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How to Avoid Costly Mistakes When Remodeling Your Kitchen

Karen Williams | Posted 11.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Karen Williams

As a kitchen specialist, I try to educate my clients on the mistakes they can easily avoid when remodeling their kitchens. While beauty and functionality are important in the design, longevity is an equally important factor. Kitchens are a significant investment and should be designed to last twenty years or so.

How To Brew Beer At Home: A Beginner's Guide

Food52 | Posted 11.13.2015 | Taste

The act of brewing isn't all that complicated, but it's a very precise process that doesn't allow for much error. Before you get started, here are some basic things to keep in mind.

Sorry, But Your Kitchen Probably Wouldn't Pass a Health Inspector's Test

Rodale's Organic Life | Posted 11.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Rodale's Organic Life

The biggest mistake people made was not cooling leftovers fast enough, followed by not having a working thermometer in their refrigerator. Third was not removing jewelry or keeping fingernails trimmed when cooking

No Butter? No Problem. Every Baking Substitute You Could Ever Need.

Thrillist | Posted 10.30.2015 | Taste

You're halfway through a brownie recipe when you realize you have no eggs, and the grocery store is closed. You could go ask next door, but it's late, and you're already in your pajamas, and at that moment, an abandoned recipe is 100% preferable to a real life interpersonal interaction.

Why You Should Be Saving Your Apple Peels And Cores

Food52 | Posted 11.02.2015 | Taste

There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least I do not think they are fun) -- washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals. Peeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.

5 Hacks for Cooking Healthy Meals on a Budget

Well+GOOD | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Larkin Clark for Well+GOOD When Leanne Brown, then a master's degree candidate in food studies at New York University, posted her capstone projec...

Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Make A Major Impact | Joann Pan | Posted 10.23.2015 | OWN

OK, not the kitchen itself -- just enough of its fantastic design ideas to give the heart of your home a fresh new look. The surprising secr...

8 Ridiculously Cute Ways To Make Your Kitchen The Best Room In The House

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 10.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

Pick a color. Any color. When it comes to crafting the kitchen of your dreams, color-coordination is everything. Choosing an eye-catching color t...

10 Space-Saving Tips And Storage Tricks You Should Steal From Tiny Homes

MakeSpace | Posted 10.13.2015 | HuffPost Home
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All 10 of these tiny homes prove that space is relative. Your home is only as tiny as you let it feel. So, apply these space-saving tips and storage tricks when you can. Because you deserve to have a bigger home without actually paying for one.

How To Bring Wilted Herbs Back To Life

Food52 | Posted 10.15.2015 | HuffPost Home

If you've ever tried to store basil at room temperature, with trimmed ends dangling into water like flowers, like everyone tells you to do, then you know it's all lies.

The Best Cutting Boards & How to Care for Them

Food52 | Posted 09.11.2015 | Taste

By Leslie StephensToday: Cutting boards are some of the most-used kitchen tools, so it's important to choose the best one for your cooking style....

How To Avoid Kitchen Counter Clutter Without Throwing A Single Thing Away

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.03.2015 | OWN

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10 Steps to Becoming a Burger Expert

Food52 | Posted 08.27.2015 | Taste

By Leslie StephensOur definitive guide to burgers--for now, and to carry you well through tailgating season. More: 5 tricks to making a mind-blow...

How To Keep Tomatoes Fresh For Longer

Food52 | Posted 08.27.2015 | Taste

Refrigerators can drastically affect tomatoes' taste. The cold temperatures cause them to lose their flavor and become mealy. New research suggests, however, that the same could be true of the opposite.

8 Tips to Make Your Stir-Fry More Exciting

Food52 | Posted 08.15.2015 | Taste

Stir-fry isn't a sexy new dish you read about on a blog or saw in an Ottolenghi cookbook. Stir-fry is reliable, but it's ho-hum. It's what you end up making when you don't know how else to combine the weird elements of your fridge. Let's give stir-fry some dignity.

10 Essential Grilling Tips

Food52 | Posted 07.31.2015 | Taste

There's just something about grilling and summer that makes us want to be better grillers. They're a dynamic duo, which is why, no matter your grilling woes, we're here with our best grilling tips our community has written about over the years.

These Avocado Taco Boats Are the Perfect Addition to Your Summer Barbecue | Posted 07.29.2015 | Taste

These avocado tacos are so easy to make and they take no time at all. And when I saw how good the finish product looked? I knew I couldn't wait until my next party.

Over 30 Recipes To Reduce Kitchen Waste

Food52 | Posted 07.30.2015 | Taste

If you cook, you're going to end up with kitchen scraps. But sometimes what you may consider waste is actually perfectly good to eat -- not merely edible, but downright tasty.

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Goat Cheese

Food52 | Posted 07.22.2015 | Taste

There's good news for those of us who strive to incorporate cheese into every meal possible.

Funny Video Shows How '50s Moms Can Help Parents Of Today

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents

Parenting has certainly changed over the years, but the funny ladies behind The BreakWomb think that mothers from the '50s might have a...

The Truth About Refrigerating Butter

Food52 | Posted 07.22.2015 | Taste

While it would be nice if really fresh, high-quality foods from your local farmer didn't need to be refrigerated, the truth is that refrigeration helps many items -- though not all -- remain at their peak longer. We wanted the answers to some of the oft-debated refrigeration mysteries.

The 9 Most Wasteful Things You Do In Your Kitchen... And How To Stop

Thrillist | Posted 07.14.2015 | Taste

An empty refrigerator consumes more than a refrigerator that's full.

3 Ways The Home Cook Can Help Solve The Water Crisis

Epicurious | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green

The average American household goes through 320 gallons of water a day, and over a trillion gallons of American water goes to waste each year. The kicker: A trillion gallons of water is only 9% of the water needed to solve California's drought.

How To Defrost Any Meat

Epicurious | Posted 05.15.2015 | Taste

You've got three options.

5 Ways To Overcome Your Kitchen Fears

Katie Cavuto MS RD | Posted 06.23.2015 | Taste
Katie Cavuto MS RD

Are you curious how you can tackle your kitchen fears and make cooking feel fun and approachable? Here are five tips that will make whipping up a healthy meal much less scary.