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Faith’s Kitchen Renovation: Project & Plans
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) In the process of dragging an old, problematic house into the 21st century, we lived through the very real clichés of remodeling. Over the next week or two I will show you how it all went and what it looks like now. Want to come along? • Faith’s Kitchen Renovation
Feb 12, 2013
5 More Uses For Your French Press
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Just how many other uses can a French press handle? As it turns out, far more than I realized. • 5 More Uses For Your French Press The Kitchn
Feb 12, 2013
The Kitchn Is Hiring: Kitchen Tour Contributors
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) The Kitchn is looking to hire a few bloggers to seek out, photograph, and write up a monthly Kitchen Tour for us. Think you’re the perfect person for the job? Get all the details here. Deadline to apply is Monday, February 18th! • The Kitchn Is Hiring The Kitchn
Feb 11, 2013
Kitchen Tour: Maggie’s “Let’s Eat at Home”
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Food, Maggie believes, whether eaten out or at home, is always more fun and festive when it’s shared with others. And with the kitchen commanding center stage in her home, it’s a gathering place for friends who share Maggie’s love of food. • Kitchen Tour The Kitchn
Feb 11, 2013
Cocktail Recipe: The Midwinter Warmer
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) I’m not sure whether it’s the beginning of tax season or the gray Pacific Northwest days we’ve been having lately, but many people I know have been a bit down. For the slog that February can feel like, I have a small solution: The Winter Warmer Cocktail. • The Midwinter Warmer
Feb 8, 2013
Drawer Storage for Onions, Potatoes, Bread
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We’ve talked before about the best way to store potatoes, onions, and other root vegetables. If you’ve got the space and wherewithal, it doesn’t get much better than these storage drawers. Deep baskets keep onions and potatoes separate – and neat! • Smart Drawer Storage The Kitchn
Feb 8, 2013
Love Your Kitchen: 10 Small Changes
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Do you ever feel a little deflated when you walk into your kitchen? These 10 small changes are easy upgrades, but they’ll go a long way towards making you feel more organized and uplifted in your kitchen. • 10 Small Kitchen Changes The Kitchn
Feb 7, 2013
Chicken Breasts 10 Ways for Dinner
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Chicken breasts form the cornerstone of our weeknight meal repertoire, so much so that it’s easy to fall into a rut when cooking them. Here are ten recipes, ten different chicken dinners, ten ways to cook something you’ll love tonight. • Chicken Breasts for Dinner The Kitchn
Feb 7, 2013
Tip: Reuse Silica Gel Packets in the Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Open a bottle of vitamins or an electronics package and you’ll often encounter a little packet of silica gel. Printed warnings usually tell you to throw it away, but silica gel can actually be put to good reuse in the kitchen. • Reuse Silica Gel Packets The Kitchn
Feb 6, 2013
Modern English Scullery Style Renovation
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) If the thought of Heath Ceramics tile and lighting and hardware from Rejuvenation gets you all excited, then jump below to see the ‘After’ photos on this fantastic kitchen renovation: • Kitchen Before & After The Kitchn
Feb 6, 2013
Happy World Nutella Day! 10 Recipes
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) I don’t spend a lot of time pointing out so-called “food holidays” that celebrate specific foods, but I can make an exception for one of my favorite treats: the creamy combination of chocolate and hazelnut, more popularly known as Nutella. • 10 Nutella Recipes The Kitchn
Feb 5, 2013
17 Plants To Grow from Kitchen Scraps
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Black Thumb Gardener has a list of 17 plants that can be grown from kitchen scraps, including ginger, sweet potatoes, lemongrass, and even pineapple. • 17 Plants You Can Grow from Kitchen Scraps The Kitchn
Feb 5, 2013
The Kitchn is Looking for Kitchens in NYC & Portland!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) The Kitchn is looking for kitchen tours in the NYC area and Portland. We love kitchens with good stories — charming, edgy, inspiring, surprising — and we’re looking for kitchens of all shapes, colors, and sizes! Submit here. Deadline coming up! • Submit Your Kitchen To Us! The Kitchn
Feb 4, 2013
Menu For a Late-Night Study Session
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) You may be stuck inside all night speed-reading and cramming for Friday’s test, but that doesn’t mean you should go hungry. Not on my watch. • Late-Night Study Session Menu The Kitchn
Feb 4, 2013
Paprika: The Best Recipe Organizer App
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Last year I talked about wanting to organize all my bookmarked recipes, which over the years had gotten scattered across a number of different systems. I decided to give Paprika a try and was happy to discover it has all the features I’ve been looking for… • Paprika Recipe App
Feb 1, 2013
10 Salt Containers Worth Your Salt
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Yesterday Emma told us that to cook like a pro, you should keep your salt in a covered container or salt pig. Here are 10 options to get your salt out of the shaker once and for all: • 10 Salt Containers The Kitchn
Jan 31, 2013
Go with the Flow: Simple Ways to Relax and Enjoy Hosting
As we approach the final days of the January Cure, the celebratory get-together is looming larger in my mind. I enjoy hosting, but there are still usually stressors and worries involved, even when I’m hosting my dearest friends. As I prepare for the big night, I’m going to keep a few things in mind to eliminate that worry and to help me make the most of it.• Your guests will be as relaxed as you are.
