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Cleaning the Oven That’s Never Been Cleaned (And Mostly Succeeding)
Before horror (left) and after (right) — so much better, but the door is still gunky. Day 4 Task: Deep clean You know things are serious when it’s 10:30 at night and your oven is caked in baking soda, your oven racks are soaking in the bathtub, your tea kettle is bubbling with boiling water to pour over your stovetop grates, and your husband is on his hands and knees washing the floor with a sponge because you realized too late you didn’t have a mop in the house.
Dec 14, 2022
6 Helpful Things To Consider When Shopping For New Dishes
A few weeks ago we asked readers to share their best advice for buying a new set of dishes. From those responses we pulled 6 helpful shopping tips for anyone looking to invest in new dinnerware: You may love the look of those big, beautiful plates, but you won’t love them so much when you can’t close your cabinet doors! Consider your space and storage restrictions before buying dishes or dinnerware.
Dec 10, 2022
A Guide to Cooking with Whole Grains & Baking with Whole Grain Flours
With fall just around the corner, now is the time to stock your pantry with hearty, healthy whole grains! From amaranth to wild rice, get the skinny on whole grain ingredients and whole grain flours below. Buckwheat Quick Guides to Whole Grains Amaranth – A tiny poppy seed-sized grain. Malty, grassy flavor. (The leaves of the amaranth plant are also good to eat.) Gluten-free. Barley, Hulled and Pearl – Chewy, tender grains. Especially good in soup.
Dec 8, 2022
Cookie Monster’s Cookie Recipe, 25 Freezer Tips, Amanda Hesser’s Kitchen Makeover, and 5 Things New Cooks Do Wrong
Happy weekend! Popular posts this week on The Kitchn include a list of 10 meals to make ahead for Autumn, how to make perfect pesto, the 3-ingredient cocktail of the summer, a tour though a charming Parisian kitchen, and why you should never use your oven’s self-cleaning function. Enjoy!15. A Quick Trip Around Europe: Classic Recipes from 24 Different Countries14. Smart Tip: Use an Ironing Board for Extra Counter Space When You Need It13.
Dec 8, 2022
Before & After: 15 Creative Kitchen Renovations
Kitchen makeovers don’t have to cost a fortune. With the help of paint, DIY skills, and a little creative reuse you can spruce up your kitchen on a budget.
Oct 15, 2022
Veronica and Keith’s Nightshade-Hued Homey Handmade Kitchen
When I first saw Veronica and Keith’s Chicago kitchen, I was struck by the deep blue hue, and the contrast it made against the jadeite and milk glass dishes. The dramatic color (“Nightshade” by Behr) grounds all the other disparate, yet homey elements, like the painted rug in front of the sink, the giant white shutters made from a vintage room divider, and the marble countertop made from a repurposed coffee table.
Oct 11, 2022
We Found a Great Dupe for Instagram’s Favorite (Sold-Out!) Mugs
The popular mugs are sold out at Target, but you can get similar ones here.
Oct 9, 2022
Smart Storage Ideas for Kitchen Utensils: 15 Examples From Our Kitchen Tours
Wooden spoons, slotted spoons, rubber and metal spatulas, ladles, whisks, measuring cups, vegetable peeler, can opener… the list goes on. Like most cooks, you probably have a dozen (or more like two dozen!) tools and utensils in your kitchen. How do you store them?
Sep 20, 2022
Starting a Dinner Party Journal
Day 10 Task: Plan a dinner party My experience doing The Kitchn Cure can be summed up this way: it made me finally do the things I’ve been wanting to do in my kitchen. Sometimes you just need a good kick in the pants to get going, you know? — something that stops the excuses and procrastinating and helps you get your ideas or plans off the ground.
Sep 20, 2022
Make-Ahead Lunch Ideas, How To Be a Great Dinner Guest, a Live-Work Loft Kitchen, and an Outdoor Movie Party
Happy Saturday! Popular posts this week on The Kitchn include seven ways to turn your leftovers into the best lunch ever, a peek inside Elana Amsterdam’s paleo pantry, a tutorial on making homemade ricotta cheese, and how to throw a cozy outdoor movie party for all your friends. Enjoy! 15. What’s the Best Way to Clean a Fine Mesh Sieve? 14. 7 Ways to Turn Leftovers Into Lunch 13. Recipe: Slow Cooker Roast Beef Po’ Boys 12.
