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Inspired by a childhood visit to a London restaurant, Alex's twice-baked soufflé is a real showstopper - and it's easy to make.
The name of this dish literally translates from French as "Swiss soufflé." For those of you who tremble with terror at the word soufflé, and doubly so if it has Suissesse after it, hold on a minute, take a deep breath, and relax. Let me explain. This dish will change your life - or at least the way you entertain. It's simply a twice-baked cheese soufflé with tomato sauce - a soufflé that can be mostly prepared ahead of time. It's even inverted for the second round in the oven, so there's no worry about the soufflé falling. Honestly, you just can't ruin it.
Step back in time with me to London in 1980, when I went with my parents to the very famous, super-chic, Michelin-starred restaurant Le Gavroche. A renowned food destination with jet-set clientele, it was a truly incredible place, and we felt special being there. The Read More »from Alex Hitz's Soufflé "Suissesse"
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From a vintage chest turned into a kitchen island to upside-down planters used as tables, we've got unique ideas to repurpose your old furniture.
1. Suitcases as a Nightstand
Don't throw out your old or vintage suitcases after you get a new set. They can have another life as a nightstand or side table. Stack the suitcases and place a tray on the top. If they're not tall enough, use blocks to prop them up.
2. Antique Sideboard as a Vanity
Give your bathroom more character with a vanity that's made from an antique sideboard or buffet.
3. Door as a Headboard
Don't know what to do with an old door after a renovation? Turn it into a headboard - it adds interest to a bedroom without taking up too much space.
4. Antique Bookcase as a Bar
Clear out your old bookcase and use it as a home bar. It's a great way to display interesting collections of glass or barware.
5. Antique Secretary as a Linen PressRead More »from 9 Ways to Repurpose Vintage and Antique Furniture
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Ten designers divulge the hues they're partial to - and how they can make the design of a room sing. See their favorite colorful home accessories and get inspired.Read More »from Top Interior Designers' Favorite Accent Colors
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