Sadie Trombetta

Sadie is a freelance writer and self-proclaimed foodie who is usually found in the kitchen, playing with old family recipes and cooking with her two dogs.
8 of the Best Houseplants That’ll Thrive in Any Kitchen
Tips from The Kitchn
Yes, even dark kitchens with little to no natural light!
Aug 17, 2022
The Seemingly Counterintuitive Thing That Actually Helps Me Stay on Budget
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: It’s best to plan your meals ahead of time and make large, infrequent trips to the grocery store, they say. The thinking is that you’ll spend less time running around and you’ll save money because you’ll have fewer opportunities to make impulse buys and throw stuff you don’t need into your cart. Ignore that, I say!
Jan 16, 2018
What I Discovered When I Tried to Cut All Waste Out of My Kitchen
Ever since learning the three R’s in elementary school, I have worked hard at reducing my carbon footprint, especially in my kitchen. I love Meatless Mondays, I use plastic-free storage containers for leftovers, and I gave up bottled water in favor of a Brita tap. With all the negative things going on in the world, though, I decided I needed to try something even more radical to connect me with what I feel is most important.
Oct 19, 2017
Stop Phubbing Friends and Family at Dinner: 6 Tips for Getting Everyone off the Phone
Whether it’s out to dinner with friends or at home around the table with family, on a romantic date with a partner or at a cocktail hour with coworkers, we have all experienced phubbing. In case you haven’t heard of the term before, phubbing (phone snubbing) is when someone ignores their real-life companions in favor of their phones or devices. A 2015 study found that 46.3 percent of its participants admitted to being regularly phone snubbed by their loved ones.
Sep 7, 2017
How Grocery Shopping Is My Own Little Feminist Act
Is it possible to smash the patriarchy with one hand and pick out a package of chicken breasts with the other?
Jul 16, 2017
How Drinking with My Family Has Made Me a Responsible Drinker
I’d be lying if I said I’ve never gotten drunk or that I’ve never been hungover. I’ve done my fair share of partying — hey, everything in moderation, right? — but I’ve always seen my relationship with alcohol as a healthy one, and that’s because of one simple thing: my family. Every family has their own dynamic, but if I could describe mine in one word it would be, simply, close.
Apr 28, 2017
Scrabble & Margaritas: The Best Drinks for Any Game Night
I love playing hostess any night of the week, but my favorite party to throw is, hands-down, a game night. An entertaining and relaxing way to spend time with friends and family, game nights are the perfect opportunity to get together, unwind, and have fun without the pressures of a formal dinner or cocktail party. Related: A Friday Board Game Night with Friends, Dinner, Snacks & Sangria All you really need for a successful game night? Games, yes. And some friends. The last thing? Drinks!
Apr 23, 2017
10 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Doesn’t Drink
Social drinking is a pretty normal part of American culture, so whenever we meet someone who doesn’t drink, it may seem a little strange at first. We instantly become curious about their lives, their choices, and their ultimate decision to pass on beer, wine, cocktails, and all the other alcoholic beverages we regularly enjoy.
Apr 16, 2017
10 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Doesn’t Drink
Social drinking is a pretty normal part of American culture, so whenever we meet someone who doesn’t drink, it may seem a little strange at first. We instantly become curious about their lives, their choices, and their ultimate decision to pass on beer, wine, cocktails, and all the other alcoholic beverages we regularly enjoy.
Apr 16, 2017
I Thought Easter Was Boring. Then I Went to Greek Easter…
I was 23 and living in New York City when my new roommate invited me to spend Greek Easter with her family on Staten Island. At first, I declined the invitation, telling her I had to work the brunch shift at my restaurant gig because Easter was one of the busiest shifts of the year. That’s when I got the first of many lessons about the holiday: Greek Easter usually falls on a different date than Western Easter.
Apr 16, 2017
How Yoga Transformed My Relationship with Food
I grew up in a big family of cooks, which means that a passion for food — cooking it and eating it — is automatically in my DNA. I spent a good chunk of my formative years in the kitchen: I learned to make the perfect marinara sauce from my dad, and master the art of cake batters and frostings (and the importance of taste-testing) from mom. I reveled in our weekly friends and family dinners that brought together all of the people I cared about and all of the foods I loved.
Apr 10, 2017
5 Appliances Every Hostess Should Own
I grew up in a busy house that was the go-to gathering place for my friends and family, so it’s not surprising that I find myself the perpetual hostess in my adult life. Whether it’s Friendsgiving or the Super Bowl, game night or an intimate dinner party, I’m the first to volunteer my home (and my time) up to the group, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love every minute of it.
Mar 28, 2017
Green Beer! The 5 Best Beers to Dye for St. Patrick’s Day
Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day in America means turning all the things green. Every March 17, the color seems to work its way into people’s wardrobes, food, and pint glasses. According to legend, and most sources including The Smithsonian, green beer was first concocted in New York City in 1914 when a coroner named Dr. Thomas Hayes Curtin used an iron powder to transform an amber-colored ale into a more holiday-appropriate beverage.
Mar 13, 2017
5 Tips for Keeping Your Kitchen Germ-Free During Flu Season
No one likes getting sick. Whether you’re hit with the common cold or knocked out by the flu, dealing with an illness is a complete pain. Not only do you feel physically sick, but you also find yourself mentally exhausted and incapable of going to work, cleaning the house, or cooking. It seems like, no matter how hard you try to avoid people who are sick, you’re bound to come down with something. But this year, things are going to change.
Feb 15, 2017
The 12 Emotional Stages of an All-Day Cooking Marathon
A cook might decide to cook for an entire day for many excellent reasons — stocking her freezer, baking a wedding cake, canning an entire summer’s worth of tomatoes — but no matter the good cause and victorious reward, an entire day of cooking is bound to make you feel like you’re riding a roller coaster of emotions. There are highs, and there are lows. Here are the 12 emotional stages we experience in an all-day stint in the kitchen — can you relate?
Feb 14, 2017
5 Reasons You Should Drink Beer with Your Steak
Maybe it’s the rising popularity of craft beer, the fact that my partner is an aspiring hops farmer and brewer, or the simple truth that I am a broke millennial, but when it comes time to chose, I always pick beer over wine. I even (gasp!) think you should leave the wine corked and drink beer instead with your steak dinners.
Feb 2, 2017
Is There Anything Stranger than Going Home for the Holidays?
Going home for the holidays is like going to the Upside Down, back in time to when the world still felt strange and new. Welcome to Stranger Thanksgiving, inspired by Netflix’s hit Stranger Things and the Thanksgivings of our childhoods. My mother, a hard-working mom of three, believes in one thing over all else: family. She always expected her kids to show up at the dinner table; to her, every Sunday was an occasion to get together around a meal.
Nov 17, 2016