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My Uncool Kitchen Tool: Cheesecloth & a Battered Kitchen Sieve To the Wine Rescue!

3-1-wine.jpgHave you ever been uncorking a bottle of wine and, hey bingo, the cork breaks apart? You try again but now the cork starts to really disintegrate and all you have are bits of cork and dust for your efforts. What do you do? This is where my uncool kitchen tool comes in very handy. More

A Gorgeous Warm, Modern Kitchen — Kitchen Spotlight

Did you see the Sam and Anne's gorgeous Austin home over on Apartment Therapy today? Besides the fact that it opens with a photo of a super cute baby and a dog, the whole home is light and lovely. We've pulled some photos of the kitchen so you can get a peek! See more photos below: More



Is Boxed Wine the Next Hipster Fad?

2013_02_23-boxedwinefinal.jpgI have only negative memories of boxed wine: from college basement parties to my grandmother's tennis friends in Arizona, it never held my interest. But things are changing and boxed wine is not only becoming cooler, it's simply starting to make more sense. More



How Can I Tell If My Dishes Are Too Heavy for My Shelves? — Good Questions

Q: I live in a 1950's ranch with knotty pine cabinetry. We just got new dishes and they're much heavier than our old dishes. It got me wondering — how much weight can these old cabinets hold? Is there a rule of thumb? The cabinets are one long unit with three shelves and a wooden back. 

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5 Unexpected Ways to Use Curry Paste

030213-curry.jpgI've been adding curry paste to an assortment of old standby dishes to give them a bit of kick. If you have half a can of curry paste lying about here are a few unexpected ways to put it to good use! More



Wood Top Kitchen Carts: High & Low — Product Roundup

Kitchen carts have seen us through many less-than-ideal kitchen setups, and saved the day when we needed a little extra counter and storage space. These 10 butcher block carts span sizes, styles, and price points — from IKEA at the low end (a reliable go-to) to gorgeous (and pricey!) carts from leading butcher block manufacturer John Boos. More



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