How to Sew A Microwave Potato Bag

By: Diy maven Jan 17, 2014

This Christmas, the in-laws gave me a microwaveable 'potato bag,' which looked like a sleeping bag for a potato. It came with instructions that said to simply wash and dry one or two potatoes, foregoing pricking, and then throw them in the 'wave at 4 minutes per potato. I was super skeptical. How could the bag NOT melt or catch on fire in the 'wave?? How could the potatoes NOT blow up if I didn't prick them?? (Although, I figured if they did the bag would catch the potato shrapnel.) The first attempt at using the bagContinue Reading

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5 Healthy Home Habits To Start In 2014

By: Matt allison Jan 15, 2014

5 Healthy Home Habits To Start In 2014

It’s hard to believe we are half way through the first month of the year. Resolutions are tough and they require effort in order to maintain them...you know, working out more, eating healthier, cleaning your home. All of these are only achieved through hard work… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Cheesy Courgette & Mint Risotto

By: Matt allison Jan 10, 2014

Cheesy Courgette & Mint Risotto

Risotto is pure comfort food, as the winter chills take hold it's the perfect dish to enjoy with a glass of wine with loved ones. This one is a lighter take using summer vegetables, mixing the two seasons together in a delicious blend of flavors and… Continue Reading

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Easy And HEALTHY Spicy Tuna Bites

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 10, 2014

One of my resolutions for the new year is to learn to like sushi. I've always preferred donuts to raw fish, but no longer! I'm starting small with things like tuna, and this dish is tasty enough for any picky eater!

I'm determined to become a classy sushi eater and think that these spicy tuna bites are the perfect introduction! Taylor of Food Faith Fitness shares her super healthy recipe for this spicy dish! Check out the… Continue Reading

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Warm and Inviting Condo Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 10, 2014

The kitchen in this lofty downtown Minneapolis condo had a lot going for it, including a spectacular view. However, it was a bit sterile, and the kitchen was laid out in such a way that all seated guests hadContinue Reading

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Play Guess the Kitchen Gadget!

By: Diy maven Jan 03, 2014

What better way to celebrate the first Foodie Friday of 2014 than by playing Guess the Gadget?? Again, hints will be provided, as will the answers at the end of the post. Winners will be… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Potato & Leek Soup with Poached Egg Crostini

By: Matt allison Dec 20, 2013

Potato & Leek Soup with Poached Egg CrostiniI love hearty one pot winter warmers and a potato and leek soup is ubiquitous with seasonal festivities. It's a straight forward, no frill or fuss dish, though the addition of a poached egg crostini elevates it, adding a silky smooth and crunchy texture to this robust dish.

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Make It: 5 Ingredient Eggnog French Toast

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 20, 2013

This eggnog french toast recipe looks so delicious. It's the perfect weekend breakfast to get into the holiday spirit, and it's actually easy to make, since it's only five… Continue Reading

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How to Test Spices for Freshness in 3 Easy Steps

By: Diy maven Dec 20, 2013

I have a significant spice collection. Most I don't remember buying, which leads me to believe that they have probably 'expired.' Spice Advice gives us a more thoughtful approach to estimating spice freshness than my supposin'. Their firstContinue Reading

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Grilled Salmon & Lemon Zested Cottage Cheese on Baked Potatoes

By: Matt allison Dec 13, 2013

Grilled Salmon & Lemon Zested Cottage Cheese Baked Potatoes

This simple dish is a real winner that can be made from fresh, left over or even smoked salmon.

To speed things up you can par-cook the potatoes in the microwave, just make sure you pierce them a few times before you do for 8-10 minutes. Fire up for oven, set it to grill and brown up the skins and you'll have a delicious, healthy meal… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Beetroot, Ginger & Orange Risotto with Chevin & Walnuts

By: Matt allison Dec 06, 2013

Beetroot, Ginger & Orange Risotto with Chevin & Walnuts

Risotto can take a bit of work if you are not all that experienced with it, but that shouldn't stop you from trying. The trick is getting the rice to the point of being al dente: soft, with just a little bit of bite and firmness. Too early and the rice will be as hard as rock, too late and it will be all mushy, much the same way pasta can be.

But the efforts are worth it and this simple beet risotto is a perfect starting… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Project Kits Perfect for the Crafter and DIY Enthusiast

By: Faith-towers Dec 02, 2013

Good gifts can be hard to find. And I don't work well under pressure, so with less than four weeks left until Christmas, I'm feverishly trying to find the perfect present for everyone on my list. I'm especially fond of kits this year... I consider them to be the modern, DIY version of the gift basket. Keep reading to see ten of my very… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Brilliant Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

By: Faith-towers Nov 26, 2013

Turkey Day is two days away, and if you're hosting a big thanksgiving dinner, you probably have all the major things covered already. But you may not have thought of some of these genius little details... things that you didn't know you couldn't live… Continue Reading

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A Delicious Typography Pie DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 22, 2013

Thanksgiving is definitely the pie holiday, if you ask me, and there are tons of recipes out there for Thanksgiving sweets. If you want to surprise your guests when you cut them a slice though, you should definitely try this typography pie… Continue Reading

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Bake It: Rose Apple Tart

By: Diy maven Nov 22, 2013

Okay, I'm gonna go there. OMG. That about sums up my reaction when I saw Nicole's Rose Apple Tart. We can take Nicole's word for it that the tart is delicious, but there is no doubt that it is gorgeous. Thinly-sliced apples are gently… Continue Reading

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