Jesse Szewczyk


6 Ridiculously Easy Poke Cake Recipes
True to their name, poke cakes are sheet cakes that are baked, then (you guessed it!) poked, then filled with a liquid or syrup to add extra flavor and moisture into each bite. These no-fuss cakes (like dump cakes) are one of oldest baking hacks in the book. If you love retro recipes like icebox cake and pineapple upside-down cake, give poke cakes a try. These crowd-pleasing desserts are perfect for potlucks, parties, and gatherings.
Jun 7, 2024
My Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers Are the Most Requested Game Day Appetizer
Jalapeño poppers are the ultimate game-day snack. They’re spicy, crisp, and a serious crowd-pleasing appeziter. The catch? They aren’t very practical to make at home. Restaurant-style poppers require a deep fryer, a messy breading setup, and a lot of planning to pull off. To solve this, we created a recipe that ditches the deep fryer altogether while still delivering on texture and flavor. What’s our secret? Bacon.
Feb 8, 2024
25 Ways to Have Baked Potatoes for Dinner
On their own, baked potatoes are one of the absolute best foods. They’re cheap, filling, and require practically zero effort to make. All you really need is salt, pepper, and a pat of butter. You could be satisfied — no, delighted — by this simplest of preparations. But let us indulge, if you will, in what a humble baked potato could become.You don’t even need a recipe.
Jan 31, 2024
Dauphinoise Potatoes Are the Cheesy French Side You Need to Know About
Creamy, cheesy, and crowd pleasing dauphinoise potatoes are practically impossible to dislike. This classic French dish is simple yet indulgent, and pairs perfectly with showstopping mains like roasted beef tenderloin, glazed ham, or prime rib. With a few kitchen tools and a bit of prep work, you can easily make dauphinoise potatoes from scratch.Dauphinoise (DOE-PHEEN-NOWAAZ) potatoes is how the French say casserole of potatoes, heavy cream, and cheese.
Jan 24, 2024
81 Essential Air Fryer Recipes to Make Immediately
Countertop air fryers are an increasingly popular kitchen gadget. Air fryers work by circulating super-hot air, which quickly and evenly reaches all the surfaces of the food. In other words, it gives food that crispy-fried texture and golden-brown color without having to actually deep-fry anything. If you’ve joined the air fryer club and need some ideas for meal essentials, we’ve got you covered. You can make practically anything that you would fry in an air fryer.
Jan 5, 2024
I've Made This Steak a Dozen Times and It's Always So Perfect
You won't believe how I do it.
Dec 21, 2023
5-Ingredient Fondant Potatoes Only Sound Fancy
Fondant potatoes look like a dish you’d order in a fancy restaurant. But don’t be intimidated by their appearance — they take less than one hour to make and use humble ingredients you might already have on hand. They also come together using just one pan, making cleanup a breeze. Serve them with seared steak or roast chicken for a restaurant-quality dinner at home. Or serve them alongside prime rib for an impressive holiday meal.
Dec 21, 2023
Royal Icing Is the Secret to the Easiest Cookie Decorating
Every year as the holidays approach, I eagerly anticipate holiday baking and decorating sugar cookies. And every year, they don’t exactly turn out as planned. That’s because decorating cookies is a lot easier said than done — especially if you’re a perfectionist like me who likes straight lines and clean edges. But this year, I’m prepared. I recently got to work developing a simple royal icing recipe that makes cookie decorating as stress-free (and mess-free!
Dec 15, 2023
The Secret to Homemade Chex Mix? Using Whatever's In Your Snack Drawer
There are so many possibilities.
Dec 13, 2023
10 Dinner Recipes That Put Frozen Vegetables to Work
A bag of frozen veggies = endless dinner opportunities.
Nov 30, 2023
100 Simple Ways to Turn Pantry Staples into Complete Meals
Recipes, ideas, and suggestions for turning your pantry staples into complete and filling meals.
Nov 28, 2023
We Tested 4 Famous Chocolate Cake Recipes and Found a Clear Winner
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
After spending an entire day baking, I finally found the absolute best chocolate cake recipe.
Nov 21, 2023
We Tried 8 Methods of Cooking Corn on the Cob and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Showdown
Because it's not summer until you have corn on the cob.
Nov 21, 2023
12 Restaurant Favorites We Recreated at Home This Year
Best of Kitchn 2019
We made it all this year, from Olive Garden's creamy chicken gnocchi soup to Taco Bell's Crunchwrap Supreme.
Nov 16, 2023
10 Hearty Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes
No meat, no dairy, no problem.
Nov 15, 2023
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Dump Dinners Are Everything We Want Right Now
Easy and comforting is exactly what we need right now.
Nov 15, 2023
I Tried 7 Ways to Store Strawberries and the Winner Is Very Obvious
Skills Showdown
Because there's nothing worse than buying fresh strawberries only for them to go to waste.
Oct 10, 2023
12 Quick Marinades That Make Boneless Chicken Breasts So Much Better
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts don't have to be boring.
Oct 3, 2023
These Homemade Bagels Will Make You the Hero of Your Friend Group
They're perfectly chewy.
Sep 20, 2023
These Pumpkin Chocolate Chips Cookies Should Top Your Fall Baking List
They're chewy-yet-crisp and loaded with pumpkin and warm fall spices.
Sep 19, 2023
These Crispy Parmesan Chicken Cutlets Are Ready in 30 Minutes
Keep this recipe in your back pocket for quick weeknight dinners.
Sep 6, 2023
A Newbie's Guide to Making a Roux
It's one of the most important cooking techniques to master.
Sep 6, 2023
Embrace Your Inner '90s Kid and Make this Massive Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
The retro mall-style cookie cake you know and love, only better.
Sep 4, 2023
21 Make-Ahead Salads You Can Easily Pack for Lunch
Save money *and* eat well!
Jul 31, 2023
Fried Zucchini Is the Ultimate Summer Appetizer
You just can't go wrong with crisp, breaded zucchini spears.
Jul 20, 2023
21 Easy Dinners to Make When You Don’t Want to Cook
These fuss-free recipes are totally doable.
Jul 2, 2023
10 Baked Goods You Can Stress-Bake Now and Eat for Breakfast Later
From sweet cinnamon rolls to savory cheddar biscuits.
Jun 29, 2023
How To Make Perfect Eggs in a Basket
Whatever you call them, here's the very best way to make them.
Jun 21, 2023
How To Make the Absolute Best Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
If you've never cooked with rhubarb before, this is the perfect place to start.
May 31, 2023
10 Recipes That Will Make You Love Green Salads
From a classic cobb to a hearty carnitas salad bowl.
May 23, 2023
5 Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs for Breakfast in a Flash
Snapshot Cooking
These easy smoothie packs are the ultimate breakfast hack.
May 25, 2023
This Lemony Stuffed French Toast Is What Dreams Are Made of
It has the most decadent, creamy center.
Apr 15, 2023
This No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Tart Has Two Clever Shortcuts
An impressive, fuss-free dessert guaranteed to wow your guests.
Feb 11, 2023
This Skillet Brownie Is a Gooey-Center-Meets-Crispy-Edge Work of Art
It comes together, from start to finish, in one skillet.
Feb 10, 2023
The Secret to Perfectly Crispy, Glossy, Golden Chicken Thighs
It's likely not a common ingredient for dinner — although it should be!
Jan 9, 2023