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5 Stain-Resistant Rugs That Are Perfect for Home Cooks (And Pet Lovers!)
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And they're $200 or less!
Apr 8, 2020
3 of The Best Mail-Order Meals for Your Dog Right NowGroceries
Want to get real food for your dog (read: no kibble!) sent to you through the mail? You can!
Apr 2, 2020
Amazon Reviewers Swear This $10 Find Is a Game Changer for Busy Pet Parents
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"Did you feed the dog? Did the dog get fed?”
Mar 13, 2020
This Roller Pet Hair Remover Has 6,000 5-Star Amazon Reviews — And It’s 30% Off Right Now
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This is an absolute must if your pet sheds!
Mar 10, 2020
3 of the Best Dog Treats at Aldi, According to One Very Cute PupGroceries
I let her pick out her favorites and she chose these three (in this order) every. single. time.
Jan 29, 2020
5 Lessons I Learned from My Dog About EatingPeople
I am the owner of a mostly lovable mutt. The runt of a rescue litter from rural Louisiana, Charlie has an interesting relationship with food. In short, there are few things he looks forward to more than eating, and if you try to come between him and his bowl — beware. While the past several years of negotiating my dog’s relationship with food hasn’t always been easy, it has been educational. Here’s what I’ve learned from my pup about eating.
Dec 17, 2019
Aldi Fans Are Obsessed with These $8 Holiday Cat HousesGroceries
They come in three different designs: gingerbread house, tiki hut, and log cabin.
Dec 16, 2019
Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed with This Special Broom Meant for Pet Hair
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If you have furry friends, this broom is a must-have.
Oct 19, 2019
9 Amazon Products (for $31 or Less) That Will Solve Your “Hair Everywhere” Problems
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Because hair in the kitchen is not, um, super appetizing.
Aug 29, 2019
Eat Well and Celebrate Your Furry Friend with Chewy and HelloFresh
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Dine together in style.
Aug 26, 2019
How To Make Strawberry Thyme Jam, As Told By CatsPeople
Summer berries are waning — which means it’s your duty to make lots and lots of delicious jam. Last year Marisa McClellan shared her recipe for strawberry thyme jam with us, and I thought it was worth revisiting as we talk about canning and preserving. This time, however, cats will show us the way because they obviously know what’s up.
Jun 4, 2019
Kittens in the Kitchen! A Cuteness Break for Your Post-Holiday Tuesday MorningKitchen
It’s the first day back from a long weekend. There are a pile of emails that need answering and several meetings that will shortly need attending. It’s hard to believe a three-day weekend could be over that fast. Let us ease your workday transition with some adorable cats and kittens that require your attention.
Jun 4, 2019
Three Oils You Need in the Kitchen (And One More That Might Be Nice)Groceries
There are three oils I use regularly in my kitchen, the ones I will replace as soon as the bottle is empty, even if I don’t need them right that second. Two for flavor, and one for its lack of flavor and high smoke point. These are my three favorites, the ones I’ll buy on sale, because I know I’ll use the open bottles quickly enough so the new ones won’t go bad before I need them. Extra virgin olive oil. Well, duh. Is any kitchen complete without this one?
Jun 4, 2019
Lidl Wants to Help Puppies Find Their Furever HomesGroceries
European supermarket giant Lidl, who just recently launched in the United States, is already tugging at our heart strings: The grocery store is collaborating with a nonprofit on a project to rescue puppies. The partnership is with Operation Paws for Homes, also called OPH, and the collective goal is to benefit adoptable dog shelters across the nation. Called the “Retail to the Rescue Project,” the initiative will take place this week, reports Progressive Grocer.
Jun 4, 2019
Cookie + Gift Tag: Homemade Dog Treats and Tags for GiftingGroceries
While we’re running our big Holiday Giveaway, we also wanted to make sure we gave all of you a present, something sweet and small for everyone to enjoy. So all week we’re offering printable tags and labels that go with five of our favorite cookie recipes! On Monday we gave you chai tea cookie labels, yesterday it was coconut snowball tags, and today we have something for our furry friends: homemade dog treats, with some shimmering baker’s twine as wrapping inspiration!
