Sweet & Savory: Chicken and Waffles Recipe by Two of a Kind

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Chicken and waffles? We’ll admit — the combination sounded odd to us at first. But this recipe is truly love at first bite. The combination of sweet, salty and savory with lemon-dressed arugula certainly doesn’t disappoint. Try your hand at this delicious recipe (served on our turquoise Cambria dinnerware) from Two of a Kind for your next brunch, lunch or even dinner!

Baked Chicken and Cornmeal Waffles

Oven-Fried Chicken and Waffles With Arugula Salad

Make 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

Chicken:
1 1/3 cups panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” thick strips
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 egg
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

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Waffles:
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons sugar
3/4 + 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder (optional)
1 large egg, separated
1 1/6 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Salad:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon honey
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 cups arugula

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Make the chicken:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Put panko in a medium fry pan and drizzle with olive oil. Toast over medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Set aside.
3. Season chicken strips with salt, pepper and mustard powder.
4. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, honey, mustard, Sriracha sauce and milk.
5. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess. Then dip in egg mixture and let excess drip off. Finally, coat chicken with toasted panko, pressing to adhere.
6. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet and bake until cooked through and golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.

Make the waffles:
1. In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and mustard powder (if using); mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolk and buttermilk; mix well. Gradually whisk in the butter.
Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix just until the batter is combined.
3. In a clean small bowl, beat the egg white until soft peaks form. Then, gently fold the egg white into the batter with a rubber spatula.
4. Preheat a waffle iron. Follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles; you do not need to grease the iron as the butter in the batter will allow the waffles to easily release. Set aside until ready to serve.

Make the salad:
In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and honey. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add arugula to bowl and toss to coat.

To assemble:
Place 1-2 waffles on a plate (depending on how big your waffles are). Top with a few chicken strips and a handful of the arugula salad. Drizzle with maple syrup just before serving.

 

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It’s Peony Season!

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Hurray, it’s peony season! From the looks of our Instagram feed, it’s clear we aren’t the only ones who love these luscious looking flowers (we love this shot from Sara Mueller with our Beachcomber Tray, below).

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We asked one of our favorite florists, Kiana Underwood of Tulipina, to share her best tips and tricks for working with these beautiful flowers. Read on to see her suggestions for using and caring for peonies!

Q: Everyone gets so excited when it’s peony season! What are your suggestions for working with this fragile flower? 

A: I actually don’t think that peonies are very fragile in comparison to other flowers, like gardenias! However, as with most flowers, you want to make sure that they are hydrated and are not placed in direct sunlight.

When I bring peonies back from the market, I trim their stems in an angle and place them in water somewhere cool — that is where they stay until I begin working with them.

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Q: What are your favorite flowers to include in peony arrangements?

A: Since peonies are such big flowers, I consider them to be statement flowers. They are sort of the star of the show and the focal point of the arrangement. So I like to use smaller flowers, such as mock orange (when in season), sweet peas, or ranunculus along with some foliage and possibly some type of fruit or berry branches for added texture and beauty.

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Q: What is the best way to keep an arrangement of peonies lasting as long as possible? 

A: The best way to keep any arrangement is to use flowers when they are not quite fully opened and at the end of their life. You don’t necessarily want to use closed buds either, but somewhere about halfway is usually the best bet for having your arrangement last long and continue to flourish.

Photos by N.R. Underwood

You might also like: DIY Centerpiece Featuring Our Wire Bag Baskets

Happy Father’s Day!

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Happy Father’s Day! Whether you’re a dad, or just want to show your dad how much you care, we hope you’re taking the time to do something extra special with the people that you love today. We did a lot to celebrate Father’s Day at Pottery Barn this week. Take a look at some of our favorite gifts, DIYs and recipes for dads below!

Photo via Oh Happy Day

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10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Pottery Barn Design Team

DIY Father’s Day BBQ Lover’s Gift

Win the Ultimate Father’s Day Gift: Our Turner Leather Armchair (Ends tonight!)

