7 Ways To Get Your Cooking Mojo Back
When you’re single, it’s all on you to keep it new and fresh in the kitchen, and that can be a challenge. Read on for seven ways to introduce new ways of cooking and thinking about food. (And yes, these tips will work for non-single households as well!) • Get Your Cooking Mojo Back
Aug 23, 2012
15 Homemade Snacks for the Lunchbox
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) I cannot believe school is starting already! It’s time for the lunchbox to emerge from the dark cupboard you stashed it in all summer, and it’s time to stock it with some good snacks for fall. Here are 15 favorites — all homemade and yummy. • 15 Homemade Snacks The
Aug 22, 2012
5 African Spice Blends To Make Yourself
It isn’t always easy to find premade versions of common African spice blends like Ras el Hanout at the local supermarket, but the truth is, if you have a well-stocked spice rack, you likely have almost all the components to make these mixtures on your own. • 5 African Spice Blends The Kitchn
Aug 22, 2012
3 Kitchen Tools to Clean Right After Using
(Image credit: Emma Christensen) Cleaning up is not exactly anyone’s favorite part of cooking. Even so, there are three tools that are worth washing as soon as you’re finished using them. It will make life so much easier for you. • Tools To Clean Right Away The Kitchn
Aug 21, 2012
15 Hearty & Healthy Kale Recipes
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Today we celebrate kale’s heartiness in all its forms: Baked into crispy, light kale chips. Shredded into a salad softened with peanut dressing. Tender underneath baked egg and chickpeas. Simmered into a turkey chili. • Kale Recipes The Kitchn
Aug 21, 2012
Where To Buy Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Shopping for cabinet hardware can be overwhelming, so to help ease the stress we’ve provided a list of 10 online shopping sources for cabinet knobs and pulls to get you started. We think you’re bound to find what you’re looking for at one of these places! • Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
Aug 20, 2012
Cookie Monster’s Famous Cookie Recipe!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Cookie Monster’s famous cookie dough recipe first appeared in Big Bird’s Busy Book, from the 1970’s. If you like a bit of nostalgia mixed in with your sugar and eggs, this recipe is for you! • Cookie Monster’s Cookie Recipe The Kitchn
Aug 20, 2012
How Would You Modernize This Kitchen?
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Some acquaintances are about to buy a new (to them) home, one that has been in the hands of one owner since the 50s. What would you do with this kitchen to update it, especially if you were on a budget? • Modernize This Kitchen! The Kitchn
Aug 17, 2012
25 Time-Saving Freezer Tips
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) When I first learned to freeze herbs in olive oil, it’s like a lightbulb went on in my head. So easy! Such a time-saver! And a great way not to let food go to waste. In the spirit of that easy freezer-friendly tip, here are 24 more. • 20 Freezer Tips
Aug 17, 2012
3-Ingredient Cocktail Recipe of the Summer
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) “Faith! It’s the cocktail of the summer,” said my colleague Janel last week when she was visiting me in Columbus. Janel quite handily talked me into trying a Gold Rush for myself. Well, it wasn’t that difficult. Do you know this drink? You should. • The Cocktail of the Summer
Aug 16, 2012
Haleigh’s Charming Parisian Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Haleigh’s small apartment kitchen in Paris is full of personality, lightness and great space-saving ideas. And most importantly, it is the location of her favorite purchase ever, the baby blue Smeg fridge in the corner! • Haleigh’s Charming Parisian Kitchen The Kitchn
Aug 16, 2012
Amanda Hesser’s Budget Kitchen Makeover
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We should all take inspiration from Amanda Hesser’s recent kitchen makeover, which turned what was rapidly becoming a dated space into something more sophisticated and modern. Want to see the after? • Kitchen Before & After The Kitchn
Aug 15, 2012
20 Dinner Recipes Inspired by Italy
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Pasta with squash, with fennel, with velvety red wine meatballs. A simple pizza. Calzones to make (and freeze) for later lunches, and Tuscan vegetable stew rich with tomatoes… • 20 Italian Dinners The Kitchn
Aug 15, 2012
Flatbread Recipe: Norwegian Potato Lefse
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Some food lovers collect spices, others collect vintage cake stands. I collect recipes for flatbreads. I love them. Can’t get enough. Lefse, in particular, is a flatbread I’ve been eyeing for some time now. You might even say it’s my birthright. • Norwegian Potato Lefse The Kitchn
Aug 14, 2012
The Top 5 Things New Cooks Do Wrong
If you could go back in time and instruct your newbie-cook self, what would you say? Cracked.com writer John Cheese has accumulated a list of the top five rookie cooking mistakes: • New Cook Mistakes The Kitchn
Aug 14, 2012
Use an Ironing Board as Counter Space
