What Was Your Favorite Kitchen of 2016?
(Image credit: Carrie McBride) From Apartment Therapy → Readers’ Choice: Tell Us Your Favorite Kitchen of the Year!
Dec 31, 2016
Video: An Uplifting Makeover for the Holidays
(Image credit: Franke) From Apartment Therapy → An Uplifting Makeover for the Holidays
Dec 30, 2016
A Quick & Easy Way to Steam-Clean Your Microwave
(Image credit: Ashley Poskin) From Apartment Therapy → How To (Steam!) Clean a Microwave Quickly & Easily
Dec 29, 2016
3 Reasons to Set Intentions Instead of Resolutions for 2017
(Image credit: Esteban Cortez) From Apartment Therapy → Goal (Dis)oriented: Why I’m Setting Intentions for 2017 Instead of Resolutions
Dec 29, 2016
Festive New Year’s Eve Party Decorations
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → Pop! Fizz! Clink! Ring in the New Year With These Festive Party Props
Dec 28, 2016
How Much Did You Spend on Marble Countertops?
(Image credit: Marisa Vitale) From Apartment Therapy → How Much Did Your Marble Countertops Really Cost, and Was it Worth It?
Dec 27, 2016
4 Indian Breads That Are Better than Sourdough
When it comes to bread, we’re with Oprah (we love bread!) and our admiration isn’t restricted to tangy sourdough loaves or crusty baguettes. Nearly every culture has strong opinions about bread products (see: Why the English Muffin Is Vastly Superior to the Bagel), and India is no exception. Flatbreads, in particular, are an important staple in South Asian cuisine, especially in the wheat-growing states of Northern India.
Dec 27, 2016
10 Natural Cleaning Recipes to Keep in Your Back Pocket
(Image credit: Ashley Poskin) From Apartment Therapy → The 10 Natural Cleaning Recipes Everyone Should Know By Heart
Dec 27, 2016
9 Party Hosting Mistakes to Avoid
(Image credit: Danielle Tsi) From Apartment Therapy → 9 Party Hosting Mistakes You Might Not Even Know You’re Making
Dec 26, 2016
8 Small Ingredients That Changed the Way We Cook in 2016
It’s an exciting thing for a passionate cook to discover a new ingredient. Just when we think we’ve seen it all, a new fruit or fat comes our way. Or maybe a new way of understanding a familiar ingredient is uncovered. Here are eight of those ingredients that either woke up our senses or taught us something new in 2016. Could we write this roundup without mentioning aquafaba, the craziest egg substitute that changed vegans’ lives forever? No!
Dec 26, 2016
3 Ways to Survive Holiday Party Burnout
(Image credit: Brittany Purlee) From Apartment Therapy → How to Survive Holiday Party Burnout
Dec 26, 2016
Sign Up for Apartment Therapy’s January Cure!
(Image credit: Lydia Brotherton) From Apartment Therapy → Make a Fresh Start in 2017: Join the January Cure for Your Best Year Yet
Dec 25, 2016
10 Couples Share Their Stories of a Holiday Just for Two
(Image credit: Reagen Taylor) From Apartment Therapy → The Joy of “Usmas”: Real Couples Share Stories of a Holiday Just for Two
Dec 24, 2016
When (and Why) You Should Spring for the Good Champagne
Bubbly makes everything better: a night becomes an evening, and lunch becomes a rendezvous; a gathering is a celebration, and an intimate dinner for two becomes a pronouncement of intention. Bubbly is, in all its forms (Prosecco, Cava and Champagne), magical in its ability to enliven and uplift every occasion — but never quite as much as when the bubbly is Champagne.
Dec 23, 2016
7 Kitchen Design Trends That Aren’t Going Anywhere
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → Seven Kitchen Design Trends That are Here to Stay
Dec 23, 2016
12 Alternatives to Cash Tips This Holiday Season
(Image credit: Samara Vise) From Apartment Therapy → Who Not to Tip this Holiday Season (And How to Thank Them Instead)
Dec 23, 2016
Our Best Kitchen Finds of 2016
A cook is only as good as her ingredients — and her tools. Here are 10 of our most popular kitchen finds from 2016. From the best peelers to a uni-tasker machine that has a 200,000-person waitlist, we found the best, most interesting, and most perfect tools — just for you. The Best $5 You’ll Ever Spend in the Kitchen Anyone who has had to work with a dull, poorly designed, subpar peeler knows why this is our number-one post.
Dec 22, 2016
How To Make Hot Cocoa (with a Make-Ahead Mix)
A warm mug of hot cocoa is the antidote to cold hands after sledding and the afternoon grumps alike. Unlike its intensely rich cousin, hot chocolate, hot cocoa is sweet and lightly cocoa-flavored with a thin, easy-to-drink texture that makes it nearly perfect for sipping all day. The dry mixture for hot cocoa can be made well in advance and stashed in the pantry until you’re ready to mix it up.
Dec 22, 2016
DIY Edible Christmas Ornaments for Birds & Wildlife
(Image credit: Dabney Frake) From Apartment Therapy → How To Make Edible Christmas Ornament Treats for Birds & Wildlife
Dec 22, 2016
The One Thing We Always Do on Christmas Morning
My husband came to our marriage with very few holiday traditions. And since we always head east to my Italian family for Christmas, his preferences have gotten a little lost in the sea of pizzelles and pannettone, risotto and tomato pie. He loves to eat delicious food, though, just like every member of my large Italian family, so he fits right in — until he requests kolaches for Christmas morning.
