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1/20/11 02:41 PM

I use mine for King Ranch Chicken.

Mix a pound of cooked, cubed or shredded chicken with one can cream of chicken soup and two cans of drained rotel. Spoon half into a casserole dish. Tear the tortillas and lay them on top of the mixture overlapping them like shingles. Top with grated cheese. Repeat until all of the chicken mixture is used up.

Bake for 40 minutes at 350.

For variety I add a chopped onion or use cream of mushroom soup instead.

I also use stale tortillas to help absorb grease from bacon fresh from the frying pan. It works better than a paper-towel.

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1/11/10 10:53 AM

Personally, I think I'd work with the brick. New floors and stainless countertops paired with the brick (okay maybe do something to lighten the mortar) would leave you with the feel of an old-fashioned French boucherie. You could even add a cracking plaster texture over the old brick. I could go many directions with the cabinets so I have no specific suggestiosn there. Good luck!

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11/6/08 11:41 AM

I love that some of the circle were left open to let light into the area below the terrace. .

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4/20/08 12:24 PM

Have you thought of doing a special finish on the walls to tone the green down? You could pickle over the green with a more neutral shade or do a comb or linen effect so that the green shows through something more compatible with the rest of your palette. I also like the idea of re-framing or re-matting your photos to get rid of some of the starkness that makes the wall pop.

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4/20/08 12:17 PM

The Home Depot in my town hos awesome pressed tin backsplash "tiles" that I adore. they come in every metalic shade imaginiable. I'm partial to the bronze one. It has a sort of tarnished look. Also, you may think of just painting the wall with automotive or appliance paint. You'll get an awesome metallic sparkle from doing a pretty basic paint job.

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4/18/08 10:39 AM

If you love the mirror, keep the mirror. I'd hang a curtain above the mirror at the same height and in the same material as the curtains you hang above the window. Then add a tie back so it falls over the corner and one edge of the mirror. I think this will block out the veiw of the vanity mirror opposite which will eliminate the tunnel effect. My bedroom is also black and white and I ended up making my own curtains. I used a black sateen that I got on sale and added white cotton ribbon in a rectangle three inches from each edge. The shiny fabric is elegant but the effect is sleek because of the clean straight lines. You could take a similar approach to marry a modern bedroom/bathroom to the more classic mirror. Best of luck.

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4/3/08 07:33 AM