Heart of the Home Kitchen

Crystal Serving Bowls

Crystal Serving Bowls

I Love Crystal Especially For Serving I love crystal! I have crystal just about everywhere in my home. It is especially fun to have [...] Read More
Halloween Oven Mitts and Pot Holders

Halloween Oven Mitts and Pot Holders

Ensure a safe Halloween in the kitchen with these awesome Halloween Oven Mitts and Halloween Pot Holders! With trick or treaters coming to the door, Halloween party guests arriving and [...] Read More
Aprons for Halloween

Aprons for Halloween

Protect Your Costume with Halloween Aprons When you are preparing the food for the Halloween party or helping in the kitchen, you will need a Halloween apron to protect your [...] Read More

Porcelain

Franz Porcelain Sugar Bowls and Creamers

Franz Porcelain Sugar Bowls and Creamers

Franz Porcelain Sugar Bowls and Creamers are a fabulous way to start or add to a Franz Porcelain collection.  Even if you already have a Franz porcelain sugar bowl and creamer set, you can add new styles to your collection.  Multiple sets will allow you to always have great themes for your table at every […]

Franz Porcelain Cake Plates

Franz Porcelain Cake Plates

Franz Porcelain Cake Plates Make a Lovely Display I do love the Franz Porcelain Cake Plates, but they are often in limited supply.  The few featured here are limited and rare, not only in beauty, but also in availability. I use my cake plate for special parties, but I also enjoy displaying my collection.  The […]

Franz Porcelain Salt and Pepper Shaker Sets

Franz Porcelain Salt and Pepper Shaker Sets

Franz Porcelain Salt and Pepper Shakers Sets make a great décor style statement for your table or kitchen counter.  The styles are varied and coordinate with other Franz Porcelain designs.  You can add vases, teapots, or cup and saucer sets in coordinating designs to create a stunning table setting. The Franz Porcelain Salt and Pepper […]

Beautiful Franz Porcelain Trays

Beautiful Franz Porcelain Trays

Serve Your Friends At Your Next Dinner Party on Franz Porcelain Trays I have completely fallen in love with the beautiful designs of Franz porcelain.  My love for animals and flowers makes them an immediate draw for me, but the intricate detailing and stunning colors of each piece, make them true works of art.  I […]

Franz Porcelain Cup and Saucer Sets

Franz Porcelain Cup and Saucer Sets

Make your coffee and tea time a unique and memorable occasion by serving your preferred beverage in Franz Porcelain Cup and Saucer Sets. When hosting a tea party, there is no need to have a dozen or more of the same patterned cup and saucer sets.  Let each guest use a different style and color […]

Bakeware

Nordic Ware Baking Pans

Nordic Ware Baking Pans

I am a huge fan of Nordic Ware Baking pans!  I love being able to bake otherwise plain cakes with beautiful designs.  For years, I have requested Nordic Ware Baking pans for any occasion gift.  For Christmas, my birthday, anniversaries or any other special day.  As a result, I have a fabulous collection of Nordic […]

Pull Apart Cupcake Cakes:  Pans, Molds & Books

Pull Apart Cupcake Cakes: Pans, Molds & Books

Beautiful Pull Apart Cupcake Cakes The new craze in town is none other than these little cakes or cupcakes, whichever you prefer to call them.  I love baking and a favorite cake style of mine and my family, is the pull apart cupcake cakes.   I really like the idea of having individual servings of any […]

Decorative & Oven Safe Ceramic Pie Plates

Decorative & Oven Safe Ceramic Pie Plates

Ceramic is one of the most loved bake-ware materials because of it beauty, but it will also give even heat throughout the pottery dish when baking.  It is often more visually appealing so you can serve your pie from the same dish.   These pieces will definitely stand the test of time. Ceramic Pie Plates come […]

Heart Shaped Bakeware

Heart Shaped Bakeware

Heart Shaped Bakeware Makes Heart Shaped Goodies In The Kitchen If you have been wondering what kind of goodies you can make for someone you love, check out the Heart Shaped Bakeware in this article to help you make heart shaped treats and meals in the kitchen. You can make cakes, cupcakes, muffins, pies, tarts, […]

