Author: Ashley Perry

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Roasted Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

Dinner all comes together easily with this delicious roasted chicken dish. Placing a lemon inside the cavity while roasting gives the bird a nice citrus flavor. So simple, this meal will soon be your go-to favorite. Roasted Chicken and Vegetables Recipe (Serves 4 to 5) Ingredients: 1 Approximately 3-pound chicken, preferably free-range, organic 2 medium onions […]

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Recipe: Grilled Cheese with apple, bacon, and cheddar

Gooey cheddar, crisp bacon and tangy green apples combine to create this grilled cheesy goodness. For a tasty twist, try these combinations: pear, ham and ricotta; caramelized onions and Swiss; raspberry jam and cream cheese; or pesto, ham and mozzarella. Grilled cheese stuffed with apple, bacon, and cheddar recipe (Serves 4): Ingredients: 8 ¾” slices country-style […]

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Fall Recipe: Mushroom and Gruyère Potato Gratin

Mushroom + Gruyére Potato Gratin Comfort food meets gourmet taste for this potato gratin dish. Perfect served as a side dish for your next family gathering. Next is our Fall Recipe series, we’re cooking up the ultimate comfort foods for any evening including Thanksgiving. (Makes 8–10 servings)  INGREDIENTS: 1/4 ¾cup olive oil 4 cups finely chopped leeks (about […]

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Choosing Storage for Electronics and Media

Today’s must-have electronics aren’t always visually compatible with today’s home decors. Finding storage options isn’t always easy. Fortunately, says Dennis Crouthers, senior buyer for Oak Express, there are many clever, stylish ways to conceal, display and maximize accessibility to electronic equipment and media. 1. Inventory your technology- Make a room-by-room list of your equipment and […]

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The 8 Types of Cheese Everyone Should Know

Discover how speciality cheeses can elevate basic dishes to stand-out favorites. From not-so-standard grilled cheese to decadent side dishes and appetizers, we want to inspire you to ‘just say cheese.’ The sea of cheeses we often find at our local grocery store can be intimidating — and confusing — when it’s time to make a purchase. […]

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Chocolate Espresso Semifreddo Recipe

This Italian-inspired indulgence is a coffee, (and chocolate) lovers’ dream. The perfect sophisticated dessert for your next adult dinner party is the Chocolate Espresso Semifreddo. Chocolate Espresso Semifreddo Recipe: (Serves 8) INGREDIENTS: Crust: 1 3/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for brushing the pan Filling: 4 large eggs, yolks and […]

Top 10 Ways to Relax at Home

It may sound silly, but relaxing at home can really turn into a chore. There are so many distractions in the home. Preparing meals, organizing clutter, checking the mail, watering the garden, and walking the dog can all turn a relaxing evening at home, into a continued work shift. The Bedroom Expressions team has gathered […]

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Top 10 Summer Backyard Games

Get out, get moving, and enjoy the great outdoors with our favorite new – and retro – games for the whole family. Reclaim your backyard with the new Outdoor Collection from Oak Express. Top 10 Summer Backyard Games: 1. Cornhole: Played with bean bags and a raised platform. 2. Bocce Ball: The Italian version of […]

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5 Tips for Decorating with Accent Pillows

An easy and affordable way to add creative drama to a room is by carefully selecting accent pillows. By including pillows with distinct patterns, textures or colors, you can give character to any space. 5 Tips for Decorating with Accent Pillows: 1. Bring the outdoors in with pillows that showcase botanical patterns. 2. Pillows are the perfect […]

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Sleep Experts: How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

In this week’s ask the experts, we’ve teamed up with Denver Mattress sleep experts to answer the most common sleep related questions. These simple but powerful tips will help shave time off tossing and turning, and make more time for some serious shut eye. QUESTION: How can I get a good night’s sleep? ANSWER: Unless you’re suffering from […]

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How to DIY an Indoor Garden

A great way to celebrate spring while bringing a little fun and relaxation into your home at the same time is through creating an indoor garden.  Instructions: 1. Begin by scouting out the best location in your home for an indoor garden. Southern-facing areas are ideal, but any area with good sunlight will work. 2. […]

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6 Must Have Nailhead Trim Furnishings for your Home

Create a bold statement and draw attention to decorative details with nailhead trim furniture and accessories from Sofa Mart and Bedroom Expressions at Furniture Row.  Featured Products: 1. Calico Hills Sofa // Sofa Mart 2. Carson Ottoman // Sofa Mart 3. Kendi Accent Chair // Sofa Mart 4. Rosemont Chairside End Table // Sofa Mart 5. Annabella […]

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DIY Bulletin Board

Take your home workstation from drab to fab by creating your own bold bulletin board. A framed fabric bulletin board adds personal style and function to your work space.   Directions for DIY Bulletin Board: 1. Cut a piece of cork board to match your desired size. Then, mark the size on your chosen fabric, […]

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DIY Bird Seed Ornaments

Treat backyard birds with homemade DIY bird seed ornaments they’ll love to munch on this summer. Oak Express outdoor experts have put together this simple craft for both children and adults. The best part is that cleanup is easy and fast! Make sure to check out Oak Express’ Outdoor Living collection, so the fun will last all day.   […]

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Top 10 Veggies that Pack a Punch

In this Top 10, we’ve provided our picks for tasty garden vegetables that are easy to grow and pack a punch when it comes to providing healthy nutrients for you and your family. Spend more time outdoors in your backyard garden, with Oak Express‘ new Outdoor Living Collection.   Top 10 Garden Veggies: 1. Kale- It’s […]