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Designer Makes Unique Dinnerware Sets Out of Human Remains

Crowe named the finished dinnerware set “Nourish.” The complete set consisted of cups, mugs, plates and bowls for eight people, all of which were functional. And all of which were covered in a glossy, blue, human-bone glaze.

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Nominate your breast cancer heroes to win KitchenAid appliances – The San Diego Union

KitchenAid appliances are wonderful, but they’re not cheap, and they’re certainly not free. But in October, the company is joining up with coupon-distributor Valpak and the Susan G. Komen organization to award free appliances, including some that will be given to heroes in the fight against

breast cancer

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It’s a multi-step giveaway. If there’s someone in your life who has taken action in the fight against breast cancer, starting on Sept. 25, you can nominate them as a “More Than Pink” hero. Their stories will be shared in October, and 25 nominees will then win KitchenAid’s Cook for the Cure collection. It’s a special group of pink appliances that include an immersion blender, stand mixer, blender and hand mixer.

But there’s another way to win. Look for the direct-mailer coupon envelope from Valpak in October. It’ll stand out, because while it’s usually blue, the October envelope will be pink to mark breast-cancer awareness month. A special blender-shaped coupon will be placed in 500 envelopes, and those lucky folks will win immersion blenders. It’s not quite Charlie Bucket’s golden ticket, but it’s a good real-world replacement.

“This initiative is personal for Valpak as many employees are affected by the disease in some way and we are determined to stand up and help find a cure.,” said Valpak CEO Mike Davis.

If you don’t win the cranberry-pink appliances, you can, of course, buy a set yourself. Or you can shop your way through this list of 25 kitchen items you probably don’t need, but might want anyway.

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DEALBOSS: A huge deal on cast iron skillets

Denver Weather Summary: 88 degrees

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Best Pan for sauteing to buy in 2018 – Pan for sauteing Reviews

There are more than 12 new best Pan for sauteing being introduced in the market every quarter, and many of them have some or the other unique and advanced features you’ve never heard before.

That being said, if you choose any random Pan for sauteing, there are possibilities of facing some of the serious issues which can come from choosing the wrong product.

There are dozens of different Pan for sauteing models in the market, finding the best one really was a challenging task for us. After review all the products we have picked some according to the categories. Before Moving Forward, why not look for our selection of best Pan for sauteing picked up by our Experts.

That’s why we’ve decided to do an in-depth research around these Pan for sauteing. Now, at the end of those hours-long using sessions and analysis, we are all set to recommend the best choices you’ll have in the Pan for sauteing category. Obviously, we have our picks from premium, semi-premium and budget-friendly sectors. Therefore, when it’s time, you can have the best Pan for sauteing .

We are pretty confident about the best Pan for sauteing that we recommend. So, you can choose to pick the right one for you in a few minutes and enjoy.

Tramontina 80114/535DS Professional Aluminum Nonstick Restaurant Fry Pan, 10″, Made in USA

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Tramontina’s Professional Restaurant Fry Pans are designed and manufactured to withstand the rigors of a professional kitchen, and easily adapt to home and non-commercial use. Ideal for frying, scrambling, sautéing, and searing your favorite recipes, the fry pans’ commercial-grade, heavy-gauge aluminum construction distributes heat quickly and evenly, while the reinforced nonstick interior allows food to easily release from the pan providing effortless cooking and cleanup. The cast stainless steel handle is riveted for added support and features a removable, silicone, soft-grip for versatility and maneuverability. This cookware is NSF certified, compatible with gas, electric and ceramic glass cooktops, can be used in the oven up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius) and is offered under a Lifetime Warranty.

Presto 06857 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet, Black

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Roasts, fries, grills, stews, bakes, and makes one-dish meals. Built-in pour spout doubles as a spoon rest. Base and handles detach and nest in pan for easy cleaning and storing. Great for every meal–big 16-inch base and high sidewalls provide extra cooking and serving capacity. saves energy because it’s more efficient than a range burner or oven. Tempered glass cover and stay-cool handles allow skillet to double as a buffet server. control master heat control maintains the desired cooking temperature automatically. 120 volts, 60 Hz only

T-fal Saute Pan with Lid, Nonstick Pan, 5 Quart, Black

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T-fal B36090/B3629064 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Jumbo Cooker Saute Pan with Glass Lid Cookware, 5-Quart, Black. The 5-Quart capacity is perfect for cooking delicious, large family meals. The high quality nonstick interior and exterior coating makes cleaning easy and quick. The Total Nonstick construction delivers even heat distribution for reliable cooking results. The riveted handles are sturdy and comfortable to grip. The see through glass lid with a steam vent makes it easy to monitor foods and release the steam properly while cooking.

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Taste of the West: Cowboys at the Plate

If your family didn’t have a set, maybe a friend’s did. Maybe your food was served on it at a rest stop restaurant out west on a family vacation, or maybe you dreamed it onto your table after all those weekend afternoons watching westerns with your dad. That’s how familiar Westward Ho dinnerware looks.

There’s a reason it feels like it’s part of your dinnerware DNA. Time was, the Western artwork of creator Tillman “Till” Goodan was ubiquitous. Born in Eaton, Colorado, in 1896, he grew up working on a ranch in California. A longtime cowboy and rodeo rider, Goodan eventually committed full time to creating the fine art that would popularize the Western lifestyle motifs he drew from his own experience. He produced oil paintings, watercolors, and lithographs; drew Gene Autry comic books; and illustrated a collection of stories about famous bucking horses and ranches, horsemen of the world, and Western gear. He also designed a line of Western gifts, ceramics, bronzes, leather, paper, and fabric.

