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Display Name: Govenator
Member Since: 11/19/12

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Where is the couch in the living room from? It looks so comfy!

Maureen's Classic & Comfy Austin Abode House Tour
3/30/14 01:41 PM

I grew up eating blintzes every Saturday morning! For filling we always used one 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese mixed with 16 oz of dry curd cottage cheese, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 egg yolks, 2 tbsp softened butter and 1/8 to 1/4 c. sugar. We would cook the blintzes on the stove making sure to get the inside warm by putting a lid over the skillet while it was cooking. Powdered sugar and cinnamon were the most popular toppings. I've made these blintzes for several of my friends (some who are very picky) and they are always a hit. I have also discovered that I can freeze uncooked leftovers and fry on the stove after I have defrosted them a bit in the microwave.

Breakfast Recipe: Baked Ricotta Blintzes with Fresh Cherry Sauce Recipes from The Kitchn
3/8/13 11:09 PM

I'm both a cook and a baker and I totally agree with these assessments. When I was in the process of picking out wedding registry my husband begged me to put a KitchenAid on the list but I refused because I thought it would take too much space. Lucky for me, one of our guests bought us one anyway. Now I use my KitchenAid almost every day. It is perfect for kneading bread or making pasta. I love that I can measure out other ingredients or get a few dishes done while the KitchenAid does the work.
As far as knives go, I didn't realize what I was missing until I also received a set of Wusthoff knives as a wedding gift. I feel so much more comfortable and in control with them that I can't imagine going back to the cheap set I had before.

The One Kitchen Item Worth Splurging On Reader Intelligence Report
2/21/13 07:48 PM

I began roasting my own coffee from home with a $20 popcorn popper and green coffee beans shipped from The website has tutorials and lots of other resources for home roasters. I typically do a lighter roast (depending on the region the beans come from and other factors) but highly recommend home roasting for those who want to learn more about what types of coffee they like. After the initial $20 investment in the popcorn popper I have saved a lot of money along with getting a much better cup of coffee than most people will ever get to enjoy.

Are You Buying Bad Coffee?
2/10/13 01:26 AM

Perfect for my tiny apartment!

Win: Lexington Mirrored Butler Tray Holiday Giveaway
11/30/12 01:49 PM