Elisabeth Sherman's Recent Articles
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Starbucks’ Rewards Program Gets a Sweet Update
Starting on April 16, Starbucks is overhauling its much-loved rewards program. Subscribers will now have more ways to redeem points, and will be able to cash in their points for rewards sooner. And if you use a Starbucks credit or debit card, your points will never expire. 16 million people use the rewards program, and as CNN reports, the “program accounts for about 40% of sales,” in the U.S., making it wildly popular.
Apr 30, 2019
IKEA Is Hosting a Massive Easter Feast
IKEA might have a reputation for being a chaotic furniture-filled maze that has a knack for breaking up otherwise happy couples, but it also has a food court stocked with Swedish meatballs. And boy, are those meatballs popular. That’s why an Easter buffet feast hosted by IKEA is going to be great news for people who like to eat where they shop for a new couch.
Apr 30, 2019
These Lobster Claws from Costco Are Freaky Big
Yeah, you're going to need a bigger cart.
Apr 30, 2019
A Book Commemorating the Life of Anthony Bourdain Will Be Released This May
In the year since Anthony Bourdain‘s passing, a void has opened where his insightful, funny, cutting criticism on food, politics, and the world used to be. For those of you missing Tony, there’s a glimmer of good news on the horizon: A book honoring Bourdain, featuring some of his most famous and closest friends, will be released this May.
Apr 30, 2019
Trader Joe’s Employee Reveals Insider Secrets on Reddit
In a recent Reddit AMA thread, a New York City-based Trader Joe's employee revealed why everyone who works at the beloved grocery store seems so happy.
Apr 30, 2019
This Weight-Loss Cookbook Is Almost as Popular as Harry Potter in England Right Now
Move over, Jamie Oliver, because a pair of food bloggers behind Pinch of Nom recently released their own record-breaking cookbook. It’s the U.K.’s ninth fastest-selling book, behind such classics as Harry Potter and Fifty Shades of Grey. Kay Featherstone, one half of the Pinch of Nom duo, called their achievement “absolutely incredible.
Apr 30, 2019
The Best (and Weirdest) April Fool’s Day Food Pranks for 2019
If you’re gullible, April Fool’s day can be a frustrating 24-hour stretch when you’re not sure what’s fake and what’s real (and in a world where Elon Musk released a song dedicated to Harambe, that’s an increasingly difficult task).
Apr 30, 2019
Whole Foods Plans to Slash Prices Again
NBC News reports that customers are likely to save as much as 20 percent on groceries.
Apr 30, 2019
Martha Stewart’s Hack for Peeling Garlic Is Ingenious
Peeling garlic is usually tedious, frustrating, and messy. You’d never imagine that it could be fun. Well, Martha Stewart is here to change all that. The infinitely wise master of the kitchen realm recently revealed her ingenious method for peeling garlic, which she insists is actually “very fun.” And apparently it only takes ten seconds!
Apr 30, 2019
Oreo Is Coming Out with an Out-of-This-World New Flavor
The cookie giant is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with the only way they know how.
Apr 30, 2019
Here’s How to Join “Great British Bake Off” Host Mary Berry on a Train for Afternoon Tea
During her tenure on The Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry became one of the most beloved television hosts ever. Berry is the queen of classy, her knowledge of all things baking seems endless, and she was always a force for kindness and positivity in the big white tent. Hanging out with her would be a dream, almost like meeting royalty.
Apr 30, 2019
Milk Mixed with Grape Juice? Reddit Reveals the Worst “Food Sins.”
We all have our strange(ish) pleasure foods that other people might raise their eyebrows at (mine is canned tuna; I just can’t get enough of it). But a recent Reddit thread revealed that for some people these treats aren’t just individual proclivities.
