2017 Fiesta Cut Sheet

Every year we create a new cut sheet for the Fiesta dinnerware line that lays out all of our products, each represented by a little line drawing.  The 2017 edition features our newest items, including the Bistro Crescent PlateLarge Heart Bowl, Baking Bowl Sets, and of course, our newest color, Daffodil. 

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A Taco Tuesday Fiesta

It came to our attention recently that our diets were severely lacking in one major food group. Fruits and veggies were covered, as were lean meats and legumes. So what exactly was missing, you ask? TACOS. Now, some of you might say that tacos aren’t a food group, but we say you’re wrong (and also we don’t need that kind of negativity).

Since we are clearly lacking in the taco department, we thought we’d start observing the weekly holiday of Taco Tuesday. We adore this alliterative day for so many reasons, but mostly because we get to combine two of our favorite things: Fiesta and fiestas!

As with any good Taco Tuesday fiesta, we have start with a margarita, because nothing tastes better than tequila when you realize it’s only Tuesday (kidding!). If you choose not to partake in alcohol, there are plenty of virgin margarita recipes on Pinterest. This one from food.com is one of our favorites. For this pitcher, however, we used a tried and true recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

Now, a real Taco Tuesday would be incomplete without one of our favorite sides: guacamole! We’ve tried so many different kinds of store bought guac, as well as guacamole flavor packets, but we’ve found that the best way to make it is from scratch, with fresh ingredients. For a simple recipe, just combine a mashed avocado with red onion, lime juice, salt, and cilantro to your liking. Be warned, though! One serving of this guac can quickly turn into two (and then three, and then four…) 😉

On to the main attraction: the taco! Now, we don’t think we’ve ever met a taco we didn’t like, but this Spicy Shrimp taco is one of our favorites. It’s easy to make and will have you reaching for more (if you’re not already full of that tasty guac, that is). We love this recipe and think you will too!

Spicy Shrimp Tacos
Serves 1
A tasty way to celebrate Taco Tuesday!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  2. 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  3. 1/4 tsp. cumin
  4. 1/2 tsp. salt
  5. 8 medium shrimp, thawed and deveined
  6. 2 corn tortillas
  7. 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro
  8. 1 tbsp. roasted pepitas
  9. 1 tsp. diced jalapeños
  10. 1/4 cup purple cabbage
  11. 2 tsp. lime juice
  12. 1/2 avocado, sliced
Instructions
  1. Heat a pan to medium-high on the stovetop. Mix the olive oil, chili powder, cumin, and salt in a large bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Cook shrimp until translucent, about 1 1⁄2 to 2 minutes on each side.
  2. Pop tortillas in the oven, just to warm up. Place 3-4 shrimp, avocado, cilantro, roasted pepitas, jalapeño, and cabbage on the tortilla.
  3. Top with lime juice and enjoy!
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Last but not least is the décor. We wanted our Taco Tuesday fiesta to be as festive as possible, so we used Sage, Poppy, Daffodil, and White, which is a color combo that we’re currently obsessed with. We picked up a few tiny succulents to be planted in our Loaf Pan and Ramekin for a fun cactus-y theme that goes right along with the “tablecloth”. You can DIY your own Taco Tuesday themed tablecloth with butcher paper and white chalk pens. Finally, pick up some fun cocktail napkins and you’re all set!

Show us your best Taco Tuesday Fiesta photos by sharing on our Facebook page, or on Instagram with @fiestadinnerware.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Caring for Your Fiesta

 

There’s no doubt about it, Fiesta Dinnerware is durable. But throughout daily life, over time all dishware takes a beating. A little TLC goes a long way in helping your Fiesta to always look its best and stand the test of time.

How to remove gray marks from your Fiesta Dinnerware

Removing Gray Marks

Gray marks on pottery are very common, especially on lighter glazed colors. This is not an imperfection in the ware. It is simply caused when metal flatware comes into contact with glazes that are actually a harder substance than the metal itself.

Glazes look and feel smooth to the touch, but there are actually microscopic divots in all glazes where the marks collect as the flatware is moved over them. Many people may think the marks are scratches, however they are similar to pencil marks; usually with no damage to the glaze or pottery itself.

How to remove gray marks from Fiesta Dinnerware

Metal markings can be removed by a wide variety of products on the market today including Zud, Bar Keepers Friend, and porcelain cleaners. The product recommended to us by several customers and one we find works best is Wrights Copper Cleaner which can be found at most grocery stores.

How to avoid "scratch marks" on your dark glaze dinnerware.

Avoiding/Removing “Scratch Marks” on Dark Glazes

Dark glazes may show surface abrasions more readily. Using felt, paper towels or paper plate dividers between your dishes that have dark glazes will minimize any of those abrasions.

How to remove coffee stains from your Fiesta Dinnerware mugs

Removing Coffee or Tea Stains

After extended use, it is not uncommon for coffee or tea stains to appear in cups or mugs. This can be very easily cured by placing warm water in the cup with a very small drop of regular household cleaner containing bleach.

How to remove coffee stains from your Fiesta Dinnerware

Simply let the pottery soak for a while, rub with a dish cloth and rinse thoroughly. Follow by washing normally in the dishwasher or sink to remove any residue. Or you may choose the cleansers mentioned above to remove stains.

How to get rid of rough patches on the bottom of Fiesta Dinnerware bakeware

Rough Surfaces

Some of our bakeware and other pieces may have a rough unglazed surface on the bottom. You may lightly sand with a fine-grain sandpaper to remove any rough patches. Often one of the easiest fixes to remove slightly rough bottom surface is rubbing the two bottoms against each other in a circular motion.

Oven/Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe

Did you know ALL Fiesta is fully oven, microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe? Fiesta Dinnerware is made to accommodate the foodservice and hotel industry, providing a broad range of functionality.

Fiesta can safely go from the freezer to the oven, oven to table, table to the dishwasher, and use in the microwave. So, get creative with your recipes and do not be afraid to use your dishes.

Fiesta Dinnerware is safe up to 350 degrees, while bakeware can reach 500 degrees. While all pieces are temperature safe to 500 degrees, we do not recommend placing your dishes above or under a direct flame.

And it can go in a freezer down to -500 degrees — brrrrr!

All about the Fiesta Dinnerware 5 year chip replacement warranty.

5-Year Chip Replacement Warranty

We are so confident in the durability of our dishes that we offer a warranty against chipping under normal usage conditions for a period of five years from the date of delivery. We will replace any pieces found to be defective with identical or equivalent pieces on a one-for-one basis. Simply send our customer service department a photo.

And just a note, our warranty does not protect against dishes that are dropped on floors or counters. Fiesta is strong, but not invincible. All breakage and chipping caused by abnormal or abusive use is expressly excluded from this warranty. We reserve the right to determine whether or not the chipping is from normal usage.

The Fiesta Dinnerware factory, proudly making fully vitrified ceramics here in the USA since 1936.

Fully Vitrified Ceramics

Fiesta Dinnerware is made at the Homer Laughlin China Company factory in Newell, WV. We make fully vitrified ceramics, meaning our dinnerware is super strong and nonporous. Fiesta is industrial strength and will not absorb odors or moisture.

There’s a reason Fiesta often is passed down from generation to generation — it’s strong and timeless! Just a few simple steps will keep it looking like new for many years to come. If you have any questions about caring for your Fiesta Dinnerware, feel free to reach out to our customer service department at fiesta@homerlaughlin.com or 800-452-4462.

 

 

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