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Zipzicles Help You Make Popsicles in a Pinch (Even In a Tiny Kitchen) Product Review
7/13/14 01:10 PM

These reusable tubes are a good alternative:

Zipzicles Help You Make Popsicles in a Pinch (Even In a Tiny Kitchen) Product Review
7/13/14 01:08 PM

How wasteful. Ice cube trays work great for freezing those things (or pesto). Just pop out the cubes and store in a jar in the freezer.

Zipzicles Help You Make Popsicles in a Pinch (Even In a Tiny Kitchen) Product Review
7/12/14 01:10 PM


Kitchen Before & After: A Bland Kitchen Gets a Clean and Bright Makeover Kitchen Makeover
5/22/14 12:09 PM

I'm not a vegetarian, but many of the meals we prepare are vegetarian because we only eat meat once a week or so.

A great resource is The New Enchanted Broccoli Forrest by Mollie Katzen (author of the aforementioned Moosewood Cookbook). We love it!

Another favorite is The vegetarian Family Cookbook by Nava Atlas. The recipes in this book are so hearty!

A third one we like is The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen. His recipes sometimes take a bit more time, but man, are they delicious!

What Are the Best Vegetarian Cookbooks? Good Questions
3/27/14 01:03 AM

I am in the same boat as Greetings From Munich. I use safari on an ipad and my ad column is the same width as my content column. I can see in your image above of the ipad that this seems to be on purpose (or at least, not a glitch). I know I can zoom in on content and not see the ads, but when I do that now (as opposed to when I did that with the old format) the words are too large. Please provide a link to use the normal browser layout like many other sites that have mobile formatting.

The Kitchn Is Now Mobile!
2/24/14 09:29 PM

Yep. I always file digital photos with the date and event/subject. I'm one of those weird, hyper-organized sorts though.

The Smart, Easy Way to File Your Digital Photos So You'll Actually Find Them Again Comment of the Day
1/28/14 08:53 PM

I'm pretty sure Pantone missed the mark with their color of the year this time around. Orange is in, baby!

Before & After: Orange You Glad Rita Refreshed This Craigslist Dresser?
12/20/13 12:50 PM

Spritz - my all-time favorite cookie! A close second are snowballs. Mmm, I can't wait!

What Is Your Favorite Holiday Cookie? Reader Survey
12/17/13 01:18 AM

As evidenced by your image, Pantone has picked a bold color or jewel tone every year since 2008. I am surprised there hasn't been a nude, blush, or gray included at all. Those colors are everywhere and have been for the past five or so years.

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2014!
12/5/13 11:39 AM

Simply beautiful, as is the rest of Farah's flat!

A Beautiful Brass Hood in Brooklyn Kitchen Inspiration
11/22/13 02:37 PM

And another one, grapevine wreaths that get progressively smaller as they get stacked up to cover the stand.

Easy Decorating Ideas: 5 Alternatives to Christmas Tree Skirts
11/12/13 10:11 PM

I like both painted wood and unpainted wood. Generally I am in the camp who cringe when people paint over something beautiful, but I think this post is a great example emphasizing that a piece that gets painted is not "ruined". Paul and Erin just stripped off the paint and conditioned the wood and it is gorgeous once again.

Before & After: This Armoire Gets a Major Makeunder
11/11/13 10:18 PM

I guess I am in the minority here as I think this table setting is beautiful. I also think I may be in the minority in that I often set my table for decoration for a season or holiday that I don't plan to immediately eat from. What I mean is that I set a table (with decor such as this) to add a sense of decor and warmth to my dining table, not just before hosting people for a meal. I would also use feathers from the craft store. And if I were having people over for a meal the setting would be very different. I prefer to move everything except the food, plates, glasses and utensils off the table for a meal. But alas, that's just my style and I know everyone does things differently.

Fall Place Setting: Sage, Feather & Cloves Tabletop Inspiration
9/10/13 01:41 PM

Nesting things is a must. And by nesting, I mean smaller things packed inside larger things. Also, I recently saw a great tip put to use: use a five gallon bucket (they're cheap at big box home improvement stores) to pack dishes. Use your dish rags and towels instead of newspaper or bubble wrap in between each dish. The buckets can bear a lot of weight (they're made to hold five gallons of paint) and they have a sturdy handle for carrying. There are also lids you can buy to go with them so you can avoid spillage. As for pantry items, it probably goes without saying, but use up as much as you can over the next few weeks so you'll have fewer items to move. Good luck!

What is the Best Way to Pack Up My Kitchen Before a Move? Good Questions
7/23/13 04:09 PM

Kathryn - I wish I knew! I prefer using a new dish rag each day as well, but my boyfriend (who does the dishes 99.9% of the time) always uses sponges, even when I plead with him to use the rags. I just don't understand... but I can't complain since the bf does almost all my dishes.

Household Myths: Are These Urban Legends Legit?
7/22/13 08:04 PM

I very much prefer warm whites, and my house was built in the early 1950s and is in Southern California, a warm climate.. Warm whites feel so cozy and comforting, everything I want my home to be! I also prefer it to be either eggshell, flat or matte in sheen. It appears I may be in the minority. It's a good thing everyone is allowed to have his or her own opinion! I think I would feel so cold and sad in a bright white abode, but that's just me!

Choosing the Best White Paint:
A Cool vs. Warm and Old vs. New Theory

6/30/13 05:52 PM

@MsPface, Haha! That was my first thought too!!

Our water has a ton of minerals in it (that are nearly impossible to remove, even with regular cleaning), meaning that anything that regularly comes in contact with our house water (like our bathtub, shower curtain, and bathroom hardware/fixtures) has a chalky white build-up on it. This stuff could totally keep my clear shower curtain clear and my fixtures shiny! It could even potentially keep the (newly reglazed) bathtub haze-free! I will be looking more into this product soon!

Seriously, Is this Magic in a Can or What? NeverWet!
6/28/13 05:52 PM

This salad was excellent! I took a cue from jeangenie's comment above and added a bit of thinly sliced red onion to the oil and thyme and cooked until the onions were soft. I mixed that with the juice and vinegar and a bit of s&p and let it sit while I cut up the rest of the salad. Then I just dressed it all at once.

Recipe: Cauliflower, Fennel, and White Bean Winter Salad
5/22/13 11:17 PM

Also, this was by far my favorite of the current renovation diary projects!

Andi's Kitchen Renovation: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
5/9/13 02:13 PM