A new way to roast a potato

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2010

Part baked potato, part french fry, part potato chip, this spud is a tuber-lover's dream. Our source tells us all we have to do is scrub a whole potato and then, using a very sharp knife,… Continue Reading

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Now-You're-Talking Pumpkin Brownies

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 15, 2010

Once again, I watch as all pumpkin lovers enjoy their seasonal treats baked from the orange mash. Just not a fan. I don't even get excited about pumpkin pie with ice cream. Wait a minute! What if you mixed up brownie batter with a touch of… Continue Reading

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Chili Biscuit Sandwiches

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 15, 2010

It's the perfect chili weekend and who couldn't use a little twist in the way they serve up a pot of chili? It's doubtful I could get Mr. to eat this new chili design, but my mouth is watering looking at that chili drenched biscuit, so I think I'll proceed… Continue Reading

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Eatable Rainbow Roundup

By: Diy maven Oct 08, 2010


The double rainbow dude would swoon with the sheer awesomeness of these eatable rainbows. What does this mean?? It means there are a lot of people out there who love rainbows. And food… Continue Reading

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Old Time Flour Sifter Turned Pendant Light

By: Diy maven Oct 08, 2010


Once again, an idea that proves just about ANYTHING can be turned into a light fixture!




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Kitchen Myth Busters

By: Diy maven Oct 08, 2010

Baking soda

Did you know, despite a great ad campaign, that a box of baking soda will NOT remove odors from the fridge/freezer? Or that alcohol does NOT bake off in the oven? These and other kitchen myths get… Continue Reading

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10 Recipes: All the Comfort, Half the Guilt

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2010

Picture of Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipe

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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