Lauren Kodiak

Copy Chief


Lauren is the Copy Chief for Kitchn. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their son.
This Strawberry Sundae Is My New Go-To Spring and Summer Dessert
It's creamy, crunchy, sweet, and salty.
Apr 21, 2023
This New Gluten-Free Pancake Mix Sold Out in Days — And It’s Finally Back in Stock
It makes our mornings a bit more magical.
Feb 23, 2023
The Splurgy Ingredient I Pick Up Whenever I’m on Vacation (I Use It in Pasta, Salads, and More)
Kitchn's Week Off
It's a Maine delicacy (and no, it's not lobster!).
Jun 30, 2022
Banza Just Came Out with Its Own Cascatelli Pasta — Of Course, I Had to Try It
All my gluten-free dreams have come true.
Feb 25, 2022
The Easy, Cheerful Gift I’m Bringing to Everyone This Year
Just add wine — or cheese!
Oct 26, 2021
I’m Not Vegan, but I Will Never Stop Buying This Vegan Cultured Butter
It's my go-to for cakes, cobblers, and cookies.
Sep 21, 2021
Our 10 Best Foil Packet Chicken Recipes
They're a no-fuss weeknight dinner savior.
Jul 6, 2021
This King Arthur Baking Pan Is the Secret to the *Best* Gluten-Free Bread
Say goodbye to sad, squat loaves.
May 14, 2021
30+ of Our Best Mushroom Recipes to Try ASAP
Bow down to the meaty, mighty mushroom.
Apr 23, 2021
This Is the Best 49 Cents You Can Possibly Spend at IKEA
It started out as an impulse buy, but now it's earned a permanent spot on my list.
Apr 22, 2021
I Tried Jeni’s New Dolly Parton Ice Cream Flavor — And I Will Always Love It
The pints were originally supposed to go on sale this past Thursday, but Jeni's site crashed due to the surge in traffic. They're now available to purchase TOMORROW at 12 p.m. ET. Set your alarms!
Apr 14, 2021
I’ve Run This $30 Zwilling Knife Through the Dishwasher Dozens of Times — Here’s How It’s Holding Up
This is the knife for anyone who doesn't want to invest a ton of time (or money!) into knife care.
Apr 13, 2021
This Broccoli Soup with Mac and Cheese Topping Is the Ultimate Healthy Comfort Food
The Comfort Food Collection
The best of broccoli-cheddar soup and mac and cheese, all in one dish.
Jan 14, 2021
I’ve Been Using This Super-Popular Nonstick Pan for More than a Year — Here Are My Honest Thoughts
It's sold out at least a few times!
Jan 12, 2021
This Was, Hands-Down, the Most Popular Article We Posted on Kitchn This Year
It has nothing to do with sourdough or banana bread.
Dec 29, 2020
The Best Pie Crust Decoration Is Also the Easiest
Thanksgiving Food Fest 2020
Never waste those precious pie scraps again!
Nov 16, 2020
This Nonstick Ceramic Dutch Oven Is Beyond My Wildest Cookware Dreams
It's seriously beyond my wildest dreams.
Nov 11, 2020
The Sweet Pick-Me-Up I’m Getting for All the Home Cooks on My Holiday Shopping List
Gift Edit
It's perfect for anyone making three meals a day or even just someone who wants to cut up a few limes for margaritas.
Nov 9, 2020
I Tried This Wildly Popular Cleaning Concentrate — And It Finally Got My Sink and Vitamix to Sparkle
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
One Concentrate to rule them all.
Oct 2, 2020
This $6 Tiny Ice Cube Tray Is the Best Thing I’ve Ever Purchased in the Middle of the Night
Freezer Week
I bought them in the middle of the night after my son was born, and I 100% do not regret the purchase.
Aug 13, 2020
My Holy Grail Potluck Dish Has Never Let Me Down
Cookbook Club
It's from Julia Turshen's "Small Victories."
Jul 1, 2020
10 Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners We Really Love
You'll love them, too.
Jun 22, 2020
This Cult-Favorite Kids’ Brand Actually Makes the Best Picnic Blanket of All Time
These are so much better than your standard picnic blanket.
Jun 22, 2020
11 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes to Make All Summer
Don't put that slow cooker away!
May 15, 2020
The One Simple Thing Bringing Joy to My Endless String of Pasta Dinners
Three words: fluffy cheese clouds.
May 7, 2020
10 Dinners You Can Make with 5 Ingredients or Fewer
It doesn't get any easier than this.
Apr 5, 2020
I Joined Thrive Market to Help Kick My Whole Foods Habit — Here’s How It’s Going
Will I save money? Will I save time? Let's find out!
Jan 13, 2020
Our Favorite New Kitchn Recipes of 2019
Best of Kitchn 2019
From flavorful vegetarian mains to impressive baked goods, these are the new recipes our editors loved most this year.
Dec 31, 2019
Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2019
Best of Kitchn 2019
From smart cooking methods to grocery store taste tests, here are our top 10 posts of 2019.
Dec 30, 2019
The Nigella Lawson Cookies I Make Every Year (That Cook Overnight!)
Cookie Love Letters
Don't worry — the oven is off. Safety first!
Dec 10, 2019
This Very Good (Not Sad) Gluten-Free Pizza Is My New Go-To Recipe
Kitchn Love Letters
Goodbye, frozen pies!
Sep 18, 2019
This Kitchen Mat Kickstarter Reached Its Goal in 7 Minutes
And Kitchn editors are obsessed.
Jun 11, 2019
This Salad Revolutionized the Way I Cook Quinoa
I will never cook quinoa another way.
May 15, 2019
8 Things I Bought from IKEA This Morning Instead of Doing My Work
This morning I quickly jumped onto the IKEA website to order some sawhorse legs for a desk I’m putting together in my home office. I figured Hey, if I order these online, versus in-store, I won’t be tempted to buy a bunch of stuff I don’t need. Famous last words. Of course, just as one does in the real IKEA stores, I couldn’t help but peek at some of the new, cute offerings — and then I proceeded to add them all to my cart.
Apr 10, 2019
10 Creamy Slow Cooker Recipes to Make ASAP
Spring is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean all our cravings for cozy, decadent meals have disappeared. If you too are looking for some simple weeknight comfort food, we’ve got you covered. Here are our 10 best creamy slow cooker recipes — the meals we turn to when we want something supremely satisfying, but still easy! Have you ever wanted a loaded baked potato, in soup form? This recipe is the answer.
Mar 18, 2019