Mikela Kinnison

Mikela is a freelance copywriter and editor living in Austin, TX with her husband, son and dog. In addition to her contributions to Kitchn, Mikela has contributed to Austin Monthly Magazine, Tribeza, and many more.
5 Salt-Free Seasonings That Are Still Super Flavorful
Try these alternatives (salternatives?) in your favorite dishes.
Feb 28, 2021
The $7 Unitasker Gadget That Makes Me a More Efficient Mom
My husband has a problem with unnecessary kitchen gadgets. It’s as though he sees “AS SEEN ON TV” as a seal of approval, more than a designation. He owns at least 15 bottle openers. We have more glassware than we know what to do with. Deeming his hands inefficient meat-shaping vehicles, he bought a burger patty shaper. Once, he even came home with a gadget to measure the amount of spaghetti that should be cooked for a proper portion.
May 1, 2019
The $10 Costco Find That Made Me a Better Mom — And a Better Cook
If you’re a parent, I don’t have to tell you that mealtime is a struggle. There’s a reason why kids’ menus usually feature grilled cheese and hot dogs. So, when faced with transitioning my child to solid foods, I swore up and down that I wouldn’t raise a picky eater. Like many a modern mom, I embraced the idea of Baby Led Weaning. Coined by British PhD and former midwife Gill Rapley, the practice refers to the notion of mush-free mealtime.
May 1, 2019
The Trader Joe’s Snack My Whole Family Is Obsessed With — Even the Dog
I have a confession to make: My entire family is obsessed with a snack food that I initially purchased for my toddler. Like many new moms, I stressed over the importance of introducing peanut butter into my child’s diet. Too soon? Too late? A spoonful? A smudge?
Aug 23, 2018