A Clean Kitchen for the Holidays

Once in awhile,  I like to let my friends know about other businesses that I support.  One of those businesses is Bobbie’s Cleaning Divas located in Carver,  MA.   Bobbie not only does a terrific,  thorough job of cleaning your home or business,  she is also just a great person.  They are part of Cleaning for a Reason,  a non-profit that cleans the homes of cancer patients for free. Here’s a testimonial from Bobbie’s website: “HOLY CLEAN HOUSE, Batman!! Bobbie- I am astounded at the sparkle in my place. I don’t think your staff let one spot go untouched!! How did they get the…

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Tips for buying kitchens cabinets

With all of the choices that are available, shopping for cabinets can be very overwhelming.  The average consumer finds it hard to make the right decision.  Do I need plywood or particle board?  Solid wood or veneer??  Wood or plywood drawers?  Paint or stain? There are no simple answers to any of these questions.  You are reliant on information from a salesperson, who obviously has a vested interest in selling you his product.  Instinct might tell you to shop around visit at least two and maybe up to five different places to look at different designs and prices.  Unfortunately, this is where you can get into trouble.  After your best efforts…

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My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe

I can’t resist giving in to sugar cravings during the holidays!  I’ve been making these Chocolate Crinkles since I was a kid with my mom.  Please enjoy. Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt confectioner’s sugar Mix oil, melted chocolate and sugar.  Blend in eggs one at a time.  Add vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Chill for several hours.  Using a small ice creat scoop, drop dough into confectioner’s sugar.  Place 2″ apart on a greased baking…

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Eating Healthy and Holidays Don’t Mix?

As a kitchen cabinet and kitchen design company, we realize that holiday get togethers often revolve around the kitchen – and food! We also realize that many people are trying to eat better these days – and so are we!  So we’ve given it some thought and looked to others for advice.  Our favorite nutritionist,  Nicole Cormier,  has some great tips,  which I’m repeating here with her permission. Holiday Survival Guide: Goals: 1. Eat breakfast everyday with a lean protein, fruit and whole grain 2. Drink more than 64 ounces of water per day 3. Eat more than 5 FULL…

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Welcome to the Wood Palace Kitchens blog! What makes your home special?  Yes, a brand new remodeling job is great.  But what really makes it special is the people – those who live there, and those who come to visit. We will be focusing more on that, than on kitchen remodeling,  cabinets, countertops, etc. –  although,  we love to talk about those things, too! Please feel free to give us feedback: do you agree or disagree, what is your experience, etc.  We love to hear about how people are using their kitchens to entertain, and we love sharing and receiving great recipes. Please join the fun! Tim Holick