more about: kitchen

Deodorize Your Fridge With Yesterday’s Newspaper

Has your refrigerator developed an unpleasant smell? Newspaper absorbs odor, so try scrunching up a few sheets and spritzing them with water. Tuck the newspaper balls into corners and drawers, then leave them there overnight to absorb the stench. To keep odor at bay, use sheets of newspaper to line refrigerator drawers; replace every couple of weeks. For help keeping […]

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How to Remove Broken Glass from Your Dishwasher

It  happens to the best of us. A glass that wasn’t properly loaded breaks in your dishwasher’s rinse cycle. Luckily there’s an easy and safe way to remove the glass without getting your fingers sliced. Start by grabbing a flashlight and turning off the lights in your kitchen. Shine the flashlight in the bottom of the dishwasher. Any pieces of […]

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How to Keep Fried Chicken Crispy

Do you ever make fried chicken at home? It’s one of the best comfort foods of summer, but can be time-consuming to make. If you decide to give it a go (like our recipe for Easy Fried Chicken), use this trick to keep your chicken crispy while you finish preparing dinner. Once your chicken pieces are done frying, set them […]

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How an Olive Oil Cruet Can Help Keep Your Stove Clean

When you see this kind of bottle (technically called an olive oil cruet), you probably think salad dressings and pasta with fresh olive oil. But keeping one near your stovetop can actually help you keep your cooking surface clean, and prevent dried-on food splatters. Simply fill the bottle with water and a bit of mild dish detergent. Then when you’re […]

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How to Reseal a Plain Plastic Bag

Leave it to the folks at Lifehacker to share this smart tip on how to turn any old plastic bag into a “resealable” plastic bag with a common household appliance. To keep pantry staples like brown sugar, rice, or dried lentils fresh without having to use a zippered plastic bag, simply fold down the open end of the bag, wrap […]

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Create a Recipe Index

If you can never seem to find your favorite recipe (was it in the red cookbook, or last month’s Real Simple), try creating a recipe index to easily put your hands on what you’re looking for. Whether you use a card file, or even a document on your computer, record these things about each recipe: Title of the Recipe The […]

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Paint Chip Inspired Placements

I’m a big fan of having color in the kitchen since all of our appliances are white, and we have fairly neutral colored counters and cabinets. I love these bright paint chip inspired placemats from Etsy seller avrilloreti. They come in a set of eight for $120, or you can buy sets of four in one color palette for $60. […]

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Small Kitchen Solution: Bialetti All-in-One Cookware Set

Having spent a little more than three years living with a kitchen that was smaller than my cubicle at work, I fully appreciate this all-in-one cookware solution from Bialetti that I found while browsing TheKitchn’s coverage of the International Housewares Show that took place in Chicago in March.

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Smart Product: Clongs from Dreamfarm

Another product to file under “Why didn’t I think of that?!”: Dreamfarm has come out with a pair of tongs that has the spoon res built right in. Take a look:


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Weekend Project: Etching My Glass Soap Dispenser

In hopes of providing a little inspiration for any weekend projects you might be tackling, I wanted to share one I did a few months ago with you.


I have these lovely soap dispensers that I use for both dish soap and hand soap. They originally held Cucina hand soap (one of them still does), which is some of the best smelling hand soap ever.




I decided to etch the words “dish” and “hand” on the containers so that we could tell them apart when they are both eventually filled with clear soaps.


Keep reading to see how it turned out.


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