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The 3-Ingredient Sauce That Will Change the Way You Cook — Fall's Greatest Hits

I make vinaigrettes every day — seriously. I change them up with different vinegars and different oils, and add some sweeteners like honey now and again. Sometimes I replace about half of the vinegar with citrus juice. As a corporate caterer who makes a billion lunches, classic oil-vinegar-salt-and-pepper vinaigrettes sometimes just get boring — trust […]

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Vegetarian Family-Friendly Recipes — Next Week's Meal Plan

One of my strategies for keeping our budget in check is to have about a 50/50 mix of meaty and meatless dinners each week. But when I’ve busted my budget — say, after moving into a new house and splurging on a new dining table — a week of meatless dinners can save me. This […]

This Halloween Menu Is for Chocolate-Lovers — Boozy Budget Halloween

Sometimes the front porch is the best place for a laid-back Halloween celebration. As you gather with friends and neighbors to welcome trick-or-treaters, this easy menu makes the evening even more festive with a cozy red wine hot chocolate perfect for the adults and family-friendly s’mores bars everyone can munch on. Here’s how to make […]

The Best Ways to Clean an Oven, According to Our Readers — Cleaning Tips from Kitchn

A few days ago, we asked Kitchn’s Facebook friends to tell us the best way to clean an oven. Many of you suggested the self-cleaning button, which is an option we’re not always fans of. (See: Why You Should (Almost) Never Use Your Oven’s Self-Cleaning Function.) Even more of you suggested either not using your […]

15 Quick and Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

Quick and easy weeknight dinners are an absolute must in my meal plan. And on nights when chicken is on the menu, I turn to a pack of meaty chicken thighs more than anything else. With a roster of recipes ranging from sheet pan suppers to skillet dinners, I know that with little time and […]

10 Spooky, Clever Foods for Halloween — Recipe Roundup

It comes but once a year. Oh, yes — once a year you’re allowed to delve into the dark, twisted part of your mind and come up with something that’ll scare the bejeesus out of people. As mentioned, I’d rather stick with friendly ghosts, but I’m not one to keep anyone else away from the […]

Why We Give Out Candy on Halloween: A Short History — Halloween Hospitality

Americans buy approximately 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween every year. If you’re not sure what exactly that looks like, consider this: The Titanic weighed about 100 million pounds. Now, picture six Titanic ships made of candy. That’s a lot of candy! And it does make one wonder: Where did this sweet tradition get […]

How To Prep & Store Brussels Sprouts — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Remember when everyone hated Brussels sprouts? Remember when everyone started to love them again? These small green orbs are members of the cabbage family with the same ability to be enjoyed raw in salads or slaws or turned into tender, caramelized nuggets of goodness when cooked. But before you get to cooking them, you need […]

Slow Cooker Pear Butter

Apple butter is essentially an apple sauce that has been reduced until it has the constancy of a butter in that it is spreadable with a knife and given how easy it is to make, it's one of my favourite fall treats. One day I was thinking that if you could make apple butter then […]

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Honey-Bourbon Gold Rush — Recipes from The Kitchn

“Faith! It’s the cocktail of the summer,” said my colleague Janel last week when she was visiting me in Columbus. On our way to dinner we were chatting about our cocktails of choice, and Janel quite handily talked me into trying a Gold Rush for myself. Well, it wasn’t that difficult. Do you know this […]

Cream Cheese Buttercream From "BraveTart"

A thick and sturdy cream cheese frosting for decorating your favorite cakes. Get Recipe!

Twisted Carrot Roses From "BraveTart"

Carrot cakes are often topped with carrot-shaped squiggles of frosting or marzipan, but you don’t need any special ingredients to create these simple carrot roses. For a rainbow bouquet, grab packs of orange, red, and purple “confetti carrots” at the grocery or farmers’ market. Get Recipe!

Brown Butter Carrot Cake From "BraveTart"

Brown butter and toasted pecans make a carrot cake that’s extra nutty and rich. Get Recipe!

Jalapeno Popper Skillet Chicken

Today I have a quick, easy and super tasty meal for you, a jalapeno popper skillet chicken aka cheesy jalapeno chicken! This chicken dinner is so easy to make! You simply cook the chicken in a skillet and then make a cheesy jalapeno sauce with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and, of course, jalapenos! These flavours […]

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Your favorite pasta impersonator just got a whole lot easier to make. In about 15 minutes in the microwave, you can turn a rock-hard spaghetti squash into a bowl of tender “noodles,” ready for some sauce. I’ll even throw in a trick for making it easier to slice the squash in half. What are you […]

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Toaster Strudels — Recipes from The Kitchn

Apple cinnamon toaster strudels, those super-sweet frozen pastries, were definitely a guilty pleasure growing up. I have to admit, it’s been years since I last enjoyed one — until this recipe came along. READ MORE »

An Easy Halloween Menu for Pumpkin Spice Lovers — Boozy Budget Halloween

If you are way more into it being pumpkin spice season than Halloween, I’m going to show you how to put together a low-key party that celebrates the season more than the actual holiday of Halloween. You can pull it off with a three-ingredient cocktail and a batch of gooey pumpkin spice Rice Krispies treats. […]

Shrimp Rolls (New England-Style Seafood Sandwiches)

Lobster rolls get all the glory, but shrimp rolls have a lot going for them, too. Just poach, dress, and go. Get Recipe!

