30 Different Ways to Make a Grilled Cheese

By: Diy maven Apr 02, 2010


created at: 04/01/2010

Mmmmmm grilled cheese made with real Wisconsin cheddar! Doesn't get much better than that, unless it's one of the thirty offerings from the Grilled Cheese Factory that is. These 30 recipes are nothing less than works… Continue Reading

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Self Sniffing Milk Jug

By: Diy maven Apr 02, 2010

electronic jug can determine milk freshness

You know when the milk has gone off and you ask your boo to take a sniff to confirm your suspicions...and he/she always DOES it? Why is that? Are we gluttons for olfactory punishment? Do we carry some caveman instinct with us yet today that actually enjContinue Reading

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Mr. Mod's Souped Up Bunny Cake

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 26, 2010

created at: 03/26/2010

Foodie Fridays have made me feel all Home Ecky. However, it's Mr. Mod who's the baker around here. In response to my nagging, he agreed to supervise my attempt at baking by lending me the secret to his souped up German Chocolate Cake recipe. We started with a boxed German Chocolate cake and then turned it all creamy rich and dark chocolate-y. As if that's not enough, we've turbo-texturized the canned coconut pecan icing too.

The bow tie and other details are done with a simple butter cream icing tinted with food coloring. I was shooting for lavender, but we ended up with a preppy looking bunny.

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Take a Gastronomic World Tour

By: Diy maven Mar 26, 2010

created at: 03/26/2010

Feel like Burmese tonight? How about Aztec? No? Oh! I know...Tunisian! Wherever in the world your tummy wants to take you, you can find the ticket at the World Hearth Circle of International Cooking. From Afghani… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Dandelion Wine

By: Diy maven Mar 26, 2010

created at: 03/26/2010

This season, instead of spraying weed killer on your dandelions, how about picking them and turning them into wine? Not only would it be better for the environment, but it's gotta be one of the most fun ways to win the dandelion wars. (And you'll have a little something with which to toast your… Continue Reading

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Let Me Pour You Some Tea My Dear

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 26, 2010

created at: 03/26/2010

Happy First Friday in Spring!

via: Crafterholic

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Knock Off Whole Foods' Secret Avocado Lime Dressing

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 19, 2010

created at: 03/19/2010

Earlier in the week I was waiting for the nice lady at Whole Foods to round me up some of their private Avocado Lime salad dressing. After tasting it, I searched on the shelves for a bottled up version to no avail. It's not that they don't disclose the ingredients, but sensing that I am absolutely NOT a foodie, she patiently told me how I could whip up the yummy, fresh dressing at home. She had that pitying look on her face like people who explain some simple idea to you and then (as if you have a severe comprehension problem)ask "Does that make sense?" Here it is in all of it's… Continue Reading

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My Dream Kitchen

By: Diy maven Mar 19, 2010

Kitchen Design Trends in Green Home 2009 2010

You know how when you come across a picture of an interior, in this case a kitchen, and say to yourself, that's THE one? Well, my fellow Curbliers, today is the day that I found THE one. THE kitchen of my dreams. I have no information about it. Where it is, who designed it, what products were used to furnish it, nothing. All I know is this is THE one. Take a… Continue Reading

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Alien Food Pod

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 19, 2010

created at: 03/19/2010

It's not really called the Alien Food Pod, but it looks very alien. It's simply the Food Pod, available through A + R, an all-in-one cooker, blancher, drainer made out of silicone. Our good friends at ShelterPopContinue Reading

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8 Must-Have Cookware Essentials

By: Diy maven Mar 19, 2010

Ask any cook and he or she will tell you they have a favorite pot. And knife. My two faves are an All-Clad 3 quart, lidded saute pan and Wusthof 8"  Bread Knife (which, frankly, scares me a little; let's just say it could star in a slasher film). What others should be on mine (and your) list of essentials? Cathy Erway gives us the breakdown.

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How to Color Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

By: Diy maven Mar 19, 2010

created at: 03/19/2010

Hey Kool-Aid, check out these Easter Eggs! Pam figured since people are able to dye yarn with Kool-Aid (and human hair, btw), she should be able to dye Easter Eggs with it. The technique took… Continue Reading

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How to Eat a Pomegranate

By: Diy maven Mar 12, 2010

created at: 03/12/2010

The first time I was faced with a pomegranate, I was like, 'WTF???'. Of course, this happens to a lot of people, as they are confounding fruit. So the buggers never get the best of any of us ever again, check out this entertaining little how-to, complements of emptyage, which begins like this: Find yourself a Pomegranate. Follow this link to get started.


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The Cakewich

By: Diy maven Mar 12, 2010

New from Fred & Friends is the totally awesome Cakewich, which, as you can probably guess by its name is a cake that looks like a sandwich. I LOVE the PB & J look, but just imagine what some marzipan could do.  Mmmm marzipan bologna!

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Turn an Armoire Into a Custom Kitchen Pantry

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 05, 2010

created at: 03/05/2010

Do you cry out in the night for a kitchen pantry? It's not impossible, if you have a few square feet of floor space, you can easily convert an unwanted armoire into a smart, stylish pantry that either fits in your kitchen or stands right around the corner. Ebay and Craigslist are inundated with old TV and bedroom armoires, available for next to nothing. Here are few we found for sale and ideas for… Continue Reading

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138 Vegan Pasta Recipes from Around the World

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2010


Secret: I could probably eat pasta every night. The reason I don't, of course, is I'm afraid I'd get sick of it after a while, and that would be a travesty. Although, with IVU's enormous selection of homemade pasta recipes from around the world, I just might give it a go. We can choose from Vegan Pesto to Black Bean & Key Lime Bow Ties to Sun-Dried Tomato, Garlic and JalapenoContinue Reading

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