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KitchenAid’s Color Of The Year Is Even Dreamier Than Millennial Pink

Pantone might have crowned ultra violet as the hue of the moment, but KitchenAid is countering their choice with a stunning pick of their own. While I’m not one to pick sides in a decor debate, I have to admit that KitchenAid’s color of the year is even dreamier than millennial pink, which I honestly didn’t even think was possible. If you’re trying to revamp your home, Birds of Paradise is the shade that’ll totally transform your culinary space into #kitchengoals.

I’ll admit that I had my doubts when I heard that the kitchen decor gods were going up against Pantone with their very own color for 2018. First of all, KitchenAid is a total newbie when it comes to identifying the “it” color that everyone will be flocking to. Plus, Pantone has a pretty solid track record for identifying the tint that’ll be on-brand all year long. For example, take a look at 2016’s Rose Quartz and Serenity, aka pastel pink and baby blue, which still both hold up two years later.

That being said, KitchenAid’s tropical hue is guaranteed to have you thinking of summer through the end of the year, and I’m already obsessed. TBH, I might need to create a whole new Pinterest board revolving around this color, because it’s that pretty. According to the retailer, Birds of Feather is inspired by a South African plant of the same name. After taking one look at the plant, it’s easy to see where it earned its moniker, because the unusual flowers basically look like a group of multi-colored birds in flight.

“Much like the tropical plant, Birds in Paradise ignites one’s desire to be free, travel and explore exotic destinations,” KitchenAid’s website reads. “This high gloss, vibrant coral color will bring your kitchen to life and further inspire your culinary creativity.”


That’s not all. Apparently even more Bird of Paradise merch is reportedly in the works. According to Delish, a KitchenAid Mini Food Processor and Hand Mixer ($50 and $60) will be rolled out this month as part of the Bird of Paradise collection so your kitchen can get the full “it” color treatment before July is over. Sorry Pantone, I have a feeling that this happy hue might have more staying power than ultra violet. It’s totally Instagramable, plus who doesn’t want to feel like they’re dwelling in paradise all year long?

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10 Ways to get in the habit of living green

I talk a lot about making more eco-friendly switches and choosing reusable over disposable, but sometimes, that can seem easier said than done.

It takes a little time to adopt new habits and actually find a rhythm. Sometimes even I can be forgetful about an eco-friendly practice. It’s okay if you stumble when figuring out what will work best for you or your family. 

The key is to make it easy on yourself when making the switch. 

  1. If taking your recyclable materials outside to the bin every time makes you less likely to recycle, get a bin to keep in your home next to your trash can. 
  2. Print out the list of what LCG accepts for recycling (if you have curbside recycling service) and keep it either on your inside recycling bin or on your outside bin.
  3. Keep cloth shopping bags in your vehicle, rather than storing them in your house. After you empty the bags, leave them by the door to your vehicle so you can grab them as you leave, and return them to your vehicle.
  4. If you’re shopping and forgot your cloth bag(s), see if you can simply go bagless. Now, if you have 25 grocery items, it’s understandable that you can’t just carry it all out yourself, unless you put everything back in the cart to wheel to your vehicle. But if you’ve only got a few items, ask the cashier to skip the bag and just carry the items.
  5. Place cloth napkins or rags next to where your paper towels are located, so it’s just as quick to grab the reusable alternative.
  6. Keep small recycling bins in rooms throughout your home, especially the bathroom. These can collect empty and rinsed shampoo or other product bottles.
  7. Keep a ceramic coffee mug, beverage cup, set of dinnerware and utensils in your office or cubicle so you aren’t tempted to use the provided disposable options.
  8. Carry your reusable straws in your purse. When you’re using them out and about, take it out of your drink and dry it off before it’s time to leave, so you don’t potentially forget it at the restaurant. (Somehow, I’ve only forgotten my stainless steel straw once!)
  9. Practice ordering your drink with “no straw, please”. My drink order has pretty much become the mantra, “Water no straw, please.”
  10. Keep one or two reusable containers in your vehicle to bring down at restaurants for your own to-go box. (Honesty time: This is one habit I’m still working on adopting!)

You can do this! Once it becomes habit, choosing the greener alternatives is extremely easy.

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Voting Now Open For The 2018 TWICE VIP Awards!

Voting has begun for the annual TWICE VIP Awards!

Open only to consumer tech retailers and distributors, the VIP Awards honor the products and services expected to make the biggest difference at CE retail.

