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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.

Should You Brine Your Turkey Or Not?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 11.20.2015 | Taste

The standard turkey can be a tough bird to crack. At face value, it's a dry, bland, huge thing to cook -- getting one to come out of the oven with al...

WATCH: Fish Lovers Rejoice! Tips To Avoid The Stink

HooplaHa | Posted 11.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

Busy moms don't have time for a smelly kitchen! Do you love cooking fish but hate the lingering smell? This latest Kitchen Hack gives you the simple w...

How To Organize Your Fridge + Make It More Energy Efficient

Rodale's Organic Life | Posted 11.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Rodale's Organic Life

Learn to stock this major appliance it so it doesn't have to overwork. by Carrie Havranek, for Rodale's Organic Life ILLUSTRATION BY KIRSTY PARGET...

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.

This Brilliant Kitchen Hack Makes Cleaning Your Stove Easier Than Ever | Posted 11.11.2015 | HuffPost Home

When I spotted this incredibly smart and easy way to clean the grates of my stove without having to be bent over a sink scrubbing for hours, I knew I'd be trying it right away.

Turns Out You Can Make Pretty Much Any Recipe In The Slow Cooker.

Food52 | Posted 11.05.2015 | Taste

Picture this: You throw everything into a pot. Then it's off to go run errands or even go to work for the day. Hours later, you unlock the door, and return to a perfectly cooked dish. This can happen for most traditional recipes -- because they can be adapted for a slow cooker.

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

The Junk Drawer: Facing Down a Household Horror

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 11.01.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dorothy Breininger

Junk drawers house an odd mix of the useful and the useless, the expensive and cheap, the urgent and the long forgotten, the one-time gadgets and the tools we use daily. And, really, there is nothing wrong with any of it. The question is: "Does your junk drawer work for you?"

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.

Incredible Kitchen Before-And-Afters You Need To See

Architectural Digest | Posted 10.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

By Elizabeth Stamp, Architectural Digest. (photo: Stonefox Architects) BEFORE: The Aspen, Colorado, kitchen of philanthropists Amy and John Ph...

Dishes Your Life

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As the very model of the modern mixed-up man, I have long been baffled by one of the great mysteries of domestic life: If a dishwasher washes dishes, ...

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.

How To DIY A Bar Cart For Cheap

Thrillist | Posted 10.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

By: Alex Robinson Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist Bar carts are decidedly cool, and a requisite piece of furniture in every home. They look su...

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.

Depth of a Salesman

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.13.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Despite the lamentable fact that I couldn't sell skis in Vermont during the winter, or surfboards in Hawaii during the summer, or even beer to castaways on a desert island, mainly because I would have consumed it myself, I recently got a job as a salesman.

When To Use All Those Big Kitchen Appliances (And When Not To)

Bon Appetit | Posted 10.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Bon Appetit

Of all the appliances we stock our kitchen with, the blender, immersion blender, and the food processor are among the most useful. At first blush, they seem to perform similar tasks -- and could even be interchangeable. But take a closer look, and you'll see each one has an expertise.

How To DIY A Badass Kitchen Rack For $25

Thrillist | Posted 10.08.2015 | HuffPost Home

One of the toughest rooms to renovate on a budget is the kitchen. Especially a small-ass kitchen. But here's a clever DIY storage solution that still looks Pinterest board-worthy without costing you an arm and a leg to make. Unless a freak drilling accident happens. Safety first!

This Microwave Hack Will Help You Peel Garlic 10 Times Faster | Posted 11.10.2015 | Taste

Sure, there are tons of nifty gadgets and tools that can help do the job -- but wouldn't it be better if you could find the perfect solution in your very own kitchen?

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.

How to Peel an Apple in 3 Seconds

Food52 | Posted 09.30.2015 | Taste

All you need is a drill and a dream.Peeling apples is a monotonous labor of love; one that we trudge through for the pies, sauce, and pickles&nbs...

The Best Pillsbury Hacks You Can Make Right Now

Thrillist | Posted 09.29.2015 | Taste

By: Perry Santanachote Credit: Drew Swantak/Thrillist Pillsbury doughs are the Sorcerer's Stone for lazy cooks: they won't make you live forever, b...

10 Ways To Get Rid Of Pesky Cooking Smells

Janet Miller | Posted 11.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Janet Miller

Cooking smells can be some of the most pesky to get rid of. Here are the best ways to get rid of them. For example, it takes a thief to catch a thief: We can conquer cooking smells with other smells! And that's just the beginning.

WATCH: Who Knew a Kitchen Could Be This Organized?

HooplaHa | Posted 09.25.2015 | HuffPost Home

Is your kitchen organized? I know, it may seem like a foreign concept. Since it is one of the most used rooms in our house, it can be tough keeping it clean and organized. What if I told you it is possible AND easy?