Casey Barber

Casey Barber is a food writer, illustrator, and photographer; author of Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food and Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand Name Treats; and editor of Good. Food. Stories.. When she’s not road-tripping across the U.S., Casey lives in New Jersey with her husband, two hungry cats, and a freezer full of sour cherries.
The Best Hacks, Tips, and Tricks for the Most Delicious, Least-Hectic Super Bowl Party Spread
It’s a nearly four-hour marathon of indulgence and overstimulation. Here's how to make sure you're fully prepared for it!
Feb 8, 2023
How to Eat Crab: The Easiest Method
Whether you’re at a crab boil with friends or just want to indulge at home, here’s how to remove meat from whole crabs.
Dec 22, 2022
The 9 Most Popular Types of Shellfish
How well do you know all of your favorite types of shellfish?
Dec 15, 2022
How to Crimp Pie Crust Like a Pro
The secret to picture-perfect pie crust is all about patience and a little bit of technique.
Oct 14, 2022
4 Easy Ways to Melt White Chocolate
Plus, how to save it if it seizes.
Oct 3, 2022
What Exactly Is White Chocolate?
Yes, it's real chocolate.
Oct 3, 2022
What's a Stone Fruit, Anyway?
Find out with our visual guide.
Aug 5, 2022
How to Cut Papaya — A Step-by-Step Guide
Follow these simple steps to slice your fresh papaya.
Jun 25, 2022
How to Peel Kiwis — A Step-by-Step Guide
There are four easy ways to do it!
Jun 24, 2022
How to Fry Perfect Eggs (4 Ways)
It's easy to make them the exact way you like!
Jun 14, 2022
8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Use to Make a Pie Crust
Pretzel pie crust? Yes, please!
Jun 9, 2022
We Tried 8 Ways of Making Caramel Sauce and the Winner Is Absolutely Foolproof
Add one simple ingredient for guaranteed success.
May 26, 2022
Our Salmon Cheat Sheet
Here are the main types of salmon you'll find for sale in the United States, plus the best ways to cook each one.
May 2, 2022
Our Cheat Sheet to Salad Greens
Jazz up your salad bowl with one of these tasty greens.
Apr 28, 2022
How to Make a Classic Hollandaise Sauce — It's Easier than You Might Think!
Use these step-by-step instructions to make this beloved sauce.
Apr 14, 2022
How to Make Rack of Lamb
Making rack of lamb is easier than you think. Here's how to do it.
Apr 13, 2022
How to Store Lemon Curd So It Lasts for Months
You can refrigerate it for weeks or freeze it even longer — here's how to keep it tasting as fresh as the day you made it.
Mar 18, 2022
We Tested 8 Methods for Making Lemon Curd and the Simplest Was Also the Best
Three cheers for the double boiler! No cheers for the slow cooker.
Mar 10, 2022
We Tried 5 Methods for Baking Sweet Potatoes and the Winner Was So Simple
Perfect baked sweet potatoes await you.
Jan 23, 2022
5 Tips for the Best Chocolate Bark
Nail this classic edible holiday gift.
Dec 20, 2021
5 Tips (and 1 Cheat) for Making the Best Fudge
No more grainy fudge!
Dec 15, 2021
We Tried 7 Methods to Keep Apple Slices from Browning and the Winner Might Surprise You
It's way better than lemon water and you probably already have it in your pantry.
Nov 24, 2021
The Best Ways to Make Whipped Cream Ahead of Time (Up to 48 Hours!)
Stabilize your whipped cream with one of these pantry and fridge staples.
Nov 20, 2021
We Tried 7 Ways to Make Whipped Cream
We found several great ways to make fluffy whipped cream ... and one method for splattering it everywhere.
Nov 19, 2021
How to Rescue Ruined Mashed Potatoes
Whether your mashed potatoes are watery, lumpy, over-salted, or gluey, we'll show you how to fix them and make them delicious.
Nov 7, 2021
The Best Way to Meal-Prep Sweet Potato Cubes
Here's how to cook sweet potatoes so they hold their shape in salads and grain bowls instead of turning to mush.
Nov 7, 2021
What Is in Apple Pie Spice, and How Can I Make It from Scratch?
We've got answers!
Oct 22, 2021
This Cheesy, Saucy Hot Brown Sandwich Is Kentucky's Original Hangover Cure
The open-faced turkey sandwich features crispy bacon and creamy Mornay sauce.
Apr 30, 2021
Easy, Cheesy Stuffed Shells Are Always a Good Idea
Plenty of melty cheese and lots of warm tomato sauce ensure this is comfort food at its best.
Jul 9, 2020
Young, Scrappy, and Hungry! A Hamilton-Inspired Menu for Your Independence Day Movie Watch.
Pick and choose from these recipes to build a Hamil-feast for your own viewing experience.
Jul 2, 2020
How I Got My Meat-Loving Husband to Go Vegetarian During This Pandemic
With grocery stores in short supply of meat and poultry, I decided to use this time as an opportunity to show my burger-loving husband how varied and satisfied a plant-based diet can be. Here's what's working for us.
Apr 10, 2020
How To Make Better-than-Grandma’s Potato and Cheese Pierogies
A foolproof recipe from the pierogi expert herself.
Aug 14, 2019
Recipe: Snickers-Inspired Bar Cookies
Two kinds of bars — candy and cookie — come together in a superhero-worthy pairing that, yes, truly satisfies. A chewy cookie layer replaces finicky nougat in this homemade version, leaving you free to expend your energies on making caramel from scratch. (Yes, it’s simpler than you think! Just use that candy thermometer for guaranteed success.) It’s not traditional, but adding a sprinkle of exquisitely flaky sea salt like Maldon takes a nostalgic treat to the next level.
Dec 19, 2018
10 Tips That Will Help You Do Most of Your Summer Cooking on the Grill (Because Air Conditioning Gets Expensive!)
Raise your hand if summer heat — and a lack of central air — has ever brought you to the point where you lie on your kitchen floor in utter defeat, overheating and cursing and wondering if you’ll ever have the gumption to light a stove burner again. You too? Well, give me that hand. Let me help you up off the floor … and lead you outside to the grill.
Jun 18, 2018
Game Day Eats: 5 Easy Snacks for Your Super Bowl Party
Pizza sticks, green bean fries, the ultimate cheesy taco dip. Okay, we'll say it first — we're pretty much here for the food.
Feb 4, 2017
Recipe: Lemon Pepper Oven-Baked Wings
Oven-baked wings inspired by the greatest roast chicken of all time.
Feb 3, 2017