Easy Father’s Day Brunch Recipe: Spinach, Steak and Gorgonzola Quiche

10 (More) Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Pottery Barn Design Team

Our Favorite DIY Father’s Day Cards

Dad Friendly Cocktails: Make a Bloody Mary for Father’s Day Brunch

 

How to Host the Easiest Girlfriend’s Brunch Ever

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We love brunch! Mimosas, bagels, breakfast pastries and Bloody Marys — need we say more? But hosting a brunch isn’t always as fun as attending one. Running around, taking things out of the oven and mixing drinks can be stressful. That’s why we love this adorable, girly brunch from the gals at Mimosa & Monroe. It’s easy, beautiful and fun for both the hostess and her guests. Take a look at some of their decorating and entertaining tips and tricks, below!

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“At Mimosa & Monroe, brunch is our favorite kind of soiree. A mid-morning excuse for a peach bellini? Color us smitten! We love to set up brunch stations on our balcony, allowing guests to circle and chat as they pick up their favorite things. We love colorful fruit of every variety stacked in bowls, sweet pastries, fresh bread with jam and of course, champagne. We always fill the table with bunches of seasonal flowers, and on this occasion we even stumbled on the cutest baby pineapples at the market. There’s something so summery about the mix of fresh blooms and ripe fruit!”

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Photos by Mimosa and Monroe

You can find most of the dishes and accessories in this shoot at Pottery Barn: Rhodes Wine Cooler, Beaded Outdoor Bowls in Coral, Rhodes Drink Dispenser Stand, Eclectic Glassware: Clear Tumblers, Rope Cocktail Plates

You might also like: TGIF: Weekend Brunch Cocktail Recipe

 

 

Dad Friendly Cocktails: Make a Bloody Mary for Father’s Day Brunch

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This weekend, treat dad to the dream meal he deserves. A brunch of hearty steak, gorgonzola and spinach quiche requires an equally hearty drink: a Bloody Mary. We love this classic recipe with a lemony twist from Ketel One Citroen.

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Ketel One Citroen Bloody Mary

Ingredients:

 1.5 oz Ketel One® Citroen Flavored Vodka
 3 oz Stirrings® Bloody Mary Mix
 1 squeeze of lemon
 1 lemon twist

Preparation:

 Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker.
 Strain into a Collins glass with ice.
 Garnish with a lemon twist.

Barware suggestions:

 Schott Zwiesel Barware, Highball
Saddle Leather drink coaster

See more of our favorite recipes here! 

Do You Have the Bedroom Blues?

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Despite its reputation as a melancholy color, we find blue to be a surprisingly expressive hue. When paired with white in classic silhouettes and patterns, it feels fresh and energizing. That’s why we love this combination in the bedroom —it’s perfect for any time of year, and never goes out of style.

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From left to right: Asher Medallion DuvetCeramic StoolPolka Dot Pillow CoversLily Outdoor RugBone Quatrefoil MirrorQuinn Enamel ClockBartlett Upholstered ArmchairColorful Blue Stepped FrameBlue Shutters by Nichole Robertson

 

We Love SF: Genuine Soul Food and Live Jazz at 1300 Fillmore

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Even though 1300 Fillmore was designed with history in mind, it still has one foot firmly in the 21st century. Often noted as one of the best designed restaurants in San Francisco, the brainchild of David Lawrence and Monetta White manages to pay tribute to the Jazz Era of San Francisco’s Fillmore Street and the city’s current urban vibe all at once.

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The restaurant consists of two distinct areas. Walk in the front door, and veer to the left, and you’ll be transported to a timeless jazz-style lounge. 1950s style leather furniture stands out against backlit black and white photos of jazz and blue legends.

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Walk straight ahead past the hostess booth, and you’ll enter the more modern dining area (with plenty of jazz era undertones). A menu of authentic soul food and a live jazz band completes the experience.

