10 Smart Kitchen Design Ideas Martha Stewart Swears by for Every Style and BudgetKitchen
Level up your kitchen with these easy tips and tricks.
Dec 31, 2023
You've Been Cleaning Your Wooden Spoons All WrongKitchen
The cleaning don'ts are as important as the dos!
Dec 28, 2023
11 Holiday ASMR Sounds, from Baking to Champagne PoppingKitchen
The holidays can be a lot. This will help.
Dec 4, 2023
This Holiday Bucket List Is the Best Way to Treat Yourself Right NowKitchen
How many can you complete in one night?
Dec 4, 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
14 Make-Ahead Recipes for the Day You Move Into a New HouseRecipes
Moving homes — is any other life transition so exhausting? Especially since it’s often compounded by other transition moments: marriage, new relationship, retirement, a new job. In the midst of moving madness it’s important to stay nourished for the hours of packing, unpacking, and digging through boxes.
Nov 16, 2023
10 Healthy Snacks for New MomsRecipes
When you’re a brand-new mom, it’s easy to forget to think about yourself. And who can blame you? Your baby is your number-one priority. But in order for your baby to be healthy, you need to be healthy, which means taking care to eat plenty of nutritious meals and snacks. Yes, snacks are important too!
Nov 15, 2023
The Best Step Stools to Help You Reach Everything in Your KitchenKitchen
Including one that folds down to stay totally out of sight.
Aug 17, 2023
How I Downsized from a Walk-in Pantry to Only a Few Cupboards (Without Losing Any Essentials)Kitchen
Yes, it’s possible — and we even prefer it now.
Aug 17, 2023
5 Things We Can Learn About Lunch from the FrenchPeople
How the French eat is an endless source of intrigue. It’s elegant, but in a casual, seemingly effortless way. And of course, they know how to lunch. In fact, in the short time I lived in Paris I witnessed a new approach to lunch that went beyond cramming food in your mouth at your desk. By keeping things leisurely and simple, you too can find lunch bliss. Here are the five most important things I learned about lunch from the French.
Jul 17, 2023
How I Learned to Do Without 5 Common Kitchen AppliancesKitchen
There are certain kitchen essentials we can’t live without — whether those are the tools that are simply indispensable in daily cooking, or the special notes that make our favorite room of the house more beautiful. Somewhere in the middle there’s a blurry area where those necessary kitchen items fade into ones that make cooking a little easier and more convenient.
Jul 14, 2023
5 Things You Should Do Before You Turn on a BurnerKitchen
Before you pour a little oil into the pan and turn on the stove, stop.
Jul 14, 2023
10 Grain-Free and Egg-Free Breakfast RecipesRecipes
Put an egg on it: the ultimate answer for brunchifying nearly any dish. But what if you’ve eliminated eggs from your diet? And what if you’ve also gone grain free? No grains, no eggs — what’s left? Quite a lot, actually — starting with this heavenly avocado breakfast pudding. Read on for this and more breakfast recipes that take a break from grains and eggs.
Jul 3, 2023
How I Hide the Dirty Dishes In My Open KitchenKitchen
I cook a lot. For instance, I still remember cooking through and photographing all the recipes in my cookbook, Bakeless Sweets. The amount of dishes generated by those 75 recipes was mountainous. So this clutter of dishes you see in the photo above expresses how my kitchen looks, most of the time. And yet I have an open kitchen, with the mess on display for everyone to see. (See my whole kitchen renovation reveal.) How do I hide all the dirty dishes?
Jun 21, 2023
The 10 Biggest Lessons I Learned in Culinary SchoolKitchen
In the 12 precious weeks I spent in culinary school I learned so many things, from basic vegetable prep, to stocks, fish, meats, and pastry. It was an incredible amount of knowledge in such a short time period, and I could not be more thankful and enthusiastic about the whole experience. But 10 big-picture lessons stand out among everything else I learned in culinary school.
Jun 21, 2023
8 Things Landlords Never Want to See in Your KitchenKitchen
According to some brutally honest landlords.
Jun 13, 2023
7 Surprising Household Items That Double as Mosquito RepellentKitchen
Keep bugs away without the harsh chemicals.
Jun 4, 2023
The Tiny $12 Tool I Didn’t Know My Countertops Needed, Until Now
Life in the Kitchen
Quick cleanups have never been easier.
May 29, 2023
How Dolly Parton Stores Her Cookbooks by Hiding Them in Plain SightKitchen
This simple trick can work for anyone.
May 24, 2023
Why Everyone's Putting Pennies and Vodka in Their Flower VasesKitchen
And why maybe you should too!