Apr 30, 2019
A Chemist Explains the Science Behind That Viral Freezing Grape Video
Several days ago, a strange video emerged on Reddit involving a grape and a glass of cold water. A user who goes by the name u/Rollertreatment shared footage of the phenomenon, in which a person (who goes unidentified) dips a grape, which appears to be frozen, in a glass of water. Ice crystals spontaneously begin to grow around the grape, forming a gorgeous snowflake-like sphere.
Apr 30, 2019
Bob Ross Cereal Is the Key to a Relaxing Breakfast
Whether you were an aspiring painter or just looking for a simple way to unwind, Bob Ross and his iconic burst of curly hair captured the hearts of Americans everywhere in the ’80s and ’90s. The premise of his PBS show The Joy of Painting was to help people bring out their creative side: You could grab your watercolors and paint along with him as he created soothing natural scenes. But his show really skyrocketed back to popularity when millennials rediscovered Bob Ross.
Apr 30, 2019
10 Wildly Delicious and Easy Stuffed Pepper Recipes
The quest to keep weeknight dinners exciting (and nutritious) — especially for busy families — can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Take these stuffed pepper recipes, for example — they present the dinnertime staples (chicken, turkey, pasta) in a new, more adventurous form. Most of these recipes make it to the table in under an hour, and while some are cheesier than others, they are all, for the most part, vegetable-heavy and protein-packed.
Apr 30, 2019
Apparently These Bananas Taste Just Like Ice Cream
If you thought bananas were only good for slicing over some cereal or added to a smoothie for a thickener, then you are wrong, my friends. So very wrong. Bananas are made for dessert, like in pudding and cream pies! As if to prove this point even further, we just heard about the Blue Java banana, which is this beautifully-hued banana which grows mostly in Asia, Australia, and Hawaii.
Apr 30, 2019
Costco’s Four-Pound Carrot Cake Is Perfect for Easter
It's $14 and weighs an incredible 4 pounds.
Apr 30, 2019
I Tried Both of the New Starbucks Frappuccinos and There’s a Clear Winner
Yes, you should definitely treat yo'self, but which one is right for you?
Apr 30, 2019
"Lasagna Salad" Is Just Wrong
This "lasagna salad" recipe is taking the low-carb trend too far.
Apr 30, 2019
Your Two Favorite Snacks Had a Baby and Now Life Is Complete
Guacamole gouda, a mash-up of guacomole and food, is launched at Fresh Market stores just in time for Cinco de Mayo.
Apr 29, 2019
From Cheesemonger to Java: All the New Food Words Merriam-Webster Added to the Dictionary
Many of the new words revolve around global cuisine.
Apr 29, 2019
The Best Thing I Bought at Trader Joe’s So Far This Year
Have you tried this?
Apr 29, 2019
The “Couch Coaster” Is Here to Save You from Making a Giant Mess
Don't even pretend to be one of those people who isn't scared about spilling red wine on their couch.
Apr 29, 2019
This $35 Avocado Pool Floatie (Complete with Pit) from Amazon Is a Summer Essential
Reviews of the avocado pool float are calling it the “ultimate millennial pool float,” “durable,” and “very comfortable.”
Apr 29, 2019
Target’s New Line of Sustainable Kitchen Cleaning Products Are Also Budget-Friendly
Concerned citizens hoping to add a little less pollution to the planet and Target-enthusiasts alike should be thrilled by this announcement.
Apr 22, 2019
These Easy, Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups Are Calling Your Name
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. Chances are you’ve probably got plenty of frozen chicken on hand for those weeknights when you need to throw dinner together quickly. But it’s no secret that the same lemon chicken night after night can get a little boring. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make chicken exciting again.
Mar 28, 2019
The Internet Is Divided Over This Controversial St. Louis Bagel Slicing Method
A couple days ago, a St. Louis-based Twitter user named Alek Krautmann quietly posted a photo that would end up causing outrage and confusion. In that photo, two packed boxes of bagels appear to be sliced like loaves of bread (rather than in half down the middle, as is traditional, and correct). It’s unclear if Krautmann, who claims that this bagel slicing technique is a “St.
