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5 Tips for Celebrating New Year's Eve When You Have Kids — New Year's Eve

Every year, my friends and I come together to celebrate the new year in the Hudson Valley. There are eight of us in total, and this four-family sleepover is my very favorite event of the year. With delicious food, lots of downtime, and a chance to sit and talk for hours, it’s a perfect way […]

The Little Detail That Makes a Big Difference in Your Kitchen — Kitchen Design

This is a story about a part of your kitchen that you may probably pay zero attention to. You might not even know its actual name: The little cove at the bottom of your cabinets is called a “toe kick.” And it turns out that giving a little TLC to this humble spot can make […]

A South Indian New Year's Eve: 5 Festive Recipes to Welcome the New Year — South Indian New Year's Eve

Our goal for ringing in the new year? Do it with a flash of color, vibrant flavor, heat, soulfulness, and, of course, sparkle. And no food said that for me this year like the creations coming out of Asha Gomez’s kitchen. Last year year, the chef and restaurateur became a cookbook author and published one […]

How To Cook Tender & Juicy Pork Chops in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

What if I told you that I could guarantee perfectly cooked, perfectly tender pork chops, every time? Would you believe me? Or have too many dinners of overcooked shoe-leather pork chops turned you off from this easy addition to the weeknight meal rotation? Let me convince you to try them one more time. Let me […]

Everything We Learned About Coffee in 2017 — On Trend

2017 was a good year in coffee, and 2018 promises to be even better. Pinterest even said “super coffee” was on the rise for next year. But before we look forward, let’s take a second to review everything we learned in 2017. People were really into adding collagen to their coffee, and found great grocery […]

10 Times the Internet Freaked Out Over Food This Year — Best of 2017

The internet can be a wonderful place filled with stories of kids reacting with pure joy when getting bananas for Christmas or using their piggy bank savings to pay for their classmates’ milk. But it can also be a dark place, where strange food pairings are born and people argue over the way food emojis […]

10 of the Most Beautiful Cakes We Made in 2017 — Cake Recipes from The Kitchn

Beautiful cakes can make you stop everything you’re doing just to catch a long stare. They can warrant applause at birthdays and make just about any celebration even more special. We baked a whole lot of pretty cakes this year, fit for all of life’s festive moments. Here are 10 favorites. READ MORE »

The 10 Best Amazon Finds We Featured in 2017 — The Best of 2017

Amazon seriously sells everything under the sun. So how are you supposed to narrow it all down to what you should actually buy? We wrote about the site extensively in 2017 and these stories should be able to help you. Here’s what you should buy in 2018. READ MORE »

5 Ways You Can Help Parents of Kids with Allergies — You're a Parent Now

I never worry about what my son eats. I worry about how big the bites are and if the food is too hot, but I’m never scared that he is going to have an allergic reaction. I guess I just always figured he was lucky. However, he isn’t the only lucky one — it’s me, […]

What Ree Drummond Would Serve Aliens If They Landed in Oklahoma — Kitchen Heroes

The news has been all aflutter lately with talks of alien spacecrafts and secret government research projects. If you’re like me, your inner 6-year-old is having a hard time not geeking out. I grew up in a science-fiction-loving family and read books, watched movies, and traded stories with friends about what or who else was […]

3 Smart Kitchen Survival Tips from Stylish New York City Apartments — Small Space Living

New York City is one of the capitals of small-space living, so it’s no surprise you can get lots of kitchen storage ideas from the tiny apartments of stylish New Yorkers. The three homes below are tiny, and their kitchens cramped and narrow, but the small-space experts who live in them came up with smart […]

Recipe: Vegetarian Paella with Red Peppers & Chickpeas — Vegetarian Weeknight Dinner Recipes from The Kitchn

Paella — a Spanish rice dish — is traditionally made with seafood, chicken or sausage, and a seasoning base of saffron and tomato. But in this vegetarian version, I’m swapping the meat and fish for fresh produce and legumes. It’s a veggie-filled dinner perfect for any night of the week. READ MORE »

Whipped Feta and Herb Dip

Looking for one last recipe for your New Year's Eve party? How about this quick, easy and tasty whipped feta and herb dip? This dip is fabulously easy to make; you simply 'whip' some feta in a food processor along with fresh herbs and a touch of lemon and you are good to go! You […]

