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how top chef's gail simmons saved (and splurged!) on groceries in one week — shopping

"grocery budgets are easy to stick to," said no one ever. there's always the temptation of some expensive gooey cheese, a super-nice cut of steak, or even the little indulgences that somehow add up. for top chef's gail simmons, her...




recipe: no-bake salted chocolate oatmeal bars — quick and easy baking

there are good no-bake bars, and then there are really amazing no-bake bars that people gush over and remember for months to come. these are most certainly the latter. take my word on it for now, but one bite and you'll become a believer. what makes this doubl...




recipe: crisp tuna-cabbage salad — healthy lunch recipes from the kitchn

i love a little crunch in my tuna salad. i also am not the biggest fan of mayonnaise; i like a dab, but no more. her...




10 surprising things you can clean in the dishwasher — smart spring cleaning

if you are lucky enough to have a dishwasher, you may be fortunate in ways you didn't even know. see, we spend a lot of time talking about the things you shouldn't put in the dishwasher (...




5 easy dinners with help from the instant pot — next week's meal plan

are you on the instant pot train yet? the instant pot is a type of multi-cooker — it can slow cook, make rice, and even ferment yogurt, but its superpower is pressure cooking. while i fully admit the instant pot hasn't replaced my slow cooker, and it isn't always a magic bullet for faster meal times, it does one thing incredibly well: meal prep. meal prep is the f...




how to make perfect cheesecake — cooking lessons from the kitchn

cheesecake should never be a source of anything except pure bliss. not distress. not frustration. certainly never tears. just dreamy, decadent, nonstop bliss. so let's break down this whole process into easy pieces. let's talk...




we asked a nutritionist to make your 5 favorite comfort food healthier — recipes from the kitchn

when i was growing up in the midwest, comfort food was anywhere and everywhere. (i mean, michigan is famous for meat, potatoes, and cheese — think of all the delicious comfort meals you can make with just those three ingredients!) there's something deeply satisfying about a home-cooked meal that's hearty a...




you can now buy cauliflower gnocchi at trader joe's — grocery news

i must admit that i am a latecomer to the whole "loving cauliflower" thing. when i was a child, my first taste of cauliflower was a watery, steamed, poorly prepared version of it, so i just assumed i hated it f...




beyond subway tile: 9 totally gorgeous alternatives for your kitchen's backsplash — kitchen design

while i love the look of a classic white subway tile, i can't help but get a little giddy when i see something a little bit more special. adding a bold backsplash is a wonderful way to introduce something unexpected into your space. t...




a complete guide to all the labels on chicken packaging — meat basics

if you've ever felt totally confused when reading the label on a package of chicken, i can guarantee that you're not alone. not by a long shot. there are so many terms to know, and it seems like new labeling buzzwords keep popping up. it can be tricky to kno...




7 ways to eat chicken for breakfast — recipes from the kitchn

while chicken is a staple for so many of us at dinner and lunch, it rarely makes its way to our breakfast plates. sure, it might not ever compete with bacon as our favori...




this potato-washing "hack" doesn't make any sense — pop culture

since the advent of pinterest, the world has been inundated with a tidal wave of tips and "hacks" designed to make our lives easier and more efficient. some of tho...




it's finally spring, because ina garten has posted a new dinner party menu — pop culture

our lives seem like they are changing at a more rapid pace than ever. our brand-new iphones seem outdated before they've even been charged for the first time, and scrollin...




3 signs your risotto is done — tips from the kitchn

while i firmly believe that risotto is much easier to make at home than many people think, i will agree with the notion that it can be tricky to figure out when it's done cooking. unlike pasta, which has a pretty set amount of time it needs to boil until it's al dente, risotto has a bit of wider range. there are a few variables to contend with: how hot the ...




paper vs. plastic: which is better for the environment? — earth day

how many times have you been asked "paper or plastic" at the grocery store and wondered which was actually better for the environment? well, it's kind of a trick question because experts say neither is as sustainable as a reusable bag that you bring to the grocery store every time you shop (preferably one made of a natural material like cotton, rather than a synthetic one). ...




here's what changes in the kitchen when you have teens — make over your family kitchen

one day you will look up and your little kid will have turned into a tall (sometimes grumpy, possibly a little hairy), seemingly constantly hungry person. the juice boxes and squeeze-y yogurts of yesterday will no longer...




is it ok to drink the water you left out overnight? — h2whoa

i went out for pizza on saturday night and, despite the thousand-plus times i told myself "don't eat five slices," i ate five slices. i don't do well with that much sodium (and also don't learn from my previous mistakes), so i put a ginormous glass of water beside t...




this isn't bottled water — it's crystal milk tea, and it's awesome — pop culture

i am an absolute sucker for things that look like other things. cats in lion costumes? laminate countertops painted to look like marble? the fact that queer eye's antoni porowski looks just like john may...




we compared the prices for whole chickens and individual pieces — here's what we found — shopping

if you're a frequent purchaser of chicken, then you already know firsthand that the price of this lean meat can really run the gamut, from budget-friendly to more spendy. pound for pound, whole chicken ...




how to make no-time bread — baking lessons from the kitchn

so, by now you've tried no-knead bread and no-knead bread in a hurry, a slightly quicker variety, and you've seen how easy it is to bake bread at home. the no-knead phenomenon is still going incredibly strong, and we think it's because it's taught so many people how easy bread really is! you can play with bread basics and yeast to suit almost any schedule...