Chad Johannesen

Should You Get a Vintage Range or a New One? — Side by Side: A Guide to Appliance Shopping

Some things just get better with age — a good bottle of red wine, a leather handbag, and that Chevy that your dad used to drive with such pride. When you're buying kitchen appliances, the general wisdom seems to be that newer is better, right?

Not always. Sure, there can be some "Can you believe it does this?" features in the newer models, but there's one appliance that can be just as functional if you buy it vintage. No, it's not an OG Smeg refrigerator — it's a range! Here's what to think about when you're considering a vintage version.


Everything You Need to Know About the New Downton Abbey Movie — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → How To Stay Period Drama Pumped Until the Downton Abbey Movie Debuts in 2018


I Finally Found the Perfect Tea Pot — One Good Thing

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For at least a year, I've been on a quest for the perfect tea pot. My efforts, until recently, left me feeling like a medieval knight searching for a mystical grail. And then I had my Goldilocks moment. I finally found the perfect tea pot.


Recipe: Red Wine Strawberries — Easy Dessert Recipes

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Fresh, in-season strawberries don't need much to dress them up — really just eating them out of hand will do. But if you want to turn them into a dinner party-worthy dessert, you don't have to try much harder. Let those berries swim in a mix of red wine, brown sugar, and vanilla for a little bit, and they are transformed into something even better than you can imagine.

These boozy strawberries taste almost caramelized and just a touch earthy, yet they are still incredibly juicy and bright. When served in bowls with billowy dollops of crème fraîche or whipped cream, they are definitely the best way to finish off a seasonal meal with your favorite people.


5 of the Most Stylish Kid-Friendly Kitchens Out There — Inspiring Kitchens

As almost any parent can attest to, kids tend to take over your home as soon they come along. With all the toys and child-proofing gear, and the mountains stuff they use on a daily basis, it can sometimes feel like you're living in their home — not the other way around. Which is why we get so pumped each and every time we see families living stylishly and effectively in their space.

Let these cute, kid-friendly spaces inspire you to cook up something new in your home that will make all your family members — big and small — happy.


5 Delicious Ways to Have a Very Berry 4th of July — A Very Berry Fourth of July

I can't think of a holiday that's as feel-good as the Fourth of July. You've got family and friends, cold beer, hot dogs and hamburgers, and of course all that pursuit of happiness to celebrate. This year put the cherry on top with a slew of very berry desserts (including one honorary cherry pie). These recipes are unabashedly red, white, and blue, thanks to strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and loads of whipped cream. Take your pick of lemony berry cupcakes, a flag cake with a patriotic surprise inside, and a naturally colored layered jello mold. Have a peek inside to choose a recipe to help you celebrate America's birthday in delicious style.


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