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How To Throw a Royal Wedding Party, Part Two: Food and Drink

Welcome back, royal wedding enthusiasts! Now that you have transformed your home into a little slice of London and properly decorated for your royal wedding viewing party, it’s time to focus on the most delicious part of entertaining: eating and drinking. Since this an early morning party (7am is actually a reasonable start time), not to mention a British party, there is zero question that tea will be involved. And what goes better with tea than scones, clotted cream, and a few other traditional English treats? Below, we’ve gathered all the suggestions you need for how to beautifully display and Read More

Margarita time!

3 Easy Cinco De Mayo Recipes That Keep The Party Going

Throwing (or going to) a Cinco de Mayo celebration? Vitamix has got you covered with 3 simple Mexican recipes—margs, salsa, and guac–that require little prep time. So YOU have more time to spend dancing the night away. ¡Que empieze la fiesta! Whole Fruit Margaritas You’ve never tasted a margarita until you’ve made one with whole fruit! What you’ll need: ¼ cup (60 ml) water 6 ounces (180 ml) tequila 2 fluid ounces (60 ml) Grand Marnier 1 orange, peeled, halved 1 lime, peeled, halved 1 lemon, peeled, halved 6 Tablespoons (75 g) granulated sugar 6 cups (600 g) ice cubes Read More

Holiday Cocktail Recipes by a World Champion Bartender

Photo by ETSchindler Photography Last week, we celebrated the exciting launch of Crafthouse by Fortessa, the new line of modern barware made in collaboration with World Champion Bartender, Charles Joly! For the gift that keeps on giving, Charles concocted two custom holiday cocktail creations for you to try at home. He also included the barware to go with it, so go on and give it whirl. Let us know how it goes! Custom Cocktail Recipes by Charles Joly You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Jigger, Bar Spoon, Julep Strainer, Coupe Cocktail Glass, and Ice Bucket with Ice Scoop. Prep: Pour prosecco into coupe cocktail Read More

Get Spooky: DIY Halloween Party Treats!

We love getting into the Halloween spirit over at Zola HQ! Perhaps it’s the increase in candy consumption around the office that gets everyone excited – Either way, there’s no shortage of fun surrounding this spooky event. We decided to whip up our favorite DIY drink + snack combo for the occasion. Whether you’re hosting or attending a Halloween party this weekend, here are two quick & easy DIY treats to woo (and boo) your guests! Creepy Crawly Cocktails Featuring OXO’s Good Grips Spirits Ice Cube Tray  What You’ll Need: Fresh H2O Ice Cube Tray – We recommend using a silicon tray like the above for easy removal. Plastic Toy Read More

Lemon Linguine Recipe For Two

Whether you’re beginners in the kitchen or seasoned chefs, this lemon linguine recipe for two is perfect for your next date night in. So grab that Cuisinart pot that you registered for, and let’s heat things up! What you’ll need: 1 pack linguine 3 TBS olive oil 2 TBS butter 3/4 cup ramps, chopped 4-5 fresh sage leaves 1 TBS fresh Oregano 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (~2-3 lemons) 1/3 cup reserved pasta water 1/2 cup grated cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano recommended) Salt/freshly ground black pepper and red pepper flake to taste Fresh basil and parsley for finishing Read More

Layers of Love Nespresso Latte

Made exclusively for us to share with you, this tasty treat is the perfect addition to morning, noon or night. Inspired by the celebration of love (right up our alley here at Zola), this latte is a must-try and is to be enjoyed as you would a delicious piece of iced cake… so maybe leave some room for seconds! Check out the recipe below and trust us, you will not be disappointed. Makes 1 drink. Features Nespresso VertuoLine Voltesso INGREDIENTS: 1 Tbs. sweetened condensed milk 2 tsps. sugar 8 oz. milk, skim, 2%, or whole 2 tsps. vanilla extract ¼ tsp. almond extract Read More

Cozy Cooking

The cold weather outside is the perfect opportunity to stay inside and make that recipe you were drooling over on Pinterest the other day. Stock up with these essentials so you can be prepared to turn on the oven when inspiration hits. All you need is a little heat for these cozy cooking ideas that will keep the temperature up when you need it most. Modern Classics Rectangular Baker Heat up your taste buds with whatever you’ll cook in this multipurpose bake pan. We’re talking anything from saucy lasagna to roasted veggies to extra gooey brownies. Its ceramic base is highly resistant Read More

Rum and Vanilla Poached Pear Recipe from #ZolaCouple Lorin & Matt

Matt, Executive Sous Chef at Per Se, and Lorin, a personal chef for a family, met while working at the world-renowned French Laundry in Napa Valley. For their first holiday as husband and wife, this Zola couple dishes on one of their favorite recipes for a Thanksgiving Day dessert. Rum & Vanilla Poached Pears Will need: medium cast iron or sauté pan with lid Ingredients: 2 Anjou pears 2/3 cup sugar 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 T ground cinnamon 3 T dark rum 1/3 cup water 2 tsp vanilla extract (or can scrape 1 vanilla bean) How to: Preheat a Read More

Healthy Zoodle Recipes for Your Spiralizer

We brought in the girls from Tovita Nutrition to show us a few ways to get creative with the hottest new kitchen tool, the spiralizer. Tovita is a virtual nutrition counseling and concierge service run by registered dietitians Molly Rieger and Leah Silberman. Their private counseling sessions take place via video conference, which eliminates that time in transit we dread to get to and from appointments. The girls work with clients to create individualized meal plans catered to their unique lifestyle and goals. Their blog is a space where they provide healthy recipes, debunk the latest nutrition fads, and share interviews with Read More