Before & After: How An Old Sewing Table Turned into An Outdoor Bar — Apartment Therapy

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Recipe: Vegetable Pesto Puff Pastry Tart — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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A box of puff pastry stashed in the freezer means magical things can happen, including a tart with a colorful mosaic of summer vegetables layered on top of fragrant basil pesto and topped with a sprinkling of feta cheese and red pepper flakes. A still-warm slice of this buttery tart is just the thing you'll want to eat outside with a frosty glass of rosé.


What’s the Difference Between Wax Paper and Parchment Paper? — Storage Smarts

Along with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, wax and parchment paper are two handy kitchen papers we keep within arm's reach for cooking, baking, and storing food. While they share similarities in the way they're used, there's one distinct quality that sets these two kitchen papers apart, and once you know what it is, you'll know exactly which one to reach for.


5 New Nonfiction Food Books to Read This Summer — Food Media

The height of summer promises leisure. We dream of long days spent outside eating food that barely needs to be cooked and of cold drinks that last all afternoon and into the evening. It's also my favorite time to pick up a new book or two and get lost in someone else's story. Need some recommendations? I've found five deliciously awesome nonfiction books all about food that you need to pick up right now.


An Honest Review of Those Universal Silicone Lids — Storage Smarts

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I'm all for reducing waste. I try really hard to reduce my environmental footprint by using reusable materials whenever possible. That means I opt for microfiber cloths over paper towels, glass storage containers over zip-top baggies, and real forks and knives instead of plastic ones whenever I have takeout.

So I was pumped when those universal silicone lids started to hit the market. The premise: The seemingly simple lids sit on top of all sorts of bowls, pots and pans, or baking dishes to create an airtight seal for cooking and storage. Because they're made of silicone, they can go in the freezer, oven, microwave, and more. Plus, you can throw them in the dishwasher when they're dirty. Cool! But I had some questions: Would they work with my existing kitchen stuff, would I actually use them, and are they worth buying? See? So many questions!


10 Grown-Up Kitchen Goodies from Urban Outfitters’ College Checklist

We aren't headed off to college this fall (because we're full-fledged adults), but we couldn't help but get a total case of the gimmies when we were scrolling through Urban Outfitter's On Campus College Checklist.

Luckily, you don't have to reenroll in school just to go shopping. Here are 10 things you grown-ups might like for your real-life kitchens.


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