11 Smart Ways to Use the Space Above Your Cabinets — Small Space Kitchens

I seriously don't understand why there is space above my kitchen cabinets. If someone knows of a historical reason, please illuminate me in the comments. Why can't my cabinets just go all the way to the ceiling? I do not know. What I do know is that it's a terrible waste of space and it tends to get pretty gross and dusty.

Do you share my pain? Here are a few ideas to make that space actually work for you — and me!


Recipe: Honey-Roasted Sprouts with Lentil-Quinoa Pilaf — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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Brussels sprouts and honey might not be the most obvious pairing, but once you've tasted this spunky little food combo, you will not look back! The sweetness of the honey perfectly tempers the mustardy undertones of the sprouts. Combined with this nourishing, spiced quinoa and lentil pilaf, this is a hearty salad bowl you will crave time and time again.


The Best (and Wackiest) Shark Tank Products for Your Home — Apartment Therapy

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This Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup Cooks While You’re at Work — Delicious Links

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Using your slow cooker is a hands-off way to get dinner on the table, but if a recipe's cooking time isn't long enough to jive with your workday hours, it's not all that helpful. Enter: this cabbage and potato soup, which requires eight hours in the slow cooker. Set it up before you head out the door and come home to a warm, wholesome meal.


Here’s What You Need to Know About European Airbnbs — Travel Intelligence

As an Airbnb host, I am fully in the Airbnb camp. It's my favorite way to travel and a fantastic way to immerse myself in a neighborhood, learn about local culture, and get insider tips on favorite spots. (My last host steered me to some of the best places I've eaten in Paris; even cooler, we've stayed in touch and had lunch together when I had a stopover there last spring.)

That said, I know not to expect the Airbnb European edition to be just like my own, or like others in the U.S. Yes, all the details that make Europe so different from home are part of the allure, but as they say, "forewarned is forearmed."

So before you book that amazing rental in Paris, Pisa, or Prague, take note of these 10 things you should know.


Our Readers’ Responses to This FDA Ruling Will Make You LOL — Food News

For literally thousands of years, psychologists, poets, social scientists, songwriters, physiologists, novelists, philosophers, nuns ,and countless individuals in countless disciplines have attempted to answer the question "What is love?" The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently submitted its own assessment, issuing its own ruling about what love is not: an ingredient.

In a letter to John Gates, the CEO and co-owner of the Concord, Massachussetts-based Nashoba Brooks Bakery (which has included "love" on its ingredient list for nearly 20 years), FDA Program Division Director Ronald Pace said this was a case of mislabeled food. "Love is not a common or usual name of an ingredient, and is considered to be intervening material because it is not part of the common or usual name of the ingredient," Pace writes, describing love in the least Hallmark way ever.


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