Holiday Kitchen Decor

Halloween Salt & Pepper Shaker Sets

Halloween Salt & Pepper Shaker Sets

We all enjoy adding a touch of the season in our kitchen.  There is no better way to do that than with Halloween salt & pepper shaker sets. Many of us collect salt and pepper shaker sets, but you don’t have to be a collector to appreciate the added holiday decor in the kitchen.   Shaker […]

Easter Kitchen Utensils are Easter Treats for the Cook

Easter Kitchen Utensils are Easter Treats for the Cook

We naturally think of gifts for children on Easter, but the cook in our home deserves an Easter treat too.  Actually, it is most often true that when we give a gift to the cook, we all get to enjoy it.  Any Easter decor or serving utensils are used by everyone present, family and guests […]

Heart Shaped Waffle Makers

Heart Shaped Waffle Makers

Heart Shaped Waffle Makers are a great way to make any meal even more special and express your love in a very unique way.  You can use regular waffle recipes or mixes, and also think of ways to make a waffle in any number of flavors or mixes. You can use Heart Shaped Waffle Makers […]

Halloween Towels for the Kitchen & Bathroom

Halloween Towels for the Kitchen & Bathroom

Add a Little Spirit to Your Home with Halloween Towels In anticipation of Halloween night, we put out our Halloween hand towels, we decorate our yards, purchase or make our costumes, buy the candy for the trick or treaters, and some years even plan a party. Halloween can be a lot of fun and the […]

Halloween Oven Mitts and Pot Holders

Halloween Oven Mitts and Pot Holders

Ensure a safe Halloween in the kitchen with these awesome Halloween Oven Mitts and Halloween Pot Holders! With trick or treaters coming to the door, Halloween party guests arriving and all of the Halloween evening excitement, it is really easy to have accidents in the kitchen.  Not only do these Halloween oven mitts protect your […]

Aprons for Halloween

Aprons for Halloween

Protect Your Costume with Halloween Aprons When you are preparing the food for the Halloween party or helping in the kitchen, you will need a Halloween apron to protect your Halloween costume. Halloween costumes are often quite expensive.  The last “trick or treat” the hostess wants for the Halloween party is to have their costume […]

Easter Kitchen Decor

Easter Kitchen Decor

Are You Looking For Spring Easter Kitchen Decor? Are You Decorating the kitchen for Easter? Most of the goodies start in the kitchen, so why not find some great Easter Kitchen Decor to make your kitchen reflect the holiday. While you are busy making the Easter holiday special for your loved ones, why not treat […]

Heart Shaped Bakeware

Heart Shaped Bakeware

Heart Shaped Bakeware Makes Heart Shaped Goodies In The Kitchen If you have been wondering what kind of goodies you can make for someone you love, check out the Heart Shaped Bakeware in this article to help you make heart shaped treats and meals in the kitchen. You can make cakes, cupcakes, muffins, pies, tarts, […]

Handmade Crocheted Potholders Gift Guide

Handmade Crocheted Potholders Gift Guide

Handmade crocheted potholders and trivets simply make the kitchen more homey.  Each time I use one, I think of the many hours invested in making the potholder by hand.  I [...] Read More

Heart of the Home ~ The Kitchen!


The kitchen is the heart of the home simply because it tends to be the family and friend gathering place, the place for coffee and long conversations.

The kitchen is the place where we start our day and it is the last light out before we go to bed each night.

It is where we create our great food masterpieces, prepare our daily meals, and share some of our greatest moments in life.

