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RE: Pic of espresso cabinet, carrera, chrome fixtures, memoirs si (Follow-Up #27)

posted by: pps7 on 06.22.2011 at 08:01 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Thank you for the kind words! I must say, my bathroom may be my favorite room in our house! Finally got accessories and can say it's DONE!




rem1970, our vanity is the standard 21" deep x 54" wide. It was a bit tight, they had to remove the 4" marble backsplash otherwise the sink and faucet wouldn't fit. But I love the memoirs sink and it was worth it.

sparks72, our tile is not real marble, it's porcelain- american oleans catarina white tile. It's more expensive than subway but cheaper than real marble. I think to save money you can do subway in the shower with the porcelain tile mosiac band as an accent. It's not slippery at all b/c it's in a matte finish.

I hope this helpful!


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RE: Pic of espresso cabinet, carrera, chrome fixtures, memoirs si (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: pps7 on 08.04.2010 at 01:13 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Thanks everyone. Still need to accessorize before I can post bathroom is done pix. Any ideas on window treatments?Here's a little info:

Wall color: BM Gray Wisp. Trim: BM Simply White
Tub: 68" sunrise specialty with hardware
Vanity: Shiloh furniture style vanities in espresso.
Sink: Kohler Memoirs
Medicine Cabinets: RH Cartwright Large
Sconce: Hudson Valley
Countertops: polished carrera marble

Hard to get a pic of the shower without glare.



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Pic of espresso cabinet, carrera, chrome fixtures, memoirs sink

posted by: pps7 on 08.03.2010 at 04:27 pm in Bathrooms Forum

I can't find the thread where someone was looking at all these components. Here they are together:




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Cream cabinets, copper and walnut counters - Thanks GW!

posted by: vermonter_2009 on 05.16.2010 at 01:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

We are almost done - just need to add a few light fixtures! GW has been a huge help - thank you all! Especially Circus Peanut for the advice and instruction of our copper countertops and Buehl for advice on our layout.

Here are some pictures taken this morning (we moved back in a week ago and still have many boxes to unpack and put away - ugh..)










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RE: Ideas for 90 year old's BD dinner (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: deeinohio on 01.20.2010 at 11:19 pm in Home Decorating Forum

We used to be served a version of this in school. It was our favorite day, next to the hamburger pizza day. :) This is a real comfort food, and kids really love it.

2 T butter or margarine
1/2 C diced celery
1/2 C diced green pepper
1/2 lb sliced mushrooms
2 lg. onion, chopped
1 t minced garlic
1 lb. ground beef
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 t salt
1 t pepper
8 oz cheddar cheese
8 oz macaroni

Melt butter over med heat, add celery, green pepper, mushrooms, garlic and onion. Cook until vegs are soft, about 10 minutes. Add beef, cook until no longer pink. Stir in tomato sauce, s & p. Bring to simmer, then stir in cooked macaroni and cheese. Put in 13 x 9 pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Sear ground beef and onion in skillet. Add tomatoes and tomato juice; cook over low heat. Add soup; continue cooking 20 minutes. Add salt, hot sauce, Worcestershire, cheese and noodles. Cook until well blended; serve. Noodles may be added uncooked by using 1 quart each tomatoes and tomato juice.

Here is a link that might be useful: History of Johnny Marzetti


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RE: Favorite family recipe? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: lucinda (Guest) on 03.31.2001 at 09:15 pm in Once-a-Week Cooking Forum

I don;t know that this would freeze well--but would be good to make a double batch and reheat for lunch. My girlfriend who died last year made THE best Macaroni and Cheese I have ever eaten. She did not use measurements--so change it around to suit yourself.

Julia;s DELICIOUS Macaroni and Cheese

4 cups cooked macaroni
Sauteed onions--to taste
Bacon--cooked and crumbled--to taste
1 1/2 cups (or so) crushed saltine or Ritz crackers
LOTS of grated cheddar cheese

Butter a casserole dish.

In a bowl--add 1 c. milk and 1/2 flour--stir until mixed thoughly.

Layer all the ingredients and add last layer of cracker crumbs and cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted.

It is so yummy--we hardly ever have leftovers


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RE: Favorite family recipe? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: Kim-OK (Guest) on 03.31.2001 at 03:38 pm in Once-a-Week Cooking Forum

well, we have several favorites, but this one is especially good. Dh really loves it and i do too. you can put it into two containers if you have a smaller family, because the recipe makes alot.