May 30, 2019
11 Healthy Fruit & Vegetable Treats for Your Dog or CatSkills
My three-year-old rescue dog, Goblin, will do anything for a morsel of food, which is why I always keep a stash of dog treats on hand. But the cost of high-quality treats without corn and other fillers can start to add up, which is why I’ve bookmarked EatingWell’s budget-friendly (and healthy) list of fruits and vegetables dogs can safely snack on — and there are quite a few for cats, too!
May 30, 2019
Recipe: Breath-Freshening Dog TreatsRecipes
Like most beagles, ours has a major weakness: food in any form, especially dog treats. He goes crazy for these homemade biscuits, and little does he know, they help with his doggie breath, too! With a mix of whole-grain flours, healthy fats, and pooch-friendly, breath freshening ingredients, they’re great to have on hand for your favorite four-legged friend.
May 30, 2019
10 Gifts for Food-Lovers and Their PetsKitchen
​Pets (and their crazy humans) deserve presents this time of year, too!
May 30, 2019
Your Pet Can Now Drink Out of a Mason Jar TooPeople
If Professor Fuzzy Pants could talk, he’d tell you how much he loves all your Mason jars and all your stuff designed to look like Mason jars. He loves your Mason jar measuring spoons, wants to sniff around in your Mason jar-lined pantry, and he gets so thirsty watching you sip homemade iced tea and cold brew coffee out of your Mason jars. He wants all the Mason jars he can shake a stick at! He also wants to drink out of a Mason jar just like his humans. And now he can!
May 30, 2019
The Best Cat Costumes on Etsy for $15 or LessSkills
If you aren’t putting your pet in a costume for Halloween, you are completely wasting the holiday. It doesn’t matter how much candy you hand out, how many animatronic witches are flying around your front yard, or how cool your Pennywise makeup looks — if your pet is naked on October 31, the day is ruined. Fortunately, there’s still time to select the perfect costume for your four-legged roommate, and Etsy is a great place to start.
May 30, 2019
Treat Your Pup to This Doggie Cookie JarTools
A lot of our staffers have been getting dogs recently, so we’ve been talking about them a lot. In addition to just how darn cute they are, we’ve been talking about how we have to sweep the floors way more often now, how we wish we had time to cook for our pups, and where to store all the accompanying dog food and doggie treats. The latter topic brings us to this canister, which is currently on sale and cute enough to sit right out on the kitchen counter amongst the flour and sugar.
May 30, 2019
Here’s How You Safely Let Fido in on Thanksgiving DinnerTools
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner and you have a dog, you will probably spend all day in the kitchen with a little canine shadow. Even the most well-behaved pups stake out a space in the kitchen, hoping you’ll drop something mid-prep. He only shifts positions when the action moves from the kitchen to the dining room for the main event. Want to keep your dog distracted (and happy), and maybe a little less under-foot while you’re peeling potatoes and the like?
May 30, 2019
The Most Ridiculous Thing I Bought Just for My DogsTools
What’s been on your dog-related shopping list lately? Tog toys, treats, maybe a new Kong and a jar of peanut butter? My most recent Amazon purchase for my pups, Cassius Thunderpaws and Truffle, was not a tennis ball or a bag of biscuits. It was a refrigerator. Technically, it’s for me and my sanity, not for them — they don’t care where I keep their food. But the purchase is totally about my pups.
May 30, 2019
The Best Dog Food (and Treats), According to a Certified Dog TrainerTools
Dog owners (or anyone who has cared for someone else’s pup for any length of time) will be the first to tell you that daily life with a furry friend isn’t exactly a walk in the park — although there are plenty of those! Being a conscientious animal owner takes a lot of time, work, energy, and research.
May 30, 2019
The Cutest Food-Themed Dog Toys You Can Buy on AmazonTools
Only 10 percent (or less, ideally!) of a dog’s total calorie requirements should come from treats or human food. Maybe you know that — but that doesn’t mean Sir Riggins does! And he’s always giving you those sad puppy dog eyes every time you open the fridge. Instead of giving in and tossing him a piece of your waffle, why not give him one of these food-themed dog toys? They’re not exactly the same, but we’re guessing he won’t mind too much.
