What was happening this time last year? Well, last year, we'd already eaten our Thanksgiving dinner and moved on to leftovers! We have a round up of our favorite recipes to make with turkey leftovers, a look at the history of food idioms, a conversation with John Beaver on essential herbs and spices, and much more.
Do you ever look at pictures of super neat pantries and ultra organized kitchens and think, how in the world do they do it? If you need some ideas and inspiration, you've come to the right place. From how to tidy your pantry in 10 minutes to favorite cabinet organizing tools, here are 15 posts to set you on your way to a more beautiful, healthy, and organized kitchen.
Thanksgiving is typically a go big or go home type of affair, and a time when we are usually measured up by how big of a pile we stack onto our dinner plates. Perhaps this year you can consider downsizing the scale of your holiday dishes with these bite-sized yet still festive alternatives. They're perfect for a day-after Friendsgiving.
With Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas approaching, your kitchen is about to become a crazy hub of activity. It's stressful enough as it is managing the menus for these holidays, but to think about cleaning, too, in the midst of all that? Almost more than a person can bear. Take care of a few things now and it'll make your life easier. From the nine kitchen spots that could use a good scrub to how to fix scratches on white dinner plates, here are 15 posts to help you get your kitchen ready for the holidays:
I'm sure someone somewhere has an intelligent, sobering thesis on why we as a culture are so drawn to makeovers (something about dissatisfaction, a need for transformation, etc), but that's not what I'm going to talk about today. No, today I will just say this: these 20 kitchens were once lost, and now they're found. And it remains just as thrilling to click through and see the 'after' photo as it ever was, if for no other reason than you know you're curious! So go on. Take a look.
Baking will always be my true love in the kitchen, and finding beautiful ways to display my creations will forever add to the fun. There's nothing quite like presenting guests with a tower of cookies or your signature cake sliced and served on a unique plate. Here are five favorite accessories to sweeten your display:
Holidays present a unique challenge for small space hosts who want to open their home to friends and family. Where will everyone sit? Is there enough table space for all the food? How can you make your space feel more cozy and less cramped? Is a folding table the answer, and if so, which one should you get?
Thankfully, The Kitchn and Apartment Therapy have deep archives on entertaining in small apartments! Here are 15 posts offering tips and tricks to help ease your concerns. They prove what we've long known to be true: you can throw a great holiday dinner party, no matter how small your space!
Any day now, one of my five younger brothers will drop a little hint to my mom. "You know, cinnamon rolls would be awesome," one might say, casually. The approach will rapidly progress to the blunt: "You're making cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving morning, yesss?" Because, in our family anyway, the holidays start with the cinnamon rolls.
Beyond my mom's famously ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls, the aromas of cinnamon and spice define this time of year — the shortened afternoons spent rolling out molasses cookies or whipping up a whiskey spice bundt cake, filling your home with the smell of sweet things to come. We crave that spicy warmth, so here are twenty recipes that will instantly make your home smell like the holidays.
Meatloaf to nutloaf and everything in between — we've got your winter comfort food covered this week! If you're craving something creamy and rich, definitely take a look at that poppy seed chicken casserole. So good! Porcini-stuffed pork chops also make a surprisingly quick dinner while our quinoa bake with creamy winter squash is the perfect vegetarian main dish. No matter what your dinner plans may be, pour yourself a pomegranate gin fizz and raise a glass to the weekend.
This past week I've been exploring St. Ives in Cornwall, England. It's a good-size town full of museums and galleries to explore, and of course a pasty shop practically on every block. It's been chilly and rainy here, which is why I've been gravitating towards these delicious variations of the savory pastry.