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I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I made a few modifications based on what I had on hand: bacon instead of sausage, grape tomatoes instead of a medium tomato, and because I didn't have enough milk, I went half and half milk and chicken broth. It was so good my husband has asked to add this to the regular rotation for dinner!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Judith's Lazy Creamy Penne Quick Weeknight Meals Recipe Contest 2009
9/22/09 10:59 PM

I agree with the post in that I want to support sustainable, local farming. I want to support organic agriculture. I believe that big agri-business is creating a whole host of disasters for our environment.

But...

It's awfully hard to think in the big picture when you're worried about being able to pay the rent. $7.50 for a dozen eggs seems like an unaffordable luxury when I'm trying to stretch a very small budget to feed a family. I wish there was a way to make sustainable, organic food more affordable for the average consumer.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | On Why I Pay $7.50 for a Dozen Eggs
6/17/09 02:13 PM

Garlic, olive oil, butter, pasta, kosher salt, eggs, crushed red pepper flakes.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Which Ingredients Can You Not Live Without?
4/23/09 04:16 PM

I loved those as a kid. I had completely forgotten about them until now. Heading over to ebay...


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Fashion Plates
4/16/09 04:22 PM

I agree with pulling the blue out of the rug. It would look lovely and fresh.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Wall Color to Suit these Pieces?
4/8/09 02:11 PM

I'm definitely planning more meals that will provide leftovers: casseroles, quiches, stratas, panades, etc. Definitely less meat, and I'm being more adventurous in terms of making dinner up based on what's in the cupboard, rather than buying to a specific recipe.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: How Are You Cutting Back in the Kitchen?
4/8/09 02:07 PM

As mentioned several times in the comments on the original post, the "knitted" bunnies are actually crocheted.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Roundup: Decorating, Gift and Activity Ideas for Easter
4/6/09 04:55 PM

I also have the Rubbermaid version of these and I love them. I haven't had any tears, and I use it in the microwave quite often to heat my lunch at work.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Hot or Not? FlatOut Collapsible Tupperware Storage
4/6/09 04:46 PM

Ooh, I just picked up some asparagus at the farmer's market yesterday, and was wondering how I should prepare them. This looks perfect!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Early Spring Cooking: Asparagus Tarts
3/23/09 03:20 PM

I understand that the TV was put there to cover up the fireplace as well as prevent the kids from banging on the screen. I know I saw a post somewhere (that I can't find now) where a family put in a whiteboard over a non-working fireplace. They are cheap and lightweight, so could probably be hung with temporary adhesives/hooks.


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Work Around Our Ugly Fireplace?
3/19/09 04:35 PM

We have someone come in every two weeks to clean our 2-bedroom apartment. We considered giving it up when my husband got laid off last fall, but I've discovered that a messy house raises my stress level to unexpected levels. I'm not a natural cleaner, so it's our one luxury that we're trying to keep.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Do You Hire a Service to Help with Spring Cleaning?
3/19/09 03:25 PM

Here's an online version of MASH: http://www.espin.com/mash-game.php?trip=833

It's still fun!


Apartment Therapy New York | Remember MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House)?
3/11/09 04:53 PM

I use an ice cream scoop, although this method admittedly works better with a thicker batter.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Tip: Use an Asian Soup Spoon to Fill Muffin Cups
3/2/09 03:05 PM

Tile is too permanent to go completely wacky. In six months, you'll be over the animal print phase, and probably grow to hate them, but won't be able to to justify the expense of changing out the tile. Go bold with less-permanent design elements in the bathroom: shower curtains, towels, bath mat, or even fixtures like towel racks. That way, when you are sick of the safari look, you can get rid of it quickly.


Apartment Therapy DC | Hot or Not? Animal-Print Bathroom Tiles
3/2/09 03:03 PM

Chicken and waffles is the ultimate comfort food combo. I'm going to be thinking about them all day now.

And way to go for the Tapeheads reference!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Flickr Find: Chicken and Waffles?
2/27/09 04:04 PM

I love it. The fabrics you chose work really well together and the new cushion adds a lot of life to the room.


Apartment Therapy DC | How To: Transform a Plain Pillow
2/26/09 06:12 PM

We keep the porch light and one light in the front room (both CFLs) on when we're out of the house, mostly as a deterrent for burglars. Having the porch light on also makes it easier to get my keys out and into the door when I come home in the dark.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Leaving a Light On To Welcome Yourself Home
2/13/09 02:25 PM

I loved flipping through this magazine, especially the features on individual artists. But at $16 per issue, it was just too much for me to buy. I'm sorry to hear about another magazine closing, though.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Craft Magazine is Closing
2/11/09 01:44 PM

One note just to make sure no one makes the same mistake I've made: be sure to use Spanish chorizo (hard) and not Mexican chorizo (soft). I mixed them up and ruined a ATK pasta recipe.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe: Chickpea and Chorizo Soup
2/6/09 02:41 PM

It's interesting as art, but I'm not sure I'd want it on my floor.


Apartment Therapy New York | Hot or Not? Downloading Rug by Richard Hutten
2/4/09 06:13 PM