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Joseph

925 Garrett Street
Atlanta, GA, 30316
United States

(404) 228-6033

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This is not a place to find super trendy styles or a huge amount of of DIY projects that never get done. This is a modern guide for Home Economics with every day applications so that we can all live better lives:  Preservation, Collections, Cooking, Housekeeping, Home Styling, Gardening, Entertaining, Gifting and Etiquette. 

KNOW HOW: Removing Wax 101

Joseph Marini

With Thanksgiving approaching, our menus are set, and we are now focusing our attention on setting the perfect table. If you’re anything like me, you pull out those candle sticks or table cloths only to find remnants of wax that you just didn’t want to deal with last year. It’s not the end of the world! With the help of an iron and boiling water, we will break down how to safely remove that pesky wax. Within minutes you will have a wax free Thanksgiving!

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Set in style: Aged serving pieces bring life to a modern table

Joseph Marini

As a kid, setting the table was sort of a right of passage for me. With about 25 guests to feed on Thanksgiving, it was an annual ritual to set the table the night before. Linens were ironed one by one, china was arranged around the table, serving pieces were counted and earmarked for each dish being served. Glassware and cutlery were stacked side by side, and last, but not least, the flowers were gingerly placed in the middle like putting the cherry on an ice cream sundae: we were ready.

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I'm Nuts about Thanksgiving

Joseph Marini

One recipe of my own that has always been a crowd pleaser, and an annual tradition, is my Cumin-spiced Cashew Nuts. I have been making this recipe ever since I started my career catering and without fail, I am always asked for the recipe. I received this recipe from an old friend of mine in upstate New York and as tradition would dictate, for the past 23 years, these nuts have always made an appearance at Thanksgiving.

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Taken for Granted

Joseph Marini

We all reach that time in life when we start to reconnect with our heritage and start to understand all of those things that our parents and grandparents did on a daily basis when we were children.  So many times I’ve heard people say; "I've taken for granted all of those things that were being passed down to me."   They are speaking of those domestic skills that generations pass down to empower us with the confidence and knowledge for successful everyday living. 

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