Sep 20, 2022
Midday Protein Boosts, an Airplane Salad, Cold Soba Salads, Best Backpack Snacks, and the One Thing To Do Before a Trip
Happy Saturday, friends! Popular posts this week on The Kitchn include a look at 25 condiments that could push sriracha out of the hot-new condiment spot, a tour of sweet, family-friendly kitchen in Atlanta, a recipe for a clean-out-the-fridge airplane salad, and our favorite backpack snacks for traveling. Enjoy! 15. Sweet Travel Snack: Raw Peanut Butter Bites Sweetened with Dates 14. Lunch Recipe: Couscous Salad with Cucumber, Red Onions, and Herbs 13. Look! Brand New Blue Ball Canning Jars 12.
Sep 19, 2022
Hearty Fall Casseroles, Great Ideas for Boring Rice, Four Meal Ideas From Roast Chicken, and Ingredients Worth the Splurge
Happy fall weekend, everyone! Popular posts this week on The Kitchn include a look at why adding cold cream to your coffee keeps it hotter longer (true!), how to make a boring pot of rice taste amazing, and 10 ways to clean your kitchen less, and enjoy it more! 15. 12 Foods That Reinforce Your Trust Issues 14. Raw Recipe: Tahini Date Salted Caramels 13. A Side Dish Recipe for Roast Chicken: Pan-Seared Butternut Squash with Balsamic & Parmigiano Shards 12.
Sep 19, 2022
Housewife Sangria, Eggless Caesar Dressing, Weird Tip for the Perfect Bacon, and 15 Amazing Pasta Salads To Eat Now
Happy 4th of July weekend! We hope you had a great holiday on Thursday, and are taking the festivities through the weekend. Popular posts this past week on The Kitchn include a look at the famous cronut, a great list of tips, recipes, and tutorials to make the most of iced coffee season, a weird but effective tip for the perfect bacon, and 15 recipes that’ll make you fall in love with your grill. Enjoy! 15. Fork & Knife Skills: Is It Time to Retire the American Cut-and-Switch? 14.
Sep 19, 2022
All About: Cork Flooring
If you’ve already renovated a kitchen or are just beginning the process, you know how overwhelming the details can be. Our Fittings and Material Spotlights are quick guides to basic kitchen fixtures and materials to familiarize you with terminology, pros and cons, and relevant reader reviews. Today we look at cork flooring – an eco darling, yes, but also quite well suited to the kitchen!
Sep 19, 2022
Easy Supper Side Dishes, DIY Protein Powder, Uncool Kitchen Tools, Freezing Milk, and Fridge-Clearing Pasta Bakes
Happy weekend, folks. Popular posts this week on The Kitchn include an interview with teen blogger Joshua Weissman of Slim Palate, a look at a stunning 1980’s kitchen makeover, a recipe for roasted winter vegetables with miso-lime dressing, a guide to making your own protein powder, and more. Enjoy!15. What Have You Been Most Surprised (or Embarrassed) to Learn in the Kitchen?14. Most Nutrients in Fruits & Vegetables Are Found in the Skin: Fact or Fiction?13.
Sep 19, 2022
Summer Tomatoes, How I Love You So.
Are you part of a CSA this season? I’m four weeks into mine, and I’ve been sharing what I got every week and how I plan to cook/eat my way through it. This week I received my first couple summer tomatoes — all bright, red, and juicy!Blueberries Corn Lettuce Kale Beets Red potatoes Squash Green beans Tomatoes Cucumbers Blueberries: Faith argued it already:  panna cotta really is the perfect dessert.
Sep 19, 2022
Used Bourbon Barrels Are a Hot Commodity For Small Food Producers
The latest food craze trending among small food producers? Bourbon barrels, used to flavor everything from beer to vanilla and salt. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult to obtain a used bourbon barrel for a decent price, so what’s a small-time food producer to do? Set up a swap.NPR recently reported on one small food producer, Sam Hiersteiner of Washington, D.C., who makes hot sauce.
Sep 19, 2022
52 Entertaining Tips From The Kitchn’s Gatherings Series To Help You Throw Beautiful, Budget-Friendly Parties
This year marked the launch of our Gatherings from The Kitchn series, where every month we shared a real-life party we (the editors) hosted in our own home. There was Faith’s polenta party, Anjali’s backyard movie party, Emma’s beer-bottling party, and of course as you just saw, my own winter cocktail party — among many others.
