Yes that's a plugged-in toaster in the drawer.

Take a look at this kitchen setup. Yes, that's a plugged-in toaster in the drawer. What an interesting idea, with some drawbacks if used unsafely (hello, house fire!) but also some advantages if you're smart about it. Would you ever do this?

Interesting solution, right? Do you do this? Or do you keep any other plugged-in kitchen appliances in a drawer?


DIY Fringed Clutch


Learn how to make this easy and stylish fringe clutch!

You will need:

A piece of leather
Leather cord
A multi hole punch

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Lemon Poppyseed Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

As you can imagine, this is a pretty dreamy treat. A bit on the dense side because it’s pound cake, but still moist, light and very lemony.

Ingredients for the cake-
1 cup sugar
zest of 2 lemons
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk + 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup melted butter

for the frosting-
3 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Full recipe

DIY Soda Can Tabs Christmas Ornament


Recycled soda can tabs, glued to a clear plastic ornament. Such a brilliant idea!

Source: the 3 R's blog

Kitchen before & after for only 65$

An inexpensive kitchen remodel that gives a lot of bang for the buck, those are the best makeovers.

It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint on the walls and some gel stain on the cabinets can do.

Be sure to check out Delia's blog for her tutorial on working with gel stain.

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5-Minute Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt


Now you can skip the ice cream maker, skip the added sugar and spend five minutes food processing your way to the easiest, creamiest homemade froyo to ever cross your lips.


4 cups frozen strawberries
3 Tablespoons agave nectar or honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt (non-fat or full fat)
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

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Apple Cider Sage Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples

Sounds wonderful and with a new twist to add to the recipe book.


4 bone-in pork loin chops
2 Garlic Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starter squares
1–2 tablespoons fresh sage chopped, according to preference
1 pound apples (I used Pink Lady) peeled, cored and sliced in ¼-inch slices
3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider
1/3 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper, to taste

Full recipe