Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays From Your Friends At Kitchen Magic!


All the best to you and yours, and good wishes for the new year.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday Morning Snark: A Doggy Surprise

From Hungary, with a great Brenda Lee song to boot!



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Monday, December 7, 2009

Let Kitchen Magic Help With Holiday Shopping


Get that affordable new kitchen you've been dreaming about from Kitchen Magic (like the one seen above), and add extra spending power to your holiday! All you have to do is arrange for a free in-home consultation from one of our dedicated kitchen specialists. He or she will explain how to have your kitchen measured and qualify for a gift card to Target. It's that easy. Click here, or call (800) 237-0799.

The promotion applies only to kitchens measured in December, 2009, and the schedule is filling up now, So call or click today! You'll be glad you did.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Wescue: Meet Ricky



Ricky is a poor little Westie who was abused by his owners. The stress gave him a skin condition, which as you can see, led to loss of hair and sores. Fortunately, Ricky has been rescued by Westie Rescue and by Wescue, Kitchen Magic's animal rescue charity.  Wescue took him to a new home where he can get the care and love he deserves. He is a frendly little guy who has responded to kindness and will soon be happy.

You can't change the world, but you can change the world for one lucky dog or cat. Won't you support your local animal shelter today?

Come Visit Kitchen Magic This Weekend!


The holiday season in New England is justly famous. If you're going to be at the Christmas Craft Show in Nashua, NH, this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3.p.m., stop by the Kitchen Magic booth and say hello! We'll be there to support the event.

We'll also be at the Shawsheen Vendor Craft Fair in Billerica, MA on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3.p.m., and at the Brockton Fall Flea Market and Craft Show Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3.p.m.,

Also in New England, you'll find Kitchen Magic at the Holiday Wonderland of Crafts in North Haven, CT, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at the St. Philip Christmas Fair in Norwalk, CT, today until 10 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you'll be at the Plainview-Bethpage Craft Fair in Plainview, NY, you'll find us there on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We'll also be at the Oceanside Holiday Festival in Oceanside, NY,  Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at the Lake Ronkonkoma Holiday Fair in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In the Garden State, New Jersey, you'll find Kitchen Magic at the Country Folk Art Show in Edison, NJ today until 9 p.m., tomorrow from 10 am. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We'll also be on hand at the Sandshore Craft Show in Budd Lake, NJ, today until 9 p.m.

Kitchen Magic will be at the Bergenfield Craft Show in Bergenfield, NJ, tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; at the River Dell Holiday Craft Bazaar in Oradell, NJ, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and at the Fort Lee Holiday Craft Fair in Fort Lee, NJ, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


In Pennsylvania, the Keystone State, we'll be at the Montgomery Holiday Craft Show in North Wales, PA, today until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kitchen Magic participates in over 400 local events every year. You can find a listing of upcoming events here. Stop by and find out how economical a new kitchen, bath or closet can be. You'll be glad you did!

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Where Were You in 1979?

Since 1979, Kitchen Magic has provided quality kitchen refacing and remodeling to our customers at an affordable price. You've helped us become the largest kitchen refacer in the U.S. We will celebrate its 30th anniversary in November of this year, and to celebrate, we'll look back at some of what made 1979 special.

Earlier we looked back and reminisced about the top music hits for 1979. We also had a look at the top movies of that year, and the top TV shows. We've also remembered the Saturday morning cartoons of that year.

Remember the game shows of 1979? Here are some of the ones that aired during 1979. How many Nipsey Russells can you find?

All Star Secrets


Beat the Clock


Card Sharks


Celebrity Charades


The Cheap Show


The Cross-Wits


The Dating Game (not a clip from 1979, but look who's contestant number two!)


Family Feud


 We'll look at more this time next week. Meanwhile, a bit of bonus Family Feud fun, as contestants struggle with the question, "Name an animal with three letters in its name."


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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Party Tips

'Tis the time of year to feel festive and see family and old friends. Here are some tips to make your holiday party a success.

Give invitees plenty of warning. Last minute invitations at a time when folks are busy are likely to be spurned.

Pick any day but Saturday and Sunday.  The weekends will be booked already. Friday or Thursday nights are perfect.

Be relaxed and casual, but have a theme. It can be as simple as gathering to watch favorite movies of the season, or gathering around a guita ror piano to sing carols and holiday songs.

Balance families and singles so you have a mixed guest list.

