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It's a beautiful, impressive transformation. But how much storage did you have to give up when you switched to open shelving? And how difficult is it to keep open-shelved items clean in a small space?

Kitchen Before & After: A Brown, Cramped Kitchen Opens Up For Under $3,500 Kitchen Remodel
6/19/14 10:13 AM

It looks absolutely beautiful, but you can't really cook in it! I thought form was supposed to follow function...

Kitchen Before & After: A Cramped Shoebox Kitchen Gets Gorgeously Gray Professional Kitchen Remodel
4/24/14 12:02 PM

One thing I find really helpful is to go through the refrigerator each week the night before garbage pickup to toss anything past its prime (or unidentifiable). After the first few times of doing this, it makes a huge difference in how friendly your refrigerator seems -- no more fear of opening strange containers!

Weekend Chores: Flowers, Kitchen Organizing & Cleaning, Make a Meal January Cure: Assignment # 7
1/10/14 10:27 AM

My secret ingredient: a handful of finely chopped prunes. Sounds gross, but adds a depth and slight sweetness that is really delicious.

How To Make Meatloaf from Scratch Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
11/15/13 05:03 PM

To dilcue: I spray the tortillas lightly with canola cooking spray (rather than brushing them individually), then bake in a slow oven until lightly browned. THEN turn off the oven and let them sit till completely dry --- at least an hour or so. (It's similar to making meringues.) That should dry them out enough so that they aren't chewy. Hope that helps--

How To Make Healthier Tortilla Chips
in the Oven
Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

1/9/13 12:50 PM

I peel fresh ginger, slice it into chunks, and throw it into a jar of sherry that I keep in the fridge. It keeps forever, and you can use the gingered sherry to add flavor to other dishes.

I've always had a freezer filled to the hilt with homemade goodies and exotic ingredients, but then this summer, we had a power failure that lasted almost a week (DC area). There went all my hard work! (But at least my fridge/freezer is cleaned out.)

25 Time-Saving Freezer Tips
8/17/12 12:45 PM