Emily Shwake

6 Recipes You Can Make with All Trader Joe’s Ingredients
These are for the die-hard fans.
Dec 1, 2023
Gordon Ramsay’s Extra-Easy Tip for Scrambled Eggs
It not only makes scrambled eggs taste better, but also makes the process simpler.
Aug 30, 2022
25 Easy Pescatarian Dinners to Make Right Now
They're tasty, nutritious, and easy to prepare.
Nov 8, 2021
This Kitchen Remodel Wasn't Cheap, but the Results Are Incredible
Before & After
The appliances alone cost $30,000.
Apr 18, 2020
A Simple and Surprising Addition to Roasted Brussels Sprouts? Grapes.
One-Ingredient Upgrade
It didn't take much to turn me into a convert.
Nov 23, 2019
This Surprising $6 Find Is the Key to a More Organized Freezer, According to The Home Edit
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Wait until you see these before and after pics!
Nov 12, 2019
The Secret Ingredient to a Perfect Vinaigrette Is … Water
Just a bit mellows out all of the flavors so that each can shine through.
Nov 6, 2019
The Brilliant (but Easy!) Spice Organizing Tip I Got from a Pro Chef
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
No more frantically hunting for cumin while something burns on the stove!
Sep 11, 2019
I Cooked Ina Garten’s Recipes for a Whole Week. Here Are 5 Things I Discovered.
Ina Garten’s book Cook Like A Pro is all about helping home cooks (like me!) gain confidence in the kitchen — because who doesn’t want to feel like a professional chef as they’re whipping up dinner? And so recently, when I found myself in a total cooking rut, I knew just the woman who could help get me out of it.
Jul 4, 2019
My Secret Weapon for Laundry Is a Simple $18 Kitchen Tool
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It's key for certain unmentionables.
Jul 5, 2019
10 Veggie-Heavy Recipes That Aren’t Salads
These creative, good-for-you recipes are far from boring.
Jun 26, 2019
I Can’t Stop Making Ina Garten’s Rule-Breaking Eggplant Parm
Kitchn Love Letters
We're all a little obsessed.
Jun 21, 2019
PSA: These Reader Favorite Wool Dryer Balls Are Up to 60% Right Now
Dryer sheets are bad — and you can score these genius alternatives for a steal!
May 24, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About the Pescatarian Diet
Whether you're thinking about going fully pescatarian — or you just want to experiment with swapping red meat for fish more often — here's what to know upfront.
May 8, 2019
This Kitchen’s $7,500 Facelift Was a Smart Use of Money
When Heather Knight moved into her new home, she had to focus on more urgent repairs and wasn’t able to put as much money into the kitchen as she would’ve liked. (So yes, although $7,500 is a lot of money, it’s not really that much when you’re talking about a kitchen renovation.) While the space was in good shape, it was dark and a little too dated for her tastes. With some pretty clever spending, she pulled off a pretty impactful renovation project.
Apr 18, 2019
I Found the 5 Best Vegetarian Frozen Dinners at Trader Joe’s
Frozen dinner options have come a long way — especially at Trader Joe’s. (Makes sense, considering most of us are more likely to shop the freezer section at TJ’s than other grocery stores.) The offerings at Trader Joe’s are ridiculously cheap and delicious. While I’m not saying I have frozen meals every night (I do love to cook when my schedule allows!), I do turn to them fairly regularly.
Apr 17, 2019
This Rental Kitchen DIY Is the Best Thing on the Internet
There are only so many changes you can make to a kitchen you do not own. Jess Bunge, Senior Market Editor for Emily Henderson, faced many of the classic challenges of a rental — dated floors, lackluster countertops, an oddly shaped floor plan — but brilliantly worked around them to make the space one to sigh over. The real star of this new kitchen is the countertop cover. With help from her dad, Jess cleverly cut plywood to fit over the gray granite, and built a matching backsplash.
Apr 16, 2019
4 Little Things That Actually Make Doing the Dishes Way More Tolerable
It’s so unfortunate that cooking can be this soothing escape from the rest of your day, and then it’s followed by the worst, ickiest, biggest bummer of a chore: washing the dishes. The fact that you have to touch wet, gummy food is bad enough — let alone that you have to do it every day.
Apr 16, 2019
The $12 IKEA Hack That Literally Transformed My Tiny Kitchen
LACK Side tables to the rescue!
Apr 10, 2019
Before and After: This Rental Kitchen Spruce-Up Cost Just $150
Chelsey Brown’s kitchen was pretty nice from the beginning: It had modern-looking appliances and cabinets, and there was enough square footage to move around without feeling like the walls were closing in. But Chelsey found the space a little too boring for her liking. She wanted to make the room brighter and more open, while also respecting the terms of her lease and keeping costs down. She totally pulled it off.
Apr 5, 2019
This Pro Organizer’s 6-Step Plan Will Declutter Your Kitchen
In most homes, the kitchen is a communal hub where everyone works and gathers. Because of that, it can be one of the hardest rooms to keep neat. Luckily you don’t need to hire an expert or spend a bunch of cash on fancy containers to get your kitchen in working order. We asked professional organizer Gilat Tunit of The Project Neat for her best tips on decluttering and organizing a kitchen — and keeping it that way.
Mar 15, 2019