Jan 31, 2013
When It’s OK To Get Rid of Kitchen Tools
We all have well-loved, chipped-up, and slightly shabby tools in our kitchens — the old wooden spoon, the bowl with a hairline crack that still holds fruit and looks beautiful. But there are times when it is right and good to let a tool go. • Getting Rid of Kitchen Tools The Kitchn
Jan 30, 2013
How To Make a Very Good Chili
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) There are a million and one ways to make chili. Whether you like your chili with ground meat or chuck roast, pinto beans or no beans at all, the basic method for making it is the same. Want to make a very good pot of chili? Here’s how. • How To
Jan 30, 2013
Budget Wedding Meal for 120: The Dinner
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Over the past week I’ve been talking about my brother’s wedding and how some friends and I cooked and catered a homey winter dinner for about 120 people. Well, today’s the final post — I’m going to show you how it all turned out! • Budget Wedding: The Dinner The
Jan 29, 2013
Budget Wedding Meal for 120: The Cooking
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Last weekend I took on the challenge of feeding dinner to 120 family and guests. I told you about the menu, and the plan, and today I’m going to describe just what it took to cook all that food. • Budget Wedding Meal: The Cooking The Kitchn
Jan 29, 2013
Budget Wedding Meal for 120: The Plan
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Yesterday I shared the menu for the family wedding I’m catering this weekend. Now — how to get it all done? How do you safely cook, transport, warm up, and serve a meal to 120 people without going crazy? • Budget Wedding Meal: The Plan The Kitchn
Jan 28, 2013
Before & After: Kitchen Nook Makeover
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) San Francisco-based interior designer Cristin Priest thought her breakfast nook could use some sprucing up, so she decided to give it a fresh, springy makeover… • Kitchen Nook Makeover The Kitchn
Jan 28, 2013
Menu For a Mid-Winter Sledding Party
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) You, your gang of best friends, and a snowy hillside near your house. Sledding and snacks come first, followed by a lazy dinner while coats and boots dry out next to the radiator. Here’s a menu for the day: • Menu For a Mid-Winter Sledding Party The Kitchn
Jan 25, 2013
5 Ways To Healthier Hot Chocolate
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) In the winter I often reach for a cup of cocoa in the evening. But those packets of store-bought hot chocolate are filled with sugar and hydrogenated oils and making your own is so very simple. Making your own healthier version? Just as easy. • Healthier Hot Chocolate The Kitchn
Jan 25, 2013
How To Cut Up a Whole Pineapple
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We love the sweet-sour taste of pineapple. You can buy pre-cut pineapple from the store, but it’s fresher and more economical to buy a whole one and cut it yourself. Here’s the way we do it. • How To Cut Up a Whole Pineapple The Kitchn
Jan 24, 2013
How To Make Kale Chips at Home
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Pre-made kale chips can be really expensive, and the quality isn’t always that high. Besides, it’s really easy to make your own, so we thought we would revisit our old kale chip recipe with a complete step-by-step guide and some new tips we’ve learned. • How To Make Kale Chips
Jan 24, 2013
What It Really Means to “Salt to Taste”
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Salt to taste. Such a simple and innocent instruction. We’ve all read those words a million times over the years without thinking anything of it. Ever wonder what it really means? • What It Means to “Salt to Taste” The Kitchn
Jan 23, 2013
What To Eat After a Workout
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Last week we asked you to share your favorite post-workout snacks, smoothies, or pick-me-ups. You offered your favorites, and we pooled the top 5 most popular recommendations. Check ’em out below: • What To Eat After a Workout The Kitchn
Jan 22, 2013
In Defense of “Kid Food”