Baked Spaghetti

1 Cup chopped onion
1 Cup chopped green pepper
1 Tbs. butter or margarine
1 can (28 oz.) tomatoes with liquid
1 can (4oz.) mushroom drained
1 can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
2 teas. dried oregano
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
12 oz. spaghetti, cooked and drained
2 Cups (8oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender.
Add tomatoes, mushrooms, olives and oregano.
Add meat.
Simmer uncovered for 10 min.
Place half of the spaghetti in a greased 13x9x2 in. baking dish.
Top with half of the vegetable mixture.
Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
Repeat layers.
Mix the soup with water until smooth; pour over casserole.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake uncovered, at 350 deg. for 30-35 min. or until heated through

12 servings.


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RE: Anyone painted horizontal stripes? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: momto4boys on 08.26.2009 at 08:16 pm in Home Decorating Forum

this blog has a cute bathroom with horizontal stripes. I saved it, because it's what we're getting ready to do in our little laundry room

Here is a link that might be useful: stripes


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RE: Looking for crock pot recipes to help get me through the remo (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: worldmom on 01.28.2009 at 09:54 pm in Kitchens Forum

This is one of our family's favorites. We eat it probably twice a month. :o) It's a nice change of pace from the usual slow cooker meats, soups and stews.

Barley, Black Bean and Corn Burritos

9 servings

15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1 cup uncooked barley
2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (which I leave out!)
18 6.5 inch flour tortillas
1 cup plus 2 tbsps shredded sharp cheddar cheese
9 cups thinly sliced curly lettuce
2 1/4 cup salsa
1 cup plus 2 tbsps sour cream

Place first 11 ingredients in slow cooker, stir well. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in cilantro (or NOT! Bleh!) ;o)

Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/3 cup barley mixture down center of each tortilla, sprinkle each with 1 tbsp of cheese. Roll up. Place one cup of lettuce on each of 9 plates; top each with 2 burritos. Spoon 1/4 cup salsa and 2 tbsp sour cream over each serving. (We actually just put the whole crock on the table and let everyone spoon what they want into their tortillas. It's much easier!)


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RE: Looking for crock pot recipes to help get me through the remo (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: shelly_k on 01.28.2009 at 09:15 pm in Kitchens Forum

My favorite is a versatile mexi chicken in the crockpot.

*4-5 frozen chicken breasts
*Sprinkle liberally with southwest seasoning or taco seasoning (I like Emerils Southwest Seasoning) or something similar.
*Add a can of black beans, drained
*Cover in salsa (medium to large jar). Make sure there is enough salsa so it doesn't dry out.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.

When it's done, use two forks to shred it. Then make burritos with large tortillas, rice, sour cream, cheese, etc.. or make chicken tacos. Or throw the shredded chicken on top of some spanish rice. So many things you can do with it. And this is so easy since you can throw the chicken breasts in frozen!

Good luck on your remodel!


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RE: Looking for crock pot recipes to help get me through the remo (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: mary6283 on 01.28.2009 at 09:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

We are in the exact same situation - two weeks in to our remodel and counting. It sure is hard to figure out what to make for dinner every night!

This is one of the most basic crock pot recipes, but it has nice flavor. As a bonus, this recipe makes zero prep dishes to wash!

Put a layer of small (bite size) potatoes in the bottom of the crock. Add a layer of baby carrots, then a layer of boneless chicken breasts or chicken tenders. Quantities to taste/size of your crock. Pour about 3/4 to 1 cup of white wine over the top. Open a can of cream of mushroom soup and spread it over the top of the chicken (my crock is large enough for about 6 chicken breasts so I use a "family size" can) That's it. Cook 8 hours on low. You can serve this over noodles or rice, or not! Good luck!


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RE: Looking for crock pot recipes to help get me through the remo (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: hostagrams on 01.28.2009 at 09:33 pm in Kitchens Forum

If you have a can opener and a crock pot, you're in business with this recipe. It's quick to prpare -- it's been a new favorite of mine for a couple years.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
15 minutes preparation, 8 hours cooking
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 (15oz.) cans black beans
2 (15 oz.) cans Rotel tomatoes with chilies .
1 (14.5 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies .
1 cup salsa, your preference as to strength (I use medium)
1 can Niblets corn
Rinse meat and set aside. Without draining, place beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chilies and salsa (but not the corn!) in crockpot and stir until mixed. Submerge chicken in the mixture. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove chicken from crockpot and shred with two forks. Return chicken to crockpot and stir in corn. Heat 10 -15 minutes, or just long enough to get corn and chicken hot. Serve topped with crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and a dollop of sour cream.