From tablecloths to ties, Goodan’s designs have graced practically everything, but maybe nothing quite so successfully as four lines of dinnerware — Pioneer Trails, Longhorn, Boots and Saddle, and Rodeo — produced by Wallace China. With its action-filled cowboy images surrounded by authentic cattle brands, the rodeo pattern especially captured the country’s imagination, including the likes of Autry, Roy Rogers, and Bing Crosby, who all owned sets.

Today, Goodan’s work is highly collectible. Fortunately, if you’re setting the table with it, you don’t have to scour flea markets and antique malls to piece together sets. True West Home, with the permission of Goodan’s daughter Betty Goodan Andrews, has an exclusive license to signed Till Goodan artwork for a variety of home products.

For more information on True West Home and Westward Ho dinnerware, visit the company’s website. Photography: Courtesy True West Home. Subscribe to the forthcoming monthly Taste of the West e-newsletter below.


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Used Clothing (and More) Drive Sponsored by High School Chorus Taking Place Sunday, October 23

The Jefferson Township High School Chorus is collecting used clothing and other items. The donations will be used to support people in need of wearable used clothing via micro-enterprise programs around the globe. If donations are not suitable for re-use, they will be recycled.

The following items may be placed in well-tied trash bags for donation:

Clothing and Shoes: all types and styles of used, wearable clothing, sneakers, and shoes for men, women, and children

Accessories: purses, backpacks, briefcases, belts, hats, gloves, undergarments, socks, scarves, ties, baby accessories

Household items: blankets, sheets, pillow, bedspreads, quilts, comforters, towels, tablecloths, drapery/curtains, bath rugs, fabric kitchen and bath accessories

Toys: stuffed animals, cars, airplanes, playsets, blocks, etc.

The following items will not be accepted: books, CDs, VHS tapes, kitchen appliances, outdoor toys, furniture.

Bags of donations can be delivered to the high school parking lot (1010 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge) on Sunday, October 28, from 1-3 p.m. To make alternate arrangements, contact Nicole Hunt at 973-464-5340.

The chorus is working with Clothing Drive Fundraiser ( and will receive funding based on the total weight of collected items.

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Six Stir-Fries to Keep Summer Alive

A great stir-fry demands a variety of texture and flavor, which is why fresh summer veggies are a must. They can be saucy or sticky. Asian flavors like rice wine, soy sauce, and gochujang, a fermented red chili paste, are important because without them, your stir-fry would resemble something more like a casserole. And casseroles are like the anti-stir-fry.

The single most important element to a great stir-fry, however, is sizzle, so choose your cookware wisely. We like All-Clad D3 Compact pans and D5 collection for their fast, even heating, and exceptional searing. And heat is everything to a stir-fry—that’s how you get the good crispy bits, which, let’s be honest, are one of the best parts. See above shot for cookware inspiration.

Summer may be coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of time to snag fresh loot from the farmer’s market and toss up a stir-fry combo that keeps the heat in your kitchen a little bit longer.

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Fresh, in-season snap peas are the popcorn of the vegetable world: crunchy, easy to eat, and delicious any time of the day. A flavorful asparagus is nothing to overlook, either. In this steak, snap pea, and asparagus stir-fry, crunchy veg is king, but when mixed with shallots and ginger, it’s easy to see that summer is alive and well. Try whipping this one up in the All-Clad D3 Compact skillet , which is great for grilling meats.

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No matter how long you close your eyes and dream of sunbathing on the idyllic beaches of Thailand, you just won’t be transported there (we’ve tried). But with a few easy-to-find ingredients, you can whip up this spicy Thai tofu stir-fry. Peanuts, onion, and red bell pepper give the fry its necessary crunch, while basil, spinach, lime juice, and soy sauce add major flavor and additional texture. The best part is that the actual cook time is under 10 minutes and you can wow your dinner guests by flipping the dish around a few times.

If spice isn’t your thing, but vegetarianism is (though meat lover’s will dig this one, too), we suggest this tofu and mushroom stir-fry that pits crispy, flavor-soaked tofu and scallions against mushrooms and ginger, all bathed in a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and rice wine. Mm-hmm, that’s right.


This is not your momma’s string bean recipe (though we’re sure your mom is lovely). A simple yet extraordinary combo, this chicken green bean stir-fry gets its kicks from Chinese-fermented rice wine, and is made bright and crunchy with market-fresh green beans. A little cornstarch thickens up the sauce while a sprinkling of chopped-up cashews, sesame seeds, or peanuts delivers a ferociously textured finishing touch. Because stir-fries like this one are a bit like a one-pot meal, it’d be ideal to cook it in something like the All-Clad D5 3-Qt Saute Pan, which combines a wide base for searing and sautéing over higher heat with sloped, rounded sides to contain liquids while you’re thickening up your sauce.

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Color is key in this summer vegetable stir-fry. It’s optimal for emptying the fridge of your latest CSA farm share, with major summer players like zucchini, squash, carrots, and radishes leading the charge. A mixture of herbs is essential, too. Go all in on mint, cilantro, tarragon, or celery leaves, or just pick your favorite two and run with it.

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Not all heroes wear capes, and not all stir-fries require rice. Whether you’ve exhausted all your ideas for a summer salad or you’re just in the mood for a heartier form of vitamin K, this Stir Fried Greens with Bacon recipe is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Use a pan like the All-Clad D3 Compact 10 inch skillet. New contoured handles fit perfectly in hand and are securely riveted to the pan, while flared edges allow for accurate, drip-free pouring , which has a riveted matrix on the interior for natural stick resistance, and is ideal for cooking on high heat with oils for full, rich flavors (eh-hrm, that’s the definition of a great stir fry). The trick is in the timing—let each handful wilt before packing in another. Then bring it home with a secret sauce, scallions, and, of course, bacon.

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