme for Wednesday night corresponds with our customer favorites event, and we’re making two recipes, since so many of you have told us how much you enjoy the recipe portion of the show. What are they? You’ve got to watch the video!
Time for your blog que... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Lubrend | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Hosts & Personalities
On April 25 I'll be sharing something special with you and there is so much buzz around it, I CANNOT wait. Get ready to fire up the grill, remove the pool cover, grab your flip-flops, and set the most beautiful table in your outside living space. QVC has even organized a customer stories campaign where you can share your pictures, memories, and stories about Temp-tations—come on Temp-tationistas! From what I see on my Facebook page, I told QVC that you already do this every day. :) This is a way to share and show off your experiences with the ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by pLANO | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Hosts & Personalities
Hello all you Temp-tationistas out there! Be careful what you wish for :). Boy, have we been having fun over here in Temp-tations land! Many of you have sent us some amazing suggestions and I've been hard at work making them a reality. I'm gearing up for a very exciting Cooking on Q this Sunday, March 25 with two big hour-long shows at 11am and 11pm ET, along with a variety of items throughout the day.
If you didn't see my brand-new cookbook when it launched on In the Kitchen with David this week, you'll get another chance to see it during my two shows. It contains 117 easy-to-make and i... Continue Reading
Last Reply by bigtimepatti | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Hosts & Personalities
Hello to all you Temp-tationistas out there! The countdown has officially begun to an incredible item coming up on February 15th. By popular request, we’ve included unique pieces and a special twist on the ones you love. We'll have the largest square baker we've ever offered - in a 4-quart capacity - so think lasagnas, roasted veggies, and of course great desserts. Four individual EZ hold ramekins are included for portion control and personalization of your appetizers. Soups, salads, desserts - everyone can have their own portion size. Additionally, I've included two 1-quart ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by heavenlytreasures1986 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Hosts & Personalities
Well the new year is in full swing! It was a very busy and exciting 2011—if you blinked, you might have missed it! At least I did. I really enjoyed all the time I got to spend with my family over the holidays. I even managed to pull off my yearly scheduled vacay with my BFF Amy. We always have such a good time together—many laughs and relaxing moments. We always just seem to be on the same page. Isn't it a blessing to have friends like that?
I promised myself that I'd have a better life/work balance this year. In case you haven't noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with coming ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by gaga10 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Hosts & Personalities
For me, Temp-tations is a gift every day — not only does it make my life easier (prep, cook, serve, and store all in one dish), but it also has united an entire community where I can go and not only talk about my passion, but listen and help all of you with yours. :) One of the most asked questions is, "What do I recommend gifting from my collection?" Well, I'm glad you asked. :)
For the woman who has it all, I love the idea of giving K27938 - Temp-tations Old World 16-piece Oven-to-Table Set. It's the most complete set that I've ever offered. Two of the most popular bakers... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Red_Sox_Fan | in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Temp-tations
October is National Breast Cancer awareness month, and I think it’s safe to say that breast cancer has touched all our lives. To quote Suze Orman from the October InsideQ, “Breast cancer runs in your family of friends, your family of relatives, your family of coworkers.”
The disease touched my life when I met Clare. Before coming to work at QVC, I had an antiques shop on Philadelphia’s Main Line. I needed someone to run the shop during the day while I worked at my full-time job, and a friend recommended Clare. She met me at the shop one day and as soon as w... Continue Reading