• December 12, 2017

    The Spirit of Giving 2017

    Town & Country Kitchen and Bath hosts it’s first “The Spirit of Giving” holiday charity event. The Spirit of Giving will provide foster children of CASA Monmouth County with holiday gift bags created by local designers. Designers have taken on one or more children to personally design and fill each a holiday bag with items on their wish list. Generous donors have come forward to provide the children new helmets, locks and bells, with a refurbished bike of their own.  Designers and CASA advocates join Town & Country for a cocktail party exchange December 7, 2017. Check out the gallery below!

  • November 30, 2017

    VNA Holiday House Tour 2017

    This year two Town & Country kitchens will be featured on the VNA Holiday House Tour. Check out our kitchen designs on Rumson Road, and Osprey Lane!

    The Holiday House Tour will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9:30AM – 4:30PM.
    The tour will feature magnificent homes in the Two River Area of New Jersey. All proceeds from the event will support Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey’s Hospice Program.

    For more information, please call the VNA Foundation Office at 732-224-6780.

  • November 27, 2017

    The Spirit of Giving 2017

  • November 20, 2017

    Cranberry-Pear Crumble Bars

    Thanksgiving is around the corner, and you know what that means- kitchen time!  We’re trying a few new recipes to spice up tradition, this year by adding these Cranberry-Pear Crumble Bars to the dessert table.

    Sweet pears and tart cranberries pair perfectly in these treats, which are part bar cookie, and part fruit crisp. Here, both crust and crumble topping are made from the same almond flour-rolled oat mixture mixture, giving it a nutty flavor. Precooking the filling allows the fruit to soften and release some juices ahead of time so the bottom crust stays nice and crisp. The result is a chewy, fruity cookie that just as easily a perfect afternoon snack as it is a paired with some ice cream for dessert. Choose pears that are on the firm side of ripe: Comice and Anjou both work great.

    Source: Cranberry-Pear Crumble Bars Recipe – NYT Cooking

    INGREDIENTS

    FOR THE FILLING:

    • 1 pound/454 grams pears (2 large), ripe but firm
    • 2 cups/200 grams fresh cranberries
    • ½ cup/101 grams granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ½ teaspoon finely grated orange zest
    • ½ teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

    FOR THE CRUST AND CRUMBLE:

    • 2 cups/256 grams all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup/220 grams light brown sugar, packed
    • 1 cup/112 grams almond flour
    • 1 cup/99 grams rolled oats
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 cup/227 grams unsalted butter, melted and cooled
    • ½ teaspoon almond extract

    PREPARATION

    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×9-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
    2. Prepare filling: Peel, core and chop the pears into 1/2-inch pieces. You should have about 2 1/2 cups of chopped pears. Add  pears, cranberries, sugar and orange juice to a heavy-bottomed skillet or saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until pears soften, cranberries burst, and juices are thickened and jammy, 7 to 10 minutes. Add vanilla, orange zest and fresh ginger and stir to combine. Remove from heat and let cool while you prepare the crust.
    3. Prepare crust and crumble: In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, almond flour, oats and salt. Stir to combine. Add butter and almond extract, and stir until crumbs are well moistened.
    4. Reserve about 2 1/2 cups/360 grams of the mixture for the topping. Pour remaining crumbs into prepared dish and press them into an even layer. Bake the crust until golden, 10 to 15 minutes.
    5. Spoon filling (it’s O.K. if it’s still warm) evenly over the hot crust, top with reserved crumbs, and return pan to oven. Bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let the bars cool slightly before cutting and serving.
  • November 13, 2017

    21 Paint Colors for your Project

    Choosing paint colors can be a daunting process when re-vamping a space.  Take a look at some of our favorite Benjamin Moore colors that can transform your home.

  • July 30, 2016

    The Giving Tables 2016

    We hope you can join us for our 2nd Annual Giving Tables Event on June 2nd! We are so excited to see what our featured designers have planned for their tables this year. Check out our website for details.

  • July 30, 2016

    Enter the “Micro-Kitchen”

    Just because you have a small space to work with doesn’t mean you don’t still deserve a well-designed, fully-functional kitchen. With so many people downsizing, space is at a premium. As millennials set out on their own, leaving college and looking for jobs, they often have to adapt to smaller living spaces. On the other end of the generational spectrum, baby-boomers are also downsizing their lifestyles as they retire, moving into smaller spaces now that the kids have left the nest. Still, they must find some way to have a functional, enjoyable kitchen.
    So what does a kitchen need? It needs modes of cooking- stovetop, oven, microwave. It needs a station for cleaning- ranging anywhere from a sink to a full dishwasher. It needs cold storage- refrigerator, freezer. And it needs dry storage- plates, utensils, dry goods, unused appliances. Jamming all of these components into a space will still keep everything at your fingertips; all you have to do is pivot in the tight, hot, claustrophobic space you’ve created, sequestered away from your guests and family. Trying to fit a generic kitchen design into a small space can be a disaster- making this important space a thorn in your side rather than the warm and inviting heart of your home that it should be.

  • June 17, 2016

    Town & Country Kitchen and Bath’s 2nd Annual Giving Tables Event

    Town & Country kitchen and bath proudly hosts the second annual table setting event

    Town & Country kitchen and bath proudly hosted the second annual table setting event showcasing local designers’ interpretations of Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2016 collections to benefit Lunch Break, a charity dedicated to providing basic living necessities to community members who need them most.

    The Opening Night Event was held on Thursday, June 2 from 4-8pm and had ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME Magazine as co hosts.

     

    This year’s event featured a showcase of designers and light food fare by local Eateries.

     

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  • March 8, 2016

    Highway 2 Well an Evening of Health & Wellness, Food, Wine, and Networking

    Highway 2 Well's Tara Roscioli

    Town and Country kitchen and Bath and ASPIRE Metro magazine cordially invite you to join us for an evening of Health and Wellness with Tara Roscioli.

    Tara is an amazing force, having transformed her life from a diet of cigarettes, salty and sugary snacks, processed food and coffee to a dynamic life as an inspirational health and wellness coach.

    Tara’s organic and plant-based meal delivery service, Meals 2 GLO, is helping both women and men lose weight, restore their energy and glow from the inside out.