How to: Throw a Thanksgiving Tasting Party - Menus, Recipes, and Tips

Diy Maven

created at: 11/01/2012
Restaurant chefs began having tasting parties as a means to showcase their best dishes. The practice soon spilled over into kitchens everywhere. This year, I decided to see how one might extrapolate the tasting party into a Thanksgiving dinner. 

 Why, you may ask, would you want to pare down a holiday menu known to embrace surfeit into something that consists of bite-sized servings? I can think of several very good reasons. One, eating yourself into a coma

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Bake It: Awesome Autumn Apple Pie

Brittni Mehlhoff

created at: 09/20/2012

It's time to roll up your sleeves and dust off your rolling pin because the baking season is coming. Feeling unprepared? If you need to freshen up your baking skills before the heavy-hitting months of November and December roll in, I'd start with one of the basics: apple pie. Here's a recipe to wet your appetite.   

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Eye Candy: 8 Inexpensive, Unique and DIYable Backsplash Ideas

Diy Maven

created at: 09/15/2012

A few months back, Sweetie and I installed a new backsplash in our kitchen. After multiple samples and trips to tile shops, we finally found the perfect tile: pencil- cut slate. At 17 bucks a square foot, it was a bit more than we thought we'd be spending, and, because it was pencil cut, it was tricky to work with as slate has a tendency to flake. The eight backsplash installations in this roundup have neither of

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