10 Recipes: All the Comfort, Half the Guilt

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2010

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Everybody needs comfort food now and again. What no one needs is the guilt you might feel after downing a bowl of mac and cheese. Yahoo Green has come to our aid, however with 10 decadent recipes of familiar comfort foods that have been 'tweaked to reduce… Continue Reading

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Make Chocolate 'Dipping' Spoons

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2010


The season of hot toddies and chocolate is upon us, and I can't think of a better way to put more yummy in the tummy than with Marie's chocolate-covered spoons. They'd be perfect for holiday gift-giving too. (I'm… Continue Reading

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SciFi Kitchenware

By: Diy maven Sep 24, 2010

When you think about it, the designs of the NCC-1701 and its successors were just waiting to become pizza cutters. I'm guessing the saucer section does not disengage on this baby. You can find it on Think Geek for about 25 bucks.


If you prefer doing your space travel via TARDIS, then you'll want a Dr. Who Disappearing TARDIS Mug. (Hot liquid is what provides the magical quality.) You can find it at Perpetual Kid for about $13.Continue Reading

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How to make paper cake treat boxes.

By: Diy maven Sep 24, 2010

I am totally digging these paper cake treat boxes, which, when assembled into an entire cake, could easily put any real cake to shame. A paper pastry like this could be used for a multitude of occasions where party… Continue Reading

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Encyclopedia of Spices

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2010

Admit it. You don't know what to do with some of those spices that came with your cool new spice rack, do you? Don't feel bad. I don't either. Which is why having an encyclopedia of spices at our fingertips is imperative. And we… Continue Reading

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How to improve your mood with food.

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2010

  1. Feeling sluggish? Eat spinach.
  2. Anxious? Salmon.
  3. Cranky? Apple with… Continue Reading
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Roundup: Birthday Cakes for the Handyman or Woman

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2010

Today is MWT's birthday, so I'm in the cake mood. Thought it was about time to do a roundup of sweets that would appeal to my #1 handyman. 

This first one is chocolate cake with raspberry filling. Mmm. The tools are made of fondant and the tape measure is a rice crispy treat!

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Make an Easy Embroidery Hoop Birthday Banner

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 15, 2010

View this gallery at The Indianapolis Star: DIY Journal: Party decor
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25 Things Chefs Never Talk About

By: Diy maven Sep 10, 2010


Generally speaking, I don't wanna know what goes on in the kitchen of my favorite restaurants. It's kinda like that whole sausage making analogy--you don't really want to know how it's made, because if you do, you just might not ever eat it ever… Continue Reading

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Top 10 DIY Food-Geek Projects

By: Diy maven Sep 10, 2010

Top 10 DIY Food Geek Projects

Cooking is inherently a DIY thing, but these 10 projects kick the food-making experience up a notch....or… Continue Reading

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Make a Hanging Pocket Weekly Recipe Organizer

By: Diy maven Sep 10, 2010

I admire people who take the time to plan their meals for the upcoming week. For me, meal planning amounts to, "What do you feel like eating tonight?" If I had a cute, hanging recipe organizer, complete with days of the week abbreviations, I just might start to plan meals… Continue Reading

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Kitchen Makeovers on a Budget

By: Diy maven Sep 03, 2010

HGTV's Front Door helps people sell their homes with smart staging and decorating tips. They also provide some invaluable advice and inspiration to people who are looking to re-do their diggs on a budget. Today we take a peek at a few of their… Continue Reading

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How to Turn an Altoid Tin into a Mini BBQ Grill

By: Diy maven Sep 03, 2010

Altoids Sours BBQ Grill

How cute is this teeny tiny Altoid Tin BBQ grill? The maker was inspired by the eBQ, but instead of using the standard rectangular tin, vmspionage used a Altoid Sours… Continue Reading

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Recipe Roundup: Food on a Stick!

By: Diy maven Sep 03, 2010


It's State Fair time here in Frostbite Falls Land, which means it's also time to shove stuff on a stick, cook it and eat it. So, loosen your belts, un-do that top button, sit back and get ready to… Continue Reading

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Are There Other Appetizers Besides Doritos?

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 03, 2010

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No kidding, my mouth is watering here at 8:11 am as I'm looking that these photos of Smitten Kitchen's eggplant salad toasts. I know recipes aren't really the Curbly thing, but I am seriously cooking challenged. It's not that I can't cook, it's that I don't want to… Continue Reading

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