Kelli Foster's Recent Articles
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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
Fried Cabbage Will Forever Change the Way You Think about Cabbage
If you’re skeptical about cabbage, this is the recipe that will turn you into a believer. And if, like me, you already adore cabbage (and are always looking for cabbage recipe ideas), this simple side will deepen your love. Simply put, Southern-style fried cabbage will forever change the way you think about this basic cruciferous vegetable.
Mar 13, 2024
55 Family-Friendly Dinner Recipes to Make Tonight
If there’s one thing harder than deciding what to make yourself for dinner, it’s coming up with easy dinner ideas for your family. You want to get something on the table that’s fairly quick to make and doesn’t require a lot of effort. And you also want a meal that the kids (and ideally the whole table!) will devour, while contending with food preferences that can ping-pong from week to week. And it can feel even trickier when you have a picky eater on your hands.
Mar 12, 2024
31 Easter Dinner Dishes That Aren't Ham
When it comes time to plan your Easter menu, a glazed ham or a big roast leg of lamb is the default. These dishes are classics for sure, but they’re far from the only options, especially if, like mine, your celebration will be on the small side this year. But what to make? Pork tenderloin or pork chops can be easily dressed up with a sauce or simple glaze.
Mar 8, 2024
The Old-Fashioned Cake I've Been Making for Over 15 Years (Everyone Loves It)
Looks fancy, but it's so easy to make.
Mar 7, 2024
What is Corned Beef?
Here's a hint: There's no corn in it.
Mar 7, 2024
This Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby Is So Good, You'll Make It Every Weekend
Just wait until you see how easy it is.
Mar 3, 2024
29 Best St. Patrick’s Day Foods for Celebrating Everything Irish
Corned beef and cabbage is the classic St. Patrick’s Day food that many of us make every year. Our slow cooker corned beef and cabbage is the absolute best and easiest version because it’s hands-off and fuss-free. Plus if you have leftovers, you can make corned beef hash for breakfast the following day!
Mar 1, 2024
Add This to Pasta Water for the Creamiest Buttered Noodles Ever
It's basically grown-up buttered noodles.
Feb 23, 2024
84 Easy Ground Beef Recipes for Weeknight Dinners
Quick! What’s the first meal that comes to mind when you think of ground beef? For me it’s grilled burgers or crunchy tacos that I used to eat as a kid. But those two foods barely scratch the surface of all the different dinners you can cook up with some ground beef. Arm yourself with a pack of ground beef and the sky’s the limit when it comes to dinner possibilities.
Feb 20, 2024
58 Side Dishes That Go Great with Chili
There are some dinners that you just know are going to be automatic wins. Chili is absolutely one them. When chili night falls into your meal plan, you can expect a dinner that’s warming, hearty, and filling. Sure, a Dutch oven loaded with chili is certainly meal-worthy all on its own, especially when it’s packed with beans, meat, or a combination, but I always think having one simple side is the ticket to rounding out dinner. Serving chili with a side dish balances the table.
Feb 20, 2024
I've Made Dozens of Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, But THIS Is the Best One
It's impossible to eat just one.
Feb 14, 2024
30 Steak Dinner Recipes for Any Night of the Week
If you’re not already slotting steak into your meal plan once in a while, I’m here to encourage you to do just that, be it Valentine’s day, a date night at homesteak fajita saladsirloin steak sandwichWhether you fire up the grill or sear it in a skillet along with potatoes, getting steak on the table during the week is a totally doable affair. In fact, it can seem intimidating, but a really good steak dinner is a lot faster and easier to cook up than you might think.
Feb 9, 2024
I Make These Garlic Parmesan Wings Every Year for the Super Bowl
Show me a platter of baked chicken wings slathered in sticky Buffalo sauce and I can take ’em or leave ’em. But show me a platter of ultra-crispy garlic Parmesan wings blanketed with a double-dose of punchy garlic, plenty of salty Parm, and some melted butter for good measure, and I’ll be first in line to pile them on my plate. Serve themwith ranch dressing or blue cheese dip, alongside carrot sticks and celery sticks for your next party.
Feb 8, 2024
These 4-Ingredient Baked Chicken Wings Are Impossibly Flavorful (and Crispy!)
One of the ingredients is in the soup aisle!
Feb 8, 2024
My White Bean Chili Is Irresistibly Creamy — Without a Drop of Cream
It's the most comforting thing you'll cook this winter.
Feb 1, 2024
Tuscan Chicken Will Have Everyone Asking for Seconds
Bonus: It's super easy.
Jan 29, 2024
This Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Is Better than the Original
You might adore Olive Garden for the unlimited salad and garlic breadsticks (our copycat recipe is seriously legit!) or the ultra-comforting creamy pastas, but for me, it’s all about the luxuriously creamy chicken gnocchi soup. Just thinking about it, I can smell the herb and black pepper-flecked broth and feel the warm, satisfying comfort it brings to my belly.
Jan 26, 2024
This Brilliant 4-Ingredient Chicken Changed the Way I'll Make Chicken Forever
Oh, and it cooks in 30 minutes.
