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layered street style


This stormy weather has me craving layered looks exactly like this one.


living room inspiration


Everything about this living room has me inspired for a few projects I’m currently working on.


casual style


I’ve caved and bought my first pair of slip on sneakers. I’ve been coveting them for quite awhile and I’m loving them for casual days.


Gingerbread Biscuits


These gingerbread biscuits are at the top of my recipes list to make over the weekend. I love a day of cooking christmas cookies!


leather jacket


A look I could wear almost every single day!


shelving


This kitchen shelving is plain awesome. Putting it in kitchen inspiration binder for upcoming projects.


What are you loving this week?


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Gift Guide: For Him

Gift Guide : For Him | Sacramento Street

Do you find it hard to shop for the guys in your life? Each year I think I have it all figured out and then I question it all. This year, I thought about the hints a few gents had given me and went off that to put together this year’s gift guide. You really can’t go wrong with the basics, but putting a few fun items under the tree or in their stockings is important. These are just a handful of items that I found for the men in my family this year!


1.) Chocolate Whiskey | 2.) Where Chefs Eat | 3.) Battery Pack | 4.) Medium Plaid Wool Neck Tie  | 5.) Geometric Bottle Opener | 6.) Sup Doormatt | 7.) MLB San Francisco Giants Koozie (other teams also available) | 8.) Leather Belt | 9.) London Scented Candle | 10.) Wireless Bamboo Keyboard | 11.) Grey Black Wrist Watch | 12.) Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones | 13.) Alligator Money Clip  | 14.) Portable Grill


Don’t forget to check out all of our gift guides to help make your shopping easier this year!


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On the Menu: White Cheddar and Thyme Gougeres

White Cheddar and Thyme Gougères  | Sacramento Street

A gougere is just a fancy name for a cheese puff. It is made out of pâte à choux dough, one of the most universal pastry doughs out there. The basic dough is made with just a couple ingredients, water, eggs, flour and butter. Once you learn the technique, the recipes you can make with it are endless. When I was in cooking school, some of my fellow classmates and I had the genius idea to start a food truck that only sold food made from pâte à choux dough. We wanted to sell gougeres, eclairs, cream puffs, profiteroles and churros all around San Francisco. Thankfully that food idea faded away once we graduated and got jobs in the culinary world, but if we had gone through with that food truck idea, this is the gougere recipe that I would have made and sold from that truck.

 

A cheesy gougere might just be the perfect holiday party appetizer recipe because they can be made up to two weeks in advance, baked, then frozen. Throw them in the oven just before your guests arrive and voila, you will have a delicious appetizer and no one will know it came from your freezer.

 

Another great part about a gougere is that you can play around with any flavor combination. Feel free to swap the cheddar for Gruyere and use rosemary instead of thyme. Or add cracked black pepper to give it a kick. Another option would be to make giant gougeres and stuff them with bacon and pickled shallots, kind of like a gougere sandwich (yum, now that is a food truck idea!). The possibilities are endless.

 

So when you are entertaining this holiday season, try these gougeres, I promise they will become your secret weapon for all future entertaining. ~ Amanda


White Cheddar and Thyme Gougères | Sacramento Street

White Cheddar and Thyme Gougeres


Ingredients| Sacramento Street

 

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • large pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped plus more for garnish
  • 4 large eggs

    Directions | Sacramento Street


1.) Preheat oven to 400°F.


2.) Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium sized saucepan bring butter and 1 cup water to a boil over medium high heat. Remove from heat. Add flour, cayenne, and salt and stir well to blend. Return the saucepan to medium high heat and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball and a thin, dry film forms on bottom and sides of pan, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. (You can also do this by hand with a wooden spoon) Add 1 cup cheddar, ½ cup Parmesan and thyme; beat on low speed to blend. Add eggs, one at a time, fully incorporating each egg between additions, and scraping down sides of bowl as needed.


3.) Spoon dough into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2″ tip and pipe dough onto prepared baking sheets in 1 ½ ” rounds, spacing 1″ apart. If you do not want to use piping bag, use 2 spoons to place small dollops of gougère dough on the baking sheet.


4.) Dip your index finger in water and gently pat each gougère to form a rounded top. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar, Parmesan and thyme.


5.) Bake gougères until puffed and golden brown and centers are cooked through but still moist, 20-25 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve.


(If you want to make and freeze ahead, fully bake the gougères, let cool and store in an airtight freezer bag for up to two weeks. When ready to serve, rewarm in a 325F oven for about 5 – 10 minutes)


Recipe by Amanda Frederickson | Photos by Emma Fineman for Sacramento Street 

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Layer It : Cozy Morning

Layer It : Cozy Morning

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​There is nothing I love more than a cozy morning doing basically nothing. Don’t you love not having to set an alarm clock, not having any set plans and just being back to stay at home to do anything your heart desires? That’s how I like to spend my holiday vacation. If only it could happen every weekend.

Layer It : Cozy Morning

 

I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite key items I love getting curled up in for a day at home – a warm sweater, fuzzy slippers and the perfect scarf or blanket to keep you toasty. This has me wishing it was Friday, not Monday, but hopefully it will get you inspired to spend a day next weekend to just relax and enjoy yourself.

 

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1.) Fisherman Cable Knit Turtleneck


2.) Broken-in Boyfriend Jeans


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3.) Lip Balm


4.) Ism Slub Trouser Socks


5.) Diamanta Throw in Dove Grey


6.) Cozy Knit Slipper


7.) Everly Glasses


8.) Rosa Arctica Regenerating Creme


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a brand new week . . .

Living Room by Caitlin Flemming Design
Friday kicked off my last client install before baby Flemming arrives. It was incredibly rewarding going into the weekend with it done until I’m back working again on design projects. It’s such a stunning home (a sneak peek above) and I can’t wait to keep working on it in a few months.


This weekend was all about doing some last minute holiday shopping at the Remodelista Market, finishing up sending out Christmas gifts, and spending time at home doing some nesting. Both Eric and I can’t quite believe that baby Flemming could arrive in less than a week. These last nine months have certainly flown by!

There is quite a bit in store this week – a plethora of gift guides for last minute shopping, a new recipe you’ll want to make this season, a new Blooms in Season post with Natalie and much more. Be sure to pop back in regularly!


Have a wonderful week everyone.

 

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