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We used RH paint in the master bathroom (Silver Sage) and it has held up beautifully for 10 years. It has a nice consistency and went on well with good coverage. Now planning to change to a gray color in there and have been checking out Farrow and Ball to see if it is worth the cost vs Benjamin Moore or equivalent. Our RH store is closing at the end of the month and the nearest one will then be an hour and a half away so I may not be able to use them again.

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1/24/13 02:57 PM

One more tip: when I am planning a dinner/party - I set out every serving bowl/platter I'll need along with whatever serving utensil for each the day before or that morning- on a folding table I set up in the garage (known as my "staging area"). I put a post-it note with the name of what is going on/in each item. This way I don't get half way through dinner before realizing I forgot to serve the rolls! Also, this way, anybody can help you serve without having to ask you what you want to put the beans in? and where do you keep that bowl? or which spoon do you use? This way you will have every serving piece needed clean and ready to go - nothing worse than having to climb up on a stool to bring down a dusty bowl that will need to be washed while the mashed potatoes are getting cold! (And of course, you can use any space for this set up - spare counter top area or kitchen table etc)

How to Make a Master Prep List for a Big Dinner Party Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
11/20/12 03:59 PM

Regarding newer crock pots: they definitely run hotter than older models even when set to low. There have been a number of threads on this issue on several foodie sites because it has really affected the outcomes of formerly reliable well-loved recipes. I have a 4 yr old All-Clad crock pot and I do love it but it definitely runs hotter than my old Rival from 25 yrs ago so I have to adjust for that as best I can. PS - I will definitely try this recipe - my standard pot roast recipe is done in the oven and is delicious but requires I flip the meat every 30 minutes for 4 hrs. This might be an alternative for those times I can't be there for half a day cooking. Thanks for sharing!

Dinner Recipe: Individual Pot Roasts with Thyme-Glazed Carrots Recipes from The Kitchn
11/6/12 05:19 PM

I lived in Brazil for 2 yrs and ate these all the time...I have missed them so much since moving back to the US...I gave up hope of ever having them here but if I can track down the mandioc flour, you can bet I'll be making them myself!!

How to Make Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
8/29/12 12:08 PM