Using the Rotel tomatoes with chilies will produce a slightly spicy soup for a less spicy soup, use regular diced tomatoes and mild salsa. This recipe freezes well its like money in the bank! I have a large cp and double the recipe for freezing.Enjoy! :o)



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Mixing woods (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: jaymielo on 11.12.2008 at 11:37 am in Kitchens Forum

marybeth1, I'm in a little different situation in that we have QS red oak floors and QS white oak cabinets, but I thought I would chime in share some pictures in case they are helpful. Here are the different types of flooring, trim, etc used in our home.

Floors - QS red oak with NO stain, just a poly finish
Trim - Popular painted white
Window casings - pine, stained to match cabinetry (toned down MW red oak stain with Early American to make it more brown)
Doors - red oak, again stained to match cabinetry
Cabinetry (and pantry doors) - QS white oak with MW red oak stain
Stair trim - QS red oak skirt (stained to match cabinetry) and treads (natural to match the floor)
Stair railings and newels - Red oak stained to match cabinetry

I think you can mix different kinds of wood, you just need to be careful when you think about staining and what you want to match what.

Here is the kitchen, You can see the cabinetry, pantry doors and the floors.

Here is a picture where you can see the floor, red oak doors, white trim and portions of the stairs


Here is a little closer picture where you can see the QS red oak floors with the QS white oak cabinetry

And a more complete picture of the stairs where we used QS red oak in combination with normal sawn red oak. You can also see the stained pine on the window at the top of the stairs.

Not sure if this is at all helpful. I know I had an awful time envisioning how this was all going to come together and what needed to match what. My painters were wonderful to work with and really helped me mix different stains for the different areas to hopefully accomplish a blended look.


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RE: Help !!! Wallpaper dilemna... (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: jstell2008 on 10.08.2008 at 09:46 pm in Kitchens Forum

I used about 2 parts water to 1 part fabric softener. I found this recipe in an old magazine. They say the wallpaper remover that is sold now does not work on old wallpaper because of the type of glue that was used years ago. This mixture of fabric softener and water works much better than plain water. Good luck!


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RE: Is there a cheap but nice generic sink grid? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: etznab on 09.06.2008 at 07:27 am in Kitchens Forum

Oxo makes a cheap plastic grid that maybe raises it 1/2 inch. I love the soft rubber surface much more than the custom stainless steel grid at my last house.

Here is a link that might be useful: oxo sink grid.


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RE: please help! no room for pantry (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: laxsupermom on 08.26.2008 at 04:15 pm in Kitchens Forum

I found a rendering of the multi-level island I was thinking of. Scroll down to the 4th - 7th pics.

Here is a link that might be useful: table height section at island


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Pictures of undercabinet lighting

posted by: snowyshasta on 08.15.2008 at 02:09 am in Kitchens Forum

Does anyone have pictures of their undercabinet lighting? Or recommendations for us. I'm not really sure what's out there for options - lots of choices I know!

Our kitchen designer is recommending the Kichler Xenon ones linked below, anyone have these and have opinions on them?

Here is a link that might be useful: Recommended Kichler Xenon lights


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Okay, so I think I'm done...Thank you ! (PICS)

posted by: margieb2 on 07.29.2008 at 10:38 pm in Kitchens Forum

So I think we're pretty much done except for the bar stools and a couple of other small items. The process went much more quickly than we anticipated. Demo began First week in March and the kitchen was complete by the end of May. The contractor was a dream and there were no major problems or surprises (other than the electrical safety hazards that were uncovered during demolition!)

I owe the resourceful, knowlegeable, creative, and talented members of this forum my heartfelt thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge and inspirational kitchens.

In particular, thank you to Zolablue, rococogurl, sharb, jamesk, allison0704, bella_4, charlie 123, momto4kids deanna1949, and artteacher, AMONG MANY OTHERS...for sage advice and kitchens that helped shape my kitchen vision. We had a number of setbacks, one big one due to DH's job loss. But I have to say, everything's worked out for the best.

We kept the original footprint of the room but swapped a peninsula for the island. We were a bit apprehensive aobut this as the trend is to do the revers but this setup works really well for us, creates better zones and a better flow.

SO here's a before:Before: From great room

And After:





Pantry cabinet

Spice storage


Knife drawer

Super susan

Julien Classic 30 x 18x 10



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