After dinner and school, almost every American woman reaches for them whenever they feel hungry. They are essential to casual gatherings and formal holidays. Homemade cookies are almost always a welcome treat to tempt those taste buds. Whether it be a tried-and-proven 1940s BH&G chocolate chip cookie recipe or an innovative take on sugar-dusted sugar cookies, Test Kitchen has compiled quite a collection of favorite cookie recipes across the years.
A white kitchen sinks may seem to be a staple in today’s modern kitchen. However, not everyone can afford one. For those who cannot help but dream of having a custom made, white kitchen sink, the best bet is to create the room to match your sink and then add a few accessories. If your dream is a glass-enclosed workspace that provides privacy and a cozy feeling, opt for a cabinet with glass doors. If your dream is a full-blown bar set up in the center of your kitchen, then you have a full-on bar counter with a sink and a built in table.
Other accents that work well in a kitchen with a cabinetry theme are shelves, baskets and hooks. Cabinets themselves come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. You can purchase simple two door storage units or one of each of three varieties: tall, short and mid-length. If you need extra storage for dishes, there are dish catchers that attach to cabinets and can hold up to 100 pounds. Filing cabinets and shoe boxes can be found in white as well as wood finishes.
When it comes to flooring, white is the way to go. Many homes today are built with hardwood flooring. In addition to being relatively easy to clean, hardwoods are beautiful to look at. If you are in the market for a contemporary look, consider an all-white kitchen with touches of wood paneling or tile. An all-white kitchen with pendant light is a great design choice.
For those who love to entertain, a nice touch for a white kitchen is to add stools. The best part about stools is that you can find them in all kinds of styles. You can get traditional cast iron stools, elegant armchairs, or luxurious, swivel chairs with plush, padded seats. Marble countertops add a touch of elegance to your stools, and marble countertop and flooring in a white kitchen makes the room feel even more spacious.
With a farmhouse kitchen, there are a lot of features that are more common than in a modern kitchen. It is not uncommon to not have a kitchen table, although if yours is built on the ground floor and has no island, it would not be necessary to have one. For farmhouse kitchens, there are two primary options: cooking on a stove or roasting on an open fire. Although both methods produce great tasting food, cooking on a stove is generally more time-consuming because you must stand directly over the fire. Cooking on an open fire is also better for the environment because it uses fewer outdoor gas or wood sources.