John Mires

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11 Things Every Kitchen Should Have

Updating your kitchen? We asked designer Mick De Giulio — who designed his first kitchen when he was 19 and has 3,000 projects under his belt — to give us a list of what he thinks are the essentials.<p><b>1. Natural Light</b><p>Look for ways to maximize light, from eliminating cabinets next to windows to using …

Stainless Steel

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The Midwest Is Running Dangerously Low on Propane

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Midwest is running so low on propane that at least two states have declared a state of energy …

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

Farrow & Ball

5 Easy Tips to Grow Great Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a big part of our garden – and over the years, through both the glory of success – and the agony of failure – we’ve learned a lot of …

2015 GMC Canyon: Like a Sierra On a Diet

Climbing out of the mid-size truck crevasse.<p>If you read up on the debut of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, you know almost everything there is to know about the 2015 GMC Canyon. The two mid-size pickups share all major mechanical content, differring mainly in styling details and model nomenclature. …

Tips For Growing A Bumper Crop Of Tomatoes

Did you know: Seeds can be saved from this year’s harvest and used next year. See this page for directions.<p><i>Location</i>: Thrives in full sun and well …

60 Quick, Last-Minute New Year's Eve Appetizers

These are some quick and easy last-minute appetizers for your New Year's Eve party.<p>After all the shopping, cooking, and entertaining for Christmas, New Year's Eve sneaks up on you like a lion stalking a zebra. Whether you're hosting a party or attending one, you need to be armed with a bottle of …

1986 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 vs. Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z | Archived Comparison Test

From the July 1986 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Mr. C.N. Hughes<br>Chief Engineer, Camaro<br>Chevrolet Motor Division<br>30003 Van Dyke Avenue<br>Warren, Michigan<p>Mr. James H. Kennedy<br>Manager, Mustang Development<br>Ford Motor Company<br>21500 Oakwood Avenue<br>Dearborn, Michigan<p>Gentlemen:<p>It has come to our attention that Ameri­can …

Next Ford F-150 delayed for aluminum body panel issues?

The timetable for next-generation Ford F-150 may be in trouble if a report from <i>The Truth About Cars</i> is true. The next F-150 is slated to make extensive use of weight-saving aluminum in its body, but the aluminum alloy provided by suppliers hasn't met Ford's requirements in the earliest phases of …

DIY Metallic Mason Jars.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 5, 2013 76<p>I did a craft I did a craft I did a craft!<p>This… is huge. For me. You know it.<p>So. My brother’s girlfriend, Mary, is …

Our Favorite Culinary Gifts Under $50

Thanksgiving's come and gone, which means 'tis officially the holiday season, and various gift-centered celebrations are just around the corner. If you, like me, are obligated to purchase presents for a wide variety of friends, family, and acquaintances, then you're probably also, like me, on the …

The Ultimate Guide To Spices

Pepper may be the only one you're used to, but we've got the specifics on more spices, and spice blends, to flavor healthy meals from breakfast to dessert.<p>Read more on Greatist<p>Read more on Greatist

The 18 Best-Selling Cars In America

Chrysler's sales jumped 16% to 142,275 units during the month, while Ford was up 7.1% (190,449). GM spiked 13.7% as well.<p>A total of 16.3 million vehicles were sold at an annualized rate, stronger than the 15.75 million expected.<p>"Consumers who probably balked at making such a major purchase during …

Honda CR-V

Essential Pots and Pans: The 9 Pieces of Cookware Every Kitchen Needs

<i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in 2013. It has been updated in June, 2018 to reflect our current recommendations and product availability.</i><p>My personal "essentials" lists evolve slowly over time, based not only on minor refinements in selection or new product availability but also …

25 Cheesy Dips That Will Make You Swoon

Nothing is more alluring than a bowl of silky, molten cheese. Just sitting amongst a pile of chips, waiting to be devoured.

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How To: Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots

25 Sweet Potato Recipes That Go Beyond Mini-Marshmallows

The sweet potato is so much more than just a vehicle for mini-marshmallows in these recipes.<p><b>It's the perennial debate: Do your sweet potatoes need marshmallows or not?</b> Strong arguments have been advanced on both sides, but if you're looking to experiment, these sweet roots can be much more than …

The more you can do ahead of your dinner party, the less stress you'll have at your dinner party. Dinner rolls fall squarely in that make-ahead category. How to freeze & reheat dinner rolls: http://thekitc.hn/17MKVUa

More bad borrowers are getting car loans in the US, making regulators nervous

Independent lenders are giving more loans to US customers with bad credit, combining them into bonds and selling them on Wall Street. But this isn’t the housing nightmare of 2005, it’s car loans—today.<p>In August, the New York Federal Reserve noted that subprime auto-lending was beginning to return …

A Double-Duty Solar Solution

This simple solar water heater provides both domestic hot water and space heating. You can adjust the size and design to meet the needs of your home. …

How To Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent Tabs

It’s been a long time since I have addressed the subject of homemade dishwasher detergent. I have written posts about a homemade dishwasher detergent …

Build an Outdoor Stove, Oven, Grill and Smoker - DIY

This DIY, wood-fired, outdoor masonry stove can be used four ways: for baking, grilling, cooking, and smoking. Whatever your cooking needs, our …

Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Donut Muffins are tender muffins that are rolled in butter and sugar after baking to create a slight “crust” on the exterior that is similar to that …

DIY shoe & coat rack

Hello again,<br>I am about to dash off to Oscar's kindergarten council meeting. Not sure if all boys are the same, but I've had to pretty much get myself …

Car Salesman Confidential: 10 Things To Never Say To A Customer

Sometimes, less is more<p>In a lot of these blogs I’ve been lecturing the customers, telling them what they should and shouldn’t do. Well, this week, I want to share some rules for salespeople. I try to follow these rules myself, and I think all salespeole should, too. We’ll start at Number Ten and …

10 Reasons to Have More Sex

We know, we know. You’re either too swamped or too stressed or too zonked. But humans were designed to be sensual beings and are drawn to sex as a …

The Best Strategies for Rolling Out Pie Crust and Cookie Dough

<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: Are pastry cloths and rolling pin covers necessary, or do you just need a heavy</i> …

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Farm bill gets no respect

Celebrity chefs are busting out of cable television. Whole Foods Markets, with its trademark Austin-coastal chichi freshness, is now in 40 states including Alabama, Mississippi and Nebraska.<p>But the farm bill, amid America’s interest in all things food-related? It’s still Washington’s Rodney …