Elisabeth Sherman's Recent Articles
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This Is the Real Reason Everyone at Trader Joe's Is So Friendly
The latest installment of Insider Trader Joe’s gets to the bottom of this sought-after question.
May 29, 2019
This Slow Cooker Chicken Spaghetti Is an Instant Favorite
Kitchn’s Delicious Links column highlights recipes we’re excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites. This recipe for creamy chicken and spaghetti is a slow cooker miracle. It’s delicious, unfussy, and super simple to prepare.
May 29, 2019
These Cauliflower Meatballs Are a Creative Twist on a Classic
Kitchn’s Delicious Links column highlights recipes we’re excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites. Here’s one for all you folks out there trying to cut down on carbs and eat more plant-based meals without sacrificing flavor: Kung Pao cauliflower meatballs, a creative (and vegetarian!) twist on a classic. If you love Chinese takeout, then you’ll be on board with this healthyish upgrade.
May 29, 2019
This Cheesy Mushroom Chicken Is a Breeze to Make
The other night I sat down at my kitchen table, at the end of a long work day, and tried to brainstorm dinner recipes that would not sap the very little motivation I had left. I love to cook, but trying to prepare meals every night can be exhausting. I’m still figuring out how to put creative, nutritious dishes on the table without spending my entire night at the oven. And that’s why I’m so excited about this recipe for baked cheesy mushroom chicken.
May 29, 2019
This Baked Firecracker Chicken Is the Perfect Introduction to Spicy Food
If you love hot sauce, you'll love this chicken recipe.
May 29, 2019
Watch the Trailer for "Nothing Fancy," the Documentary Film About Diana Kennedy
Kennedy invites the documentary crew into her home, shares her impressive knowledge of proper Mexican cooking technique, and even lets them tag along on a couple research trips.
May 29, 2019
Busy Philipps’ Newly Organized Pantry Is a Rainbow Explosion
I love to rearrange things — my collection of cookbooks (which I have made many attempts to organize by color instead of by type of cuisine), the jumble of black boots in the back of my closet, even all the tiny hand lotions from hotel bathrooms I’ve accumulated over the years. So when I saw that Busy Philipps (of Freaks and Geeks fame and best friend to Michelle Williams) had posted a picture of her newly reorganized pantry on Instagram, I felt a tingle of excitement.
May 24, 2019
Ina Garten Reveals the “Stupidest” Thing She’s Ever Done
In 2018, few people remain as unproblematic and praise-worthy as Ina Garten (she’s in good company alongside Oprah and Beyoncé). It’s no wonder that we look up to her as a role model: She and Jeffrey are living their best lives, whipping up easy vinaigrette dressings, and hanging out with their friend Jennifer Garner in East Hampton. But Ina’s life wasn’t always so enviable; she too has experienced self-doubt.
May 24, 2019
Gordon Ramsay Had the Best Reaction to the Birthday Dinner His Kids Cooked for Him
Gordon Ramsay is well-known for his no-nonsense attitude in the kitchen. He has a reputation for a quick temper that he readily unleashes on his many shows, like 24 Hours to Hell and Back, in which he helps restaurants on the brink of closure clean up their act. Most people consider him one of the toughest chefs on television today — but there’s actually a much softer side to Ramsay that comes out when he’s around kids.
May 24, 2019
Oprah Shares Her Favorite Kitchen Finds for 2018
Oprah is so wise. When she speaks, people know to listen. We rely on her advice to decide what books to read, what to cook for dinner, even who to vote for. So when she releases her list of favorite things every year, we are all ears. This list is basically the ultimate Christmas hack. What Oprah chooses, your friends and relatives are guaranteed to love — awkward Christmas morning gift exchange avoided. And this year, Oprah’s list includes some covetable food items.
May 24, 2019
Jennifer Garner Will Bring Her “Pretend Cooking Show” to TV
Of all the people that I thought would become a social media superstar in 2018, Jennifer Garner was not among them. And yet here we are. This is the year that Garner stole our hearts on Instagram, and proved that the world would be a better place if she had her own cooking show. After all, she’s probably picked up a few tricks from her best friend, Ina Garten.
