Patty Catalano

Food Editor

Patty is the Food Editor at The Kitchn, where she develops all of your favorite recipes and writes about her most beloved grocery finds. Previously, she worked as Alton Brown’s Research Coordinator and podcast producer and in the Oxmoor House test kitchen. She loves maple syrup, coffee and board games. Patty lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.
The 3-Ingredient Costco Potato Salad I Make Over and Over (Everyone Devours It!)
Summer sides don’t get any easier.
May 24, 2024
The Best Way to Cook Hot Dogs for a Crowd
Given the opportunity, my 6-year-old would eat hot dogs every single day. And I can’t blame him. These snappy, savory sausages packed into squishy buns are satisfying and delicious. There are so many ways to cook hot dogs, too. While he and his neighborhood crew would settle for a boiled dog, I miss the sizzle of a skillet-seared, air-fried, or grilled hot dog. Now, when I’m feeding a crowd of hungry kids (and kids at heart!), I skip the simmer and click on the oven instead.
May 23, 2024
These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Taste Even Better Than a Reese’s Cup
Five layers of chocolate-peanut butter perfection.
May 22, 2024
You’ll Want to Put This 5-Ingredient Rub on Everything (I Use It Every Week!)
Try it on chops and chicken.
May 19, 2024
My Old-School Secret to the Best Lemon Bars of Your Life
Everything you love about lemon bars … but better.
May 15, 2024
The $11 Costco Snack I’m Stocking in My Freezer While I Gear Up for Summer
I wish I’d tried them sooner.
May 13, 2024
The $2 Aldi Grocery I Bring to Every Party I’m Invited To
They’re so crunchy!
May 10, 2024
My 5-Ingredient Garlic Lime Chicken Is Famous Among My Friends
It’s ridiculously flavorful.
May 8, 2024
My Unconventional Cooking Trick for Making Beef Nachos Better than Taco Bell
The technique is a game-changer.
May 3, 2024
You Only Need 5 Ingredients and 10 Minutes to Make Honey-Glazed Salmon Bites
You'll want every last drop of the sauce.
May 1, 2024
The $17 Costco Staple I Buy Once a Year and Use Every Single Day
Every kitchen can use it.
May 1, 2024
The Forgotten Pantry Staple That Guarantees the Best Waffles of Your Life
They’re worth waking up for.
Apr 30, 2024
The 6-Ingredient Creamy Baked Chicken I've Been Making for Over 10 Years
The buttery cracker topping is everything.
Apr 30, 2024
These One-Bowl Banana Muffins Are So Easy, I Bake a Batch Every Single Week
With fresh or frozen bananas.
Apr 27, 2024
My Rule For Choosing the Best Frozen Vegetables (I've Done It for 17 Years)
The best-kept secret of the freezer aisle.
Apr 26, 2024
The Old-Fashioned “Light-as-Air” Dessert I’m Making All Spring
It’s shockingly good.
Apr 26, 2024
The Beloved Kitchen Cabinet Trend I Wish I Had Never Tried (It Stresses Me Out Every Single Day)
I might have chosen an entirely different look.
Apr 24, 2024
Pepperoncini Chicken Is So Good, I've Made It for Dinner 3 Weeks Straight
Everything's probably already in your fridge.
Apr 24, 2024
This Is the Easiest Way to Cook Green Beans
A simple side you’ll turn to again and again.
Apr 19, 2024
The No-Bake Incredibly Creamy Blueberry-Lemon Mousse I'm Making All Spring
It's the perfect light dessert.
Apr 17, 2024
My 6 Rules for Loading a Cart at Aldi (I Shop There Every Week)
Number one is a must.
Apr 16, 2024
These 3-Ingredient Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies Break All the Rules
Feels so wrong, but it’s so right.
Apr 13, 2024
The 35 Best Foods You Can Buy at Aldi
Number 32 is always in our freezers.
Apr 12, 2024
My Worst Kitchen Cabinet Regret Annoys Me Every Time I See It (So Ugly!)
I might have chosen an entirely different look.
Apr 12, 2024
This Ridiculously Tender Brisket Is Almost Too Good to Be True
Brisket is a hearty cut of beef that requires time and technique to tenderize, making it one of the best cuts for braising and slow cooking. While you’ll see beef brisket served as corned beef in the spring and smoked down in Texas, the classic holiday beef brisket is typically braised in a sweet and tangy gravy. (To learn more about brisket and get tips for buying it, check out our brisket for beginners guide.
Apr 10, 2024
The No-Bake “Lemon Fluff” Dessert My Friends Ask Me to Make Every Spring
These bars practically melt in your mouth.
Apr 10, 2024
I've Already Made 80+ Dinners This Year, but THIS Is the Best One
Bonus: It’s super easy.
Apr 9, 2024
This 5-Ingredient Chicken Dinner Is So Delicious, I Ate It Straight from the Pan
Everything you love about garlic bread, but make it chicken.
Apr 3, 2024