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How To Make Coffee Concentrate
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Apr 12, 2013
Etiquette Dilemmas: Children at the Party
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)“Can we bring kids?”Everyone has an opinion about children at parties. I have fond childhood memories of attending grown-up gatherings, for just a few minutes. The rules were clear: children were welcome, only to a point. But things have changed. • Children at the Party The Kitchn
Apr 11, 2013
A Book Club Brunch Party
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)Here’s a look at the full party and the recipes I used, beginning with fresh strawberry-basil cocktails and ending with a buttery lemon cake with elderflower whipped cream.Can you think of a better way to spend a sunny weekend morning? • A Book Club Brunch Party The Kitchn
Apr 11, 2013
A Book Club Brunch: Setting the Table
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Apr 10, 2013
Rubén’s Paella-Making Spanish Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Rubén’s rented kitchen in Somerville, MA doesn’t scream his ancestry when you first enter, but once you start walking around, Spain resonates everywhere — from the wineskin to his collection of paella pans… • Kitchen Tour The Kitchn
Apr 10, 2013
How To Make Classic Egg Salad
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)I just love a good egg salad sandwich: the creaminess of the eggs and mayo, the crunch of celery, the faint but not overwhelming tang of raw onion. So perfect! So let’s nail the classic, uncomplicated egg salad recipe. • Make Classic Egg Salad The Kitchn
Apr 10, 2013
A Book Club Brunch: The Party Plan
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Apr 10, 2013
DIY Frayed Edge Linen Napkins
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)I love washed linen napkins. If you’re like me and also appreciate frayed edges, then you can DIY six linen napkins for about $15, with no sewing involved. Read on for how to make this happen. • Frayed Edge Linen Napkins The Kitchn
Apr 9, 2013
We’re Writing The Kitchn Cookbook!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)For the last several months we’ve been hard at work on the biggest book yet. This 150-recipe cookbook will feature new recipes we developed in the spirit of everything our readers love about The Kitchn: ease, accessibility, flavor, and fun. • The Kitchn Cookbook! The Kitchn
Apr 9, 2013
What Does 2,000 Calories Look Like?
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Apr 8, 2013
Faith’s Carrara Marble Countertops
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)For me, kitchen renovation meant finally having countertops that were beautiful, bright white, and easy to clean.Marble was the natural choice. Right? Right! Here’s the story of how we overcame our fears, and found our honed marble countertops. • Carrara Marble Countertops The Kitchn
Apr 8, 2013
9 Build-Your-Own Party Meals
(Image credit: Leela Cyd)We don’t know why, but there is something universally appealing about customizing your own meal — which makes a build-your-own bar an easy dinner or dessert option for youanda fun party experience for your guests. • 9 Build-Your-Own Party Meals The Kitchn
Apr 5, 2013
Brian’s Practical Logan Square Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)Brian Solem and Cyndi Fecherco-edit a food magazine and love to collaborate in Brian’s Logan Square kitchen, which has seen many dinner parties over the years… • Brian’s Practical Logan Square Kitchen The Kitchn
Apr 5, 2013
Faith’s Renovation: On Buying Appliances
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)Last we checked in with my kitchen renovation, we werewrestling IKEA cabinets… Now I’d like to take a step back and talk about a process thatshouldbe sexy but is actually fraught with confusion, uncertainty, and a lack of resources: buying kitchen appliances. • Buying Appliances The Kitchn
Apr 1, 2013
New Recipes from The Kitchn
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)How perfectly lovely would that Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Cake look on your table? Ifit’s cookies you’re craving, we have three contenders to vie for your oven space.And am I the only one who wants to steal a quick spoonful from that Banana Cream Pie? • New Recipes from The Kitchn The Kitchn
Apr 1, 2013
Love Your Appliances? Tell Us Why!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) • Love Your Appliances? Tell Us the Maker & Model! The Kitchn
Mar 29, 2013
Why Panna Cotta is the Perfect Dessert
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)Panna cotta can always be the right dessert — whether you’re throwing a fancy party or a small one, have lots of time or no time, are gluten-free, dairy-free, allergy-prone, vegan, or simply craving a delicious and creamy sweet. • Panna Cotta The Kitchn