Mar 27, 2019
Ina Hits the Farmers Market in the New Barefoot Contessa (Out in April!)
Ina Garten’s iconic cooking show, Barefoot Contessa, is returning for its 16th season (!!) this April, so dust off your pots, pans, spatulas, and hand mixers because we are about to be blessed with even more of the queen’s tips and tricks. The latest season will once again focus on Garten’s new cookbook, Cook Like a Pro, and details have already emerged about what the first episode will cover.
Mar 27, 2019
This Hearty Mexican Chicken Is an Instant Pot 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. By now you’ve heard numerous reports of the Instant Pot’s versatility. Those reports have not been exaggerated. Case in point? This recipe for Instant Pot cheesy Mexican chicken, served over rice. It’s a family-friendly dish that will leave you feeling satisfied and content in no time at all.
Mar 19, 2019
This One-Pan Herby Chicken Recipe Is Anything but Average
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 is not your average weeknight dinner chicken recipe! It’s a creative twist on the classic chicken dishes your family is probably already used to. So grab your favorite herbs, and try this citrus marinated one-pan chicken. This “bright and zingy” marinade doesn’t take professional training to pull off.
Mar 18, 2019
“The Great British Bake Off” Is Getting a Spin-Off for Kids
Move over, MasterChef Junior!The greatest cooking competition of all time, The Great British Bake Off, is finally bringing youngsters into the big white tent. The spin-off will be called Junior Bake Off, and it’s slated to air later this year.
Mar 15, 2019
Make These Buttermilk Lemon Poppyseed Muffins for Breakfast
I have been trying to eat more balanced breakfasts lately — maybe eggs and a slice of avocado toast or oatmeal — but the one thing I will never be able to resist in the morning is a warm breakfast pastry. A small slab of butter melting on a semi-sweet muffin alongside a cup of tea before your day starts has got to be one of life’s smallest but greatest pleasures. That’s why I am planning on making these buttermilk lemon poppyseed muffins as soon as I have the opportunity.
Mar 15, 2019
What Gordon Ramsay Really Thinks of the “Idiot Sandwich” Meme
In 2016, Gordon Ramsay appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to skewer his own reputation as an ill-tempered, verbally-abusive taskmaster in the kitchen (perhaps to prove that the whole thing is a well-constructed act for ratings). Joined by Julie Chen, the ensuing sketch launched a thousand viral memes: Ramsay, playing his Kitchen Nightmares character, berates a groveling Chen, who is competing with Corden for a spot cooking in ‘Hell’s Cafeteria.
Mar 13, 2019
This Slow Cooker Pork Roast Is an Instant 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. When I was a kid, I was a notoriously picky eater. My dad now jokes that I “ate like a bird,” picking at my food with more skepticism than he thought possible for a small child. I eventually grew out those particular eating habits, but that is all to say that it is oftentimes hard to get young children excited about dinner.
Mar 8, 2019
This Cheesy Baked Barbecue Chicken Is a Saucy Weeknight Win
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. One great thing about cooking chicken is that it’s basically a blank canvas for all your experimentation with new flavor combinations. This recipe for cheesy baked BBQ chicken exemplifies that idea: At first, you might be skeptical that cheese and barbecue sauce go together, but against all odds it works.
Feb 27, 2019
These Garlic Butter Steak Bites Are Just About Perfect
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. Pub food like cheesy fries, chicken wings, and mozzarella sticks are a constant temptation, but as delicious as these snacks might be, they’re not exactly the healthiest option.
Feb 26, 2019
This Parmesan and Mushroom Chicken Is Deeply Satisfying
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. One part of trying to eat healthfully that never gets easier: integrating more green vegetables into your diet. Sure, you could always eat salads every day for lunch, but how boring is that? Don’t worry — there are way more exciting ways to introduce greens into your meals.
