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I put myself on a diet last year and lost a lot of weight, so I am well acquainted with my weaknesses: Homemade yeast rolls (especially potato rolls) and buttermilk biscuits. I could politely turn down cookies and chips for carrots and apples. But soft, warm, fresh homemade potato yeast rolls ... oh my heavens! What is it about baked goods?!


What's Your Weakness? Foods We Can't Resist | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/29/10 03:04 PM

Ditto what ocpeter just said. A little cold water may be okay to, say, deglaze a pan while it's on the stove, but you need to be careful.


Kitchen Keeping: How to Clean the Pot After Boiling Sugar | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/9/09 04:34 PM

I was able to pick all of these! But that's mainly because I'm a big fan of the Hooked On Houses blog. Every week (I think on Mondays?) she posts photos of gorgeous homes featured in movies & TV shows.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Hollywood Dream Homes: Guess the FilmPoint Click Home
10/9/09 02:14 PM

I love my serrated knife, but I think I will now refer to it as my FOOOOOOOOOOD SAAAAAAW at every opportunity. Thanks for the chuckle, John!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | 5 Ways to Use a Serrated Knife...Other Than Cutting Bread!
9/10/09 06:42 PM

Renee, the nonessentials are most essential for me, too!

Four things that must be in stock at all times
1. Butterscotch schnaaps
2. Bailey's
3. Kahluah
4. Disaranno amaretto


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's Your Favorite Non-Essential Liquor?
8/28/09 06:37 PM

Definitely an improvement over the old kitchen. It's also nice to see someone chose something other than white cabinets in a kitchen. White cabinets are nice and all, but they seem to be featured far more than any other cabinet choice, so it's refreshing to see something different.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Kitchen Makeover: White Walls and Pine Cupboards Country Living
8/28/09 04:27 PM

Can you please PLEASE feature more kitchens with oak cabinets like in photo #8? I would really love some more examples of people who were stuck with these cabinets & found a way to embrace them and make the kitchen look modern or interesting with complimentary wall colors and accessories. Note that it doesn't count if you tell us for the 1000th time to paint the cabinets white. A lot of us can't do that. I know I'm not the only one dealing with this problem, so please! Throw us a lifeline! Feature more oak kitchens!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Clean, Bright, Pink and Yellow: 5 Recent Favorite Kitchens
7/22/09 04:36 PM

I'm with those who say that it depends. I'm not usually a fan of gold metals for plumbing fixtures, but I will certainly admit that there are rare times when it works. Very rare, but they exist.

I think we're bound to see far more yellow metals used in hardware in the coming years. I don't think they'll be as bright and shiny as in the '80s, though. Rather, I think they'll be slightly more antiqued and steam-punk-y. I've noticed this trend on a few designer blogs. Consider it a reaction to all the brushed nickle that has been given to us over the last decade.

For the record, my husband's and my wedding bands are gold because the rings made from other materials do not look like proper wedding bands to us. However, the only other yellow gold items I own are inherited. All of the rest of my jewelry is platinum or white gold.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Survey: White or Yellow Metals?
7/21/09 08:43 PM

MiniEnglishRose, my first thought was also the watermelon rolls from Friendly's. I think I tried it for the first time back in 1994. This idea has clearly been around for a long time ... and for good reason!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How To Make a Watermelon Out of Ice Cream Delicious links for 7.21.09
7/21/09 05:21 PM

Gregory's place has me thinking "PYT". The cute kitties and Daniel Craig may have had some influence in this.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Musical House Tours: Apartment Therapy LA Salutes Michael Jackson
6/26/09 02:54 PM

I like Dana's idea. It's great because once the friend gets to the new country, she'll find that the cookbooks there will make all sorts of assumptions about what the people in that culture know. A cookbook from the states will provide a bit of an American perspective that will help her acclimate to the change.

After your friend makes the move, you can send her a care package full of American goodies. She'll appreciate it more then than she will now.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: Kitchen Gift for Friend Moving Abroad?
6/26/09 11:57 AM

That kitchen ... I'm speechless. So gorgeous!

I have to admit that, as a Durhamite, I have been a bit embarrassed by some of the other warehouse lofts from the Bull City that have been featured on AT. However, this one redeems them all. Spectacular!


Apartment Therapy DC | House Tour: Heather's Tobacco Warehouse Turned Dream Loft Durham, North Carolina
6/25/09 05:21 PM

The lighting in the room (or rather, the way the photographer has chosen to use the natural lighting) and the color of the walls is making me think "now". I could definitely be wrong, though.

Zebra rugs have never been my thing. I'm just not an animal print kind of person.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Guess The Decade: Apartment Sitting Room
6/23/09 10:45 AM

At my dinner parties, I find that everyone eats so much at dinner that they can't eat dessert right away, so we usually go into the living room to play Rock Band for a while or we clear the table quickly and play card games. We eat dessert whenever someone says they're ready for it.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Entertaining: Do You Move Venues for Dessert?
6/19/09 05:16 PM

I really love my All Clad sauteuse pan. It's basically a sautee pan with small handles on each side instead of a long handle. The shape of the pan is great for sauteeing and, since it came with a lid, I can use it for braising, too. The smaller handles make it far easier to store. It's wonderful!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's the Difference? Sauté Pan vs. Skillet
6/17/09 05:25 PM

This would be great for storing onions or potatoes.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Loving: Green Picnic and Market Basket
6/12/09 07:06 PM

My counters are almost bare. The only thing we keep out is the electric tea kettle and a bread box full of our tea and coffee supplies. We make hot drinks multiple times a day, so that just makes the most sense for us. Those are the only things I keep out on a permanent basis. Everything else gets put away (The microwave is built in over the range, so that isn't an issue). Personally, I find that if I have too many items on my counter, it makes me feel overwhelmed and depressed. I'm less likely to cook in such a space. But if my counters are clear, I have space to put out all of my ingredients and enjoy myself as I cook without having to shift other things around just to make room. That's just what works for me and my kitchen. Others can do whatever they want.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | How To: Keep Your Counters Free of Clutter zenhabits.net
6/10/09 12:36 PM

My mother has some curtains hanging in her house that were made about 18 years ago and I think the fabric is identical to this. I'm 99% sure her curtains were made with Waverly fabric.

Take that photo to a store that sells interior fabrics. I bet they're recognize it. Good luck!


Apartment Therapy DC | Good Questions: Help Identifying This Classic Upholstery Fabric?
6/9/09 11:10 AM

Personally, I would leave it empty & just ignore it . Seriously. It's an awkward space in an awkward place. You don't seem to like that it's there, so why would you WANT to draw attention to it by decorating it? Luckily, it's so shallow and so high that it's easy to ignore. I bet if you leave it empty, most of your guests will never even notice it.

There's no law that says you must decorate that space. So don't.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Ideas for this Built-in Shelf Area?
6/9/09 10:53 AM

jgphotomom, glad to see that my house isn't the only one that has to have Jacob's Cream Crackers in the pantry at all times. My husband is English & they're his favorite to have with cheese. Unfortunately, they can only be found in the imported foods section at my grocer's so they aren't cheap. The same is true for digestive biscuits, but I have to have them, too (they're the perfect compliment to white stilton with apricots),

All that being said, the cracker I actually eat the most is Kashi's TLC 7 grain crackers. They are really tasty and surprisingly good for you.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's Your Go-To Cracker to Have on Hand?
6/4/09 12:15 PM