Mike Harchenko

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Working Alone: 8 Tips & Techniques for the Solo Home Fixer-Upper

(Image credit: Porch)<p>There's a lot to love about living alone (making "dinner" out of cheese and ice cream has to be my personal favorite). But there …

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Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups

Upgrade the classic American breakfast from basic to impressive in a few simple steps.

Things You Can Do With Instant Ramen Noodles That You May Not Have Known About

BuzzFeed shares eleven interesting things you can do with instant ramen noodles that you may not have known about in their latest video. Why eat …

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17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

9 Secrets to Growing Succulent Plants Indoors

I’ve killed every succulent I’ve ever attempted to grow. Things start off well enough, but a few weeks after I bring one into my home, it starts to …

Garden Designer Visit: A Study in Green by Franchesca Watson

It’s one thing to create a garden that looks beautiful when you see it at ground level, but Franchesca Watson, a landscape designer in South Africa, …

DIY on a Budget: $30 Mini Concrete Planters

File this one under trial and error: I started the project with high hopes of making a 2-gallon cement planter that I could stock with a variety of …

Leather-Strap Key Fob

This is one small object that should last a lifetime: Make one for each family member, then color-code or monogram them individually.

Slurp-Worthy: 16 Ramen Soup Recipes

Packaged ramen. It served its purpose as a quick and budget-friendly meal as we studied away in our dorm rooms throughout college. Then we learned a few hacks, and transformed the instant noodles into so much more than just soup. Now, it’s time to come full circle and bring ramen back to its roots. …

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How to Choose Paint Colors

Designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, answers a question from a reader about choosing paint colors and finishes.<p><b>Q: What are your best tips and methods for choosing paint colors? How do you decide on a finish? —Susan T.</b><p><b>A:</b> Paint color can be …

No Ice-Cream Machine? No Problem! 12 No-Churn Ice-Cream Recipes

<b>You don't need an ice cream maker to concoct a delicious icy treat! Whether you're in the mood for creamy or fruity, we've got you covered with our easy no-churn recipes. What are you waiting for??!</b><p>No-Churn Mint-Chip Ice Cream<p>Condensed milk is the secret ingredient behind this frozen dessert's …

Triple-Chocolate Mousse Cakes

With three shades of chocolate, these cakes are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the sweet tooth.

New Microsoft Project Turns Boring First-Person Videos Into Awesome Hyperlapses

There are barely any mountain bikers, climbers, skydivers or skiers left who don’t have a GoPro camera attached to their helmet. Nobody really wants to sit through an hour of video of you heading up and down the slopes, however. You could just speed those videos up, but then they become completely …

How to Make Teriyaki Sauce at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Stephanie Le from I Am a Food Blog is pulling back the curtain on teriyaki sauce, and revealing that you only need 5 ingredients to make it</i> …

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

Quick Chocolate Meringue Pie

This recipe comes courtesy of Diane Rasberry of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She says the chocolate filling of this pie is balanced out by the not-too-sweet meringue topping.

The Ultimate 4th of July Dessert

Layers of meringue, fruit, and whipped cream become a simple yet sublime dessert that's perfect for a summer evening. Alex Hitz shows us how to make summer berry pavlova with bourbon whipped cream.<p>Have you ever seen anything so gorgeous?! This is a masterpiece of a dessert, a show-stopper made from …

Creamy Corn Chowder

36<p>Recipe photo courtesy of Marcus Nilsson<p>45 mins 30 mins 8<p>Total Time Prep Servings<p>The Food Newsletter<p>Great tips & recipes delivered to your inbox.<p>Ingredients<p>2 strips bacon (about 2 ounces), finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter<p>5 ounces shallots, minced (about 1 cup)<p>1/4 cup dry white wine<p>2 …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

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The Secret To Perfect Pizza Dough - Wine & Glue

The Secret to Perfect Pizza Dough! Easy to follow step by step photos that will give you the perfect pizza dough!<p>I’ve been wanting to write this post …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Free plans 7 outdoor storage benches to build for your patio

Storage benches are extremely useful additions to your deck, patio, or yard. They can add functional outdoor seating while also providing a place to …

Free Simple Bench Plans for Your Outdoors

Here is a page of free and simple outdoor bench plans that you can get easily right now. You don’t necessarily have to be an experienced woodworker …

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DIY farmhouse kitchen table

<i>posted by</i> Jamielyn <i>on</i> July 9, 2013<p>I’m super excited to say we built our first DIY farmhouse kitchen table! After looking at dozens of stores I could …