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i just made this for the fourth time, for our office potluck tomorrow. Once I made it for the office the first time, I'm not allowed to make anything else! it's a real winner of a recipe--makes everyone happy!

Summer Recipe: No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipes from The Kitchn
7/16/14 11:28 PM

These tips are great, but I wonder if there are any fabrics that a particular ingredient should not be applied to (like rayon, silk, tencel, etc). Does anyone have any information about that? I'd love to try some of these but not at the expense of ruining a piece of clothing. Thanks!

How To Whiten Laundry Without Chlorine Bleach

7/13/14 11:53 PM

i agree wholeheartedly --"budget"? Hardly. thanks for nothing. i made my first major purchase EVER at Walmart last week--a lounge set with round coffee table-style table and 4 cushy, retro-looking chairs that compliment my mid-mod home for only $350. Sure, it won't last forever, but I'll definitely get my money's worth out of it. That's budget, AT.

Style on a Budget: 10 Sources for Good, Cheap Outdoor Furniture & Accessories
6/6/14 01:26 AM

I've made this "cake" twice since The Kitchn last posted this recipe. The first time was for an office potluck, the second time was for a susequent office potluck after everyone begged me to make it again! I plan to make the icebox cake a staple of this summer's BBQ season-- so easy and delish!

How To Make a No-Bake Icebox Cake Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
5/13/14 10:06 AM

My mom made this dish regularly when I was growing up. The recipe was from my great-grandmother, who called it "slumgullion". My siblings and I changed the name to "smore" because we always said "Mom, can I have smore please?". this dish shows up on my table about 4 times a year, always with nice thoughts of my GGmother and lots of happy memories and happy tummies after dinner.

Weeknight Recipe: Southwest Skillet Ragu Recipes from The Kitchn
3/18/14 01:18 AM

this photo archive is a treasure. does anyone know of similar photo collections of other cities? seems like San Francisco, Chicago, or some other city might have inspired a photographer to create a a similarly-themedvwork.

Meet the Original Brooklyn Hipsters Dinanda Nooney Photo Collection at NYPL
2/8/14 01:05 AM

And I will echo janetteb, i look forward to next year's January Cure as well. My house will be a mess by then! Thanks very much, AT!

A Gift to Yourself: Hang that Artwork! The January Cure Assignment #19
1/28/14 10:20 PM

having moved into a new (to me) house 6 months ago, I was able to check off many of the January Cure tasks as soon as I received the daily email! I recently hung quite a few pieces of art throughout the house--all centered on 57 inches, of course--and I'm wondering if any other AT members besides my husband feels that 57 inches on center is too low? I am 5'3" so 57 inches is wonderful for me, but my 6'3" husband feels that artwork hung at this level just looks wrong. of course, I showed him the AT post that explains this philosophy, and he defers to my position, but really this height must bother others.....thoughts?

A Gift to Yourself: Hang that Artwork! The January Cure Assignment #19
1/28/14 10:15 PM

I grew up in a Southern Baptist do I really have to spell it out? Yes, definitely non-naked upbringing! However, as a rebel from day one, I have forged a very "naked" life and am fine with whatever body part you want to sport around! My days of scandalous thong bikini bottoms (sans bikini top I dare say) may be over, but I feel quite comfortable being naked in my home en route from shower to closet, bed to shower, etc. I will say, I most definitely do not lounge around on the couch in my birthday suit watching MSNBC but if my Husband felt the need to do so, I wouldn't protest. I have junped in the hot tub naked in the past more than once, and am confident I would do so in the future, but I really draw the line at pooping with the bathroom door open, that is about as gross as it gets!

Are You From a Naked Family?
1/11/14 01:57 AM

i would add wine openers (why do i have 8 of them, and why haven't i thrown out the ones that don't work very well?) and take out menues. no need to waste paper when virtually every menu is now online. thanks for the post, perfect timing for my January Cure!

12 (Okay 13) More Items You Probably Own Too Many Of
1/7/14 12:13 PM

@Maureen.milwaukee: Wacky Cake! Love it, my school served this every Friday along with fish sticks...thanks for the memories!!! Would love the recipe...this cake was made with cocoa powder and lots of oil, right?