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) I started my parenting journey like a lot of mothers do: with joy, optimism, and mounds of unrealistic expectations. But after noticing that my child’s diet had been reduced to a stagnant combination of dairy and grains, I began to take a different approach. • In Defense of “Kid Food”
Jan 22, 2013
A Homey Budget Wedding Meal for 120
I recently mentioned that I’m catering my brother’s wedding, a homey winter meal for about 120 people. Here’s a look at what I’m planning, with a menu and the setup. • Budget Wedding Meal The Kitchn
Jan 18, 2013
How To Peel and Mince Fresh Ginger
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Fresh ginger is a staple in my kitchen. It is an extremely versatile ingredient that shows up in any course, from savory to sweet, be it main, beverage, dessert, or salad. Read on for my methods for peeling and mincing fresh ginger. • Handling Fresh Ginger The Kitchn
Jan 18, 2013
Creamy Tomato Soup Without the Cream
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We’re deep in it. Soup season, that is. And in my opinion, there’s not much more comforting than a steaming bowl of creamy tomato soup. But is there a way to achieve that blissful flavor without the heavy cream? • Non-Cream Tomato Soup The Kitchn
Jan 17, 2013
Leela and Dave’s Imperfect Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) My husband and I have lived in this rental kitchen in Portland, Oregon for over a year now, and while it isn’t a designer showcase space, it does have its quirks and charms. • Leela & Dave’s Imperfect Kitchen The Kitchn
Jan 17, 2013
How To Cook Beans on the Stove
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) If you’ve avoided cooking beans at home because you’ve heard that they are troublesome, finicky, or complicated, it’s time to leave that behind. • How To Cook Beans on the Stove The Kitchn
Jan 16, 2013
15 Ways to Eat Your Greens in the Winter
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) It’s an unfortunate winter truth that when the tender lettuces of spring seem farthest away, I begin to crave all things green. Here, just in time for the January blues, are 15 ways to eat the greens you crave. • 15 Ways to Eat Winter Greens The Kitchn
Jan 16, 2013
What Do You Eat After a Workout?
We thought it’d be helpful to find out what people like to eat post-workout. What snacks, smoothies, or pick-me-ups do you rely on to replenish your body after an intense cardio session? Share your ideas and suggestions! • Post-Workout Snacks? The Kitchn
Jan 15, 2013
The Pink Paloma Cocktail
(Image credit: Maureen Petrosky) Once a year, usually late December or early January, we receive a case of the sweetest pink grapefruits delivered to our doorstep. As with anything abundant in our culinary arsenal over to the bar they went. • Pink Paloma Cocktail The Kitchn
Jan 15, 2013
Movie Night: 10 Make-At-Home Snacks
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Store-bought packages or movie theater boxed treats are so often laden with preservatives and ingredients you can’t pronounce, so why not start thinking about homemade versions of your favorites to do at home? • Movie Night Snacks The Kitchn
Jan 14, 2013
Dinner Recipe: Maxwell’s Viking Chicken
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) The other night I cooked Viking Chicken for my mother, brother and daughter, and they all asked for more, so I think the recipe is worth passing on. • Maxwell’s Viking Chicken The Kitchn
Jan 11, 2013
How To Make Healthier Tortilla Chips
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Lately, I’ve gotten into the habit of making my own corn chips, a process that has proved to be deeply satisfying on so many levels. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making these lighter, healthier chips at home. • How To Make Tortilla Chips The Kitchn
Jan 10, 2013
A Few Ways to Change It Up at Home for Under $10
January is synonymous with new, new, new. It’s the time of the year when we aspire towards change and refreshing the old. But a change doesn’t have to be big or difficult to be effective. Follow me after the jump to see a few inexpensive ways to liven up your home…Bring the Outdoors In: Having flowers and plants indoors instantly cheers up a room. If you haven’t had any in a while, this just may be the time to start.
