I Tried Pioneer Woman’s Famous Pecan PieRecipes
I had high hopes because it's one of the most popular pecan pie recipes on the internet.
Oct 24, 2020
Buttery Scrambled Eggs with a Crunch: Ruth Reichl’s Matzo BreiRecipes
Any fan of the former Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl knows of her kitchen staple: matzo brei. She included the recipe in Gourmet‘s cookbooks as well as in her own books. But have you tried it? The ultimate in simple comfort food, the dish was also one of the only foods her young son would eat growing up.Although the name sounds less-than-simple, matzo brei couldn’t be easier to make.
Sep 30, 2020
Look! Magic Mushroom Caprese SaladPeople
We saw this cute preparation of the Italian classic caprese salad and couldn’t help but share it. As you may be able to guess, these so-called magic mushrooms have a secret!These look just like mushrooms but they are formed using the classic elements of a caprese salad: mozzarella bases, basil greenery, and cherry tomato caps. We can’t wait to try them out at our next summer party!
Sep 12, 2019
Beyond Lemon: 3 More Fruit Curds to TryRecipes
Summer has finally arrived and now, instead of wondering when all the fresh fruit will show up at the market, you may find yourself wondering just what to do with it all. Sure, jams and pies are great this time of year, but what about making fruit curd? Yes, you can make it with more than just lemon! Read on for some fresh fruit curd ideas. To create a fruit curd, you need little more than an acidic fruit, egg yolks, sugar, and butter.
Sep 11, 2019
12 Fun After-Dinner Coffee DrinksRecipes
When it comes to entertaining, I’m fond of the after-dinner coffee. It’s a relaxing way to keep both flavor and conversation going, stretching a party to its limit in the best way. If you’re looking for a way to branch out from plain drip with optional sugar and cream, here are 12 ideas to make this post-dinner ritual extra fun.
Sep 11, 2019
10 Important Things the Internet Taught Us About CookingPeople
The Internet has given us a different set of tools and ideas about cooking that didn’t exist before. Some of these things are a little weird (ahem, cooking salmon in the dishwasher), while others make our lives in the kitchen happier and easier as a result. So let’s take a second to appreciate where our favorite web browsers have taken us. We’re all Internet Explorers, after all.
Jun 8, 2019
5 Kitchen Questions for Matt Armendariz of MattbitesKitchen
We’ve been introducing you to our judges in the finalist round of Small Cool Kitchens 2013. Today, meet our final panel judge: Matt Armendariz of Mattbites! Matt writes one of my long-time favorite food blogs. He is a pro photographer, writer, and terrific cook who lives and blogs in Southern California. I’ve always loved his sense of humor and vibrant photography. When I found out that he had just finished renovating a home too, I knew he would be a great addition to our panel!
Jun 6, 2019
5 Very Real, Very Sad Lunches from Sad Desk LunchPeople
The genius of the Tumblr Sad Desk Lunch is immediately obvious to anyone who has ever had a job that involved a lot of lunches eaten in front of the computer at work, mindlessly scrolling through Pinterest or food blogs while trying to ignore ringing phones and loud co-workers. It’s hard to have a happy lunch at your desk. This week we are talking to experts about their best lunches to pack for work or school.
Jun 5, 2019
Recipe Writers Tell Us How to Spot Reliable Recipes on the InternetRecipes
Websites like Pinterest make it easy to discover recipes from small, lesser-known food blogs — recipes that are potentially more interesting than those from big-name food sites, but also a little more risky. Cookbooks and magazines have recipe testers and test kitchens, but how do you judge the reliability of a recipe that comes from a new-to-you source?
Jun 5, 2019
Art of the Menu: The Underrated Creativity of Menus From Around the WorldPeople
Restaurant menu design might not be a frequent topic of conversation among home cooks, but food lovers (and what home cook isn’t a food lover?), design buffs, and those who love to cook for a crowd have much to glean from the creative menu’s play on type, color, and presentational style.
