Elisabeth Sherman's Recent Articles
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Jeni’s Is Giving Away Free Ice Cream This Summer
We've got the SCOOP.
May 9, 2019
Starbucks’ New Color-Changing Cups Are About to Take Over Your Instagram Feed
The cups are already so popular that they’re pretty much completely sold out at Starbucks locations across the country.
May 8, 2019
Netflix Has Renewed “Nailed It” for a Disastrous Third Season
Do you like watching amateur bakers try ​— and most of the time fail miserably ​— to assemble impossibly difficult, Pinterest-inspired cakes in the shape of sharks and unicorns? Do you love to laugh at the bakers’ trials along with comedian Nicole Byer, while actually learning practical baking tips from her co-host Jacques Torres? Then I have good news for you: Netflix’s baking competition Nailed It is back for its third season.
May 8, 2019
Um, Did Game of Thrones Leave a Starbucks Cup on Set?
Some keen-eyed viewers might have spotted an object that doesn’t exactly belong in Westeros last night.
May 6, 2019
A New Subscription Service Sends You Disney Snacks
A subscription service called Boxney is proving that fairy tales can come true with a monthly box filled with treats you can only find at Disney theme parks.
May 6, 2019
The Right Knife for Cutting Avocados
If you're using a metal knife to cut your avocados, you might be speeding up the browning process.
May 3, 2019
Ina’s Tips for When Store-Bought Is More than Just Fine
Ina is here to absolve our collective guilt.
May 1, 2019
Costco Is Launching the Most Incredible Meal Kit in Los Angeles
Meal kits were once the realm of the online shopping market. Don’t have time to grab ingredients for a complete meal from the grocery store? Teaching yourself how to cook for the first time? Order from a company liked Plated or Blue Apron, and you’d get everything you need for dinner dropped on your doorstep. Over the summer though, many meal kit services shifted that business model and began appearing in grocery stores.
May 1, 2019
This New Snack from Trader Joe’s Deserves Some Kind of Award
So novel, so smart.
May 1, 2019
This New Drink from Trader Joe’s Sounds So Refreshing
You can currently buy a four-pack of the sparkling coconut water for $3.99.
May 1, 2019
Aldi’s $60 KitchenAid-Look-Alike Stand Mixer Is Back
The KitchenAid stand mixer is probably one of the most coveted kitchen appliances on the market today (second only to the Vitamix blender) but let’s just be honest: It’s prohibitively expensive for most people, especially people who are still baking amateurs. Luckily, Aldi is finally restocking its less expensive version of the stand mixer, which has a similarly sleek design.
May 1, 2019
Costco’s 5-Pound Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Is a Holiday Dream
You may have been planning to bake a decadent Thanksgiving dessert all on your own this year, but you should probably abandon those plans, because Costco is now selling the ultimate addition to your holiday dinner table: a pumpkin spice cheesecake that weighs an astonishing five pounds and costs $15. I’m now picturing how much cream cheese it takes to make just one of these beauties.
May 1, 2019
The Biggest Food Trends of 2019, According to Kroger
Well, friends, there are just two months left in the year, so it’s time to start thinking about 2019 — namely, what we will be eating. In the past few years, everything from turmeric to vegan ice cream have found their way into grocery stores and coffee shops. So what new foods can you expect to find during your culinary adventures next year? Kroger has seen into the future, and it contains a lot of barbecue sauce and dairy-free milk (although not together, of course).
May 1, 2019
You’re Going to Be Obsessed with Target’s New Holiday Drink
Reader beware: You might walk into Target for paper towels and walk out with more milk than can fit in your fridge.
May 1, 2019
Is Sabra’s Avocado Toast Kit Actually Useful?
Avocado toast has become much maligned in the last couple years, but let’s not deny the facts: Bottom line, avocado toast is a nutritious, simple snack, that, if you know how to season avocado properly, actually tastes great. It is certainly not the reason millennials are going broke, or a sign of the end times. So that’s why, on the surface, it should be good news that Sabra has made a portable, pre-packaged avocado toast kit.
May 1, 2019
The Top Thanksgiving Food Trends, According to Pinterest
Though everybody knows the Thanksgiving staples — cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, turkey — the quest to find the best recipe for each dish is ongoing. You want to make preparing dinner as simple as possible for yourself, without boring your guests or repeating the same recipes every year. Thankfully, we have Pinterest, where similarly food-minded folks post 750 million recipes every year. On Pinterest, you’ll be able to find any Thanksgiving day recipe your heart desires.
