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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Inspired by Spring: Creating the Perfect Brunch

By: Lovelola Apr 07, 2014

I think Spring is definitely worth celebrating. After a long, cold winter the sun starts to shine and flowers begin to bloom. It's as if life starts all over again. So to celebrate, I put together a little brunch.… 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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10 DIY Party Favors That Will Guarantee Your Guests A Good Time

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 28, 2014

10 DIY Party Favors

What's more fun than throwing a party? Sending guests home with uniquely awesome favors, that's what. Here are ten party favors ranging from colorful to simple to brilliant to amazing and you can make them yourself!  … Continue Reading

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