May 24, 2019
Gordon Ramsay’s Top 3 No-Fail Thanksgiving Dishes
Though Thanksgiving certainly has the potential to be incredibly stressful, it doesn’t have to be. I have lost so much sleep trying to decide what type of pie my relatives will like the most, but there’s really no reason that you should do the same. Just follow the guidance of our favorite cooking mavens and celebrity chefs. For instance, these are Ina Garten’s top ten favorite Thanksgiving recipes, and this is what Martha Stewart would bring to Friendsgiving.
May 24, 2019
Even Joanna Gaines Serves Her Kids Instant Ramen on Busy Nights
Even with the advent of the Instant Pot, the growing popularity of meal planning, and the plentitude of recipe galleries promising “easy weeknight meals” there are just some nights when you’re too busy to prepare a home-cooked meal for your family. And that’s okay. You shouldn’t feel guilty! You know how I know?
May 24, 2019
Ina Garten’s Favorite Breakfast on the Planet Is from Paris
Sometimes the simplest things are the most satisfying. Case in point: Ina Garten‘s pick for her favorite breakfast, which she recently shared on Instagram. Of course, it probably helped that she was eating said breakfast in Paris, where everything just seems to taste (and look) better.
May 24, 2019
The Pioneer Woman Is Launching a Food Line at Walmart
Every single dish is under $7.
May 24, 2019
Jimmy Fallon Shares Strange Thanksgiving Traditions Submitted on Twitter
Who among us hasn’t at one time or another claimed that we have the absolute weirdest, most embarrassing family in America? Especially around the holidays, when all the uncles and cousins and aunts from out of town gather in one claustrophobic space, all those eccentricities we complain about but secretly love are on full display. In the age of social media, it’s easy to expose all their unconventional — if you want to put it generously — habits.
May 24, 2019
Best Buds Jennifer Garner and Ina Garten Grab Burgers
Jennifer Garner and Ina Garten have once again proved that they have the sweetest, most pure friendship on earth at the moment. These queens of the kitchen ditched their fancy digs and headed to a place we can all agree offers culinary wonders: In-N-Out Burger. Ina is just coming off a smashing Thanksgiving special, on which Garner appeared to make her family’s sweet potato pudding (she also made a turkey out of construction paper).
May 24, 2019
The Best Pioneer Woman Instant Pot Recipes for Cold Nights
I don’t know about you, but when it gets cold all I want to eat is comfort food: the heartiest meals that make me feel all warmed up and cozy inside. But I also don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen, you know, not wrapped up in my blankets. Luckily Ree Drummond recently shared her favorite Instant Pot recipes, which will satisfy your desire for comfort food that doesn’t take much effort to make. Drummond took to her blog to adapt her recipe for spicy Dr.
May 24, 2019
This Couple Made $30,000 Selling Trader Joe’s Items Last Year
Recently, a video appeared on YouTube which drew the attention of many a budding businessperson: A couple named Juston and Kristen Herbert, who live in Los Angeles, revealed how reselling cult-status Trader Joe’s products on Amazon has helped them leave the 9-to-5 lifestyle behind. The simple scheme has turned out to be highly lucrative for the Herberts, who say they made nearly $30,000 just by reselling Everything But the Bagel seasoning.
May 24, 2019
6 Essential Cooking Lessons This Couple Learned from Living on a Tiny Boat
In 2015, Maddie and Trevor Gordon bought a sailboat. They had been living in a big house in California with a rotating group of eight to 10 friends beforehand, but the couple had both grown up in families that cherished the outdoors. They decided to ditch the anchored existence, and for the past four years they’ve lived a full-time nomadic lifestyle aboard the Brisa.
May 24, 2019
Whole Foods to Offer Two-Hour Delivery on Thanksgiving
We are officially mere weeks away from Thanksgiving, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who is feeling the panic set in. Are you going to bake pumpkin pie or pecan pie? Do you have time to make both? Which aunt has a nut allergy? Maybe you should make cookies instead … sorry, now I’m starting to stress myself out. What you need on Thanksgiving is some help — and no, I don’t mean the kind that you get from your younger cousins who end up just making a mess.
May 24, 2019
Costco’s 3-Pound Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Is Colossal
Chocolate chip cookies are a classic dessert that are welcome year-round. You don’t need an excuse to bake a batch, like a holiday get-together, because you know that your friends will eat them literally anytime. But what if — and hear me out here — you didn’t have to bake cookies? I just discovered that Costco sells a three-pound chocolate cookie cake and, guys, this is epic.
