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

created at: 09/03/2010

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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10 Tips and Tricks from Culinary Pros

By: Diy maven Aug 27, 2010


  1. Use a PedEgg as a lemon and lime zester. 
  2. Spice up your fries with Old Bay… Continue Reading
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Heat 15 pans at once with the William.

By: Diy maven Aug 27, 2010

This Stove-Top Concept Lets You Cook 15 Things Instead of 4

For what reason someone would need to heat 15 pans at once, I cannot imagine. However, if the need should arise, the William stove can do it. It's pretty sophisticated piece of kitchen equipment, to say the least. To get the full William experience, check out this… Continue Reading

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Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 20, 2010

created at: 08/20/2010

This isn't just any old peach crisp. Mr. Mod has some fruit trees and these were his prize peaches a few weeks back. At the same time, I was indebted to my hair stylist for correcting a less than satisfactory color job. The peach crisp was an act of kindness and gratitude which turned out to be the most flippin' unbelievably delicious recipe I've ever… Continue Reading

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Get-to-Know-Your-Apples Chart

By: Diy maven Aug 20, 2010

Take a bite out of these apples.

Have you ever found yourself ruminating over the apples in the apple aisle of your supermarket? If so, it probably went something like this: "Are Braeburns sweeter than Honey Crisp?" or, "Would Fuji's make a good pie?" With so many… Continue Reading

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2 Easy DIY Kitchen Cabinet Organizers

By: Diy maven Aug 20, 2010

Open your kitchen cabinets. Is there any wasted space in 'em? If the answer is 'yes' you are not alone, my friend. Personally, I'm wasting about 6" above my plates and bowls. Nothing but air! Now, with the help of DIY Life, we can reclaim that space.  

kitchen cabinet, shelves

The first project is Tiered Shelves. Think of them like making stadium… Continue Reading

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Make Popcorn Cupcakes!

By: Diy maven Aug 20, 2010

Popcorn? On CUPCAKES?? Well...yes and no. It just LOOKS like popcorn. Can you guess what it really is? The sweet concoctions come to us from Stephanie Lynn, who shows us how… Continue Reading

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DIY Weekend Project: Bold Dot Serving Trays

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 19, 2010

I happened to come across this large red and white polka dot serving tray for $34.50 from Honestly, if you knew how many round birch laminate serving trays I've picked up throughout the years at Goodwill, you may think I'm a kook. Enough about collection addiction issues. This is a super easy DIY functional project you can start today, finish tomorrow and use on Saturday night. Here's how to make a knock off version of… Continue Reading

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Make Homemade "Febreze"

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2010

Get out the funk with Instructabler killhannahfreak2's homemade Febreze recipe. Here's what you'll need to whip up a… Continue Reading

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How to Throw a Mad Men Cocktail Party

By: Diy maven Aug 13, 2010


The fourth season of Mad Men is in full gear and I'm not watching it. Why? Because I started watching the series on DVD and I want to continue watching it on DVD--sans commercials and stuff. (Spoiled, huh?) I am DVRing it, but now I'm torn. Do I watch it or wait for the DVDs which will come out in like a year?! Can I wait that long!? Oh the agony! People like those over at Chic and Charming can feel me. Last year they… Continue Reading

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8 No-Bake Summer Cakes

By: Diy maven Aug 13, 2010

Orange-Raspberry Dreamsicle Cake

Problem: It's hot out. Damn hot. The last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. But little Johnny's birthday is this weekend and you need to make a cake.

Solution: An ice-cream cake from Dairy Queen or--better yet--a homemade no-bake,… Continue Reading

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20 Recipes for Fresh Tomatoes with BONUS Tips

By: Diy maven Aug 13, 2010

Gazpacho Salsa

Tis the season for tomatoes! Whether they come from our own gardens or the farmer's market, NOW is the time to indulge in our tomato love. And just so we don't get tired of them--because that would be tragic--Real Simple offers up 20… Continue Reading

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How To Clean Burnt Food from a Pan

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 13, 2010

Look, I'm no cook. My mom wasn't, and I'm not. Thus, there are many burnt pans in my world. The cook around here is the Mr. and he gets super annoyed when I get preoccupied and let food burn in a pan. (What normal person wouldn't?) I discovered a little secret if I can get to it before he… Continue Reading

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