Enjoy yourself while you prepare. Listen to great music, abd get ready the day before so you'll be relaxed when the party actually comes.

Decorate with fresh flowers and candles in every room. Avoid scented candles as some guests may have allergies. Light up the fireplace, if you have one.

Tasty easy small food is best. Lots of cheese and crackers, chips and dips, and hors d'ouevres. Prosciutto, salmon and olives add sophisticated flair, and kids love cookies.

Have lots of beverages (both adult and soft drinks) and lots of ice. Some non-alcoholic choices might be juice mixed with seltzer, or ginger ale with a splash of grenadine syrup.  A lot of fizzy water on hand makes a wonderful choice. If you are offering a punch with alcohol, avoid any carbonated mixer; alcohol is abosrbed quicker when carbonated.

Mix and mingle. Don't get stuck in a corner. Keep an eye on your guests. Holidays often bring out overindulgence. If one of your quests seems indisposed, be sure he gets a ride home or a cab.

Enjoy!

If your kitchen isn't up to a party, consider letting Kitchen Magic give you a fresh new one. Our dedicated kitchen professionals would be happy to give you a free in-home consultation and show you how affordable it is to have a great kitchen in which you'll be proud to entertain guests. Just click here, or give us a call at 1-800-237-0799. You'll be glad you did!

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Morning Snark: Anyway the Wind Blows....

I see a little silhouette-o of a clam....


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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving From Your Friends at Kitchen Magic!


All the best to you and yours!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Come Visit Kitchen Magic This Weekend!


If you're going to be at the LEGOs Kid Fest at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT, like the "folks" above are, stop by and say hello to your friends at Kitchen Magic. We'll be on hand today until 8 p.m., tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There'll also be dozens of interactive things to do, life-size and miniature LEGO models,  and build, race and play booths.

You'll also find us in Danbury, CT, at the Danbury Holday Spectacular Arts & Crafts Fair, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In New York, you'll find Kitchen Magic at the Fall Green Living Expo in Brentwood, NY, , along with some of the starts from TV's Top Chef. Hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We'll also be at the East Islip Craft Fair in East Islip, NY, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; at the Valley Stream High School Craft Fair in Franklin Square, NY, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and at the Staten Island Holiday Fair in Staten Island, NY, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you're headed to the Meadowlands Pet Expo in Secaucus, NJ, you'll find Kitchen Magic on hand Sautrday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We'll also be on hand at the Englewood Holiday Craft Boutique in Englewood, NJ, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; at the Three Bridges Vendor Show in Three Bridges, NJ, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; at the Belvidere Vendor Show in Belvidere, NJ, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; at the Columbus Market in Columbus, NJ, Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at the Golden Nugget Market in Lambertville, NJ, Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You'll find us this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern PA Fall Horse Expo in Allentown, PA,  and at at Rice's Market in New Hope, PA, Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In Massachusetts, you'll find Kitchen Magic on Sunday at the Swansea Vendor and Craft Fair in Swansea, MA, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kitchen Magic participates in over 400 local events every year. You can find a listing of upcoming events here. Stop by and find out how economical a new kitchen, bath or closet can be. You'll be glad you did!

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Where Were You in 1979?



Since 1979, Kitchen Magic has provided quality kitchen refacing and remodeling to our customers at an affordable price. You've helped us become the largest kitchen refacer in the U.S. We will celebrate its 30th anniversary in November of this year, and to celebrate, we'll look back at some of what made 1979 special.

Earlier we looked back and reminisced about the top music hits for 1979. We also had a look at the top movies of that year. Last week we finished our look at the top TV shows.

If you were growing up or if you were a parent that year, you probably saw the Saturday morning cartoons of that era.  Two weeks ago, we looked at the lineup on NBC. Last week we looked at the lineup that was on CBS.

Here's the ABC Saturday morning lineup. How many of these do you remember?



8:00-9:00: The World's Greatest Super Friends


9:00-11:00: The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show


11:00-11:30: Spider-Woman


11:30-12:00: Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo


12:00:12:30: ABC Weekend Special


12:30-1:30: American Bandstand '79



Bonus fun: Dick Clark plugs the Columbia Record and Tape Club in a 1979 commercial:



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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Recipe: Turkey Tetrazzini

A week from today is Thanksgiving, and afterwards, if your family is like ours, you'll have leftover turkey.  Here's a tasty recipe that uses those leftovers:

8 ounces of cooked spaghetti
2 tablespoons of minced onion
3 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of flour
1 cup of turkey (or chicken) broth
1 cup of milk
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups of chopped, cooked turkey
¼ cup of dry white wine
8 ounces of sauteed mushrooms
2 tablespoons of dried or fresh parsley
½ cup of slivered almonds





Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour. Add broth, and stir until the mixture thickens. Add broth, salt, milk, cream of mushroom soup, and cheese. Cook until the cheese melts, continuing to stir frequently.

