My favorite thing on the weekend is to be lazy at home. “Coffee talk” in the morning is the best time of day. I’d have to say the most important gadget in my kitchen is my coffee pot! I use a really simple one, the good ol’ Cuisinart — nothing fancy.  I usually get our local Hampton Coffee Company and I like big mugs. The plain white mugs from Crate & Barrel are the perfect size.

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I like to mix and match my dishes with sets I’ve collected over the years, or pieces I’ve picked up at yard sales. Years ago I bought about 10 or 15 colorful bowls of different sizes from Anthropologie and I use those more than anything for serving.  I also love their simple latte bowls for cereal or ice cream.