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i grew up reading emily post and amy vanderbilt (yes, for real, and yes, for fun) and will never forget my mother teaching me how to properly set a table. it might seem overly fussy, but it does make a difference. especially the knife blade being turned toward the plate!

How To Set The Table Properly
7/21/14 10:37 PM

the pretzel thins are not allowed in my house, especially not in company with the blue cheese dip. the peanut-butter filled pretzels and kettle korn are going to have to suffer the same fate. likewise the glazed walnuts or the chocolate covered coconut or the macarons or the chocolate covered marshmallows... i may or may not have a problem.

17 Favorite Trader Joe's Products That Our Readers Love The Kitchn Goes Grocery Shopping
7/8/14 02:09 PM

I feel less guilty about laying in bed in my robe while petting my kitty now.

Mindfulness at Home: Schedule a Slow-Down Day
7/6/14 10:11 AM

Elude, not allude.

Your Home, Your Choice: 10 Home Explanations You Don't Owe
6/29/14 09:25 AM

The corn syrup could also be replaced by golden syrup. It has a bit more of a butterscotch-y flavor, but it's wonderful.

Recipe: Homemade Caramel Syrup for Your Coffee Recipes from The Kitchn
6/29/14 02:49 AM

i love this so much. and that pillow.

Don't Give Up on Your Resolutions: 5 Easy Tricks Guaranteed to Build Good Habits
6/1/14 07:32 PM

are those beds really narrow, or is it the lens?

Johnny and Freddie's Cozy Collected Shared Room Kids Room Tour
5/29/14 09:59 PM

we just got our first microwave in years, and i saw a glass bowl designed to pop popcorn in at marshall's. this will be fun to try!

Video: How To Make Microwave Popcorn in a Plain Paper Bag Video Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
3/25/14 03:50 PM

ook wall hooks. Small hole, secure hold, no tool required.

12 Easy DIY Tips and Tricks for Hanging
Pictures, Frames & Artwork

1/24/14 09:09 AM

I just reconfigured my living room and eliminated an intended "landing strip" that nobody used, including me. I've been planning on creating a new one, but it will involve getting rid of a large desk and relocating a bookshelf, among other adventures. Still, no time like the present. I think I'll start with the hall closet, though.

The Clutter Filter: Create a Landing Strip January Cure: Assignment 9
1/19/14 07:39 PM

I dislike having people over as well. There is no logical reason behind it; I just like my house peaceful. But at the same time, having guests (not just friends) over forces you to be more attentive to your home.

Keep Yourself on Track: Get a
Get-Together Together
January Cure: Assignment # 8

1/19/14 06:47 PM

I replaced my oven with a flat-top model just do that I would no longer have to deal with burners and drip pans. You can also replace the bowls; they sell replacements at any hardware outlet.

Weekend Chores: Flowers, Kitchen Organizing & Cleaning, Make a Meal January Cure: Assignment # 7
1/19/14 06:25 PM

<3 <3

Why Deborah Madison Wants Everyone to Stop Using the Word Veggies
1/15/14 06:29 AM

i'm up at 5:15, coffee in hand by 5:30, otherwise nobody else in the house will be up and out. whose bright idea was it to have high school start at 7 am, anyway?

Why You Should Have Your First Cup of Coffee a Little Later in the Morning Food Science
1/14/14 04:28 PM

if you don't have a microwave, freezing food in glass jars and reheating them in boiling water works well. put something between the bottom of the pot and the jar (a dishcloth or some folded paper towesl) while it's on the heat to prevent the jar from cracking, add water to the height of or just below the food, bring to a boil, and reduce the water to a simmer. when the food warms enough to loosen, you can put it right into the pot (without water) for further heating,

Best Freezer Meal Tips When Cooking for One or Two? Good Questions
1/14/14 10:44 AM

This is also my life. Two kids who just don't care, work, school, gym, and at the end of the day if there is a pile somewhere? That's okay. Anybody invited over is greeted with "come in, ignore the mess."

The Key to an Always-Tidy House:
An Open Door Policy

1/5/14 03:58 PM

Floors are my nemesis, but this will force me to take down our tree and attack my grungy kitchen floor with some Dr Bronner's and a scrub brush; y steam mop doesn't seem to make any headway with the vinyl tile!

Weekend Chores: Flowers & Floors January Cure: Assignment #2
1/3/14 02:03 PM

I add kale to pasta sauce and use it in soups. Last night I made a wonderful lentil soup with mustard greens that would also have been good with kale.

What Are Your Favorite Recipes with Kale? Good Questions
12/30/13 05:13 PM

Bacon freezes well. I would cook it, cool it, then wrap it snail-fashion in plastic wrap - roll each piece vertically. You can then take out one piece at a time. You can also crumble or cut it with scissors and store it in a jar in the freezer - perfect for snacking!

Help! What Can I Do With Too Much Bacon? Good Questions
12/30/13 05:10 PM

Ohhh, those walnut-fudge-oatmeal cookies! Those about the only ones I bake that don't turn out cake-y.

Kitchen Science: In Pursuit of the Perfect Cookie
12/25/13 10:11 PM