May 30, 2019
The 3 Things I Bought to Improve Mealtimes with My New PupTools
After begging my husband for nearly 10 years, he finally agreed it was time we get a dog. Those four little words — “Let’s get a dog” — made me happier than “Will you marry me?” See, I knew we were going to get married; I didn’t know he’d EVER come around to getting a dog. (He’s not a monster, just a realist who worried about our busy schedules.
May 30, 2019
5 of the Best Dog Treats at Trader Joe’s, According to My Very Discerning Pup
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We lined up a bunch of Trader Joe's dog treats and these are the ones our guinea pup picked over and over again.
May 15, 2019
15 Adorable Pets Who Make Their Kitchen a Happier PlaceKitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home and cooking for your family or loved ones is a feeling second to none. But there’s another member of the household who is also often happy to be in the kitchen — and that’s your four-legged friend. Here are 15 of the cutest furry faces that have shown up in our real-life kitchen tours over the years! We think pets like these in the kitchen make it a happier place to be; here’s why.
May 1, 2019
You Can Now Buy Instant Pot Meal Kits for DogsPeople
Dogs are mankind’s best friend, but the Instant Pot is a close second. And now your best dog bud can enjoy the Instant Pot too, thanks to a new meal kit service that sends you all the things you need to make fresh meals for your dog in your own Instant Pot. Yes, really. It turns out there are a lot of people who are interested in feeding their dogs more healthful, less processed diets, but don’t have the time to do so.
Aug 6, 2018
How I Meal Plan and Prep for 2 Humans and 2 Dogs Each WeekSkills
Just when meal planning was the biggest pain on my plate, I made it exponentially more tedious. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t begrudge my happy, healthy doggos a bit, but when we started preparing food for the combined hundred-plus pounds of pups in our house, answering the eternal “What do we make for dinner tonight?” question became double the trouble.
Feb 27, 2018
The Most Ridiculous Things Our Pets Do in the KitchenKitchen
While it’s not exactly hygienic to have your pets help with food prep, most cat and dog owners know the truth: It’s inevitable they will end up in the kitchen. Whether your pet’s in there to beg for food, demand attention, or judge your knife skills, it’s hard to keep those roving tongues at bay! Here are some of the weirdest, silliest, most disgusting things we let our pets do in the kitchen, according to a recent Facebook poll.
Feb 24, 2018
Watch This Man Make Fancy Sushi for His CatsPeople
I have a new internet crush. I love a person who cooks and who loves cats, and almost nobody takes cooking and cat-pampering as seriously as the home cook and cat-lover behind the popular Jun’s Kitchen YouTube channel. While most of his cooking videos are about making food for humans, he also has three adorable kitties, and he loves them so much he makes them their own extremely fancy sushi.
Feb 21, 2018
This Simple Task Has Given My Pup a Whole New LifePeople
It’s hard to imagine a feeling worse than watching someone you love suffer and not be able to help. When our cuddle-pup Truffle, a then-12-year-old fluffball Pomeranian, began slowing down early last year, my husband and I were worried, but attributed it to his age. Then he just stopped moving, period. My heart cracked in two the day I left him in the kitchen and came back 30 minutes later to find him in the same spot, sitting stock still.
Feb 19, 2018
You Need to Follow This New “Dogs in Food” Instagram AccountPeople
If you are obsessed with cute dogs and beautiful food, as most of us are, you’re going to love this insanely cute new Instagram account, Dogs in Food. The account is exactly what it sounds like; it’s just a page full of photos of dogs in food. But it’s really cute, and the food all looks delicious. I feel an overwhelming urge to eat this Yorkshire terrier.
Jan 18, 2018
This Might Be the Perfect On-the-Go Snack for Your CatTools
Squeezy tubes of food are all the rage. They’re easy for people to consume on the go and also make single servings easy to identify. Apparently, these two things are also true in the cat community. Late last year Hartz released a product to the (cat) consumer market that flew under the radar. What once was unheard of is making big rounds on the social media sphere lately because seriously, is there anything cuter than watching a cat eat out of what appears to be a tube of Go-Gurt?
