Tammy Kraus

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Extracts 101: Vanilla, Mint, Lemon, Almond

This fall was a busy one for me. I started grad school and by the end of September, I was buried under a mountain of research, homework, and paper …

Hide Your Speakers with a DIY Bookshelf Boombox

If you aren't in love with the look of a regular MP3 player dock, Make contributor Steve Hoefer put together a hidden bookshelf speaker system for …

DIY

HOUSE*TWEAKING

Wow! The sliding barn door in our bedroom has caused quite a raucous. 104 comments??!! Yowsas.<p>Wanna know how we, I mean, Handy Hubby did it? Good. …

A plan to turn every lightbulb into an ultra-fast alternative to Wi-Fi

Current wireless networks have a problem: The more popular they become, the slower they are. Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai have just become the latest to demonstrate a technology that transmits data as light instead of radio waves, which gets around the congestion issue and could be …

Wi-Fi

How to make your TV a touchscreen

The cutting-edge sensor technology that aims to take your big-screen experience to a whole new dimension for just $75.<p>Tablets and smartphones have made touchscreens the norm for many exploring the internet and controlling devices.<p>Could this work on a screen the size of your TV, though?<p>BBC Click’s …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

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Homemade Cleaners - Use This Not That Spotlight

<b>We’re always getting questions from readers about</b> which cleaning products they should start making to replace their old commercial cleaners. Some of …

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Less Is More: 45 Stunning Spaces Where Simplicity Reigns Supreme

The idea of minimalism can get a bit of a bad rap. Often associated with elitist design snobbery, the term brings to mind cold, calculated …

How To Make Chicken Under A Brick

<i>Today, co-editor of Food52 Amanda Hesser teaches us how to make extra-crispy chicken under a brick, just like they do in Italy.</i><p><i>Curious how five ingredients could inspire a chicken recipe? Share your creative ideas at the Just BARE Chicken +5 Ingredient Challenge</i> <i>for a chance to have your ingredients</i> …

12 Ways Preserved Lemons Make Everything Taste Better (PHOTOS)

We love lemons for their bright citrusy flavor. Their ability to wake up a dish when the flavor falls flat is absolute. They're beautifully bold, fresh and tart -- though sometimes to a fault. Most of the time we crave the loud flavor notes of fresh winter lemon, but when they accidentally …

6 Margarita Recipes for National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day, February 22nd, is <i>not</i> one of the holidays on our calendar. We get the day off, but that's because it's Saturday, not because we like to mix our tequila with other stuff. We are not throwing a National Margarita Day party, and we will not be drinking margaritas at it.<p>But you …

Glady’s in Crown Heights Ditching Sandwich Concept to Become Caribbean Restaurant

Last night was the final night of service at Glady’s, or at least the final night of the Crown Heights restaurant’s focus on things like wood-fired …

How to Make Perfect Pizza At Home

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: The tricks to making the pizza of your dreams.</i><p>Some nights, our pizzas have …

Happy Hour | Avocado-Cilantro Margarita

41 Salmon Recipes for All Your Roasting, Grilling, and Pan-Searing Needs

Salmon just never seems to get old. Here are our best easy salmon recipes to make with our favorite weeknight dinner protein.<p>We love salmon for a million reasons, but #1 is definitely salmon's versatility. Whether grilled, roasted, pan-seared, or smoked, this weeknight dinner all-star never gets …

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Sweet Potato Quesadillas + Classic Guacamole

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: For all of you who have been tempted to make guacamole into a meal, here's how.</i><p>Guacamole is too often pigeon-holed as just an …

Pistachio Milk is Awesome, and You Should Make Some at Home

If you've never tried homemade nut milks, you're missing out: creamy and luscious-tasting, these beverages—whether they're made from almonds, cashews, hazelnuts or pecans—are a far cry from their pasteurized grocery store counterparts, which are fine in your morning cereal but usually not quite …

Not all of us are so lucky to have a sourdough starter passed down to us from our bread-baking forefathers and foremothers. Learn how to make your own sourdough starter: http://thekitc.hn/1lf8n78

5 Places To Shop For IKEA When There Isn't One Around --> http://apttherapy.com/1gx5FnD One of the shopping staples for many households across the country is IKEA. That's all well and good unless you're one of the sad souls (myself included) who doesn't have one nearby. The closest one to me is a solid 6 hours drive and although I've done it in the past, but more eco-friendly options have surfaced.

13 Fresh Kitchen Trends in 2014 You Must See

The kitchen industry is seeing a shift away from the almighty all white kitchen trend which has swept the industry over the past couple of years and …

Before & After: A Cottage Where Small Changes Make a Big Impact

Living Rooms

8 Cleaning Tricks for Keeping Your Kitchen Spotless

Tackle this much-used room's toughest spots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).<p>Tackle the tough spots on your countertops, floors, and pots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).

Cleaning

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Coming… But Why Are They Announcing It In Barcelona?

So we know with certainty that we’ll hear about the Samsung Galaxy S5 today – whether it’s a launch or something else we’re not quite certain, but assume most rumors are true. But why is it launching in Barcelona, at Mobile World Congress, a crowded space full of competition?<p>First, let’s look at …

The Civil War In Color

Source: The Daily Mail<p>The American Civil War took place between 1861 and 1865 after rifts between the slave-owning, anti-federalist South and the and …