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How to Tell if a Piece is Crystal or Glass

How to Tell if a Piece is Crystal or Glass

It isn’t always easy to tell of a piece is crystal or glass, especially if you are making your purchase online.  When buying online, we have to depend on the [...] Read More

Crystal

Crystal Pitchers

Crystal Pitchers

Water, iced coffee, lemonade, iced tea, or your favorite cocktails all taste better when served from crystal pitchers, plus the beverages themselves look prettier in these pitchers.  I serve my own beverages from my crystal pitchers even when I am alone simply because I can tell such a huge difference in taste when any liquid […]

Glass and Crystal Footed Cake Plates

Glass and Crystal Footed Cake Plates

The Crystal Is The Icing Under The Cake! I adore crystal pieces and the way a crystal serving piece can help create a special setting for a celebration.  Even a regular day can be enhanced and make someone we love feel special by “taking out the good china”, as we used to say.   Crystal can […]

Top 10 Trifle Bowls & Trifle Recipes

Top 10 Trifle Bowls & Trifle Recipes

Trifle Bowls are Beautiful Dessert Bowls & Gorgeous Centerpieces I love making trifles!  Not only do I think they are delicious desserts, but they make stunning centerpieces for the table or buffet. I own several trifle bowls.  One of my trifle bowls is very large and very deep.  I use it for parties or large […]

How to Tell if a Piece is Crystal or Glass

How to Tell if a Piece is Crystal or Glass

It isn’t always easy to tell of a piece is crystal or glass, especially if you are making your purchase online.  When buying online, we have to depend on the seller to give us an accurate description, but even then, it is always wise to make sure they accept returns before you buy. I often […]

Crystal Serving Bowls

Crystal Serving Bowls

I Love Crystal Especially For Serving I love crystal! I have crystal just about everywhere in my home. It is especially fun to have for serving guests. Crystal can be a beautiful decorative piece that is quite functional as well. This page will focus on the Crystal Serving Bowls. You might be amazed by the […]

Crystal Pie Plates & Pie Domes

Crystal Pie Plates & Pie Domes

Serve Your Pie on Crystal With a Dome Cover Crystal pie plates and pie domes are wonderful for protecting and serving homemade, home baked, or bakery pastry store bought pies. My son gave me this very pie plate for my birthday last year and I absolutely love it! Not only is it perfect for my […]

Crystal Serving Trays & Platters

Crystal Serving Trays & Platters

Amazing Ways I Use Crystal Trays & Platters As I look around my home I find a beautiful collection of Crystal Serving Trays & Platters and the many ways I have used them.  As you may already know, I’m delighted to find new ways to use everyday items so I do not need to pack […]

Oven Mitts & Pot Holders

Handmade Crocheted Potholders Gift Guide

Handmade Crocheted Potholders Gift Guide

Handmade crocheted potholders and trivets simply make the kitchen more homey.  Each time I use one, I think of the many hours invested in making the potholder by hand.  I have found some really cute, unique designs to share here on Heart of the Home Kitchen.  Not only are the potholders practical and serviceable, but […]

Fabulous Character Oven Mitts & Puppets

Fabulous Character Oven Mitts & Puppets

Every morning I am greeted by my fabulous fox oven mitt! I really do love this oven mitt.  It is not only an awesome oven mitt that protects my hands, but it doubles as a puppet.  When I cook, I am no longer talking to myself.  Now, I am talking to my fox and my […]

Halloween Oven Mitts and Pot Holders

Halloween Oven Mitts and Pot Holders

Ensure a safe Halloween in the kitchen with these awesome Halloween Oven Mitts and Halloween Pot Holders! With trick or treaters coming to the door, Halloween party guests arriving and all of the Halloween evening excitement, it is really easy to have accidents in the kitchen.  Not only do these Halloween oven mitts protect your […]

Aprons

Christmas Aprons for Everyone

Christmas Aprons for Everyone

Everyone who prepares food for the holidays or helps in the kitchen needs a Christmas apron to protect their clothes. Holiday outfits are often quite expensive.  The last surprise the cook wants at any special event is to have their festive clothing messed up or even ruined with splatters and spills from the food they […]

