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Must-Have Kitchen Trends for 2021

Must-Have Kitchen Trends for 2021

People tend to gather in the kitchen. Typically the centre of the home, the kitchen tends to collect guests like the counter’s end collects miscellaneous bills and junk mail. Whether you’re sipping coffee with friends or celebrating a birthday with family,...
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020!

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020!

Happy New Year….It is so hard to believe that we are almost 1/12 of the way in!!! Well, here it is…2020. A new year and a new decade! This is an especially exciting year for us at Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms as we celebrate our 30th year in business! I think at this...
Instant Pot Teriyaki Bowls

Instant Pot Teriyaki Bowls

These Instant Pot Teriyaki Bowls are delicious, quick and easy. They’re perfect for dinner on those busy weeknights. Instant Pot Teriyaki Bowls Ingredients 500 g boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and pepper ½ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp ground ginger 2 c...
Christmas Newsletter 2019

Christmas Newsletter 2019

Merry Christmas! At this time of year, we are looking backwards before we look ahead and, as we look back over this past year, we have so very much to be grateful for! We have had so many amazing clients and been a part of so many fantastic kitchen and bathroom...
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

Here’s a warm treat for this cold season! It is totally paleo as well, so you won’t be eating anything unhealthy either! Enjoy this Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet recipe warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream (we use coconut ice cream) with a bunch of...
Easy Fall Decorative Touches For Any Kitchen

Easy Fall Decorative Touches For Any Kitchen

It seems that as quickly as summer came, it has gone and fall is upon ins. One look outside at the fall colours is enough evidence that it is time to pull out the fall decorations, and have that new kitchen remodel in Langley get some decorative touches for fall. Here...
Tex-Mex Shepherds Pie

Tex-Mex Shepherds Pie

Tex-Mex Shepherds Pie 1 ¾ c milk-divided 1 ½ lbs ground beef 1 pkg chili mix (I use 3 Tbsp Epicure Chili Seasoning) 1 c salsa 3 Tbsp tomato paste 1 c shredded cheese 1 c frozen corn 3 russet potatoes Cook potatoes, drain and mash with ¾ c milk. Set aside. Cook beef,...
Peach Bellini Frozen Drink Recipe

Peach Bellini Frozen Drink Recipe

Peach Bellini 2 oz Champagne 3 cups crushed ice (I used ice cubes) 2 oz Peach Schnapps 2 oz Rum 1 can Peach Nectar (I used peach nectar in a juice box and froze it) Splash of blackberry liqueur Directions: Put 3 cans of ice and frozen concentrate in blender, pour in...
Happy Canada Day from Elite!

Happy Canada Day from Elite!

Hello everyone and HAPPY CANADA DAY! I am so excited that it has finally arrived…SUMMER!!! The long days, the warm evenings, wearing flipflops, days at the beach and wearing bathing suits…well, maybe I’m not as excited about the bathing suits, but...
2 Ingredient Pineapple Whip (Dairy and Sugar Free)

2 Ingredient Pineapple Whip (Dairy and Sugar Free)

This pineapple whip is one of my favourite desserts to serve during the Summer months. The best part is, it’s sugar and dairy free! Plus, you don’t need to turn on the oven. 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks then frozen 1-2 c coconut...
Dessert Recipe: Sex In A Pan

Dessert Recipe: Sex In A Pan

This easy dessert recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd! Dessert Recipe: Sex in a Pan Crust: 1 c chopped pecans 3 Tbsp sugar ½ c melted butter 1 c flour Cream Cheese layer: 8 oz cream cheese ½ c powdered sugar 1 c whipped cream Vanilla Pudding: 144 g pack instant...
Main Course Recipe: Copycat In N Out Burgers

Main Course Recipe: Copycat In N Out Burgers

Is there anything better than BBQ burgers in the summer? Try my knock off “In N Out Burger” recipe this Canada Day! I usually use a grilling mat because the patties are very thin-the style of In N Out Burgers and, using the mat, has the added bonus of keeping the...
Drawers or Rollout Trays?

Drawers or Rollout Trays?

