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I made a Calzopizza. Tut, -Take a look

posted by: hawk307 on 09.16.2009 at 12:14 am in Cooking Forum

Lous Calzopizza - Tutorial

For this Pizza I used a lightly oiled , 11x16 Cookie Tin,
Sicilian size.
It is not a Stuffed Crust Pizza, it's a larger crust.

Rolled the dough out to about 3/16 inch thickness and
3 inches larger than the Tin , all around.
Then laid it over the Tin.

Next I laid all the goodies around the inside perimeter of the Tin.
On the far side is simmered Broccoli Stir Fries w Shrimp on top.
In Forefront is cut Cooked Salami and Pepperoni w pieces of Cheese on top.
Left side is Cooked Sausage. Right side is cut up Meatballs.
I dribbled some Spaghetti Sauce all around.

Then I folded the dough that was on the outside of the Tin,
over all the goodies and into the center of the pizza, and
pressed the edges down to seal it.

Next I spooned the Sauce over the Dough ( I used my Spaghetti Sauce ) and
sprinkled on the shredded Provolone and Cheddar cheese mixture,
all ready for the oven.

Baked it at 400 Degrees for about 30 minutes. Took it out of the Pan and onto the Pizza Stone, for the last 15 minutes.



Stuffed Pizza Crust
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RE: How do I finish my kitchen? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: brutuses on 03.06.2009 at 11:25 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I copied these photo's from a thread someone posted here. My apologies to the owner of these beautiful bookcases, I didn't copy the entire thread, just the photo's. I hope she doesn't mind that I'm posting them without her name. Hopefully she will see this and come forward to take credit for them. I just think they are perfect

They may help you to get yours back in the order you want them.

bookcase arrangement

bookcase arrangement


Bookcases - Great Look
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RE: laminate instead of granite - budget cut (Follow-Up #30)

posted by: raenjapan on 06.17.2008 at 11:32 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's Formica's jamocha textured line. People often mistook it for real granite, and I really liked it.


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Just sharing my new kitchen

posted by: twolips on 09.11.2008 at 09:10 am in Kitchens Forum

We wanted to build, but because of where we live, we couldn't get anyone to come and build. So, we bought a used, double wide, manufactued home that was in terrible condition. 2000 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Gutted it right to the studs, took out everything. Floors,walls & ceiling. Turned it into 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Here are some pics of the new kitchen. Our counters are very long, there is an island and a bar to sit at. Granite would have been nice, but since there is no good retail on the house due to location, I couldn't see spending the money, so we went with laminate and splurged on other things.
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RE: Painting Chandeliers...anyone? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: dlm2000 on 08.18.2008 at 10:17 am in Home Decorating Forum

I painted my brass kitchen fixtures - used Rustoleum Dark Bronze paint. Used a rough scrubby sponge to break the laquer surface then cleaned and sprayed. The hardest part of spraying a chandelier is that you have to hang it and spray one light coat then when dry rehang upside down. Remember you can't turn a spray can upside down so it's hard to get all angles in one shot. And it's better to do multiple light coats so you don't get runs and drips. These aren't close shots but I think you get the idea. The color you chose is up to you but the process is the same.





BTW - the hammered finish paint has a texture to it when it drys - a bit bumpy so that it reflects light and looks like - well like a hammered finish! I used it on a bench and it's great.


Painting Brass -
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Our 'finally' finished bathroom

posted by: robynpa on 06.18.2008 at 02:58 pm in Home Decorating Forum

This took us a long time to complete. We started in Jan removing wallpaper and just finished this past weekend. I still need to get a door handle and get some stuff up on the walls but it is close enough.

DH has been traveling a lot so we really only worked on the weekends around the schedule of our 4 year-old. The wainscoting was a bit more complicated than we anticipated (we are not seasoned DIYs) but it looks really nice. The room is small (5x8) so it's difficult to a good picture with my camera.

We took up the 80s vinly flooring and put down tile. I painted the cabinet. Wallpaper came down and then we primed over the red paint. The wall were pretty bad so we put the wainscoting up on the bottom 2/3s of the wall. The fixtures are all new (tub/shower, lav faucets, med cabinet, light fixture, and toilet). I used SW Liveable Green on the upper wall, Honied White on the wainscoting and Ivoire on the cabinet.


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RE: Leftover Wallpaper? Make A Roman Shade! (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: kmcg85 on 04.30.2008 at 08:50 am in Home Decorating Forum

Here's the direct link....

