For The Kitchn Cure this year we asked those who are participating to share their progress on social media using the #kitchncure hashtag. Here are some examples of the hard work you've all been putting into the assignments –– and if you haven't started yet, maybe this will inspire you!
As the early fall days grow cooler, I am eagerly reaching for butternut squash and other autumn vegetables, ready to turn them into silky purees and hearty stews, dreaming of spicy curries and creamy soups. And in these plans for fall cooking, there's one key ingredient, a magic touch, that I always make sure I have stocked. Coconut milk is a pantry staple that adds richness and luxury to everything it touches, gilding vegan stews with a sweet tropical touch, and lending its creamy goodness to puddings, breakfast dishes, and other sweets.
If you have a can of coconut milk you'd like to put to good use, or need some hearty and delicious inspiration for your fall kitchen, start here. Just one little can — so many delicious ways.
How's your sweet tooth feeling? In need of a fix? Excellent. This week, we shared all our favorite quick weeknight desserts, from warm banana bread and a retro-inspired gooey chocolate cobbler to a double chocolate stout ice cream float and baked apples stuffed with oats and brown sugar. So many ways to satisfy your post-dinner sugar cravings. Go on — take your pick!
Meals to freeze, meals to you warm up, meals to go — that's what we were up to this time last year. Pour yourself a second cup of coffee and feast your eyes on fig-stuffed tarts, five enviably well-organized freezers (srsly), a dazzling white kitchen, sweet potato tacos, and more!
I've always liked the look of ceiling-mounted pot racks. Besides being a very smart storage solution (particularly for small kitchens) hanging pot racks cozify a kitchen. They're functional decor, of which I'm a fan. Pot racks can be very pricy, with some brands commanding $500 or more, but here are 10 sturdy, good-looking versions you can get for $100 or less.
Every sweet treat has a story. We often tell the stories of home kitchens and cooks here at The Kitchn, but we're also curious about how professional kitchens work and how entrepreneurs build their businesses. Our Maker Tours tell these stories, and today we're looking back at 10 of our favorites.
Each of these tours is a sweet treat in its own way, from a visit to Jeni's Ice Creams a few years back, to Kim Boyce's whole grain-inspired bakery in Portland. There's a vegan ice cream truck in Santa Barbara, and fruit sodas from Brooklyn. We talk about the secret sauce that makes these businesses fly, and peek inside kitchens, test labs, and chocolate workshops. Chocolate, ice cream, cupcakes, and pie — come and see how they're cooked up!
What are the desserts you know by heart? The sweets you make over and over, to the point where you barely need the recipe? Dessert can be a special treat to end a meal, or a simple comfort during a tiring week, and we have a few we love enough to memorize. These are often the simplest and the easiest to remember, like a batch of warm chocolate chip cookies or that light-as-a-feather one-ingredient ice cream.
Others of these sweets have a classic elegance, like the chocolate layer cake that your friends always beg you to make for their birthdays, or that most perfect of all desserts: panna cotta. Here are 10 desserts, big and small, that we think are worth knowing by heart.
I cannot take my eyes off this mozzacado sandwich. Doesn't it seem like the perfect late-summer meal? I also have my eye on those fudge and walnut cookies for dessert. This week we have all kinds of recipes to carry you into the weekend — and get you ready for next week! From a silky kabocha squash soup and the perfect tuna salad to a cinnamon-topped cognac cocktail and bakery-fresh bread, there's something here for everyone.
If it is at all chilly or starting to feel fall-like where you are, than I must insist that you make yourself a warm Nutella and cream cheese sandwich immediately. So cozy! Also from this time last year, we have 20 sandwiches to make you excited for lunch, tips for making better sandwich bread, Chef Ludo's magical kitchen, and chipotle chicken fajitas for your weeknight table. Take a look!
I am decidedly pro-meat and cheese. Nothing gives me more joy than thin slices of prosciutto and creamy goat cheese. But sometimes when I'm feeling a little bogged down during the week, I like eating something that will give me energy and won't throw me into a midday food coma. Step in: vegan sandwiches.