Pot lids are one of the trickiest things to store well in the kitchen. They don't stack; they slide all over the place in the cupboards. Reader Caroline and her partner came up with a smart, unexpected way to store pot lids: Flying saucers on hooks under the cabinets!
There are distractions all around: the sun is shining, the farmers' markets are much more exciting, and spring fever is encroaching. But before giving into all that, take some time to create a neat and tidy pantry. You'll thank us later, we promise!
If you've been cooking for awhile, you probably have an arsenal of go-to recipes, dishes you can whip up from memory, but sometimes — especially when it comes to baking — you need to reference specific ingredient measurements. You can crack open your cookbooks or pull up your bookmarks online, but bartender and blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler uses a more portable tool for storing all his most-used recipes: a Moleskine address book.
Am I the only one who feels a slow, warming sensation begin to work its way through my body when I look at impeccably organized drawers? The junk drawer in my kitchen doesn't look like this, but oh how I wish it would. It'll come as no surprise that the drawers above are from Martha Stewart, but I was pleased to realized her secret: modular units instead of all-in-one drawer organizers. Yes!
What grabs your attention first when you open your refrigerator door? Labels! Brands! Pictures! But leftovers? Not likely unless you can actually identify what's in the container. Chalkboard paint creates a dishwasher safe system that looks stylish, too!
When a reader recently left a comment stating that they had made a great under-the-cabinet knife rack, I didn't think much of it until I saw the genius that it truly was. Instead of putting a rack on your backsplash (which still prohibits you from putting anything in front of it), check out this under-cabinet trick!
Many kitchens have awkward spaces and tiny areas that could be put to better use. If your kitchen has just such a problem, then why not consider a filing cabinet, large or small, for a custom set of new storage?