Jun 5, 2019
7 Hearty Vegan Sandwiches That Don’t Mess AroundRecipes
I am decidedly pro-meat and cheese. Nothing gives me more joy than thin slices of prosciutto and creamy goat cheese. But sometimes when I’m feeling a little bogged down during the week, I like eating something that will give me energy and won’t throw me into a midday food coma. Step in: vegan sandwiches. These aren’t just any vegan sandwiches though — they are heartier than your average veggie delight. These things mean business.
May 30, 2019
Paris Kitchen Visit and Interview with David LebovitzPeople
David Lebovitz, acclaimed pastry chef, cookbook author and blogger, welcomed me into his almost-renovated Parisian kitchen (see his original kitchen here). He was as delightful in person as he is on the page and screen, even amidst ongoing construction. Join me for a brief interview and catch-up session with one of our favorite bon vivants.David Lebovitz first enchanted me with his many informative, reliable cookbooks then caught me hook, line and sinker with his eponymous blog.
May 30, 2019
A Visual Guide to Pasta (With Sauce Pairing Suggestions)People
Did you know that there are more than 350 shapes of Italian pasta? We kid you not. You’re likely to only find only a fraction of that number at your supermarket or specialty grocery store, but even that can be overwhelming. How does cavatelli differ from cappellini? Which sauce goes best with which pasta? Thankfully, CHOW has a visual guide to pasta to help you sort it all out.
May 30, 2019
From School Bully Target to Teen Blogger: Meet Joshua Weissman of Slim PalatePeople
Joshua Weissman isn’t your typical 17-year-old boy. A few years ago, overweight and bullied in school, he finally decided to take his health seriously, but packaged diet meals and quick fixes didn’t help. Instead, he started cooking — and in the process changed his life.Now 100 pounds lighter, Joshua has won the respect of the classmates who once teased him and even inspired some of the teenage boys around him to eat a little better.
May 30, 2019
Recipe: Orange Poppy Seed MuffinsRecipes
Citrus and poppy seeds go hand in hand, as do muffins and spring. So what better way to welcome in March than with these scrumptious orange-infused poppy seed muffins? The bright and sunny flavors are guaranteed to lift your winter spirits, even if the weather is not ready to comply.I have pretty strict requirements for the perfect muffin, and it’s taken me some time to nail my favorite down.
May 30, 2019
Healthy Desserts: A New App From Green Kitchen StoriesPeople
Looking for more feel-good recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out Healthy Desserts, the newest iPad and iPhone app from the food blog Green Kitchen Stories, which is full of gorgeous photos and recipes for an assortment of sweets, many of which are grain-free, vegan, or raw — and totally tempting.The app collects all of the dessert recipes from the blog, along a few new recipes, and will be continually updated with new desserts as they go up on the site.
May 30, 2019
Eating Vegetarian? 7 Cooking Blogs to Check Out Right NowPeople
These 7 vegetarian cooking blogs are a few of my favorites. Some are narrative, while others are more informative or educational. Taken as a group, they are pretty much all you need. 7 Inspiring Vegetarian Cooking Blogs The First Mess: Laura’s photos will be the first thing to draw you in, but it’s her unique and impeccably-tested recipes that will keep you coming back for more.
May 30, 2019
The French Market Cookbook by Clotilde DusoulierPeople
One doesn’t generally think of French cuisine as being vegetarian-friendly, yet vegetables are front and center in Clotilde Dusoulier’s French Market Cookbook. In this charming new vegetarian cookbook, the Chocolate & Zucchini author highlights seasonal, meatless dishes that anyone can love.
May 30, 2019
Expert Tip: You Don’t Need to Store Whole Grains in the FreezerSkills
Have you heard that whole grains and whole grain flours should be stored in the fridge or freezer? Keep them in the pantry and they’ll go rancid or be infested with weevils, right? Anyway, that’s what I tell myself every time I try to cram a bag of whole-wheat flour into my already-crowded freezer.
May 30, 2019
What’s Really in That Delicious Cup of Tea You’re Sipping Right Now?Skills
I’m a big tea drinker and so when friends shared a post from Food Babe on what’s really in the tea that we drink, I was very interested. I took a look at the post and according to Food Babe and her sources, depending on the brand, there might be a lot of chemicals and pesticides not only in tea, but in the tea bags as well. Have you read about this? Do you pay attention to the ingredients in your tea?
