May 23, 2019 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Think of your entryway as your very own 3-D welcome mat—the first impression to your home.

I began my own entryway project after sweeping and washing things down. I then painted a bright new color on a tired wooden bench, added a new rug, planted some tropical plants and colorful flowers, and finished by stringing lights and adding décor. How refreshing!

We are carrying the food theme from Omaha Magazine into this OmahaHome issue. Joshua Knutson’s homemade utensils are perfect for any kitchen. Speaking of kitchens, bold trends are covered in our feature on page 16—which are emulated in both the Solberg and Felton homes.

Chef Yves Menard’s home family cooking routine will fill hearts and bellies. And what better way to fill bellies than with fresh fruit? Harvest raspberries and/or pineapple wallpaper after reading this edition. There is something in here for any foodie!

All this talk about pineapples is making my mouth water. So sit back, relax, and perhaps try out my pineapple martini recipe below with your father this Father’s Day. I’d like to say Happy Father’s Day to my special dad.

Pineapple Martini Recipe

Ingredients: 1 ½ oz of pineapple juice, 1 oz vodka,
1 oz orange liqueur (Cointreau preferred), ½ fresh squeezed lime juice, sugar for rim (optional), wedges
of fresh pineapple.

Directions: 1) Rim a martini glass by wetting it and dipping it in sugar. Fill with ice to chill and set aside. 2) Mix pineapple juice, vodka, orange liqueur, and lime juice.
3) Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled. 4) Dump the ice from the glass into the sink and pour the martini into the sugar-rimmed glass.
5) Garnish with a skewed pineapple.

Cheers!
-Sandy Matson
Contributing Editor


This article was printed in the June 2019 edition of OmahaHome. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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