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This year’s program will choose the best from the following categories (click the links to learn more about each nominee).

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All-Clad Debuts Copper Cookware Line On

All-Clad has officially launched its c4 copper cookware collection, which has debuted online at

According to the company, the cookware is made entirely from pure copper layers with two layers of stainless steel, which is designed to provide rapid heat conductivity and responsiveness. In addition, the 4-ply bonded construction goes all the way to the rim of the pan for precise heat transfer. Designed with flared edges for drip-free pouring, the cookware line is also oven and broiler safe up to 600°F and made in the U.S.

The 10-piece set carries a suggested retail price of $1,980. The collection’s 5-piece set is sold for $850. There is also an array of open stock pieces, including sauce pans and fry pans in several sizes as well as a stock pot, sauté pan and a saucier.

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Disposable Dinnerware Market Research, Size, Share Analysis by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application to 2023

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Home With The Lost Italian: Easy egg bake – Only one pan, delicious ingredients needed

As I admired my gorgeous eggs, I decided to break in my new cookware with an easy and delicious dish I call One Pan Summer Egg Bake. This is a dish that can be prepared and ready to eat in about 30 to 35 minutes, and the leftovers can be refrigerated for several days and reheated just before serving.

What I love about this dish is its simplicity — everything is cooked in the same pan, from start to finish, meaning less time required for preparation and cleanup. The only dishes I need to wash after making this egg bake is my skillet, a spoon and the bowl I use to beat the eggs.

For this recipe, I’ve chosen a mix of meat and vegetables to create a hearty egg dish that is perfect to serve at a summer brunch, for lunch or even a light dinner. This is a fluid recipe, meaning that the amounts I’m using for each ingredient can easily be adjusted according to your needs and taste.

The first step is to beat the eggs with a bit of milk and any other flavor add-ins you might enjoy, like salt and pepper, fresh herbs or your favorite hot sauce. Once they’re frothy and well combined, set the eggs aside and move on to the main dish.

Bacon is my meat of choice here, and as the first ingredient to be cooked it sets the flavor tone for the entire dish. I cook the bacon until it’s crispy, then remove it from the pan and use the bacon fat and drippings to cook the rest of the ingredients. You could skip this step and use canola oil instead for a healthier alternative, but you won’t get all that good smoky flavor that the bacon fat brings.

Yellow onion and garlic are added to further ensure great flavor, and once they become fragrant and start to soften, I’ll add the remaining vegetables in stages to ensure even cooking. Asparagus and mushrooms are some of my favorites veggies to pair with eggs, and I add them next as they take about the same amount of time to cook. Once they’re slightly softened, I add diced Roma tomatoes followed by a couple handfuls of fresh spinach leaves.

Once the egg mixture is added, I stir in the bacon and finish the dish with a good sprinkling of shredded cheese which gives the top of the egg bake a lovely golden crust. For this for this recipe I’m using a Monterey Jack-Cheddar blend, but any good melting cheese will work.

This One Pan Summer Egg Bake is gorgeous to look at, easy to make and even better to eat. Enjoy!

“Home With the Lost Italian” is a weekly column written by Sarah Nasello featuring recipes by her husband, Tony Nasello. The couple owned Sarello’s in Moorhead and lives in Fargo with their 13-year-old son, Giovanni. Readers can reach them at More recipes can be found at

One Pan Summer Egg Bake

Serves: 4 to 6

4 large or extra-large eggs

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled into pieces.

1/2 medium yellow onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced

6 asparagus spears, bottom ends removed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 roma tomato, diced

1 cup fresh spinach leaves (about 2 large handfuls)

3/4 cup shredded cheese, Monterey Jack-Cheddar blend or other good melting cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and position rack in the center.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, basil, salt and pepper together until frothy and well combined; set aside.

In a 9 or 10-inch cast iron or oven-proof skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Once cool, crumble into bite-size pieces.

Cook the onions in the bacon grease over medium heat for 2 minutes, until they start to soften, stirring occasionally. Add the minced garlic and continue cooking for about 30 to 60 seconds, until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and asparagus and cook for another 2 minutes until slightly tender, stirring often. Stir in the diced tomatoes and continue cooking for 2 minutes, then add the spinach leaves and cook just until they start to wilt, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

Pour the egg mixture into the skillet, add the crumbled bacon and stir to evenly distribute the vegetables. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top and transfer pan to the oven. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cheese begins to brown and bubble and the edges are golden.

Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Slice into wedges and serve.