Ready to party? Cool. Ready to put some tasty treats out on display on a colorful and easy stand you made yourself?? Right on!
I learned a long time ago how to dye fabric using fruits and vegetables (thanks to my mom and her degree in "3D textiles": she would dye all her own materials and make sculptures from resin-saturated fabrics... I know, right!?). Alas, the wisdom she bestowed upon me escaped my "vault of knowledge" along with a great many other things over the years. Fortunately, the Internet exists. And extra fortunately, someone decided to show us all how it's done! Ready to start putting those groceries to new use?
Cereal Specimen Art. Need I say more? Since this month on Curbly we've been concentrating on the kitchen, I just could not pass up the opportunity to share this hilarious idea for the dry cereal connoisseur in your life.
We are all doing our best to avoid the plastic bags at grocery stores, right? Instead of buying a reuseable bag at the check-out line, how about thumbing through the closet to bring new purpose to an old wardrobe staple?
The other day I ate an entire package of raspberries in one sitting (which I suppose is better than a whole can of Pringles, right?). If you have a little more patience and, you know, actually plan to can, freeze, or gift your garden's fruit, may I suggest printing out these very cute, very FREE downloadable labels and gift tags?
Fathers: they're awesome... and they deserve a damn good gift! From first-time dads to seasoned pros, we've rounded up 20 gift ideas to help you celebrate the dad in your life good and proper.
Before you get your grill on this Memorial Day weekend, check out what some people are doing to innocent hot dogs.
WARNING: If your idea of a tasty-looking hot dog is similar to the one pictured above, you may not want to continue reading.
I won't make you guess as to what's on this one; it's too disgusting. It's a hot dog wrapped
The reports are in, and grocery store prices are on the rise. Produce has skyrocketed, and grain products using wheat and corn have seen sharp increases.
But, as with most things, with a big of planning and creativity, you can do your best to feed your family with nutritious, healthful foods, and still meet your budget.
As Chris mentioned a few weeks ago, mason jars have exploded (again?) onto the craft and DIY scenes. You can't look anywhere without seeing some crazy new use for them! As it stands, we're embracing the trend here at Curbly. To make things easy on you, here are 15 mason jar projects all in one place! Enjoy!
The snow is finally melting this week, but it's always soup season for me. I work at home, so I love spending weekends cooking up all kinds of healthful soups and freezing them, so I can microwave one quickly while in the middle of a project.
I'm aiming to do have one of those very soup marathons this weekend, and it brings up the classic cook ahead questions: once everything has simmered down so wonderfully, in what do you store all of it?
Curbly's motto is "Love Where You Live", so, naturally, that includes the most important room in the house, the kitchen, and what you do in it, which is COOK! No, we're not a cooking or food site, but we do our fair share of coverage on that topic (see our Food Fridays section to explore), and I like to think we can offer a different perspective than some of the more hardcore foodie sites.
So, here's my 2010 Holiday Gift Guide For...
Side dishes, like stuffing and mashed potatoes and such are easy: you just leave out the meat and use vegetable-based broths to make ‘em. As for the main...
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 with new...
It's still early, but we wanted to get this one out there early to give serious Thanksgiving aficionados plan-ahead time. What follows is a swift stroll through the thicket of turkey techniques you'll find on the Web. We'll keep this post updated with new ones we find over the next month (send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave them in the comments).
Oh, and be sure to check out all of our Ultimate Thanksgiving posts. Nothing will...
Welcome to the first installment of Get Nested, my fall series with Curbly. I find myself entertaining much more during the fall and winter seasons, and wanted to offer some helpful tips and recipes to you to help make your entertaining season as seamless as possible.
Aromatic mulling spices make your home smell amazing and give it a warm and welcomeing feel. To make your own, add a teaspoon of cinnamon, cloves, and/or nutmeg to a pot of...
- Feeling sluggish? Eat spinach.
- Anxious? Salmon.
- Cranky? Apple with peanut butter.
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 indulge!
So, don't store everything on the shelves. Vertical storage is the way to go for small rooms, and it works equally well in other small spaces, like your kitchen cabinets.
Joe Provey created these back of the door racks with a few hardwood (cherry?) 1x6"s, and gave them acrylic faces to see the jar labels.
Oh yum! Frozen, fruity, adult popsicles, "Please sir, may I have some more?" Havana bartender, Felix Parra generously shared his favorite summer adult popsicle recipes in Diablomag.com. It might just be the right weekend to test out his Tangerine Rum Pop, Watermelon Rum Pop or, the Havana Mojito Popsicle. Get the party started with a big, icy tub o' cocktail pops. To get the Mojito Pops started follow his recipe...