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My house was built in the eighties and its an open concept design with an open kitchen. I love the house because it is true to it's design. What I don't like so much is that way people in these parts take a perfectly good colonial and gut reno it.

How Do You Know a Trend is Officially \"Over?\"
7/25/14 04:08 PM

I like that they are able to come up with an "outside the box" idea and have to courage to take it to fruition. Even if this idea has limited potential, they are smart enough and energetic enough to come up with more. I've not doubt that eventually one of their ideas will be a big success.

Spray Cake Is Cake Batter from an Aerosol Can, Like Whipped Cream But Better Food News
7/25/14 10:40 AM

Just before baking to get them to room temp, I take my eggs out of the refrigerator and place them in a bowl of hot water that's out of the tap.

Culinary School Makes Me Wonder Why I Refrigerate My Eggs Culinary School Diaries
7/24/14 08:16 PM

I made blueberry pie again this year! I used locally grown store bought blueberries but rinsed them in warm water so they can come up to room temperature. The pie seemed to cook more evenly.

Classic Summer Recipe: Blueberry Pie Recipes from The Kitchn
7/23/14 04:47 PM

I love the windows idea!

Renters Solutions: 4 Things to Consider When Using a Room Divider
7/23/14 10:44 AM

How about putting up a tension rod and some fabric that matches the cabinet? It will fill up the empty space but not create visual clutter. Dust collects up there so you can periodically take down the fabric an clean it when it gets dirty.

What Should I Do with Awkward Space above Fridge? Good Questions
7/23/14 10:37 AM

@segacs--sometimes people don't have a choice. We all have to learn how to get along with each other.

Noisy Kids? How To Keep The Peace With Your Next-Door Neighbors
7/23/14 10:33 AM

We ordered the base, sink and top separately. The granite top wasn't too expensive because it was a small enough piece that we could buy a remnant.

Does Anyone Make a Double-Size Vanity for Only One Sink? Good Questions
7/21/14 01:57 PM

I prefer the pedestal sink in my tiny powder room. A vanity would make it look much more cramped. It's such a small room that I don't find it too much of a hassle keeping it clean behind the pedestal and I don't like the look of exposed pipe.

How To Make the Most of a Bathroom with a Pedestal Sink Renters Solutions
7/11/14 04:17 PM

Yup, coconut grater. They use them in the Philippines also.

What Is This Kitchen Tool? Good Questions
7/11/14 04:06 PM

My mango splitter:

What's the Weirdest Kitchen Tool You've Ever Fallen in Love With? Reader Intelligence Request
7/10/14 01:01 PM

Whoa! Bad flashback here!

10 Ways to Make Cinderblock Furniture (That Doesn't Look Totally Terrible)
6/30/14 04:36 PM

What about the grandaddy of smoothies, the smoothie classico? It's one banana, 1/2 cup orange juice and 1/2 c frozen strawberries. Buzz it in the blender until smooth and enjoy!

12 Easy Smoothies for Hot Days Recipes from The Kitchn
6/30/14 04:33 PM

I fortunately live in the NYC suburbs so I know very well about knishes. I can't get with the fried knishes but to each his or her own. Last winter, the polar vortex kept me housebound for a couple of days and I used this as an opportunity (excuse) to finally tackle making knishes after previous years of failures. The best guides were Smitten Kitchen's knish two ways recipes and an old copy of Jennie Grossinger's "The Art of Jewish Cooking."

The Newbie's Guide to the Knish Food History
6/30/14 04:29 PM

This reminds me of the Japanese rice candy with the "cellophane" inner wrapper that melts in your mouth.

Is This the Future of Food Packaging? Food News
6/30/14 04:21 PM

I wish I had this problem!

Berried Out? 5 Ways to Use Up Leftover Berries Tips from The Kitchn
6/25/14 10:15 AM

Eat potato chips.

12 Things You Only Do at Home When Alone
6/23/14 04:02 PM

The potato salad post was a game changer for me. I"m free not to use a recipe and I make potato salad more frequently now.

What Was Your Game-Changer of a Cooking Discovery? Reader Intelligence Request
6/23/14 03:54 PM

I love this post! Now I know what to do with pickle juice.

6 Ways to Use Leftover Pickle Juice Tips from The Kitchn
6/13/14 02:36 PM

I don't do jazzed up guac. Just plain and cool for me.

Holy Guacamole! 5 Fun Ways to Jazz Up Your Guacamole This Summer Tips from The Kitchn
6/13/14 02:33 PM