Aprons for Halloween

Aprons for Halloween

Protect Your Costume with Halloween Aprons When you are preparing the food for the Halloween party or helping in the kitchen, you will need a Halloween apron to protect your Halloween costume. Halloween costumes are often quite expensive.  The last “trick or treat” the hostess wants for the Halloween party is to have their costume […]

Salt & Pepper Shaker Sets

Halloween Salt & Pepper Shaker Sets

Halloween Salt & Pepper Shaker Sets

We all enjoy adding a touch of the season in our kitchen.  There is no better way to do that than with Halloween salt & pepper shaker sets. Many of us collect salt and pepper shaker sets, but you don’t have to be a collector to appreciate the added holiday decor in the kitchen.   Shaker […]

Franz Porcelain Salt and Pepper Shaker Sets

Franz Porcelain Salt and Pepper Shaker Sets

Franz Porcelain Salt and Pepper Shakers Sets make a great décor style statement for your table or kitchen counter.  The styles are varied and coordinate with other Franz Porcelain designs.  You can add vases, teapots, or cup and saucer sets in coordinating designs to create a stunning table setting. The Franz Porcelain Salt and Pepper […]

Crystal Pie Plates & Pie Domes

Crystal Pie Plates with Covers

Serve Your Pie on Crystal With a Dome Cover Crystal pie plates and pie domes are wonderful for protecting and serving homemade, home baked, or bakery pastry store bought pies. [...] Read More
Heart Shaped Bakeware

Heart Shaped Bakeware

Heart Shaped Bakeware Makes Heart Shaped Goodies In The Kitchen If you have been wondering what kind of goodies you can make for someone you love, check out the Heart [...] Read More
Crystal Serving Trays & Platters

Crystal Serving Trays & Platters

Amazing Ways I Use Crystal Trays & Platters As I look around my home I find a beautiful collection of Crystal Serving Trays & Platters and the many ways I [...] Read More

Gifts

Easter Kitchen Utensils are Easter Treats for the Cook

Easter Kitchen Utensils are Easter Treats for the Cook

We naturally think of gifts for children on Easter, but the cook in our home deserves an Easter treat too.  Actually, it is most often true that when we give a gift to the cook, we all get to enjoy it.  Any Easter decor or serving utensils are used by everyone present, family and guests […]

Handmade Crocheted Potholders Gift Guide

Handmade Crocheted Potholders Gift Guide

Handmade crocheted potholders and trivets simply make the kitchen more homey.  Each time I use one, I think of the many hours invested in making the potholder by hand.  I have found some really cute, unique designs to share here on Heart of the Home Kitchen.  Not only are the potholders practical and serviceable, but […]

Beautiful Stacked Teapots

Beautiful Stacked Teapots

Stacked Teapots Also Make Great Gifts Stacked teapots and tea sets make perfect gifts for anyone who enjoys tea or collects tea cups or tea sets.  These little teapots and saucers are quite lovely and add such beauty to the decor of your kitchen and home.  Also, they are very serviceable for tea for one. […]

Elephant Teapots

Elephant Teapots

Teapots and Elephants Make the Perfect Combination Because of their body shape, elephants make beautiful teapots.  Their bellies are the perfect pot shape and their trunks make terrific spouts. Elephant Teapots come in a variety of styles to choose from.  The teapot set pictured on the left, is my own personal favorite. Elephants are a […]

Dragon Teapots

Dragon Teapots

Dragon Teapots Bring a Touch of Fun Fantasy into Your Kitchen Dragon Teapots are the perfect kitchen decor for anyone who loves dragons.  These dragon teapots can be used for tea, or simply as a beautiful decorative conversation piece. Dragons are popular creatures and many teapot collectors would love to own one of these gorgeous […]

Alice In Wonderland Teapots

Alice In Wonderland Teapots

Alice in Wonderland Teapots and Tea Sets Alice in Wonderland Teapots and tea cups from your favorite story of all time will certainly liven up your kitchen and tea party. These exquisite Alice in Wonderland teapots are perfect for collectors and fans of the Lewis Carroll book or the Disney movie.  These are collectible teapots […]

