Kelli Foster

Senior Contributing Food Editor

New Jersey

Kelli is a Senior Contributing Food Editor for Kitchn. She's a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and author of the cookbooks, Plant-Based Buddha Bowls, The Probiotic Kitchen, Buddha Bowls, and Everyday Freekeh Meals. She lives in New Jersey.
I Make Jar After Jar of This Homemade Creamy Caesar Dressing
It's the only version I make.
3 days ago
60 Memorial Day Recipes for a Holiday Weekend Cookout
Memorial Day weekend is upon us! We are really looking forward to the unofficial start of summer. So let’s get ready to host, fire up the grill (after cleaning the grill first, of course), dust off your cooler, and get your favorite picnic blanket ready: We’re heading to the backyard for a BBQ! As for what to cook, there are so many good choices.
May 23, 2024
8 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Pasta Salad — and How to Do It Right
No more soggy, sad salads.
May 22, 2024
The $1 Grocery I Always Use to Make Basic Spaghetti Taste Extra Special
You probably have it in your pantry right now.
May 21, 2024
No-Bake "Coconut Delight" Will Have Everyone Fighting for Seconds
It takes just 20 minutes to prep.
May 21, 2024
40 Recipes That Will Make You a Zucchini Believer
Once we’ve reached the middle of summer, it’s impossible to ignore the fresh zucchini piling up at farmers markets and taking over gardens. While some people can’t get enough of summer’s most abundant vegetable, others need a little more convincing. Zucchini has a mild taste with a subtle sweetness, which might make you think it’s a little blah.
May 15, 2024
Salmon Bowls Are My Family's Most Requested Dinner
It cooks in less than 10 minutes.
May 14, 2024
These Easy Lunches Keep Me Going All Afternoon
A lot of make-ahead lunch ideas assume your food can be stored in a fridge until it’s time to eat. But what happens when you’re at school, on the road for the day, or simply don’t work in a place with access to a refrigerator? The answer doesn’t have to be sad, soggy sandwiches, vending machine snacks, or the drive-thru meals. Our 10 easy no-fridge-required lunch ideas (plus 10 more non-perishable snack recipes below!
May 14, 2024
The Key Ingredient That Makes These 3-Ingredient Pancakes So Delicious
If we’re being honest, no one is more surprised than me at how legit these cottage cheese pancakes are. As someone who claimed for years not to like cottage cheese, these pancakes were the gateway that finally made me a believer. These are high-protein, low-fat pancakes with three simple ingredients that cook up fluffy and actually taste good. If it sounds too good to be true, I assure you it’s not.
May 7, 2024
The Ground Beef Recipe I've Made Six Times in the Past Month Alone
They're ready in 30 minutes or less.
May 6, 2024
The Ingredient Combination That Makes French Toast Taste 1,000 Times Better
Make this once, and it will be your new go-to.
May 5, 2024
Freezer Bags vs Regular Storage Bags — Is There a Difference?
Protect your leftovers the right way.
May 1, 2024
What Is Rhubarb? Everything You Should Know
It's great for more than pie.
May 1, 2024
The Essential “First Week” Grocery List for Your New Home
A new kitchen is wildly exciting. It’s a blank canvas, a brand-new space to make all your own, a fresh start … that’s in desperate need of groceries. You need so many groceries that the first trip to the store can feel totally overwhelming — especially if you’re stocking your fridge and pantry totally from scratch.
Apr 30, 2024
35 Delicious Ways to Use Up Fresh Mint
It’s true that a sprig of fresh mint makes a lovely garnish for almost anything you serve, but we’re here to remind you that’s it’s capable of so much more. Mint is a terrific herb to keep around the kitchen — or to grow on your own! (Just keep it away from other herbs you’re growing, because it’ll overtake them.) As a kitchen herb, it pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes.
Apr 29, 2024
Creamy Tortellini Primavera Is the One-Pan Dinner I'm Making This Spring
It's ready in 20 minutes.
Apr 29, 2024
The Tiny Kitchen Remodel Detail I Wish I Could Take Back (Learn from My Mistake!)
Learn from my mistake and take more time on this decision.
Apr 26, 2024