Jan 10, 2013
10 Ways To Be Happier In the Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) What are the essential ingredients for a happy kitchen? In many ways, this is what every Weekend Meditation is about, but for this week I thought I would get a little more specific. Read on for my 10 suggestions and please offer your own in the comments! • Happier in the
Jan 10, 2013
A Fun Little Trick with Clementines
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) The other day I was peeling a clementine at my kitchen table when I was called away and distracted for several hours. When I returned and not one to waste anything, I popped a segment in my mouth and wow! What a delicious treat! • Clementines Trick The Kitchn
Jan 9, 2013
3 Knives to Covet for the New Year
(Image credit: Elizabeth Passarella) Knives can be a tricky thing to buy because department store sets often include repeats of what you already own. I recently invested in two great knives and Santa left a third under the tree, so things are looking up… • 3 Knives to Covet This Year The Kitchn
Jan 9, 2013
15 Hearty, Satisfying Lunch Salads
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) It’s a new year, and we’re all back to the races — school, work, the daily routine. Lunch has become important again, now that leisurely holiday brunches and Christmas cookies are behind us. So, what’s for lunch? Let us help you. • 15 Hearty Lunch Salads The Kitchn
Jan 8, 2013
15 Tips For a Tidy Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From how to get rid of fish odors to how to repel house flies, from how to remove red wine stains to how to care for a wood table, here are our best tips for a clean and tidy kitchen. • 15 Tips for a Tidy Kitchen The Kitchn
Jan 4, 2013
A Clean Kitchen in 20 Minutes Per Day
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) The momentum of the new year has us inspired to do a clean sweep in the kitchen, and we’re breaking it down into steps that can be completed in 20 minutes or less per day for five days. • Clean Your Pantry in 20 Minutes a Day for 5 Days
Jan 4, 2013
Warm Up Winter Smoothies with Spices
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Brrr! A smoothie might be a healthy way to start the day, but on a chilly winter morning, it can also set your teeth chattering. That’s when we like to warm things up with a pinch of spice. • Warm Up Winter Smoothies The Kitchn
Jan 3, 2013
The Kitchn’s Top 10 Posts of 2012
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) 2012 was a wonderful year at The Kitchn, so here’s a look back at our readers’ stand-out favorites from the past year. Read on for the Big 10 — our top 10 most popular posts of 2012! • The Kitchn’s Top 10 Posts from 2012 The Kitchn
Jan 3, 2013
The Very Best Toffee in the Country!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) This year we put out the call for great toffee suggestions and submissions from around the country and received ten amazing toffees to sample. After intense tasting in our offices over two days, everyone voted. • Best Toffee! The Kitchn
Dec 20, 2012
10 Favorite Champagnes Under $60
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Looking for some Champagne to buy for the holiday season? Do you need help to navigate the different brands on offer? Wherever your tastes fall, read on for our recommendations: • Champagnes Under $60 The Kitchn
Dec 14, 2012
18 Cookie Recipes for the Holidays
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) There are spicy cookies with candied orange slices, and molasses cookies with a sugary lemon glaze. Toffee chocolate chip bars and peanut butter-espresso blossoms — all in this list of our very own favorite recipes for this high season of holiday cookie baking. • 18 Cookie Recipes The Kitchn
Dec 14, 2012
15 Affordable, Indulgent Gifts for Cooks
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) It’s easy to find a luxurious cooking gift when you have $100 to spend, but how about when you have $20? Here are 15 small, indulgent gifts sure to be appreciated by the cooks on your shopping list — and they’re all $30 and under. • Affordable, Indulgent Gifts The
Dec 13, 2012
15 Useful & Inspiring Gifts for New Cooks
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Gifts for new cooks should be practical, yet inspirational, something to not only outfit them for successful cooking, but also get them excited about doing it! Here are 10 ideas sure to inspire and delight. • Inspiring Gifts for New Cooks The Kitchn
Dec 13, 2012
10 Gifts for Coffee Lovers
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Coffee lovers encompass a range of obsessions: it’s about the bean, the flavor, the caffeine, the ritual, the process, the experience. Whatever your coffee lover’s particular focus, we have a gift idea for you. • 10 Gifts for Coffee Lovers The Kitchn
Dec 12, 2012
10 Superb Food Splurges
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) What to get the cook who has everything? Or the cook who lives in a small space? Not another gadget to clutter up the cupboard, surely. What about something edible? Something delicious? Today we’re hitting the splurges! • 10 Superb Food Splurges The Kitchn
Dec 12, 2012
Little Pot Guard Critters
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) These cute little pot props help a boiling pot to let off steam. Say hello to the Little Pot Critters! • Pot Guard Critters The Kitchn
Dec 11, 2012
A Make-Your-Own Kombucha Kit
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We probably all have at least one friend who can’t seem to get through a day without downing a bottle of kombucha. This holiday season, give them the gift that truly keeps on giving: a kit to brew batch after batch of their very own kombucha. • DIY Kombucha Gift Kit
Dec 11, 2012
Make Yourself a Beer Advent Calendar!