Mar 29, 2013
Arjen’s Dutch Curiosity Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)Architect Arjenlives with his family in a little corner of Amsterdam. Their kitchen is typical Dutch style, with two walls of parallel kitchen units, divided by a narrow passage, which opens into a wider dining and social area… • Arjen’s Dutch Kitchen The Kitchn
Mar 28, 2013
10 Chocolate-Dipped Desserts
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)For a treat you could have strawberries, or you could have strawberriesdipped in chocolate. Have a macaron, or a macarondipped in chocolate.You see where I’m going. • Chocolate-Dipped Desserts The Kitchn
Mar 28, 2013
15 Fresh and Bright Desserts for Spring
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)The first get-together of spring needs a special dessert to mark the occasion, don’t you think? A fluffy cake or a parfait with billowy whipped cream, some crunch and a drizzle of honey. Here are 15 recipes that we think will do the job admirably. • 15 Desserts for Spring The
Mar 27, 2013
Leigh’s ‘One Window Too Many’ Renovation
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)What’s the incentive to undergo a kitchen renovation? For Kitchn reader Leigh, it was a desire to make the most of the view outside. “Our goal from the beginning was to open up the views by having as many windows as possible and no upper cabinets…” • Leigh’s Kitchen Renovation The
Mar 27, 2013
New Recipes from The Kitchn
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Mar 26, 2013
Tip: Store Grated Ginger in the Freezer
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)I have a little ritual when I bring fresh ginger home from the market:peel, grate, freeze. Not only is this a great way to keep ginger fresh longer, but it becomes incredibly easy topunch up a sauce, stir fry, or smoothie any time you want some gingery spice. • Grated Ginger in
Mar 26, 2013
Clean Your Copper with Salt and Ketchup!
(Image credit: Dana Velden)I actually don’t care for shiny copper, but occasionally the few pieces I have need a little cleaning up, so I was fascinated to read an article on the Kaufmann Mercantile website that recommends two very unexpected ingredients to clean copper… • Clean Your Copper The Kitchn
Mar 25, 2013
5 Habits For Keeping Clear Countertops
Getting countertops cleared is easy, right? But what aboutkeepingthem that way for more than a day? Now,that’sthe tricky part! Here are five habits that can help keep your countertops clear and make for more enjoyable cooking • Clear Countertops The Kitchn
Mar 25, 2013
10 Budget Wine Picks For a Polenta Dinner
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)It was ‘polenta party‘ time at Faith’s house last week, and she served it with a delicious dish of beef braised in red wine. So, the big question we pondered was, what wine or rather what wines to serve alongside this robust, meaty, yet creamy dish? • 10 Budget Wine Picks
Mar 22, 2013
An Italian Polenta Supper Party
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)This week I’ve beensharing one of the most fun dinner partiesI’ve ever hosted — we invited six friends over and threw an Italian polenta party anchored by a four-foot-long board in the middle of the table! Here’s how it all came together: • Polenta Supper Party The Kitchn
Mar 22, 2013
15 Ways To Eat More Beans with Dinner
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)Beans! Whether we’re talking black beans, white beans, or evenheirloom beans, beans make up some of the most satisfying meals in ourrepertoire. Here are 15 very tasty ways to start eating more of them! • 15 Ways To Eat More Beans with Dinner The Kitchn
Mar 21, 2013
An Italian Polenta Supper: The Party Plan
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)Last week I threw a dinner tailored for the end of winter, one with hearty, rustic polenta and lots of red wine. We decided to add a dramatic centerpiece for this party — a four-foot-long polenta board! Want to see more? • An Italian Polenta Supper The Kitchn
Mar 20, 2013
4 Unexpected Uses for Kitchen Tongs
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)When it comes to cooking dinner every night, one tool I can’t live without is my kitchen tongs. But I had no idea there were four more surprising uses for this everyday tool — including one that is especially helpful for short cooks like me. • Uses for Kitchen Tongs The
Mar 19, 2013
New Recipes From The Kitchn
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)New recipes this week include meatball sliders, creamy cashew tomato soup, and a panini filled with ham and brie. And don’t forget a side salad — we have two brand new creamy dressings for you to try! • New Recipes From The Kitchn The Kitchn
