Holiday parties always seem to end up in the kitchen!
Does everyone at your holiday party hang out in the kitchen like they do in mine? I gave up trying to shoo our guests out of the kitchen during a party because I finally realized they simply want to be in the coziest and happiest room in our house. What makes it that way? GOOD DESIGN, good food, warm, homey surroundings, and a dash of love.
The holidays and wintertime present the opportunity for some of the most beautiful moments of the year in the kitchen. Creating the right atmosphere keeps us close together with loved ones. Doesn’t everyone seek the warmth and memories of their childhood kitchens festively adorned for the season?
We are inspired by the challenge of designing an entertaining kitchen for you that can accommodate multiple chefs and heavy holiday entertaining yet still be able to function well during the rest of the year when times are quieter. If you like to entertain, it is important that you tell us the following during the planning stages:
1) How often do you entertain?
2) How do you like to entertain?
3) How big are the crowds when you’re entertaining?
Because every good party ends up in the kitchen, you will want yours to be filled with things you treasure to provide the backdrop for the memories you create. (See our picks) Long gone are the days when the kitchen is cast to the side as the work room no one enters. For those of you who already have a Ken Kelly kitchen, we would love to see your special moments in the kitchen. Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 10 large eggs (not jumbo)
- 2 lbs Gold Medal all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 sticks butter (1/2 lb)
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 6 teaspoons baking powder
Note: If you want lemon icing: mix juice of two lemons with confectioners sugar.