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I love the trick of getting the eyes out! I would recommend a bread knife over a chefs knife. It tends to make cleaner cuts.

How To Cut a Pineapple in the Prettiest Way Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
6/17/14 11:02 AM

I say go for changing the fireplace. I just recently painted my living room and while the new color is great, painting my ugly mauve fireplace and mantle made a world of difference in the room. The bright white fireplace is now a focal point rather than something I wish would just go away.

10 Mindful Minutes: Get a Fresh Perspective January Cure: Assignment #3
1/6/14 12:48 PM

How sweet are the lemon bars?

I love lemon but am not typically a fan of lemon bars due to their extreme sweetness. I have been experimenting with making a tart & lemon-y lemon bar but have had little success.


Recipe: Heavenly Lemon Bars with Almond Shortbread Crust Recipes from The Kitchn
7/5/13 02:15 PM

@Bee for Brian
I have hardwood floors and have tried multiple sets of Flor stickers, using double the amount recommended, command strips, etc.

Budget Runner For Looong Hallway? Good Questions
6/28/13 11:09 AM

I am going to have to disagree with everyone. I would absolutely NOT get FLOR tiles for a high traffic area! I have FLOR tiles for my living room rug and they will not stay down at all; I have tried everything from extra FLOR stickers to Command strips. It becomes a dangerous situation when the tiles move while you or guests are walking on them.

Just my two cents but I would advise against using FLOR tiles if you will be walking on them often.

Budget Runner For Looong Hallway? Good Questions
6/24/13 12:45 PM

I would love to learn how to brew bright, spicy, and lightly sweet ginger beer! This is hard to find in my area so I think the best solution would be to make my own. I like that Emma's book is small batches - 5 gallon batches is intimidating.

Enter to Win a Copy of True Brews by Emma Christensen Cookbook Giveaway on The Kitchn
5/24/13 11:07 AM

I also live alone and instead of having the TV on I always have an audiobook playing. Typically, unless I am going to be sitting in one place for a while, I listen to something I have heard before .

Solo Life at Home: Using TV Shows for a Little Bit of Background Noise
5/21/13 11:24 AM

I don't think any recipe is "destroyed" but what measurements they use. Sure it might be inconvenient for you to convert a recipe but I do it all the time. If it is something you are interested in making then, at most, it takes five minutes to convert the recipe.

Sure it would be great if the French recipes I like to make were written in English and used imperial measurements but they don't so I spend 5-10 minutes converting the recipe. Not a big deal!

Until We Go Metric: 7 Cooking Conversions to Know By Heart
5/20/13 03:42 PM

@Pi - I have taken the chairs outside for parties but I don't keep them outside long term. I think they would probably be okay, they are powder coated and mine don't have any chips in the coating.

Get the Look: Industrial Steel Stools
4/30/13 11:23 AM

I just bought the Overstock Tabouret Tangerine stools a few months ago and I love them! They are very sturdy stools and the paint is vibrant and matches the pictures quite well.

Get the Look: Industrial Steel Stools
4/29/13 11:50 PM

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Win: Keurig Vue® V700 Brewer! Thursday Giveaway
4/11/13 10:50 AM

Another idea might be to check your local furniture store for clearance or floor models. I was able to get my leather chair as a floor model which was also being discontinued and saved over $3000. There was no way I would have been able to afford the orginal price! It takes some time and a good bit of luck but is worth a try.

Where To Find an Affordable Leather Chair Like This? Good Questions
4/1/13 04:42 PM

@Kristina Franziska I would use lemon zest in the Panna Cotta to add lemon flavor and avoid curdling and then maybe use a lightly sweetened lemon juice reduction for a sauce.

Why Panna Cotta Is the Perfect Dessert
3/30/13 12:05 AM

Target has some great bulb string lights for 12.99 that work great in my backyard.

The Best Outdoor String Lights To Light Up the Backyard, Patio, or Balcony
3/29/13 09:24 AM

I love the 365+ IHĂ„RDIG spice jars and mills. You can just switch out the top of the mill for any spice jar!

The 10 Best Kitchen Items To Buy at IKEA
3/14/13 05:44 PM

A quick tip if you decide to make cheese crackers - add a pinch of mustard powder! It enhances the cheese flavor without having to add a crazy amount of cheese to the crackers.

How To Make Crackers at Home Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
3/12/13 03:41 PM

I would say the biggest way to get rid of the gross mildewy stuff under the rubber on a front loading machine is to leave the door open overnight every few days/washes!

How To Clean a Washing Machine Apartment Therapy Tutorials
2/19/13 05:39 PM

I love the floors and the blue grey paint! Do you happen to remember the color of the paint?

A Family Friendly Green Home in Lakeview Professional Project
2/14/13 10:02 AM

I typically mix lemonade (preferably homemade!), Gin, and Campari for a great drink. The lemonade cuts some of the bitterness of the Campari while the Gin adds a little extra kick!

What Are Some New Ways to Use Campari? Good Questions
2/12/13 02:16 PM

I love the room, espcially the navy wall! Do you happen to remember the name of the paint?

Josiah's Tiny Navy Nursery NookMy Room
2/12/13 12:46 PM