A Controversial Kitchen & The Perfect Super Bowl Snack This Time Last Year

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A year later, we still have mixed feelings about this lovely, if overly pristine, kitchen. Revisit it for yourself after the jump, plus a recipe for Super Bowl brownie bars that have everything but the kitchen sink, tip from Alton Brown on making delicious smoothies, and a round-up of fresh and easy snacks to pack for lunch.

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• This kitchen stirred up a lot of debate when it was featured in House Beautiful. What do you think about it a year later?

A bowl of piping hot vegetarian pho with chewy noodles sounds like the perfect mid-winter soup.

• Some thoughts on cooking with kids.

• These Emile Henry dishes are still on our wish list!

Alton Brown has some excellent tips on making smoothies that you’ll crave day after day.

• This robin’s egg blue kitchen has several little details that any of us can add to our kitchen.

A simmer plate is super handy for letting soups and braises bubble away on the back burner.

• Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Lemon Butter Bars? Yes, please.

Save your empty oatmeal tins and use them all around the house.

• Macaroni and cheese with brie and mushrooms is a grown-up version of our favorite comfort food.

• And to make up for the indulgence, check out these fresh and easy snacks to eat the next day.

Chili 3000 blend from Penzeys is our go-to chili powder even a year later.

• A round-up of stools and chairs to put in the corner of any kitchen.

We make this beef and barley stew all winter long.

• For people who have started baking their own bread, here’s how tell when it’s finished baking.

The inside scoop on Amore, our favorite brand of tomato paste.

Everything but the…These sugar-loaded bar cookies will definitely hit the spot at your Super Bowl Party!