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Ina Garten 'Get The Look'

We continue to be inspired by Ina Garten’s latest cookbook Cook Like A Pro - you may be tired of hearing about it by now, but there’s more! In addition to some wonderful new recipes, Cook Like A Pro also features a few photos of table settings and serving ideas. There’s a beautiful shot of Ina’s table with our Natural Round Placemats so we decide to put together another 'Get The Look' post - because who doesn’t want to emulate Ina’s classic, comfortable style? Take a look at how we used some of our favorite products to recreate the look.

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Entertaining - HÔTEL Silver



We were so excited to get our favorite HÔTEL Silver Footed Bowls back in stock - just in time for holiday entertaining. We love our HÔTEL Silver pieces - they're all beautiful and they really do make any occasion feel special. So, we took a page from Ina Garten's book (Cook Like A Pro) and brightened up our holiday tables with some silver sparkle! We hope this post sparks some inspiration for your own holiday entertaining. 

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Ina Garten's Book Tour

It’s always so exciting when Ina Garten releases a new Barefoot Contessa cookbook and we are just thrilled that Cook Like A Pro features so many of our Cassandra’s Kitchen products. But the icing on the Chocolate Chevron Cake is that I got to attend Ina’s book tour speaking series. I traveled down to Bethesda, Maryland for a lovely evening with Ina in the company of her adoring fans and fellow cooking enthusiasts.

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Baked Spinach and Zucchini



It’s finally here! We are so excited that Cook Like A Pro is finally out in the world. We love the concept of this book because really, don't we all want to cook like Ina Garten! We’re thrilled to be able to share one of the new Cook Like A Pro recipes with you. Baked Spinach and Zucchini is a delicious dish, perfect for fall and the added touch of the mini skillets make it extra special! 

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Ina's Decadent (Gluten Free) Chocolate Cake

We’re going through some diet trial and error here at Cassandra’s Kitchen. I was recently diagnosed with Lyme Disease and it was recommended that I eat gluten free to combat inflammation (it's working!!).  For the time being I'm eating gluten free and Cindy has been gluten free for years, so it seemed appropriate to share Ina Garten’s incredible Decadent (Gluten Free!) Chocolate Cake (it’s so good, you’ll say ‘gluten who?’).

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Panzanella & Summer Garden Pasta



The season is rolling along and we have our favorite summer recipes on repeat. Ina Garten’s Summer Garden Pasta is a summer staple – when you have fresh, local tomatoes at your disposal you look for every tomato recipe available! And this year, I finally made Ina’s Panzanella. This recipe gets rave reviews but I never made it myself. Now that I’ve made it, I may never stop.

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Strawberry Season

Strawberry Season



It’s strawberry season. Last year we attempted strawberry jam (I promise we will try it again with my mom’s supervision!). This year, after grabbing our haul from Maple Acres Farm, we decided on strawberry shortcakes and Ina Garten’s fruit tart! George came back to give us his baking tips and enjoy the deliciousness of our favorite summer fruit.

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Baking with George & Cassandra

Baking with George & Cassandra

I’ve always loved baking but I’ve never been adventurous with it. I love making birthday cakes for my family (they're usually pretty basic), and I’ve always wanted to elevate my decorating game. I see all these beautiful cakes that look simple to create, and they never turn out the way I want. Through Instagram, I found that my hairdresser George dabbled in baking and cake decorating - I saw his Sprinkle Cake and immediately wanted to try it! Last week George came over to Cassandra’s Kitchen to bake and decorate with me. It was a game changer. So easy and so much fun! Now I'm super excited to try new things with my baking and decorating!

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In The Kitchen - Ina's Chicken Chili

In The Kitchen - Ina's Chicken Chili

Chili isn’t usually one of my spring meals, but it hasn’t felt much like spring around here (we still have piles of snow from our latest snow storm). I always like to blog about what we are actually cooking and eating now, and now we are making Ina’s Chicken Chili. This chili is a crowd pleaser and the added bonus is how good my house smells from cooking the onions and garlic. It’s also a great occasion to use my favorite Pillivuyt White Soup Bowls - they're the perfect size. 

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Cassandra's Year Of Birthday Cakes

Cassandra's Year Of Birthday Cakes

In 2017 I made a little deal with myself, I wanted to make all of my family’s birthday cakes (thanks, Ina Garten and Barefoot Contessa for the inspiration). I enjoy baking with my kids and thought that letting them help with their own cakes would create some great memories and foster their love for cooking and baking. The birthday cakes weren’t perfect works of art, but they were prepared with love - so they tasted even better!

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