Recipe: One-Pot Shrimp Scampi — Recipes from The Kitchn

There’s just something about shrimp scampi that causes oohs and aahs to break out around the table. Perhaps it’s the combination of tender shrimp bathed in a buttery white wine sauce, or maybe it’s the way everything gets swirled together with a hearty dash of pepper and fresh torn parsley. For the knowing cook, this […]

10 Hearty Casseroles That Welcome Fall — Recipes from The Kitchn

In terms of sheer comfort, casseroles are high on the list of our favorite autumn dishes. Double points if they have a good amount of cheese, and triple points if they also contain pasta. I am so happy that the chilly evenings of fall have brought casseroles back into my weekly meal rotation. They make […]

5 Halloween Candy Boxes That Anyone Can Make — Halloween

A Halloween party without candy is not a party at all. And while homemade candy might be a little too much work at this busy time of year, it is easy to serve your candy loot in style. From a simple plastic glove to goofy bags with big monster eyes, here are five small DIY […]

Recipe: Tangy Cabbage and Jalapeño Slaw — Recipes from The Kitchn

Make this tangy, spicy slaw once and you’ll want to bring it to every potluck you ever attend. At least, that’s how this recipe makes me feel, and I’m certain it will do the same for you. With the crunchy texture of carrots and red cabbage and the bold flavors of vinegar, Dijon mustard, and […]

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Dip

Today I have a fun and tasty recipe for you, a cajun chicken alfredo pasta inspired dish in dip form! That's right, all of the flavours of a cajun chicken alfredo pasta in a hot melted cheese style dip that is great for snacking on while watching the game! This dip starts out by making […]

What Exactly Is a Plant-Based Diet? — Plant-Based Wellness

“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” It’s hard to imagine the prevailing ideas of what healthy eating means without this famous pronouncement from Michael Pollan, which in its reductive simplicity carries a kind of relief from the fluctuations of modern nutritional science. So simple, so memorable — nothing to avoid, but everything to gain […]

Zesty Oven-Baked Chicken Wings With Alabama White Sauce

If you’ve ever devoured Buffalo wings with a side of blue cheese dressing, you may think you know the joy of flavor-packed chicken wings with a tangy, creamy side sauce. But you’ve never truly had the best of it ’til you’ve tried these dry-rubbed wings with Alabama-style white barbecue sauce. Get Recipe!

Replace Cheesecloth with One of These 3 Reusable Alternatives — Shopping

Cheesecloth annoys me. I never seem to have quite enough of it for whatever I’m doing. It always comes apart, and doubling or tripling it feels fussy. Plus, it irks me that you can’t easily wash and reuse it. I recently decided to get rid of cheesecloth in my kitchen for good and have found […]

Before & After: This Kitchen Got a $200 Makeover and Now It's Amazing — Kitchen Makeovers

There are few things more satisfying than an absolutely jaw-dropping kitchen makeover. While you may think that you need a big, beefy budget to elicit those “OMG” gasps, you’d actually be wrong. Sometimes, amazing makeovers are much more about what you do and how you do it than how much money you spend on making […]

15 Apple Names That Could Be Baby Names — LOL

You know the old saying: the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Especially not if you name your kid after an apple. With over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States annually and 7,000 worldwide, we’ll be darned if there aren’t some choice baby names among them. Aside from conjuring happy memories […]

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Fast and Fancy Fall Dinners — Next Week's Meal Plan

October is hands-down my favorite month of the year and it has almost nothing to do with it being my birthday month. Nope, I love October for its gorgeous, cool weather, apple picking, and pumpkin carving. But I also underestimate how busy October can be. We happen to be moving from our apartment to our […]

What Do Teal Pumpkins Mean on Trick-or-Treat Night? — Halloween Hospitality

Have you noticed a proliferation of teal-hued pumpkins adorning the steps and porches in your neighborhood? No, you haven’t stumbled into a particularly ardent enclave of Martha Stewart acolytes. These bright turquoise jack-o’-lanterns, whether a simple paper cutout or an actual pumpkin that’s been given a fresh coat of paint, indicate a home that is […]

The 5 Best Food Instagram Accounts for Busy Parents — On Trend

As a parent to three busy kids, I refuse to give up my urge to bake and cook. Time can be tight, but I make it a point to get in the kitchen despite our chaotic schedules. Cooking, baking, and eating together remains a constant in so many families because it brings us together. There’s […]

Please Keep Your Pink Out of My Drink — Strong Opinions

If you’re of a particular age, you may remember when nobody thought anything of the frilly, glittery pinkness assigned to young girls. We got our My Little Ponies, our Lemon Meringue and Strawberry Shortcake dolls, our sparkly, puffy, scratch-n-sniff stickers and, well, that was that. Boys got snips and snails and puppy dogs’ tails. Then […]

