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Display Name: heyd_bliss
Member Since: 7/31/12

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...and yes, I love the broiler!

5 Essentials for Solo Cooks from Joe Yonan Expert Essentials
8/21/13 12:08 PM

Great advice! Freezing leftovers is a given. I always have roasted veg on hand, some kind of frozen grain, a pantry stocked with different flours, grains, dried beans & legumes, as well as a can or two of chickpeas, black beans and crushed tomatoes...and stock! I pounce on sales on meat, fish and poultry, make extra pizza crust and flatbread, and keep a running list of what's in my freezer. Have one staple green on hand (kale, spinach, etc.), eggs and a variety of condiments, and your good to go. For those rare meals when i don't cook from scratch, i'll get a supermarket frozen pizza and doctor it up with garlic, whatever cheese i have on hand, as well as the aforementioned roasted veg...pasta sauces, even pestos, frozen in ice cube trays come in handy too.

5 Essentials for Solo Cooks from Joe Yonan Expert Essentials
8/21/13 12:05 PM

i used to have 1a pair of Sennheiser earbuds that were amazing...these look, we'll, earbuds x 100 amazing

Win: Momentum Headphones From Sennheiser Giveaway
7/25/13 12:28 PM


How To Cook Perfect Steak in the Oven Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
7/10/13 02:13 AM

Increased caffeine = increased metabolism. Duh.

Springtime Refresher: Dr. Oz's Green Tea, Tangerine and Mint Tonic Recipe Review
5/23/13 08:19 AM

Sounds delicious & refreshing, i don't drink, so any suggestions for a substitute for the coconut rum...coconut milk?

A Cooling Cocktail for a Spicy Meal: Coconut, Ginger & Cilantro Cocktail 10-Minute Happy Hour
4/26/13 01:45 PM

Please people, they're freakin' sandwich bags, for god's sake, not rubber tires or even plastic water bottles. Lighten up. I think they're great! (But then again, you're talking to somebody who collected the dryer lint from every family wash she did for a year-in plastic sandwich bags-and used it in her MFA thesis show...)

Look! 5 Years of Hand-Drawn Sandwich Bags by a Dedicated Dad
4/25/13 01:54 PM

I'll never forget my 6th grade (i think) science teacher saying 'dirt iis what you find behind your refrigerator. Soil is what is in your backyard.'

Is a Green Thumb Something You Can Learn?
4/11/13 03:28 PM

I work in a mall right across from a Williams Sonoma, and on the level of eye candy, it's tortue. About all i can afford there are small items ( Weck jars) and their knife sharpening service- first time is free. That being said, most of my kitchen equipment has been handed down from friends ( a 15 year old Braun food processor, an All Clad pan), or purchased from the Salvation Army (a marble pastry stone for $5!), Marshalls, Target or Macy's, often the same items available from WS for less money, including a Wusthoff chef's knife. While i would love a Le Creuset dutch oven & a braiser, but for now my cast iron Lodge peices serve me quite well.

My Uncool Kitchen Tool: A Not-As-Good-As-Le-Creuset Dutch Oven
3/1/13 02:44 PM

I'll keep it simple - I have a roof over my head, and it's mine. I am blessed.

What I Love About My Home:
A Gratitude List

1/29/13 11:32 PM

Hallelujah! Thank you so much for posting this! This kitchen is lived in, beautiful and REAL. I live in a rental apartment with a teeny kitchen, one set of cabinets above the sink, no drawers, two tiny strips of countertop (an appropriated butcher block prep table/island sits right outside the kitchen door), and a grungy linoleum floor that never seems get quite as clean as i'd like it...and i love every ungainly inch of my space!

Leela & Dave's Imperfect Kitchen Kitchen Tour
1/15/13 10:22 PM

I also butterfly the chicken by cutting out the backbone, Jacques Pepin style, and roasting atop potatoes, onions & veg at a high heat. Rubbing softened butter mixed with herbs, garlic, salt & pepper under & over the skin makes for a delicious bird!

Easy Dinner Recipe: Viking Chicken Recipes from The Kitchn
1/12/13 01:14 AM

...and with a kick stand, no less!

Win: PUBLIC T7 Bike Holiday Giveaway
12/14/12 11:48 PM


Win: Le Creuset Heritage Enameled
Cast Iron Set Holiday Giveaway

12/14/12 11:34 PM

Love the film (one of my all time faves), and love the poster...but $3,000? While I'm surre that's an accurate appraisal, waaaaayyyyy out of my leauge.

Original Antonioni BLOW UP Movie Poster
12/14/12 12:26 AM

I just made this tonight & it just seemed to be lacking something I used dried canellini beans which did get nice & soft and creamy. I used a chicken jalapeno & red pepper sausage, and did add one extra link (4 oz.), butit got lost. I feel like it needs something spice/herb-wise more than just bayleaf garlic, s&p. I liked the taste the cider vinegar added, but I still feel like it needs either soup herbs(marjoram, thyme

Dutch Oven Recipe: White Bean & Chicken Sausage Stew Recipes from The Kitchn
11/7/12 11:46 PM

The Gordan Matta-Clark approach to kitchen storage...love it!

Kitchen Storage Between the Studs: 5 Examples of Smart Recessed Cabinets
9/10/12 01:49 PM

Agree. Cast iron rocks in so many ways. Love my Lodge!

Recommendations for an Inexpensive Stovetop Grill Pan? Product & Shopping Questions
8/7/12 03:40 AM

Lots of great ideas; haven't picked any favorites yet but...just wanted to say , as the proud renter of THE smallest kitchen in the USofA, some of these spaces are downright luxurious! I can't even fit a prep surface/eating space into my kitchen proper. (yes,it functions as both...when I don't eat perched on my bed!)

Vote Now! Small Cool Kitchens Week 3 Small Cool Kitchens 2012
7/31/12 04:07 PM