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

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4 Unique Ideas for Your Outdoor Fire Pit

There’s something magical about a campfire — the way people gather around it, sharing food, stories, and for my family, music. It provides warmth, comfort, and protection. Perhaps that’s why we all love fire pits so much now — they’re a modern interpretation of old traditions, and a reminder of time spent with the people we love. Fortunately, modern firepits mean you don’t need to … Continue reading 4 Unique Ideas for Your Outdoor Fire Pit

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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Bizarre-B-Q: Grill Recipes That Are Surprisingly Delicious

Be a little adventurous this grilling season and try some of these out-of-the-ordinary foods on the BBQ. These grill recipes will surely surprise your guests and taste great too! Lettuce Chargrilled lettuce is a great way to change up a boring salad — plus it’s super simple and mess free! Romaine and other hearty types of lettuce like endive, escarole, or radicchio are best for grilling. … Continue reading Bizarre-B-Q: Grill Recipes That Are Surprisingly Delicious