I'm Obsessed with Sorority Chef Instagram Feeds — Food Media

When I want to find some next-level meal-planning inspiration on Instagram, I don’t dive into fitness feeds or the #mealprep hashtag. And I don’t look for the glossy, perfectly photographed food feeds where you wonder if anyone actually eats the meticulous dish you’re drooling over. I look for chefs churning out a week’s worth of […]

5 Rules for Hosting a Crappy Dinner Party (and Seeing Your Friends More Often) — Crappy Dinner Parties

I love having friends over, but with three kids; big writing dreams; and the never-ending onslaught of preparing and cleaning up breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack, snack, and snack, having a friend over for a meal started to feel too much like work and less like the break I craved. I am not a […]

15 Essential Recipes for Fall Baking — Recipes from The Kitchn

The one thing I love about fall, even more than pulling out my stash of cozy sweaters, is baking. While I am always ready to fire up my oven for a batch of cookies or muffins all year long, there is no better time for baking than right now. From apple pie and oatmeal cookies, […]

Jalapeno and Cheddar Corn Pancakes with Bacon (aka Jalapeno Popper Pancakes)

I have really been enjoying a lot of pancakes recently and my next batch, and possibly my favourite recipe, are these tasty jalapeno and cheddar corn pancakes! These pancakes were inspired by the flavours of jalapeno poppers! Of course spicy jalapenos are the primary ingredient and I like to balance things out with the addition […]

Recipe: Chicken Curry in a Hurry — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

It’s true: You can enjoy a satisfying Thai-style chicken curry on a weeknight without leaving home. I’ve pared down the classic recipe to the bare essentials, which means you can get this one-pot stew from stove to craw in less than 30 minutes. You’ll love the complex spices, fresh herbs, and creamy coconut milk base. […]

10 Veggie-Heavy Weeknight Meals — Recipes from The Kitchn

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to appreciate the goodness eating a meal full of veggies brings. We love squeezing more of them into whatever we happen to be cooking up, even if meat is in the equation as well. These 10 dinners make colorful produce the center of the plate and they’re quick […]

The Best Budget Bottles of Vodka, According to Bartenders — Shopping

So, you want to stock the home bar with a decent selection of spirits but you don’t want to blow the bank. We hear you. That’s why we’ve gone to experts to find their top picks for American whiskey, tequila, and vodka so you can have a respectable bar — and still have cash left […]

Ikura Don (Japanese Rice Bowl With Salmon Roe)

Ikura don is a Japanese rice bowl topped with brilliant orange pearls of salmon roe. For this easy recipe, we quickly marinate the already-cured roe in soy sauce and other seasonings to infuse it with more flavor, then load it onto freshly cooked rice. Get Recipe!

DIY Cookie Butter

This silky-smooth spread is as thick as creamy peanut butter, but packed with the caramelized flavor and aromatic spices of Belgian speculoos. Get Recipe!

Asiago Cauliflower and Quinoa Chowder

Soups are one of my favourite meals and with the weather cooling they are in season again! I thought I would kick off soup season by sharing my current favourite, this tasty asiago cauliflower chowder! Cauliflower is a fabulous ingredient in soups either pureed or in chunks and its pretty healthy, especially when combined with […]

The Best Cuts of Beef for Pot Roast — Meat Basics

How To Cook Classic Beef Pot Roast in the Oven (Image credit: Lauren Volo) Even growing up in a Chinese-American family that predominantly ate Chinese food, I knew what pot roast was. I’d seen it mentioned on television and read enough about this classic American dish to know that it was homey and delicious. Now […]

This Is the Worst Time of Day to Drink Coffee — My Morning Cup

If the best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup, then you’re starting your day completely wrong. With apologies to the country’s best-selling ground coffee, some dietitians are now suggesting that none of us should be stumbling straight out of bed and directly to the coffee pot — regardless of what brand we’re […]

All Your Questions About Painting Kitchen Cabinets, Answered — Paint Project

Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job (even if you have a tiny kitchen!), so it makes sense that you’d have a lot of questions about the process. Here, we attempt to answer your biggest, most pressing questions. READ MORE »

Simple Pear Galette With Vanilla

Sweet and mellow pears require a delicate touch to bring out their best, which is why I rely on subtle aromatics, like vanilla bean, Chinese five-spice powder, and ground cardamom, to complement their natural flavor in this autumnal dessert. Get Recipe!

How To Make Classic Chicken Alfredo Pasta: The Easiest, Simplest Method — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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5 Quick Tips for Choosing Winter Squash — Ingredient Intelligence

The 11 Varieties of Winter Squash You Need to Know (Image credit: mikecphoto/Shutterstock) The arrival of winter squash, in all of its many shapes, sizes, and colors, signals not only a change of seasons, but also a desire for heartier food. Since winter squash is consistently on our shopping lists these days, it’s useful to […]

The Best and Easiest No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas — The Great Pumpkin

Creating a killer pumpkin doesn’t have to require whipping out your sharpest cutlery. This Halloween, craft a standout gourd with hot glue, paint, balloons (seriously!), and a few other random supplies. Here are a few ingenious ideas to inspire you. READ MORE »

5 Fall Salads You Can Eat for Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

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