Curbly reader Katie tipped us off to her latest DIY project - a kitchen facelift. She's done a great job, and we especially like it because, unlike a lot of kitchen makeover projects we feature here on Monday, this wasn't a total gutting and revamp of an outdated, unfunctional kitchen. The cabinets, countertops, and appliances were all okay, Katie just did the finish work and brought everything… Continue Reading
Does this sound familiar? You--or somebody you know--spends a lot of time and money on Thanksgiving, invites family and friends to the event and then resents all the time and money they spent on the meal, making their and everyone else's holiday less-than-perfect. (If it doesn't sound familiar, count yourself lucky.) To combat the resentment and to ensure everyone a good time, freshome has come up with a couple of indispensable lists for ANY major holiday that involves vast quantities of… Continue Reading
You know how much I love pizza, right? Why am I not surprised someone came up with an idea to use Thanksgiving leftovers to make an unbelievably tasty-looking pizza?
This 'Day-After-Thanksgiving Pizza' from Chef Bart Retolatto at The Maritime Hotel of Chelsea, New York, has a turkey-stuffed double crust, along with sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. Ok, you're right, it does sound kind of gross. But come on! It's pizza!
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This year, I wanted to bring some natural, but still contemporary, elements to my Thanksgiving table. I figured out how to create these adorable little place card holders from a small fallen branch, and I wanted something else round and wooden to coordinate. Coasters? No, not necessary. Wine glass charm indicators? Not quite. Serving utensils? Cool, but time consuming. And then...of course! Napkin rings. They're round, and just the right… Continue Reading
Potatoes are the bridge-builders, the peacemakers, the United Nations of the thanksgiving table. Some people hate Turkey. Others hate yams. Not everyone likes pie. But everyone likes potatoes. Mash-em, bake-em, roast-em, shake-em ... as long as they're not raw or made from a powdered mix, people will eat your potatoes.
Here's a collection of interesting, delicious-sounding, or well-reviewed potato recipes to help you tame the… Continue Reading
Happy Vegetarian Thanksgiving! That might sound like an oxymoron, considering the holiday’s nickname: Turkey Day. “How," meat eaters might ask, "can you possibly have a proper Thanksgiving without turkey?” As a practicing vegetarian for 20 years, let me just say we do just fine, thank you!
Side dishes, like stuffing and mashed potatoes and such are easy: you just leave out the meat and use vegetable-based broths to make… Continue Reading
First things first: I love, LOOOVE a good before and after! It's the dangling carrot that keeps me going and feeling inspired. If someone can turn that into that, then my projects don't seem so intimidating and I get a tingling "I can do anything" sensation. And you know what? It feels good... So good, I want to spread the joy to everyone. If you'd like that same tingly feel-goodery, then follow the carrot to this awesome Scandinavian Modern kitchen… Continue Reading
In today's video I show you how to do your own Reclaimed Wood Wall. This is a project I have been wanting to do for months and am so thrilled with the result. My husband and I were first inspired by The Antonio Treatment, an HGTV show starring a laid back kinda punk rock/metal dude who does everything green and features his dog Chewie a lot. We dig him. Antonio does BIG heavy hauls and revamps and shows glimpses into the projects, without doing big DIY tutorials. So I thought it'd be cool to take the reclaimed wall idea and break it down for you.
Some people refer to it as stuffing, others dressing. Some folks roast it inside the turkey, and many in a dish to get a crisp top (and to avoid any food safety issues). But whatever you call it, and however it makes its way to the table, it has become a quintessential part of the Thanksgiving meal, and it's totally delicious. Here's a collection of tantalizing recipes that can match any menu or palate. We'll keep this post updated… Continue Reading
It's true, you can get three years of a weathered wood look in 24-36 hours. There's a secret method for turning fresh, new wood into gray-ish, weathered looking planks, and it's "green" to boot. I learned about it 10 minutes ago and am… Continue Reading