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@cfauke: You're supposed to put silicone baking pans (like cake pans, for example) on a metal cookie sheet before moving them into the oven.

FAIL! Silicone Baking Liners | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/6/10 04:43 PM

My friend and I made Alton Brown's pretzel recipe several times this summer. Great recipe.

How To Make Pretzel Bites Fit For A Crowd | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/7/09 10:31 PM

I love love peanut butter spread on a bagel hot from the toaster. Melted peanut butter... mmm...

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Ingredient Spotlight: What Can You Do With Peanut Butter?
8/27/09 11:50 PM

I think this is a fabulous idea. However, there are a few flaws. It only helps with pictures; when people actually go inside the home it will still be empty and they will have less sense of space. (It's one thing to see picture of a staged room and it's another to walk around in one.)

Also, I think listings using this technology should state as much. I wouldn't be offended if I saw in the listing that it was staged digitally.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Hot or Not: Virtual Home Staging
8/23/09 10:47 AM

BUT I think this is a really good idea.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Old DVDs Hide Secret Storage in this DIY Project
8/17/09 11:52 PM

Maybe having the ends not perfectly aligned would be more realistic.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Old DVDs Hide Secret Storage in this DIY Project
8/17/09 11:51 PM

I think it's extremely extravagant and unnecessary. Really: how far is it from your sink to your stove? Pot too tall for your sink? Sit the pot on the counter next to the sink and use the spray attachment. Don't have a spray attachment? Fill a smaller bowl and use it to fill the big one.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Dream Kitchen Feature: Pot Filler Faucet
8/11/09 06:07 PM

I think the best thing would be to make her a beautiful meal and enjoy eachother's company. She won't miss her blender when she's gone but she will miss you. Make some (yummy!) memories while she's still here.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: Kitchen Gift for Friend Moving Abroad?
6/30/09 11:53 PM

Corelle has a guarantee with all of their dishes that they will replace any dish that is broken, cracked, or chipped within three years of purchase. Just be sure to bring in the broken dish so they can see that it was a Corelle brand plate and they will replace it at no cost to you.

The important thing is to bring in the dish. You wouldn't believe how many times people come in and say they broke a dish but without proof we can't replace it for them.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Le Creuset: Great Customer Service Experience
6/4/09 10:39 PM

Went from 5-8 yesterday. The crowds were unbearable. Will revisit when it's paid admission.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Last Day: Free Admission to The Art Institute's New Modern Wing
5/22/09 09:57 PM

I watch it in bed using my laptop on my cushy laptop tray (which helps it from getting overheated).

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Survey: What Are You Watching Hulu On?
5/21/09 02:11 PM

Not having to spend ten minutes putting on outerwear just to not freeze to death when you leave the house!

1 for sandals!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | 10 Things We Love About Chicago in Warm Weather
5/5/09 10:22 PM

Lock and lock are the best! They never ever leak.

I would forgo Glasslock because although the bottom is glass, the top is still plastic. Obviously, the glass is heavier and a lot more prone to breaking.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: Spill-Proof Containers for Leftovers?
5/2/09 11:42 AM

But is this as good as Sweet Baby Ray's? I think not. ;-)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe: Sweet and Tangy Homemade BBQ Sauce
5/2/09 11:39 AM

Giada used the smallest Woodbury pitcher to drizzle a balsamic vinegar reduction over skewers of watermelon, basil, and tomato. Yum!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Easy Entertaining: Five Stylish Carafes for Your Table
4/16/09 09:16 AM

Re: jgphotomom & katepk

I don't see why these eggs are any more wasteful than regular eggs. They both take up shelf space. They both have to be kept refrigerated. They both have to be transported from wherever to the grocery store. Perhaps the argument can be made that these eggs are actually more environmentally-friendly because instead of you boiling one pot of water for a batch of hard-boiled eggs, the factory boils enormous pots of water. And you can't tell me that this plastic bag is extremely more wasteful than egg cartons.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Look! Hard Boiled Peeled Eggs at Trader Joe's
4/14/09 02:43 PM

Did no one see the records?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Guess the Decade: Red Room - The Answer
4/11/09 09:13 AM

The chair in the first picture looks as comfortable as... sitting on a piece of wood.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | A Reimagined Beaux Arts Co-op Metropolitan Home
4/8/09 07:12 AM

I really like the red cord.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | DIY Project: Streamlined Worktable with Hidden Compartment
4/2/09 12:36 PM

I actually sit down when I shave my legs in the shower. I angle the showerhead away from me so it doesn't rinse the shaving cream off.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Hot or Not? Shaving Pedestal
3/31/09 11:30 AM