Stir in the turkey, mushrooms, wine, parsley, and almonds. Place spaghetti into a 10 X 13 baking dish. Pour the sauce over the spaghetti and mix until noodles are coated and turkey is distributed fairly evenly throughout the dish. Bake for 45 minutes.

Readers, we'd love to share your recipes. Send them to us here.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Organize Your Closet Today!


Tired of having a messy closet? Here are some steps you can take to make your closet space more organized and accessible.

You should have nothing in your closet that isn't currently wearable. Take out anything that doesn't fit or is out of style. If you haven't worn a particular item of clothing in a year, ask yourself when you will wear it again, and answer honestly.

Make sure everything in your closet goes with something else. If you have items in your closet that have sentimental or nostalgic value but are not likely to be worn, put them in storage. Remove anything that needs to be cleaned or that needs either alterations or mending.

Separate clothing by season, and put the off-season clothing in storage. Separate formal clothing from work clothing from casual clothing and group like with like.  For quick and easy dressing, hang full outfits together.

If you have clothes that have come back from the cleaners, take them out of the plastic bags; those clutter up your closet. Rehang the clothes onpadded  or plastic tubular hangers. Wire hangers make marks in the shoulders of your shirts and cardboard crossbars get sticky and leave a line on folded pants. Take your wire hangers to the dry cleaner so the hangers can be recycled.

The best way to organize your closet is with a closet system like the one you see above from Closets & Home Organization by Kitchen Magic.  Kitchen Magic closet systems are custom manufactured using only the finest materials and come in many stunning colors. Each rod, rack, divider, basket and shelf will help you keep your things your way.

Based on your preferences, we'll show you how to utilize all of your vertical closet space including those formerly 'dead' corners. You'll be amazed at the storage you never knew you had!

Give us a call today at 1-800-237-0799, or click here.  Our professional storage specialists will be happy to arrange an in-home consultation, to show you how affordable and convenient a new closet can be.

Kitchen Magic specializes in kitchen remodeling, including new custom cabinetry, cabinet refacing, and luxury countertops.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Come Visit Kitchen Magic This Weekend!


If you're going to the Philly Fit Bash in Chalfont, PA, this weekend, like this very serious young lady did last year, stop by and say hello to Kitchen Magic. We'll be on hand to support the event as Philadelphia sports clubs and gyms come together for the biggest family fitness expo in our area. You'll find us there Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kitchen Magic will also be on hand at the Doyle Craft Fair at Doyle Elementary School, Doylestown, PA on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Rice's Market in New Hope, PA, Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at Jake's Flea Market in Barto, PA, Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In the Garden State, New Jersey, we'll be at the Retirement Expo at Leisure Village in Manchester, NJ, tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please don't flee when you see us at the Dover Flea Market in Dover, NJ, Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at the Columbus Flea Market in Columbus, NJ, Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.; or at the Golden Nugget Market in Lambertville, NJ, tomorrow and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you're going to the Huntington Hilton Holiday Spectacular in Melville, NY on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by and find out how affordable and easy a new kitchen, bath or closet can be, at our booth.  You'll also find us on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Autumn Art and Craft Festival  in Stony Brook, NY. We'll also be at the Ward Melville Craft Show in Setauket, NY, tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the Roslyn Holiday Fair in Roslyn, NY, tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In Massachusetts, you'll find Kitchen Magic on Sunday at the Raynham Flea Market in Raynham, MA, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kitchen Magic participates in over 400 local events every year. You can find a listing of upcoming events here. Stop by and find out how economical a new kitchen, bath or closet can be. You'll be glad you did!

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Where Were You in 1979?

Since 1979, Kitchen Magic has provided quality kitchen refacing and remodeling to our customers at an affordable price. You've helped us become the largest kitchen refacer in the U.S. We are celebrating its 30th anniversary, starting in November, and to celebrate, we have been looking back at some of what made 1979 special.

Earlier we looked back and reminisced about the top music hits for 1979. We also had a look at the top movies of that year. Last week we finished our look at the top TV shows.

