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I got this for my birthday and was honestly just slightly disappointed with the flavors. The ones in the first book were so so delicious! These don't seem quite as inspired to me, but I should probably make one first before judging :)


Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts by Jeni Britton Bauer New Cookbook
7/15/14 06:18 PM

I love this tip! I'm doing this starting next Sunday (grocery shop day).

Only thing is I hate refrigerated tomatoes but all the others sound perfect!


If You Want to Eat Way More Vegetables Keep a Crudité Platter in the Fridge Tips from The Kitchn
7/14/14 10:19 AM

About 9 months ago I moved into my own place for the first time. I lived with 4 or 5 people for years before that, and I have to say, it can be really lonely! Most days I love it. I don't wear clothes after work? It's a bonus. But company a few times a week is a must to keep my sanity.


Living with Roommates (Just for the Fun of It)
7/11/14 02:49 PM

I just thought it was interesting that someone mentioned feeling nervous around FMs, like they're always doing something wrong even if they're trying to be polite. I feel that way too! What is it about vendors that makes them seem/look intimidating? That being said, I'm a loyal supporter and I don't think most of these suggestions are bad.


5 Things Not to Say (or Do) at the Farmers Market Farmers Market Etiquette
7/10/14 01:01 PM

Gorgeous! Although I don't really understand the painted hardwood thing. Doesn't it just chip over time? It seems that refinishing the hardwood would be a more longterm solution but I don't know.


Kitchen Before & After: From Grungy Ho-Hum to Minty Fresh! Kitchen Remodel
7/8/14 09:44 AM

This was so amazingly delicious and we added spiced rum to it which made one of the best cocktails I've ever had. We paired it with the best veggie burger recipe recently posted and it was a great dinner.


Recipe: Spicy Ginger Lemonade Recipes from The Kitchn
7/2/14 10:45 AM

Is the marinara sauce shown in the pictures a recipe that's been published on the Kitchn?


How To Make Meatballs Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
6/23/14 11:34 AM

Love all these tips! One thing I've been obsessed with lately are the pre-soaped metal scrubbers? I can't remember what they're called, but they're so great if you don't have a dish washer. I try to rinse all my dirty dishes off so they don't get crusty but honestly, I just forget half the time. They're also great for grease splatters and hard to clean areas.


10 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen Less Often, and Enjoy It Way More
6/23/14 10:03 AM

I would love a kind of explanation-post just laying out how to cook dinner 5 times a week for two without spending hours at the stove/meal planning, and using somewhat intuitive recipes so you're not a slave to a recipe but enjoying the kitchen time. Does that exist?! I want to make nice, homemade meals but it always takes so much active time and so many different ingredients.


Reader Request Week Is Coming! Tell Us What You Want to Read Reader Request Week 2014
6/2/14 03:44 PM

how were those owl posters done? they look diy-able, like print outs or something?


Alison, Liz & Nicole's Shared Space Small Cool Contest
5/30/14 01:48 PM

I loved that peek of your gorgeous marble! These look fantastic. The only thing is that you can't use the little stuck on bits for a sauce, but I'm sure there's some way around that.


How To Roast Shrimp in the Oven Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
5/30/14 12:12 PM

Brilliant. I can't eat anything at all while GoT is on, but I like the sass.


What to Eat While Watching Game of Thrones Better TV Dinners
5/6/14 04:11 PM

This post is what I love about the Kitchn! Pefect, easy to understand instructions. Totally trying this tonight.


Raise Your Braising Cred: 10 Tips for Perfectly Cooked Vegetables Tips from The Kitchn
5/6/14 10:56 AM

Thank you arminda for recommending The Gardener by Sarah Stewart! I've been sitting here for at least 5 minutes trying to think of it. I found that one when I worked at a library and ended up buying it for my adult-self. So sweet!


Books in the Mood of Spring
5/2/14 02:25 PM

This looks amazing and I can't believe how simple the gnocchi recipe is! I love when the Kitchn posts recipes that are fairly simple, won't dirty a sink-full of dishes, and look elegant/balanced.


Recipe: Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas and Herbed-Lemon Butter Recipes from The Kitchn
4/28/14 02:25 PM

Why are they all so mid-century modern looking? I'm over this craze that's taking over decorating everywhere. How bout some variety?!


Top Ten: Best Media Consoles Annual Guide 2014
4/25/14 02:29 PM

To have all those fruit trees right in your backyard would be heaven!! I'm so jealous. I love hearing others' food memories.


Recipe: Creamy Avocado Lassi Drink Recipes from The Kitchn
4/22/14 02:24 PM

Why no animal manure? We've been composting our miniature donkey's manure for years and I've never seen healthier tomato plants, as long as we only use a small layer each year.


Ryland Engelhart's 6 Tips for Better Composting at Home Expert Tips
4/22/14 08:43 AM

"One does want a hint of color" ~Albert in "The Bird Cage"


Before & After: A Vintage Victorian Entry Update
4/17/14 11:19 AM

Wasn't there another 'before and after' that had something like that? Like a door that was there in some pictures but not in others? Weird...I'm starting to wonder if these are real.


Kitchen Before & After: A Truly Amazing Transformation for $3,500 Reader Kitchen Remodel
4/14/14 09:28 AM