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Chashu Pork (Marinated Braised Pork Belly)

Ramen is my current obsession, with pork ramen being my favourite, and the most important topping for a good pork ramen is melt in your mouth chashu, aka Japanese marinated braised pork belly. Chashu is pretty easy to make, though it does take some time, and it's well worth it! You simply roll a pork […]

6 Easy Easter Eggs That Will Make You Look Like a Creative Genius — Easter Essentials

An afternoon of decorating Easter eggs using something beyond the standard dye kit usually calls for a lot of supplies — and creativity and effort. If that combination of things doesn’t seem to be in the cards this year, consider making some of these simple eggs. They’ve all got that wow-factor you’re looking for and […]

Want the Best Homemade Pizza? You Have to Turn Up the Heat. — Tips from The Kitchn

I recently did an informal poll among my cooking buddies, asking them how hot they heat their ovens when making pizza at home. They blinked at me and universally responded, “As hot as it will go.” That’s when I realized I’ve been falling a little short in the pizza department. READ MORE »

10 Toddler Foods My 5-Year-Old Is Still Happy to Eat — Shopping

When your kids are toddlers, they’re volatile little beings that can get hangry in a heartbeat. Heaven forbid you don’t have a package of something bunny-shaped in your purse when an errand runs longer than expected — you could end up with a raging toddler or unexpectedly having to shell out for ice cream. So […]

Recipe: Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Soup — Quick and Easy Weeknight Soups

The smell of classic chicken soup, fragrant with herbs and vegetables, is one of the most comforting smells that a kitchen can produce. The key to a good soup that’s intensely chicken-y is a long, slow simmer. Naturally the slow cooker is chicken soup’s best friend, as it can cook all day without any supervision […]

Vegan Cashew Milk–Braised Green Plantains

Dense and meaty green plantains are hearty enough to stand on their own in this creamy cashew sauce. We simmer the thick slabs of plantain in a blend of rich cashew milk, bright herbs, and aromatic spices for balanced flavor and a vibrant hue. Although it’s substantial enough as a main course, its bright acidity […]

We Compared Flower Prices at Trader Joe's, Costco, Kroger, and Whole Foods. See What We Learned. — Shopping

Even when the budget’s tight, I try to keep fresh blooms around whenever possible. Of course, it’s a cost that can really add up, so I can’t always swing it. While I’m constantly keeping my eye out for inexpensive bouquets at the grocery store, I had never actually done an official price comparison — until […]

The 10 Things I Always Buy from Trader Joe's for Breakfast — Shopping

I’ll be the first to admit that the Trader Joe’s cereal aisle is top-notch, but it only scratches the surface of what my favorite grocer delivers in the breakfast department. Whether you like to start the day with a meal that’s sweet or savory, hot or cold, or you have the time to cook in […]

20 Things to Eat for St. Patrick's Day (Besides Corned Beef) — Recipes from The Kitchn

While corned beef has become something of an iconic St. Patrick’s Day meal, it’s never the one I turn to on this festive holiday. Instead, you’ll find me donning something green and sprinkling my day with Irish-inspired fare, including a thick slab of soda bread at breakfast, a helping of colcannon with dinner, and a […]

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Strategic Sheet Pan Dinners — Next Week's Meal Plan

A friend, fellow mom, and meal planner confessed to me recently how much she loathes cooking dinner since going back to work full-time. “I never loved cooking or meal planning before, but now I really can’t stand it. I see cooking as time taken away from my now-limited time with my kids,” she lamented. We […]

15 Breakfast Potato Recipes to Start Your Morning Right — Recipes from The Kitchn

I’ve always seen breakfast as just an excuse to eat potatoes. I’ll skip sweet offerings, like pancakes and waffles, and dive straight into the savory section of a restaurant menu, usually ordering a dish because it’s served with potatoes. If you’re a breakfast potato fiend like me, these 15 dishes are sure to help start […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Corned Beef — St. Patrick's Day

Come mid-March, mentions of the iconic Irish-American classic of corned beef and cabbage begin to show up everywhere. Menus feature it for dinner and recipes for how to make it from scratch pop up on just about every cooking site — including our own. That’s because this meal has become a delicious way to celebrate […]

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

How do you make a vegan version of fettuccine Alfredo when you can’t use any butter, cheese, or cream? The secret is cauliflower, which can be transformed into a silky and rich purée with the help of some cashews and nutritional yeast. Get Recipe!

