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The Perfect Rose Centerpiece Made Easy!

In the video below, Harris uses white roses to demonstrate how to make a beautiful centerpiece. It’s important to ensure that your arrangement isn’t too tall. Anyone who has been to a wedding knows how frustrating it can be to try to talk to the other people at your table when there is a towering massive centerpiece. We always keep our arrangements short to encourage conversation which is important at any dinner party.

Making your own floral centerpiece can seem daunting, but using a flower arranging frog makes it so easy! The holes in the base evenly space the flowers. Frogs can be hard to find since they are fairly old-fashioned, but try popping by your nearest antique store or search online to inquire. There are modern versions as well! Buying your own flowers is much less expensive than purchasing a flower arrangement from a florist. So why not have some fun and create your own impressive centerpiece with them? Send us a picture of your homemade arrangements, we’d love to see your creativity!

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Tuesday Two Minute Tutorial: Make your own Wine Vinegar!

For this week’s Tuesday Two Minute Tutorial, Dave shares how to make your own custom wine vinegar. You can use this for any recipe which requires a fancy vinegar for much less money! Try making your own wine vinegar and using it to make last week’s tutorial- vinaigrette!

Roasted Peppers: A Colorful & Healthy Appetizer!

Here is a quick tip from The Dads on Roasted Peppers!

Recently we were buying sweet peppers for a couple of our recipes. We noticed the store had on sale the Trio bag of peppers in different colors. We decided that even though we didn’t need all of those peppers, it was still cheaper than buying the two individually.

What to do with the extras you ask?? We sprinkled some extra virgin olive oil, Kosher salt and pepper… and roasted them in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Next, we placed them on a platter and served them at room temperature.

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Roasted Peppers can be great make for a great side dish, but we served them as an hors d’oeuvre with the cocktails!

Our guests loved them! Who would have thought something so simple and healthy could be such a big hit?!

Tuesday Two Minute Tutorial: Balsamic Vinaigrette!

We stopped buying dressing years ago, and you can too!

Check out this week’s Tuesday Two Minute Tutorial to learn how to make Harris’ Signature Dressing- Balsamic Dressing. This dressing requires only 3 ingredients! Seriously! Harris uses just a plain Balsamic, but any quality vinegar will do! Never buy store bought again!

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 part Dijon Mustard (We prefer Grey Poupon)
  • 4 parts Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to season

Directions:

Add the vinegar and mustard in a bowl.

While slowly drizzling in 4 parts olive oil, Whisk together all of the ingredients. Once emulsified, simply season with salt and pepper.

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