The 4 Easiest Things to Grow in Your Indoor Garden — The Best of 2017

If you’re intimidated by the idea of indoor gardening, don’t be! Earlier this year, we worked with green-thumbed pro Amy Pennington, author of Apartment Gardening, to come up with a list of the four easiest things you could possibly grow in your kitchen. She’s got all sorts of tips, tricks, and techniques — and she […]

Here’s How to Keep Getting Starbucks’ Holiday Drinks After the Holidays Are Over — Food News

Starbucks’ limited-edition drinks can be torturous, because if you find one you really like, you know you can only get it for a short time. Starbucks will take this year’s holiday drinks off its menus in January and move on to other things, but if you’re lucky, it’s possible to continue getting them for a […]

The Best Ways to Organize, Care for, and Take Advantage of Your Freezer — The Best of 2017

Even the most organized home cook tends to have a messy freezer. Why is that? It doesn’t have to be that way! We spent the past year writing about all sorts of tips for cleaning the freezer, organizing it, and just taking better advantage of it. Here’s what you should do in 2018. READ MORE […]

6 Outstanding Mac & Cheese Recipes We Love — Easy Dinner Recipes from The Kitchn

When it comes to comfort food mac and cheese is smack dab at the top of our list. It’s hard to resist those tender noodles bathed in a rich, creamy sauce with pockets of gooey cheese nestled into every nook and cranny. While you can never go wrong with classic mac and cheese, this year […]

Our Biggest Rants of 2017 — The Best of 2017

We like to think we’re pretty positive (and fun!) here at Kitchn. But every once in a while, we have a little rant that we just have to get off our chests. For the most part, you guys agreed with everything we had to say (read: complain about) in 2017. Keep reading to see what […]

Our Best Fridge Advice from 2017 — The Best of 2017

Your refrigerator is the workhorse of your kitchen. It keeps produce fresh, it holds your leftovers, and it chills your chardonnay. In return, you need to give it a little bit of attention and keep it organized (although, that’s more for your own sanity). Here’s the best fridge-related advice we gave you in 2017. READ […]

How To Make Meatballs: The Easiest, Simplest Method — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

When I get a craving for meatballs, I have a very specific meatball in mind: They’re completely tender all the way through without even a hint of toughness. They’re big enough to require a fork, but modest enough to justify several on the plate. Maybe some onions and fresh herbs mixed in. Nothing fancy. Totally […]

Become a Flipping Genius With the Smartest Pancake Recipes and Tips We Know — Tips from the Kitchn

Pancakes are the highlight of weekend mornings and something of a treat when I make them for dinner in the middle of the week. Whether you’re a traditionalist who loves fluffy buttermilk pancakes, prefer a recipe that gives you a head start or one that incorporates a twist, or want to keep them vegan, there’s […]

Our Best Stories This Year on Kids and Cooking — Cooking withe Kids

As parents in the kitchen, much of our time is invested in quick weekday breakfasts and well-loved family favorite dinners that keep us gathered round the table. Our goals aren’t often about learning from our children or even really intentionally teaching them, but life lessons are a joyful by-product of dinner with kids. Here are […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! May your holidays be filled with good company, cheer and plenty of tasty food! I am grateful!

Recipe: The Best Eggnog That's Not Eggnog — Recipes from The Kitchn

Real eggnog has a lot going for it — a velvety texture, that heady nutmeg scent, and a bang of booze, to start. In my family, it’s a tradition: On Thanksgiving weekend, we whip together cognac or bourbon or rum (I mean hey, who’s picky?) with a rich mixture of egg yolks, milk, heavy cream, […]

Our Best Money-Saving Advice (on All Sorts of Stuff) from 2017 — The Best of 2017

Thinking about a New Year’s resolution to help you save money in 2018? Heck, even if you’re not, these stories might come in handy. Here are the best posts we ran in 2017 about saving money on groceries and other items. READ MORE »

