Author: Vicki Payne

Zucchini Pizza with Roasted Garlic and Pine Nuts Recipe

A simple pizza lets its ingredients shine, and this recipe is a great example of that approach. Fresh zucchini ribbons cook quickly in the hot pizza oven, melding with just the right amount of cheese. The toasted pine nuts add a nice crunch, while the red pepper flakes add a touch of heat. Servings 1 10-to-12-inch pizza Ingredients 1 10-ounce ball Artisan Fire Pizza Dough 1/2 head of roasted garlic (instructions for roasting garlic in the pizza oven can be found here) 1/3 cup shredded Campo de Montalban cheese (or a good Manchego) 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts 1...

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Balance and Scale in the Bedroom

Does your bedroom lack style and personality? No matter what you try it never looks pulled together like the pictures on line or in magazines. If so, the problem might be one of balance and scale. Balance is the key that unlocks designer looks and scale is the tool that keeps it stable. People feel most at home in a room that is balanced. Two matching lamps, a coordinating pair of pictures a dual set of occasional chairs. You adhere close to this theory in your living room but when it comes to the bedroom, function overcomes form and...

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Barbecue Pork Pizza Recipe

Fall is the perfect time to fire up the outdoor grills, fire pits and pizza ovens. Kalamazoo Gourmet is the leader when it comes to outdoor cooking equipment and I love their recipes. This weekend pull on your favorite sweater, call some friends and have a fall pizza party. Look out for two more pizza recipes from Kalamazoo Gourmet and let me know which one if your favorite. Barbecue Pork Pizza Succulent pulled pork is the star of this pizza, with an award-winning supporting cast of fresh jalapenos and pineapple. The Bourbon Barbecue Sauce serves as the perfect base,...

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A Space of His Own Part 1

An exciting new For Your Home project is coming your way. I’m the Project Coordinator for a new residential construction project a contemporary home on a 2 ½ acre wooded lot. What’s a Project Coordinator? It’s the person responsible for the entire project. I bring together the team consisting of the general contractor, architects, craftspeople, landscape architect, pool builder and landscapers. I’m also responsible for all material selections and design concepts. Once the house is completed I will also decorate the home and garden. It’s a big job but lucky for me I’ve been doing this for over 25...

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Box Moldings

Traditional style is expressed in many ways. The most impressive is the use of wood moldings. Crown molding turns an ordinary room into one of elegance and style. Wider baseboards and door and window moldings take a home from builder’s standard to custom. One of my favorite types of molding is box molding. These are the individual square or rectangular shapes created out of picture frame style moldings applied to the walls that divide it into sections. Most often box molding is used in the formal spaces of a home such as the dining room, foyer and living room....

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Meet Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. read more

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