Inspired by Spring: Make Colorful Breakfast Cake Doughnuts

By: Lovelola Apr 11, 2014

I recently made these doughnuts for my Spring Brunch Gathering. And? They were a total hit, and matched the festive feel and color of the brunch. Every one loves doughnuts...but even better, these are baked and a much healthier option for breakfast. So you can have three :)… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Spaghetti with Roasted Tomato & Garlic Sauce

By: Matt allison Apr 11, 2014

Spaghetti with Roasted Tomato & Garlic Sauce

This is comfort food at its best, simple, wholesome and packed with flavour. Roasting tomatoes brings out intense flavours, don't be afraid to get a little colour on them under the grill… Continue Reading

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Better After? Robin Egg Blue Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 11, 2014

To the outside world, Nicole's kitchen 'before' might look perfectly fine, but Nicole wanted a change. And all it took was some paint and a new glass tile back splash. Everything else--appliances, furniture, and light fixtures--remained the same.… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Scandinavian Brown Cabbage Soup

By: Matt allison Apr 04, 2014

Scandinavian Brown Cabbage Soup

I know cabbage isn't everyone's favorite vegetable, but this recipe may just turn you into a convert. It's rich, luxurious and hearty, without being heavy like many winter variants, perfect for a evening… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: DIY Sharpie-Embellished Cloth Napkins

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2014

Another fun use for our beloved Sharpies include tarting up cloth, in this case cloth-turned napkins. Their creator made the napkins (17" square with a half-inch seam allowance) double-sided, with one side being a colorful print and the other a simple off white. On theContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

By: Matt allison Mar 28, 2014

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

Harissa is a North African paste, a rich blend of herbs and spices like chili, garlic, caraway seeds & coriander. You'll find it at most Middle Eastern Markets or specialty stores, though a word of caution, no two brands are a like and you'll need to taste it first and add to taste, the 1/4 cup is… Continue Reading

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How To Create Any Number With Store-Bought Cakes

By: Diy maven Mar 28, 2014

Turn store-bought (or, for that matter, homemade) cakes into numbers and you will delight the kiddos for their next "Big One." (Funny how they're all "big" when you're a kid.) Anywho,Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Tuna, Olive & White Bean Salad

By: Matt allison Mar 21, 2014

Tuna, Olive & White Bean Salad

The combination of tuna and white beans is a classic and this is one recipe that you can keep going back to for those moments of 'I need to eat now, but can't be bothered to cook', yes, we all have them!

It's designed for experimentation, swap out the parsley for arugula, spice it up with tabasco or chili, the… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Man's Dress Shirt into an Apron

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2014

A man's button down from Goodwill turned into a ruffly apron? I absofreakinlutely love it. Sugar Bean's version was inspired by this tutorial. But it was Liz who posted all the nittyContinue Reading

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How To: Make French Toast Roll-Ups

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2014

I'm not sure how French, French Toast is, but I do know that it's tasty, and Pricilla's method for making French Toast Roll-Ups makes it fun. She skips the French loaf and uses slices of regular old white bread. The secret behind… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Tiroler Gröstl

By: Matt allison Mar 14, 2014

Tiroler Gröstl

Tiroler Gröstl, commonly called Gröstl is native to Austria, more specifically the hiking region of Tirol. It's a delicious way of making use of Sunday's left overs, or make it from… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Pancake Pops

By: Diy maven Mar 14, 2014

Around here, Sunday means homemade pancakes. (REAL maple syrup only, please.) I used to think there was nothing better to snarf on a lazy morning whilst perusing… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Mushroom Risotto

By: Matt allison Mar 07, 2014

How to make mushroom risotto

Risotto takes a little practice to get right, but that shouldn't stop you from trying your hand at this comfort food classic. The trick is getting the rice to 'al dente', cooked, with just a little bit of… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Cuban-Styled Beans & Rice

By: Matt allison Feb 28, 2014

Cuban-Styled Beans & Rice

Traditionally a Cuban staple made with black beans and rice. I chose to mix it up a bit by substituting red kidney beans, leaving out the traditional oregano, giving it a Moroccan twist with ground cumin and a bite with the Spanish smoked paprika.

Ingredients
Serves 4

  • 6 rashers of bacon (chopped)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (deseeded and chopped)
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Roundup: 6 Store-Bought Cake Makeover Ideas

By: Diy maven Feb 28, 2014

Ages ago, I made a Raggedy Ann cake for my niece Jenna. I used every square inch of my (then) tiny apartment kitchen. Everything was going fine, until I started to slather my 7-minute frosting on the cake. It crystalized and started to look and feel like I added SAND to it. Oh, my, glob. I was in tears. It was such a mess, I had to remake everything. Frosting AND cake. Before the Raggedy Ann Episode, IContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Grilled Pork Chops, Broccoli and Garlic White Beans

By: Matt allison Feb 14, 2014

Grilled Pork Chops, Broccoli and Garlic White Beans

This one of my favourite, 'on the table in 15 minutes' meals, inspired by one of Jamie Oliver's recipes. The garlic beans are a perfect compliment to the salty pork and crunch of the blanched broccoli. For a extra bite add in some fresh chili when cooking the… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: A Very Valentine Kitchen

By: Diy maven Feb 14, 2014

I'm not talking about red, white, and pink kitchens here. I'm talking about all out Valentine's decorations in the kitchen. If you think that might be taking the holiday a bit too far, take a gander at Julie's love-infused kitchen. It just… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Stuffed Zucchini with Moroccan Ground Beef

By: Matt allison Feb 07, 2014

Stuffed Zucchini with Moroccan Ground Beef

While this meal takes a little planning and prep it's well worth the effort! I've made it with ground beef, but traditionally you'd use ground lamb and can bulk it out with some parboiled rice if you… Continue Reading

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Make 'em: Super Easy Apple Pie Fries

By: Diy maven Feb 07, 2014

Apple Pie Fries. Dipped in caramel sauce. Yeah, baby. This deceptively simple recipe from my new favorite foodie blog Oh Bite It requires no deep frying, or apples! The secretContinue Reading

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Cooking with Beer: 7 Super Bowl Recipes for this Weekend

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jan 31, 2014

It's no secret that the Super Bowl is this Sunday. Which means there will be plenty of football, crazy commercials, and a whole lot of food. If you need help with that last one, I have you covered. Here are seven super bowl recipes with beer on the ingredients… Continue Reading

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