May 1, 2019
These Are Pinterest’s Top Food Trends for 2019
Were you stuck in a cooking rut this year? Or maybe you needed inspiration for a birthday cake or a reliable fudge brownie recipe? Then maybe you searched through the billions of recipes (literally) available on Pinterest? For home cooks, the vault of recipes on Pinterest is invaluable. So when Pinterest comes up with a list of its predictions for the biggest food trends of 2019, you might want to pay attention. After all, Pinterest knows what recipes people are clicking on the most.
May 1, 2019
The Top 10 Most-Searched-For Recipes on Google in 2018
This year you probably did too much cooking to recall every recipe you searched for. Maybe you used the massive Pinterest database, or maybe you turned to a trusty family cookbook passed down through the generations. Chances are, though, if you were in rush or looking for a new recipe on the fly, you took the simplest path and searched for what you were looking for on Google. Curious about what your fellow home cooks whipped up this year?
May 1, 2019
I Tried Starbucks’ New Cinnamon Shortbread Latte and Here’s How It Went
Christmas might be over, but most of the country is still in the throes of winter. To presumably help us get through it, and carry a little holiday magic into the new year, Starbucks has introduced yet another flavored coffee drink to its lineup: the Cinnamon Shortbread Latte (#CSL). Starbucks may hope that its new drink becomes just as popular as the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte, but when I tried it for myself, I had my doubts.
Apr 30, 2019
Here’s How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting Our Food
For the past 20 days the United States federal government has been shut down. That means that Congress can’t come to an agreement with the president on how the U.S. Treasury should dispense funds for government projects and agencies — in this case, President Trump would like money to build a border wall, and he hasn’t accepted his Democratic opponents’ compromise of $1.6 billion to fund border security.
Apr 30, 2019
The Unexpected Place in Your Kitchen You’re Not Cleaning Enough
There are so many places in your kitchen that you need to clean (or, in the case of sponges) replace regularly, like your cutting boards and sink. But as it turns out, there’s more to be afraid of than germs in your kitchen. As a man in Florida recently discovered, your fridge can actually explode. He happened to be home when he heard the explosion from the kitchen.
Apr 30, 2019
Family Credits Sweet Potatoes for Mother’s 114-Year Life
Humans will never give up their quest to find the secret to a long life. Could it be the Mediterranean diet? Could it be drinking a glass of red wine every day? There will likely never be a definitive answer. Regardless, people will probably never stop dispensing their family wisdom about how to extend your lifespan. Case in point: America’s oldest woman, Lessie Brown. She lived to be 114, before sadly passing away last week.
Apr 30, 2019
This Creamy Mushroom Asiago Chicken Is a Masterpiece
Chicken breasts get a bad reputation for being dry and boring, but dear reader, it doesn’t need to be that way. You see, chicken breast is sort of like a blank canvas, and you, the cook, can project a litany of impressive flavors onto it. Take this recipe for creamy Asiago chicken, from My Incredible Recipes, as a prime example. It’s more than worthy of your time and energy.
Apr 30, 2019
The Internet Thinks This Is Proper Dinner Party Etiquette
So you’ve been invited to a dinner party. There are some rules for this type of social situation that you’ve definitely heard before: For instance, you should always bring a bottle of wine or some other token as a gift for your host. But these occasions can be tricky to navigate and it’s important to make sure you arrive fully equipped to make a good impression on your fellow guests.
Apr 30, 2019
The Internet Loses Its Collective Mind Over Gender Reveal Lasagna
We are not even one month into 2019, and we have already reached peak gender reveal party announcements — which went from zero to 60 last year with fireworks, exploding smoke bombs, and yes, even a live alligator. And now expectant parents have a found a way to ruin lasagna — previously unimpeachable — too. Yesterday, several folks in food media got a pitch from a PR firm promoting the latest in over-the-top baby shower antics: the gender reveal lasagna.
Apr 30, 2019
You’ve Been Storing Natural Peanut Butter All Wrong
Let me guess? When you get home from the grocery store, you grab that jar of natural peanut butter that you picked up in a bid to eat healthier breakfasts, and you toss it on the upper shelf of your pantry and then forget about it for about three weeks until you get a sudden craving for toast. That’s all well and good. Almost. Because if you’re storing the container in your pantry right side up, then you might want to reconsider.