Mar 19, 2013
6 Ways To Clean Smelly Plastic Containers
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)No matter how thoroughly you scrub plastic containers, there comes a point where they start to smell a little…stale. Here are six ideas to freshen them up — without resorting to harsh chemicals. • Clean Plastic Containers The Kitchn
Mar 18, 2013
15 Crazy & Creative Pinterest Lunches
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Leave it to Pinterest to give lunchtime a serious case of the crazy. Check out 15 of the most creative lunches we culled from the bowels of Pinterest. (And we promise: you’ll never look at sardines the same way again.) • 15 Crazy & Creative Pinterest Lunches The Kitchn
Mar 15, 2013
One-Handed Meal Ideas For Busy Moms
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Mar 15, 2013
How To Make Crackers At Home
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Have you ever tried making your own crispy, crunchy, seed-topped crackers? My recommendation: try it. Definitely. Crackers are surprisingly easy to make at home with just five basic ingredients, a rolling pin, and a baking sheet. • How To Make Crackers The Kitchn
Mar 14, 2013
Julie & Andy’s Bright, Happy Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Julie Morelli and Andy Schwegler are the witty and creative minds behind Chicago based print shop Nourishing Notes and boutique design firm Letterform. Their mission is simple: “We believe there’s nothing better than food, family, friends, and laughter.” • A Bright, Happy Kitchen The Kitchn
Mar 14, 2013
Make-Ahead Lunches To Pack in Jars
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Canning jars make great containers for lunches prepared in bulk, individually portioned, and stored in the refrigerator or freezer, so it’s easy to grab a wholesome, homemade meal on even the busiest afternoon. • Make-Ahead Jar Lunches The Kitchn
Mar 13, 2013
Easter Egg Hunt: Finding DIY Plastic Egg Alternatives
image:7d74fc83aef78b69be116ea2c239023ef6b7475f w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" We love having an Easter Egg hunt. It’s a tradition my mom kept alive well into my college years. No matter what the weather – even with snow on the ground – my brother, myself, and our parents went outside with our baskets and color-coded eggs.
Mar 13, 2013
20 Lunches You Can Make the Night Before
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Do you get stumped for good lunch ideas, falling back on the same unsatisfying sandwiches and cans of rewarmed soup? We have a whole month’s worth of work-week lunches up for grabs today! • 20 Satisfying Lunches The Kitchn
Mar 13, 2013
New Recipes From The Kitchn
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Warm breakfast pizzas topped with smashed avocados and sunny eggs, a savory vegetarian congee to satisfy morning cravings, orange poppy seed muffins that you can grab on your way out the door, and more: • New Kitchn Recipes The Kitchn
Mar 12, 2013
Make Your Own Instant Oatmeal Packs
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Travel can be a tough thing for die-hard oatmeal fans. The solution? Make your own on-the-go instant oatmeal packs! • DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets The Kitchn
Mar 12, 2013
What’s Your Criteria for Choosing a Roommate?
Taking the time to choose the right roommate could be the difference between a friend for life that you looking forward to seeing at the end of the day (or someone that keeps their distance and causes no trouble), and horror stories you will tell at dinner parties for years to come. Back in my college days, I unfortunately found myself in the last category, and let me tell you, it is not fun.
Mar 11, 2013
How To Cook Bacon on the Stovetop
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) While it can seem like a messy endeavor, cooking bacon on the stovetop is the classic way to crisp up those delicious strips of smokey goodness, and it’s dead simple to boot. Read on for our step by step guide: • Stovetop Bacon The Kitchn
Mar 11, 2013
6 Smart Breakfast Tips for Everyone
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Turns out, nobody knows better how to fit in a good breakfast than a mom. Here are 6 smart ideas for anyone — with kids or no — to get a good breakfast in less time on busy mornings. • Smart Breakfast Tips The Kitchn
Mar 11, 2013
Recipe: Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Avocado. Fried eggs. Pizza dough. I probably don’t have to tell you that combining three of the world’s greatest foods gives you one fine breakfast: a warm round of chewy crust topped with a bright, cilantro-speckled avocado mash and the perfect oozy egg. • Avocado, Egg Breakfast Pizza The Kitchn
Mar 8, 2013
Where Do You Buy Food Gifts Online?