Sep 19, 2022
Bizarre Egg Gadgets, Coleslaw’s Best Ingredient, the Secret to Fluffy Restaurant Pancakes, and Make-Ahead Egg Recipes
Happy weekend, folks! This past week was EGG WEEK on The Kitchn! Popular posts include a look at the amazing truffled egg toast from New York’s ‘ino, a roundup of the most unnecessary (and bizarre) egg gadgets on the market, a restaurant secret to making the world’s fluffiest pancakes, and 10 make-ahead breakfast recipes with eggs. Enjoy!15. Beer for Backpackers? An Innovative Idea for Lighter, Easy-to-Carry Beer14.
Sep 19, 2022
5 Ways to Be the Best Dinner Guest Ever
There’s an unspoken understanding that takes place the moment you accept an invitation to someone’s house for dinner: The hostess agrees to make you feel awesome, while you, her guest, agree to be pleasant and appreciative. When both of these things are in sync, great times over great meals happen. So what are the secrets to being a great dinner guest? Here are five things to do to make yourself a guest to remember. Arrive a little late, you say? Yes, that’s right.
Sep 11, 2022
5 Things We Can Learn About Setting Up a Kitchen from This Diagram
What’s the best way to set up a kitchen? If you’ve been cooking for any length of time, you’ve either figured this out for yourself, in your own kitchen — or you are still looking for that magic solution. This diagram might not be how your kitchen actually looks, but the way it divvies up the space is useful information for any kitchen. We’ve learned five ways from this diagram and you may apply them to your kitchen – no matter its size or shape.
Aug 31, 2022
How To Clean and Disinfect Granite Countertops
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Here's how you can make your own disinfectant and clean your granite countertops without buying a single thing.
Aug 25, 2022
6 Things You Need to Know About Undermount Kitchen Sinks
Thinking about renovating your kitchen? If so, then our Sink Spotlight series will help you. Up today: undermount sinks. 1. Distinctive Features: The edge lip of the sink is mounted below a solid surface countertop, so the sink effectively hangs underneath the counter, as opposed to sitting on top of it; creates a continuous flow from countertop into sink. 2. Countertop Compatibility: Best suited for solid surface materials like granite countertops, soapstone, marble, or concrete.
Aug 15, 2022
What To Eat After Exercising, Grocery Store Indulgences, Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two, and Stocking a Pantry for $99
Welcome to Saturday, folks. Is it freezing where you are? We’re in the midst of frigid but sunny weather here in New York. All the more reason to stay inside and catch up on this week’s hot posts, including a tour of an archeologist’s kitchen in Italy, a recipe for two (just two!) chocolate chip cookies, reader suggestions on what to eat after a workout, and a step-by-step guide to making kale chips at home. Enjoy!15.
May 13, 2022
A New England Family Kitchen
How great is this family cubby area? It looks like it should be in an entryway or a living room, but it’s actually right in the middle of a beautiful, historic Boston kitchen. See more photos below:The inspiration for the Commandants House in Boston’s Charlestown Navy Yard was “a family style kitchen that was youthful and had a nod to its historic past,” as the designer notes.
May 13, 2022
Why You Should Stop Seeding Tomatoes
If you’ve been seeding your tomatoes before using them in your cooking, we have news for you: maybe you should stop. Or so says America’s Test Kitchen host Chris Kimball in his new book on the science of cooking. So what’s wrong with seeding tomatoes?
May 13, 2022
Stocking a Home Bar From Scratch: Which 6 Bottles Would You Choose?
All week long we’ve been helping ourselves to the liquor cabinet. It’s Cocktail Week, after all, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t try out some of these 3-ingredient cocktails or one of these party-friendly pitcher drinks. (All in a day’s work, friends! Thank goodness we have a hangover cure.) But now we’re taking a step back to revisit the basics. Tell us: if you were building a home bar from scratch, which bottles would you choose?
May 13, 2022
Looking for Best Electric Stove Recommendations
Q: I just read the recent post about using cast iron on a glass cooktop and all the comments from people who own one and hate it! I’m stuck with electric – no gas in our whole building – and wondering about your top recommendations for electric stoves. Thanks!Sent by EmilyEditor: Readers with electric stoves: what brand are you using and how has it performed? Share your recommendations (or your warnings!) with Emily.
May 13, 2022
We Asked, You Shared: The Best Advice From Kitchn Readers This Year
The wonderful thing about a community like The Kitchn is the wealth of information spread out among our readers. So when we ask for your best kitchen and renovation advice, your favorite brands of liquor, or your tips for better weekly meal planning, you, our readers, respond with terrific insights, tips, and advice. Here are the best Reader Intelligence Reports (as we call them) of the year, along with a few post topics that generated the most reader response!
