Lauren Masur's Recent Articles
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Trader Joe’s Has Some New Baking Mixes That We’re Super Excited About
These shortcuts will help make your holiday baking a piece of cake.
Dec 22, 2020
Aldi Just Leaked Info on Dozens of New Items That Will Hit Stores in January
Breaded eggplant cutlets, frozen avocado chunks, bacon mac and cheese bites, everything franks in a blanket, and more.
Dec 22, 2020
The 20 Groceries That Got Us Through 2020
#2 is KEY.
Dec 21, 2020
I Am 9 Months Pregnant and a WIC Recipient: Here’s How Much I Spend on 2 Weeks’ Worth of Food
Grocery Diaries
Christina shops at Albertsons and takes advantage of every sale that she can find in order to feed her family of two — soon to be three!
Dec 20, 2020
What It’s Like to Open a Grocery Store in the Middle of a Pandemic
The Way We Eat
"The bones were there but to make the shop his own, the store needed what he calls 'an Edy Touch.'"
Dec 20, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Shopping for Holiday Groceries Safely This Year
We asked the experts to find out what we should expect.
Dec 17, 2020
This $24 Amazon Find Will Make Your Instant Pot So Much More Productive
More meals! Less effort!
Dec 17, 2020
20 Groceries That Make Great Gifts (That You Can Order Online!)
What to get your loved ones during a global pandemic holiday season? Groceries of course!
Dec 15, 2020
13 Little Luxuries (for $10 or Less!) to Pick Up at Trader Joe’s
Get Number 4 for everyone on your shopping list!
Dec 15, 2020
The 10 Best Store-Bought Cookie Decorations, According to Kitchn’s Resident Sprinkle Expert
Sprinkles, sanding sugars, edible glitter, and more!
Dec 13, 2020
The 10 Most Popular Keto-Friendly Groceries on Instacart
Have you tried #4 yet?
Dec 11, 2020
The Most Popular Holiday Groceries at Trader Joe’s, According to Store Employees
On the latest episode of the Inside Trader Joe's Podcast, the hosts asked TJ's crew members to share their favorite seasonal picks.
Dec 7, 2020
When in Doubt, Twitter Says to Pick Up This Pantry Staple as a Holiday Gift
It's the equivalent of a candle or a gift set of soap ... only way better.
Dec 7, 2020
This Freezer Find Is the Single Best Thing to Buy at Aldi This Month
It's what Buddy the Elf would want for dinner.
Dec 4, 2020
Whole Foods’ Amazing Holiday Cheese Sale Is Back — And Some Editor Favorites Are 50 Percent Off
One of our favorite cheeses is now washed with prosecco!
Dec 4, 2020
We Became New Parents at the Start of the Pandemic — Here’s How Much We Spend on Groceries
Grocery Diaries
Their Thrive Market membership is key.
Dec 2, 2020
I’m a Teacher in San Francisco, CA — Here’s How Much I Spend on Groceries for One Week
Grocery Diaries
Nikki likes to support local businesses and buy speciality ingredients — while also saving money.
Nov 27, 2020
The Little Splurge I Made for My Spice Collection That’s Bringing Me All Sorts of Joy
Why didn't I think of this method sooner?
Nov 26, 2020
Aldi Just Leaked Info on Dozens of New Items That Will Hit Stores in December
Cauliflower breadsticks, Christmas-themed gnocchi and pizza, snowflake ice cream cones, and more.
Nov 23, 2020
The 10 Best Ciders, Hard Seltzers, Canned Cocktails, and More — For 2020 and Beyond
Kitchn Essentials, Bar Edition
Including the cutest little Old Fashioned!
Nov 20, 2020
These Are the Best Kitchen Gadgets to Have Ever Been Invented
Reader Intelligence Report
According to Kitchn readers.
Nov 19, 2020
“The World May Have Slowed Down, but Families Are Even More Busy.” A Week of Easy Dinners with Becky Hardin of The Cookie Rookie
Week of Dinners
We caught up with Becky in her St. Louis kitchen to talk about the joys of eating three meals a day at home, and the trick to the perfect grilled cheese (hint: it's an appliance).
Nov 18, 2020
Need a 2020 Thanksgiving Motto? “Think Big, but Prepare Small.”
Thanksgiving Food Fest 2020
We all need to hear Alexander Smalls' advice on celebrating Thanksgiving in 2020.
Nov 16, 2020
Is it Okay to Bring Food to People During This Pandemic?
We're asking the question on everyone's mind right now.
Nov 14, 2020
This $6 Bottle at Trader Joe’s Is the Only Wine I Ever Buy
Why take a risk with other cheap bottles that may not be so great?
