Lauren Kodiak

Copy Chief

Connecticut

Lauren is the Copy Chief for Kitchn. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their son.
How to Make an All-Natural Kitchen Cleaner with Things You Already Have
It's ready in seconds — at a fraction of the price of store-bought cleaners.
Apr 30, 2024
10 Dinners You Can Make with 5 or Fewer Ingredients
It doesn't get any easier than this.
Nov 16, 2023
10 Creamy Slow Cooker Recipes to Make ASAP
Comforting and easy — what's not to love?
Nov 15, 2023
Our Best Mushroom Recipes for Super Cozy Dinners
Bow down to the meaty, mighty mushroom.
Oct 12, 2023
This New Gluten-Free Pancake Mix Sold Out in Days — And It’s Finally Back in Stock
Groceries
It makes our mornings a bit more magical.
Jun 21, 2023
This Strawberry Sundae Is My New Go-To Spring and Summer Dessert
It's creamy, crunchy, sweet, and salty.
Apr 21, 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
Groceries
All my gluten-free dreams have come true.
Feb 25, 2022
The Easy, Cheerful Gift I’m Bringing to Everyone This Year
Shopping
Just add wine — or cheese!
Oct 26, 2021
I’m Not Vegan, but I Will Never Stop Buying This Vegan Cultured Butter
Groceries
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 1, 2021
This King Arthur Baking Pan Is the Secret to the *Best* Gluten-Free Bread
Shopping
Say goodbye to sad, squat loaves.
May 14, 2021
This Is the Best 49 Cents You Can Possibly Spend at IKEA
Shopping
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
Shopping
This is the knife for anyone who doesn't want to invest a ton of time (or money!) into knife care.
Apr 13, 2021
The Best Bagels I’ve Ever Had Are in Maine
Growing up outside New York, I was sure I was eating the best bagels in the world. Then I visited a small bakery in South Portland, Maine.
Mar 8, 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 18, 2021
I’ve Been Using This Super-Popular Nonstick Pan for More than a Year — Here Are My Honest Thoughts
Shopping
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
Shopping
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
My Holy Grail Potluck Dish Has Never Let Me Down
Cookbook Club
It's from Julia Turshen's "Small Victories."
Oct 13, 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
This Kitchen Mat Kickstarter Reached Its Goal in 7 Minutes
And Kitchn editors are obsessed.
Aug 3, 2020
10 Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners We Really Love
You'll love them, too.
Jun 18, 2020
This Cult-Favorite Kids’ Brand Actually Makes the Best Picnic Blanket of All Time
Shopping
These are so much better than your standard picnic blanket.
Jun 22, 2020
The One Simple Thing Bringing Joy to My Endless String of Pasta Dinners
Shopping
Three words: fluffy cheese clouds.
May 7, 2020
I Joined Thrive Market to Help Kick My Whole Foods Habit — Here’s How It’s Going
Shopping
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
10 Vegan Instant Pot Recipes to Try ASAP
Here's how to take advantage of all the IP's benefits, without involving a single animal product.
Oct 18, 2019
Meet Your New Favorite Comfort Food: Chorizo Bolognese with Mozzarella
We all have a trusty list of comforting dishes we turn to when the weather changes or we need a little cheering up. I suggest you update yours immediately to include this twist on an old standby: pasta with chorizo bolognese and buffalo mozzarella. This recipe turns the traditional beef bolognese on its head by subbing in dried chorizo instead.
Oct 4, 2019