Cubby Archive - 2024
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How Designer Leanne Ford Transformed a Blank Box into a Playful Parisian-Inspired Nursery
With her Crate & Barrel kids’ collection and a few special decorative touches!
May 25, 2024
People Are Tossing Their Seltzer After This Disturbing Study
But do we really need to be worried about it?
May 25, 2024
Why I’ll Never Drain Canned Beans Again
Sometimes being lazy is better.
May 24, 2024
The Only Balsamic Vinegar Italians Buy at the Grocery Store (and You Should Too)
According to three food experts in Italy.
May 24, 2024
I Started Using a Reverse Grocery List — Here’s How It Works
No more doubling up on spices.
May 23, 2024
5 Easy Dinners That Start with a Pound of Ground Beef
Easy, quick, and delicious. A win all around!
May 23, 2024
The Insanely Good Creamy Cucumber Salad I Keep Coming Back To
Every year as the weather warms and summer inches closer, I make a mental list of the seasonal favorites I absolutely have to make. My list always includes classics like burgers, lemonade, and buttery corn on the cob, and fresh fruit desserts like strawberry shortcake and blueberry crisp. But at the very top of the list is always my mom’s creamy cucumber and tomato salad. It was a staple of my childhood, and so to me it’s what summer tastes like.
May 23, 2024
These Are the Best Memorial Day Deals That You Can Shop Right Now
Shopping
Save big on kids' mattresses, toys, clothes, and more!
May 22, 2024
The Unexpected IKEA Storage Item That Completely Transformed My Living Room
Nothing comes close to this price point!
May 22, 2024
The $11 Frozen Costco Snack I’m Stocking Up On to Get Ready For Summer
I wish I’d tried them sooner.
May 22, 2024
The $10 Costco Grocery I’ll Stock In My Pantry Forever (It Upgrades Dinner!)
It’s like getting an entire bottle for free.
May 20, 2024
Another Surprising Way a Roll of Aluminum Foil Comes in Handy Around the House
It has nothing to do with food.
May 20, 2024
Before and After: Custom Wall-Mount Shelves Turn This Reading Corner into a Bookworm’s Fantasy
This one’s for the bookworms out there!
May 20, 2024
Why I Stopped Buying Cheddar at the Grocery Store — Except This One
It melts like a dream and tastes amazing.
May 16, 2024
Before & After: Parents Designed This Striking Desert-Themed Mural
The parents designed, sketched, and painted the mural themselves — and it’s gorgeous!
May 15, 2024
A Dreamy Blue Nursery in New York City
“My goal, first and foremost, was to create a space that I would love spending time in with my son,” Sara Adam Slywka says.
May 15, 2024
Is It OK to Put Warm Leftovers in the Fridge? The Answer Is Not What You’d Expect
We talked to a food safety expert to find out.
May 15, 2024
10 Parents Reveal Their Biggest Kid Space Mistakes — And What They Would Do Differently Now
And, whew, designers made mistakes, too!
May 14, 2024
We Tried 6 Methods for Grilling Chicken, and the Winner Delivered Tender, Juicy Perfection
Spring and summertime family dinners have a new star player.
May 13, 2024
This Viral Spaghetti Recipe Is So Good It Doesn’t Even Need Cheese
I did have some doubts about a pasta recipe without cheese or butter, but I absolutely loved this dish.
May 13, 2024
For Perfect Bacon, Here’s a Weird Tip That Really Works
Remember this tip and say goodbye to splattering bacon grease.
May 11, 2024
These “Dated” Kitchen Cabinets Totally Transform — Without a Drop of Paint
When this renter couldn’t paint her cabinets, she had to get creative.
May 11, 2024
Before & After: This Pantry Ditched Its Wire Shelves and Now It’s Way More Functional
DIY shelving maximizes the organization potential of this pantry - a win for cooks and eaters alike!
May 9, 2024
Before and After: A $30 Redo Turns a Boring White Door into a Work of Art
Imagine the "after" as the door to a kid's bedroom!
May 9, 2024
We Tried 6 Famous Vanilla Cakes, and the Winner Forever Changed the Way I’ll Bake Birthday Cake
It has the richest, deepest vanilla flavor.
May 8, 2024
My Favorite Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies Only Require 3 Ingredients
Feels so wrong, but it’s so right.
May 8, 2024
B&A: A “Bland ’90s” Spare Room Becomes a Dreamy Nursery
With star-patterned wallpaper and coordinating blue trim.
May 8, 2024
This Brilliant Way to Store Trash Bags Took Me By Surprise (Now It’s the Only Way I Do It)
It's a million times better than that cardboard box that always falls apart.
May 6, 2024
The Secret to the Fluffiest Pancakes Ever (Just In Time for Mother’s Day!)
The secret ingredient will upgrade any pancake mix — even the store-bought kind.
May 6, 2024
I Tried Making Australian Potato Scallops, and My Family Has Never Devoured Anything So Fast
Their super crisp exterior gives way to the fluffiest potato center.
May 6, 2024
Before and After: Painting the Cabinets in This Kitchen Made Everything Look New Again (No Gut Reno Needed)
It totally transformed the look of the counters.
May 4, 2024
I Just Learned the Wildest Way to Peel an Egg Without Using My Fingers In 10 Seconds Flat
You’ll never waste time hunched over the compost again.
May 2, 2024
Before & After: See the Incredible, Life-Size Tree House in These Kids’ Playroom
The treehouse is big enough for kids and parents alike.
May 1, 2024
The Cutest Things You Can Buy to Decorate the Nursery
Because every nursery needs a bit of whimsy.
Apr 30, 2024
We Tried 5 Methods for Removing Sticky Stickers — And We Were Blown Away by the Winner
One method removed the sticker *and* the sticky residue!
Apr 29, 2024
This Is Why Aluminum Foil Is Shiny on One Side
Finally, the matte versus shiny mystery explained!
Apr 29, 2024
We Asked 3 Chefs to Name the Best Canned Tuna, and They All Said the Same Thing
“Turns out, there’s one hook for all three.”
Apr 26, 2024
The $4 Aldi Grocery I’m Stocking in My Freezer All Spring
Tip: Shake the bag before buying.
Apr 26, 2024
The $10 Costco Dinner Staple I’ve Been Cooking with for 17 Years
It tastes nearly identical to anything homemade.
Apr 26, 2024