How to: Keep Your Freezer Organized

By: Mollymc Mar 30, 2012

frozen food safety

Are you good at keeping your freezer organized? Not surprisingly, Martha Stewart is. Her team created some downloadable labels so you can monitor your zero-degree delicacies in style. Read on for the download and some general freezer safety… Continue Reading

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Modern Home: Geometric Tea Towels

By: Mollymc Mar 23, 2012

triangles tea towel

How are your dish towels? If they're anything like mine, they could use a little sprucing up. Toronto-based Avril Loreti has created a series of beautiful tea towels with a modern edge. Keep… Continue Reading

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How to Make Teddy Bear Toast

By: Diy maven Mar 23, 2012

Teddy Bear Toast

(Could we have a collective 'awww' here?) From Kids Soup, this Teddy Bear Toast features bananas for ears and snout, raisins for eyes and nose, and he gets his golden glow from a swipe of butter and a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar. 

Found at Like Cool, who found it here and here. (This Teddy Bear really gets around.)

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How to Make Macarons: Three Tasty Ways!

By: Capreek Mar 23, 2012

created at: 03/22/2012

Wow... drool-inducing, right??  I've always wanted to learn how to make macarons and this tutorial has not one, but three different flavors: pumpkin, pear, and apple.  That's a flavor explosion,… Continue Reading

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How to Frost Cupcakes Like a Pro!

By: Diy maven Mar 16, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

It's hard not to love a beautifully decorated cupcake. Gloria from Glorious Treats shows us how we can do just that. She explains the four most popular frosting tips that are used and includes links to her favorite frosting recipes. As a 'grand finale', she… Continue Reading

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The "Does It Work?" Challenge: Clean Your Dishwasher with Kool-Aid

By: Mollymc Mar 16, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

We're wrapping up the "Does It Work?" Challenge with a suburban legend. For years I've heard that you can use powdered lemonade mix to clean the rust stains out of your dishwasher. So, in honor of cleaning and organization month, we're putting the powder to the test to answer the burning question, does itContinue Reading

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DIY Shamrock Shake

By: Mollymc Mar 16, 2012

created at: 03/16/2012

If green beer isn't your thing, then maybe green milkshakes are! Every March, McDonald's rolls out the elusive Shamrock Shake. They haven't always been available at every restaurant, so here's a DIY version that might even be better. Read on for the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Dog Treats!

By: Capreek Mar 16, 2012

created at: 03/15/2012

I'm known around these parts as "the crazy Schnauzer lady", but in truth, I'm crazy about ALL dogs... and think they deserve some tasty, homemade treats every now and then!  This simple, two-ingredient recipe can be customized like nobody's business, so get creative and have a little fun (while pampering your pooch)!   

created at: 03/15/2012

I originally made these treats for Wrigley's first birthday (yes, I celebrated… Continue Reading

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Bake It: Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes

By: Diy maven Mar 09, 2012

A photo of 3 Oreo cookies and cream cheesecakes, 1 upside down with Oreo cookie facing up, 1 right side up, and one cut in half.
Oh. My. Oreo cookies nestled at the bottom of individual cheesecakes. Don't you just adore how the cookies looks lacy?? Besides the Oreos, ingredients include cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, eggs (4), sour cream and a pinch of salt. See how… Continue Reading
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Make It: Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

By: Mollymc Mar 09, 2012

Buffalo Mac and Cheese

Spring is just around the corner. You know what that means? It's your last chance to justify comfort food for a few months. Send winter (and your skinny jeans) out with a bang with this Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Peanut Butter -- From Scratch!

By: Capreek Mar 09, 2012

created at: 03/08/2012

First: three cheers for peanut butter! (Because it's awesome.)  Also, let's throw in an extra cheer for the fact that making this delicious spread is insanely easy.  Want to learn… Continue Reading

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Play Guess the Gadget: The Kitchen Edition Part 4

By: Diy maven Mar 02, 2012

created at: 03/02/2012

Oh, my. It has been quite some time since we've played Guess the Gadget. (To play past installments, check out this post, this post and this post.)  As always, I'll provide some hints along the way.

Number one holds something… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Paint-Dipped Wooden Utensils!

By: Capreek Mar 02, 2012

created at: 03/01/2012

The paint-dipping craze isn't going anywhere anytime soon, kids.  Which is a-okay in my book (I secretly love it... okay it's not really that big of a secret).  If you feel compelled to dip everything within a 5 mile radius in paint as well, you'll love this DIY… Continue Reading

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Totally DIYable Scrabble Tile Coasters

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2012

Make Mine A Double…Word Score!

Totally DIYable and customizable, these coasters made out of old Scrabble tiles couldn't be easier to replicate. Glued onto 'project cork' (I'm guessing that's the thick stuff) and sprayed with… Continue Reading

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Pixel Oven Mitts

By: Mollymc Feb 24, 2012

Pixel Ovenmitts
It was bound to come to this. We look up recipes on Send dinner party invitations via Evite. Order groceries from Peapod. Take pictures of everything we eat with our smartphones. And, of course, upload them straight to Facebook.
Discovered on the hilarious, semi-NSFW blog Badder Homes and Gardens and for sale here, these oven mitts are perfect for the chef who not only makes cookies but enables… Continue Reading
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Jaw-Dropping Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2012

The previous owners of Rick and Laverne's house didn't much care what their kitchen looked like, as evidenced by the picture above. Which is probably why, instead of having a dining table in the eating area, they had a… Continue Reading
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Oreo Art: Hand-Carved Cookie Cameos!

By: Capreek Feb 24, 2012

created at: 02/23/2012

Bad manners?  Psh!  Playing with your food is art.  At least when Massachusetts-based artist Judith Klausner does it.  I mean, have you ever seen such an intricately-carved, cookie cream… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Lamps in the Kitchen

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2012

created at: 02/17/2012

Last weekend my honey and I were rethinking the placement of our kitchen table. We turned it 180 degrees with one short end of its rectangular top very close to a wall. Seeing it there, I had a thought: Lamp. I ran and scrounged up a little 'save for later' lamp I had tucked in our guest room closet. I put in it very low-watt CFL and set the lamp in the center of the table. As soon as I flicked the switch, my boo and I grinned. It looked… Continue Reading

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An Unnecessarily Necessary Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2012

created at: 02/17/2012

Kimberly's kitchen is one of those rooms that don't look like they need a makeover until you see the 'after'. Then it provokes a change of heart. It did me, anyway. How about you? Do you groove to… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Swirled Lollipops!

By: Capreek Feb 17, 2012

created at: 02/16/2012

I was thinking long and hard about how to work a Wizard of Oz/Lollipop Guild pun into this post, but I gave up.  Instead, I'll throw out a lazy "Tra la la la la la la", hope you make the connection, and follow it up with this exclamation: making your own swirly lollipops is fun and awesome!  Here's… Continue Reading

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