In preparation for the Ina In A Year project, I recently cleaned out my home kitchen. It was a long time coming, and the exercise proved beneficial to my head and my heart. I love being in the kitchen, but it’s been a long time since I have loved being in my kitchen.
When I ran Hurley House out of our home kitchen, every shelf, every drawer, every cabinet was in ship shape with no room for excess. Efficiency was paramount, and there was no room for fluff or exception. I quickly learned what was worth keeping, and what I could live without.
You might say the experience of running a growing small business out of my home kitchen for three years, coupled with my recent reorganization endeavor has been a good reminder of what can stay and what can go. Today I am sharing eight of my non-negotiable kitchen tools that I cannot imagine living without…. Read More
Messes are a part of life. Whether it is the dinner table after a party, your child's room after a playdate, or an area of your home that has gone too long without a good purge, messes are everywhere…. Read More
I want to drink as much water as I can. I want it to be my default beverage throughout the day, and I want to fuel my body (and my skin) from within by drinking a lot of water. Like anything we set out to accomplish, including drinking more water, change requires intentionality. The secret to making change happen is knowing yourself and setting up systems to make your goal a reality for you…. Read More
Once upon a time, there were three beautiful, enchanted friends meeting to discuss wonderful plans for upcoming content. During the meeting, one of the friends shared three amazing cocktail hacks, each of them better than the last! The other two girls were so thankful that they burst into song and invited the woodland creatures to come inside and help tidy the house. One of the girls felt so inspired, she decided to write a blog post about the cocktail hacks. And they all lived happily every after. The End.
Seriously, though. Prepare to have your cocktail game changed. Three times…. Read More
We've all been there. You're out somewhere. Maybe it's a friend's house. Maybe it's at a restaurant. Maybe it's Hurley House. And there is something you don't want to forget when you leave…. Read More
You have to understand something about me for this to make sense. I am an extreme brand loyalist. If you produce something, and I like it, I am yours for life. Even if someone else produces something similar (or maybe even technically better), I will still stick with the brand I know and love because...I am loyal to a fault.
This principle applies when it comes to recipe sources. If you aren't Ina, you're not number one in my heart. Seat's taken. But, over time (lots and lots of time), I have stumbled across some folks who aren't Ina and have found a way to make room for them in my lineup of trusted sources…. Read More
Have you ever read a recipe that calls for an egg wash and thought, "Do I really need to do this?" Have you ever wondered what you can use to make an egg wash or how to correctly apply one?
Have no fear! Today's post is here to answer all your egg wash questions! Read More
I have been cooking for eighteen years, and along the way have sifted through a ton of cookbooks and recipe sources. Today I am sharing my top trusted recipe sources that I turn to again and again.
To be one of my trusted recipe source, I expect the recipe… Read More