May 24, 2019
Costco’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe Hasn’t Changed in 31 Years
You know how the saying goes: If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. And that seems to be the philosophy that Costco has stuck to when it comes to its pumpkin pie. The recipe for the pie has remained unchanged since 1987. Costco’s pumpkin pie is so beloved, the big-box grocery chain sells millions of them every year. This obsession makes a ton of sense. Why bake for the holidays when you can buy a pie for every holiday party you’re attending in one shopping trip?
May 24, 2019
Trader Joe’s Maple Leaf Cocktail Is a Balm for Cold Weather
There are plenty of tried-and-true winter cocktail recipes that remain staples of the holiday season: sparkling apple cider sangria or a cranberry fizz (which also works as a mocktail) immediately come to mind. The classics are all well and good, but why not step outside of your cocktail comfort zone this year? Leave it to Trader Joe’s to provide the unexpected, but perfect, ingredient to upgrade your drinking game: bourbon barrel-aged Vermont maple syrup.
May 24, 2019
America’s Favorite Grocery Store for 2018 Won’t Surprise You
Everyone has a grocery store they love the most, the place they’d always prefer to pick up their food — the store down the street from your apartment with the best produce, the one by your parents’ house that has been there since you were a kid. Can there be a consensus on the best grocery store in the country? Turns out, there is. Market Force recently surveyed about 12,800 Americans to find out which grocery store they love the most. The answer? Wegmans.
May 24, 2019
The Most Annoying Thing You Can Do at the Grocery Store
I get it: Sometimes when you go grocery shopping, you’re in a rush or maybe you’re just really hungry, and some of the cultural etiquette everybody has picked up over the years goes straight out of the window. You see a cluster of grapes and you just want a quick sample before committing to the whole bag. You think you want that bunch of carrots but while browsing the other aisles you decide you want the cookies instead and the carrots get left behind.
May 24, 2019
Costco Named the Best Company to Work for in 2018
You probably already know that Costco is one of the best bulk grocery stores in the country; it’s a one-stop shop for pajamas, jeans, massive quantities of cheese puffs, and roasted chickens. If you’re a member, you’re guaranteed to find something at Costco you’ll love (may I suggest this four-foot-tall wine glass?), but as it turns out the joys of Costco don’t end there. This year, the chain was named the number-one best place to work in the country.
May 24, 2019
Trader Joe’s French Toast Is a Christmas Revelation
Christmas morning is always a thrill, whether you’re exchanging gifts or simply happy to see your family for the first time all year. It’s even better when you wake up to an indulgent breakfast. Enter: Trader Joe’s French toast, the star of a festive morning meal that will bring you comfort and cheer on a snowy day. The recipe, which is for apple spice French toast, comes from the Instagram account Trader Joe’s Kitchen.
May 24, 2019
Yes, You Do Need This 7-Pound Bucket of Nutella from Costco
Forget what you heard about so-called “healthy eating” New Year’s resolutions. You made it all the way through 2018 and now you have to do another year all over again. You deserve something special, a small treat for yourself. Ah yes, this nearly seven-pound tub of Nutella from Costco will do just fine. Now, I am well aware that seven pounds is a lot of Nutella, and if you’re just putting it on your toast in the morning, you might not think you need that much.
May 24, 2019
I Tried Trader Joe’s Wacky New Seasoning and Here’s How It Went
Trader Joe’s is the king of dreaming up new and unusual ingredients that suddenly everyone has to have in their kitchens. The prime example is, of course, their Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning that obtained an almost-instant cult-like status. Have you tried it? You really need to try it. The grocery giant recently added another, super-unique kind of seasoning that I imagine you’re about to see everywhere: Mushroom & Company Multipurpose Umami Seasoning Blend.
May 24, 2019
I Tried Trader Joe’s Hot New Breakfast Item and Here’s What I Thought
In adulthood, pancakes have become one of those breakfasts that I get to enjoy less and less. I might be in a rush to get to work, or don’t have the right ingredients in my pantry, so pancakes have become a special-occasion meal — one that I only eat if we’re going out to breakfast. That’s why Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread is such an intriguing idea: What if all you had to do to enjoy a pancake is buy a loaf of bread?
May 24, 2019
I Tried Trader Joe’s New Beer-Infused Bread and Here’s How It Went
Confession: I am intimidated by the idea of making bread — it’s a delicate process that takes some skill. Thankfully, there are mixes out there to make bread-making easier for novices like myself, and Trader Joe’s stocks some of the most intriguing variations, including this new wonderful-sounding beer bread. Yes, beer bread. And it’s only $3. In this mix, a carbonated beverage like beer or sparkling water is added to make the dough light and airy.
