Kristina Vänni

Internationally recognized culinary authority Kristina Vänni is a well-known food writer, engaging TV host, award-winning recipe developer, food stylist, and photographer. In addition to writing for industry-leading websites including Better Homes and Gardens, The Spruce Eats, and Food52, she has been a featured expert on national media such as ABC News’ “World News Tonight” and CBS’ “The Talk” and has served as a spokesperson and recipe developer for national brands such as Finlandia, KitchenAid, Post Foods, Baileys, among many others. Kristina is currently writing her first cookbook, an exploration of the traditional and seasonal cuisine from her family's dairy farm in Finland. Kristina enthusiastically shares her creative content, behind-the-scenes peeks, and industry expertise with food enthusiasts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
The $35 Find I Bring to Every Party I'm Invited To (It's So Versatile!)
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My days of squished aluminum trays and spilled food are over.
May 8, 2024
These “Stunning” National Park Cups Make the Perfect Gift for Everyone (And They’re Only $20!)
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Perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors — and a great drink.
May 2, 2024
The “Gorgeous” Personalized Glasses I'm Giving as Gifts to Everyone I Know
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It’s such a thoughtful gift!
Apr 25, 2024
My 2-Ingredient Brownies Are Irresistibly Light and Fudgy (and Flour-Free!)
And they’re a breeze to make.
Jan 5, 2024
If You Make One Thing this Holiday, Let it Be this Twice-Baked Potato Casserole
You had me at crispy bacon and gooey cheese.
Dec 21, 2023
No-Bake “Christmas Trash Treats” Will Make You Extra Merry
They're a new tradition.
Dec 21, 2023
My German Christmas Bread Is the One Thing I Make Every Year
It was only a few years back when my mom first decided to bake stollen for Christmas morning. Traditionally, she baked her signature coffee cake after stockings, but with a house filled with more holiday guests than usual, she decided to expand the morning menu.I can still remember her kneading the dough on the 23rd, and when I later walked past the countertop, I encountered the most supple, glistening dome of dough I had ever seen.
Dec 15, 2023
I’ve Perfected My Thanksgiving Margaritas, Thanks to This Pantry Staple
They'll become an annual tradition.
Nov 21, 2023
Your Air Fryer Is the Secret for Cooking Unbelievable Green Beans
They can even be frozen.
Nov 15, 2023
Stuffed Caramel Apple Cookies Are Irresistibly Gooey
Every fall party needs a batch.
Oct 30, 2023
White Gravy Is the 4-Ingredient Sauce Your Biscuits Are Missing
Plus, it comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Oct 20, 2023
The Only Gin and Tonic Recipe You'll Ever Need
Is there a more classic cocktail?
Sep 22, 2023
Apple Fritter Cake Turns the Classic Donut into a Dreamy Fall Dessert
All of the flavor, none of the frying.
Sep 14, 2023
"Cowboy Butter" Is the Secret Sauce of Your Dreams
The better way to compound butter.
Jul 19, 2023
The $9 Amazon Gadget That Strips Ears of Corn with Ease
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It removes kernels effortlessly.
Jun 1, 2023
How to Make Perfectly Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes
Treat yourself and your loved ones to these indulgent pancakes!
May 15, 2023
This Loaded Potato Salad Is the Only Side I’m Making All Summer
It has crispy bacon and shredded cheese.
May 13, 2023
This Ingenious Tool Transforms My Grill Into an Outdoor Pizza Oven
Pizza night will never be the same!
May 12, 2023
Use Fresh Strawberries for the Fruitiest Spring Mimosa
Your next brunch won’t be complete without it!
May 10, 2023
The $25 Organizer That Keeps Eggs From Getting Squished in My Tiny Fridge
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Or, should I say, it’s egg-cellent.
May 3, 2023
I Use This Sheet Pan Almost Daily and Never Want to Use Another
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To all the sheet pans I’ve loved before.
Apr 25, 2023
My Great-Grandma's Christmas Cookies Are My Favorite Holiday Tradition
It's the perfect recipe for little helpers.
Dec 20, 2022
Grinch Punch Is the Most Festive Holiday Drink
You just need three ingredients to make it.
Dec 16, 2022
These Crispy Fried Oysters Will Transport You to New Orleans
With a variety of dipping sauces, it's the perfect party app.
Nov 30, 2022
Bourbon Balls Are an Easy and Fun No-Bake Grown-Up Treat
It's the perfect bite-size dessert for the holiday.
Nov 14, 2022
Cinnamon Roll Casserole Is an Impressive and Foolproof Breakfast
It's the most decadent thing you can do with two cans of canned cinnamon rolls.
Nov 8, 2022
This Cranberry Fluff Salad Is Unabashedly Retro
Sweet, creamy nostalgia.
Sep 27, 2022
This Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Is the Ultimate Make-Ahead Meal
It's the perfect back-pocket recipe for when you're hosting overnight guests.
Sep 27, 2022
One-Pot Chicken Paprika Is a Weeknight Winner
All the flavors of chicken paprikash in an easy one-pan meal!
Sep 20, 2022
Take a Break from Butternut and Try Kabocha Squash Soup Instead
It's creamy, velvety, and perfect for sweater weather.
Sep 17, 2022
This Is the Quickest Way to Cook Acorn Squash
A versatile, fail-proof side dish.
Aug 17, 2022
Roasting Is the Key to Better Mashed Butternut Squash
It ensures less watery, more deeply flavored results.
Aug 16, 2022
Cinnamon Apples Taste Like Warm Apple Pie Filling
And they only take 15 minutes to make.
Aug 15, 2022
Creamy Horseradish Sauce = Your New Favorite Condiment
You'll want to spread it on EVERYTHING.
Aug 8, 2022