4 Best Methods to Keep Mashed Potatoes WarmRecipes
So you’re making Thanksgiving dinner for 20 people and you’re wondering whether you can make the mashed potatoes ahead of time and keep them warm. The answer is yes! Here are four foolproof methods to keep your mashed potatoes warm (or reheat the mashed potatoes you made yesterday). The method you use is up to you; use the one that works best for you and your schedule.
Jan 3, 2024
I Hate When Guests Linger — And 12 More Things Hosts Secretly Can’t StandKitchen
Plus, 12 other things you should never say to a host.
Dec 16, 2023
10 Hosting Gems Pro Party Planners Have in Their Kitchens at All TimesKitchen
You’ll be party-ready in a snap.
Dec 15, 2023
Should You Ask Guests to Take Off Their Shoes? And 7 Other Holiday Hosting Questions, AnsweredKitchen
An etiquette pro has the answers!
Dec 8, 2023
The Best Store-Bought Appetizers for the Holidays, According to Chefs
Happy Hosting!
The Trader Joe's hack is truly brilliant.
Dec 7, 2023
35 Delicious and Filling Dinner Ideas for IftarRecipes
After breaking the fast, enjoy these extra-hearty main dishes, side dishes, starters, and desserts with your family and friends.
Nov 30, 2023
10 Festive Christmas Table Decoration Ideas to TryKitchen
Plus, the best expert tips on how to make your display shine.
Nov 28, 2023
“Hot Cocoa Drawers” Are Taking Over TikTokKitchen
BRB, clearing out a kitchen drawer.
Nov 25, 2023
Costco’s “Perfect” Acacia Serving Tray Is Finally on SaleKitchen
Shop this deal for your holiday parties!
Nov 24, 2023
What’s the Right Amount of Meat to Serve per Person?Skills
It all depends on what you're serving and how.
Nov 20, 2023
How to Pick the Perfect Bottle of Wine For Every Type of InviteSkills
Be the host's hero.
Nov 19, 2023
Ina Garten’s 14 Best Hosting Tips of All TimeKitchen
Hint: Store-bought is just fine.
Nov 18, 2023
I Will *Never* Cook Turkey on Thanksgiving — Plus, 8 More Holiday Rules I Proudly BreakKitchen
And our family’s holiday celebrations are just as special as yours.
Nov 18, 2023
The Crafty $6 Hosting Hack Every Thanksgiving Spread NeedsKitchen
The best part? It minimizes cleanup substantially.
Nov 17, 2023
33 Brilliant Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles So You Can Sleep InRecipes
Your whole crew will love these.
Nov 17, 2023
12 Impressive Recipes to Make When Your Mother-in-Law Is in TownRecipes
There’s something about having your parents in town — especially your in-laws — that steps up the need to prepare impressive meals. Maybe it’s the desire to prove that you know what you’re doing in the kitchen. These recipes are destined to wow any dinner guest that sits at your table, and if that just so happens to be your mother-in-law, all the better.
Nov 16, 2023
The Sneaky Hosting Decor Hack I Do Every Thanksgiving That’s Totally FreeKitchen
They're so chic, my guests have no idea I made them myself.
Nov 16, 2023
The Totally Foolproof Plan for Building a Grazing Table (No Matter the Size)
Teeny-Tiny Entertaining
You'll just need access to a printer.
Nov 15, 2023
The One Thing Martha Stewart Would *Never* Serve Store-Bought at a Dinner PartyKitchen
Plus, what she suggests you do instead.
Nov 13, 2023
The $15 Target Decor Find Every Thanksgiving Table Needs (Plus, It’s a Great Host Gift!)Kitchen
I loved it so much, I got two sets.
Nov 12, 2023
Martha Stewart’s 4 Golden Rules of Holiday Hosting (You’ll Want to Take Notes)Kitchen
Plus, does Snoop get a seat at her Thanksgiving table?
Nov 7, 2023
28 Clever Thanksgiving Hacks That Will Make You So Grateful
Happy Hosting!
Um, you can double the size of your dining table in minutes?
Nov 6, 2023
The Best Stylish Folding Chairs for When You Need to Add Extra Seating ASAP
Shopping
These aren't your run-of-the-mill variety.
Oct 31, 2023
How to Set Up a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar for Cozy Party VibesKitchen
Perfect for a cozy night in or a festive holiday party.
Oct 31, 2023
5 Reasons Why We Eat Thanksgiving Dinner So EarlyKitchen
During the week I eat dinner around 7, yet on Thanksgiving, that jumps up to 2 or 3 p.m. — here's why.
Oct 31, 2023
15 (Easy!) Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas for Every Style, Theme, and MenuKitchen
These are guaranteed to wow your guests.
Oct 28, 2023
This DIY Caramel Apple Bar Is the Best Way to Serve Dessert on HalloweenKitchen
Bobbing for apples is so 2019.
Oct 20, 2023
How to Set a Table for Every Occasion, According to ExpertsKitchen
We hate to break it to you, but it actually does matter which way the knife faces.
Oct 12, 2023
10 Creative Ways to Fold Napkins for Every OccasionKitchen
From festive to formal, these shapes and animals will take your next dinner party up a notch.
Oct 10, 2023
It’s Super Easy to Turn a Faux Pumpkin Into a Wine Dispenser — Just WatchKitchen
The best part? You can use it for years to come.
Oct 6, 2023
The Under-$50 Find from Venus et Fleur That Will Wow Any Wine-LoverKitchen
It's thoughtful and luxurious.
Oct 4, 2023
16 Grocery Shortcuts to Bring to Any PotluckGroceries
Including appetizers, mains, sides, and, of course, desserts.
Sep 16, 2023
The 10 Tastiest Advent Calendars from Williams SonomaKitchen
It's time to start prepping for the holidays!
