Fresh New Line: Hangman Products

Smith and Edwards is continuously growing and expanding in our business, and that includes working with new manufacturers and carrying new brands. Recently, we have added Hangman® Products to our store! There are a few reasons for YOU to be as excited about these products as we are. Hangman Products make your Walls Happy! Hangman Products are perfect for hanging pictures and other wall art. Hangman also carries products to hang your electronic devices, such as the Wallsaver Speaker Hanging Kit and No Stud TV Continue reading →

Fermentation and Pickling Crocks Questions & Answers

At some point in your life, you’ve probably had fresh, homemade pickles – maybe even homemade sauerkraut or kimchi. You might even have a few seasons of pickling and fermenting under your belt. Yet, I would venture to bet that, no matter where you are in your journey, you have a few questions about pickling crocks. We’ve carried made-in-Ohio, USA stoneware pickling crocks for several years (click to see them online!) here at Smith & Edwards, and here are some questions our customers have asked Continue reading →

4 New Ways to Stay Warm & Keep Food Hot in Tough, Cold Weather

With winter just around the corner, we’ve stocked up on your must-haves for playing & working outside. Whether your job’s out in the elements, or you like to play out in the snow, you’ll love these new clothes and food & drink items from rugged brands like Stanley & Berne. Some Smith & Edwards employees volunteered to help show off the new goods – thanks guys! Stanley thermoses are the go-to for keeping coffee, hot chocolate, soup, & chili warm while you’re working at a Continue reading →

Solve these 4 Embarrassing Bathroom Mistakes!

Here’s the SCOOP on POOP. Everybody does it, according to this book. But it doesn’t have to make you gag or groan. Here at Smith & Edwards, we’ve collected a HUGE pile of accessories for your throne room. We wanted to make a big stink about them because they will make your life BETTER! Two of these have been featured on the hit show SHARK TANK and they need to be in your bathroom. Emma Lee from our Housewares department was our brave volunteer to Continue reading →

Summer Stress Relief for Angry Mamas

Are you an angry mama? We get it! If you’ve spent the summer driving the kiddos to practice, camp, and sleepovers, all while thinking to yourself “Well, when do I get to take a vacation?”…. you’ll find some great ways to RELAX at Smith & Edwards. Check them out! Summer Stress Relief: 5 Fun Distractions Angry Mama kitchen goodies Scrubbing the microwave is one of my least favorite things to do…. maybe it’s because I’m 5’2 and the microwave is literally over my head. Vickie, Continue reading →

How to Freeze Beets

Beets are a yummy vegetable packed with nutrients like manganese, potassium, copper, magnesium, vitamin C, iron, and vitamin B6. They’re a delicious Utah summer crop, and you can freeze beets to enjoy them year-round. Our produce experts Vickie Maughan, our Housewares manager, and Jean from Pettingill’s Fruit Farm, teamed up to freeze beets last week and here’s how they did it. You’ll need: Disposable gloves Kitchen knife Pot of water Ziploc freezer bags How to Freeze Beets Put on your gloves! Wash the fresh beets Continue reading →

How to Freeze Cherries

Here in northern Utah we’re lucky to get large yields of cherries in late June & early July! While there’s no end to what you can do with fresh cherries – cobbler being my favorite! – freezing cherries is a wonderful use for these short-seasoned juicy treats! Freezing cherries will let you taste that sweetness even in January. Plus, you can use these for your shakes & smoothies. Vickie, our Housewares manager, and Jean from Pettingill’s Fruit Farm, got together to show me how to Continue reading →

How to use a Pickling Crock: the Art & Science

When people think of pickles, large quart jars of olive-colored pickles come to mind. But there’s another way to make pickles that takes a lot less heat, a lot more time, and some say, yields a lot tastier results: Fermenting Pickles and Vegetables When you make pickles in a traditional pickling crock, in some ways it’s much less work: simply prepare your pickles, load them in the crock according to the recipe, and give them a few weeks. This yields crisp, crunchy, delicious pickles! And Continue reading →

Over 120 Brand Name Smith and Edwards Spices!

Smith and Edwards has everything you need, if we can find it. Why not have our own line of affordable spices, seasonings, rubs, herbs, and air dried vegetables? From the freshest ingredients comes over 120 spices that are must haves for your kitchen.   You’ll find new ways to use these spices following our Pinterest board, For Your Kitchen. New recipes are added weekly!     You’ll find all the spices by clicking this link here. You’ll find more ideas for your kitchen by visiting Continue reading →

Easy Valentine’s Craft Idea

February is right around the corner and you know what that means….Valentine’s Day! I’m a sucker for Valentine’s Day. It’s not so much the presents as it is the colors, decorating, and celebrating those I love. To share my love for the season I’m going to share an easy Valentine’s craft idea. It’s made with one of my favorite supplies to use…..tulle! It’s so versatile, never loses its shape, and the colors are so vibrant! Adults and kids alike will have fun making these. They Continue reading →