May 30, 2019
3-Ingredient Dessert: Cheater Banana PuddingRecipes
Classic banana pudding is comfort by the spoonful, but Nilla wafers and boxed pudding mix aren’t exactly foods you want to eat every day. That’s why I love this “cheater” banana pudding from Melissa of The Faux Martha, which is made with three simple ingredients and takes just five minutes to assemble.
May 30, 2019
Feeling Bitter? Some NSFW Valentine’s Day Ideas from S%!# Food Bloggers SayPeople
Feeling a little burned out on the food bloggers’ version of Valentine’s Day? One too many heart-shaped pepperoni, perhaps? This week we are asking experts to share their ideal Valentine’s Day menus and today the blogger behind the Tumblr and Twitter handle, S— Food Bloggers Say, gives voice to the bitter, the burned out, the ones who just don’t buy into this holiday. No candles. No roses.
May 30, 2019
10 Freezer Meal Plans from Real Home CooksRecipes
This week I showed you the freezer meal party I hosted with my mom and sisters. We spent an afternoon in the kitchen chopping, prepping, cooking, and bagging up meals for our freezers. It’s a fun and productive way to spend time with people you like, and a wonderful opportunity to stock your freezer. It’s also amazing how many meals you can put in your freezer in one afternoon, if you’re organized. My menu was just one possible way to do it.
May 30, 2019
9 Blogs for Coffee LoversSkills
Is your daily dose of coffee just not enough for you? Are you looking for something a little extra? Perhaps some coffee education? Or the latest gossip in the coffee industry? Then a coffee blog just might be for you. If you’re a coffee lover, coffee geek, coffee nerd, or just someone looking for more information about coffee, here are my favorite online coffee resources. Brew a fresh batch and start reading.
May 30, 2019
Life in the Kitchen After a Cancer Diagnosis: A Conversation with Baking Blogger Lyndsay SungPeople
Lyndsay Sung ended 2014 on a high note. She had a happy family, a successful baking blog called Coco Cake Land, a large and devoted following on Instagram — where she posted photos of the whimsical, adorable cakes she baked for friends and family — and a brand-new book deal. She and her pink KitchenAid mixer were ready to take over the world, one cute cake at a time. Then, in January, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is only 38 years old.
May 30, 2019
Is Homemade Vegetable Stock Worth the Trouble?People
Last week one of the editors at Food52 declared that she just doesn’t find it worth it to make vegetable stock from scratch. It’s an interesting discussion, since you do have to buy vegetables specifically to be used in the stock, in addition to using scraps that you might otherwise discard. The author does make the point that for specialty vegetable stocks, like Parmesan, corn cob, or kelp, it’s worth it to take the time to make your own.
May 30, 2019
A Mad Libs Game for Every Food Blog CommenterPeople
If you have been reading food blogs for any amount of time, you know there are certain types of comments that pop up again and again on nearly every food blog out there. We decided to have a little fun and turn these comments into a Mad Libs-style game that any food blog lover will appreciate. Recruit a fellow food blog reader to fill in the blanks and let the wackiness ensue! This is not authentic [name of food]!
Jul 30, 2015
12 Ways to Put an Egg on Your PizzaRecipes
You might normally top your pizza with extra cheese, pepperoni, or mushrooms, but have you tried topping your pizza with an egg? I’m particularly enamored of fried eggs on pizza because you get that luxurious runny yolk that mixes in with the cheese and tomato sauce. In some cases, adding an egg to pizza even allows you to pass it off as breakfast. And who doesn’t love pizza for breakfast? If you’re looking for ideas, here are 12 ways you can top your pizza with an egg. 1.
