What's Cooking This Weekend?

Weekend of April 16-17, 2011

Spring is here, and it brings opportunity for picnic lunches outside in the sunshine. Are you taking a picnic to the park this weekend? What are you cooking up in your kitchen? Take a look at a few posts from the past week that you may have missed, and tell us: What are you cooking this weekend?

• Two unusual yet delicious things: Savory avocado doughnuts and cranberry granola balls.

• What are the best no-refrigerate, no-reheat lunches? A few ideas from our readers.

• This reader wants to know how to make great sweet potato fries!

• Do you drink water (or anything else) with your meals?

Strawberry-Nutella Pop-Tarts! They are actually so simple, too.

• Tip from Prune chef Gabrielle Hamilton: Fry your grilled cheese sandwich in mayonnaise.

Portable Japanese rice balls — a simple lunch idea.

Why you should pack a lemon in your lunch bag.

• Tips and advice on the best way to package meat for freezing.

Looking for glass lunch containers that nest or stack well.

• Media chatter: A new look and direction for Bon Appetit, and a new food-focused talk show, The Chew, on ABC.

• We love and covet the blue cabinets in this jam-maker's Los Angeles kitchen.

• For spring: Beers for a cook-out and the perfect wine for crisp spring weather.

Happy weekend and happy cooking!

(Image: Faith Durand)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.