Dec 18, 2017
What Having a Dog Taught Me About My KitchenKitchen
First, let me explain: When I say “having” a dog, what I really mean is “babysitting” a dog. I do not have a dog of my own. Mostly because my husband and I can’t agree on a size. I want a dog that’s small enough for me to carry around like a baby and he wants one that he can ride. So until they come up with a breed that can grow and shrink on demand, we spend a lot of time taking in other people’s pups while they go on vacation.
Nov 5, 2017
What Having a Dog Taught Me About My KitchenKitchen
First, let me explain: When I say “having” a dog, what I really mean is “babysitting” a dog. I do not have a dog of my own. Mostly because my husband and I can’t agree on a size. I want a dog that’s small enough for me to carry around like a baby and he wants one that he can ride. So until they come up with a breed that can grow and shrink on demand, we spend a lot of time taking in other people’s pups while they go on vacation.
Nov 5, 2017
This Cat Has a Better Halloween Costume than YouPeople
You might think you have a pretty good Halloween costume this year, but then again, you probably haven’t seen Willow the Squishy Cat’s Instagram acount. According to her Instagram account, Willow was rescued from a hoarder and breeder where she was the mother. She now lives a quiet life with her new human companion, who helps her dress up for Halloween.
Oct 28, 2016
This Man Made Tiny Pancakes for His Adorable KittenPeople
Chase Stout and his girlfriend, Kenzie Jones, recently adopted a kitten on September 4, which they named Mr. Wilson. They had previously adopted a German Shepard, Huey, and apparently the dog and baby kitten were already becoming best friends. Recently, Jones left the pair with her boyfriend to go on a short trip and was concerned about Stout feeding the kitten enough. He proved her wrong. Stout decided to have a little fun while Jones was away and make Mr.
Sep 29, 2016
Never Drink Alone Again! Give Your Cat a Glass of Pinot MeowPeople
Cat lovers, rejoice! You can now unwind with your favorite feline, thanks to Apollo Peak, a new company based in Colorado that produces a non-alcoholic beverage that’s laced with cat nip. Now the only decision you need to make is whether your cat deserves some Pinot Meow or MosCATo. These beautifully packaged wines are made out of organic catnip, water, sea salt, and organic beets.
Jun 28, 2016
The Not-So-Secret Thoughts of My Hungry DogPeople
My dog, Goblin, is what dog trainers like to call “food-motivated.” She will do anything for a morsel of something good and always tries out her most plaintive puppy dog eyes on every friend who comes to visit for dinner. It’s kind of pathetic — especially because begging for food off our plates has never, ever worked. But the endearing-slash-annoying thing about dogs that every dog lover knows is that they never stop hoping.
Feb 17, 2016
Toast & Friends Visit the Studio Kitchn: The VideoSkills
During the holidays we talk a lot about making cookies and care packages for our human friends and family, but what about those of the canine variety? This year we decided to invite a few of our favorite Instagram-famous dogs – Toast, Muppet, and Pants – to our Studio Kitchn to help us make homemade treats. Prepare yourself for the most adorable thing to happen in the kitchen this year. I wouldn’t have been able to make the cookies without my new friend Toast.
Dec 23, 2015
Watch This Cat and Her Best Friend Enjoy a Nice Meal at Home in JapanPeople
Nestle Japan, which owns Purina Mon Petit brand cat food, wants to help you have the purrfect meal at home with your favorite feline friend. For a limited time only in Japan, you can register to have a professional chef cater a four-course meal for both you and your cat. The foods provided for the two of you will be different, of course, but they will be plated in a similar way. Tablecloths, tableware, place cards, and printed menus will also provided.
Nov 24, 2015
6 Weird Things My Cat Does in the Kitchen, as Explained by My CatKitchen
I’ve shared a home with my cat Milhouse for over seven years, and I still find myself asking, “Why are you doing that?” at least once a week. Many times, this question pops up in the kitchen, where he has some odd habits he has picked up over the years. He hasn’t answered me yet, but a cat lady can dream. And in those dreams, this is how he explains himself.