25 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Biscuits
If there’s one time I always wish for leftovers, it’s when I make biscuits. In fact, a good strategy is to always make extra so you never have to worry about that problem. But once you’ve had your fill of them reheated with a generous spread of butter or fruit jam, try one of these clever ways to use up leftover biscuits instead.
Apr 23, 2024
I've Made This Ridiculously Good One-Pan Chicken More Than Any Other Dinner
Bonus: It comes together in one pan.
Apr 18, 2024
This Creamy One-Pot Pasta Is My Family's Most Requested Dinner
It's so good I ate it straight from the pot.
Apr 16, 2024
The Irresistibly Creamy Casserole I've Been Making for Over 20 Years
It's the most comforting thing you'll make all week.
Apr 15, 2024
This Brilliant Salmon Dinner Changed the Way I'll Make Salmon Forever
It cooks in less than 15 minutes.
Apr 11, 2024
The Simple Cooking Trick for the Most Perfect Grilled Cheese
Make this once, and it will be your new go-to.
Apr 10, 2024
The Old-School Cake I’ve Been Making for Over 20 Years
Oh, and it's so easy to make.
Apr 9, 2024
How To Make Easy Shredded Chicken in the Slow Cooker
Behold the single food that has revolutionized my weekly meal plan – shredded chicken! The very best thing about cooking up a batch of shredded chicken are all the possibilities it brings to mealtime. It can mean a week’s worth of dinners — everything from chicken tacos and chicken burritos to chicken salad are made more satisfying with shredded chicken. It’s an easy solution for make-ahead lunches and weeknight dinners the whole family will love.
Apr 9, 2024
60 Easy Make-Ahead Dinners for Busy Weeknights
I’m a firm believer that make-ahead dinners are one of the very best gifts you can give to your future self. Walking into the kitchen at the end of the day knowing that dinner is prepped, cooked, and just waiting to be reheated feels like a total treat. And not only that, but dinners like classic beef chili and slow cooker beef stew happen to taste even better a day, even two or three, after they’re made.
Apr 4, 2024
46 Totally Delicious Strawberry Recipes
The moment we’ve waited all-year long for has finally returned: welcome to strawberry season! Endless tables at the market stacked high with those blue or green pint containers of sweet, fresh strawberries are a defining quality of delicious late spring and early summer. The first order of business at the start of the season is to savor fresh strawberries piece by piece, or maybe lightly macerated in sugar and spooned over some homemade whipped cream.
Apr 3, 2024
One-Pan Italian Chicken and Rice Will Have Everyone Demanding Seconds
You can prep it in just 10 minutes.
Apr 1, 2024
27 Lemon Desserts Perfect for Spring
As we inch closer and closer to spring, we’re dreaming of the warmer weather to come, and days spent outdoors. While we know that we might not be able to celebrate in all the ways that we normally would, we can still welcome the lighter, brighter days in smaller ways — perhaps by baking something so full of lemons and sunshine that you can’t help but feel a bit cheerier. Is there anything that screams spring more than lemon-y sweet treats?
Mar 28, 2024
The Old-School Dish I've Been Making Every Easter Brunch for Over 15 Years
It feels totally fancy, and is surprisingly easy.
Mar 27, 2024
The 20-Minute One-Pot Recipe I Make Whenever I Don’t Want to Cook Dinner
It's my family's favorite dinner.
Mar 24, 2024
No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Delight
Just look at those layers!
Mar 24, 2024
This Chicken Piccata Will Have Everyone Asking for Seconds
Bonus: It's super easy.
Mar 18, 2024
What's the Difference Between Mozzarella and Burrata?
We break down the differences and which cheese to use when.
Mar 13, 2024
Even Guinness Haters Will Devour a Bowl of This Irish Beef Stew
There are a lot of ways to cook up a hearty, comforting pot of beef stew, but if you ask me, absolutely nothing compares to Guinness beef stew. It also happens to be my favorite dinner to cook for St. Patrick’s Day. In this version, thick chunks of chuck roast are seared and then simmered low and slow in a Guinness-spiked sauce on the stovetop.
Mar 13, 2024