Best Cast Iron Teapots

Best Cast Iron Teapots

Teapots Made of Cast Iron I discovered the beauty and serviceability of cast iron teapots when our son gave his father this wonderful Christmas gift. I am very familiar with cast iron and it’s durability. I simply had not previously tried a cast iron teapot, but now I prefer them. I started researching cast iron […]

Fruit Gift Baskets

Fruit Gift Baskets

Fruit Baskets Are Great Gifts for anyone, but especially the cook! There is not a better Christmas gift for me, than a Fruit Basket.  I have heard comments in the past about wanting to see a gift that I can keep, but honestly, easing my workload during the holidays allows me time to create memories […]

Kitchen Utensils & Gadgets

Prepworks Nut Chopper by Progressive

Prepworks Nut Chopper by Progressive

There is no shame in taking shortcuts, especially in the kitchen.  One of my favorite kitchen shortcuts is using my nut chopper to chop walnuts, chop pecans or chop nuts of any kind. I enjoy baking and baked goods often include nuts.  It can be a very painstaking job to break up nuts without a […]

SafeCut Good Cook Can Opener

SafeCut Good Cook Can Opener

Avoid cutting your hands and fingers on can lids!  No More Sharp Can Lids!!! There are dozens of dangers in the kitchen.  None are more common or prevalent than cutting your hands and fingers on can lids with jagged edges.  Not only are those cuts extremely painful, but they can get infected.  No can opener […]

Pretty Ceramic Measuring Spoons Sets

Pretty Ceramic Measuring Spoons Sets

Over the years, it seems I have unintentionally started several kitchen collections.  My various sets of pretty measuring spoons is my latest collection.  I love all the unique styles and colors available today in measuring spoons.  They are simply irresistible! When I started cooking decades ago, the only measuring spoons I had, were a Tupperware […]

Small Appliances

The Best Stand Mixer on a Budget

The Best Stand Mixer on a Budget

For many years, I have been hearing about a particular stand mixer that was the best.  Well, I am here to tell you, those ads are misleading.   Let’s start with what defines “best”.  For me, I needed a stand mixer that would not jump off the counter, one that had at least 3 speeds, one […]

Cuisinart Griddler Countertop Grill & Griddle

Cuisinart Griddler Countertop Grill & Griddle

With so much hype around a grill that carries celebrity names, it would be easy to overlook the best counter-top grill.  The Cuisinart Griddler is an excellent grill & griddle combination!  I have personal owned one now for several years, and I still love it. We use it to cook steaks, hamburgers, pork chops, pancakes, […]

Classic Two (2) Slice Toaster

Classic Two (2) Slice Toaster

Several years ago, we downsized to a two slice toaster since our children had left for college.  My husband and I simply did not require 4 slices of bread every time we wanted toast, a bagel or a sandwich.  Since it is pretty quick to make two slices of toast, it really is more convenient […]

The Best Donut Makers Make Cooking Donuts Easy

The Best Donut Makers Make Cooking Donuts Easy

The Cutest Little Home Donut Makers I love the idea of healthier cooking methods that allow you to still enjoy delicious indulgences.  Not only are the donuts healthier because they are not fried, but these Donut Makers save time and money. Homemade is a lot more fun and the results taste better too.  This awesome […]

Heart Shaped Waffle Makers

Heart Shaped Waffle Makers

Heart Shaped Waffle Makers are a great way to make any meal even more special and express your love in a very unique way.  You can use regular waffle recipes or mixes, and also think of ways to make a waffle in any number of flavors or mixes. You can use Heart Shaped Waffle Makers […]

Top 5 Pancakes and Waffle Makers Including Shaped Pancakes Makers

Top 5 Pancakes and Waffle Makers Including Shaped Pancakes Makers

It’s Time for Easy to Make Pancakes and Waffles! Pancakes and waffles are easy to make breakfast or snacks for your family.  But, you can make it even easier or a little more fun by using mini pancakes and waffle makers! There is a pancake or waffle maker here for everyone depending on what you […]

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