May 13, 2022
Countertop Holes for Compost & Trash: Why a Chute Is a Good Idea
Recently, while perusing a few of our vintage (read: 2011) Kitchen Tours, I ran across Penelope and Nathan’s savvy Northeast Portland kitchen and its “compost hole,” as Penelope calls it, carved out of the poured concrete countertops. It’s one of Penelope’s favorite features, and I can see why.
May 12, 2022
Reclaimed Wood in the Kitchen
There’s no denying the appeal of a sleek, high-gloss kitchen, but for immediate hominess, wood is the answer. I love reclaimed wood both for its environmental cred and its unique history; it simply exudes character, and instantly makes a space one-of-a-kind.Reclaimed wood can be as blatant or as subtle as you want. Keep the edges rough for more rustic look; sand it smooth and paint it for something more modern. From flooring to cabinets and countertops, it works anywhere.
May 12, 2022
It’s Pumpkin! (A Real One, Not the Flavor.)
Is there a truer harbinger of fall than the pumpkin? This time of year we start to see pumpkin-flavored everything, but hardly any of it uses the real thing, relying instead on spices, syrups, and canned versions.
May 12, 2022
Cheesy Kale Chips, Terrific Pasta Sauces, 3 Different Tiny Kitchen Renovations, and the Best Foods To Make vs. Buy
Happy Saturday! Here’s a look at our most popular posts from the past week, including a roundup of vegetarian pasta recipes, how to save a pot after it’s been boiled dry, a look at three renovation scenarios for a tiny rental kitchen, and a step-by-step guide to making pasta from scratch.15. What Are the Best Foods To Make vs. Buy?14. From Pasta to Baked Potatoes: 10 Deliciously Unexpected Breakfast Recipes13. Put Away the Big Pot: Have You Tried the Pasta Simmering Method?12.
May 12, 2022
Basket Storage in the Kitchen: Cheap and Pretty Organization!
I’m a sucker for a bit of rustic organization, especially in the kitchen, and these baskets hit the spot. Cheap, hard-wearing, and versatile, baskets are the perfect cheap organization solution.I currently have three baskets on top of my kitchen cupboards to hold tools and appliances I need but don’t use everyday, but you can also use them to hold root vegetables, pots and pans, and linens.
May 12, 2022
Produce Prep Techniques, Peach Recipes, Fictitious Dishes, Online Artisan Food Stores, and Homemade Sports Drinks
Happy Saturday! Popular posts this week on The Kitchn included a few terrific How-To guides for homemade mozzarella, granola, and quinoa, as well as what to do with a pound of peaches and a look at all of the fabulous Small Cool Kitchen entries from Week One!15. Easy Recipe: Classic Margherita Pizza14. Where To Buy Artisanal and Specialty Foods Online: 9 Great Marketplaces13. Do You Have to Refrigerate Peanut Butter12. Weeknight Recipe: Pesto Chicken Tart11.
May 12, 2022
America’s Test Kitchen, Make-Ahead Breakfasts, and How to Cut a Grapefruit
Happy Saturday! We just wrapped up Breakfast Week on The Kitchn, so a number of our hot posts were on that theme, including the best make-ahead breakfasts, breakfasts that take under five minutes, a healthier breakfast flow chart, and 15 ways to eat an egg.15. Recipe: Korean-Style Steamed Eggs14. 5 Tricks To Help Grown-Ups Eat Breakfast13. How To Cut a Grapefruit in Segments for Easier Enjoyment12. Recipe: Green Beans with Almond Pesto Under an Egg11.
May 12, 2022
15 Cheap and Pretty Ways to Spruce Up a Tiny Kitchen
Glamorous kitchens are fun to look at and aspire to, but what about the little things everyone can do to make their kitchens prettier and more functional? That’s what one Kitchn reader wanted to know, so I’ve rounded up 15 cheap yet effective ways you can spruce up a small kitchen:1. essential storage products for small kitchens 2your pot lids3.4Store things in baskets5.on trays on the counter6.7.Hang mugs and teacups on hooks8.9.10111213.14long iron bar15.
May 12, 2022
Is Pumpkin the New Bacon?
