Make It: DIY Industrial Kitchen Island

By: Diy maven Oct 04, 2013

We take a trip down under to see how to make this very handy, industrial center island, complete with removable chopping block. Angle iron makes it go together superContinue Reading

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Everything AND the Kitchen Sink: Table Turned Center Island

By: Diy maven Sep 27, 2013

Susanne Dimma takes us on a tour of designer Stéphane Chamard's high-contrast kitchen. The highlight of which is the center island. It's a counter-height kitchenContinue Reading

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This Old Box: When Wood Floors Match the Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2013

I think I've been in one too many kitchens that have hardwood floors that match the cabinets. Not only have some been the same color, they've also been the same wood species. Sometimes I feel like I've been trapped inside box (or worse yet, a coffin) when I walk into these kinds of kitchens.Continue Reading

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Five Apple Desserts To Try This Weekend

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 20, 2013

Summer came and went, and now Autumn is upon us. It's now perfectly acceptable to break out the pumpkin and apple treats. Here are five apple desserts that you should make this weekend!  … Continue Reading

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Beyond Roasting: 3 Recipes Using Pumpkin Seeds

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2013

Maria Zoitas, catering director at Westside Market NYC and creator of Maria's Homemade, shares her recipes for using all those pumpkin seeds we'll have on hand after the carving is done.Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Sausage Cassoulet

By: Matt allison Sep 13, 2013

Sausage Cassoulet

Cassoulets are my ideal comfort food, hearty, rich and full of stewed goodness.

The dish originates in the old Languedoc region of France, a favourite among peasants who used inexpensive pork and mutton cuts along with white beans to create a simple,… Continue Reading

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From Ouch to Awe, an Eye-Opening Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 13, 2013

Matt and Meredith's kitchen didn't lack for color, that's for sure. That wallpaper alone . . . , well, that had to go. And it did. (Sort of. They painted of it.) They also painted the cabinets, trim and bead board. The flooring and countertop was replaced too. All in all, this makeover was huge without too much demolition. But enough about the road to the promised land; this is where their kitchen makeover adventure ended:

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Grilled Cod On Courgette Ribbon And Lime Salad With Tom Yum Cream

By: Matt allison Sep 06, 2013

Grilled Cod On Courgette Ribbon And Lime Salad With Tom Yum Cream

On my personal blog, Small Roar, a blog dedicated to curating ideas for busy modern parents I unpack a monthly feature called, "What Chefs Feed Their Kids", this recipe was shared by celebrated chef Franck Dangereux. We've since cooked it a few time for our own toddlers, who love… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Clever DIYable Ways to Store and Organize Cookware and Utensils

By: Diy maven Sep 06, 2013

There's a lot of unruly stuff in the kitchen, when you think about it. Pots and pans, baking sheets, glass dishes, bulky utensils . . .  They all take up space fast. Here's 10 clever and diy-ableContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Spicy Chicken with Bombay Potatoes

By: Matt allison Aug 30, 2013

Spicy Chicken with Bombay Potatoes

I love Indian food: the colors, texture and fragrant aromas. While this dish is a little work, it's well worth the effort. To bulk it out further serve it with a side of basmati rice and enjoy a taste of… Continue Reading

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Take a Tour of an Attic Kitchen

By: Diy maven Aug 30, 2013

Attic, garret, loft, sky parlor—whatever you want to call them, we don't see a lot of kitchens in them. The angled roofline is only one thing that sets this attic kitchen apart. Minimal and sleek,… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Butternut and Radicchio Pappardelle

By: Matt allison Aug 23, 2013

Butternut and Radicchio Pappardelle

I whipped this dish up this week after finding a self seeded radicchio plant popping up between the cabbages in my garden. The bitter chicory flavors blend well with the sweetened roasted squash, providing an easy and super… Continue Reading

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Sweet and Functional Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 23, 2013

Oftentimes a great kitchen makeover doesn't take major reconstruction. The perfect paint color, shelving, a few new light fixtures—that's what Jesyka did. The outcome is a breath of fresh air with a whole lot of functionality. And, at the time of this reveal, Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Great-Looking and REAL Dorm Rooms

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2013

The problem with rounding up a bunch of images of great-looking dorm rooms is many on the interweb aren't real. I mean, they're real in that there are walls, windows, beds, bedding, etc. in the vignettes, but they don't look like most you'd see in the real world. For instance, take a look at this image courtesy of IKEA. Pretty, yes, but an actualContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Barley & Bean Soup

By: Matt allison Aug 16, 2013

Barley & Bean Soup

This soup is a great "one pot wonder", easy to make and loved by meat eaters and vegetarians alike. It's packed with flavor and texture, a rich mix of fresh and aromatic… Continue Reading

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