Patty Catalano

Patty is a recipe developer and food writer. She worked 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.
These $4 Aldi Cinnamon Rolls Taste the Closest to Homemade
They have a permanent invitation to my breakfast table.
Deviled Eggs Get a Boost from This Crunchy Ingredient
This is my go-to potluck dish.
3 days ago
Lemon Cupcakes Taste Like Pure Sunshine
Say hello to spring.
Mar 23, 2023
I Tried the Foil Hack for Baking Flat Cakes — Here’s What Happened
The results were mixed.
Mar 23, 2023
Cream Cheese Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake Is My Favorite Spring Dessert
Fresh, fruity, and bursting with citrusy flavor.
Mar 20, 2023
7 Little Luxuries to Pick Up at Costco This Spring (They’re All $10 or Less)
Flowers! Frozen veggies! Fresh berries! And more!
Mar 19, 2023
This Crunchy Homemade Brownie Brittle Tastes Just Like Store-Bought
It's all crunchy corners.
Mar 17, 2023
The Secret to the Best Buttery Chicken Breasts Is Already in Your Pantry
It’s a chicken dinner winner.
Mar 11, 2023
I Tried the Banana Coffee That’s Going Viral On TikTok and, Honestly, It’s Magic
The 2-ingredient pick-me-up you never knew you needed.
Mar 9, 2023
We Put This Internet-Famous Bakeware to the Test and Were Shocked by the Results
It is truly nonstick.
Mar 8, 2023
The $4 Aldi Fan Favorite I Wish I’d Tried Sooner
I was stunned by this impulse buy.
Mar 8, 2023
The Budget-Friendly Recipe My Family Makes Every Friday Night
Friday night is pizza night.
Mar 8, 2023
I Tried 19 Different Frozen Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets — These Are the 2 I’ll Buy Again
Taste Test
We picked winners for best overall and kid-friendly.
Mar 7, 2023
Old-Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie Is a Tried-and-True Classic
A must for lemon-lovers.
Mar 4, 2023
Oven-Baked German Pancakes = Your Weekend Morning Plans
The contrast between crispy edges and custardy center is irresistible.
Mar 2, 2023
This $9 Costco Find Makes the Best Sandwiches
It’s been a Kitchn Essentials winner for three years in a row.
Mar 1, 2023
Meal Prep Plan: How I Prep a Week of Vegetable-Heavy Sheet-Pan Dinners
A delicious way to eat your veggies.
Feb 24, 2023
How I Prep a Week of Budget-Friendly Family Meals for Winter
Use your weekend Power Hour to prepare these cozy and delicious meals for the rest of the week.
Feb 17, 2023
The $3 Aldi Grocery I’m Stocking in My Pantry All Winter Long
Use it in salads, salsas, cheesecake, cocktails, and more!
Feb 15, 2023
Frosting Cakes Is Easier with This $2 Household Staple
Don’t have a cake scraper? Use this unexpected kitchen item to help get those sides super smooth.
Feb 15, 2023
The Foolproof Hack for Perfectly Even Crumb Crusts
The secret to perfectly even graham cracker crusts? Check your kitchen cabinets.
Feb 15, 2023
How I Prep a Week of Cozy Winter Dinners in Two Hours
Bring on the cheesy casseroles, soups, and stews.
Feb 10, 2023
How to Make a Heart-Shaped Cake (Without a Special Pan!)
It's a surprisingly simple hack that bakers of any age or skill level can do.
Feb 9, 2023
Crunchy Za’atar Chickpeas Are a Superior Salad Topper
It’s a curtain call for croutons.
Feb 7, 2023
I Tried 19 Frozen Pigs in a Blanket — These Are the 3 I’ll Buy Again
Taste Test
We picked winners for classic, cornbread-coated, and everything bagel-seasoned.
Feb 7, 2023
6 Little Luxuries to Pick Up at Costco for Valentine’s Day (They’re All $10 or Less)
Decadent chocolates, red velvet cakes, fresh mussels, and more!
Feb 6, 2023
The Wildly Flavorful $10 Costco Find I Use to Make Delicious Last-Minute Meals
It adds instant flavor to pastas, salads, tacos, and even toast.
Feb 1, 2023
Creamy Carrot Soup Will Carry You Through the Final Weeks of Winter
It's surprisingly satisfying, given its simplicity and short ingredient list.
Jan 31, 2023
I Tried J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s Velvety Scrambled Eggs and My Mornings Will Never Be the Same
They feature a smart innovation inspired by Chinese egg drop soup.
Jan 27, 2023
I Finally Tried Trader Joe’s Most Popular Product, and I Wish I Hadn’t Waited So Long
This popular chip is even better than the original.
Jan 26, 2023
This $2 Aldi Grocery Is a Total Dupe for an Olive Garden Favorite
Down to the shape and size of the bottle.
Jan 24, 2023
I Tried King Arthur’s 2023 Recipe of the Year and It’s Perfection
The cake is fluffy, the filling fudgy, and the crumbs perfectly crispy.
Jan 13, 2023
The $3 Aldi Grocery I Use in the Ultimate 2-Ingredient Appetizer
A little bit sweet. A little bit salty.
Jan 11, 2023
10-Minute Nacho Cheese Sauce Is the Ultimate Game-Day Snack
Made with real cheddar cheese.
Jan 9, 2023