Dec 22, 2016
6 Ways to Make Your Friends Happy This Holiday Season
From Apartment Therapy → Super Affordable (or Free!) Ways to Make Your Friends Happy this Holiday Season
Dec 22, 2016
Make Flatbreads for a Crowd with This Smart Shortcut
If you’re hosting a holiday shindig this year, these bacon and Brussels sprout flatbreads should definitely be on your radar. With one simple shortcut, they’re super easy to throw together, but taste super impressive. Instead of making pizza dough from scratch, or even using pre-made dough, pick up some naan at the grocery store.
Dec 22, 2016
What Do Jelly Doughnuts Have to Do with Hanukkah?
Latkes get all the attention this time of year — as they should, latkes are awesome — but another Hanukkah treat has been gaining in popularity stateside in recent years. Put your hands together for the jelly doughnut. What the two have in common symbolically is also the ingredient that makes both so delicious: oil.
Dec 21, 2016
How I’m Spending My First Christmas with My Husband
My now-husband and I have been together for over seven years and we’ve navigated our way through a number of stressful situations. But holiday planning, namely for Christmas, has never been one of them. Between family distance and work obligations (he’s always traveling), we settled the issue by each going our separate ways: He went to his family’s celebration and I went to mine.
Dec 21, 2016
The Top Home Trends for 2017, According to Pinterest
(Image credit: Emma Fiala) From Apartment Therapy → Here Are the Top Pinterest Home Trends for 2017
Dec 21, 2016
This Is the Best Way to Make a Batch of Quesadillas at Once
When you need to get dinner on the table for your family, but you’ve also got a bunch of other stuff to do (like, say, wrap all those holiday gifts), chicken quesadillas come to the rescue. But not just any quesadillas — these come with a smart, mostly hands-off way to make them happen on busy weeknights. Instead of standing at the stovetop, cooking each individual quesadilla in a pan, this method has you cook them in the oven all at once.
Dec 21, 2016
19 Kid-Friendly Holiday Recipes
Dec 20, 2016
How Cake Taught Me About My Family’s Past
Two years ago, on my husband’s birthday, I decided to surprise him with a cake. The surprise wasn’t the actual cake (he knew it was happening) — it was that I wanted to bake it (I’m not much of a baker). Admittedly, it was a selfish gift. I wanted to learn to recreate my grandmother’s biskvit with her help. His birthday was just an excuse and I knew he’d enjoy it.
Dec 20, 2016
Why Every Kitchen Needs This One Storage Solution
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → The Easy-to-Add Super-Stylish Storage Solution Every Kitchen Needs
Dec 20, 2016
The Guinness Record Holder for “World’s Largest Gingerbread Village” Shares His Best Tips
Constructed entirely of cookies and icing, gingerbread houses are among the most magical of holiday treats. But for the home baker, embarking on such an intricate project can seem intimidating. Is it possible to build a beautiful biscuit structure from scratch and still have fun? I spoke to Jon Lovitch, New York chef and creator of GingerBread Lane, a collection of over 1,200 edible houses currently on display at the New York Hall of Science.
Dec 20, 2016
An Easy, Festive Sangria for This Year’s Holiday Party
Looking for an easy cocktail to whip up for your holiday party this year? This sangria recipe is your best bet. Not only does it look and taste festive, but it also can be made in a big batch, which means you don’t have to play bartender all night to your guests. Win-win! Seriously, making sangria couldn’t be any simpler.
Dec 20, 2016
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Frying Doughnuts
Whether it’s the hot oil or the cleanup, there’s certainly some work involved with frying at home, but if the freshest yeasted doughnuts are what you’re after, then making them at home — even if you only do it once a year — is worth the effort. To make frying doughnuts an experience you want to repeat, there are a few key mistakes to avoid. Here’s what you need to steer clear of for success.
Dec 19, 2016
11 Last-Minute Decorating Ideas for Christmas
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → 5 Minutes to Festive: 11 Super Fast Ideas for Christmas Crunch Time
Dec 19, 2016
5 Things to Say “No” to for a Mindful Holiday Season
(Image credit: Christopher Broe) From Apartment Therapy → 5 Things I’m Saying “No” to This Holiday Season
Dec 19, 2016
65 Inspiring Kitchen Island Ideas
(Image credit: Emily Billings) From Apartment Therapy → Design Deep Dive: 65 Kitchen Island Ideas for Planning & Pinning
Dec 18, 2016
9 Tips for Hosting a Cozy “Crappy Dinner Party”
(Image credit: The Kitchn) From Apartment Therapy → Hygge Hosting: 9 Tips for Throwing a Cozy “Crappy Dinner Pa
Dec 17, 2016
The Midwestern Drink That’s Making a Comeback
Every year as the weather grows cold, small red, white, and green plastic tubs suddenly line the shelves of grocery stores in the upper Midwest. Anyone not from the area might read the labels with total confusion: “Tom and Jerry Batter,” they say, often surrounded by drawings of holly leaves and snowy winter scenes. But this batter isn’t for cake, and it has nothing to do with the cartoon cat and mouse — it’s the base for a classic punch.
Dec 16, 2016
The Best Conversation Starters for Any Social Situation
(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux) From Apartment Therapy → The Safest Conversation Starters for Any Social Situation
Dec 16, 2016
These 4 Words Will Simplify Your Gift Giving This Year
(Image credit: Hayley Kessner) From Apartment Therapy → Simplify Your Gift Giving This Year with Four Words
Dec 16, 2016
10 Gifts for the Best Baker in Your Life
Dec 16, 2016