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 desire.
I'm having some friends over for brunch next week, and I'm pumped about it because I rarely have the opportunity to cook breakfast for guests. It's the perfect excuse to experiment with smaller portions, and also try my hand at some new DIY projects for the table. Here are some of the clever ideas I've gathered so far.
"It's amazing what a little paint can do." I've said it before and it's totally true when it comes to this gorgeous kitchen makeover. With a few coats of paint and a few other updates, this kitchen is on trend and fabulous-looking. The best part? The whole thing was done for under $200!!!
This month on Curbly we're focusing on parties and entertaining... so I wanted to share some of my favorite "why didn't I think of that?" ideas that I've run across lately. Click through to check out these super genius (and easy) DIY party ideas.
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 list.
This simple Italian dish packs a punch. "Arrabiata" literally translates to "Angry" because of the fiery chili's used to make up the tomato and garlic base of this dish. It's simple to prepare and easy on the wallet.
This kitchen was dark and dingy, with way too much brown. But it had a lot of potential - the room is open and feels spacious, with lots of big windows. Sherry and John recognized this when they bought the place. See what they did with it after the jump.
A real comfort food winner. This hearty dish is great for entertaining guests, packed with flavour and a slight sharpness brought together with the pickles and cream.
I'll admit, I'm not an open pantry/open shelving type of person. For the most part I like my things tucked away and out of sight; visual clutter just makes me kinda twitchy, ya know? But these seven open pantries are so stylish and organized they may just change my mind!
This simple DIY woodworking project would make a great gift for birthdays, holidays, house warming parties... you name it! Just p
I've never thought of myself as a hoarder. I can definitely be a pack-rat at times, but I try to minimize when I can (or when I remember!). I took a look at the appliances in my kitchen and realized it was time to de-clutter and de-junk. Here are a few things I parted ways with!
Make a set of colorful coasters in about an hour to add a little cheer to your kitchen table.
We completed a kitchen makeover a couple years ago (which you can see here) and are in the process of planning another one for our new place. If this past experience and my current researching tells me anything, it's that doing an entire kitchen makeover for $2000 is a feat in and of itself. I mean... you could spend that much on tile alone!
This super easy DIY serving tray can be completed in mere minutes... your guests will beg you to tell them where you got it. And you should be able to find everything you need at your local hardware store! Click through to see the stunning final product.
This week I did a round-up of healthy habits to start in 2014, one of which was to try tackling some home cooking.
It’s hard to believe we are half way through the first month of the year. Resolutions are tough and they require effort in order to maintain them...you know, working out more, eating healthier, cleaning your home. All of these are only achieved through hard work and...habits!
If you love working in the kitchen, or know someone else who does, this DIY is for you. Make a cool house-shaped cutting board in an afternoon with the help of a few trusty tools.
Some people might think restorations take less time than full-blown makeovers. In my experience, they take MORE time. You can cover a multitude of sins with filler and paint, but getting down to original raw wood takes a lot of patience and elbow grease. Take for example these two projects, both executed by my multi-talented nephew, John. Not only is he an athlete and a musician*, he's a chip off the old DIY block. First up is a kitchen built-in located in a circa 1900 apartment
Risotto is pure comfort food, as the winter chills take hold it's the perfect dish to enjoy with a glass of wine with loved ones. This one is a lighter take using summer vegetables, mixing the two seasons together in a delicious blend of flavors and textures.