Looking for an easy, budget-friendly decor idea for your table this Fall? Take a few empty jars, wrap them with twine, and pop in a few plant cuttings! It's a little bit rustic, a little bit romantic. Try eucalyptus or evergreen branches, or even a small gathering of herbs. So pretty!
You know those square fruit containers you get from the farmer's market or grocery store? If you have a spare one sitting around, you may want to check out this clever, budget-friendly DIY project: turn it into a recipe card holder!
It is essential to be organized in the kitchen. Cooking can be stressful enough as it is. Who needs the extra frustration of shuffling through cabinets searching for the next ingredient? My wife and I solved our own storage dilemma once and for all by converting all of our lower kitchen cabinets — originally outfitted as cabinets with regular doors — into cupboards made of drawers. Now finding things couldn't be easier.
After you've scanned and printed those old recipe cards into versions more suitable for everyday use, here's one way you can preserve the original: frame it! I love this collection of framed recipe cards. What a lovely grouping they make hanging all together on a kitchen wall!
We aren't big drinkers in my household, but it's nice to have a little something around for guests. Which means our liquor cabinet needs aren't much: No glass and mirrored giant in the corner of the living room. That's why I'm taken with these nifty DIY ideas. I'd love to create a small liquor cabinet (that doesn't necessarily look like one) with nothing but elbow grease and little to none of the green stuff.
Easter is just around the corner; have you started thinking about your Easter bread or spring lamb yet? Well, this recipe for Golden Chocolate Easter Eggs certainly woke us up to spring. This dazzling treat was created by Francisco Migoya , an instructor in baking and Pastry Arts at The Culinary Institute of America New York. See how he does it, below...
Dyed Easter eggs have wandered in many directions in their history, from dying them red in remembrance of Christ's blood, to what a lot of kids will tell you now: they color eggs to make them look like jelly beans.
This time of year there are some pretty amazing craft-tastic ideas online and in magazines making it entirely possible to devote days to creating museum-quality ova. I prefer the less design-y and more rustic approach. After all, they're eggs you might be stashing somewhere in the lawn. And with a small child in the house, this is not a project likely to involve X-Acto knives and tiny electrical tape stencils.
Easter is a reminder of fertility and abundance, so I say turn on the color and let loose.
If there's a time to get playful and experiment with how you serve up a dish, it's dessert! After the meal's cleared away and you're ready to serve something sweet, why not break out your crafty side? Here are some examples we've found around the web for getting creative and making a one-of-a-kind, DIY dessert stand: