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Friday, January 23, 2015

Valentine's Day Pinspiration!

Red hearts and chocolate are popping up everywhere! Valentine's Day is here! Pinterest is afire with so many projects perfect the holiday! We have collected a few of our favorites to share with you!

These Chocolate-Covered Raspberries by Sugar Hero look divine! The chocolate enrobes the raspberries so perfectly!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/448108231645510099/

Following the fruit theme, Heart Shaped Chocolate Strawberries by Made from Pinterest show a pretty smart way to use fruit to make a heart! A mix of chocolate with fruit--these treats have to be healthy, right?

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/448108231645719135/

Little Cupid's Arrow Pretzels from One Little Project are so adorable! Kids and adults a like will just eat these up!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/448108231649428951/

If your Valentine's Day celebration includes a cool beverage, how about these neat heart-shaped pomegranate ice cubes from Two Loves Studio!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/448108231649336318/

We will be collecting more  of our favorite Valentine's Day crafts, treats, gifts and more on our Valentine's Day Inspiration Board over the next couple of weeks! Head over to Pinterest for some more ideas! We have 77 pins already--chances are we have something to inspire you!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cast Iron Cooking!!! Great for Winter!!!



A quick peek outside and you will see that we are in the frozen throes of winter! With some days of being stuck inside inevitably ahead, winter can be a great time to savor some wholesome flavors from cast iron cooking. Cast iron cooking has been used for centuries, so there is nothing that really exemplifies great home cooked meals better!

New to cast iron cooking? Here are 5 reasons why you should start:
  • Cast iron pieces are exceedingly versatile. You can literally cook 100s of dishes using a cast iron skillet from pan roasted chicken to pretzel bread to s'mores to quesadillas and much more!
  • When a cast iron pan is properly seasoned and cared for, it remains nonstick without all of those harmful chemicals that go into nonstick cookware.
  • Cast iron cookware distributes heat evenly for well rounded flavors!
  • Heat sources are no problem! Cast iron can be used over any heat source. Plus, cast iron can take the heat that other cookware can't.
  • Cooking with cast iron can give you an iron boost! While cooking with cast iron, you can increase the iron levels in foods. Great for immunity and energy!
 There are so many amazing cast iron recipes out there! Here are a few of our favorites!

Black Iron Skillet Deep Dish Pizza by Menu Musings

http://menumusings.blogspot.com/2013/09/black-iron-skillet-deep-dish-pizza.html

Pull Apart Pretzel Skillet and Beer Cheese  by Host the Toast

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/448108231649128571/

Steakhouse Roasted Mushrooms by A Food Centric Life

http://afoodcentriclife.com/steakhouse-roasted-mushrooms/

Hot Wings from Half Baked Harvest

http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/hot-wings-cookbook-giveaway/

Zucchini Basil and Kale Frittata from The Roasted Root

http://www.theroastedroot.net/zucchini-basil-and-kale-frittata/

Indoor S'mores by Dessert for Two

http://www.dessertfortwo.com/2013/12/indoor-smores/

How can you resist these recipes? Some really great ones and perfect for winter cooking! Need some cast iron? Don't fret, we have a wonderful collection of cast iron made here in the U.S.A!

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For more on cast iron:

5 Myths of Cast Iron Cookware via the Kitchn
13 Reasons to Own a Cast Iron Skillet via One Good Thing

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Brunch Time! Ideas for a Great Brunch from Norton's U.S.A!


Brunch on Christmas or New Year's morning can be a special time for families to come together and connect. Of course adding little extra flair with a more festive than the norm food item or two can add to the memorable occasion.

Fortunately, there are plenty of recipes that can help put an extra exclamation point on your brunch! We have collected a few of our favorites to share!

Brunch would not be brunch without some type of blueberry muffin! A Spicy Perspective puts a spin on blueberry muffins with a delightful Blueberry Muffin Cake using fresh blueberries!


If you are in need of a bundt pan to make a lovely cake like this Blueberry Muffin Cake, we suggest the fabulous bundt pans made by Nordic Ware!


At any brunch table, eggs are a must! Diethood created a Hashbrown, Spinach and Tomato Pie that is not only filling but vibrant as well!


Need a pie pan to make Hashbrown, Spinach and Tomato Pie? We have the perfect one with a cover!


Looking for something totally inventive? How about Eggs Baked in Portobello Mushrooms? You are sure to wow guests with this recipe from Healthy Recipes!


We have some great baking sheets ideal for this recipe!


Of course, you need some snazzy beverages to go with these delights! May we suggest Strawberry Mimosas by Laurie Aron? Gorgeous and elegant!


Our acrylic wine glasses would be great for these drinks!


With some of these ideas, you are sure to put a little more "pop" in your holiday brunches! Enjoy!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Santa's Made in USA Shopping List: Toys and Stocking Stuffers

Santa is busy filling his bag with some of the best Made in the U.S.A. toys available! We are sure that he will be stopping by Norton's U.S.A. with his sleigh because we have the best American-made toys around! Take a peek at some of our selection including stocking stuffer items:

Our gifts range from the traditional like this flag train whistle:

http://nortonsusa.com/Flag-Train-Whistle-2-ML-41290.htm

To the truly creative like a wool sheep felting kit:

http://nortonsusa.com/Wool-Animal-Felting-Kit-Ski-Sheep-2-WP-1026.htm

For all ages from baby's ABC blocks handcrafted from sustainable Michigan basswood:

http://nortonsusa.com/Classic-ABC-Blocks-2UGA28.htm
to a 37 piece log building set for older children.

http://nortonsusa.com/Log-Building-Set-37-pcs-2-RT-94002.htm
From the whimsical world of paper dolls:

http://nortonsusa.com/6-to-8-Years-and-Up_c277.htm

to a world of learning through games:

http://nortonsusa.com/6-to-8-Years-and-Up_c290.htm

or through lacing, stacking and sorting for younger children like this hardwood, lace up shoe!

http://nortonsusa.com/3-to-5-Years-and-Up_c295.htm

A gorgeous wooden toolbox with tools for the handy child:

http://nortonsusa.com/Wood-Toy-Tool-Box-and-Tools-2-DM-03.htm

And the spooner board for the sporty child:

http://nortonsusa.com/Spooner-Board-24-Freestyle-2-SPB-FR24.htm

We have something for everyone on Santa's list including a Barrel of Monkeys! (Who doesn't need a Barrel of Monkeys?)

http://nortonsusa.com/Barrel-of-Monkeys-2-BI-U3586.htm

As always, everything is made in the U.S.A. With made in the U.S.A. products, you know that you are getting a quality product sure to be enjoyed!

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