Five things I tried and Loved in October

I am serious about cooking smaller portions and creating cocktails for one. However, because I can be wasteful, and I can not eat leftovers for several days, I am trying to find cookware that will help me achieve my goal. So today I am sharing five things I tried and loved in October, kitchen and bar edition.

Here is the Home Edition of Five things I tried and Loved in October:

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I have been searching for glasses for my hot toddy recipe that can withstand heat, and it was a challenge. Until I found these Vintage Style coffee cups, they are 100% lead-free and 14 ounces. 

The design is elegant, they are handcrafted and affordable at $26.99

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I love pasta, something about it brings me comfort, and I have been on the hunt for a nice unique design in white.

I fell in love with these Heirloom Stoneware Coupe Pasta Bowls in Linen. The imperfect edges make these bowls unique, and I feel like I am dining at a small, cozy Italian eatery. They also come in Smoke and are less than $40.00 for a set of four.

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And we are back to cocktails. I wanted Coup Cocktail glasses, and with so many to choose from, I almost gave up looking until I found these at CB2.

They are dramatic and very chic. And are my new favorites. I love the large rounded glass bowl completed with the round feet. They are gorgeous. You can purchase them in sets of six, which cost me just below $70.00 however they can also be purchased individually at $8.95.

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Remember I told you about my wastefulness well although I am ashamed to admit it, it is true, but I am getting better. I wanted a small pot that would be large enough to create small portions but I needed one that would complement the pots I already own. I found this one at William Sonoma and I am very happy.

 My other pots are either gray or red. I decided on black this time around [because there are a few more pieces from this brand I would love to purchase eventually]. This Staub Cast Iron Round Oven with a glass lid is the perfect size at 4-Qt. I have been using it a lot. It has been superb for soups, pasta, stews, and sauces. I paid $279 however I did see it on sale at Crate and Barrel for $129. I love the glass lid and the size.

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Another win for my Cocktails adventures is these Antique Brass Cocktail Picks. They are glamorous yet simple and affordable [a set of 6 for less than $30.00]. Unfortunately, they are no longer available but here’s the link to something similar on Amazon.

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These glasses are elegant and quite stylish. I fell in love with these, and I promise they are more gorgeous in person and a steal at $25.00 for 2. It is a home bar essential and perfect for ice cream.

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