Laura Manzano

Laura Manzano is a recipe developer, food stylist, personal chef, and occasional writer living in Brooklyn. Her favorite food is all sandwiches.
My Legendary Queso Is So Good, You'll Make It Every Weekend
Brace yourself for the epic cheese pull.
May 2, 2024
I Tried 7 Store-Bought Instant Mashed Potatoes — One Stood Out as the Closest to Homemade
Groceries
Bonus points were also awarded for its budget-friendly price.
Oct 24, 2023
This Is the Only Way You Should Be Storing Bread
We're talking more than two weeks of fresh slices.
Oct 6, 2023
A Case for Baking-Sheet Salads
It's infinitely better than a bowl (or a mason jar!).
Aug 12, 2023
How to Make the Classic Green Bean Casserole Vegan
It's no less creamy or flavorful.
Aug 11, 2023
Chicken Fajita Casserole Will Be Your New Favorite Lazy Dinner
All the flavors of the sizzling favorite in one place.
Jul 10, 2023
Yes, There Is a Right Way to Store Your Cutting Boards
If your cutting boards always seem to wear out quickly, this might be part of the reason!
Jul 6, 2023
After Adding This One Ingredient to My S’mores, I’ll Never Make Them Any Other Way
If you’ve ever thought that s’mores are too sweet, you need to try this hack.
May 20, 2023
The One Ingredient That Completely Changed the Way I Make Bolognese
Once you give this special ingredient a chance, you won’t make bolognese any other way.
May 16, 2023
The Two-Ingredient Combo for Ultra-Crispy Breaded Chicken Cutlets
Give your cutlets the ultimate upgrade by switching up the dredging process with these two ingredients.
May 13, 2023
This TikTok Trick for Frying Eggs Is an Easy Way to Upgrade Your Breakfast
You’re just 6 minutes away from egg perfection.
Apr 21, 2023
This Is Why Your Buttercream Is Separating, and How to Fix It
Buttercream is easy to make, but sometimes it separates and looks a bit gritty. Here’s how to fix it and prevent it in the future.
Apr 11, 2023
All About Plantains: Different Varieties and How to Cook Them
Plantains are hearty, flavorful, and grow in abundance in many countries of the world.
Mar 9, 2023
Chocolate Cloud Cake Is the MVP of All Chocolate Desserts
It's intensely fudgy and dense, with a shatteringly crisp meringue-like layer.
Mar 6, 2023
How Are Plantains Different from Bananas?
Here's everything you should know about their differences and similarities.
Mar 6, 2023
Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa Are Quick, Fun, and Endlessly Riffable
Another reason to always have frozen shrimp in your freezer.
Feb 18, 2023
This $11 Freezer Find Is the One Appetizer You Should Buy at Costco This Holiday Season
Groceries
Skip hours of peeling, slicing, and stirring.
Nov 15, 2022
The Best Thing to Make with Butternut Squash: Crispy Fritters
They're so easy and so delicious.
Oct 23, 2022
The Secret to Soft and Chewy Brown Butter Macadamia Nut Cookies
Hint: It's probably already in your pantry.
Oct 14, 2022
Cauliflower au Gratin Is Proof Everything's Better with Cheese
Plus a smart time-saving trick.
Oct 8, 2022
Empanada Dough Is as Easy as Pie
You have endless filling options.
Sep 30, 2022
This $3 Pantry Staple Is a Childhood Favorite — And Also an Achievement in Science
Groceries
It's perfect on its own, but also easily customizable.
Sep 23, 2022
This $4 Trader Joe’s Find Is the Snack of My Childhood Dreams
Groceries
This iconic duo is finally a constant in my cabinet.
Sep 19, 2022
Green Beans Are the Vegetable You're Forgetting to Grill
They're charred and extra juicy.
Jul 30, 2022
The Iconic Red Can That Turns Any Dessert into an Occasion
Groceries
"My fridge rarely sees a day without it."
Jul 20, 2022
Water Is the Secret to the Juiciest Chicken Thighs
Together, they work wonders on the stovetop.
Jul 19, 2022
This Fresh Corn Salsa Is Summer in a Bowl
It's sweet, punchy perfection.
Jul 16, 2022
This Creamy Lobster Salad with Avocado and Herbs Tastes Like Vacation
It makes for a sunny lunch or light dinner.
Jun 23, 2022
Bistec Encebollado Is Flavorful and Filling
It's Puerto Rico's version of steak and onion.
Jun 18, 2022
Curtido Brings Brightness to Anything It Touches
A fresh, crunchy slaw, typically served with the classic Salvadoran dish pupusas.
May 19, 2022
Go Retro with Popcorn Salad
A Midwestern side that will surprise you.
May 18, 2022
Air Fryer Okra Is Irresistibly Crispy
Pair it with homemade remoulade.
May 2, 2022
Sazón
Sprinkle this seasoning on steaks, in soups, and everything in between.
Apr 5, 2022
Air Fryer Chickpeas
The crunchiest snack or crouton substitute.
Apr 4, 2022
Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs
Surprise: You don't need a pot of water to boil eggs.
Apr 3, 2022