May 17, 2023
After Finding This ’80s Photo of My Childhood Kitchen, Here’s How I’m “Retro-Vibing” My OwnKitchen
This is a sign to go dig through your own archives.
May 5, 2023
How 15 Cooks Organize Their Cookbooks in the KitchenKitchen
We have a lot of thoughts on how to organize cookbook collections. (See: Some Thoughts On Organizing Your Cookbook Collection.) You can go by subject, author name, book size, or even color. How you choose to store and organize your cookbooks is all about personal preference, of course, but if you need some visual inspiration, where better to look than our Kitchen Tour archives? Here’s a quick peek at how 15 different cooks find ways to store their beloved cookbooks in the kitchen.
May 3, 2023
5 Simple Habits That Help Me Pack a Lunch I Actually Want to EatKitchen
So, you’re packing lunch to take to work with you. That’s great. But don’t pat yourself on the back just yet. That’s only half the battle. The bigger task at hand is bringing a lunch that you actually want to eat. You need a lunch that you feel excited to dive into, even when your work buddies are picking up pizza or ordering dumplings and noodle bowls. It totally defeats the purpose of bringing lunch to work if you push it to the back of the fridge and buy food instead.
May 3, 2023
What I Wish Someone Told Me About Trying to Pack the Perfect School LunchSkills
Spoiler alert: The perfect school lunch doesn’t actually exist. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to making sure our kids are well-fed at school. What works for one kindergartener doesn’t also work for a preschooler and a third-grader. I’ve been packing school lunch for my now first-grader for six years, ever since she started preschool as a toddler.
May 2, 2023
How My “80 Percent Mindset” Helps Me Stay on Top of Kitchen ClutterKitchen
I’m following these six rules for a kinder spring clean in 2023.
Apr 17, 2023
Aldi Just Debuted New Decor Items — Here Are 10 Your Home Needs NowKitchen
Here’s the inside scoop on what’s coming soon to the fan-favorite discount superstore.
Apr 1, 2023
Our Favorite Way to Deep-Clean Probably Isn't YoursKitchen
This method is the only way to curb our procrastination.
Mar 30, 2023
5 Surprising Things I Took for Granted When I Had a Tiny KitchenKitchen
There’s a lot you can do in a small kitchen.
Mar 24, 2023
Aldi Is Dropping Dozens of New Home Decor Items in March Kitchen
Time to get ready (and organized) for spring on a budget.
Mar 1, 2023
Celebrating the Heart and Soul of the Black Home Through Legacy and StyleKitchen
For me, the warmth of the Black home has always been a celebration of Blackness, style, legacy, and family.
Feb 28, 2023
How Learning to Cook Strengthened My MarriageKitchen
It also helped me feel more connected to my Jewish heritage.
Feb 26, 2023
He Cooks, I Clean — It’s Our Love LanguageKitchen
Since moving in together five years ago, both of our preferred love languages to receive and express love have been “acts of service” and “quality time.”
Feb 13, 2023
How Saturday Morning Waffles Became a Treasured Family Tradition and the Way We Show Love Year-RoundKitchen
It's played a big role in how we've bonded through the years.
Feb 11, 2023
The Food-Lover’s Guide to Surviving Morning SicknessSkills
Before I got pregnant, I had visions of chowing down on sardines and kimchi and kale salads throughout my pregnancy. Instead, I got morning sickness.
Dec 3, 2022
My Kid Has Eaten the Same Lunch for 3 Years — Here’s Why That’s OKKitchen
When people find out I am a dietitian and the mom of a school age kid, they often assume my son eats colorful, varied, and healthy packed lunches every day.
Oct 12, 2022
6 Tips to Reduce Stress from the Mess That Cooking MakesKitchen
True confession: I avoid certain recipes because of the messes they create, which in my world means anything fried or anything that demands the use of a cast iron skillet. So no matter how amazing a recipe looks, the extra work of dealing with hot oil or a seasoned skillet is often enough to make me pass. And I doubt I’m alone here.
Sep 20, 2022
From Seed to Table: How The Amagansett Wheat Project Turns Local Wheat Into Fresh BreadPeople
Where: Amber Waves Farm, Amagansett, New York Who: Amanda Merrow, Katie Baldwin, and Carissa Waechter See all of the previous installments in this series: Farm Life Through the Seasons at Amber Waves Farm – A New Generation on the Farm This year we’ve been following the rhythms and daily life at a New York farm, Amber Waves, run by two young women, Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow.
