Chad Johannesen

Before & After: Chris’ Timeless Not Trendy Remodel — The Big Reveal

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Name:
Chris
Location:
Longmont, CO
Division:
United States
About my kitchen reveal:
The house is a 1949 ranch and the cabinetry in the before photos are original. I designed the new kitchen myself. The kitchen was very dark with only one overhead light and the window above the sink and had awkward storage with many cabinets too high for me to reach. The work triangle was efficient so I kept all the appliances in the same place which saved money. We removed the wall between the kitchen and the laundry room and also removed a walk-in pantry. With the wall gone, light now pours in from two windows and the back door. I ran cabinetry down the entire length of the "refrigerator wall" with pantries and a long stretch of counter for baking.

The goal was to create a timeless look with few trendy finishes. I wanted the space to look like it had been built that way back in 1949. But, the entire crew, and myself, remained flexible and the job got done on time. I learned to pick my battles — I was not going to give up my quartz counters or 5-burner stove!

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Recipe: No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Verrines — Dessert Recipes from The Kitchn

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Let's get real. Nobody wants to turn on the oven during these hot summer months. But that shouldn't stop us from enjoying some sweet treats every now and then, especially when they involve sun-ripened berries. While this recipe does require a few minutes spent over the stove, it is completely worth it. Served in individual glasses, this creamy cheesecake custard is paired with a strawberry-raspberry gelee, all atop a graham cracker crust.

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10 Treats I Brought Home from Burgundy, France — Travel Treasures

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We'd all love to bring home escargot, cheese, or foie gras from France, but some treats can be a little tricky to transport. I did, however, endeavor to capture the essence of this food-centric region during my recent trip to Burgundy, France, so that I could relive as much of the experience as possible in my home kitchen.

Here's the story of my travel treasures, and a few things I learned along the way.

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An Argentinian Grill Master’s 3 Secrets for Wonderful Grilled Meat and Vegetables — Outdoor Tour

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Who cooks and eats here: Zack Paul
Where: Santa Barbara, CA

Yesterday we learned all about Zack's Argentine grill technique, so today we're going to dive into how to best cook the veggies and meats once they hit that grate!

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An Argentinian Grill Master’s 3 Secrets for Wonderful Grilled Meat and Vegetables — Outdoor Tour

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Who cooks and eats here: Zack Paul
Where: Santa Barbara, CA

Yesterday we learned all about Zack's Argentine grill technique, so today we're going to dive into how to best cook the veggies and meats once they hit that grate!

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10 Great Food Movies to Stream on Netflix Instant Tonight — Food on Film

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On hot, sticky summer nights I like to stay home, AC blasting, popcorn in hand, watching something on Netflix Instant. It can be hard (or at least annoying) to traverse the world of what's currently available to stream, so we made it a little bit easier for you. If you're in the mood for something delicious to watch tonight, skip the movie theater and curl up on your couch with one of these 10 food-centric films instead.

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