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Im with Faith on this one. The dip, dough, drink, dessert, and salad are make ahead items. Essentially, you're left with the assembly of the pizzas. Its also completely streamlined. There is one app, one dessert and basically one entree (with a topping variation)
I'm not sure how one could make this easier (besides buying all the items pre made)


3 Reasons Why a Simple Party Menu Is Best Gatherings from The Kitchn
7/22/14 07:21 PM

This looks beautiful but I wonder how sweet it would be. I might consider skipping the chocolate if adding the caramel (unless I used a darker, more bitter chocolate chunk)


The Salted Caramel S'mores of Your Dreams Delicious Links
7/18/14 11:27 AM

Soak your skewers for a few mins to avoid burning.


5 Tips for Skewering Foods for the Grill Tips from The Kitchn
7/1/14 08:33 AM

Am I the only person who had to Google "Soffit"?


10 Ways to Disguise a Kitchen Soffit Kitchen Design
6/24/14 11:48 AM

Definitely a knife! Also, a small collection of spices.


The Most Important Kitchen Tool to Bring to Your Vacation Cabin Travel Tips from The Kitchn
6/5/14 12:13 PM

Plantains are yellow/black when fully ripe


A Video Guide to the Difference Between Similar Foods
5/20/14 09:42 PM

We're having a rainy day here in Oakland. I'm prepping a coffee rubbed slow cooker pot roast for this evening.


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of April 26-27, 2014
4/25/14 03:37 PM

I love my glasslock/snapware. We've been using them for a few months with no complaint, no spills, no breaks! In fact, they're back on sale at costco for $24/18 pieces and I've bought 2 additional set. My only complaint is that I wish there were 2 of the largest size in each set.


Glass, Ceramic, Wood, and Stainless Steel: Options for Non-Plastic Kitchen Storage Product Roundup
4/14/14 04:59 PM

I did this all the time when we had a microwave. Learn from my mistake : dont try to be "green" and reuse the paper bag to pop a second batch. I, briefly, set my microwave on fire :(


Video: How To Make Microwave Popcorn (Without Buying Microwave Popcorn) Video Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
3/25/14 10:27 AM

The little cupboard looks like those old school pop-out ironing boards that store in the wall.


No Place to Put the Trash Can? Use the Bottom of a Kitchen Island Cart Kitchen Inspiration
1/6/14 10:40 AM

I'm so confused by this post - did you use the right pic.? I'm curious about those California coasters but don't have the time to browse through all those links to find it.


5 Unique Gift Guides for Food-Lovers
12/5/13 12:57 PM

I just did this last week with an older pan that kept rusting. I cooked a batch of bacon one morning and save all the grease. Over the next few days I took a bit of grease and coated the whole inside surface with a thin-moderate layer of grease and placed on LOW on the stove top for about 45 mins. Did this about 3 diff times and it worked great! I made pancakes in them the other morning and with a small swipe of butter in the bottom, they didnt even think about sticking. I've only ever achieved that result using non-stick pans!


How Do I Season a Cast Iron Skillet Without an Oven? Good Questions
10/30/13 12:01 PM

I bought an 18pc set at Costco recently. (on sae @ $25 vs the usu. $30) They are wonderful! I've been on a soup kick and my husband rides his bike to work with these in his backpack without incident.


The Best Lunch Containers for Soup: Glasslock Snapware Containers Product Review
10/14/13 01:15 PM

@ yoohoo. I laughed when I read your comment. Both for its phallic implication and because (although sweet and salty go great together) that combo sounds gross.


I Have 8 of These Mystery Kitchen Tools. What Are They? Good Questions
10/14/13 10:56 AM

Oyster sauce is delicious.


Ideas for Stir-Fry Recipes That Don't Use Soy Sauce? Good Questions
10/11/13 11:28 AM

I'm all about that baguette and wine lunch. The only reason it looks sad to me is the lack of cheese or cured meats.


Sad, Dull Desk Lunches Made Beautiful
10/10/13 11:35 AM

The best peeler I ever got was from the guy @ Union Square ( (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/nyregion/03ades.html?_r=0 ) my last yr of high school. It was my birthday and my friend and I passed him. "Why does he have a pile of potato skins?" I asked. She bought me one on the spot. It was dangerously sharp and more than once I shaved off the tip of a nail. But it did a great job on pumpkins and hard to peel vegs. When it finally broke a couple of years ago I was so bummed. I bought a similar plastic version from Daiso for about $1 and its treating me pretty well.. Every time I use it I miss wondering around Union Square.
Those Kuhn Rikon Y shaped peelers look similar. I'll give them a try once my plastic peeler inevitably gives out.


Help! I Need a Vegetable Peeler That Doesn't Suck Good Questions
10/10/13 11:27 AM

I'm with the 2 posters above. This is easily accomplished with 2 well oiled ramekins. You can even put them in an extra cake tin so that it's easy to slide in/out of the oven. No need for specialty equipment.. or silicone.


Nibble Pan: Have Your Cake (and Taste It Too)
10/4/13 12:05 PM

I'm with the 2 posters above. This is easily accomplished with 2 well oiled ramekins. You can even put them in an extra cake tin so that it's easy to slide in/out of the oven. No need for specialty equipment.. or silicone.


Nibble Pan: Have Your Cake (and Taste It Too)
10/4/13 12:04 PM

I'm with the 2 posters above. This is easily accomplished with 2 well oiled ramekins. You can even put them in an extra cake tin so that it's easy to slide in/out of the oven. No need for specialty equipment.. or silicone.


Nibble Pan: Have Your Cake (and Taste It Too)
10/4/13 12:04 PM