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Great post! The vacation cabin rental idea is brilliant. Will definitely keep this in mind.


3 More Occasions When a Meal Kit Delivery Can Be a Great Choice
8/1/14 12:55 PM

I hope they got a building permit. <G>


The Super-Secret Treehouse of Our Dreams Design Milk
7/31/14 06:19 PM

If the weather is nice, practice the 'bean flip' outside...more practice and less sweeping. We also used old croutons in culinary school to practice.


An Easy Way to Work on Your Pan Flip Technique Culinary School Diaries
7/31/14 05:04 PM

Yes, yes, yes! I love it! Nothing makes me happier than a fun bathroom. Everyone needs a touch of pink in their lives....and a little champagne.


Everything Old is New Again: Pink Tile in the Bathroom, Then & Now
7/31/14 11:21 AM

The faux window in the first photo would be more effective if they framed it with moulding and added mullions. You could easily attach them with Command adhesive strips so that they are easily removable too.


Rental Decor on a Budget: Ideas for Using Removable Wallpaper In Small Quantities Renters Solutions
7/31/14 10:06 AM

Just another reason to make it yourself.


Why This Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich Just Won't Melt Food News
7/30/14 11:05 AM

30ft Eastern Redbud...$25 with no stump grinding. Yes, he was a certified arborist. I feel that I got the deal of the century. lol


How Much Did It Cost To Remove a Tree From Your Yard? Reader Intelligence Request
7/29/14 10:38 AM

I'm pretty sure that photo #2 is tile...not wood.


Hardwood Floors in the Kitchen? 10 Examples Prove They're Worth It Kitchen Inspiration
7/28/14 03:59 PM

Beautiful! Just wondering if the space might be a little more functional if the door on the fridge swing the other way. Sometimes, it's a quick diy project.


Before & After: Rachel's DIY Kitchen Renovation for $10,000 The Big Reveal
7/23/14 01:31 PM

Stunning!!! Beautiful job...love the brick wall.


Before & After: Jason's Reconfigured \"Perfect for Friends\" Kitchen The Big Reveal
7/18/14 02:27 PM

The book is called "The High Plains Sifter: Retro-Modern Baking for Every Altitude".


Before & After: Chris' Timeless Not Trendy Remodel The Big Reveal
7/17/14 07:41 AM

The fridge is just out of frame...it' just opposite the end of the peninsula where the small bookcase is.


Before & After: Chris' Timeless Not Trendy Remodel The Big Reveal
7/17/14 07:39 AM

This is a professional project? My mind is reeling that they couldn't camouflage the a/c unit or the breaker panel. The tv should be hung a little lower to hide the outlet. Not a fan of this one.


A 200 Square Foot Micro Studio With Style Professional Project
7/14/14 12:38 PM

Things You'll Need...
Grease cutting liquid dish soap (Dawn, Palmolive)
Non-abrasive scrub brush (plastic/nylon bristles)
Baking soda

Instructions...

Wash the silicone bakeware with a grease-cutting liquid dish soap, hot water and a non-abrasive scrub brush. Apply light pressure as you scrub in a tight circular motion.

Rinse the silicone bakeware and feel for the areas that still have a sticky film.

Generously pour baking soda onto the surfaces of the silicone bakeware that have a sticky film. The baking soda should be 1/4-inch thick on all sticky areas.

Gently scrub the baking soda into the surface of the silicone bakeware using the still wet non-abrassive scrub brush to create a paste.

Allow the baking soda paste to remain on the surface of the silicone bakeware for a couple hours or more to completely dry.

Rewash the silicone bakeware with a grease-cutting liquid dish soap, hot water and a non-abrasive scrub brush to remove the dried-on paste.

Rinse the silicone bakeware and feel for any areas that still have a sticky film. Proceed with additional applications of the baking soda paste until the silicone bakeware comes completely clean.


What's the Best Way to Clean Silicone Bakeware? Good Questions
7/11/14 10:16 AM

I gave my kids their own set of kitchen tool. They really feel involved when they are mixing things with their own spoon and bowl. A serrated plastic knife is a great way to teach knife skills and safety.


Our Readers' Best Advice for Cooking with Kids Reader Intelligence Report
7/11/14 10:12 AM

Noticed that in all the 'open' spaces, the beds are beautiful. If you have a stunning bed and linens, then keep it open.


Studio Living: To Divide or Not To Divide?
7/10/14 12:48 PM

This brewery is just down the road from me. Will definitely hunt this one down.


Gruit Ale from New Belgium Brewing Company
7/10/14 12:21 PM

If you can't fit an island or table, I would try to arrange my sink, stove and refrigerator so that I have the longest uninterrupted stretch of countertop possible. Maybe, even use an undercounted fridge.

(An old dresser or sideboard can sub for an island and the extra drawers is always welcomed.)

I had a "wall kitchen" and hated looking at it. I mounted a ceiling-mounted curtain about 1 foot from the kitchen area. I could close the curtain and even light it from behind.


5 Ways to Optimize the Single Wall Kitchen Layout Renters Solutions
7/9/14 05:03 PM

I use the cold/frozen spoon to transfer the ice cream from the machine to the frozen metal pan. I figure...the less melting, the better.


7 Essential Tips for Storing Homemade Ice Cream Tips from The Kitchn
7/9/14 04:54 PM

While the ice cream is churning in the machine, I place a metal spoon and a 9x13 metal baking pan in the freezer. After churning, I transfer the ice cream to the pan to finish freezing. Since the mixture is shallow, it will freeze hard faster - faster freezing means smaller ice crystals which means a creamy product.

If I give ice cream away to friends, I'll transfer it to a paper pint container from Amazon or a restaurant supply store.


Keep Your Cool! The Best Way to Store Homemade Ice Cream Tips from The Kitchn
7/9/14 02:37 PM