Our Most-Saved Breakfast Recipes of 2017 — Breakfast Recipes from The Kitchn

When it comes to breakfast it seems like all of us are pretty much on the same page with what we’re making. How can I be so sure? Well, there’s a distinct common theme in all the breakfast recipes you guys have been saving this year. It’s clear that you’re into make-ahead breakfasts, baked breakfast […]

Our Most Popular Easy Baking Recipes of 2017 — Easy Baking Recipes from The Kitchn

When it comes to baking, there are two camps of people: those who like projects, and those who prefer to stick with the recipes that are easy enough to whip up on a weeknight. I fall firmly into the latter group. My favorite recipes are the ones that are simple, straightforward, and come together without […]

What Is Boxing Day? How to Celebrate This Perfectly Sensible British Holiday. — New Holiday Traditions

Christmas falls on a Monday this year, which means we get it off from work. Hooray! But across the pond, the day after Christmas — or more accurately, the weekday after Christmas — is always an actual holiday. It’s call Boxing Day and it has nothing to do with pugilism (or the “unboxing” phenomenon, which […]

Peppermint Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Looking for a last minute gift idea with a personal touch? How about the gift of homemade cookies in a jar? I take my favourite holiday cookie recipe for peppermint candy cane chocolate chip cookies and place it in an almost ready to bake jar to give out as gifts! All one needs to do […]

This Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad Is the Perfect Lunch — Delicious Links

The bringing-your-lunch-to-work struggle is real. But easy salads like this one — with quinoa, crunchy veggies, and a flavorful peanut sauce — will inspire you to make it happen. Sure, it requires a little work up front, maybe on a Sunday afternoon, but then you’re rewarded with a colorful, filling meal you’ll actually look forward […]

10 Quick Appetizers for a Last-Minute Happy Hour — Appetizer Recipes from The Kitchn

When it’s happy hour time, the apps you munch on just might be as important as the drink itself, since it’s a good idea to have a little food in your stomach while you sip your glass of wine. So what are some super-quick and easy bites that you can whip up in no time […]

Recipe: Jammy Shortbread Thumbprints — Recipes from The Kitchn

It’s hard to think about a spread of Christmas cookies without jam-filled thumbprint cookies. They are a timeless classic — simple and straightforward, with just the right amount of elegance. And this version follows suit with crisp, buttery shortbread. The cookies are sandy and buttery with a crisp, snappy bite, and a very subtle sweetness […]

Holiday Cookbook Sale

Happy Holidays! The Holiday cookbook sale is on! Get all 10 Closet Cooking eCookbooks in a bundle for over 70% off! Enjoy some of the tastiest recipes from Closet Cooking along with exclusive eCookbook recipes in this collection of Closet Cooking eCookbooks! This bundle contains the PDF version of all 10 Closet Cooking eCookbooks that […]

Breakfast for Beginners: Our Most Popular Breakfast Recipes of 2017 — Breakfast Recipes from The Kitchn

Whether or not you believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we can all agree that it’s easily the most delicious. It’s the one meal where the choice to go sweet or savory is completely up to us — pancakes and eggs are both fair game. We developed a whole lot of […]

Make This Slow Cooker Chicken-Orzo Soup ASAP — Delicious Links

Chicken noodle soup is a classic “feel better” food for a reason — the warm, salty broth soothes your sore throat while the fortifying noodles, chicken, and veggies give you strength and energy. This chicken-orzo soup is no exception. Whip up a batch ASAP and freeze it for later — with winter on the horizon, […]

Recipe: Christmas Morning Pancakes — Recipes from The Kitchn

After weeks busy with the holiday hustle and bustle, spend Christmas morning in your pajamas surrounded by twinkling lights and enjoying jazzy carols on the turntable. There is no need to rush to the kitchen to measure flour, milk, and sugar because the only things this morning’s pancakes need are two eggs and a hot […]

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Major Kitchen Design Inspo — Kitchens from Santa

If you’ve ever lost hours to the black hole scroll that is Instagram, then you know it can be an incredible source of inspiration (and envy) for everything from what to make for dinner to where to vacation next and, of course, how to decorate (or renovate) your kitchen. Want to fall even further down […]

Bacon Jam Baked Brie

During the holidays I like to have a couple of quick and easy recipes on hand for entertaining and this bacon jam baked brie is on the top of my list right now! Bacon jam is a is a magical jam substance made with plenty of bacon, along with hints of maple syrup, coffee and […]