(Image credit: Sara Kate Gillingham) Where do you shop for food gifts online, particularly when you’re looking for something special and indulgent? What is your recommendation for the best, most unusual, or inspired food gifts on the web? • Food Gifts Online The Kitchn
Mar 7, 2013
New Stand Mixer Colors from KitchenAid
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) There’s always a dizzying array of stuff on display at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, and we’re starting with everyone’s favorite little tidbit: the new KitchenAid mixer colors for 2013! • New KitchenAid Colors The Kitchn
Mar 6, 2013
Hacking a SodaStream
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) If you own a soda maker, then you know the manufacturer rules: you must only use water! But a few adventurous drinkers are flouting those instructions and using home carbonators to concoct everything from sparkling wines to non-alcoholic fruit sodas. • Hacking a SodaStream The Kitchn
Mar 5, 2013
Faith’s Renovation: Assembling, Installing a IKEA Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Ready for the next step in my kitchen renovation? Here’s where things get a little wild and fast, and where my photo library gets a little, um, thinner than I would like… • Faith’s Kitchen Renovation The Kitchn
Mar 5, 2013
From School Bully Target to Teen Blogger
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Joshua Weissman isn’t your typical 17-year-old boy. A few years ago, overweight and bullied in school, he finally decided to take his health seriously, but packaged diet meals and quick fixes didn’t help. Instead, he started cooking — and in the process changed his life. • Meet Joshua Weissman of Slim
Mar 4, 2013
What’s Behind This Secret Sliding Cabinet?
This kitchen has a secret. As you can see in the photo here, the wall of custom cupboards slides open to reveal… • A Kitchen Secret The Kitchn
Mar 4, 2013
10 Easy Supper Side Dishes That Sing
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Ever find yourself with your main dish planned out for tonight’s dinner but in need of a little something extra on the side? If so, pick one of these 10 easy side dish recipes: • 10 Easy Supper Side Dishes The Kitchn
Mar 1, 2013
My Uncool Kitchen Tool: Dental Floss
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) At cheese shops, cheesemongers will use cheese wires or fancy cheese harps to cut soft and crumbly cheeses neatly. But when at home, use dental floss on delicate cheeses! • My Uncool Kitchen Tool The Kitchn
Mar 1, 2013
Got (Too Much) Milk? Freeze It For Later
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We rarely use milk at our house, and whenever we do buy it for a recipe, half the bottle inevitably goes to waste. That is, until we realized we could freeze it for later! Here are some tips for freezing it. • Freeze Milk for Later The Kitchn
Feb 28, 2013
French Etiquette: Take the Salt off the Table
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Two years ago I took a cooking class in Paris with Paule Caillat, a charming and knowledgeable cooking teacher. As our delicious lunch drew to a close, Paule hopped up from her seat and said something that surprised me then but that I often think of now… • Take the Salt
Feb 28, 2013
4 Tips for Low-Sodium Cooking
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Think cooking with less salt has to be bland? Think again! Yesterday we took a peek at Sodium Girl’s Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook, and today we are sharing her most tried-and-true tips for taking low-sodium meals to the next level. • Low-Sodium Cooking The Kitchn
Feb 27, 2013
1980s Kitchen Makeover
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Sue and her husband saved and planned for nine years before they were able to makeover their 1980’s kitchen. Check out the story and ‘After’ photos below: • Kitchen Before & After The Kitchn
Feb 27, 2013
How to Make Easy Homemade Lemon Curd
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Lemon curd is one of those things that I always like to have in my refrigerator. It has saved me more than once when I’ve had to rustle up a last minute dessert or had an unexpected guest stop by at tea time. • How To Make Lemon Curd The
Feb 26, 2013
The One Kitchen Item Worth Splurging On
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Last week we asked you, our readers, to share the one kitchen item you’d recommend splurging on. If you’ve ever wondered what’s worth the money in the kitchen, read on… • The One Kitchen Item Worth Splurging On The Kitchn
