Olives are one of my favorite foods and an ingredient I always have on hand to be party ready. While I'm usually a fan of modern serving ware, I don't really know how to feel about this Olive Drop by designer Ernie Bakker. It's inspired by a children's game and the toothpicks must be pulled out before the olives can be enjoyed. It seems more artistic than practical. What do you think?
In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, I like to take inventory of my serving ware. I plan on doing a lot of entertaining between now and New Year's, and whether I'm plating up bite-sized appetizers or slicing pieces of roast chicken, I'm going to need a lot of serving trays and bowls.
I want to invest in a couple of new ones, can you help me find them? To share your favorite serving ware, bookmark the items in the Off to Market group in the YumSugar Community. Don't forget to tag the bookmarks with the keywords Serving Ware. Happy hunting!
With the weather warming up, I've turned my attention to alfresco entertaining. Last weekend, I suggested my guests and I grab our cocktails and appetizers and head out to the patio. There was a lot to carry and on my third trip back to the kitchen, I couldn't help but wonder why I don't own a stylish serving tray? I asked you to help me find one. You looked for a large chic tray with edges to ensure that nothing slides off during transit. You saved the trays in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Serving Tray. I love the jungle tray with birds of paradise, but feel this turquoise striped melamine serving tray is more versatile.
Bengalspice discovered the tray, which, at $12.99, is totally affordable! For more serving trays, browse the collection below.
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Last week I decided to make lasagna. My sausage tomato sauce was done, the cheese was grated, and the pasta ready, when I realized I don't own a large casserole dish! I ended up having to make the lasagna in two pie dishes. To avoid this situation in the future, I need to invest in a casserole dish. Let's head off to market in search of large, oven- and dishwasher-safe serving vessels that can hold everything from potato gratin to white chocolate brownies. Bookmark the dishes in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag Casserole Dish. I appreciate your help!
When I was growing up, we had a special Christmas plate that was reserved for serving Santa Claus. Every Christmas Eve, my sister and I would take the pretty plate, place the most perfect cookies on it, and set it out by the tree. To relive old memories, I went looking for the long lost plate. Alas, it was nowhere to be found.
Can you help me find a suitable replacement? Head off to market in search of a beautiful Christmas plate worthy of Saint Nick.
If there is one thing I am completely obsessed with this Thanksgiving it's gravy. Although I have a love/hate relationship with it, I like to serve the rich, creamy sauce in a delightful little pourer. Unfortunately the one at my parents' house is straight out of the '70s and is far from delightful. Thanksgiving is just four days away, so I need your help now! Let's head off to market in search of the perfect gravy bowl.
Bookmark the pourers in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Gravy Boat. I look forward to checking out your finds! Read geeksugar's guide to bookmarking to better understand how this fun feature works.
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Enjoying ice cream during the Summer is an American pastime. To properly relish this creamy, cool treat the right utensils are necessary. I prefer to eat ice cream from a bowl rather than the carton, so I asked you to help me find the best ice cream bowls. You looked for small, round, pretty bowls that are perfect for displaying plump scoops of luscious ice cream. You bookmarked the bowls in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Ice Cream Bowls.
How fabulously patriotic are these red, white, and blue ice cream bowls that jspeed discovered? When placed in the freezer a few minutes before serving, the stoneware retains coldness and stops the ice cream from melting. For more bowls, browse the collection below!
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I recently attended a very crowded party where the caterers ran out of clean serving glasses. When I went to order a second beer, the bartender — to my dismay — poured it into a champagne flute. I looked around the event and noticed chicly dressed PYTs sipping champagne from brandy snifters and white wine from whiskey tumblers!
I love fun glasses as much as the next party gal, but because wine glasses actually enhance and affect the flavor of wine, wine should be served in appropriate glassware. I think the staff should have either washed more glasses or served beer in water glasses and wine in small table glasses.
What do you think? Is it a party no-no to pour drinks into incorrect glassware?
What do you guys think of this interesting, wooden fruit bowl that tdamji recently bookmarked? It's made out of a single piece of birch plywood that can bend to make several different shaped bowls. According to Tdamji, it's both stylish and eco friendly at the same time! I also love how you can change it up. One day it can be inverse and the next day reverse. Imagine all the fun centerpieces you could make. The only thing I'm not sure about is its size. It looks a little big which has got me wondering The Bend Fruit Bowl, do you love it or hate it??
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A few days ago, YumSugar wanted to know what you thought of a set of scenic dinner plates, since then they kept coming to mind, especially while looking through the Yum Market. It seems that she's not the only one who found playful plates. While I wouldn't recommend any of these for everyday use, they would be perfect for a certain dinner or special event. I especially like these Parisian plates that dixierain68 bookmarked. Can't you imagine juicy stuffed roasted tomatoes on these plates? What about the others? What foods do you visualize when you see the plates below?