Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween | KitchAnn Style
I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween! Here’s a recipe for your party sure to please your guests with gluten, vegan and paleo restrictions.

Halloween Treat | Kitchann Style

I discovered this recipe on My Whole Food Life.  Melissa and Marcus have some interesting things there so you should check it out.

Pumpkin Chocolate Bars

Pumpkin Bar:
2 1/2 cups raw pecans
10 Medjool dates
1/2 cup pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
pinch sea salt

Chocolate layer:
1/2 cup coconut oil , melted
1/2 cup cocoa or cacao powder
2-3 T maple syrup

Directions:

  • In a food processor , combine the pecans, pumpkin and spices until you get a coarse ground consistency. Then add in the dates and blend a little more. You may need to add a tiny bit of water for the mixture to come together.
  • Line an 8×8 glass baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Press 1/2 the pumpkin/pecan mixture into the pan and place it in the freezer.
  • In a large bowl , mix all the ingredients for the chocolate.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the first pumpkin layer.
  • Then press the remaining pumpkin mixture on top and place the whole thing back in the freezer for 30-35 minutes.
  • Once chilled, cut into bars and serve.

Happy Halloween!

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2017

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2017 | KitchAnn Style
Benjamin Moore – who heralded Simply White (OC-117) as their color of the year in 2016 – did an about face picking Shadow (2117-30) for 2017.

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2017 | KitchAnn Style

“Allusive and enigmatic, Shadow is a master of ambiance. It is a color that calls to mind a ‘past,’ yet it can also make a contemporary, color-confident statement,” –Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore’s creative director

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Your Next Major Appliance Could Be Turkish

Global Appliance Trend | KitchAnn Style
If you don’t follow major appliance news (and most people don’t) you might not know that several mergers and acquisitions the first half of this year – especially with Asian major appliances companies, will impact the global competitive landscape for appliance manufacturers.

With Harier buying GEMidea (China’s biggest maker of home appliances) buy a majority stake in Toshiba Corp.’s appliance unit and Samsung‘s recent play for Dacor; it appears to be successful within the appliance industry a company needs to be global. Continue readingYour Next Major Appliance Could Be Turkish

GE Adds Voice Control With Amazon Alexa

GE Geneva Amazon Dot | KitchAnn Style
If you don’t have an Amazon Echo you might not know that the virtual assistant Alexa has “skills.” Think of it as third-party apps that tap into the power of Alexa without ever needing native support.

Geneva communicates wit Alexa | KitchAnn Style

General Electric has introduced another step toward the fully connected home with the launch of Geneva, an Alexa “skill” that allows users to control WiFi-enabled GE Monogram, Café and Profile appliances with their voice, using an Amazon Echo, Dot or other device that runs Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant. Continue readingGE Adds Voice Control With Amazon Alexa