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Wednesday Spotlight: Celebrating Dad

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Home Puzzle Piece FrameThis week’s Spotlight is shining on a few of our favorite items that we think dad will love, because of course, Father’s Day is almost here. Whether you’re spending time with dad or sending him off on a relaxing day to himself, we know you’ll find the best way to celebrate all he does. Share with us your favorite Father’s Day memory or tell us what you appreciate most about your dad, and enjoy the day!

Family Fun

If one of your favorite things about dad is his dedication to his family, you don’t have to look any further than our catalog. We featured some Puzzle Piece wall décor in our Mother’s Day Spotlight, so we suggest adding to that collection with the Home Puzzle Piece Frame. Place a photo of you and dad, or of the whole family inside and give dad a gift to be cherished for years to come.

Don't Get Me Steamy Lobster ApronYou may enjoy looking back (or ahead) on memories of dad grilling or barbecuing in the backyard, and especially if he’s a Maine dad, this may include cooking lobster for the family. The Don’t Get Me Steamy Lobster Apron is a great fit for the lobster-loving and witty father, and he’s sure to love wearing it during family get-togethers.

Some fathers can be a little forgetful, or less organized than other members of the family, and if this is the case for your dad, we recommend the Key Keeper Rack. A jestful item, this key rack will keep dad a little more organized when it comes to his keys.

Key Keeper Rack

Just for Dad

A candle may not be on the top of your gift idea list for dad, but you may reconsider when it comes to this particular candle. The scent contains citrus with smoky undertones, although if dad chooses not to burn it, the appearance of a freshly poured beverage and “The Man Cave” label will make a great addition to his workbench or home office.

Man Cave Glass Candle

Aureole Wristwatch Design Alarm Clock

Lastly, you can help dad get up in the morning with an alarm clock that exudes character and charm. The Aureole Wristwatch Alarm Clock may even be similar to one he wears on his wrist, and will look great next to the family photo on his desk or bedside table.

We hope you now have at least some inspiration for Father’s Day, and remember to shower dad with lots of love as well as cards and gifts on Sunday.

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Tuesday Recipe: Crab Stuffed Lobster Rayna

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

May celebrates National Barbeque Month, and appropriately so, as most of the country now is finally able to enjoy time outdoors. Grilling outside on your deck or patio is a way of cooking that many of us prefer, bringing out delicious flavors that often can only be achieved on the stove top. Today’s featured recipe at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop lends well to a Maine inspired barbeque. Try a Crab Stuffed Lobster Rayna at your next gathering, for a real crowd-pleaser.

What You’ll Need:

4 (6 ounce) raw lobster tails, shelled

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon celery, minced

1 green onion, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon dry mustard

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/3 cup cold milk

1 (6 ounce) can crab meat, drained and flaked

2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs


1. Preheat your grill for medium heat.

2. Butterfly the lobster tails by carefully cutting a slit down the top side, without cutting all the way through to the bottom. Flip the tail over, and carefully cut the shiny membrane, without cutting the meat on the underside; this will prevent the tails from curling as they cook. Set tails aside.

3. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Cook and stir the celery and green onion into butter until tender. Stir in the flour, dry mustard, and cayenne pepper. Using a wire whisk, mix in cold milk slowly, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat.

4. Next, stir in crab meat and bread crumbs until well combined. Spoon crab mixture into the lobster tails.

5. Arrange tails on the preheated grill, and close the lid. Cook for approximately 12 minutes, or until lobster meat is opaque and the crab mixture is heated through. Enough for 4 servings, enjoy!

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