10 (More) Recipes To Know By Heart Recipes from The Kitchn
2/19/13 01:04 AM

I have been cooking so long, I guess I've become an intuitive cook. Anything stewy or saucy most definitely does NOT reqiure a recipe, be it pasta sauces in all of their variations to curries(Japanese, Thai, Indian, Indonesian) to soups and stews. More precise productions of the baked variety are projects I like to complete with recipe in hand. That being said, i have two recipes handed down from my great-grandmother, a kind of oral history, that I have Committed to memory and make quite often: "yankee style golden corn bread" which ironically is full of green chiles, pinon nuts and cumin--a testament to my east coast ancestors settling in territorial New Mexico, and "spicy allspice banana bread" which would knock your socks off if you ate a slice. Hmmm...please excuse me, I'm going to step away and do some cooking now!

10 (More) Recipes To Know By Heart Recipes from The Kitchn
2/19/13 01:00 AM

Many of these dishes can be made with "fake" chicken. My husband and I reserve meat eating for restaurants, travel, occasional barbeques, and dinner at friends' houses. While we primarily cook with tofu, tempeh and beans, we do use "fake" meat occasionally. Many of these dishes can be cooked with "fake" chicken, and I think the Thai green curry with fake chicken will be perfect for dinner tomorrow night. Thanks so much for the recipe ideas!

10 Ways to Eat Chicken Breast for Dinner Recipes from The Kitchn
2/4/13 11:55 PM

Black and white prints of hedgehogs and sea monkeys, reclining on navy houndstooth upholstry while holding brass lamps. Framed in gold, of course.

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1/28/13 12:09 AM

I love this post. Cook once, eat twice (or even thrice!) is the motto around my house. Being mostly vegetarian is a big help, since my husband and i prepare lots of beany, stewy, pasta-y dishes that beg to be doubled and halved for freezing. Thanks for the great recipes!

Cook Once, Eat Twice! 15 Dinner Recipes to Double and Freeze Recipe Roundup
9/24/12 11:44 PM

I've lived in san francisco twice. The first time from 1980-1983, in a 3rd floor attic studio walkup in Pacific Heights. $500 per month rent seemed impossible on my just-out-of high school salary but oh, to be in the city and away from the (soon to become) Silicon Valley! My second time consisted of my husband and I living in a marina-style house in West Portal from 2008-2011 for $2650 per month. Even with our grad school educations and our firmly entrenched middle class salaries, it tore us up to be throwing away money every month for a house we could never afford ( neighborhood proces fluctuating around $1 million). So, sadly, we took advantage of job transfers and moved to San Diego in the spring of 2011 and we are about to put our 20% down payment on a house. Our non-California friends gag at the housing prices in San Diego, but compared to SF we're feeling pretty good about our move. And the surfing is WAY better here too!

Living In The Most Expensive Cities:
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9/20/12 10:56 PM

@SFGAIL-- my favorite quinoa preparation is this: thinly slice and carmelize an onion in a medium skillet. Add 1 cup quinoa and cook on medium until it starts to toast and pop. Add 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon curry powder and a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Bring to boil, cover and simmer 15 minutes, turn off heat and let sit for 5 minutes. It is so easy and so tasty-- not overpoweringly curry flavored and the carmelized onion adds depth and richness. It makes a great base for kale sauteed with garlic and chopped tomatoes. Add a drizzle of ltruffle oil to the kale at the end and serve the kale on the quinoa with a spoonful of plain yogurt on top. Delish!!!

How To Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
9/12/12 10:21 PM

Yikes. Love the clothes, but would hate the colors painted, draped, or upholstered on items in my house. Sorry...

From Fashion to Interiors: Miu Miu's Bold Palette for Fall
9/3/12 10:06 AM

My husband and I moved from a house in San Francisco, where we hosted Thanksgiving dinners for 22, to an apartment in SAn Diego, where the "dining room" is actually 1/3 of our small living room. The kitchen in this apartment is literally a box--i can sit on the floor with my back against the refrigerator and my toes touching the cabinet below the sink. Tiny! But, all for the sake of saving money to buy a house, we have embraced this small apartment and I found I love my tiny kitchen. I can reach everything i need in less than three steps, and I (thankfully) have lots of drawers and cabinets. After the pre-move purge, I had to make choices about what to store and what to stock in the kitchen. So the turkey roaster, the extra-large serving bowls, the two 12-place china sets and all of the other special-event items went into easy-to-reach snap top containers in the garage. I appreciate the challenge and the joy of having the essentials at hand and I feel I'm a more efficient cook now.

Downsizing Design: Tips for Moving to a Smart Stylish Smaller Kitchen
8/30/12 11:29 PM

The question is not "Do I allow the cat to sit on my furniture?" but "Does the cat allow ME to sit on my furniture?" The asnwer is: On the sofa, usually. On the bed, only if I let HER
lay on ME laying on the bed!

Pets On Furniture: Yay or Nay?
8/28/12 10:46 PM