May 24, 2019
I Tried Trader Joe’s Most Popular Dessert, and Here’s How It Went
I am usually the biggest proponent of eating as much ice cream as possible. At least in theory. But I think we can all agree that there are moments when a waffle cone stuffed with three heaping scoops leaves you feeling stuffed and a little sick. That’s why the idea behind Hold the Cone!
May 24, 2019
I Tried Trader Joe’s Most Popular Appetizer, and Here’s How It Went
The Super Bowl is just weeks away, and if you’re anything like me you’re looking forward to the snacks just as much as, if not more than, the game itself. The best Super Bowl parties have a full spread of dips, chips, wings, pretzels, and nachos to keep everyone happy and satisfied even if their team is losing. That’s why I decided to try out Trader Joe’s $3 Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip during Sunday night football.
May 24, 2019
Trader Joe’s New $2 High-Protein Ice Cream Sounds Dreamy
It seems like just yesterday that everyone was wild about Halo Top, the high-protein ice cream favored by workout fanatics. Hailed as a so-called “healthy” alternative to traditional ice creams, Halo Top has fewer than 300 calories, and 20 grams of protein. There’s just one downside: A pint of Halo Top usually costs around $4. As usual, Trader Joe’s is here to rescue shoppers on the hunt for deals.
May 24, 2019
This Trader Joe’s Chicken Parm Only Takes 9 Minutes to Make
Almost everyone who has an Instant Pot says that it’s made their lives easier, but you might need proof. Look no further than the Instagram account Trader Joe’s Obsessed, which recently shared a “super easy” weeknight dinner recipe that might just convince you that the Instant Pot is the cure for all your dinnertime woes. And there’s even more good news: This meal only takes nine minutes to cook, and you can find all the ingredients at your local Trader Joe’s.
May 24, 2019
I Tried Trader Joe’s New French Fromage Slices — Here’s How It Went
Here’s a simple truth about food that everyone should know: Bread and cheese are a match made in culinary heaven. It is so difficult to go wrong if you just put these two ingredients together on the same plate. And when it comes to bread and cheese, pretty much no one does it better than the French.
May 24, 2019
Why Experts Say You Shouldn’t Buy Eggs or Milk at Costco
For most Costco members, the megastore is a one-stop shop that stocks quite literally everything you could ever want in your home, from a giant wine glass to jeans to grocery essentials. But did you know that there are some things that you might actually be better off buying at a traditional grocery store?
May 24, 2019
Aldi Is in Trouble Over This Exploding Turkey Burger
Generally, Aldi is praised for its award-winning wine selection and bargain-friendly groceries, but the German import is now facing some much-less-flattering press: A Pennsylvania woman is suing the grocery store chain, claiming that a turkey burger she purchased there exploded while she was cooking it, causing burns and scarring. Pittsburgh’s Action News Four reports that the woman, Gloria Besley, bought the Kirkwood brand turkey burger patties in July of last year.
May 24, 2019
I Tried Trader Joe’s New Healthy Pizza Crust and the Hype Is Real
Everyone loves pizza; this is an indisputable fact. But pizza is not exactly the most health-conscious food, and I’d wager there are probably a lot of people out there desperate for a diet-friendly alternative. Luckily Trader Joe’s has a new gluten-free, egg-free broccoli and kale pizza crust in its freezer aisle.
May 24, 2019
The Wonderfully Strange Connection Between Walt Disney and France’s Famous Dairy Town
Next time you're planning a trip to Disney World, you might want to say "thank you" to the French.
May 16, 2019
I Tried Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coconut Cream Latte, and This Is the Best Flavor
The vegan cold brew coconut cream latte comes in two flavors: original and caramel spice.
May 14, 2019
Jamie Oliver Created a Special Recipe in Honor of the Royal Baby
Are you drooling yet?
May 13, 2019
Trader Joe’s New YouTube Channel Is Full of Insider Secrets
Prepare to binge-watch!
May 13, 2019
In This Rhode Island School District, Students with School Lunch Debt Have to Eat Cold Sandwiches
A local restaurant owner offered $4,000 to help pay off the lunch debt but was rebuffed by the school district.
May 9, 2019