The gingerbread cutters would make a great gift for someone else, but you don't need a special cutter to make them for yourself at home. Just use a regular gingerbread man cookie cutter and the fluted edge of a tart pan to create the "bites" wherever you want. I do it all the time.
Same goes for the cookies designed to hook onto the rim of a mug or glass. Just take a sharp knife and cut your own notch into your favorite cutouts.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday weekend, full of warmth, good company, and delicious food. Thank you to all the readers who sent us photos of their Thanksgiving tables and meals. Here's one more, updated peek into our readers' dining rooms — there are tables from all over the world. It seems as if you all were all well set up for feasting!
Remember those Toastabags we showed you a few weeks ago? These reusable bags let you make quick, no-mess grilled cheese sandwiches in the toaster. Well, reader Jess wondered if she could find an even easier, cheaper alternative. Here's what she came up with!
Reader Laura sent us a wonderful easy and cheap kitchen project she just completed: A custom knife block for a kitchen drawer. The IKEA model she wanted was discontinued, and others were too expensive for her budget. She realized that she could easily make one herself, and the results are pretty awesome.
In this month's issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine there was a recipe for Marshmallow Cookie Sandwiches. The more commercial version of these is of course the Moon Pie and that's exactly what Kitchn reader BlairRose made — and boy, do they look delicious.
Mary, a reader, just sent an email showing us her pot rack solution for a small kitchen. She doesn't have a lot of room in the kitchen for a full-sized pot rack, since their kitchen has only eight feet of vertical space. Read on to see more of why, and how, she hung this inexpensive and practical pot rack.
Back when I posted about octopus, a reader in Portugal emailed me this recipe called Polvo à Lagareiro, which is octopus cooked with potatoes and drizzled with olive oil and garlic. It was absolutely delicious, and it gave me a chance to experiment with the marble potatoes that I'd bought.
Are you working on cleaning out a cluttered freezer this week? Take a look at this tip from reader Alice, who was having a hard time keeping her freezer organized. She came up with an ingenious (and cheap!) tip for adding an extra compartment.