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Interior designer Colum McCartan designed the space to emulate what Lawrence and White love most about this neighborhood, this time period and this style of music. Custom furniture and light fixtures, warm wood and plush leather couches give the dining room the same relaxed but luxe vibe as the lounge and bar.

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Next time you’re in San Francisco, visit 1300 Fillmore for live music, cocktails and genuine soul food. 

Pottery Barn’s Weekly Roundup

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Are you ready for Father’s Day? Don’t worry — if you haven’t picked out a present yet, it’s not too late! There’s still time to get creative, and think beyond ties and new socks. Take a look at our design team’s creative Father’s Day gift guide, or Camp Makery’s delicious DIY barbecue rub. Still scratching your head? We bet Dad would love this spinach, steak and gorgonzola quiche on Father’s Day morning.

Check out these links and more in this week’s Weekly Roundup from Pottery Barn.

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Win the Ultimate Father’s Day Gift: Our Turner Leather Armchair!

10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Pottery Barn Design Team

We’ve Got a Crush on Coral!

Sweet Summer Desserts: Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

Happy Hour Cocktail: The All-American

Easy Father’s Day Brunch Recipe: Spinach, Steak and Gorgonzola Quiche

Easy Father’s Day Brunch Recipe: Spinach, Steak and Gorgonzola Quiche

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Every dad secretly (or not so secretly) wants to be pampered on Father’s Day. Waking up to a hearty breakfast with a savory cocktail and a big cup of coffee is Dad’s version of Mother’s Day mimosas and breakfast in bed. That’s why we love this tasty grilled steak, gorgonzola and spinach quiche from Camp Makery — it’s the ultimate Father’s Day breakfast, and a great way to show him you care. It’s delicious, hearty and has enough steak to keep Dad satisfied.

Scroll down to see the recipe!

Photography: Shannon Stafford
Styling + Recipe: Leslie Marshall, Camp Makery

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Ingredients:
1 dozen eggs
16-24 ounces grilled sirloin steak
16 ounce container crumbled gorgonzola cheese
1 bunch fresh spinach
Salt and pepper to taste
2 containers refrigerated crescent roll dough

Directions:

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Grill the sirloin steak until medium. The steak will continue to cook in the oven, so try not to over-cook it. Slice into 1/2 inch strips.

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Beat your eggs until frothy. Add about 2 teaspoons of salt and a teaspoon of pepper.

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Roll out your crescent roll dough on a floured board until about 1/2 inch thick.

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Place in your baking dish. I used a deeper dish, but would recommend using a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, so the eggs don’t take so long to cook and you don’t have to worry about your dough getting too dark.

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Layer your casserole starting with the steak, gorgonzola cheese crumbles, and then spinach. Pour your beaten eggs over the layers.

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Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes or until your dough and eggs are completely done.

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Serve with a Bloody Mary or Dad’s favorite morning cocktail!

You might also like: DIY Father’s Day BBQ Lover’s Gift

Happy Hour Cocktail: The All-American

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Hurray, it’s Friday! We’ve been looking forward to making this happy hour cocktail all week. This spicy-sweet combination, aptly titled The All American, tastes especially delicious when sipped on the front porch or back patio on a warm summer night.

Try your hand at our new favorite TGIF cocktail tonight. We suggest serving it in a classic double old-fashioned glass — like this one from our Schott Zwiesel Barware collection.

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The All American

Ingredients:

1 oz George Dickel NO. 12® Tennessee Whisky
 1/2 oz amaretto liqueur
 1/4 oz simple syrup
 2 orange wedges
 2 oz apple cider
 Apple slices for garnish

Preparation:

 In an ice-filled shaker and whisky, amaretto liqueur, simple syrup and orange wedges.
 Shake and strain into a sugar-rimmed rocks glass.
 Top with apple cider and garnish with an apple slice.