Here is a link that might be useful: Roman Shade


Making Roman Shades Step by Step
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RE: Sort of OT, not sure where to ask- How to save threads? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: penfolddt on 04.11.2008 at 12:08 pm in Home Decorating Forum

If I'm using Internet Explorer to view a site:
1. Click "File" (on the top left)
2. Click "Save As..."
3. File name: Type whatever name you want to call the page
4. Save as type: click the arrow and select "Web Archive, single file (*.mht) ***This part is critical***
5. Click the Save button on the right and you should be all set, no worries about expiring pages and all the info and pics will be in one file smaller than if you copied it all to a word file.


How to save an entire thread
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Finished - Before/After pictures (finally!)

posted by: mysterymachine on 03.01.2008 at 04:45 pm in Kitchens Forum


This one gives you a better idea of how tight it was in the actual kitchen - if the fridge was open and the oven was open at same time there wasn't enough room for a person between

The wall that was removed:

Sorry I couldn't find any pictures of the dining room "before" it was just a plain carpeted rectangular room.

Now for the good stuff.. the after!

I have to mention that many of the after pictures were taken by the GC's photographer and are copyrighted so cannot be used without permission (he said I had to say that before I posted the pics).

The dining table and chairs we had before. All the design was done by me with lots of help from gardenweb - especially on the layout (at first my DW didn't trust me to do it and wanted to hire a designer but I think I did really well) the exceptions are the acrylic in the dining room was designed by my GC and the cabinets in the dining I gave general layout to the cabinet folks but they did the finished design (kitchen cabs I did all the design/layout). I used google sketchup for all the design.

The structural changes were removing the dining wall and bumping back just the chunk of the wall behind the wall ovens a couple feet. I also added a pocket door into the opening from the TV room to the kitchen as well (the last of the "before" pictures is taken from where the pocket door was put in).

There are so many details I could spend an hour typing them and still leave something out - so instead if you have any questions ask and I will respond :) One thing not noticeable in the pics is the cupboard on the right in the dining cabs is actually a beverage fridge. There is pullout trash+recycle in both the kitchen and dining.

And people always ask about the diswasher, yes its an 18" dishwasher, and they always ask why I went for a small one - becuase its the only way I could get the layout I wanted with the dishwasher to the left of the sink and where I could unload the whole dishwasher without moving my feet. The efficiency in loading/unloading more than makes up for the extra loads I have to run. Its a Miele with the silverware tray and I would estimate I only lose about 20% capacity compared to my old dishwasher.

The backsplash was done by my brother, its completely custom cut (as in he had a pile of leftover slab of rock from some other jobs of his and he cut all the peices to the exact size so it would be 2 tiles high on point). I bought the fossils on ebay over a 3 month period or so.

What's sad is the granite is the highlight of the kitchen and none of these pictures show it well. If you look close on the 3rd picture there you can see that it has black streaks and the picture with the sink you can see dark streaks there as well (in that area the streaks are dark grey)

Any questions? :)


Beautiful Kitchen
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RE: Can this sideboard be saved? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: moonshadow on 03.11.2008 at 01:16 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I was thinking what mom2 was; if termite damage isn't bad, just fill the holes with wood filler or putty. You can even get it in colors to closely match the existing stain so it might not even be noticeable. (Take a drawer to HD and check the flooring section, they have some pretty good tinted fillers made for hardwood flooring. Or check your local independent paint dealer or hardware.)

I've refinished a lot of furniture, and honestly from what I see in the photo that piece does not warrant stripping and refinishing. Working with antique laminates can get tricky, some are more delicate or fragile from age, storage, etc.

I use Restore-A-Finish for pieces that don't warrant a full refinish job. For that piece I'd suggest Walnut tint or Mahogany. (Cherry is too red, imho). Sears Hardware has the best selection of tints I've found, my Ace carries it too. Clean the wood well first. I like Formby's Deep Cleansing Build-Up Remover, or if not terribly dirty just a mild dishwashing liquid in water. (No Murphy's Oil soap, it can gunk up the finish on wood.) If you opt for detergent/water, don't saturate the rag with water, wring it out well.

Once clean and dry go on to the RAF. This stuff is really potent smelling and if you can do it outside in the garage, better. I've done stuff inside in winter, but had to use a fan in the window set as exhaust, pulling the odor out of the room. You can either wipe RAH on with a rag or super fine (Grade #0000) steel wool. Wipe only in the direction of the wood grain with steel wool and test first, underside or inconspicuous area would be good. Let the RAF sit for a bit, it will give the color a boost, then wipe per instructions on can. There are further instructions at Howard's web site. Protect the floor too. I cut up contractor (thick) garbage bags if I don't have a painter's tarp on hand, then layer with lots of newspaper.

