How to install cabinet knobs and create your own installation template

How to install cabinet knobs and create your own installation template -- A Pinch of Joy
How to install cabinet knobs and create your own installation template -- A Pinch of Joy

The kitchen remodel was just part of our get it done blitz.   We got the cabinets installed and in use, then moved on to some other big projects while my brother was here with muscle and know how.  For several weeks we used the cupboards with handles made of blue tape folded back on itself.  They wore out and were replaced with green tape before we had time to take care of details — like real cabinet knobs!  Turned out to be quick work!

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Bytes kept telling me to buy cabinet knob installation templates at the home improvement store on my daily supply runs.  I could NOT find them — until after we were done with this.  But I think the alternative he constructed was better anyway.  Certainly more cost effective!   Bytes cut a corner off a thin (quarter inch thick) paneling.   Use a square, a protractor or just line it up with the corner of the cupboard door to verify a perfect 90 degree angle!  He took smaller slices of the paneling and super glued them to the edges of the larger square, making sure they fit tightly.  Let glue dry and it’s ready to go!  With fifteen knobs to install, this was a few minutes well spent!!

Knob installation template -- A Pinch of Joy

Once the square was done, we determined the position of the knob on the door.  Our cupboards are Shaker style and I wanted the knobs in the center of the upper and side trim pieces. Beginning at the corner of the door,  draw a line that passes through the exact point where the two trim pieces meet.  Measure along this line on the door itself to determine the center point.  That is where I wanted the knobs installed.  You may want to change this depending on the depth of trim on your cupboard doors and the shape of the knob.  Once you decide, mark the location on the template and drill a pilot hole.  (We also used this template on bathroom vanities with same style doors — worth tossing in the keep it bin!)

3Using Knob Template -- A Pinch of Joy

Mark the location of the hole on the door.  The side pieces on the template will insure the same location on every door and keep the template from slipping and sliding  during the marking process. 

4Drill hole for knob -- A Pinch of Joy

Drill a hole for the screw.  Use a the size of bit indicated on the screw package.  Who knew screws came in sizes besides long and short??? 

5 Keep drill level

If the door trim has any depth, keeping the hole level — parallel with the floor — will be a concern.  We had to replace our ancient drill in the middle of our redo blitz and the new one Wheels brought home has a level on top.  Handy!  (But not required —  a steady hand and an awareness that straight is necessary, will work.)

Add knob

Insert screw from BACK of cupboard door and run it in until just a bit is visible on the front of the door.  Hold knob in place and finishing running in screw until the head is flush with the back of the door and the knob is securely in place on the front.

9 Lovely above the microwave
Lovely above the microwave . . .

10 Pantry

And on the four door pantry!  I looked all over for hardware.  I wanted something simple, classic and sleek.  Haunted the hardware aisles for days — at least six different stores.  And then one day on a trip through Target — there they were!  And much better priced than the ones I had been considering.  They fit my hand — and are  the right size for the big guys too. They look great!   Love them! 

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Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole

Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole -- A Pinch of Joy
Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole -- A Pinch of Joy

Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole is perfect for a holiday brunch. It is a nice alternative to the usual Egg and Bread Breakfast Casserole. The Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole is a party animal, especially if you use the optional egg wash to “make it pretty.” Serve with mixed fresh fruit, yogurt parfait, a light crispy pastry roll and a beverage bar. Beautiful and filling for a day of celebrating.

This is a little “busy” to make, but so worth it. If you have hearty appetites – that’s this house! – plan on 9 servings instead of twelve. You might want two of these delicious casseroles for a brunch buffet because they will be back for more! You could brown the sausage ahead of time to make things a little easier. Also, buy the crescent sheets if you can find them. I don’t find them in every store – and sometimes a store that had them before, doesn’t have them when I am looking. I use a large cutting board, to seal the perforations of the crescent ROLLS, then turn the whole thing upside down over the casserole to peel the dough off the board onto the top of the casserole. The spreadable cheese comes in different sized containers, depending on the brand. This time I used Rondele garlic and herb, which was in an 8 ounce container and used about ¾ of it. Allouette is another brand, usually in a 6-7 ounce container, which also works well. Using an offset spatula (like a frosting spatula) works great for spreading the cheese.

You can’t really taste the mushrooms – Bytes didn’t even notice they were there and he is NOT a mushroom fan! – but they add a nice depth to the overall flavor and texture. You can leave them out or substitute your choice of veggie. In fact, you could leave out the sausage and make the casserole entirely veggie! The egg wash makes the finished casserole pretty deep golden brown and makes the top crust moist which enhances the overall flavor and texture. And yes, it does reheat beautifully in the microwave next day – just in case there are leftovers.

Cheesy Crescent Scrambled Egg Casserole
 
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A deliciously layered breakfast casserole -- savory and filling!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12 medium servings
Ingredients
  • 8 ounce sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 medium green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 9 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 can crescent sheets (or rolls)
  • 1 6 ounce container spreadable cheese, such as Rondele garlic and herb
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Optional topping
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Set out spreadable cheese to reach room temperature ahead of time.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  3. Cook and crumble the sausage. Drain any excess fat.
  4. While sausage is cooking, saute the chopped green onions and mushroom in the butter, over medium heat and stirring occasionally, until they are just softened.
  5. In the meantime, whisk together the nine eggs with 3 tablespoons of milk. Add to sauted vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Lower the heat and gently scramble the eggs for 2-3 minutes, until they are just barely cooked. Eggs will still be soft. Remove from heat.
  7. Press one can of crescent sheets into baking pan, covering the bottom and about halfway up the sides. If using crescent rolls, seal the perforations as you go.
  8. Spread the softened cheese evenly over the crescent crust.
  9. Spoon the gently scrambled eggs over the cheesy crust.
  10. Spoon sausage over the eggs evenly and sprinkle shredded cheese over the whole filling.
  11. Unroll the second can of crescent dough and place on top, stretching to fit and tucking excess down the sides. If using crescent rolls, seal the perforations first on a silicone baking mat or a nylon cutting board and then transfer to top of casserole.
  12. If using the optional topping, beat the egg with a fork in a small bowl and brush over the top of the casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  13. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.


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