If you’re considering a kitchen renovation and looking at kitchen cabinet design, you might be asking yourself “drawers or rollout trays?” Here we will take a look at the difference between them, and their roles when designing custom kitchen cabinets. Rollout Trays...
Merry Christmas from all of us at Elite!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Elite!

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas already? During this special season, we like to reflect on the past year, and count our blessings for having such wonderful followers and customers. We wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas, from our family to yours. It’s...
Whipped Shortbread Recipe by Tracycakes Bakery Cafe

Whipped Shortbread Recipe by Tracycakes Bakery Cafe

Tracycakes’ Whipped Shortbread Cookies really do melt in your mouth. We love them any time of day, paired with a good cup of coffee! They also make a delightful host/hostess gift for the holidays.  Head on over to the Tracycakes website to download all 12...
Our Closet Makeover

Our Closet Makeover

Hello and welcome to my closet! Something not many people probably say, but I wanted to show you what we have been up to…a closet renovation! Yes, we do kitchens and bathrooms, but we also do anything custom, such as theatre rooms, wine cellars, built-in...
Paleo Lemon Tart

Paleo Lemon Tart

This paleo lemon tart is a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Paleo Lemon Tart Crust: 1 1/2 c almond flour 2 Tbsp honey 1/4 c coconut oil, melted 1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice Filling: 2 Tbsp lemon zest 1/4 c fresh squeezed lemon juice 3/4 c honey 1/4 c...
Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Our Mexican Stuffed Peppers make for an easy, satisfying weeknight dinner! Mexican Stuffed Peppers 5 red bell peppers 1 lb ground beef or turkey 1 onion, chopped 1 can black beans-drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp taco seasoning (I use Epicure) 1 c cooked rice 1 c corn (I use...
Amazing Super Smoothie

Amazing Super Smoothie

This healthy smoothie recipe will help you stay on track with your New Year’s Resolutions! Amazing Super Smoothie Handful ice ½ apple, cored and cut into chunks Handful pineapple, cut into chunks Handful cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks (if it has seeds,...
Kitchen Accessories: FAD or FIND?

Kitchen Accessories: FAD or FIND?

Happy New Year! Another page turned on the calendar and we are already a ways into 2018, it just goes so darn fast! I am hoping that your first taste of 2018 is good and that it is just a glimpse of better things coming your way! Thinking of this new year, I remember...
Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls

Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls

These instant pot chicken taco bowls will be your go-to dinner for busy weeknights! Serves 6-8 Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls Ingredients 4 uncooked boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut in half 1-2 packets taco seasoning (I use Victorian Epicure spices and you...
Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas Season

Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas Season

When you are the mom and it’s Christmas…it’s not the same as when you are the child at Christmas, now is it? My daughter was excited about the upcoming holidays and we dreamt of the future holidays with grandchildren and it occurred to me that she will one day...
Orange Pecan Salad

Orange Pecan Salad

Our Orange Pecan Salad is the perfect side dish to serve with your Christmas dinner! Orange Pecan Salad 2 heads romaine lettuce (or green leaf lettuce) 1 c pecan halves, toasted in oven 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned Dressing: ¼ c vinegar ½ c sugar 1 c vegetable oil...
White Chocolate Cranberry Cake

White Chocolate Cranberry Cake

White Chocolate Cranberry Cake This lovely cake is so simply elegant and not too sweet that it makes a perfect treat for morning, afternoon or evening! 1 c butter 1 c brown sugar ½ c granulated sugar 4 eggs 3 Tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice 1 Tbsp grated orange rind...

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We’re Hiring an Installer’s Helper NOW HIRING! Elite Kitchens & Bathrooms has been making and installing custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry in the Greater Vancouver, BC since 1990! Driven by referrals from our many satisfied customers, we value...
JOB POSTING: Cabinetry Maker

JOB POSTING: Cabinetry Maker

JOB POSTING: Cabinetry Maker JOB POSTING! Elite Kitchens & Bathrooms has been making and installing custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry in the Greater Vancouver, BC since 1990! Driven by referrals from our many satisfied customers, we value integrity, teamwork...
WIN Elite’s back2school Relaxation Package!

WIN Elite’s back2school Relaxation Package!

