Nicole Rufus

Assistant Food Editor

Brooklyn, NY

Nicole is the Assistant Food Editor at Kitchn. She writes about recipes as well as developing some of her own. You can usually find her playing around in the kitchen or online “window” shopping. She currently resides in Brooklyn and is getting her master’s in Food Studies.
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Will Be Gone Before You Know It
These will be gone before you know it.
Jan 18, 2024
80+ Easy Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Dessert recipes for everyone.
Jan 5, 2024
70 Easy Egg Recipes to Make Any Time of Day
Easy, satisfying meals for whatever mood you're in.
Jan 3, 2024
30 Easy Italian Sausage Dinners to Make Forever
Italian sausage is one of my favorite proteins. It packs a lot of flavor, and yet it still manages to pair well with just about anything. Whether you like yours sweet, spicy, or mild, there are plenty of things you can make at home with it. Of course there’s pasta, which is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about Italian sausage, but that’s really just the beginning. Soups, casseroles, and sheet pan dinners are all great ways to turn sausage into a meal.
Dec 28, 2023
Our Best 70 Christmas Dinner Ideas That'll Get Everyone Into the Holiday Spirit
Everyone will want these recipes.
Nov 21, 2023
80+ Holiday Desserts for Your Most Festive Christmas Ever
Bring on the peppermint, eggnog, and gingerbread.
Dec 15, 2023
31 Recipes That Prove Chicken and Pasta Are the Perfect Pair
It's the duo we deserve.
Dec 5, 2023
34 Editor-Approved Ways to Use Up Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey
All our favorites in one place.
Nov 1, 2023
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Are Soft, Chewy, and Abundantly Chocolatey
Calling all chocolate-lovers!
Nov 20, 2023
51 Easy Cauliflower Recipes That'll Make You Fall Hard for The Vegetable
Roasted cauliflower tacos? Yes, please.
Nov 16, 2023
Copycat Lofthouse Cookies Will Make You So Nostalgic for Childhood
They taste just like the real deal.
Nov 14, 2023
This Is the Only Tuna Melt We'll Ever Make
It's toasty, cheesy, and super comforting.
Nov 13, 2023
This No-Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream Only Takes 15 Minutes to Make
Perfect for fans that don’t own an ice cream maker!
Sep 1, 2023
These Pan-Seared Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa Say Summer Isn’t Over Yet
It's the perfect dinner for one.
Aug 22, 2023
Cheesy Deep-Fried Squash Blossoms Are the Appetizer You Didn't Know You Needed
Most Wanted
They're stuffed with fresh herbs and two kinds of cheese.
Aug 21, 2023
88 Best Cocktail Recipes For Every Mood and Moment
Channel your inner mixologist.
Aug 19, 2023
These Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls Are Life-Changing
Breakfast has never looked so good.
Aug 13, 2023
This Beer-Batter Fried Okra Will Turn Any Cynic into an Okra Optimist
Fried okra is the best okra.
Aug 12, 2023
These Boozy Capri-Sun Slushies Are a Childhood Favorite All Grown-Up
I may never use a cocktail glass again.
Jul 26, 2023
50+ One-Pot Meals for Easy Weeknight Dinners
Easy cooking and easy cleanup.
Jul 24, 2023
Cheesy Potatoes Romanoff Are a Restaurant-Worthy Side
If hash brown casserole had a bougie aunt, this dish would be it.
Jul 18, 2023
Seared Scallops and Corn Salad Are All the Company You Need This Summer
Cooking for one? We’ve got just the thing for you.
Jul 17, 2023
Kool-Aid Pickles Are the Ultimate Sweet-and-Sour Summer Snack
They’re also pretty to look at.
Jul 14, 2023
Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes
This flavorful Southern dish celebrates two of winter's staple vegetables: cabbage and potatoes.
Jul 13, 2023
Giant Cherry Shortcake Will Make You Forget All About Strawberries
It couldn’t be easier to assemble.
Jul 9, 2023
This Confetti Gooey Butter Cake Is the Mash-Up Dessert of Your Childhood Dreams
Your inner child will thank you.
Jun 25, 2023
For the Best-Ever Cucumber Salad, Add this Spicy Ghanaian Pantry Staple
You’ll want to use it on everything.
Jun 16, 2023
This Plantain Frittata Is an Ode to My Favorite Nigerian Breakfast
Plus, it’s budget-friendly!
Jun 8, 2023
This Make-Ahead Summer Salad Is the Best Upgrade to My Favorite Pantry Staple
You’ll want to eat it all summer long.
May 28, 2023
These BBQ “Ribs” Are Budget-Friendly, Extra-Meaty, and Delightfully Hands-Off
A recipe that basically makes itself.
May 25, 2023
This Easy Capellini Pasta Is Perfect When You Feel Like Doing the Bare Minimum
You probably have the ingredients already!
Apr 26, 2023
Grandbaby Cakes’ Banana Tarte Tatin Is the Easiest Showstopper Dessert I Know
It’s a gorgeous, caramelized dream.
Apr 24, 2023
My Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich Calls for One Clever Ingredient
Meet your forever fried chicken sandwich.
Apr 22, 2023
My Favorite Gluten-Free Dish Is Actually Centuries Old
I make it regularly, even though I am not even gluten-free!
Apr 19, 2023
Mississippi Mud Cake Makes Marshmallows the Star
It one-ups every other chocolate cake.
Apr 10, 2023
You'll Be Making This Strawberry Pound Cake on Repeat This Summer
You'll understand the hype after just one bite.
Mar 17, 2023