Apr 30, 2019
Is Costco’s Kirkland Vodka Actually Grey Goose?
One of the most fun rumors to ever come out of Costco is that its generic Kirkland brand vodka is actually the same exact liquor that ends up in Grey Goose bottles. A 1.75-liter bottle of Kirkland vodka costs around $20, while a bottle of Grey Goose costs around $48, meaning if that rumor is true, Costco shoppers are getting a seriously good deal on high-quality vodka.
Apr 30, 2019
The Pringles Wine Tumbler You Need Is Already Sold Out
Remember that story from a few weeks back about the woman who got banned from a Texas Walmart for drinking wine out of a Pringles can in the store’s parking lot? Apparently she had been there since the early hours of the morning riding around in an electric cart and sipping wine. At the time most people championed the woman as the people’s hero (though I hope she’s okay and getting help if she needs it).
Apr 30, 2019
Here’s What Probably Happened to the Milk in That Bizarre Reddit Video
A couple of days ago, a Reddit user posted a strange and stomach-churning video from her kitchen (please, only watch after you’ve finished eating lunch). In it, a companion is holding a carton of what she claims is brand-new milk over the sink. Right away you can see what appears to be a strand of milky-white liquid dangling off the side of the carton.
Apr 30, 2019
Try the “5-5-5” Method for Perfect Eggs in the Instant Pot
Here at Kitchn, we talk a lot about all the ways that your Instant Pot is surprisingly useful. It can make yogurt! It can make Ree Drummond’s chocolate lava cake! But it can also help out with those everyday tasks that could be even easier than they already are — like boiling an egg.
Apr 30, 2019
I Tried Starbucks’ Valentine’s Day Cherry Mocha and I Didn’t Love It
Valentine’s Day, the romantic holiday people love to hate, is almost upon us. If you’re single, it can be a cruel reminder of how alone you are — but things aren’t much better if you’re in a relationship because there’s so much pressure to plan the perfect day with your partner. Regardless of your relationship status, there’s one thing we can all agree on: You get to eat all the chocolate you want on Valentine’s Day, no questions asked.
Apr 30, 2019
What You Should Order at Starbucks, According to Your Zodiac Sign
In case you haven’t noticed, the zodiac is more popular than ever. People are looking to their star signs for guidance on love, work, and money, so why not Starbucks drinks, too? Thankfully, Starbucks invented its very own zodiac chart, which apparently reveals each star signs’ favorite drink order.
Apr 30, 2019
What It Means When Your Instant Pot Says “Burn” on the Front
Seeing a “burn” warning on any electronic device is probably cause for concern. You might think Fire! and throw it out the window in panic. If you see the “burn” message pop up on your Instant Pot, though, don’t worry — it’s actually a common problem and there’s a simple solution. First of all, you should know that when your Instant Pot reads “burn” it means that your dish is, well, burning.
Apr 30, 2019
Is This Pump for Your Peanut Butter Jar Actually Ingenious?
We are currently living in an era marked by increasingly ridiculous efforts to make even the most minute tasks super easy, like that gadget that can only slice your banana into smaller pieces. That’s why when I saw this pump that attached to the top of your peanut jar – I thought that it was totally unnecessary and laughed it off.
Apr 30, 2019
A Vegan Bride Uninvited Her Omnivore Guests to Her Wedding
There is hardly a more stressful time in a person’s life than the months leading up to his or her wedding. Who among us has not experienced even the secondhand strain of trying to create an epic party that is both memorable, romantic, and embodies a couple’s strongly-held beliefs about life and love? In perhaps that regard one might sympathize with the vegan bride who recently went viral because she decided to uninvite all the guests who eat meat to her wedding.
Apr 30, 2019
This Classic Drink Is Still America’s Favorite Cocktail
Whether it comes frozen or on the rocks, or if you’re on the beach or celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the margarita has long been America’s go-to warm weather drink (or what you drink when you’re missing the warm weather). Tangy, sweet, a little salty — the margarita hits all the right notes. A new study confirms that Americans still call the margarita their favorite cocktail. Well almost all Americans. In Chicago, drinkers buck the trend.