Jul 9, 2015
Did You Know That You Can Make Tea Out of Rose Petals?Recipes
In the spring and summer I love to finish a meal with a tisane, tea made from fresh herbs like lemon verbena or mint. But I had no idea that rose petals can be used to make this as well! Isn’t that a romantic idea? Here’s how Erin at Yummy Supper makes hers. Erin Scott at Yummy Supper says that she gathers rose petals from her own yard, and pours hot water over them to let them steep. You can watch a lovely video of this below. What does it taste like?
May 14, 2014
Elissa Altman’s 5 Most Inspiring and Life-Changing Books about Food and CookingPeople
Elissa Altman is the author of the blog and the book Poor Man’s Feast, a collection of reflections and stories of her life in and out of the kitchen. She is also a longtime cookbook editor and very well versed in cookbooks and books on food. Clearly she was the perfect person to tap when we got to wondering about which books that have really changed our lives, the books that have inspired not only our cooking but how we view the world.
Jan 15, 2014
12 Things That Prove Cauliflower Is the Most Magical Food on the PlanetPeople
Oh, did you think you were about to bite into a delicious BBQ chicken wing? THINK AGAIN. Cauliflower has been rising into vegetable stardom the last couple years, and these 12 insane dishes are definitive proof that it has magical powers. What other veggie can morph into sushi rice, tater tots, and tortillas? That’s right – none of them. Prepare to be amazed. All these recipes sneakily feature cauliflower.
Nov 13, 2013
Make Poached Eggs Even More Amazing: Poach Them in White WineRecipes
As it is, a poached egg on toast is a pretty special thing. But Heidi at 101 Cookbooks has an elegant variation that sounds like the perfect quick fall dinner: eggs poached in white wine, served on a piece of avocado toast. Um, yes please. The wine is simmered with minced shallots and herbs for a flavorful, unexpected poaching liquid that can be used to make a quick sauce after the eggs are done cooking.
Nov 8, 2013
Pretty Autumn Dessert: Pumpkin Ice Cream in Gingersnap BowlsPeople
Ice cream is the perfect dessert for busy hosts and there are so many ways to fancy up a simple scoop. Here’s a tasty, seasonal idea that would work for an autumn dinner party, or even as a Thanksgiving dessert: serve scoops of pumpkin ice cream in no-bake gingersnap cups! This recipe comes from The Merrythought, who make their pumpkin ice cream from scratch, but you could easily adapt the idea with good-quality store-bought ice cream.
Oct 29, 2013
The Best YouTube Channel for Slow Cookers: Cooking with PhyllisPeople
Step up your slow cooker game with this relatively new channel on YouTube called “Cooking with Phyllis”. Phyllis Pellman Good is the co-author of the celebrated Fix-it and Forget-it series, and is prepping for the launch of her new book with these fun, accessible videos. Most of the videos are between three and five minutes, and are super comprehensive.
Oct 21, 2013
This Cake That Looks Like Ramen Is Seriously DisturbingPeople
In all the history of cakes that look like other stuff, this cake is truly the most insane. Mhmm, that’s right, what you see pictured above is not actually ramen, but in fact a cake made to look like ramen. It’s OK if you need to cry. But wait! It gets even better – there’s a video of how to make the actual ramen cake.
Oct 18, 2013
White on Rice Couple’s Favorite Stone Soup: Kitchen Sink RamenKitchen
Yesterday we asked about your best “stone soups” — surprisingly tasty, satisfying soups that makes the most of a handful of unpromising ingredients — and we posed the same question to a few of our favorite food writers.
Oct 16, 2013
Food Blog Spotlight: Pen & PalatePeople
Thanks to Instagram filters and powerful smartphone cameras, taking a great food photo doesn’t require much time or effort — which is what makes the food blog Pen & Palate so special. Instead of relying on photographs, writers Lucy Madison and Tram Nguyen use hand-drawn illustrations to accompany their recipes and stories, creating an online space that feels like a respite from the frenzy of the digital world. Both women write posts and Nguyen provides the accompanying illustrations.
Oct 9, 2013
Is This Not the Best Chicken You’ve Ever Seen? (Her Name Is Izzy-Belle.)People
Reader Pamela of the blog Sweet Peach wrote us today to share some “cute chickens” she recently photographed, and when I opened up the link, my jaw dropped. My friends, this chicken goes so far beyond cute. Here’s your dose of Friday chicken splendor. This chicken, people, is a diva, and she is named Izzy-Belle, which seems to suit her glam style.
