1950's Kitchen Tour

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2010

Syliva takes us on a pictorial tour of her 1950's kitchen. A REAL kitchen that has some trouble spots, but that's what gives it its authenticity. Not to mention the honest to goodness vintage appliances. So cute and homey!Continue Reading

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Killer Turkey Sandwich Recipe Roundup

By: Diy maven Nov 26, 2010

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Got leftovers? Here are some turkey sandwich recipes that just might top Thanksgiving's dinner. Heck, they might make you want to forget the roasted turkey next year and just go straight to the sandwiches!Continue Reading

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House Prep Checklist for Holiday Entertaining

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 24, 2010

Here you go, a combined checklist of simple things you can do to ensure your guests are comfortable, safe and happy (ha!) while feasting away at your house. Continue Reading

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Green Bean and Fried Onion Dish from SCRATCH

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2010

created at: 11/19/2010

A few Thanksgivings ago, we were sitting at the table, passing food, when my aunt-in-law announced she had made her usual: green bean and fried onion casserole. Chunks rose at the thought of it. I know people who LOVE this dish, but WHY they love it is beyond me. I donned a smile and planned to pass the dish along, when auntie explained that she made her staple from scratch this year, using fresh green beans and real cream. I was intrigued, to say the least. I took a helping and, by god, if it wasn'tContinue Reading

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Ultimate Thanksgiving: A Plethora of Perfect Place Cards

By: Alicia Nov 19, 2010

created at: 11/19/2010

Place cards add a personal touch to dinner gatherings. They are practical and inviting, giving a sense of place to all of your guests. They help you bring together new groups of people (or separate individuals!) and add a lovely touch to any table setting. Below is a round-up of our favorite DIY and printable place cards.

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After-Thanksgiving Pizza

By: Bruno Nov 17, 2010

After-Thanksgiving Pizza

You know how much I love pizza, right? Why am I not surprised someone came up with an idea to use Thanksgiving leftovers to make an unbelievably tasty-looking pizza?

This 'Day-After-Thanksgiving Pizza' from Chef Bart Retolatto at The Maritime Hotel of Chelsea, New York, has a turkey-stuffed double crust, along with sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. Ok, you're right, it does sound kind of gross. But come on! It's pizza!

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Coffee and Donuts Cake

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 12, 2010

Right off the bat I like this girl's style. Heather from SprinkleBakes just combined everything delicious into this one fantasmagoriasmic cake. She found a Gourmet magazine chocolate cake recipe (which includes its fair share of brewed coffee), Swiss buttercream icing, cake donuts with a chocolate glaze, sprinkled it with espresso powder and silver sugar crystals. No more need for that 5-Hour Energy Drink, eh?Continue Reading

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Where To Find Shagbark Hickory Syrup Used by Chefs and Gourmets

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 12, 2010

created at: 11/12/2010

Shagbark Hickory Syrup is made only in one place in the entire world; Nashville, Indiana. The extract is distilled from the bark of the hickory tree and dates back to the Native Americans from this region.  It's all the rage among chefs and home gourmets. "Its smoky, nutty flavor is less sweet than maple, more complex, and hauntingly unique."  Doubting Gourmet magazine even went on a fact checking adventure back in 2001 and found out that Hickory Works is in fact the only producer of Shagbark syrup in the entire world.Continue Reading

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Bedroom to Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2010

Corissa and Kris needed a dining room more than an extra bedroom, so they turned the latter into the former. Would beautiful results likeContinue Reading

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Round-Up: 8 Oh-So-Sweet Turkey Recipes

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2010

Homemade sweets that look like turkeys but taste like heaven...now that's some fowl I'd like to devour! Any of these exceedingly clever recipes would be a fun addition to the Thanksgiving table.

We start with Gimme Some, who tells us how to make Rice Crispy turkeys  using such things as candy corn, cashews and Whoppers! (Via.)Continue Reading

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Ultimate Thanksgiving: Potato, Potahto

By: Bruno Nov 11, 2010
Curbly's Ultimate Thanksgiving Potato Recipe Roundup

Potatoes are the bridge-builders, the peacemakers, the United Nations of the thanksgiving table. Some people hate Turkey. Others hate yams. Not everyone likes pie. But everyone likes potatoes. Mash-em, bake-em, roast-em, shake-em ... as long as they're not raw or made from a powdered mix, people will eat your potatoes.

Here's a collection of interesting, delicious-sounding, or well-reviewed potato recipes to help you tame theContinue Reading

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Ultimate Thanksgiving: The Vegetarian Edition!

By: Diy maven Nov 10, 2010

created at: 11/09/2010Happy Vegetarian Thanksgiving! That might sound like an oxymoron, considering the holiday’s nickname: Turkey Day. “How," meat eaters might ask, "can you possibly have a proper Thanksgiving without turkey?” As a practicing vegetarian for 20 years, let me just say we do just fine, thank you!

Side dishes, like stuffing and mashed potatoes and such are easy: you just leave out the meat and use vegetable-based broths to make ‘em. As for the mainContinue Reading

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How To: Set Up a DIY Photo Booth Using Your Computer (Free Software Download Included)

By: Bruno Nov 09, 2010

A DIY MacBook photo booth (use a colorful shower curtain or table cloth as a backdrop)

If you have a computer and a printer, then you also have a DIY photo booth just waiting awesome-ize the next birthday party, wedding, or celebration you attend. Some people think photo booths are lame or cheesy; I assure you, they are not. They're a ton of fun, help guests get to know each other, and make guestbooks great. 

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Delicious Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 05, 2010

Sarah turned her sad and dark dining room into a dramatic show stopper. Highlights include an eye-popping chevron rug, a wall o' fabric window covering and a floor to ceiling mirror. Continue Reading

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Yes or No: Cork Countertops

By: Diy maven Nov 05, 2010

Get Creative with ECO Supply's Suberra Cork Countertops

Cork! Recyclable! Renewable! Excellent anti-microbial properties! Wait...what? According to the manufacturer, yes. What say you? Would you give cork kitchen countertops a go???Continue Reading

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