3 Tips for a Striking Kitchen Design

By: Chrisjob Jan 07, 2011

created at: 01/07/2011

Although it's the most popular room in the house, the kitchen doesn't always as much aesthetic attention as other rooms. Which makes sense; if you sink a couple thousand dollars in appliances, it's more fun to want to spread your resources around, equally outfitting each distinct space.

But if you want to do your kitchen well, there are three rules to keep in mind:

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Cookieboy's Masterpieces

By: Diy maven Jan 07, 2011

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This isn't said often, but...Martha Stewart, eat your heart out. Cookieboy has schooled you. His cookie creations are nothing short of masterpieces, which just might make you chartreuse with envy. Continue Reading

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Kitchen Make Up

By: Diy maven Jan 07, 2011

This alley kitchen was and still is all of 75 square feet. When it was time for remodeling, the homeowners decided to expand up not out. They raised the ceiling and built cabinets 'sky high for extra storage'. The expansive feel was obtained by painting the simple Shaker cabinets white, opting for a Continue Reading

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10 Minute Knockout New Years Eve Dessert

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 31, 2010

created at: 12/31/2010

My mom used to make a version of these little goodies with a pack of crescent rolls, strawberry jam, cream cheese and sugar. She wasn't a great cook, but boy could she ever whip up a goodie late at night! Smitten Kitchen makes the real thing, low sugar and sophisticated, and it only takes 10 minutes. Your dinner guests will want to meet your pastry chef. Happy New Year!

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New Year's Eve Party Printables

By: Diy maven Dec 30, 2010

From invitations to labels to bunting to drink flags and much more, Tricia has thought of just about everything to help make your New Year's Eve party a success. The sweet printablesContinue Reading

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The 12 Unhealthiest Wintertime Drinks

By: Diy maven Dec 24, 2010

They may taste yummy, but they are far from good for your waistline. Not to mention your cholesterol levels. If you're going to treat yourself to any of the 12 unhealthiest wintertime drinks, you might want to do so infrequently!

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Global BBQ

By: Diy maven Dec 17, 2010

File under “Why didn’t I think of that?”: World BBQ grill, from www.goldenhen.com.au.  See also: Golden Hen’s art installation known as “Eggo house” — made out of egg cartons. (hat tip to Liane Rossler)

Cooking outdoors (aka barbecuing) is a universal experience, so why not make a bbq out of a globe?

Via Unconsumption.

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Unnecessary Kitchen Makeover?

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2010

created at: 12/10/2010

I realize it's all about taste, but sometimes the makeovers I see leave me wondering. Continue Reading

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DIY Granite-Look Countertops for a FRACTION of the Price

By: Diy maven Dec 03, 2010


I don't know about you, but I'm very skeptical of those 'looks just like the real thing' kinds of finishing techniques. Especially stainless and granite wannabes. That's why Tanya's remarks about her recent countertop makeover were of particular interest. The countertop before looks like it was a standardContinue Reading

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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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