Follow up with a good paste wax (only need to do that once a year or so). Don't use polishes in the mean time, just dust it. ;) I like Howard's Beeswax or Trewax, although if you search the furniture forum for "paste wax" in recent months another good one was recommended. (Meant to save that post, darn it!)

At the risk of showing this again, this is a vintage Penn House hutch (40's -early 50's) I got on eBay. Seller's original photo and my photo after I did my cleaning & RAF routine on it.

Seller's Before Photo:

My After (I started out with Cherry RAF, too much red, so switched to Mahogany)


This might be good for finishing Grandma's tables.
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Tub Surround vs Tile

posted by: Patrice607 on 10.30.2005 at 11:28 pm in Remodeling Forum

I'm about to begin a bath remodel and can not decide on what to put around the tub. This bath is used by my sons (15 and 19 ) Our last bath remodel was 3 years ago and the grout already needs attention. I love the look of tile but resealing/regrouting isn't my idea of a fun way to spend the week-end. DH thinks the prefab surrounds look too much like the Holiday Inn. Are there any nice looking, higher end surrounds that have the look and elegance of tile? I'd love to do granite but I need to reconcile my champagne taste and beer budget.


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One stop shopping for bath & kitchen

posted by: pinktoes on 09.20.2007 at 11:41 am in Bathrooms Forum

Just ran across a new hampshire based internet site with some of almost everything for bath and kitchen. The bath cabinetry is extensive, ranging from fully fitted cabinetry to stand alone, wall hung, Euro, furniture style. Even a sink mounted in a barrel, for your rustic home or mudroom (about halfway down the bath cabinetry page).

Thought I'd pass it along. It's great for me because I need to design my baths right now and cabinetry had me stumped.

If anyone else knows of sources or help on bath cabinetry design, I'd appreciate a steer. I have 2 full and a half to do. Master has 2 sinks on the same wall but one is seated-user level, the other at 38" high.

Here is a link that might be useful: source for everything bath & kitchen


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Golden Oak to Mahogany...amazing gel stain!

posted by: ideamom on 09.11.2007 at 08:37 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I was drowning in a sea of golden oak so I started today changing the golden oak to mahogany. The fireplace mantle was my project today. I think it loks very nice.

Here is before:
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And here's after:
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Now help me decorate the mantle please. My accessories that I had before are too dark on the new color. Suggestions welcome.


Gel Stain to change golden oak
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RE: need meaty less seedy tomato varity (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: brokenbar on 07.31.2006 at 02:40 pm in Harvest Forum

I might suggest 'Russo Sicilian Togeta'. These are EXQUISITE and have that great tomato taste. In my opinion, the best tomato for Salsa as well as just eating out of hand. I also grow 'Pomodor Pantano Romeanesco' 'Cour Di Bue' 'Pomodoro Superprecoce' & 'Marmande'. All of these varieties have great flavor and few seeds. They are also all fast ripeners for my shorter Wyoming growing season. I I grow these for the specialty restaurant trade in Cody, Wyoming (Gateway to Yellowstone) and sell every single one I grow!
The Cour Di Bue are excellent for sundried tomato's (Cour Di Bue literally means 'Beef Heart'.)
I would be happy to save seeds for any forum member that would like some. Mary

Here is a link that might be useful: Broken Bar Botanicals


Tomato Links
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Newbie - Vermiculite and watering questions

posted by: judysgardens on 02.01.2007 at 11:59 am in Square Foot Gardening Forum

I'm starting my first SFG this year and I have a question about the vermiculite. I plan to follow Mel's mix exactly for the soil. However, people have told me that vermiculite is difficult to work with and that it can be harmful if it gets in your eyes or if you breathe it in by accident. They told me I should wear a mask when I'm working it into my soil. Can all you experienced SFG folks give me feedback on that?

Also, I have a watering question. I live in the Pacific Northwest and our summers are dry so I will be watering every day. I am only going to have 4 - 4x4 boxes set out in a row with 3' walkways in between. I am planning to put an oscillating sprinkler in between the two boxes and regulate it so it completely hits the boxes. Then set it on a timer to go off early in the morining and in the early evening every day. Do you think this is a good system?

Thanks so much for any suggestions!!!


Watering and soaker hoses
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