Natalie Patterson

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The Bible's Buried Secrets

Vacuum Any Surface

Learning what are and how to use the various attachments for your vacuum can maximize its efficiency.<p>Beater-Bar Attachment<br>A rotating brush used with canister vacuums. Also known as a power or turbo brush, it stirs debris from the bottom of pile carpeting so the suction can whisk it away.

Vacuums

10 Clever Cleaning Tricks

Before you throw out that old kitchen apron, stash your essential spring-cleaning supplies in the pockets and use it as you go from room to room. It will leave your hands free to scrub and polish and you won't have to lug a heavy cleaning bucket around the house.<p>To create storage compartments, turn …

Sewing

12 Homekeeping Multitaskers

• Crisscross strips across the top of a vase, creating a grid to help stabilize flower stems in an arrangement.<br>• Use sticky side to pull out tiny cactus spines stuck in skin.

CrissCross

Dirty Cleaning Job Solutions

The more you put off cleaning an appliance -- like the dreaded oven, the more the grime -- and dread -- builds up. But keeping it clean is critical from an aesthetic and a practical standpoint. Without proper maintenance, fuel ports and hood vents can clog and ovens can smoke.<p>Here, then, is …

Painted Sneakers

A little craft paint is all it takes to step up your sneakers. Use masking tape to block off sections you'd like to leave white, and paint the exposed areas, letting the seams serve as a guide. A detail brush works best on shoelace tips and narrow spaces.

Knitting and Crocheting Projects

The braided, ropelike cable is much easier to stitch than it appears. Basically, you knit as usual but hold a few stitches in reserve on a cable needle until you need them.<p>How to Knit Cabled Mittens<br>How to Knit a Cabled Headband

Wool-Wrapped Bangles

Introduction<p>If you find yourself with some left over yarn, this is a good project to make use of it. Even if you can't knit, you can make this craft. It's a unique and stylish bracelet decorated with wool yarn. It's simple to make and is a great gift idea.<p>Tools and Materials<br>Scissors<br>Clothespin<br>Plain …

Crafting

How to Make Pate Brisee

• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces<br>• 1/4 cup ice water, plus more if needed<br>• Food processor<br>• Rolling pin<br>• Glass pie plate or metal pie tins

Baking

Our Most Spectacular Strawberry Recipes

<b>Strawberries are sugar-sweet, affordable, and omnipresent -- even if you can't pick your own, you'll find pints and quarts of them at roadside stands and red seas of them in the produce aisle. Make these delectable berries the star in breakfast dishes, desserts, and even salads.</b><p>Strawberry Basics<p><b>In</b> …

Food

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

Cupcakes

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

Baking

Perfect Seven-Minute Frosting

This cake frosting is named for the length of time it must be beaten in the final stage.

Cake

Grilled Cheese Academy

First of all, do not be fooled by our name. We are neither a cooking school nor an establishment of higher learning. We are, however, an institution …

Chicken Gyro Grilled Cheese (aka The Gyro Melt)

<b>Prep Time</b>:<p>5 minutes <b>Cook Time</b>:<p>10 minutes <b>Total Time</b>:<p>15 minutes <b>Servings</b>: 1<p>A massive grilled cheese sandwich with all of the flavours of a gyro including …

Recipes

Discover Jamie's collection of delicious recipes, ranging in complexity using an array of ingredients you will be sure to find the perfect recipe for …

Jamie Oliver

To Brunch or Not to Brunch? The Debate Rages on...

The great brunch debate, children experimenting with gourmet food, and more food news from around the internet.<p><i>It’s the afternoon, and you deserve a break. Sit back, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy these food stories from around the Internet.</i><p><b>The Links</b><p>The debate over brunch rages on. [NYT Mag]<p>Pepsi …

artisanal

Color Theory: 10 Perfect Plant Combinations for Autumn

“I don’t do frilly,” says curator Diane Schaub. We are standing under the shade of an old magnolia in the English garden, one of three smaller …

English Gardens

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros — their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

5 OTHER Things to Carve & Light This Halloween

Are you in a pumpkin jack-o'-lantern rut? I personally never considered carving anything other than the traditional pumpkin until I found this fun …

IKEA Billys 10 Ways: The World's Most Versatile Bookcase

(Image credit: IKEA Hackers)<p>For a book lover, there's nothing more beautiful, and more satisfying, than a huge wall of built-in bookcases. But …

My 30-Minute, $0 Nate Berkus Living Room Makeover

See how the designer turned one editor's living room into a more beautiful, welcoming space...in half an hour, without bringing in a single new purchase. PLUS: Tips on how you can transform your home similarly.<p>There are some situations in life where the only answer is yes. Alice Waters asks if …

14 Inspiring Custom-Built Modern Cat Houses Revealed at LA Fundraising Event

All cat lovers out there will be pleased to see sculptural, artistic modern cat houses that not only provide their furry little pets with shelter and …

Buy or DIY: 12 Creative Wood Headboards

As the weather cools down, the urge is to spend a few more weekend mornings cozied up under the covers. So why not refresh your bedroom with a warm …

Oak Bath Brush

Oak bath brush – Natural oak with soft horse hair bristles<p>Relaxing in the bath after a hard day’s toil is one of life’s pleasures. And now you can …

Hair

How To Wash a Pillow by Hand or Washing Machine

Can you remember the last time you washed your pillow? It's generally a good idea to do it at least once each year to keep them fresh, clean, and …

Washing Machines

Gwyneth Paltrow's Assistant Gets A Small Space Makeover

The goop maven's right hand man gets a Cali-cool apartment makeover.<p><i>Photo courtesy of goop.</i><p>Gwyneth Paltrow's assistant Kevin Keating is taking center stage today as his Los Angeles apartment makeover makes headlines at Paltrow's own site goop, as well as Homepolish, the company who handled the …

12 Fall Vegetables You Should Know How to Cook

Have the tomatoes and zucchini suddenly vanished from your farmers market? It's always sad to see ripe summer vegetables fade out, but there is …