If you were growing up or if you were a parent that year, you probably saw the Saturday morning cartoons of that era.  Last week we looked at the lineup that was on NBC. Here are the cartoons that were on CBS. How many of these do you remember?

8:00-9:00: The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle


9:00-10:30: The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show


10:30-11:30: The All-New Popeye Hour


11:30-12:00: Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids


12:00-12:30: Jason of Star Command (with a surprise for Star Trek fans!)


12:30-1:00: Tarzan & the Super Seven


What do you remember about 1979? We'd be happy to share your reminiscences if you send them to us here.

And just for you and no-one else, some bonus Mighty Mouse fun:


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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Entertaining: Thanks for Friends Giving

Thanksgiving is just two weeks from today, a time to spend with family. Thanksgiving dinner is a time for fuss and elaborately cooked meals, and often a source of stress.

Your friends will likely be with their families on that day. But why not show your appreciation for them with a Thanks for Friends Giving party sometime before or after the holiday?

Make it low key--there will be enough stress on Turkey Day itself.  Pizza, burgers, hot dogs or pasta dishes, with salad, and plenty of beverages.  It's a great time to drag out mementos and photos of the good times you and your friends have had, or just sit around reminiscing. Play games like charades and Trivial Pursuit, or if the weather's right, go out and toss a football around.

It's a great way to unwind and spend some time with people you are grateful to have in your life.

Kitchen Magic specializes in kitchen remodeling. We offer custom kitchen cabinetry, cabinet refacing, Corian countertops and backsplashes,and other luxury solid surface countertops.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans' Day!

Some happy dogs greet their owners, who have returned from serving their country.









Courtesy of mentalfloss.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Wescue: Dogs Return the Favor

Usually on Friday, we tell the story of a dog rescued by Wescue, Kitchen Magic's animal rescue charity. Today, here's a story about humans being rescued by dogs:




Dogs and humans have lived and worked together for at least 30,000 years and perhaps longer. Lots of these remarkable animals need your help. Consider opening your home to a pet, or supporting your local animal shelter. Remember, you can't change the world, but you can change the world for one lucky dog or cat.

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Come Visit Kitchen Magic This Weekend!


If, like these rascals, you'll be going to the Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo in Oaks, PA this weekend, be sure to stop by and say hello to Kitchen Magic. We'll be on hand to support the event.  We'll be there today until 9 p.m., tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In Pennsylvania, you'll also find us today at the Buxmont Mommies' Fair in Horsham, PA from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Tomorrow, we'll be at Rice's Market in New Hope, PA from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday you can see us at Jake's Flea Market in Barto, PA from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In the Nutmeg state, Connecticut, you'll find Kitchen Magic at the Connecticut Fall Home Show in Hartford, today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We'll also be found at the Oronoque Village Autumn Craft Festival in Stratford, CT, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Rhode Island Fall Home Show in Providence, RI, will also feature Kitchen Magic from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a,.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Stop by and say hello!

We'll be at the Lynbrook Street Fair in Lynbrook, NY, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and at the Holiday Craft Fair in Amityville, NY, Saturday from 10 am. to 5 p.m.

If you're in the holiday frame of mind and you're in Massachusetts, you'll find Kitchen Magic at the Christmas Festival in Boston, today until 7 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We'll also be in Raynham, MA this weekend at the Raynham Flea Market, Sunday from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



In the Garden State, you'll find us at the Golden Nugget Market in Lambertville, NJ, Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kitchen Magic participates in over 400 local events every year. You can find a listing of upcoming events here. Stop by and find out how economical a new kitchen, bath or closet can be. You'll be glad you did!

This blog hosted/created by Kitchen Magic. We specialize in kitchen remodeling, including custom cabinetry, cabinet refacing, and luxury countertops in Corian, Zodiaq, Granite and Silestone.

Where Were You in 1979?


Since 1979, Kitchen Magic has provided quality kitchen refacing and remodeling to our customers at an affordable price. You've helped us become the largest kitchen refacer in the U.S. We will celebrate its 30th anniversary in November of this year, and to celebrate, we'll look back at some of what made 1979 special.

Earlier we looked back and reminisced about the top music hits for 1979. We also had a look at the top movies of that year. Last week we finished our look at the top TV shows.

If you were growing up or if you were a parent that year., you probably saw the Saturday morning cartoons of that era.  Here's the lineup that was on NBC. How many of these do you remember?

