How to Make Mini Frittatas: Cheeses and Veggies and Eggs, Oh My!

Mini frittatas are an easy-to-make, healthy breakfast. They’ve been quite the craze across Pinterest, and you can make them with any ingredients you can dream up! We’ve created some of our own: Italian-Inspired Mozzarella Frittatas and Broccoli Cheddar Frittatas. These are delicious, but you can add just about any vegetables, meats, cheeses, or spices you’re in the mood for. Some ingredients to try out include bacon, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, or feta cheese. Mini frittatas can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack, at lunchtime, or even include them as part of your dinner. They’re perfect to make while spending time with family on the weekend, and a great cooking activity to do with kids. You can also store mini frittatas … Read more...

Born to Sell: The Story of Our Founder, A.J. Richard

As we proudly celebrate our 107th birthday, we’re also celebrating the birthday of our founder, Alfred J. Richard (A.J.) (1909-2004). With sound judgment for business and love for the company, A.J.  lead the charge in developing P.C. Richard & Son into what it is today. We continue to cherish and implement his key values of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability that have become such an important part of our past, present, and future.

A.J. was born on October 11, 1909, the same year that his father, Pieter Christian Richard, opened a hardware store in Bensonhurst. It’s often said that A.J. was “born to sell” as he’s always had such a deep passion and propensity for customer service. At the age of … Read more...

37 Things to Do Around Your Fire Pit This Fall

Picture this: you’re sitting outside with your family on a beautiful, fall night. A vast, cobalt sky covered in twinkling stars is overhead, and a cozy, crackling fire gives off a warm glow. You’ve got the perfect fall scenery, and now all you’re missing are some fun things to do!

Here’s some ideas to get cozy by your fire pit set this fall:

  • Tell ghost stories and urban legends
  • Share some pumpkin pie
  • Eat some delicious cookies (sugar, oatmeal, or chocolate chip)
  • Drink hot chocolate with fun toppings (whipped cream, Halloween candy, and sprinkles)
  • Drink apple cider (make your own on a stovetop)
  • Drink pumpkin spice lattes
  • Read an enticing novel (science fiction, mystery, or thriller)
  • Crochet a scarf (burgundy,
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3 Healthy & Hearty Autumn Recipes

Autumn’s such a beautiful season: the feeling of crisp, fresh air and the warmth of a delicious latte or hot apple cider held with oversized mittens; the whirling and twirling of multi-colored falling leaves and the *crunch, crunch* beneath comfy boots; and eating freshly baked pie straight out of the oven while cozily wrapped in a blanket. As the days get shorter and the nights get longer cravings kick in for autumn foods, and we have just the right recipes to set the mood for the season! These dishes feature healthy, hearty ingredients and are easy to make. They’re all one-pot-stop recipes (aside from boiling some rice or quinoa in an additional pot). So get your largest non-stick fry pan … Read more...

Simple Recipes to Make with Kids

There are a lot of fun things kids can make in the kitchen either by themselves or with just a little supervision. They might enjoy giving these recipes a try—the only appliance needed is a microwave! If there are kids in your life who have fun getting creative in the kitchen, it’s nice to have a list of recipes on hand. Here are some simple things for young chefs to make:

We’ll start with some twists on the classics.

arizonacrazy on allrecipes.com
arizonacrazy on allrecipes.com

Cinnamon Ants on Sticks

Ingredients

1 large celery stalk, cut into 3 pieces

3 tablespoons peanut butter (any nut or sun butter will work as a substitute)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 table spoons raisins

Directions

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Earth Day at P.C. Richard and Son: How We Do Our Part

Happy Earth Day!

Today, we want to share with you some of the ways we make an effort to reduce our impact on the environment and kept this planet beautiful and sustainable.

1. Each of our sixty-six showrooms has been retrofitted with LED lighting, which is 80% more efficient than traditional lighting. The huge difference in energy use reduces demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. LED lights last much longer than traditional lights, which significantly reduces waste. Their lack of toxicity makes their disposal far less harmful to the planet.

Future electrical production2. Four of our facilities utilize solar panels. Solar energy is an alternative for fossil fuels that is renewable and does not pollute the air with harmful … Read more...

50 Songs for the Ultimate Workout Playlist!

Feeling a bit sedentary this spring? Worry not! We’ve compiled the perfect workout playlist, with contributions from our friends on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, to get you up and moving! So grab your Fitbit, strap on your iPod or MP3 player, and go get active!

Shout-out to the following awesome people for contributing to this playlist!

@CollinPisarra on Twitter

“Gimme Some Lovin’” by Spencer Davies Group

“I Still Believe” by The Call

@Adelida2011 on Twitter

“High Class” by Eric Paslay

“Friday Night” by Eric Paslay

“Standing Outside the Fire” by Garth Brooks

@timvantime on Twitter

“C’mon C’mon” by The Von Bondies

“A Song for Ernest Hemingway” by The Wonder Years

“Morning Light” by The Dirty … Read more...

Things Every Music Lover Needs to Own

If you are the type of person who really appreciates music, you deserve all the right gear. Here are some of the coolest things you can own as a music lover.

1. The Perfect Headphones

Headphones1

Everyone is different, and the perfect headphones for me aren’t necessarily going to be the perfect headphones for you. You have to consider things like fit, style, sound, practicality, etc. So take the time to try out a variety of headphones, and find the pair you’re really going to love. Music is an entirely different experience on the right pair of headphones. It will change your life.

2. Turntable

Turntable

These are so cool, and they’re super convenient and easy to use.

3. This Gorgeous Grand

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Something for Every Kid

If there are kids in your life (whether they’re yours, your sibling’s, or a friend’s), you probably want to buy things for them. Giving kids gifts is always an adventure because if you give a child something and they don’t like it, you’ll know. So when you set the personal challenge for yourself to achieve a positive reaction from your young recipient, it’s particularly satisfying when you succeed. To help you with this task, we’ve compiled a list of gifts for children with various interests and personalities.

1. Video Games

Video games are a fun way to spend time for people of any age, and they frequently encourage imagination, strategic thinking, and teamwork. Browse our selection of Rated E gamesRead more...

What You Need to Get the Most Out of Your iPod/MP3 Player

So you just got a new iPod or MP3 Player. Awesome! Congrats on this improvement to your life. In order to get the most out of this investment, you’re going to want to make sure you have the necessary accessories.

1. Headphones

Headphones

This is obvious, and your device probably came with a pair, but I encourage you to look into what other options exist. You’ll be amazed at the possibilities, and at the incredible audio quality that comes with a really good pair of headphones. Worth it.

2. Case

Phone Case

There are several options for cases, so you’ll be able to find something to work with your device and your lifestyle. You do need a case, though. It’s worth the low … Read more...