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Recipe: Crunchy Chicken Salad with Grape-Nuts and Cranberries
A perfect chicken salad is a thoughtful balance of flavors and textures, with just the right mix of soft and crisp, savory and sweet. This festive cold-weather recipe is the perfect combination of ingredients, with cranberries and apples for pretty color and Grape-Nuts cereal for plenty of whole grain crunch. This stunner is destined to be a showpiece at your next holiday brunch!
Dec 11, 2014
Secret Holiday Weapon: Sister Schubert’s Sausage Rolls
The holidays often bring a revolving door of overnight guests and unexpected visitors, and a Southern hostess knows you can never be too prepared. That’s why Sister Schubert’s Sausage Rolls are a mainstay in my entertaining arsenal — they are always ready at a moment’s notice, be it an impromptu party or an early morning arrival. In fact, Christmas isn’t Christmas at the Dozier’s without a basket of these heavenly pigs-in-a-blanket.
Dec 4, 2014
Nostalgic Winter Recipe: Sister Schubert’s Cinnamon Toast
Can you believe Thanksgiving is over and we are now officially into the holiday season? We want to know – how was your Thanksgiving celebration? Tell us in the comments! But first I want to share the perfect treat for these chilly December mornings. Or afternoons. Or evenings. When was the last time you made cinnamon toast?!
Dec 2, 2014
9 Things We Always Forget on Thanksgiving #facepalm
We tend to get so focused on the big stuff when prepping for Thanksgiving that little things can fall through the cracks. (After all, picking up peppercorns to refill your pepper grinder is easy to forget; a 22-pound turkey, not so much.
Nov 25, 2014
A Warm, Relaxed Autumn Dinner
We’ve been following artists and designers Corrin and Jake as they plan a casual fall dinner party for friends, with a comforting menu that uses dairy-based solutions to feature milk, yogurt and three different cheeses and still be friendly to lactose-intolerant guests. Today, we’ll reveal how it all came together, from National Dairy Council’s cooking tips to one stellar DIY project.
Nov 24, 2014
Recipe: Hazelnut Eggnog with Homemade Hazelnut Liqueur
Every Christmas I come up with one fantastic homemade gift idea to really blow my friends’ minds. One holiday included hand-cut pappardelle with a divine Bolognese recipe attached. Another year I made Nutella from scratch, which unfortunately I loved so much I wasn’t willing to share. This year I think the gift’s in the bag — an infused hazelnut liqueur along with my hazelnut take on a decadent eggnog.
Nov 23, 2014
Recipe: Flank Steak with Yogurt-Horseradish Sauce and Blue Cheese Sauce
With fall sweeping in, Corrin and Jake were ready for a cozy evening at home with friends, but they didn’t want anything fussy or formal. The best compromise? A warm, relaxed Autumn dinner with lots of homey flavor that — with the help of our sponsor, National Dairy Council — pleased all their guests, including those with lactose-intolerance, without eliminating the delicious dairy foods Corrin and Jake love. Yesterday, we showed off their party plan (and a killer DIY).
Nov 21, 2014
A Warm, Relaxed Autumn Dinner: The Party Plan
We like to think of Autumn as dinner-party season: that time of year when the wind picks up, the light dims and the best way to pass an evening is around a candlelit table full of food and friends. For artists and crafters Corrin and Jake, that means a warm, welcoming gathering in their gorgeous Williamsburg, Brooklyn loft — complete with a delicious, comforting menu and cozy, homey decor. This week, we’ll be showing you how they did it, from planning to prep to the party itself.
Nov 20, 2014
5 Secrets of Dishwashing
Thanksgiving WAS our favorite holiday…until it was time to clean up — the scouring, the plate-scraping, the pre-washing. But then we saw this infographic that blew our minds: We make it harder than it needs to be. Here are some other secrets we learned that have literally changed how we do the dishes. Cascade Platinum and Marie Claire surveyed over 900 people about their dishwashing habits, and they learned some pretty crazy things.
Nov 18, 2014
Thanksgiving Recipe: Compound Butters With Better-Than-Homemade Rolls
Flaky biscuits and light-as-air yeast rolls have been adorning the Southern table since the beginning of time, served alongside an array of homemade chutneys, relishes, and spreads: simple pleasures that have become as traditional as our saccharine-sweet iced tea. But more and more it seems that hot-from-the-oven baked goods have become relegated to special occasion fare.