Jan 24, 2024
30 Leftover Chicken Recipes You’ll Want to Make the Next Day
Anytime you find yourself with leftover baked chicken breasts, shredded chicken from the slow cooker, poached chicken breasts, or whole roasted chicken, consider it a very good thing. You can certainly go for a second round of last night’s dinner, but the wonderful thing about chicken is that it’s so easy to repurpose it into an entirely different meal.
Jan 23, 2024
This French Beef Stew Is the Definition of Cozy
And it makes your kitchen smell amazing.
Jan 18, 2024
6 Ways to Tenderize a Tough Cut of Meat
Tough cuts of meat, like chuck roast, brisket, hanger steak, and flank steak, aren’t just cheaper than their leaner counterparts — when cooked just right, they deliver even more flavor. But oftentimes, you need to prep the meat for the best results! From a long, slow cook to the power of a brine, here are six ways to get the job done. Pounding softens and tenderizes meat, making it easier to cut and eat.
Jan 17, 2024
45 Best Sides to Serve with Lasagna
We love a classic lasagna, although we’ve never met a lasagna we didn’t like! Whether it’s an extra-cheesy white lasagna, a gnocchi lasagna, or a skillet ravioli lasagna, it’s the ultimate family dinner because it feeds everyone and it feeds everyone well.What to serve with lasagna, though? It’s usually packed with enough good things like cheese, meat, and even veggies to make it totally satisfying all on its own.
Jan 17, 2024
This Pantry Staple Makes These 3-Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies Unbelievably Good
Oh, and they're ready in under 30 minutes.
Jan 16, 2024
The Ingredient Combination That Makes Mac & Cheese Taste 1,000 Times Better
Oh, and it's done in 25 minutes flat.
Jan 16, 2024
This "Way Easier" Version of Chicken Parm Is My New Favorite Dinner
You only need six ingredients.
Jan 13, 2024
This 5-Ingredient Honey Mustard Salmon Is Almost Too Easy
It's ready in about 20 minutes.
Jan 11, 2024
20 Delicious Ways to Use Bone Broth for Dinner
I was first introduced to the wonders of bone broth when I experimented with a round of Whole30 last winter. After sipping on a warm mug of this rich, flavor-packed broth, I was instantly smitten and soon learned all the ways to work it into my meal plans. The good news is that there’s no need to search specifically for recipes using bone broth.
Jan 11, 2024
Honey Garlic Salmon Is Ready in Just 20 Minutes
It's my family's most-requested dinner.
Jan 9, 2024
40 Recipes to Keep You Warm and Cozy in the Winter
Often, when I don’t feel like cooking, I’ll make a dinner salad, a plate of scrambled eggs and toast, or a quick beans-and-greens sauté and call it a night. But come winter I crave dinners that are way more comforting than that. When I’m looking for something to warm me from the inside out — something that is as hearty as they come — I turn to these recipes.
Jan 9, 2024
35 Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners for Busy Nights
There are no shortage of ways to cook up a really great chicken dinner, and one of my absolute favorite ways is in the slow cooker. That’s right — your slow cooker isn’t just for big, tough cuts of meat. It’s also perfect for cooking up tender, juicy chicken. Whether you’re starting with a pack of meaty chicken thighs, lean chicken breasts, or even a whole chicken, your slow cooker is the secret to turning it into an easy, family-friendly dinner.
Jan 9, 2024
15 Super-Hearty Winter Stews to Make Right Now
There's nothing more comforting on a cold winter night.
Jan 5, 2024
Every Single Slow Cooker Recipe You Could Ever Need
There's nothing your slow cooker can't do — and these recipes prove it.
Jan 5, 2024
I've Made Dozens of Pots of Beef Chili, but THIS Is the Best One
Bonus: It's super easy.
Jan 4, 2024
15 Vegetarian Sheet Pan Dinners to Add to Your Meal Plan
It's one of the easiest ways I know to get a veggie-packed dinner on the table.
Jan 4, 2024
These 10 Creamy Casserole Recipes Will Warm Your Soul
Pure comfort food.
Jan 3, 2024
50 Salmon Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight
Salmon is a weeknight-dinner hero.
Jan 3, 2024
I've Made Dozens of Pots of Chicken Noodle Soup, But THIS Is the Best One
Oh, and it cooks in just 30 minutes.
Jan 2, 2024
40 Kale Recipes You’ll Want to Make Every Week
We all know this scenario. You tossed a bunch of kale into your cart last weekend with the best of intentions to add more greens into your meal plan this week. But they’re still in the refrigerator and you’re stumped about what to make. Don’t worry! The possibilities are endless when it comes to kale.
Dec 28, 2023
30 Easy, Comforting Recipes to Make When You're Sick
Anytime I’m sick (or even on the verge of being sick), two things are certain: My energy and inspiration to cook are pretty low. Even when my meals are planned out for the week, I’m happy to abandon my plans for pork chops or a casserole for another night. This is a time when I crave simple foods that are warm, nourishing, and supremely comforting. A pot of warm and comforting soup is often the go-to for whatever ails us.
Dec 28, 2023