Feb 21, 2019
Ina Garten’s “Go-To” Decadent Dinner Is Affordable, Too
Here’s a common conundrum: You want to prepare a standout meal for a special occasion, something indulgent and memorable, but you’re on a budget. Whether you’re just treating yourself, or cooking a surprise dinner for a loved one, you want it to taste perfect and use high quality ingredients, but is that possible if you have limited disposable income?
Feb 21, 2019
The 10 Best Pioneer Woman Chicken Recipes
Chicken is the king of weeknight dinners. It’s basically a blank canvas! Chicken pairs well with pasta, cheese, vegetables, and you can add it to chili or enchiladas depending on your mood. And since it’s so versatile and easy to cook, it should always be on your list of go-to dinner recipes. If there’s one person who knows how to make a hearty, satisfying dinner for her family, it’s Ree Drummond, otherwise known as the Pioneer Woman.
Feb 15, 2019
The Trailer for Season 6 of “Chef’s Table” Is Here
In the wake of a disappointing “pastry” iteration of Chef’s Table (which critics called out for its lack of diversity), the popular Netflix mini-documentary series is making up for its past mistakes. Season five showed a diverse group of voices, and judging from the newly released trailer for season six, this new narrative has stuck.
Feb 13, 2019
Ina Garten’s Best Recipes for Valentine’s Day
Most people know that Ina Garten is the One True Ruler of all things cooking, but did you know that she’s also mastered the ways of love? Ina and her husband Jeffrey have cracked the code on a happy marriage, proving that love is far from dead. So if you’re stuck on what to cook your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, look no further than these romantic recipes, straight from Ina’s kitchen.
Feb 12, 2019
This Creamy Chicken Casserole Is Calling Your Name
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. When I have friends coming over for dinner, I find it difficult to get excited because I worry that they won’t enjoy my food. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for no-fail dishes that are both easy to make (I don’t need to stress out over the cooking process, too!) and guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
Feb 7, 2019
Joanna Gaines Thinks Every Home Cook Needs This Appliance
There are so many trendy appliances on the market right now, from the Instant Pot to the KitchenAid stand mixer — and many of them are investments. If you’re having trouble deciding which one you need the most, you’ll want to thank Joanna Gaines because she just revealed the appliance she thinks every home cook should own: a bread maker.
Jan 24, 2019
The 8 Best Tweets About “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” Will Spark Joy in You
If you’ve watched the new series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix, in which the empress of all things organization comes into mega-cluttered homes and tries to make sense of the mess, you might have looked around your own home at some point and felt the sudden and overwhelming urge to start spring cleaning early. Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one.
Jan 15, 2019
These Chili Lime Steak Bites Are Total Perfection
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. If I’m attending a dinner party, I don’t fuss too much over the main course. It’s nearly guaranteed to be well-prepared and filling. No, what I look forward to the most are the appetizers. The snacks you eat while you’re waiting for dinner to come out of the oven set the tone for the entire evening.
Jan 3, 2019
These Are the Best Cities for Food in 2019, According to David Chang
We know what food trends to look out for in the fast-approaching new year, which will likely determine what you’ll be eating. But in 2019, where will you want to eat? Celebrity chef David Chang, host of the hit Netflix show Ugly Delicious, recently revealed his top three picks for the best food cities of 2019 — and one of them might surprise you.
Dec 27, 2018
We Finally Know What Happens to the Leftover Cake on the Great British Bake Off
Of all the joys associated with the Great British Bake Off — the lovable cast of bakers, the chemistry between new hosts Noel and Sandi — it’s the actual bakes that trump the rest. Watching the bakers’ creations unfold is somehow both therapeutic and suspenseful.
Dec 27, 2018
Ina Just Spent a Week Celebrating Jeffrey and Our Hearts Have Burst
What’s the secret to a successful marriage? Nobody knows. But if there’s one couple that comes close to cracking the code on marital bliss, it’s most certainly Ina and Jeffrey Garten.
Dec 22, 2018