Meghan Splawn

Meghan was the Food Editor for Kitchn's Skills content. She's a master of everyday baking, family cooking, and harnessing good light. Meghan approaches food with an eye towards budgeting — both time and money — and having fun. Meghan has a baking and pastry degree, and spent the first 10 years of her career as part of Alton Brown's culinary team. She co-hosts a weekly podcast about food and family called Didn't I Just Feed You.
10 Ways to Feed Your Family Dinner for $10 or Less
So you can save more for college (or ice cream).
May 23, 2023
How To Make Easy Risotto in the Instant Pot
America's favorite gadget shows off when it comes to risotto.
May 15, 2023
How To Make Fruit Clafoutis
Clafoutis is an easy French dessert that’s perfect for using up summer fruit. Nothing like homey cobblers or crisps, clafoutis is decidedly more elegant yet even simpler to make. Use whatever fruit you have on hand — cherries are classic — whip up a quick batter in your blender, and bake a dessert to impress both dinner and overnight guests alike.
May 4, 2023
12 Kid-Friendly Chicken Dinners Grown-Ups Will Love, Too
You can never have too many of these in your weeknight roster.
May 4, 2023
40+ Easy Leftover Ham Recipes for the Week Ahead
Here's what to do with all that leftover ham.
Apr 9, 2023
The One Essential Kitchen Tool You Should Never Buy New
Secondhand is always way better with this essential.
Mar 30, 2023
35 Simple Side Dishes to Serve with Salmon
Simple but satisfying.
Jan 23, 2023
Meal Prep Plan: How I Prep a Week of Easy Flexitarian Meals
Power Hour Meal Prep
A little bit of meat, a lot of filling vegetables, and tons of flavor!
Dec 16, 2022
25 Easy Side Dishes to Serve with Beef Tenderloin
From mashed potatoes to roasted Brussels sprouts.
Dec 13, 2022
How To Make Classic Prime Rib: The Simplest, Easiest Method
Does prime rib sound intimidating or scary or all-too grownup? Let us help you get over it.
Dec 8, 2022
Melted, Cold, Room-Temperature: Here’s How Butter Temperature Affects Cookies
Butter brings the flavor, but here's how it can bring crunch, chew, and more.
Dec 4, 2022
How To Reheat Thanksgiving Leftovers
Because sometimes you want a repeat of yesterday's glory minus all the hard work.
Nov 25, 2022
20 One-Pot Dinners for When You Don’t Feel Like Doing the Dishes
Easy to make, even easier to clean up.
Nov 21, 2022
How To Perfectly Melt Chocolate in the Microwave
This is a foolproof method for melting chocolate in the microwave
Nov 19, 2022
Here's How to Prep a Classic Thanksgiving Menu in Just 3 Hours the Sunday Before
Power Hour Meal Prep
Here's a step-by-step guide (grocery list included!) to prepping a delicious Thanksgiving menu in just three hours on the Sunday before the big day.
Nov 19, 2022
How To Freeze Pumpkin Pie
The secret for successful holiday baking? Always be prepared.
Nov 17, 2022
5 Easy, Comforting Dinners That Are Giving Me Energy
Next Week's Meal Plan
Here's what I'm feeding my family of four this week to get dinner on the table and get my family dinner magic back.
Nov 12, 2022
The 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Deep-Frying a Turkey
Plus, what to do instead.
Nov 3, 2022
The Terrified Beginner's Guide to Deep-Frying a Thanksgiving Turkey
Find *everything* you need to know to safely fry the crispiest, most delicious holiday turkey at home.
Nov 3, 2022
Everything You Need to Deep-Fry a Turkey at Home — Safely!
These essential tools will make the task of frying a turkey easier and safer.
Nov 3, 2022
I’ve Been Deep-Frying Turkey Since 2006 — This One Safety Tool Is a Must
I have been frying turkeys for more than 15 years and this is my favorite tool for the job.
Nov 3, 2022
Easiest-Ever Jiffy Corn Casserole
It's somewhere between cornbread and corn pudding, and we're here for it.
Nov 3, 2022
I Tried 10 Bottles of Maple Syrup — This Is the One Worth the Money
Taste Test
It beat out a beloved classic for best maple flavor.
Oct 26, 2022
40 Delicious Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly with Pork Roast
Here's what to cook with your meaty main to round out the meal.
Oct 25, 2022
How To Cut Brussels Sprouts
A refresher for Brussels sprouts season.
Oct 13, 2022
55+ Perfect Potato Sides to Make with Dinner Tonight
They're always the favorite part of the meal.
Oct 10, 2022
20 Sides That Make Mac & Cheese a Meal
While some might argue that mac and cheese is an entire meal, even on the most harried nights I still want a side dish to round out the table.
Oct 6, 2022
How to Store Cut Tomatoes
Your BLT will thank you.
Oct 6, 2022
How To Cook Chicken Breast in the Instant Pot
This basic chicken breast technique gets meal prep done faster!
Oct 3, 2022
How to Clean and Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Tastes like fall.
Kind of a game-changer.
Oct 1, 2022
50 Easy Sides That Pair Perfectly with Meatloaf
There's no reason to stop at mashed potatoes.
Sep 28, 2022
Smoked Turkey Is the Best Way to Upgrade Your Thanksgiving Dinner
It's easier than you think and also frees up the oven for other things!
Sep 24, 2022
The 4 Best Tomato Paste Substitutes
Reach for these other tomato products when you run out of paste.
Sep 20, 2022
30 of Our Favorite Sides to Serve with Pizza
Because it's the ultimate way to round out pizza night.
Sep 16, 2022
20 One-Pot Dinners That Are Perfect for Back-to-School Season
Because adjusting to the back to school routine can be tough.
Sep 6, 2022