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Forget cheap chocolate. Forget Christmas ornaments. What about an advent calendar of delicious tasty craft beers?! Now this is the kind of advent calendar I can get behind. • Beer Advent Calendar The Kitchn
Dec 10, 2012
Bon Appétit’s 50 Best Food Picks
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Remember back in August when we told you that Bon Appétit would be launching its Seal of Approval in the December 2012 issue? That time has come. Curious to see what made the list? • Bon Appétit’s 50 Best The Kitchn
Dec 7, 2012
A Carrot, Beet & Flower Centerpiece
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Vegetables are front and center in this seasonal centerpiece. Mini golden beets, red beets, and carrots with their leafy green tops look splendid paired with calla lilies atop a bed of moss. • Carrot & Beet Centerpiece The Kitchn
Dec 7, 2012
Deborah Madison’s Cooking Essentials
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Deborah Madison has shared thousands of recipes and a vegetable-centric style with millions of readers. Today we focus on just five of her simple yet astute recommendations, and a few words about her forthcoming book, Vegetable Literacy. • Deborah Madison’s Essentials The Kitchn
Dec 6, 2012
Holiday Dish Soap Scents: 4 Favorites
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We do a lot more dishes around the holidays. The premium dish soap companies have caught on and have started offering limited-edition holiday scented dish soaps. Do you switch to holiday-scented cleaning products come December? • Holiday Dish Soap The Kitchn
Dec 6, 2012
Family Recipes Into Gifts
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Treasured family recipes are priceless, which is why they can easily be transformed into special gifts with minimum expense and just a little time. Here are four favorite ideas for giving family recipes as gifts. • Family Recipe Gifts The Kitchn
Dec 5, 2012
The Perfect Cocktail Party Playlist
Getting ready for a holiday cocktail party and thinking of putting the ole iPod on shuffle? The convenience may seem tempting, but take an hour and make a playlist instead. Cocktail parties are the time to break out the red lipstick, the fanciest drinks, the funniest stories, and the bounciest music. If you can make a playlist that will have your guests shimmying, singing, and flirting, then you’ve set the stage for a swinging night.
Dec 5, 2012
Kitchen Meditation: Resourcefulness
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) It’s been raining heavily here for several days now, and this has necessitated a slightly different approach to meal time. Instead of asking my usual question what do I want?, I begin by asking what do I have? • Resourcefulness The Kitchn
Dec 5, 2012
Can Shots Be Sophisticated?
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Aside from being a college co-ed you typically aren’t seeking Liquid Cocaine or a Prairie Fire as your drink of choice. So can shots be sophisticated? And what’s the difference between a shot and shooter anyway? • Sophisticated Shots The Kitchn
Dec 4, 2012
A LEGO Utensil Holder
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) I have specific storage places for things like measuring spoons and knives, but I’m thinking I could loosen up a little and bust out one of these DIY LEGO utensil holders! • LEGO Utensil Holder The Kitchn
Dec 4, 2012
15 Recipes for Holiday Potlucks
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Here are 15 recipes we think work quite well under all sorts of potluck circumstances — from a festive grain salad, to a decadent baked potato dip, to a creamy baked squash casserole. • 15 Potluck Recipes The Kitchn
Dec 3, 2012
How To Make and Gift Cranberry Mostarda
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) A cranberry mostarda is an Italian condiment that is exactly what it sounds like — pureed cranberries with mustard and ‘ahhh.’ And the best thing is making it is easier than you might think. • Make Cranberry Mostarda The Kitchn
Nov 30, 2012
6 Recipes For Homemade Energy Bars
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Whether they are students, new parents, or friends with demanding jobs, you probably have a few loved ones who would appreciate the gift of healthy, homemade, energy-dense snacks that are easy to eat on the go. • Homemade Energy Bars The Kitchn
Nov 30, 2012