USA Kitchen Tour: The South

From biscuits and gravy to pecan pie, Southern food is all about comfort. Southern meals have an appealing, down-to-earth presentation that makes you feel right at home. After all, they call it Southern hospitality for a reason. It’s also no secret that Southerners love their fried food. It may not be great for the waistline, but it’s so good for the soul! These three dishes … Continue reading USA Kitchen Tour: The South

USA Kitchen Tour: The Southwest

Southwestern cuisine is a fusion of Mexican, Native American, Spanish, and American Old West flavors and influences. Three ingredients define Southwestern cuisine — corn, beans, and chiles. The popularity of chiles in the Southwest is why this cuisine is often so spicy. If you’re not careful, your mouth could catch on fire! These three dishes are staples of Southwestern cuisine, and you can easily prepare … Continue reading USA Kitchen Tour: The Southwest

USA Kitchen Tour: The West Coast

From Alaska down to Southern California, the West Coast is brimming with delectable cuisine. Whether it’s Baja-style Mexican food or seafood straight from the Pacific Ocean, West Coast cuisine emphasizes fresh, simple preparation using local and sustainably sourced ingredients. These three dishes are among the favorites at restaurants up and down the West Coast. Give these recipes a try and enjoy them on your outdoor … Continue reading USA Kitchen Tour: The West Coast

USA Kitchen Tour: Hawaii

Hawaiian cuisine is a blend of ingredients and cultures. The Hawaiian islands were first home to indigenous Polynesians. When they settled on the islands, they ate what was available to them, which consisted mainly of sweet potatoes, pork, and seafood. As time went on, immigrants from Japan, the Philippines, Korea, Portugal, and other countries came to the islands, bringing their gastronomic sensibilities. In fact, Spam … Continue reading USA Kitchen Tour: Hawaii

USA Kitchen Tour: New England

When the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620, they brought many changes to what we now know as America. But one thing that often gets overlooked is their influence on food, particularly New England cuisine. Since the Pilgrims were situated along the coast and relied on raising cattle, seafood and dairy products remain cornerstones of New England cuisine. Also, they were fond of baking … Continue reading USA Kitchen Tour: New England

USA Kitchen Tour: The Midwest

The foods of the Midwest are considered hearty and straightforward. If you ever travel through the heartland, you’re bound to find simple dishes like casseroles, stews, and sandwiches. Plus, there’s almost always a good helping of dairy and carbs in every meal.  These three dishes are staples of Midwestern cuisine, and you can easily prepare these recipes in the comfort of your own kitchen: Scalloped … Continue reading USA Kitchen Tour: The Midwest

Subtle Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Space with Red, White, and Blue

The days are getting warmer and the nights are getting longer. Summer is here, and with that comes all the patriotic summer holidays and decor. The colors red, white, and blue seem straight-forward enough to decorate with any time of year, but they can easily be overdone.  Below are some tips on how you can add touches of one of our favorite looks — rustic Americana … Continue reading Subtle Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Space with Red, White, and Blue

3 Simple Cocktails for Your Next Outdoor Gathering

There’s something magical about sharing a meal or diving into a conversation in the natural retreat of your own backyard. Outdoor patios, poolside cabanas, and garden deep seating sets are perfect locations for boundless storytelling and making new memories with friends, neighbors, and family. Add a signature cocktail to the mix and your POLYWOOD® outdoor furniture becomes more than just a place to sit or … Continue reading 3 Simple Cocktails for Your Next Outdoor Gathering

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Backyard Garden Party with Chippendale Dining

As we enter the spring season we couldn’t help but be inspired by all of the beautiful flowers coming our way! Now’s the time to clean off the patio and start planning a casual, yet elegant, garden party get-together with friends. To help you get started, we’ve pulled together a look with our Chippendale Dining Set along with some delicious, must-try recipes and printable name … Continue reading Backyard Garden Party with Chippendale Dining