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza

Do you have leftover corned beef? This corned beef and cabbage pizza is a fabulous way to enjoy it! If not, it's well worth making some corned beef with cabbage and colcannon just so that you can make this pizza! This pizza starts out with your favourite pizza dough which is brushed with olive oil […]

Recipe: Mango Kombucha — Recipes from The Kitchn

Of all the ways I’ve flavored kombucha since I first started brewing it last year, I’ve been coming back to mango again and again. It has a mellow sweetness that’s just the right partner for fizzy kombucha’s punchy tang. But, to be honest, if I had seen this recipe the first time I made kombucha, […]

The Gluten-Free Pizza Dough Taste Test: We Tried 11 Mixes and Ranked Them — Shopping

As Jane Austen once said, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a mouth, must love pizza.” Okay, maybe I’m misquoting her a bit, but the sentiment rings true. I’ve never in my life met a person who didn’t like pizza — not even the cheese-hater I married. And because […]

The Less Expensive Instant Pot Competitor No One Knows About — Shopping News

Crock-Pots were revolutionary in the 1970s. People loved that they could dump a bunch of food in them and come home to a finished meal at the end of the day. They were (and are) certainly reliable, but over the years they’ve proven to not be as cool or flashy as some of the other […]

The Best Thing You Can Buy on This Site Where Everything Is $3 — Shopping

We’ve been kind of obsessed with the site Brandless ever since it launched last summer. More than just a clever name, the retailer sells products that are essentially brandless, which passes massive savings onto the consumer. While national brands have to pay for marketing, distribution, placement on shelves, and more, Brandless skips all that and […]

How To Clean a Keurig Coffee Machine — Cleaning Lessons from Kitchn

Love them or hate them, pod coffee systems have carved (and kept!) a home in the morning beverage market. If you use this type of coffee maker, you know how crucial it is to keep the system brewing without issue every morning — or maybe all day, depending on your coffee habit. Could you just […]

Vegan Italian-American Lasagna With "Ricotta"

Classic Italian-American Lasagna with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and more is a difficult dish to make vegan without those essential dairy ingredients. The secret to this convincing version is to offer up familiar textural and flavor cues so that you’re less likely to notice what’s not there. Get Recipe!

Bacon and Cheddar Soda Bread

St Patrick's Day is this weekend and I can't help but thinking of a fresh loaf of Irish style soda bread, all nice and warm from the oven and slathered in butter, yum! Soda bread is so easy to make! You simply mix flour, baking soda, salt and milk, form a dough, shape it and […]

This Is the Best Way to Get Turmeric Stains Off Your Fingers — Cleaning Tips from Kitchn

When fresh turmeric started appearing at the local produce market here in San Francisco, it was a revelation worlds away from the powdered stuff in the cabinet. The many uses of this root are only starting to really be discovered in my kitchen, but experimenting comes at a high cost: difficult-to-remove stains on my fingers. […]

El Gallito (Pineapple-Chipotle Pitcher Cocktail)

This rare treasure, an umami-rich sweet/salty/smoky chipotle number, balances juicy pineapple with grassy, green cilantro. It straddles the line between sweet and savory: A handful of cherry tomatoes tamps down the fruity flavor without pushing the drink into full-on Bloody Mary territory. Plus, it makes its own salsa! Get Recipe!

This Sheet Pan Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Is Calling Your Name — Delicious Links

The sheet pan meal is a weeknight wonder. Your protein, veggie, and starch can all cook in harmony on one sheet pan, which means less hands-on cooking work for you and fewer dishes to clean up after. It really doesn’t get any better than that! This sheet pan meal features crispy garlic-Parmesan chicken, asparagus, and […]

Vegan Seitan and Mushroom Ragù Bolognese

A Bolognese sauce is defined by meat and dairy, which makes creating a convincing vegan version a real challenge. This one pulls it off by combining the flavor and textural qualities of mushrooms and seitan, and building in layer upon layer of savory, meaty, and rich flavor. Get Recipe!