Nov 17, 2014
Premium Cookware for Even the Smallest Kitchen
We’ve shoved unruly pot lids into drawers enough times to be beyond psyched about this find: the new Casteline Tech collection from Cristel®, France’s best-selling cookware line. (Another secret to the good life from the French, bien sûr.) The design-savvy cookware features flat lids and detachable handles for stackability and easy storage.
Oct 13, 2014
Sneak Peek: Food & Wine’s First Kitchen and Entertaining Collection — and a Giveaway!
Talk about a magazine-ready meal: Food & Wine — the ultimate authority on all things gastronomical — has teamed with the tableware pros at Gorham to create a dinnerware and cookware collection worthy of the glossiest cover photo. Want to up your kitchen game? Choose from two lines of functional, beautiful cookware: stainless steel and a lightweight, enameled cast iron. Looking to serve a gorgeous meal?
Sep 23, 2014
Cozy Up to This New Italian Classic
When autumn picks up, so do our cravings for meals packed with warm, cheesy comfort. Luckily, Italian cuisine delivers flavorful, wholesome, hearty meals that make it a favorite the world over. If you don’t have a nonna to feed you, we found the next best thing: Bertolli’s new Italian-Style Torta. This fresh twist on a classic recipe is packed with layers of Italian tradition, including premium ricotta, kettle-cooked marinara, and a flaky crust.
Sep 22, 2014
Recipe: Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Sausage
You pasta-lovers out there may have already known that “Orecchiette” translates as “little ears.” But you might not know that the shape is the signature pasta of the humble farmland of Puglia (the ‘heel’ part of Italy’s ‘boot’). Dome-shaped Orechiette is perfect for scooping up fresh Puglian veggies and hearty sauces.
Jul 8, 2014
BBQ 2.0: Remix Your Recipes
July 4th weekend is coming, and with it grill fatigue — aka what happens after your fifth consecutive backyard cookout. (Symptoms: burger overload, hot-dog boredom.) Luckily, we’ve found a delicious cure: Simply Organic’s Summer Grilling Remix, a compendium of clever recipes, like Garlic Bourbon BBQ-Marinated Grilled Chicken and Teriyaki Tofu Sliders with Grilled Pineapple and Sriracha Aioli, that put a fresh spin on grilling classics.
Jun 18, 2014
Wanted: An NYC Family Who Wants To Talk Dinner!
Update: Thank you to those who submitted! We have already cast this project, but we loved all the submissions. Our readers are what make our site the vibrant, authentic community it is, and we deeply appreciate your participation! Calling all NYC families! Do you cook at home regularly? Are you up for working with The Kitchn and an advertiser partner on a new project to promote a web tool, designed to help make finding and cooking the perfect recipes for you and your family easier and more fun?
May 23, 2014
Well-Stocked and Welcoming: Make Your Kitchen Happy!
A well-stocked kitchen is a happy kitchen. Maybe that’s why we’re such suckers for HomeGoods: With so many essential pieces, global flavors and styles, it’s like a wander through a sublime gourmet market. You can score everything from Italian olive oils to gourmet spices to gleaming copper pots and top-notch cookware, all at great values — not to mention cheery canisters, glamorous barware and ingenious gadgets.
May 12, 2014
A No-Stress Neighborly Nosh
This week, I’ve been sharing the plan and menu for a casual weeknight dinner party I threw with our neighbors and their little kids. Today, we’ll reveal how it all came together, how we kept it comfy and cheerful for the little kids while still making it a special night for us all. We hope it shows you, like it showed me, that dinner parties don’t always have to be elaborately planned affairs, but can simply be a bigger, prettier version of your everyday family meal.
Mar 14, 2014
Dinner Party Recipe: Broccoli, Tomato & Sausage Bake
When we began to brainstorm an original recipe to create for our No-Stress Neighborly Nosh Gathering, we knew we wanted a vegetable side dish that even a picky kid would love. A single link of Italian sausage (leftover from a previous pizza night) actually inspired the dish. It wasn’t enough to create a main dish around, but it was just enough to add a little something extra when tossed in with a head of broccoli and a handful of pantry ingredients.