We are so excited to announce that our back2school contest is here! Take your chance to win the ultimate relaxation package!  We have partnered with Salt Wellness Centre in Surrey, BC and Flair Hair & Beauty in Langley, BC, and giving...

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Cabinet Finish

One decision that frequently gets ignored, even when building custom kitchen cabinetry, is the finish on the cabinets. People spend time matching colour, choosing the right design, and then are faced with the challenge of that final option. Here is a quick look at how...

Storage Ideas for your Bathroom

Has anyone ever walked into a bathroom and said, “Wow, I have too much storage space”? Bathrooms are notorious for being cramped, tight, and packed to the limit. As apartments in Greater Vancouver get smaller and smaller, the bathrooms are getting more and more...
Pecan Tassies: The perfect holiday treat!

Pecan Tassies: The perfect holiday treat!

Get into the Christmas spirit with these festive cookies. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! One of my favourite things to do during this magical season is – you guessed it! –  baking. I always love to have tasty treats to give to friends and...
Kitchen Renovation on a Budget

Kitchen Renovation on a Budget

Hello again! I am trying to accept the fact that summer is behind me and anticipating getting excited about the joys of fall. Looking back at the spring and summer, I’m sure you would agree that this year has been crazy with home sales and lots of people have decided...
One Skillet Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

One Skillet Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

The perfect family meal for those busy weeknights! One Skillet Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce (Adapted from Little Spice Jar) Serves 4-5 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and pepper 1 ½ cup chicken broth 3 Tbsp lemon juice 1 ½ Tbsp minced garlic 1 tsp...
Grilled Veggie Foil Packs Recipe

Grilled Veggie Foil Packs Recipe

This easy & delicious recipe is perfect with Verona’s Favourite Salmon. For dessert, try our Key Lime Pie…it’s a refreshing summer treat! Hearty Tuscan Parmesan Grilled Veggie Foil Packs 4 zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/2 “ slices 3 each red and...
Key Lime Pie Recipe

Key Lime Pie Recipe

This delicious key lime pie is the perfect finish for Verona’s Favourite Salmon and Grilled Veggie Foil Packs. It tastes just like summer! Key Lime Pie Crust: 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ cup sugar 1/3 cup melted butter Mix crumbs and sugar together, then...
Kitchen Storage Solutions!

Kitchen Storage Solutions!

Unique Kitchen Storage Solutions for Summer Hello Summer! It sure has been a long time and I really missed you! Glad to have you back! I think I am speaking for a number of people when I say that! So what can I share with you this summer? I pondered and then I thought...
Verona’s Favourite Salmon Recipe

Verona’s Favourite Salmon Recipe

Serve Verona’s Favourite Salmon with Hearty Tuscan Parmesan Grilled Veggies (that you can also do on the BBQ) and a side salad and your summer meal is complete…well, once you add the Key Lime Pie for dessert! Bon appétit!   Verona’s Favourite Salmon 1...

4 Steps to Designing a Kitchen You will Love

Designing a kitchen that you will love for years to come can be a daunting task for homeowners. Determining the overall look you want for your kitchen requires some homework and often consultation with an expert. Our kitchen showroom in Langley has everything you need...

Make Your Bathroom Your Sanctuary

How would you like to be able to visit a spa every day after a hard day’s work? Does that sound like an impossible dream? Well, it could be possible if you make your bathroom your sanctuary. You can transform your bathroom into your own personal at-home spa. It...

From Hoods to Handles – The Art of Accessorizing

Everyone loves a home makeover. If you’ve been thinking about re-doing rooms in your house, don’t forget your kitchen. It’s often the last place you think about when redecorating comes to mind, but there are so many inexpensive, subtle, and dazzling...

Custom Cabinetry – Adding Detail to Any Decor

Custom cabinetry in a Vancouver home takes a kitchen or bathroom from basic to amazing! Whether you are thinking about the long term value of your home, or simply want to enjoy good looking, well-constructed cabinetry, custom cabinetry in Vancouver is the way to go....

Handy Cabinet Accessories to Update Your Kitchen

So, you are in the mood for a little kitchen makeover. You head over to your local home improvement center and almost fall over when faced with the price tag for a total kitchen re-do. There has to be a better way. Well, there is. You can update and organize your...
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