Vegan Lasagna alla Bolognese

Vegan lasagna Bolognese is a true challenge, given that two of the three main components are off limits. The secret to imitating a beefy ragù and a creamy béchamel sauce is all about layering flavors and textures to trick the eyes and mouth into believing this is the real deal. Get Recipe!

Mexican Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup is a classic, and with good reason; it's simple, tasty, satisfying, healthy and jam packed with vegetables! You can eat it as a appetizer of make a meal of it. The base of a good vegetable soup is a tomato broth and Pomì tomatoes make are a great fit! This vegetable soup has […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Frittatas — Cooking Mistakes

Frittatas are one of the most versatile dishes. Suitable from breakfast through dinner, they can be made right before mealtime or well in advance. They’re delicious hot or cold and also the ideal canvas for all those end-of-week veggies. While a fluffy frittata isn’t terribly difficult to pull together, there are a couple missteps that […]

The Best Pan for Making Frittatas — Tips from The Kitchn

Frittatas are the back-pocket meal I always lean on when I want something simple yet slightly more exciting than scrambled eggs for breakfast, and when my energy level is running on fumes come dinnertime. They’re quick and couldn’t be easier to pull off (in fact, I’d argue that you don’t need a recipe so much […]

Jeff Goldblum Attempts to Make Soup in This Hilarious Video — Pop Culture

Jeff Goldblum is a national treasure. If you’ve ever fantasized about him cooking you dinner, you’re about to have a very good day, because he just teamed up with Funny or Die to make a video about food. Jeff Goldblum can’t cook, but it doesn’t matter, because I’ve been waiting my whole life to hear […]

White BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Although it's still a little chilly out for outdoor grilling I was craving some BBQ and white BBQ chicken sandwiches sounded like the perfect fit! Especially with some slow cooker shredded chicken for absolutely minimal effort! These sandwiches don't really need a recipe, I mean it's just moist and tender pulled chicken dressed with a […]

KitchenAid Just Announced Their Color of the Year — Shopping

This weekend I’m heading to Chicago for the annual International Home + Housewares Show, where I will get to see all sorts of new blenders, coffee makers, kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, and more. (I’ll be writing about the best of what I see, so be sure to check back early next week!) Like clockwork, this […]

Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

Make the most of seasonal Meyer lemons with a sweet-tart ice cream that’s refreshing and light. Get Recipe!

Passport to Chile (Grapefruit Pisco Cocktail)

This easy-drinking grapefruit cocktail, from Matt Friedlander of New York’s Sweetwater Social, is especially good with pisco, a South American brandy, but it’s flexible enough to work with tequila or vodka, too. Get Recipe!

This Remarkable Kitchen Makeover Only Cost $1,300 and Was Totally DIY — Kitchen Makeovers

We feature a lot of amazing kitchen projects, but this kitchen makeover might just have the very best dollars-to-damn ratio yet. It went from oh-so-’70s to totally timeless, thanks to some hard work, tile bravery, and some stickers. READ MORE »

How To Make Slow Cooker Chili Verde — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Let me guess — when chili is on the docket, you blindly reach for a can of diced tomatoes and the jar of red chili powder. I’m no different, but this time around we’re going to shake things up with a vibrant chili verde from the slow cooker. Fill your shopping basket with tomatillos, jalapeños, […]

These Are the Most Popular Cereals in Every State, According to Google — Pop Culture

People have very strong feelings about breakfast cereal. Breakfast cereals—especially the sugary ones — are commonly associated with childhood, so a favorite brand inspires feelings of intense loyalty and nostalgia. And finding out someone loves the same breakfast cereal can inspire instant camaraderie. Just last weekend, a new friend mentioned that her favorite cereal was […]

Vegan Tofu and Herb Salad

Strips of chewy aburaage (fried tofu) add meatiness to this light and refreshing vegan salad. Pack it with whatever soft herbs you have—roughly torn dill, cilantro, mint, and more. Get Recipe!