Sep 19, 2022
20 Songs for Dancing in the KitchenKitchen
Enough of this long, cold, winter; we’re having a Valentine’s party this weekend, and it’s going to involve a lot of cooking, which inevitably means a lot of dancing. I’m one to shake a tail feather while I cook. Are you? This is grounds for a playlist. As a Valentine gift to you, we’re sharing it. If it’s not cold where you live, that’s no excuse not to dance.
Sep 19, 2022
My Christmas in Mexico CityPeople
One of my favorite holiday memories of Mexico City was on my first New Year’s Eve, when I ran down a dark street in my patent-leather heels, clutching an empty tote bag. My friend’s grandmother called, “Córrele, córrele!” (Run, run!) In the States I usually spent New Year’s Eve in a bar or at a party, but dashing through a residential neighborhood just after midnight felt thrilling — especially if it truly meant I’d travel more in the new year.
Sep 19, 2022
Why I’m Leaning into the Swedish Concept of Fika for a Cozy FallKitchen
As the weather cools down and schedules amp up with back-to-school activities and the impending holiday season, creating a cozy ritual to look forward to seems like a necessity.
Sep 16, 2022
How “Tilting” My Schedule Helped with My Constant StressKitchen
Balancing it all doesn’t work.
Sep 15, 2022
5 Ways to Be the Best Dinner Guest EverKitchen
There’s an unspoken understanding that takes place the moment you accept an invitation to someone’s house for dinner: The hostess agrees to make you feel awesome, while you, her guest, agree to be pleasant and appreciative. When both of these things are in sync, great times over great meals happen. So what are the secrets to being a great dinner guest? Here are five things to do to make yourself a guest to remember. Arrive a little late, you say? Yes, that’s right.
Sep 11, 2022
The Sentimental Reason the Dinner Table Means So Much to Turkish CultureKitchen
“They call it chaos, we call it home.”
Sep 11, 2022
Taking Your Shoes Off Is More than Just a Clean Habit — It’s a Sign of RespectKitchen
It’s important to honor the home you enter.
Sep 6, 2022
The Single Greatest Lesson I’ve Learned from Julia Child Has Nothing to Do with Cooking
Personal Essay
"This is a lesson I’ve taken to heart."
Aug 15, 2022
6 Former City Dwellers on How Moving to the Suburbs Affected Their BudgetsKitchen
Did it really save them money?
Aug 11, 2022
9 Excuses That Hold You Back from Cooking (and How to Overcome Them)Kitchen
There’s always an excuse, right? Too busy to make plans to see friends I never see; too tired to read the classic book gathering dust on my nightstand; too inflexible to do yoga. But if cooking is something you want to do more, consider your excuses expired. Although there are always reasons to avoid cooking, there are even more reasons to embrace it. Even when ignoring factors like ingredient and portion control, cost-effectiveness, and preserving cultural heritage, food is love.
May 13, 2022
8 Ways to Love (And Keep On Loving) Your CSA All Summer LongKitchen
May is usually the month when your local CSA starts gearing up for the soon-to-come avalanche of summer bounty.  Whether you live in warmer climes and are in the throes of strawberries, peas, asparagus from your year-round box or you’re just starting up again after having the winter off, it’s an exciting time for fresh, local produce.  But it can be a challenging time, too, especially when unfamiliar or overly abundant vegetables show up.
May 13, 2022
Facing the SunKitchen
View from My Kitchen Window, WInter Solstice, 2013 It’s a lot to ask, I know, to consider slowing down some today in honor of the solstice. To consider stopping even, right there in your busy tracks, and looking for the sun which may or may not be not be shinning very brightly where you are. You may have to find the solstice in the blueness of shadows, in their thinness and length. You may have to find it in the muted beauty of a bare branch.
May 13, 2022
My CSA Box Turned My Friends Vegetarian This WeekSkills
We’re away on vacation this week so we turned to our foodie friends and offered them our CSA box. Their feedback: “The CSA box was amazing this morning! We could easily turn vegetarian this week.” That’s how I’ve felt all summer!
May 12, 2022
8 Small Cooking Habits That Make a Big DifferenceKitchen
Being a good cook isn’t just a matter of knowing the big, impressive skills you can show off to friends and family, like roasting a turkey or making challah bread. It’s also about the small habits you practice daily, the ones that transform cooking into a more effortless and joyful part of your day. These 8 simple habits are easy to pick up, yet make a major difference in your cooking. 1. Make your cutting board non-slip.
May 12, 2022
5 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Smell Like SummerKitchen
Scent is one of our most complex and powerful senses. Intrinsically tied to memory, mood, and seasonal changes, scent can trigger a chain of events in your brain that brings you back to a specific place and time — like last year at the farmers market when you bought those fresh limes — and those positive neural pathways can even boost your mood. Here are five summer scent ideas to give you a light and sunny lift.