Recipe: Slow Cooker Hash Brown Casserole — Recipes from The Kitchn

With the focus squarely on Christmas dinner, it is easy to forget that there will be a table full of hungry mouths to feed early in the morning. Instead of resorting to short-order cook status, wake up to the comforting aroma of cheesy hash brown casserole. This slow cooker take on a classic hash brown […]

The Most Popular Instant Pot Recipes from 2017 — Instant Pot Recipes from The Kitchn

I’m calling it now: 2017 was officially the year of the Instant Pot. While I’ve been singing the praises of this seven-in-one multi-cooker for a while, so many people took advantage of the killer deals on Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday to finally snag their own. Of course, to go with this awesome […]

This One-Pan Tomato-Basil Chicken and Rice Is a Dinner Miracle — Delicious Links

Allow me to paint a picture for you: It’s dinnertime, and you have a table of hungry people waiting with anticipation. You open the oven door, pull out a skillet filled with perfectly cooked chicken thighs and rice, and set it on the table. Everyone digs in and proclaims how good it is. You smile […]

It's Greek to Me: 25 Recipes That Bring Greece to Your Kitchen — Greek Recipes from The Kitchn

If you’re itching for a vacation, we’d like to suggest Greece. Don’t worry about the airfare, though — it’s possible to get whisked away to the balmy Mediterranean without even leaving your kitchen. The most famous flavors of Greece — tangy feta, colorful vegetables, peppery olive oil, loads of fresh herbs — are so distinctive […]

Butter Tart Cheesecake

Butter tarts are my all time favourite holiday treat! When I was a kid and the cookie platter came out for the holidays I went for the butter tarts first and then the other goodies, if I still had room for them. Later, when I moved out for school and my grandmother asked me what […]

When a Restaurant's Strength Is Also Its Danger — Personal History

Shortly after I moved to New York for college, I applied to be a hostess at Otto, Mario Batali’s Italian restaurant in Greenwich village. I was 19 years old. I had no interest in food or restaurant culture at the time, but I remember feeling that even if my job was just to greet and […]

Thank You to Our Readers! We're Supporting the Planet Together. — 1% Makes a Huge Difference — For the Planet

At the heart of the holiday season, under all the lights and decorations and parties, is the spirit of giving: finding the perfect gift for a loved one, helping the less fortunate, giving back to your community. That spirit has been a part of Apartment Therapy from the beginning, and our biggest cause is, well, […]

My Go-To Hostess Gift Only Costs $5 Total — Shopping

If you don’t keep a case of wine in your car’s trunk, hostess gifts are among the biggest challenges of the holiday season. It is likely your host will be overrun with festive baked goods, so your plate of homemade cookies might go unnoticed. And even a bottle of bubbles or a sweet-smelling candle will […]

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Fast & Fancy Dinners for the Week Ahead — Next Week's Meal Plan

As we head into the holiday home stretch, we’ve got a week of guests, parties, and classroom holiday programs to fill up the calendar. If it were just the four of us as usual, I’d probably stick to a template of pasta, tacos, breakfast, and pizza, but with houseguests I want some dinners that are […]

12 Nogs, Punches & Libations to Celebrate the Holiday Season — Nogs & Punches

Whenever I’ve hosted a holiday gathering, I’ve found that guests can sometimes have a deer-in-headlights reaction when I greet them with, “What would you like to drink?” This open-ended question can be a hard one for people, because they probably haven’t thought about drinks yet, they’re trying to figure out what you might have on […]

The 10 Most-Googled Diets of 2017 Are Mostly Terrifying — Wellness News

The world is full of diets and magical supplements that promise to help us be more healthy and lose weight, and that means many of us spend a lot of time Googling diets to see what they entail, and whether they’re real science or big scams. This week Google released its annual “Google’s Year in […]

The Most-Googled Tutorial of 2017 Is Super Playful — On Trend

If you want to learn how to do something, chances are good that the first thing you do is go to Google. All it takes is a quick search, and Google will either tell you how to do something or point you towards someone who can. That’s true whether you’re looking to brine a turkey, […]