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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

The fireplace wall is an inspiration!!!!


Bridget & Jake's \"Make It Your Own\" Denver Homestead
7/9/14 01:04 PM

Sarah Richardson's designs are always a fun place to get inspiration. She inspired my kitchen.


Inspiration for Mike & Sandie's Foyer Renovation Renovation Diary
7/9/14 01:01 PM

I have two woven burlap arm chairs that I bought in 1986. Nearly 30 years later and they are still everyone's favorite pieces in my house. Love them. There are some good design pieces at IKEA...it just takes a little digging to find them.


IKEA Through the Decades: A Time Capsule of Design from the 1950s Through Today A Visit to the IKEA Museum in Almhult, Sweden
7/8/14 03:58 PM

I found a yummy recipe in a little book, "The High Plains Sifter" - Summer Vegetable Ricotta Tart. It's the perfect way to use up zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, tomatoes, etc. I'm sure there are lots of similar recipes out there.


12 Ways to Use Up All That Zucchini & Summer Squash Recipes from The Kitchn
7/7/14 10:56 AM

When you have to layer rugs, sometimes it's an indication that the rugs are too small.


I Spy: A Nate Berkus for Target Rug in Nate's LA Home
7/3/14 01:01 PM

Great food for thought and, like many, these are things I do on a regular basis.

Buying only generic items for a while was a real eye-opener. When people say that generic items are the same as brand-named ones, you can be sure that they've never really compared the two.

It's not exactly fair to call them 'fasts' when what you are really doing is reconnecting with yourself, your family and your home and reassessing your priorities.


Personal Challenges: 18 Fasts to Improve Your Health, Wealth & Outlook
7/1/14 07:21 PM

Don't forget the felt pads on the bottom to prevent scratching the floors.


10 Ways to Make Cinderblock Furniture (That Doesn't Look Totally Terrible)
6/30/14 07:01 PM

I, too, would be included to add a little more thickener. I know it's a personal preference, but I hate pie that 'bleeds' juice that makes the bottom crust soggy. Who wants soggy pie for breakfast the next day? LOL

Also, I would preheat the baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven to help cook the bottom crust to crisp perfection. Just a tip. (Better yet, bake it on a pizza stone which is what I do.)


Classic Summer Recipe: Blueberry Pie Recipes from The Kitchn
6/20/14 10:59 AM

Maybe IKEA could quit their little lawsuit and team up with IKEAHackers for new designs. I'm still waiting for some of their Stockholm designs to come to my store. I hope it works for them.


IKEA to Release 10 Collections a Year Design News
6/18/14 01:16 PM