Weeknight Meal Recipe: Beetroot, Ginger & Orange Risotto with Chevin & Walnuts

By: Matt allison Dec 06, 2013

Beetroot, Ginger & Orange Risotto with Chevin & Walnuts

Risotto can take a bit of work if you are not all that experienced with it, but that shouldn't stop you from trying. The trick is getting the rice to the point of being al dente: soft, with just a little bit of bite and firmness. Too early and the rice will be as hard as rock, too late and it will be all mushy, much the same way pasta can be.

But the efforts are worth it and this simple beet risotto is a perfect starting… Continue Reading

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Nine Ways to Decorate Your Bell Jar for Christmas

By: Diy maven Dec 06, 2013

Do you have a bell jar or two? Are you looking for ways to decorate them for Christmas? My answer to both these questions is, "yes." I figured I can't be the only one, so I decided to… Continue Reading

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How to: Turn an Outdoor Light Fixture into an Indoor Holiday Lantern

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2013

 

I had this old outdoor light fixture taking up space in the garage just waiting to be converted into an indoor, decorative lantern. So simple, the project took about an hour to finish, not including drying time for the spray paint. To start a conversion like this, a little reverse engineering is in order.… Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: DIY Leather-Embellished Cutting Boards

By: Capreek Nov 26, 2013

IKEA has a collection of rather beautiful wooden cutting boards right now that are just perfect for adding some stylish embellishments, like this DIY idea from Livet… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Brilliant Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

By: Faith-towers Nov 26, 2013

Turkey Day is two days away, and if you're hosting a big thanksgiving dinner, you probably have all the major things covered already. But you may not have thought of some of these genius little details... things that you didn't know you couldn't live… Continue Reading

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A Delicious Typography Pie DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 22, 2013

Thanksgiving is definitely the pie holiday, if you ask me, and there are tons of recipes out there for Thanksgiving sweets. If you want to surprise your guests when you cut them a slice though, you should definitely try this typography pie… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Ways to Decorate with Apples

By: Diy maven Nov 20, 2013

You can count on at least one sumptuous item in the produce department this time of year: apples. They're bright, shiny, colorful, and perfect for… Continue Reading

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Brilliant: How to Make a Starburst Drinking Straw Lamp

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2013

Craft celebrity Mark Montano shows his brilliance with this drinking straw lamp. It's made of about 500 drinking straws, 1 plug-in light fixture with a chandelier-bulb-sized socket, and… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 15 Awesome DIY Stocking Stuffers and Small Gift Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 19, 2013

I've always been the type who gives lots of smaller gifts instead of one big one - I don't like to put all my eggs in one basket. So obviously I love stocking stuffers. And I love DIY stocking stuffers even more. Here are 15 of my… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Engraved Wooden Spoons

By: Capreek Nov 18, 2013

Etched wooden spoons: so simple, so brilliant, and totally one of those "why didn't I think of that?!"… Continue Reading

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Sharpies + Alcohol + Ceramic Tiles = DIY Coasters

By: Diy maven Nov 15, 2013

If you're into paper crafts, you've probably heard of alcohol inks. They're very cool and not inexpensive for what you get (tiny bottles/big price). Caitlin, on The Sharpie Blog, shows us how to use good oldContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Mod Kitchen Gets an Overhaul

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 14, 2013

This before and after is an interesting one because, to be honest, I kind of like the way the kitchen looked before. Sure it's a little out there, but there was something special about it's mid-century vibe. That said, it probably wasn't the most practical option for the homeowners and the remodel looks great too. I'm curious to know which version you like better though. The before or the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Entertaining Ideas for the Holidays

By: Faith-towers Nov 12, 2013

'Tis the season for parties and get-togethers, which means all of our DIY projects can go to very good use! Here are ten fabulous entertaining projects that will have your guests talking for… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Thanksgiving Place Card Tutorials

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2013

Whether you want to force co-mingling, keep the conversation lively or keep the peace, assigning seats around the dinner table this holiday season is a must. These 10 DIY place card projects not only direct people to the right spot,… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Cottage Pie

By: Matt allison Nov 08, 2013


Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie, sometimes called Shepherds Pie (though technically not the same thing, Shepherds Pie is made from mutton/lamb) is an old classic, loved by young and old with a history that dates back to… Continue Reading

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