Apr 30, 2019
Costco Beats Amazon as America’s Favorite Online Retailer
When it comes to online shopping, you might think that Amazon is an unstoppable force. But it now looks like the Goliath of one-stop-shopping online retailers has some serious competition: Costco. Recently, Americans named the iconic members-only bulk-buying megastore their favorite place to shop online (to be honest, we’re not all that surprised).
Apr 30, 2019
This Cheesy Recipe Won the Grand Prize in the Pillsbury Bake-Off
Here is something I recently learned: Every year since 1949, Pillsbury has held a bake-off competition open to all American home cooks. The goal? Find the most delicious, creative, bakery-worthy recipe (that uses a Pillsbury product, of course) in the country, created not by a celebrity chef but anyone who ever been called an “amateur” because she (or he) has never cooked professionally. Well, these winning recipes are far from average.
Apr 30, 2019
Amazon Announces Plans for New Grocery Store Chain
The first store could open as early as this year.
Apr 30, 2019
Lady Gaga Fans Created a Starbucks Free Drink Scam
Oscar-winner Lady Gaga has the hardest-working fans on the internet. Recently, what looked like a voucher for a free Starbucks drink began popping up Twitter. There was a catch, though: To get your drink, you had to post a screenshot proving you were listening to “Shallow” from A Star Is Born on a platform like Spotify alongside the hashtag #Shallowbucks. Starbucks quickly exposed the image as a fake.
Apr 30, 2019
The Most Outrageous Costco Returns, According to Employees
What is wrong with people.
Apr 30, 2019
Get Excited: Samin Nosrat of “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” Is Working on a New Cookbook
Samin Nosrat, the woman behind the New York Times-bestselling cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat, which also won the James Beard award for best cookbook in 2018 and inspired a Netflix docuseries of the same name, has announced her much anticipated follow-up: a new cookbook titled What to Cook. In an Instagram post, Nosrat explains that the book is based on a simple principle: She wants to help people decide what to cook, just as the title suggests.
Apr 30, 2019
I Tried the Ariana Grande-Inspired Starbucks Cloud Macchiato
On Tuesday Starbucks announced that it would be adding a new drink to its permanent menu: the Cloud Macchiato. And guess who the company recruited to celebrate the launch? None other than Ariana Grande herself (with some help from her pets). The partnership makes sense — I think we’ve all heard that “Ariana Grande Latte” joke one too many times.
Apr 30, 2019
Aluminum Foil Can Extend the Life of Your Cast Iron Pan
If you own a cast iron pan (and you should), you know that it’s an essential kitchen tool. Your cast iron pan is the vehicle for a varied range of dishes for any meal of the day: eggs, pork chops, even Buffalo chicken dip. But cast iron requires a lot of dedicated upkeep. Technically, you can simply rinse it with (a little) soap and water, but this much more intensive (and our preferred) cleaning method will ensure it lasts longer.
Apr 30, 2019
Samin Nosrat Says You Don’t Need to Buy Fancy Soy Sauce
James Beard award-winning cookbook author and breakout Netflix star of Salt Fat Acid Heat, Samin Nosrat, is here to once again school us all on how to transform our attitudes about home cooking. This time she’s weighing in on whether or not we need to start buying artisan soy sauce.
Apr 30, 2019
Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away FREE Donuts for a Year
Well, St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, the holiday that most people use an excuse to dress up like leprechauns and drink until they pass out. Not really your style? There are some more low-key ways to celebrate: You could for instance, indulge in one of Krispy Kreme’s green doughnuts, which the company is bringing back this year. Because as long as it’s green, it’s St. Patrick’s Day-themed. The O’riginal (See what they did there?
Apr 30, 2019
Here’s How to Get Free Pancakes from IHOP Tomorrow
Let’s talk about breakfast: It’s the most important meal of the day. How many times did your mother tell you that you need to eat your oatmeal or your eggs if you wanted to grow up to be big and strong? Well now you’re an adult, and you have a job, your own apartment, and hopefully a cat. Are you still getting up early enough to eat your breakfast or are you drinking three cups of coffee and calling it a meal?
Apr 30, 2019
What Is the Correct Ranking of the Frito-Lay’s Variety Pack?
A hotly contested debate has cropped up on on Twitter: Which chips are the best chips? It’s not an easy question to answer. Turns out, trying to rank bags of Frito-Lay brand chips is an extremely controversial undertaking.
Apr 30, 2019