May 11, 2022
What’s Your Spring Kitchen Project?Kitchen
Spring has finally arrived in town; the days are longer and the air is softer, and there’s an energy that comes along with all that sunshine. I’m suddenly ready to clean out my office and reorganize my basement and make trips to IKEA and do all the things that always needed more energy than I had in the wintertime. If you’re infected with a similar energy, then we’d like to help you put it to work in the kitchen.
May 11, 2022
10 Simple Things to Make You Happier in Your KitchenKitchen
The 10 Simple Things to Make You Happier at Home post over on Apartment Therapy has inspired me to think about a similar post for The Kitchn. What are the essential ingredients for a happy kitchen? In many ways, this is what every Weekend Meditation is about, but for this week I thought I would get a little more specific. Read on for my 10 suggestions and please offer your own in the comments! 1. Keep a well-stocked pantry.
May 11, 2022
Growing Up on 30-Minute Meals with Rachael Ray in the SuburbsPeople
My mother didn’t have the same privileges that my brother and I were accustomed to growing up, but she did have my Nana. My grandmother made sure that all seven of her children were clothed, fed, and educated. My mother always says that my Nana could not only turn lemons into lemonade, but she also planted the seeds that turned into lemon trees in her own backyard. She was the Martha Stewart of Westbury.
May 11, 2022
10 Signs You’re a Grownup in the KitchenKitchen
Do you feel like a grownup in the kitchen? Sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t, but we do know there are a few markers of grown-up behavior in the kitchen. Whether it’s actually putting away your groceries or mastering a few key recipes, here are some signs that you just might be a grownup. You have a well-stocked kitchen: These seven items are the most important ones to have.
May 11, 2022
12 Essentials to Know When Hosting Thanksgiving for the First TimeKitchen
Are you hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year? Hosting and cooking this great American meal is a big milestone for a cook, but it also can be a moment of some anxiety and nerves. Well, our readers have quite a lot of advice for you. We asked them for their best advice on hosting Thanksgiving dinner, and here are 12 essentials, distilled from the most frequent points we heard. If Thanksgiving seems daunting, these 12 essentials will make it less so.
May 9, 2022
15 Ways to Improve Your Cooking Life, 5 Minutes at a TimeSkills
There are a number of ways to become a better cook: You can read a lot of cookbooks, learn from the experts, go to culinary school, or work your way through The Kitchn’s Cooking and Baking Schools. You can make the same recipe dozens of times or cook all day to prep for the week or a big party. Do any of these at any time, and you’ll improve your cooking skills — no doubt about it! The only potential problem? You need time to do most of those things.
May 9, 2022
Mixed Lettuce, Arugula, and Hakurei Turnips Are in Our CSA Box This WeekGroceries
This week is all about efficiency — how to get through our CSA bounty quickly and without waste. There will be a few creative endeavors, but mostly we’ll be working and busy with family, so most of these veggies will be tossed into salads and quickly prepared.
May 5, 2022
15 Ways to Practice Kindness in (and out) of the KitchenKitchen
Cooks, for the most part, are kind and generous people. They tend to want to share the fruits of their kitchen labors with others and express their love and appreciation through feeding people. We support and encourage this at Kitchn, and hope you find inspiration here to practice and express your own version of kitchen kindness.
May 5, 2022
Summer Met Fall in My CSA Box This WeekSkills
We’re in that transitional season right now in New Jersey when the air is slightly crisp but the sun is still fully warm. The tomatoes are abundant and sweet but we’re also seeing winter squash at the farm stands. Fall is here, and it’s apparent not only by the cooler mornings, but also by the colors of our CSA box.
May 5, 2022
10 Ways to Set Up Your Kitchen (and Yourself!) for a Successful Weekend Cooking ProjectKitchen
While weeknights are all about just managing to get something (anything!) edible on the table in as little time as possible, weekends (and snow days!) are for larger-scale, more complex cooking projects. You know, the ones that have more prep time or require obscure ingredients. If you’re feeling ambitious, here’s how to get your kitchen ready to help you tackle even the most complicated recipe.
May 4, 2022
10 Secrets of the Organized KitchenKitchen
We’ll take a guess that like every other year, you’re making a resolution to be more organized in 2016. It’s a goal we fully support. The more organized you are, the easier (and more fun) it can be to spend time in your kitchen and get dinner on the table every night. Here’s some of our best advice from 2015 to help you make a fresh start in the new year. Your cabinets can always use more work: Take lessons from these beautifully organized cabinets.
May 4, 2022