Oct 4, 2013
13 Easy Microwave Mug Cakes That Are All Grown UpRecipes
When you want something for dessert that’s more than a chocolate bar or ice cream, but still easy enough to make that you can eat it ASAP, mug cakes are your friends. Most of these take less than 2 minutes to make in a microwave. Yeah, that’s right. Just because these desserts are made in a microwave, it doesn’t mean the cakes can’t be made from scratch and taste good.
Sep 23, 2013
Late Summer Treat: Chilled Milk with Chai Tea Ice CubesPeople
Where I live, fall is not in the air. The late summer heat is relentless and there will be no hot apple ciders or spiced cakes in my near future, which is why I love this idea from the blog Will Cook For Friends: chai-spiced tea cubes served in a glass of icy-cold milk. It’s a way to enjoy the warm spices of autumn in a cool, refreshing treat! The ice cubes are made of strong black tea steeped with whole spices and ginger.
Sep 6, 2013
13 Food & Drink Pinterest Users You Should FollowPeople
If we eat with our eyes before our mouth, Pinterest has only exacerbated this experience. We are able to share what we make with others, organize what aspire to do or make, and drool over beautiful photos. Whether you’re new to Pinterest or a veteran, these 13 Pinterest accounts are worth checking out –– imagine lots of decadent pies, cooking tips, and dreamy lookin’ kitchens.
Aug 28, 2013
13 Ways To Make A Better S’more: Flavored MarshmallowsRecipes
Last week Faith shared how to throw a seriously delicious s’mores party – complete with birthday cake marshmallows with sprinkles. I’ve had flavored marshmallows before at restaurants, but in a s’more? That is so next level. The possibilities are endless — beer marshmallows! Bacon marshmallows! Get crazy with these ideas and stuff them in between that chocolate and graham cracker with pride.
Aug 6, 2013
What’s Up With Baking Eggs in Avocados?People
For awhile now I feel like Pinterest has been swarming with eggs baked in avocados. Some of these recipes are plain, some have bacon, others are topped with cheese or even guacamole. For the most part they all look super pretty, as Pinterest photos are ought to be, but I just don’t get the appeal. Isn’t it just a hot pile of mush? Why would you ever want a warm avocado?
Aug 1, 2013
15 Food Instagram Accounts You Should FollowPeople
Do you have an Instagram account? Of course you do. The Kitchn got one a couple months ago and its been fun playing around with what kind of content we want to share. I admire these 15 food oriented Instagram accounts for their beautiful photos, quirky comments, and being able to tell a small narrative within the confines of the app. These food Instagramers come from all over the food industry –– some are bloggers, professional photographers, authors, or chefs.
Jul 26, 2013
5 Hangover Cures That Went MainstreamPeople
Everyone has their tried-and-true hangover foods, but throughout history there have been a few cures that were so good, they were embraced by the general population, not just those nursing a headache from the night before. Smithsonian’s Food & Think blog recently shared the history of five favorite foods that got their start as hangover cures.
Jul 25, 2013
Can I Post Adaptations of Published Recipes on My Food Blog?Skills
Sent by TracyEditor: Tracy, as far as copyright goes, the photos and explanation of steps accompanying a recipe are protected under copyright law, but the list of ingredients for a recipe cannot be copyrighted, so technically you could post a rewritten recipe that uses the exact same ingredients without crediting the original source, and not be in violation of the law. You probably wouldn’t make many friends in the food-blogging world, though.
May 24, 2013
Celebrate! A Step-By-Step Rainbow Sprinkle Cake TutorialPeople
Some days you want a dessert that goes all out. Some days you want — scratch that, need — a rainbow sprinkle cake in your life. And The Cake Blog has an easy-to-follow tutorial to make it happen.How does one coat an entire cake in sprinkles? Well, you need a couple cardboard cake rounds, a generous coating of icing, and a shallow tray filled with one kilogram of rainbow sprinkles. (Add one unicorn and we’ll be living out every dream I had at age eight.