Feb 25, 2013
8 Small Cooking Habits To Pick Up
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Being a good cook is also about the small habits you practice daily, the ones that transform cooking into a more effortless and joyful part of your day. These 8 simple habits are easy to pick up, yet make a major difference in your cooking. • Small Cooking Habits The
Feb 22, 2013
Faith’s Renovation: Buying an IKEA Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) The bones of a kitchen are the cabinets and their layout, and we knew from the get-go that we wanted to use IKEA’s cabinet system. Here are some things we learned along the way. • On Buying an IKEA Kitchen The Kitchn
Feb 22, 2013
10 (More) Recipes To Know By Heart
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) What are your recipe essentials? Here are ten more of the recipes we love so much we have them memorized. Do you? Or are there others you choose to know by heart? • 10 Recipes To Know By Heart The Kitchn
Feb 22, 2013
Quick Guide: Spices for Common Dishes
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) While there is really no “One Right Way” to season or spice your favorite foods, here’s a quick guide to some of the most common — and dependably tasty! — ways to do it. • Common Spices for Common Dishes The Kitchn
Feb 21, 2013
Lola’s Homemade Orange Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Lola Milholland is an avid home cook with an amazing range of culinary abilities. She cooks with tenacity and confidence! Join us for a tour of this giant, personality-filled kitchen. • Lola’s Homemade Orange Kitchen The Kitchn
Feb 21, 2013
Making it Work: Working From Home With Kids
I love the way our world is changing. Gone are the days where you were either a work-outside-the-home mom or a stay-at-home mom, when rare was the woman who didn’t fit into one of those categories exclusively. With the integration of technology and innovation into our work and home lives, there are so many possible combinations of working environments for moms (and dads!).
Feb 19, 2013
Make A Better Lunch At Your Desk!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Ah, lunch at your desk. Does your daily “break” involve quickly shoving down a sandwich while scanning Facebook and trying to ignore the ringing phone for at least 15 minutes? Here are five tips for making it a little nicer. • Better Lunch At Your Desk The Kitchn
Feb 18, 2013
Why You Should Bother With Whole Spices
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) There’s no denying the convenience of an already-ground spice, but I’m here to make a case for why you should consider adding a few whole spices to your seasoning line-up. Four words: better flavor, fresher longer. Convinced?! • On Using Whole Spices The Kitchn
Feb 15, 2013
5 Tips for a Date Night in the Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Cooks can be very territorial creatures. This may make for a terrific meal at the end of the night, but it’s not so great for fostering a romantic, let’s-make-and-share-this-food-together vibe. So here are a few simple tips… • 5 Tips For a Date Night in the Kitchen The Kitchn
Feb 15, 2013
Recipe: Salted Dark Chocolate Popcorn
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) In short, my feelings about Valentine’s Day are a lot like this popcorn: salty and a little bitter, but impossible to ignore. • Salted Dark Chocolate Popcorn The Kitchn
Feb 15, 2013
Faith’s Renovation: Planning The Kitchen
How in the world does one go about planning a kitchen renovation? How do you actually make decisions? Well, I don’t know how other people make these sorts of rather scary decisions — I can only tell you how we did. • Planning Out the Kitchen The Kitchn
Feb 14, 2013
Faith’s Kitchen Renovation: The Demolition
Last week I explained the big renovation and kitchen project we took on last year, and I showed you lots of pretty pictures of kitchens that inspired me. But in renovation, before a kitchen gets better, it usually gets worse. Much, much worse. • Faith’s Kitchen Renovation The Kitchn
Feb 13, 2013
Faith’s Kitchen Renovation: The Inspiration
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Yesterday I showed you the first stages of my home renovation and kitchen plans. Today I am going to take a step back and show you some of the inspiration I had filed away for my someday-future-kitchen… • Faith’s Kitchen Inspiration The Kitchn
Feb 13, 2013