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 a Halloween Apron When you are preparing the food for the Halloween party or helping in the kitchen, you will need a Halloween apron to protect [...] Read More
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 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

Fabulous Kitchen Features

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Aprons for Halloween

    Aprons for Halloween

    Protect Your Costume with a Halloween Apron 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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