Jennifer Billock

Chicago

Jennifer Billock is an award-winning writer, bestselling author, and editor. She is currently dreaming of an around-the-world trip with her Boston terrier.
The Perfect Summer Cocktail for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Plus, how to make it.
Jun 12, 2024
The 16 Most On-Trend Kitchen Styles Interior Designers Can’t Get Enough Of
Number 8 is taking the design world by storm.
May 29, 2024
What the Color of Your Front Door Says About You
According to folklore.
May 1, 2024
This Is How Much the Average Kitchen Remodel Actually Costs, According to Experts
Believe it or not, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
Mar 16, 2024
This Pro Organizer’s “Golden Rule” Forever Changed How I Store Tea
Her advice changed my life.
Mar 7, 2024
Want a Quick Kitchen Refresh? Here’s the Best Project for Your Zodiac Sign
Not sure where to start? The answer is written in the stars.
Feb 24, 2024
15 Kitchen Island Ideas That Add Storage and Style
Number 8 is perfect for tiny kitchens.
Feb 20, 2024
The Surprising New Kitchen Design Trend Taking 2024 by Storm
There are so many ways to make it work in your space.
Jan 19, 2024
This DIY Caramel Apple Bar Is the Best Way to Serve Dessert on Halloween
Bobbing for apples is so 2019.
Oct 20, 2023
4 Kitchen Backsplash Trends That Are on Their Way Out
According to real estate agents.
Oct 6, 2023
6 Kitchen Flooring Trends That Are on Their Way Out This Year (and What to Do Instead)
We have some bad news for vintage home owners.
Sep 10, 2023
5 Kitchen Island Trends on Their Way Out, According to Real Estate Experts
Here’s what to steer clear of.
May 26, 2023
3 Simmer Pots to Make Your Home Smell Like Spring
Instant freshness!
Apr 19, 2023
Why Real Estate Agents Wish You Wouldn’t Get Discouraged by Outdated Kitchens
They don't have to be a deal-breaker.
Feb 23, 2023
6 Home Improvement Projects You Shouldn’t Put Off (Despite Inflation)
If you don’t tackle these things, it could be harder to sell your house in the long run.
Sep 30, 2022
I Got My Foolproof Cleaning Strategy from This Annoying Restaurant Saying
When I was a teenager, I started waiting tables at Pizza Hut and didn’t leave food service until after college. I switched from Pizza Hut to Lone Star Steakhouse, to a delightful spot called Pizza Capri in Chicago, then became a pastry chef at the short-lived Chicago location of Eatzi’s Market and Bakery. And throughout my food service industry jobs, I heard one phrase over and over.
Sep 12, 2022
4 Fun Kitchen Trends That Real Estate Agents Are Loving
It might be time to invest in a scullery kitchen.
Aug 20, 2022
These Motivational Cleaning Videos Make Me Feel Like I Can Clean Anything
I watch something go from incredibly messy to beautiful in about 10 stunning time-lapse minutes, and it’s extremely satisfying.
Aug 18, 2022
The Best Tips for Finding the Perfect Real Estate Agent in This Wild Market
We talked to some pros to get their best tips.
Aug 9, 2022
4 Ways to Make Your Dining Table Look More Expensive, According to Real Estate Experts
Tips from The Kitchn
You might just need a new rug!
Sep 13, 2021
I Love This Gorgeous Pan Way More than Any Cast Iron Skillet
Tools
It's lighter and more nonstick, for starters.
Jun 1, 2021
5 Patio Trends That Won’t Be Sticking Around, According to a Real Estate Agent
Tips from The Kitchn
Buh-bye!
Aug 14, 2020
This Is the Single Most Renter-Friendly Thing You'll Find at IKEA
Shopping
According to a high-ranking IKEA exec.
Mar 2, 2020
8 Kitchen Trends to Avoid, According to Real Estate Agents
Tips from The Kitchn
Sorry, open shelving.
Jan 2, 2020
5 Classic Fermented Foods That Deserve a Place in Your Pantry
Germany has sauerkraut, Thailand has naem (fermented pork sausage), Sweden has surströmming (fermented herring) — it seems every culture has its own traditional fermented food. And with good reason: Research suggests these foods are nutritional powerhouses, and fermentation has also been found to break down poison in foods, like cyanide in cassava. Beyond their alleged health benefits, though, fermented foods are also delicious and useful in building tasty meals.
May 1, 2019