Sep 7, 2023
18 Spooky-Chic Halloween Kitchen Decor Finds from IKEA, World Market, Crate & Barrel, and MoreKitchen
They’re scary good — on any budget.
Aug 29, 2023
5 Super-Easy Quiches You Can Make Ahead for EasterRecipes
There’s a lot to love about a buttery, flaky crust filled with rich, eggy custard.
Aug 3, 2023
Moroccan Chicken with Preserved LemonsRecipes
One of my favorite strategies for moving outside the box of the standard Shabbat dinner menu is to look to the global canon beyond the Eastern European standards I grew up with. The Jewish cuisines of Spain, North Africa, and the Middle East — all warm-weather climates — are particularly ripe with summer cooking inspiration. This chicken dish, for example, is often served on Shabbat by Moroccan Jews, but it was delightfully unfamiliar to me when I first started making it.
Jul 30, 2023
My Favorite Entertaining Tool: The Water CarbonatorKitchen
There’s nothing like pampering your guests, in my opinion, than asking them if they want tap or sparkling water with dinner. It’s a question you might normally associate with eating at a restaurant, the first interaction with your server that sets the tone for your upcoming meal. While water preference might be frivolous, it’s exactly that small option at the beginning of a meal that makes it so comforting.
Jul 25, 2023
How to Clear Out Your Pantry Without Wasting Any FoodKitchen
Plus, you probably already have everything you need.
Jul 4, 2023
Surprise Cake Stands Are Exactly What They Sound LikeKitchen
This is next-level surprise.
Jun 30, 2023
I’m an Airbnb Superhost — Here’s How I Stock My Five-Star Kitchen
Shopping
So many of my guests love them!
Jun 26, 2023
The $30 Aldi Find That Instantly Transforms Your Backyard into a Grilling OasisKitchen
You have to see how one shopper decorated hers.
Jun 23, 2023
This 4-Ingredient Strawberry Margarita Comes in a Pitcher. Could It Be Any Better? No.Recipes
I love throwing parties. I hate how much work it is to throw a party. So over the years I’ve picked up a few shortcuts to make the job a little easier. My favorite of which is: pitcher drinks. You can make them the night before, pop them in the fridge, and the next day your guests can drink to their hearts’ content while you sit back and relax. While there are many recipes out there, this strawberry basil margarita is one the most popular.
Jun 18, 2023
I Downsized My Home, but Not My Parties — How to Host Big Fun in a Small SpaceKitchen
For starters, serving buffet-style is a must.
Jun 18, 2023
These Gorgeous Pasta Bowls Always Get Me Compliments, and I Use Them for EverythingTools
Stylish and versatile tableware? What's not to love!
Jun 13, 2023
The Ridiculously Fun Dishes I Can’t Wait to Show Off at My Summer BBQs
Shopping
Just in time for summer gatherings
May 31, 2023
12 Big-Batch Cocktails You Can Make AheadRecipes
When it comes to summer entertaining, we're all about recipes that we can make ahead of time, and that goes for drinks too.
May 25, 2023
9 Veggie Dips That Make Baby Carrots Very, Very AfraidRecipes
Whether it’s for an afternoon snack or your contribution to a backyard potluck, you just can’t go wrong with a dip. They are easy to whip up to snack on or share, and varied enough that there’s an option out there for everyone. These dips are filled with veggies for flavor, and they will make your snacking more colorful in every sense of the word. You can serve them alongside baby carrots, chips, crackers, or pita.
May 25, 2023
The Stress-Free Way to Have People Over Tonight (or Any Night)Kitchen
How much do you love having your home filled with friends and laughter and drinks and food? But how stressful is it to plan a party? What will they eat, what kind of batched craft cocktail should you make? Can you get the house clean in time? Never mind, let’s just get everyone to meet at a wine bar. There’s always, always a reason to not have a party.
May 3, 2023
A Small & Swanky Thanksgiving, Potatoes for Dinner, and What to Do When a Friend Asks You To Pay for ThanksgivingKitchen
Happy Saturday, everyone! Popular posts this week on The Kitchn include a spirited discussion on what to do when a friend asks you to pay for Thanksgiving, a look at Faith’s small and swanky Thanksgiving dinner, the difference between corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s five essentials for wildly delicious weeknight meals. Enjoy! 15. How to Make a Thanksgiving Centerpiece (And Eat It Afterwards) 14. Corn Syrup vs.
May 3, 2023
Latest Food on a Stick: Pizza Pops!Recipes
Witness the latest creation to make it into “pop” form: pizza! Each of these little balls of dough is stuffed with gooey cheese and a slice or two of pepperoni – just enough of both to tide hungry guests over until dinner. Get ’em while they’re hot!We think these pops would be particularly great for a child’s birthday party, or any other party with kids in attendance.
May 2, 2023
Shot Glass Appetizers: All-In-One Finger Foods For Your Next PartyRecipes
The first time I saw mini grilled cheese sandwiches sticking out of a small glass of tomato soup, I thought: what a brilliant idea. Take a favorite food pairing — crudites and dip, shrimp and aioli, milk and cookies — and put it all in an easy-to-handle shot glass (or other small container). No fiddling around, just fun all-in-one finger food that make perfect party appetizers.
May 2, 2023
The Little Money-Saving Trick I Swear by When Hosting on a BudgetKitchen
Plus, it’s perfect for any and all dietary restrictions.
Apr 21, 2023
6 Things I Do “Wrong” as a Host That I Just Refuse to Change — EverKitchen
My guests have never seemed to mind.
Apr 19, 2023
The $6 Snack I Serve at Every Party — Especially During the SpringGroceries
They'll be the first thing to go.
Apr 8, 2023