White BBQ Sauce

Normally when I think about BBQ sauce I think of a sweet and spicy tomato based, red, sauce but there are other kinds of BBQ sauce like this white BBQ sauce. This sauce has a base of mayonnaise along with vinegar for tang, mustard and horseradish for bite, garlic and Worcestershire sauce for flavour, paprika […]

Exclusive Scoop: Here's a First Look at the Brand New Instant Pot, Coming Out in Spring — Shopping

As if the Instant Pot, a seven-in-one gadget, didn’t already do enough, there’s a new model coming out in May or June. And it’s technically an eight-in-one gadget. READ MORE »

Pressure Cooker Pot-au-Feu (French Boiled Beef and Vegetables)

Pot-au-feu (pot on the fire) is one of France’s most famous home-cooked dishes. It features an assortment of beef cuts and vegetables, all simmered in a flavorful broth until buttery and tender. The art of it comes down to selecting the right cuts of beef, and ensuring each one, plus all the vegetables, are cooked […]

Classic Pot-au-Feu (French Boiled Beef and Vegetables)

Pot-au-feu (pot on the fire) is one of France’s most famous home-cooked dishes. It features an assortment of beef cuts and vegetables, all simmered in a flavorful broth until buttery and tender. The art of it comes down to selecting the right cuts of beef, and ensuring each one, plus all the vegetables, are cooked […]

10 Fast Sides That Turn a Frittata into Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

While it’s easy to associate frittata with breakfast or brunch, I’ll argue that the Italian omelet makes an even better dinner. That’s because it’s the ultimate easy weeknight solution. Pull out all your odds and ends (leftover roasted veggies, a hunk of cheese, almost-wilted herbs) and pair them with a handful of eggs in a […]

Crispy Chorizo and Potato Tortilla Skillet Pizza

Pizza is always a welcome treat and skillet style tortilla pizzas are so easy to make that you can pretty much make them whenever you want! Skillet tortilla pizzas are pretty much as easy as heating a skillet, adding the tortilla, a sauce, cheese and toppings before broiling in the oven! My go-to version is […]

20 Quick Dinner Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

Getting dinner on the table during the week can be a feat even in the best of times. Making that happen when you’re juggling a busy schedule can feel almost impossible. To avoid ordering takeout, eating a bowl of cereal, or grazing through the pantry, I lean on a roster of reliably quick and easy […]

14 Snacks to Enjoy While You're Watching the Red Carpet — Oscars Night

Where will you be during the hours preceding the 2018 Oscars? If your answer involves a couch, the red carpet, and some snacks, then you have come to the right place. These crowd-pleasing snacks are here to power you through the best-dressed commentary all the way to best picture. READ MORE »

This Is the Most Popular Chili Recipe on Pinterest — Popular on Pinterest

Chili is a problem-solver in my kitchen. When I’m not sure what to make, or when I want a meal that makes a bunch of leftovers so I don’t have to cook for a few days, chili is always the answer. I love how customizable chili can be. If I’m feeling a little bit blah, […]

The Oscar Swag Bags This Year Are Worth Over $100,000 — Pop Culture

Remember when you were little and you went to your friend’s birthday party and before you left their mom pulled out those sweet swag bags that involved trivial stuff that you didn’t really need, but you loved anyway? The Oscars are totally like that, but their swag bags are, well, incredible. Also, they are worth […]

5 Korean Ingredients That Could Change Your Life in the Kitchen — Ingredient Intelligence

While many Korean ingredients can only be found in large Asian grocery stores, their popularity is making them increasingly easier to find in the Asian food aisles of more mainstream markets. But oh, what to get? You can always decide by using a recipe as your guide, but if you want to strike out on […]

How Meal Kits Helped Me Kick My Lunch-Buying Habit — The Financial Diet

Welcome to a column from The Financial Diet, one of our very favorite sites, dedicated to money and everything it touches. One of the best ways to take charge of your financial life is through food and cooking. After I graduated college and moved to New York City, buying most of my food out became […]