Tips & Techniques

The Best $30 You Can Spend on Your Kitchen — Cabinet Fix-Up

When it comes to our kitchen cabinets, most of us are stuck with what we've got. Sure, if you own your place, you can do a full remodel — but even if you're going the IKEA route, a renovation will easily cost you tens of thousands of dollars. And as anyone who's ever done it knows, painting kitchen cabinets is an enormous pain.

But there is one thing you can do for your kitchen cabinets that will keep them clean, preserve them long-term, and make them look better, too. And it only costs about $30!

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The Best $30 You Can Spend on Your Kitchen — Cabinet Fix-Up

When it comes to our kitchen cabinets, most of us are stuck with what we've got. Sure, if you own your place, you can do a full remodel — but even if you're going the IKEA route, a renovation will easily cost you tens of thousands of dollars. And as anyone who's ever done it knows, painting kitchen cabinets is an enormous pain.

But there is one thing you can do for your kitchen cabinets that will keep them clean, preserve them long-term, and make them look better, too. And it only costs about $30!

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Chicken Breast — Tips from The Kitchn

Grilled chicken breast is one of the essential summer recipes that makes everything from meal prep to summer cookouts more enjoyable. It's a recipe that we think every home cook should master — along with asparagus, shrimp, corn, and pork tenderloin.

Grilling chicken breast isn't hard, but to master juicy, flavorful chicken breast on the grill a few key mistakes must be avoided. Here are five of the most common missteps and how to avoid them.

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10 Delicious Ways to Get Your Strawberry-Rhubarb Fix — Recipes from The Kitchn

There are few fruity combinations that scream summer quite as profoundly as tart rhubarb balanced by sweet strawberries. It's a quintessential pairing I look forward to every year as the early days of summer near, and my tastebuds water just thinking about it. From the classics to new favorites, here are 10 absolutely delicious ways to get your strawberry-rhubarb fix this summer.

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I Made My Own Wedding Favors and Here’s What I Would Have Done Differently — Homemade Weddings

When my now-husband, Lucien, and I started planning our wedding we didn't initially set out to include any favors at all. They just seemed like an added expense that didn't feel totally necessary to us.

Then we stumbled upon the idea of leaving our guests with a homemade sweet treat to remember our special day. It felt so perfect and we were too excited about the idea to resist. With that, I ordered some cute treat bags on Etsy and set out to make about 200 rosemary shortbread cookies.

Buy the same bags: Wedding Favor Bags, from $30 for 20 at Mavora

There was flour, sweat, and tears, and while I'd bake my own favors again in a heartbeat, there are a few sanity-saving things I'd definitely do differently.

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6 Ways to Make Your Patio More Pet-Friendly — Patio Perfection

A lot of time and energy goes into dreaming up the perfect backyard or patio space to enjoy throughout the summer. Whether your idea of bliss involves a full outdoor kitchen or a tiny patch of grass with a cafe table, there's one member of your family whose preferences you might not be considering: your fur baby.

Here's how to make sure Professor Pickles has just as lavish a summer as you.

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