It should come as no surprise to anyone who, well, eats that bacon has ruled the food scene in recent years. For a while, it seemed bacon was in and on everything, from cupcakes to cornbread. But there’s a new food in town, and its name is Pumpkin.As New York Magazine recently pointed out, pumpkin is everywhere—in lattes, mass-market bagels, and high-end cocktails.
May 12, 2022
After a Power Outage: Important USDA Food Safety Guidelines and Tips
Hurricane Sandy tore a path through the Northeast yesterday, and it’s not over. If you’re one of the millions left without power, we a) sincerely hope you get it back soon, and that in the meantime you stay safe and dry, and b) think it’s a good time to refresh on basic food safety guidelines after you’ve had a power outage. What’s safe to keep and what should you toss?
May 12, 2022
Homemade Ice Cream in a Food Processor, Great Writers and Their Favorite Snacks, and Easy Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends! We hope you have fun and festive plans for the holiday on Monday. If you have time, why not catch up on The Kitchn’s most popular posts? We all scream for ice cream, or at least we did this last week. Popular posts include 15 homemade ice cream recipes, a guide to making ice cream in your food processor, or if you’re looking to buy, five ice cream maker reviews.
May 12, 2022
Cooking For One: Tips, Recipes, and Thoughts for the Solo Cook
Cooking for one? We know that it takes a little extra creativity and motivation sometimes to create a tasty dinner just for yourself. Take heart with our tips and recipes for the solo cook, including how to get your cooking mojo back, tips for a better solo lunch, and thoughts on the perfect dinner for one.
May 12, 2022
The Kitchn Cure Day 18: Clean the Countertops, Backsplash, and Floor
The Kitchn Cure Day 18: Wednesday, September 3 Assignment: Clean the countertops and backsplash. Sweep and mop the floors. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure After three weeks of cleaning, decluttering, and (we imagine) still cooking in your kitchen, your kitchen floor is probably in desperate need of a good mopping. The same goes for the countertops.
May 12, 2022
The Kitchn Cure Day 17: Clean the Trash Can
The Kitchn Cure Day 17: Tuesday, September 2 Assignment: Clean out trash can and wipe it down. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure I admit it — today’s assignment is a bummer. Why? Because cleaning the trash can is kind of gross. But you know what’s even grosser?
May 12, 2022
The Kitchn Cure Day 16: Clean and Organize the Under-Sink Area
The Kitchn Cure Day 16: Monday, September 1 Assignment: Clean out the under-sink area and evaluate your cleaning tools. Throw out anything gross. Make a list of anything you need. Wash out the sink itself. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure Over the last three weeks you’ve cleaned your appliances, decluttered and restocked the pantry, and wiped out all the cupboards.
May 12, 2022
The Kitchn Cure Day 14: Clean Cupboards, Shelves, and Drawers
The Kitchn Cure Day 14: Thursday, August 28 Assignment: Clean cupboards, shelves, and drawers. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure Now that we’ve cleared out a lot of the extraneous stuff hidden in our kitchen cabinets and drawers — duplicate tools, rarely-used gadgets, one too many holiday mugs — we’re ready to give those shelves, drawers, and cabinet fronts a good soapy scrubdown before putting everything away.
May 12, 2022
The Kitchn Cure Day 13: Declutter Dishes, Glasses, Tools & Gadgets
The Kitchn Cure Day 13: Wednesday, August 27 Assignment: Declutter dishware, glassware, utensils, gadgets, and tools. Make a list of anything you need. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure Do your cupboards runneth over? Is your utensil drawer starting to look like a survival of the fittest contest? Have you accumulated one too many kitchen gadgets?
May 12, 2022
The Kitchn Cure Day 12: Clean and Organize Your Pantry Shelves
The Kitchn Cure Day 12: Tuesday, August 26 Assignment: Clean and organize your pantry shelves, or wherever you store food. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure Yesterday you decluttered your pantry; now it’s time to wash the shelves and get rid of the grime, grease, dust, and that sticky spot from your honey jar that’s been there for months. We’re going to wipe off all storage containers, too, and organize things. Let’s go!
May 12, 2022
The Kitchn Cure Day 11: Declutter the Pantry
The Kitchn Cure Day 11: Monday, August 25 Assignment: Declutter the pantry and make a donation box. Make a list of anything you’re missing or need. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure Welcome to Week 3 of The Kitchn Cure! You’ve handled the big cleaning jobs with aplomb so far. Deep cleaning the oven, freezer, refrigerator, greasy stovetop, and all your small electric appliances is no small feat!
May 12, 2022