Mar 12, 2014
Work It: High-Style, High-Tech Home Offices
A good home office isn’t just a place to put your laptop: It’s a place where work gets done with style, where high-tech gadgets make everything work a little easier and look a little cooler. Here are a few home offices from House Tours and Tech Tours past that do just that. Find Out What Powers Up These High-Tech Home Offices! 1. Gene & Heidi’s Colorful Art-Filled Home. Built-in cabinets and floating desks—all from Ikea!
Feb 11, 2014
Wake Up in Style! 3 Fabulous Coffee & Tea Appliances from BELLA
You know the routine: every morning you wake up, shower, put on some clothes, then turn on your kettle or coffee maker to help you get going. These small actions might be necessary and even second nature at this point, but they should never be boring or hectic. These three coffee and tea appliances from BELLA make things a little easier, less crazy, and definitely more stylish. Add some style to your kitchen with this seriously chic ceramic kettle.
Dec 20, 2013
Holiday Recipe: Hot Amarula Thai Tea
If there is one must-add to your holiday bar setup this year it’s Amarula. This cream liqueur, made from the Marula fruit, is rich and creamy and delicious in all sorts of holiday inspired cocktails. In Africa, where the Marula fruit trees are plentiful, elephants walk for miles following the sweet scent until they find this sun-ripened fruit to feast upon. Lucky for us there’s no need to trek hundreds of miles to have a sip.
Dec 3, 2013
Entertaining Made Easy with Slow Cookers from BELLA
You already know that slow cookers are a time-efficient way to create a delicious meal. And as we head into the season of holiday parties and potlucks, using these kitchen workhorses is essential for stress-free entertaining. BELLA’s slow cookers offer seriously chic and portable options with some unique features that make entertaining fun. For medium-sized gatherings that feature main dishes with veggies, meat, and grains the 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker with Locking Lid is ideal.
Nov 12, 2013
Throw a Party with French Fries: Printable Cards for Your Own Party
We recently gave you three homemade dipping sauces to serve with roasted potato wedges or fries, such as Ore-Ida® Simply Olive Oil and Sea Salt French Fries. The combination of the dipping sauces (hellooo creamy pesto!) and the French fries is perfect for small gatherings or fun parties. Today we’re showing you how to dress up a party table for fries and dips with some printable labels and cute cards. Read on to see more, and to download the labels!
Oct 23, 2013
Recipe: Simply French Fry Dipping Sauces, Three Ways
I don’t know about you, but we are unapologetic French fry devotees in my house. From Five Guys to frozen, it doesn’t matter because we love them all! In fact we are willing to try just about any recipe in our attempt to achieve the ultimate fry. But considering how much attention we give to the actual spud, perhaps it was time to come up with a few equally perfect pairings. Three to be exact.
Oct 9, 2013
Appetizer Recipe: Blooming Brie Bowl
There’s nothing better than an appetizer that’s completely heavenly, but also simple to make. This Blooming Brie Bowl is both and the flavor combination of creamy baked Brie and spices will have your guests going back for more. Delicious cheesy goodness and crispy sourdough bread? This one is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Dec 21, 2012
Recipe: Dessert Flammekueche Tart with Dried Plums, Dark Chocolate, and Crème Fraîche
They say there is no such thing as a new recipe, but I have to strongly disagree. Recipes are constantly evolving as they pass through generations, across cultures, and even amongst family and friends. And with the sprawling reach of the internet, anyone can now access (and change!) the flavors of the world, and all from the comfort of their own kitchen.
Nov 20, 2012
Recipe: Herbed Panko Chicken
Chicken always gets a bad rap: it’s either declared boring, bland, or just plain bad. Well not in my book. Granted I don’t cook the same few recipes day in and day out, but still, I always enjoy it when I make it. I especially love breading chicken, whether it’s for chicken Parmesan, Milanese, or my signature Provencal. No matter the variation, the steps are always the same—flour, then egg, then breading. Cook until golden.
Aug 27, 2012
Classic Recipe: Green Goddess Dip
Green Goddess dip is one of those famous recipes that appears in every cookbook, both new and old, and not without good reason. Unfortunately for me, I just recently jumped on the cult classic’s bandwagon. I’m still kicking myself for the years I lost without this staple.Many moons ago, when I was just getting my feet wet in the kitchen, I did attempt a Green Goddess recipe.
Jul 3, 2012