8:00-8:15: The Daffy Duck Show
8:15-8:30: Casper & the Angels


9:00-10:00: Fred and Barney Meet the Thing


10:00-10:30: The Super Globetrotters


10:30-11:00: The New Schmoo


11:00-11:30: The New Adventures of Flash Gordon


11:30-12:00 Godzilla


12:00-12:30 Jonny Quest


12:30-1:00 The Jetsons


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Get a Free Estimate and Save 10%!


How easy and affordable is it to get a gorgeous new kitchen like the one you see above? Just click here, and our dedicated specialists will be happy to come right to your home and give you a free  estimate. They will measure your kitchen, and lay out the various style and price options that can turn your kitchen from ho-hum to a stylish showcase. You'll find out cabinetry door and finish combinations and the best countertop materials for your unique needs.  And you'll learn about the Kitchen Magic difference, and discover why our customers become our best salespeople through their testimonials.

And right now you can save 10% on any Kitchen Magic purchase if you click through. It's easy.

With the holidays coming up, there couldn't be a better time to get the kitchen of your dreams.  Turn those dreams into happiness today!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Hallowe'en From Your Friends at Kitchen Magic!



hist      whist
little ghostthings
tip-toe
twinkle-toe

little twitchy
witches and tingling
goblins
hob-a-nob     hob-a-nob

little hoppy happy
toad in tweeds
tweeds
little itchy mousies

with scuttling
eyes    rustle and run     and
hidehidehide
whisk

whisk     look out for the old woman
with the wart on her nose
what she’ll do to yer
nobody knows

for she knows the devil     ooch
the devil     ouch
the devil
ach     the great

green
dancing
devil
devil

devil
devil
wheeEEE
--e.e. cummings
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Wescue: Debbie and Maxie


This is little Debbie, a charming young Westie. Sadly, she has a skin condition that requires treatments for about two months.

Her owner fell on hard times and did not have the money to pay for her food and medicine. She called Westie Rescue, who took her in. Wescue, Kitchen Magic's animal rescue charity, picked her up, and it was heartbreaking as her owner cried.

Her skin is showing improvement, but she needs a new owner who can care for her. She is very sweet and accustomed to indoor life.

Maxie appears to be a mini-Schnauzer, who comes from a home that did not want him any more.  He is VERY energetic and very sweet. A young family who had recently lost a min-Schnauzer adopted him briefly, but there were allergy issues, and they had to return him. That is why we suspect he is not a pure-bred Schnauzer.

If you can give a home to either or both of these dogs, please contact Westie Rescue or click here. Remember, you may not be able to change the world,  but you can change the world for one animal. Please support your local pet shelter.

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Visit Kitchen Magic This Weekend!


Going to the Eastern Pennsylvania Horse Show this weekend?  If you are, stop by and say hello to Kitchen Magic. We're proud to be a supporter of this equine event, slated for  Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5.p.m. at the Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA, where there will be grooming and jumping demonstration and other fun.

We'll also be in Barto, PA at Jake's Flea Market, Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and in New Hope, PA at Rice's Market, Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You'll find Kitchen Magic this weekend at the New Jersey Fall Home Show in Edison, NJ, today until 10 p.m., tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  You'll find us, too, at the Golden Nugget Market in Lambertville, NJ, Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you're going to the Westchester County Home Show in White Plains, NY, stop by and say hello to us. The show will be open tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can find us at the Stormville Airport Antiques Show & Flea Market in Stormville, NY, as well, Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In the Nutmeg state, Connecticut,  we'll be at the Fall Festival in Norwalk, CT at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

In Massachusetts, you'll find Kitchen Magic on Sunday at the Raynham Flea Market in Raynham, MA, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kitchen Magic participates in over 400 local events every year. You can find a listing of upcoming events here. Stop by and find out how economical a new kitchen, bath or closet can be. You'll be glad you did!


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Where Were You in 1979?


Since 1979, Kitchen Magic has provided quality kitchen refacing and remodeling to our customers at an affordable price. You've helped us become the largest kitchen refacer in the U.S. We will celebrate its 30th anniversary in November of this year, and to celebrate, we'll look back at some of what made 1979 special.

Earlier we looked back and reminisced about the top music hits for 1979. We also had a look at the top movies of that year.

In 1979, there were just over 76 million households with televisions, but viewers were pretty much confined to the three broadcast networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS (Fox was many years in the future) or a few local channels. Just one out of every five homes had access to cable TV, and Time magazine marveled that cable viewers might be able to see as many as 36 channels on it some day.

