Nicole Rufus's Recent Articles
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Akara Is the Best Way to Eat Beans
You'll never want to eat beans any other way.
Oct 30, 2021
These TikTok-Famous McDonald's Crunchy Hash Browns Are 100% Worth Making
Recipe Review
McDonald's hash browns at home? Yes, please!
Oct 30, 2021
Enjoy Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts Without Ever Leaving the House
Bring the doughnut shop to you.
Oct 23, 2021
These Easy Sliders Prove Lamb Isn't Just for Holidays
Whip them up on a weeknight for a quick, flavor-packed win.
Oct 22, 2021
The One-Skillet Chicken Dinner I'm Making on Repeat This Fall
Only having one skillet to wash makes dinner taste better.
Oct 11, 2021
Your Air Fryer Is the Secret to the Best Homemade Fried Oreos
Get your deep-fried fix without all the hassle.
Oct 6, 2021
This Kale, Quinoa, and Roasted Veggie Salad Tastes Like Fall in a Bowl
Put it on repeat all season long.
Sep 25, 2021
Puff Puff Is the Fried Dough of Your Dreams
As the name suggests, it puffs up as it fries, creating a soft and fluffy interior and a slightly crisp exterior.
Sep 22, 2021
Jollof Rice Is My All-Time Favorite Food. Here's How I Make It.
Spicy, smoky, and bursting with flavor.
Sep 17, 2021
The Brand-New Pantry Ingredient I’m Going to Be Ordering on Repeat All Fall and Winter
It makes for a very fun and flavorful meal.
Aug 31, 2021
This Stuffed French Toast Satisfies All My IHOP Cravings
Drizzle some maple syrup on top or dust with powdered sugar, and you’re guaranteed a very happy breakfast crowd.
Aug 30, 2021
5 Easy Vegetarian Trader Joe’s Dinners You Can Make with 5 Ingredients
Snapshot Cooking
From a family-sized grilled cheese to loaded sheet pan nachos, these veggie-packed dinners will please everyone you're feeding.
Aug 21, 2021
I Tried the Reddit-Famous “Surprise Hamburgers” and, Honestly, I Loved Them
Recipe Review
I was intrigued by these the second I saw the photo — and they didn't disappoint.
Aug 21, 2021
The Delicious, Veggie-Packed Frittata I Make at Least Once a Week
A smart shortcut ingredient makes it extra fast and easy.
Aug 16, 2021
20-Minute Sheet Pan Nachos Are an Easy (Veggie-Packed!) Dinner Win
Slot these into your weeknight roster ASAP.
Aug 15, 2021
The 4-Ingredient Casserole You'll Make Again and Again
It's easy, it's cheesy, and the whole family will love it.
Aug 14, 2021
The 15-Minute Trader Joe's Dinner I Make on Repeat
It's easy, it's satisfying, and I never get tired of it.
Aug 13, 2021
Trader Joes' Focaccia Forever Changed the Way I Make Grilled Cheese
Say goodbye to basic grilled cheese sandwiches.
Aug 12, 2021
My Favorite Chocolate Cake Has a Smart Secret Ingredient
It makes it extra moist and tender.
Jul 31, 2021
These Restaurant-Inspired Lobster Rolls Have a Smart Secret Ingredient
Kitchn Love Letters
I bet it's already in your kitchen.
Jul 25, 2021
Here's How to Make the Best Strawberry Lemonade from Scratch
The ultimate summer refreshment.
Jul 24, 2021
Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches Are as Brilliant as They Sound
Recipe Review
Ina raves about this recipe — so I knew I'd love it, too.
Jul 24, 2021
This Is My Favorite Grits Recipe of All Time (Every Bite Is Perfection)
Kitchn Love Letters
If you don't like grits, this recipe will make you a believer.
Jul 3, 2021
This Hibiscus Mezcal Pitcher Cocktail Will Be the Star of Your Summer Gatherings
When the tart, sweet flavor of hibiscus combines with the smokiness of mezcal, you get one irresistible cocktail.