(Image credit: Emily Han) The winner of Food52’s best kitchen hacks contest has an ingenious tip for temporarily adding counter space with the help of an ironing board. • Ironing Board as Counter The Kitchn
Aug 13, 2012
Kitchen Before & After: Losing the Generic
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) The owners of this kitchen didn’t have a lot of money to spend on a renovation, but by doing most of the labor themselves they were able to turn their contractor grade kitchen into something much more suited to their tastes. • Kitchen Before & After The Kitchn
Aug 10, 2012
Review: IKEA’s Kitchen Drawer Pull-Outs
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) My wife and I solved our own storage dilemma once and for all by converting all of our lower kitchen cabinets—originally outfitted as cabinets with regular doors—into cupboards made of drawers… • IKEA’s Drawer Pull-Outs The Kitchn
Aug 10, 2012
A Smart Shelving Unit for Kitchen Storage
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We love seeing our readers’ kitchen solutions for storage and organization. This photo and email from a reader named Brent was especially inspiring. He and his wife organized nearly everything in their kitchen on one wire shelving unit… • Kitchen Shelving Unit The Kitchn
Aug 9, 2012
Faster, Easier Salads: 5 Tools To Help
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Want to eat more salad? Then learn how to prepare all the ingredients faster! The following tools are our go-to kitchen essentials for quick salad making. They’ll help you clean lettuce, chop veggies, and whiz salad dressing in no time. • 5 Salad Tools The Kitchn
Jun 25, 2012
Mixing and Matching Cloth Napkins
I grew up using cotton napkins, and my mom instituted a simple system to help us claim them and our spot at the dinner table: color coding. My napkin was purple, and I used it for at least a year or two before picking a new one. These days it seems there are even more
Sep 30, 2010
Vintage Kitchen Tools: Useful and Beautiful
We love vintage kitchen tools. Not only do they work well and look great, but they help us reduce our use of electric appliances in the kitchen. Check out a few of favorite tools below the jump, including an industrial butcher meat cleaver, a vintage sifter, and a vintage Park Sherman kitchen scale… • Read
Sep 29, 2010
Forget Kindling: Start Fires With Orange Peels
With the first day of Fall officially under our belts, there are some parts of the country that have seen rather low nighttime temperatures. We’re always ready to bid Summer farewell and welcome Fall (and all that goes with it) with open arms. Time to light the first fire in the fireplace? If so, turn to citrus peels instead of kindling!
Sep 28, 2010
Product Review: The Freezer Compost Bin from Fuccillo
I’m a city dweller who lives in a 2nd floor apartment with no outdoor space or garden to call my own. While I have plans to start my own indoor worm composting system at some point, for now I drop my compost off at my weekly CSA pick-up, where it’s then given to my neighborhood
Sep 22, 2010
Etsy Finds: 10 Handmade Tabletop Accessories
Last week we shared 10 of our favorite kitchen finds, and now we move into the dining room with these ceramic, metal, and fabric tabletop accessories. Handmade by sellers on Etsy, these would certainly add a little warmth and elegance to the table! • Read the full post at Re-Nest
Sep 20, 2010
Green Style: Old and New Green Kitchen
So, maybe we’re taking the “green” part of our daily style post a bit too literally, but oh well. As we wrote about earlier today, sometimes the best way to be green is reusing what’s already there — working with the bones of your original/traditional home. We think that’s what they did here in this
Jul 2, 2009
Look! A Pallet Plate Rack
Besides the gorgeous kitchen, the thing that really caught our eye was the pallet plate rack in Katrin Arens’s home. It’s lovely and simple with a twist of rustic. Katrin Arens, who has furnished her home with some amazing reclaimed pieces, states she has “dedication to the reclamation and re-use of materials, combined with unusual
Jun 26, 2009
Hot Tip: Can It All
Canning has become quite the buzzword these days. People are canning up a frenzy across the nation, and co-op groups are popping up all over the place. Raise your hand if you thought pickles and tomatoes were your only options. We were of the minimal canning school of thought until yesterday, when we delved into
Jun 25, 2009
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Sherwin-Williams: Get a Paint That’s Easy to Clean!
When you’re getting ready to paint your child’s room, a few questions always come to mind: what color should you pick? Is it low or no VOC? How much are you going to need? But you might not always think how easy is it to clean? Children’s rooms are activity dens! Moving, playing, jumping, falling, spilling… you never know what’s going to happen. Sherwin-Williams knows this.
Jun 11, 2009
Green Porno: Isabella Rossellini Reveals All…
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Time to expand your green knowledge. We must admit that we had actually never seen an episode of Sundance’s Green Porno until recently, and now we’re totally fascinated! Leave it to Isabella Rossellini to make the sex life of insects (season one) and marine animals (season two) feel like a walk
May 4, 2009