Let's count down the thirty most popular shows in 1979. Last week we looked at shows #6 through #10. The week before that #11 through #20, and before that, #21 through #30.

Here are shows #1 through #5. How many of these do you recall? Congratulations to reader Cynthia Dennis in the Philadelphia area, who guessed the number one show for that year.

1) 60 Minutes


2) Three's Company


3) That's Incredible


4) Alice


5) M*A*S*H

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Reader Helen T. from Moonachie, NJ, gives us this recipe for homemade pumpkin pie:

If you're going to make pumpkin pie from scratch, you want a small sugar pumpkin, not the big field pumpkin used for jack o'lanterns. Wash the pumpkin with warm water to remove any dirt, then cut it in half with a serrated knife or a small saw.

Scoop out the seeds and save them for roasting. Remove the stem and put the pumpkin pieces in a microwavable bowl. (You may need to cut the pumpkin into smaller pieces.) Put a couple inches of water in the bowl and microwave until soft (about 10 minutes).  You can also steam it on a stove for 30 minutes.

Scoop the meat out of the skin. Let it sit for 30 minutes and drain any standing water. Put it in a blender on puree for three minutes.

Mix three cups of pumpkin puree with 1 cup of sugar or 3/4 cup of honey. Add 1 teaspoon of ground cloves, 1 teaspoon of ground allspice, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger, 4 large eggs, and 18 ounces of condensed milk. Mix well, Pour into a pie crust. This makes a fluffy pie; if you'd like a denser pie, use three eggs and 12 ounces of condensed milk.

Bake the pie for 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then turn the oven down to 350 degrees and bake another 45 minutes or so, until a table knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

By the way, to roast the seeds, wash them in warm water and dry on a paper towel for 30 minutes. Then mix them with a tablespoon of oil or melted butter and roast them in the oven at 250 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Salt them for a delicious snack.

Thanks, Helen. Readers, we'd love to hear your recipes. Send them to us here.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kitchen Magic at Eastern PA Home Show


Genial sales rep Morgan Betsy (left) greets showgoers at last weekend's Eastern PA Fall Home Show in Allentown, PA.

Kitchen Magic participates in over 400 local events every year. You can find a listing of upcoming events here. Stop by and find out how economical a new kitchen, bath or closet can be. You'll be glad you did!


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Monday, October 26, 2009

Bathroom Magic Unveils New Display in Allentown, PA


Kitchen Magic's sister company Bathroom Magic unveiled a new display at the Eastern Pennsylvania Fall Home Show in Allentown last weekend. Genial sales rep Jeff Graham poses above in the new display.

Bathroom Magic offers affordable remodeling and refacing for your bathroom. For a free in-home estimate, call us at 1-800-366-4334 today.

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Monday Morning Snark: Cat Travels to Aquarium


"Percy, a six-year-old domesticated cat from the British city of Scarborough, hops the local North Bay Railway to a nearby marine sanctuary, where he spends the day watching the frisky fish and playful penguins before heading back to the train station for the quick commute home.

Sounds like the cute plot of a great children's book -- except it's all true!"

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Come Visit Kitchen Magic This Weekend!


If you're going to the Country Folk Art Show in Edison, NJ this weekend, you'll see charming pieces like the one at left. You'll also see Kitchen Magic.  We'll be there today until 9 p.m., tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kitchen Magic will also be taking part in the Warren County Senior Expo in Washington, NJ, tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And we'll be at the Kenilworth Street Fair in Kenilworth, NJ, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Golden Nugget Market in Lambertville, NJ, Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In the Nutmeg state, Connecticut, you'll find Kitchen Magic at the Riverwalk Vendor Fair and Tag Sale in Sheton, CT, on Saturday fromn 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by and say hello!

If you're going to the Fall Craft Festival in Rocky Point, NY, you'll  find Kitchen Magic there, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We'll also be on hand at the Long Island Fall Home Show in Uniondale, NY, today until 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  And we'll be at the Manhasset Fall Festival in Manhasset, NY, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

If you're out and about in the Keystone state, Pennsylvania, this weekend, you'll find Kitchen Magic at the Eastern PA Fall Home Show in Allentown, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We'll also be at Jake's Flea Market in Barto, PA, Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at Rice's Market in New Hope, PA, Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In Massachusetts, you'll find Kitchen Magic on Saturday at the Lynn Home and Garden Show in Lynn, MA, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We'll be at the Worcester Fall Home Show in Worcester, MA, today until 9 p.m., tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday at the Raynham Flea Market in Raynham, MA, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kitchen Magic participates in over 400 local events every year. You can find a listing of upcoming events here. Stop by and find out how economical a new kitchen, bath or closet can be. You'll be glad you did!