Nov 7, 2020
Wellness Consultant Alex Elle on Doom-Scrolling and Cheeseburgers as Self-Care
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Alex Elle to talk about her new book, what she's been cooking during quarantine, and waking up at 5:30am as self care.
Nov 1, 2020
I’m a D.C. Consultant — Here’s How I’m Shopping and Eating a Week Before the Election
Grocery Diaries
A week before the 2020 election, Sean and Laura, political consultants in D.C., have a lot on their plates. (Pun intended.)
Oct 29, 2020
Aldi Just Leaked Info on Dozens of New Items That Will Hit Stores in November
They had us at Bourbon Sweet Potato Ravioli ...
Oct 26, 2020
We Make $30K and Have Twins. Here’s What We Spend on Groceries.
Grocery Diaries
The family made 6 different shopping trips and ordered takeout in that timespan.
Oct 25, 2020
A Week of Family-Friendly Dinners from Italian Cookbook Maven Emiko Davies
Week of Dinners
If you're wondering, yes, they eat as much pasta and you'd imagine.
Oct 23, 2020
Twitter Has Lots of Thoughts About the Best Way to Organize Groceries on the Conveyor Belt
Do you organize it from heaviest to lightest? Frozen to pantry? All random?
Oct 22, 2020
10 New Trader Joe’s Items That Just Hit Stores
Mini pretzel nuggets, chocolate-covered cocoa beans, ginger-miso chicken soup, and more!
Oct 20, 2020
The Future of Frozen Pizza Is Here (and of Course Chickpeas Are Involved)
Spoiler alert: We loved it.
Oct 19, 2020
How a Couple Eats for 2 Weeks on $180 (Thanks to Grocery Subscription Services)
Grocery Diaries
"We are shopping at grocery stores and warehouse clubs less and relying on our Misfits Market and ButcherBox deliveries more."
Oct 18, 2020
Drag Queen and Entrepreneur Andre Springer on the Unifying Power of Hot Sauce
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Andre at the Union Square Farmers Market to talk about the unifying powers of hot sauce.
Oct 11, 2020
The Commercial Truck Driver Who Meal Preps Vegan Food for Five 14-Hour Days on the Road
The Way We Eat
"People would follow our trucks asking if we had toilet paper!"
Oct 4, 2020
A 21-Year-Old Unemployment Office Worker Shares Her Budget Strategy (and the Best Way to Make Rice)
The Way We Eat
What's it like to be an Unemployment Office worker on a budget?
Sep 27, 2020
Aldi Just Leaked Info on Dozens of New Items That Will Hit Stores in October
Pumpkin-shaped pizza!
Sep 25, 2020
10 Essential Items for Baking and Seasoning That Every Home Cook Needs Right Now
Kitchn Essentials 2020
Flour! Sprinkles! Flaky sea salt! Here's what we've been reaching for nonstop.
Sep 21, 2020
After Moving 12 Times in 12 Years, This Family Can Make Anywhere Feel Like Home
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Mallory to talk about her family's recent move from Kansas to Georgia in the middle of a pandemic, the first thing she unpacks in a new place, the very best car snacks, and how their family manages to make everywhere they live feel like home.
Sep 20, 2020
12 Essential Pantry Items Every Home Cook Needs for *Right Now*
Kitchn Essentials 2020
We've rounded up the very best pantry items for 2020, including must have canned vegetables, the best olive oil, drinkable soup, and more.
Sep 19, 2020
Aldi’s Epic Advent Calendars Are Back and Better than Ever — Here Are All the Details
Chocolate! Wine! Beer! Hard Seltzer? Aldi is adding a few new Advent calendars to the mix this year.
Sep 15, 2020
Trader Joe’s Just Leaked Info on 11 New Seasonal Items Hitting Shelves This Fall
Everything But the Leftovers Seasoning! Pumpkin Empanadas! Pumpkin Brioche! And more!
Sep 14, 2020
A Reunited Family Discusses the Unexpected Magic of Spending the Last 5 Months Together
The Way We Eat
We caught up with the Cordell's in Columbus, OH, to talk about their suburban co-quarantine, backyard "vacations," and the 5 months they wouldn't trade for the world.
Sep 13, 2020
This Is Ina Garten's Favorite Store-Bought Dessert
Hint: It's a crunchy cookie!
Sep 9, 2020
Meet Nicole Doz, the NYC Department of Sanitation Worker (and Pageant Queen) Who Runs on Cheerios
The Way We Eat
"People assume I work in the office. I'm like, 'Nope, I drive a garbage truck.'"
Aug 30, 2020