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Display Name: Amy @ The American-Made Guide to Life
Member Since: 2/25/13

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Long live physics. P.S. Love that all the (coffee) nerds have some comments about the science of this.


Surprising Science: Why Adding Cold Cream to Coffee Keeps It Hotter Longer
10/12/13 09:22 PM

I love painted pumpkins, squashes, and gourds this time of year. Surprised there's no mention of glitter pumpkins à la Martha Stewart.


The Un-Carved Pumpkin
10/12/13 08:09 AM

I think this is why it's always important to get service people with good references or from a personal recommendation.


Welcome, Stranger: Are You Comfortable With Repair People In Your Home?
10/12/13 07:58 AM

My current fave is the Ginger Gold. In season now at my local farmers' market.


SweeTango Apple: Could This Be the Next Honeycrisp?
10/2/13 08:53 PM

I love making apple pancakes in the cooler months. Pinboards devoted to such things... dangerous.


5 Awesome Pinterest Boards All About Apples
10/2/13 08:51 PM

I would need to see how sturdy something like this is. One little nudge and, bam, there goes a $30 bottle of wine?


A Beautiful Way to Display Wine: The Balancing Bamboo Wine Bottle Holder
10/2/13 08:49 PM

Either slice and freeze. Or put it in the fridge.


What's the Best Way to Store Bread So It Doesn't Get Moldy? Good Questions
9/30/13 09:32 PM

Paint a neutral color and add new hardware. It's a pain to do, as others mentioned, but I think it's worth it. And, yeah, previous advice to consult a realtor is not a bad idea.


What to Do with Mismatched Cabinets at Grandma's House? Good Questions
9/30/13 08:14 PM

I've made that braised spinach dish and it really is a winner. I like serving it over a baked potato.


17 Absolutely Delicious Ways to Cook with Coconut Milk Recipes from The Kitchn
9/30/13 08:09 PM

My fave: steel-cut oats cooked with diced apple, nutmeg, and cinnamon. No sugar required.


The Best Start for Chilly Fall Mornings: Make-Ahead Steel-Cut Oatmeal
9/30/13 07:45 PM

I do this for ginger snaps around the holidays. I make a double batch and then thaw when I want to have freshly baked cookies.


How To Freeze Cookie Dough Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
9/28/13 10:58 AM

Great tips. The third one is key.


7 Simple Tips to Create a Great Cheese Plate
9/28/13 08:00 AM

Honey Cake with Pears. Apple Pie Upside-Down Cake. These are two that I would try in a heartbeat.


Martha Stewart's Cakes New Cookbook
9/28/13 07:47 AM

Love these rooms. (And I think some of these ideas can be adapted to adult rooms too.)


5 Tips For Giving Kids the Color They Crave
9/26/13 08:01 PM

Great piece! I love the origins of these sorts of things.


What's the Deal With Indigo? A Brief History of a Very Old Color
9/25/13 05:49 PM

Wow. Talk about efficiency.


Behold! The Donut Cutter of Your Dreams Video
9/25/13 05:38 PM

That penny tile backsplash looks great.


Monique's Clean, Minimal Kitchen Kitchen Spotlight
9/25/13 05:37 PM

Great giveaway. (Plus, these Cree LED bulbs are assembled in the USA. Woot.)


Win: $350 in Cree LED Light Bulbs plus a $250 The Home Depot® Gift Certificate! Giveaway
9/24/13 09:13 PM

I think I'm going to opt out on this little trick.


The Mason Jar Blender Trick: Do You Know About This?
9/24/13 08:54 PM

Do these really work? I'm only asking because that would be amazing if so.


13 Easy Microwave Mug Cakes That Are All Grown Up
9/23/13 08:26 PM