This blog hosted/created by Kitchen Magic. We specialize in kitchen remodeling, including custom cabinetry, cabinet refacing, and luxury countertops in Corian, Zodiaq, Granite and Silestone.

Where Were You in 1979?


Since 1979, Kitchen Magic has provided quality kitchen refacing and remodeling to our customers at an affordable price. You've helped us become the largest kitchen refacer in the U.S. We will celebrate its 30th anniversary in November of this year, and to celebrate, we'll look back at some of what made 1979 special.

Earlier we looked back and reminisced about the top music hits for 1979. We also had a look at the top movies of that year.

In 1979, there were just over 76 million households with televisions, but viewers were pretty much confined to the three broadcast networks, ABC,NBC, and CBS (Fox was many years in the future) or a few local channels. Just one out of every five homes had access to cable TV, and Time magazine marvelled that cable viewers might be able to see as many as 36 channels on it some day.

Let's count down the thirty most popular shows in 1979. Last week we looked at shows #11 through #20, and the week before, #21 through #30.

Here are shows #6 through #10. How many of these do you recall?


6) Dallas


7) Flo (star Polly Holliday seen above)

8) The Jeffersons


9) The Dukes of Hazzard


10) One Day at a Time



Can you guess the number one show in 1979? Send your answers here.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Eliminate Mess With Closet Systems!


"A place for everything, and everything in its place."

Wouldn't it be great if that was the way your closet was? Now it can be!
Closets & Home Organization by Kitchen Magic can help you double your existing storage and personalize your space.  
We will work with you to assess your existing space and needs. Based on your preferences, we’ll show you how to use all of your existing vertical space and turn those “dead” corners into useful storage. 
We can fit your closet out with drawers, tie racks, shoe racks, and shelves that make what your clothes, shoes, accessories and other possessions accessible and easy to organize.

With a system from Kitchen Magic, you life will run more smoothly and your possessions will be easier to deal with.

 Call us today at 1-800-237-0799 to learn how affordable a well-organized closet can be. You'll be glad you did!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Laminate: A Great Countertop Choice

There a reason why laminate continues to be among the most popular choices for your kitchen countertop. 

Laminate is affordable.  It is beautiful. It is durable.  It is easy to care for.  It is stain-resistant. 
Some laminates can give you the look of real stone. Unlike real granite, laminate countertops don’t have to be sealed every few months (releasing dangerous fumes into your home). And there’s no worry about radon with laminate. 
If you want the look of a wood countertop without the hassle, laminate countertops are ideal. Real butcherblock stains easily—laminate does not.   
If your taste runs more adventurous, laminate patterns and colors offer bold designer choices. From a retro look that evokes the homey kitchens of the 1950s and 1960s, to bold geometrics that exude a futuristic appeal, laminate countertops fill the bill. 
A mild soap and sponge mop up most spills on a laminate countertop. Avoid bleaches or abrasives, as they can mar the surface. 
Kitchen Magic offers a wide variety of affordable laminate choices to go with your kitchen or bath remodeling or refacing project.  Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wescue: Rosie and Kelly Girl



Meet Rosie and Kelly Girl, with their friend Karen. Karen and her husband first rescued Kelly Girl some years ago from a puppy mill near Nashua, NH where she had spent her life as a prisoner for profit. Now she is living the good life she deserves.

Kelly Girl spreads her love and joy to others as a therapy dog,  Karen and Kelly did the training  and got certified, and now regularly visit Children's Hospital in Boston, the Spaulding Burn Unit, nursing homes, and homebound people, to brighten the days of others.

Rosie was recently found wandering the streets of New York City, abandoned.  Wescue arranged for Karen and her husband to take them. Now the two Westies are great friends who spend happy weekends boating with their new family.

You can't change the world, but you can change the world for a few lucky animals. Please support your local animal shelter today!


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Come Visit Kitchen Magic This Weekend!



