Eggplant Parmigiana

This recipe is so worth the time it takes to prepare! Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli Show: Alex’s Day Off | Episode: Vegetarian Delights Total: 2 hr 45 min Prep: 35 min Inactive: 1 hr Cook: 1 hr 10 min Yield:  4 & 6 servings  Level:  Inter Ingredients The Sauce:  1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 medium yellow onions, peeled, halved, and cut into thin slices 6 cloves garlic, peeled and grated Kosher salt 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 3 (28-ounce) cans San Marzano whole plum tomatoes The Eggplant: 2 medium eggplants, washed and cut…

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Ebenezer Soule Home Gets A Facelift

There is something romantic, breathtaking and warm when you enter a home of long ago. You can almost picture the people back then roaming through the house as they went about their daily lives, working, surviving and living the best way that they could. That’s probably where all of the ghost stories originated from. Old homes are so charming but there comes a time when updating it becomes a must. It’s not only a facelift that these beautiful old homes need, it goes way beyond that. Modern conveniences and trying to get away from the leaks, the creaks and the…

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Designing A Quality Kitchen

There are a lot of moving parts to designing a beautiful, quality kitchen. From measuring the raw space to picking the cabinet style, finish and the hardware; every step in the process is filled with choices and decisions. A good kitchen designer will guide you through the maze of choices and help you make the decisions that create the kitchen of your dreams. A great kitchen designer is also a master of detail, a master of quality and ensures your experience is a great one. How To Ensure A Quality Kitchen Creating a quality kitchen is not about taking your…

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Kitchen Storage

Kitchen Storage Options The cabinetry options for kitchen storage today are amazing.  From appliance “garages” to full pantry cabinets, you can find a way to decoratively hide everything in your kitchen and still keep it within easy reach.  When you think about a new kitchen, kitchen storage should be an important part of your design.  Think about all of the things that find a home on your counters, especially the unsightly things.  How can you hide your dishwashing tools such as that well used sponge, steel wool or scrubber?  What about your dishtowel?  Do you drape it over your faucet,…

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I’ve Got the Blues

The trends are still leaning towards transitional in the residential market. It has been fluctuating from traditional to modern, modern to farmhouse and modern to beach. This month’s feature wanted modern farmhouse. As I have mentioned in the past months, starting out with a style theme is paramount. It gives designers a chance to help you bring the style of cabinets together with colors and materials. Bright blues have hit the stage strong in the last couple of years. Big, bold blues are hot in the market as an accent color. Our client this month chose to bring that color…

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The Wood Palace Kitchen Experience

One of the most exciting parts of getting a new kitchen is when it arrives for installation in your home but the excitement of the experience can be dampened by a poorly constructed kitchen experience.  There is a lot that goes in to creating your dream kitchen, a lot that has to be done exactly right to give you the finished product, the finished look you desire; but there is also a lot to do to create a new kitchen experience for you that is easy, effortless and enjoyable. Planning the experience is as important as planning the kitchen.  Remodeling…

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Congratulations, Wood Palace Designer, Paul Machado on your “Dream First” Designs

At Wood Palace Kitchens, your new kitchen space begins with conceptualizing the design. We ask our clients to dream first because getting them exactly what they want in their new kitchen is our goal. We have top notch designers that work with our clients to help get their likes, dislikes, thoughts and desires out on to paper and into a beautiful and functional design. They are skilled at transforming the client’s ideas into a specific look. One of our designers, Paul Machado, was recently recognized by the design tool Wood Palace uses, 2020 Design, for his work in doing just…

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Zucchini Lasagna

Ingredients 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pound ground turkey 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano 2 teaspoons salt 2 medium zucchini 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (2 ounces) Preparation 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. 2. In a large straight-sided skillet set over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the onion and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender, about 8 minutes. Add the…

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Vineyard “Haven”

Not all kitchens are a cut and dry design. Sometimes we take another room in the house and put the kitchen in there. That was the case with this Martha’s Vineyard home. The kitchen was in the typical in-between room of the house. Unfortunately, it was jammed in the area where the hall to the added family room was. The client wasn’t happy with the narrow hallway as it made it non-inviting to the family/bar room. Get togethers for Patriots football is constant in the fall/winter and the path from kitchen to family room needs to be inviting. Our client…

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How Do You Tell A Quality Kitchen?

How do you tell a quality kitchen? There are many things that go into a quality kitchen: cabinetry, hardware, counter-tops, additional features or accessories for the cabinetry, and the labor and workmanship to pull it all together. The highest quality kitchens are typically a combination of great design, high-end materials, quality workmanship, and unique finishing touches. Wood is more expensive than any of the composite cabinet materials available, and solid wood doors and drawer fronts are typical in high-quality cabinets. Examples of woods used in quality kitchen cabinets are maple, cherry, oak, hickory, and walnut. These woods are durable and…

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