Nov 4, 2015
Guinness & Pinot — They Make Great Dog Names!People
Looking for a name for your new pooch? Look no further than your liquor cabinet or wine cellar. Based on data from the pup-friendly site Rover.com, it turns out that wine and beer brands and varietals are popular choices for pet names. (Or maybe we should say pup-ular?) The site noted that San Franciscans, in addition to giving their dogs tech-themed names, are more likely to name their dogs after wine varietials. Pinot, Bordeaux, and Malbec were the top three choices.
Oct 14, 2014
Kitty Cutouts and Deluxe Dog Beds: 15 Awesome Kitchen Built-Ins for Your PetsKitchen
The cat shaped cutout below the sink just kills me. I stumbled across it this morning, and from there I was on a search to see what other kitchen built-ins devoted owners had devised for their pets. From dog bowls in the island to a kitty hideaway in the cabinet, here are 10 ways your pet can find a home in your kitchen: Have you ever done something like this for your pet in your own kitchen?
Nov 15, 2013
The Funniest, Craziest Food Blog of All Time: KaffekokarkokbokenPeople
Kaffekokarkoboken, which roughly translates to Coffee Boil Cookbook, is a blog dedicated to cooking food in a coffee maker. Katija Wluff created the blog a few years ago and now maintains it with the help of her photographer boyfriend Dan Sorenson. The couple live together with their three cats in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is probably, definitely, the craziest food blog I’ve ever seen.
Nov 12, 2013
How to Clean Your Kitchen, as Told by DogsPeople
The Kitchn Cure started yesterday -– 2 weeks, 10 assignments to help you get your kitchen clean and organized. If you haven’t signed up for the Cure, or are worried that it might be too hard or take too much time, have no fear –– these dogs are here to hold your hand through the process. They know what’s up. STEP 1: Admit you have a problem. Gross kitchens are The Worst –– who wants to cook in a nasty, disorganized kitchen? NOBODY. Not even cats.
Oct 1, 2013
Tips for Feeding Pets on a Road TripSkills
Although we deal mainly with human food here at The Kitchn, many of us travel with our pets when we go adventuring. Here are a few tricks and tips to keep your pup happy and healthy. This post will mainly deal with dogs, because cats will eat canned tuna at the drop of a hat. Dogs, however, can be finicky eaters when road tripping, resulting in an upset tummy and odd behavior.
Jun 6, 2013
Feeding Table Scraps to Animals: Some Dos and Don’tsPeople
If you’re an animal lover, you’ve no doubt shared morsels of “people” food with your furry and feathered friends. Feeding table scraps to animals can even be a good way to prevent food waste. But before you give in to those imploring eyes, it’s important to consider safety.  Here are a few tips:  Dogs: Lean meats, rice, and pasta are safe, but things they may have been cooked in, such as oils, onions, or wine, are poisonous.
May 24, 2013
Why Do We Eat More in The Winter?Skills
The past few weeks have been pretty rough for me and my cat. We both seem to have an insatiable appetite, wanting another snack or bite to eat just minutes after the last. What’s going on? Is it the cold winter? Is it the gray skies? Or is it an expanded stomach that has got too accustomed to gingerbread and fudge? I had to find out.“Meow.” That’s my cat again, begging for another treat when usually her normal eating routine will do.
Jan 17, 2013
It’s No Joke: Bowser Beer = Beer for Dogs!People
It’s hot and muggy outside, and you know how good it feels to throw back a beer or two with friends. Well, Man’s Best Friend wants to get in on the action, too. Say hello to Bowser beer, a non-alcoholic, non-carbonated “beer” for dogs!Unlike regular beer, Bowser Beer doesn’t have any hops in it, which are toxic to dogs; rather, it’s made of meat-broth, malt barley, and glucosamine, which is added for joint health.
Jun 22, 2012
Toast Meets World visits the Studio Kitchn
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Toast Meets World visits the Studio Kitchn
Dec 23, 2015
@Toastmeetsworld Visits The Studio Kitchn
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@Toastmeetsworld Visits The Studio Kitchn
Dec 31, 2015