Mar 28, 2013
Video: Make Fried Snowballs!People
No, these are not real snowballs. Instead what you see above is a traditional Bavarian delicacy called Schneeballen, which translates to “snowballs” — ball-shaped dough strands fried in clarified butter and dusted with powdered sugar. Sound delicious? We think so.
Feb 21, 2013
New Website Crush: American Food RootsPeople
New food website American Food Roots has a tagline of “Why we eat what we eat.” If you’re even remotely interested in food, we think you’re going to like this website. It’s a rich, engaging food resource that’s already becoming a wealth of information and a dynamic place for readers to share stories and videos.
Feb 14, 2013
A Tasty Treat: Fig and Walnut CrackersPeople
I work online for much of the day, and by mid-afternoon I usually start to feel a little fried from staring at my laptop screen, and in need of a pick-me-up. I’ve been trying to create a more structured break time, a jause if you will, with a pot of tea or cider, and a small plate of something savory. I think these crackers—made with figs, walnuts, and flaxseeds, and perhaps smeared with a little bit of goat cheese or a dollop of apple butter—are calling my name.
Nov 1, 2012
The Spiral Cut: The Most Delicious Way To Eat a Hot DogSkills
Planning a low key burgers and dogs menu for this year’s 4th of July BBQ? Take a look at this simple tip that will take your hot dogs to the next level! A little prep work will turn your dogs into spiral condiment-grabbing and conversation-hogging BBQ stars. More than just a novelty way to serve hot dogs, this technique allows for better and more even cooking on the grill. Use a thin skewer to pierce the hot dog lengthwise and cut the hot dog on the diagonal while turning the skewer.
Jul 2, 2012
Smart Tip: The Key to Making Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for a CrowdPeople
Think making grilled cheese sandwiches for a crowd involves transforming into a short order cook? My pans fit two or three sandwiches, max, and require hovering over them to avoid any burns. No longer! Check out this smart tip involving two baking sheets.This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments. The key to this process, as explained by Cook’s Country, is to cook the sandwiches between two preheated baking sheets.
Apr 16, 2012
Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup: As Bad (or As Good) As We Remember?People
Did you grow up eating a lot of baked casseroles anchored by a can or two of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup? If so, you’ll appreciate Esquire’s look at one writer’s culinary journey back in time, to his mother’s “fancy” chicken cutlets in Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup sauce. Can it be that bad, if he loved it so much as a kid?
Mar 6, 2012
Two-Hour Broccoli Confit: So Much Better Than Overcooked BroccoliRecipes
When I say broccoli cooked for two hours, you say gross, right? You probably think about retirement homes and sad cafeteria food. I was as skeptical as you probably are when I first read Food52’s description of Roy Finamore’s Broccoli Cooked Forever recipe. Then I tried it, first spread thick on a piece of grainy toast, then simply speared with a fork, standing over the pot. Broccoli cooked slowly for two hours in olive oil, garlic, red pepper and anchovies?
Jan 24, 2012
Pinterest Food Groups: What We Eat, According to PinterestPeople
Are you a Pinterest addict? Pinterest, at its heart, is a collective pinboard of photos that people find interesting enough to bookmark. Lots of these visual bookmarks are food-related — and we have been noticing some repeat themes, watching the food that people bookmark and pin over and over again.Read on to see some of our thoughts on what America wants to eat, judging from Pinterest. Do you agree? Add your own reflections on Pinterest food groups!• Visit Pinterest: Pinterest.
Dec 12, 2011
Which Cookbook to Buy? 7 Questions to Help You ChoosePeople
In a perfect world, I’d have a bottomless well of money, time and shelf space, so I could buy all the noteworthy cookbooks that come out each year.Alas, this isn’t a perfect world, which is why I’m bookmarking reviewer T. Susan Chang’s list of seven questions she asks herself when rating cookbooks. I think it is going to come in handy when I’m trying to decide if a cookbook is worthy of a spot on my shelf.
Dec 6, 2011