Effortless Outdoor Entertaining Tips & Recipes

An afternoon with the girls can, and should be, totally effortless. But, when entertaining guests you still want to impress. For that reason, we love recipes that are quick and easy to throw together, but look (and taste) like you spent all morning preparing them. Below are a few of our favorite outdoor entertaining tips and recipes you and your guests are guaranteed to love. … Continue reading Effortless Outdoor Entertaining Tips & Recipes

Ready for Spring Desktop Wallpapers

Feeling those winter blues sink in? Spring is only a month away! Cheer up with some warm inspiration to brighten up your workspace.   Click on the link below your favorite image. When it opens in a new window, right click and save to your computer. Desktop 1 Desktop 2 Desktop 3 Desktop 4   Post by guest blogger, Anastasia: Creative Intern   Continue reading Ready for Spring Desktop Wallpapers


Baja Fish Tacos – Light & Healthy

I’ll be honest, the thought of fish tacos always scared me a bit growing up. I love fish, and I love tacos, but the combination of the two didn’t sound appealing to me. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I finally had my first taste – I have been missing out on these my entire life, and I’m still kicking myself! That’s ok though, … Continue reading Baja Fish Tacos – Light & Healthy


Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob

A group of us from Poly-Wood traveled to Michigan for a photo shoot last week, and we figured we wouldn’t be true Indiana natives if we didn’t enjoy some corn during our stay. Since we were planning to have a campfire, we decided to try out a simple camping recipe: Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob. Although there are many ways to dress up corn, we opted for … Continue reading Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob


Caramel Chicken – A Tried & True Recipe

This Caramel Chicken recipe is a favorite in my house.  Anytime it’s made, there never seems to be enough for everyone.  With a mix of salty, sweet, and spicy, it’s sure to be a hit anywhere it’s served. To start it off, you want to make the sauce first. Whisk together the brown sugar (dark brown is best for this recipe, it’s a deeper flavor), … Continue reading Caramel Chicken – A Tried & True Recipe


Recipe Test: Macarons

I’ve always been curious about macarons, and recently I got the opportunity to try them for the first time thanks to a local shop near Poly-Wood that was selling them for Valentine’s Day. It was love at first bite. Lucky for me, there are others in our office who have just a slight obsession with the cookie as well. So, instead of spending money to have some shipped to … Continue reading Recipe Test: Macarons


Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

It’s winter, and in the winter is there really anything more satisfying than a big, warm, plate of pasta?   While trying to find a recipe that utilized in-season ingredients, I discovered this great take on a carbonara via epicurious.com.  A carbonara is an Italian pasta dish that originated in Rome and is based on eggs, cheese, bacon, and black pepper with pasta.  This dish uses … Continue reading Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage


Cauliflower Steaks w/Lentils

This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s not only incredibly healthy, but it’s also incredibly delicious! The first time I made this at home, there was a slight misunderstanding. When I said, “we’re having cauliflower steaks for dinner,” my significant other heard, “steaks for dinner.” Needless to say there was a bit of disappointment when he saw cauliflower come out of the oven instead of beef. … Continue reading Cauliflower Steaks w/Lentils


Refreshing Watermelon Salsa Recipe

One of my favorite things about summer is that it’s watermelon season. There’s nothing more refreshing than enjoying a giant bowl of watermelon on a hot, humid Indiana day (well… besides sipping on wine slushies, but who says you can’t do both?) Growing up, I had a sixth sense of knowing when my mom was cutting up a watermelon – I joke that I can … Continue reading Refreshing Watermelon Salsa Recipe

4-Course Campfire Cuisine

Warm weather is here to stay (we hope). If you suffered through the blistering cold, never-ending winter like we experienced in Indiana, we’re sure you’re ready to escape your house and get back outdoors. We’ve put together a 4-course meal that can be prepared, cooked and enjoyed around your fire pit. Course 1: Salad on a Stick Okay—Salad-on-a-stick isn’t cooked on your fire pit, but … Continue reading 4-Course Campfire Cuisine