If you're going to the Rhode Island RV Show this weekend at the Convention Center in Providence, stop by and say hello to Kitchen Magic! We'll be there today until 9 p.m., tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Looking for weekend fun in the Nutmeg state? New Milford, CT, is having its Pumpkin Fest, and along with some very big pumpkins, Kitchen Magic will be on hand, Saturday from 10 am. to 3 p.m. You'll also find us in Connecticut at the Vendor Fair and Tag Sale in Shelton, CT, Saturday from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and at the Trumbull Fall Craft Festival in Trumbull, CT, , Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This weekend, Kitchen Magic will be in New Jersey at the Cranford Street Fair and Craft Show, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We'll be at the Westfield Street Fair in Westfield, NJ, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at the Fall Fine Arts and Crafts Fair in Bloomfield, NJ, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And in Lambertville, you'll find us in two locations: The Flemington Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Golden Nugget Market, Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In the Empire state, New York, you'll find Kitchen Magic at the Hudson Valley Home Show in Poughkeepsie, NY, today until 8 p.m., tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We'll also be at the Oceanside Fall Festival in Oceanside, NY, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at the Lynbrook Street Fair in Lynbrook, NY, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Suburban Fall Home Show in Phoenixville, PA, is coming this weekend, and Kitchen Magic will be there. There will also be gourmet food and a wine and beer tasting session. Hours are today until 9 p.m., tomorrow from 11 a.m.to 9 p.m, Sunday from 11 a,m, to 6 p.m. We'll also be at Rice's Market in New Hope, PA, Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at Jake's Flea Market in Barto, PA, Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In Massachusetts, you'll find us Sunday at the Raynham Flea Market in Raynham, MA, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kitchen Magic participates in over 400 local events every year. You can find a listing of upcoming events here. Stop by and find out how economical a new kitchen, bath or closet can be. You'll be glad you did!

This blog hosted/created by Kitchen Magic. We specialize in kitchen remodeling, including custom cabinetry, cabinet refacing, and luxury countertops in Corian, Zodiaq, Granite and Silestone.

Where Were You in 1979?



Since 1979, Kitchen Magic has provided quality kitchen refacing and remodeling to our customers at an affordable price. You've helped us become the largest kitchen refacer in the U.S. We will celebrate its 30th anniversary in November of this year, and to celebrate, we'll look back at some of what made 1979 special.

Earlier we looked back and reminisced about the top music hits for 1979. We also had a look at the top movies of that year.

In 1979, there were just over 76 million households with televisions, but viewers were pretty much confined to the three broadcast networks, ABC,NBC, and CBS (Fox was many years in the future) or a few local channels. Just one out of every five homes had access to cable TV, and Time magazine marvelled that cable viewers might be able to see as many as 36 channels on it some day.

Let's count down the thirty most popular shows in 1979. Last week we looked at shows #21 through #30.

Here are shows #11 through #20. How many of these do you recall?

11) Archie Bunker's Place
12) Eight is Enough
13) Taxi
14) House Calls
15) Real People
16) Little House on the Prairie
17) Happy Days
18) CHiPS
19) Trapper John, M.D..
20) Charlie's Angels
Can you guess the number one show in 1979? Send your answers here.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Kitchen Magic is Top Refacing firm in the U.S.


Kitchen Magic has been named to the nationwide 2009 Top 500 list of remodeling firms by Qualified Remodeler Magazine. The annual listing is published to rank every type of remodeling firm in the U.S. for six criteria of success: Annual sales volume for the previous year, total number of years in business, association membership, certified employees on staff, industry awards and community service. Each company submitted a letter or audited statement from their CPA to verify their total volume of sales.

Kitchen Magic was ranked 19th on the QR 2009 Top 500 and received special star recognition for certification, awards and for community service. We are the third largest kitchen firm of any sort and the largest kitchen refacing firm in the country.

“We are honored to be recognized by such a prestigious national publication like this, especially when many of the firms provide their services for all types of remodeling and cover a broader area. We consider it a testament to our hard-working and enthusiastic employees.  We have a first-rate team of people.” said Brett W. Bacho, Kitchen Magic President. “In a difficult year for the economy, our people all did their utmost to ensure our continued success. It’s also a tribute to the company’s values instilled in us by our founder, Jost Fleck.”

Founded in 1979, Kitchen Magic provides economical and reliable kitchen, bath and interior storage remodeling and refacing services to homeowners in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

Find out how economical a new kitchen can be, and why we have thousands upon thousands of satisfied customers.  Give our dedicated kitchen specialists a call at 1-800-237-0799. We'll be happy to schedule an in-home visit and free estimate. You'll be glad you did!

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