Jul 2, 2021
We Tested 4 Famous Chocolate Cupcake Recipes and Found a Clear Winner
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
After spending an entire day baking, I finally found the absolute best chocolate cupcake recipe.
Jun 21, 2021
We Tested 4 Famous Garlic Bread Recipes and the Winner Has Never Been So Clear
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
My search for the perfect garlic bread is finally over.
Jun 20, 2021
10-Minute Avocado Tomato Salad Is the Perfect Summer Side
There's truly nothing better — or easier.
Jun 18, 2021
The Internet-Famous Whipping Cream Cake Is a Dupe for Sara Lee (My First True Love)
Recipe Review
It exceeded my expectations.
Jun 7, 2021
These Crispy Puffed Potatoes Are Almost Too Good to Be True
Recipe Review
I still I can't believe I made them.
Jun 4, 2021
Edna Lewis’ No-Frills Pie Makes Rhubarb Shine in a Way I Didn’t Know Was Possible
Kitchn Love Letters
Throw a big dollop of whipped cream on top and you've got a little slice of heaven.
May 30, 2021
The Mango-Avocado Quinoa Salad I'm Making All Summer Long
Most Wanted
Just wait until you taste the creamy mango dressing.
May 27, 2021
I Tried 4 Popular Focaccia Recipes and the Winner Made Me Feel Like a Professional Baker
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
It delivers textbook perfect focaccia.
May 21, 2021
Samin Nosrat Has a Clever Trick for Making the Best Focaccia Ever
Pillowy on the inside, crispy on the outside.
May 19, 2021
This Impossibly Easy No-Knead Focaccia Recipe Practically Makes Itself
This recipe takes no more than 10 minutes of hands-on time.
May 18, 2021
I Tried the "Blitz Bread" Home Bakers Are Obsessed With
This no-knead bread recipe has hundreds of rave reviews.
May 17, 2021
Anne Burrell’s Focaccia Has Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews. But Is It Worth the Hype?
This recipe goes all in on focaccia's star ingredient: olive oil.
May 16, 2021
Everyone Should Make My Mom’s Curried Chicken Pasta (Even Though She Does It Best)
Secret Family Recipes
It entered my family's dinner rotation after one too many nights of eating rice.
May 5, 2021
This Flavorful Spring Salad Gets Better as It Sits (I Eat It All Week Long)
Kitchn Love Letters
The dressing doubles as a marinade for the chickpeas and feta.
Apr 27, 2021
We Just Discovered Our New Favorite Way to Cook Asparagus
It's garlicky, lemony, and covered in Parmesan cheese.
Apr 8, 2021
I Tried the Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake TikTok Is Obsessed With (It Honestly Blew Me Away)
Recipe Review
It features a surprising secret ingredient that makes it extra moist.
Apr 2, 2021
We Tested 4 Popular Baked Ziti Recipes and It Was Impossible to Pick a Winner
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
Here's how to pick the best one for you.
Mar 18, 2021
Smitten Kitchen’s Baked Ziti Is So Good, I Can’t Stop Eating It Straight from the Pan
It boasts crispy edges and a super-cheesy top.
Mar 17, 2021
I Tried Maggianos’ Famous Baked Ziti Recipe (It Takes Just 25 Minutes to Make)
The beloved restaurant recipe is shockingly easy to re-create at home.
Mar 17, 2021
This Soprano’s-Inspired Baked Ziti Recipe Is as Good as You’d Expect
The slow-simmered tomato sauce is perfection.
Mar 17, 2021
This Is the Most Flavorful Meat Sauce I've Ever Made, Thanks to 1 Ingredient
I could happily eat this sauce with a spoon.
Mar 17, 2021
12 Must-Make Recipes for Ranch-Lovers
Ranch Week
Paging all ranch-lovers!
Mar 9, 2021
Fonio Cooks in 5 Minutes Flat (and It’s My Favorite Grain Ever)
Ingredient Intelligence
It tastes great, is full of nutrients, and is easy to cook.
Mar 8, 2021