Effortless Outdoor Entertaining Tips & Recipes

An afternoon with the girls can, and should be, totally effortless. But, when entertaining guests you still want to impress. For that reason, we love recipes that are quick and easy to throw together, but look (and taste) like you spent all morning preparing them. Below are a few of our favorite outdoor entertaining tips and recipes you and your guests are guaranteed to love. … Continue reading Effortless Outdoor Entertaining Tips & Recipes

Entertaining with Belgian Waffles — 3 Ways!

Last week, the POLYWOOD Creative Team took a quick trip down to Frankston, TX for a photoshoot. We had a total of 15 shots planned for the week-long adventure, one of which was a Mahogany POLYWOOD Dining Set scheduled in the morning. For morning shots, we typically keep it simple. Cup of coffee, maybe some tea, a cute little vase with some fresh flowers…that kind … Continue reading Entertaining with Belgian Waffles — 3 Ways!

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Baja Fish Tacos – Light & Healthy

I’ll be honest, the thought of fish tacos always scared me a bit growing up. I love fish, and I love tacos, but the combination of the two didn’t sound appealing to me. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I finally had my first taste – I have been missing out on these my entire life, and I’m still kicking myself! That’s ok though, … Continue reading Baja Fish Tacos – Light & Healthy

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Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob

A group of us from Poly-Wood traveled to Michigan for a photo shoot last week, and we figured we wouldn’t be true Indiana natives if we didn’t enjoy some corn during our stay. Since we were planning to have a campfire, we decided to try out a simple camping recipe: Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob. Although there are many ways to dress up corn, we opted for … Continue reading Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob

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Cooking with Kids: Dirt Pudding

They say “you are what you eat”– and if that’s the case, my kids are giant sugar sticks, with beautiful hair (my wife is a cosmetologist so I have to say that). When the marketing team was looking for ideas to celebrate National Gummy Worm Day (yes, this is a real day that they insisted on celebrating), Dirt Pudding was the favorite. They asked if my kids would … Continue reading Cooking with Kids: Dirt Pudding

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Caramel Chicken – A Tried & True Recipe

This Caramel Chicken recipe is a favorite in my house.  Anytime it’s made, there never seems to be enough for everyone.  With a mix of salty, sweet, and spicy, it’s sure to be a hit anywhere it’s served. To start it off, you want to make the sauce first. Whisk together the brown sugar (dark brown is best for this recipe, it’s a deeper flavor), … Continue reading Caramel Chicken – A Tried & True Recipe

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Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

It’s winter, and in the winter is there really anything more satisfying than a big, warm, plate of pasta?   While trying to find a recipe that utilized in-season ingredients, I discovered this great take on a carbonara via epicurious.com.  A carbonara is an Italian pasta dish that originated in Rome and is based on eggs, cheese, bacon, and black pepper with pasta.  This dish uses … Continue reading Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

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How to Bocce

How to Bocce We here at Poly-Wood are a competitive bunch. From golf leagues to ugly Christmas sweater contests, or even challenges for who can eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds (only me at this point) — we enjoy pitting ourselves against our fellow co-workers in friendly competitions. However, the most prestigious and fiercely fought competition here at our Syracuse HQ is the Annual … Continue reading How to Bocce

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Cauliflower Steaks w/Lentils

This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s not only incredibly healthy, but it’s also incredibly delicious! The first time I made this at home, there was a slight misunderstanding. When I said, “we’re having cauliflower steaks for dinner,” my significant other heard, “steaks for dinner.” Needless to say there was a bit of disappointment when he saw cauliflower come out of the oven instead of beef. … Continue reading Cauliflower Steaks w/Lentils

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Refreshing Watermelon Salsa Recipe

One of my favorite things about summer is that it’s watermelon season. There’s nothing more refreshing than enjoying a giant bowl of watermelon on a hot, humid Indiana day (well… besides sipping on wine slushies, but who says you can’t do both?) Growing up, I had a sixth sense of knowing when my mom was cutting up a watermelon – I joke that I can … Continue reading Refreshing Watermelon Salsa Recipe