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The Only Pasta Salad You Need This Summer
Memorize this formula and make it on repeat.
May 12, 2021
This Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake Combines Two of My Grandmother’s Best Recipes
Brunch Fest
It has the most silky, buttery batter that bakes into tender deliciousness.
May 5, 2021
How to Make the Mint Julep Mocktail That’s Served at Churchill Downs
It's tasty and celebratory, and you can drink it all day long without the impact of slogging bourbon for hours on end.
Apr 26, 2021
Homemade XO Sauce Adds a Magical Kiss of Savoriness to Everything It Touches
Stir-fry it with greens or noodles, make a decadent XO and egg fried rice, or spoon it on top of simply steamed fish
Mar 17, 2021
If You Buy One Thing for Your Spice Cabinet This Month, Let It Be This
Groceries
You'll find it at Costco, of course.
Mar 7, 2021
5 Salt-Free Seasonings That Are Still Super Flavorful
Try these alternatives (salternatives?) in your favorite dishes.
Feb 28, 2021
This 5-Ingredient Seasoning Blend Is the Secret to Instant Garlic Bread
Keep it in your pantry for garlic bread anytime — no fresh garlic required.
Feb 2, 2021
The Easiest Sticky Buns Ever (No Yeast!)
Sit down to warm and gooey sticky buns in less than an hour.
Jan 28, 2021
Pecan Pie Rugelach Is the Perfect Two-Bite Treat
Quarantine Cookies
This clever twist on the classic cookie is bursting with cinnamon and brown sugar-sweetened pecans.
Jan 21, 2021
One-Pot Vegetable Beef Soup Is Easy, Hearty, and Packed with Flavor
One smart step makes it the best vegetable soup you've ever had.
Jan 11, 2021
Cooking By Feel: Does It Matter if You Use Red or White Wine for Cooking?
Some recipes get pretty specific about the kind of wine they want you to use: an oaky chardonnay in this reduction sauce, a hearty Italian red for that braise. But does it really matter?We say, go for it. Switch it up! Experiment with flavors! Try something new! All wines will chemically behave in the same way, so there’s no danger that a recipe won’t work if you use a white instead of a red or vice versa.
Dec 31, 2020
The 10 Best Things We Bought from Trader Joe’s in 2020
Groceries
Frozen Cacio e Pepe, Cauliflower Thins, Bloody Mary Salsa ... and more!
Dec 27, 2020
These Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls Were Made for Christmas Morning
Frosting them *twice* makes them extra ooey-gooey.
Dec 21, 2020
Transform a Can of Cinnamon Rolls into Pumpkin Chai-Spiced Monkey Bread
It's what breakfast dreams are made of.
Dec 18, 2020
These Sparkly Sticky Buns Are Bursting with Spicy Ginger Flavor
The filling is a gooey blend of honey and melted butter, spiced with ground ginger and a hit of cayenne.
Dec 15, 2020
This Rosemary Olive No-Knead Bread Recipe Practically Makes Itself
This is as easy as breadmaking gets.
Dec 14, 2020
5-Ingredient Shrimp Lettuce Wraps Are a Low-Carb Win
Fresh and crunchy perfection.
Dec 7, 2020
Southern-Style Cornbread Dressing
It's been passed down for three generations.
Nov 15, 2019
How To Make Thanksgiving Stuffing in a Slow Cooker
The mix and blend of textures, both crisp and toasty, and soft and squishy, is really well-balanced.
Oct 22, 2020
8 Small Ways to Make Roasted Vegetables Taste Even Better
Tiny upgrades, big results.
Nov 10, 2020
Slow Cooker Spiked Mulled Cider
What's better than mulled apple cider? Mulled apple cider spiked with bourbon, brandy, or rum.
Oct 24, 2020
How To Make the Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie
This rich and creamy vegan pumpkin pie features an easy homemade coconut oil pie crust and silky-smooth vegan filling.
Oct 27, 2020
The One Step in the Cooking Process You Do Not Want to Skip
Kitchn Cooking School
The purpose of adding salt isn't to make food tasty salty — it's to enhance the flavors of the ingredients.
Oct 8, 2020
Tip: Save Time by Chopping Garlic and Saving it in Oil
There are some tasks in the kitchen I don’t enjoy: grating cheese, shucking corn, and peeling and chopping garlic among them. The kids can take over some of those tasks, and they should, because — just like my mother told me, over and over — while they live in my house, they have to live by my rules. She also observed that when I had my own house, I could make my own rules. She was right. This totally came true! I make rules all the time! Even though they get broken.
Sep 30, 2020
This Is the Ultimate Fall Salad
Most Wanted
We'll be eating this sweet and savory salad all season long.
Sep 23, 2020
10 Essential Items for Baking and Seasoning That Every Home Cook Needs Right Now
Kitchn Essentials 2020
Flour! Sprinkles! Flaky sea salt! Here's what we've been reaching for nonstop.
Sep 21, 2020
Freeze a Batch of Instant Pot Tomato Soup Before Summer Ends
It's the very best way to preserve summer tomato flavor.
Aug 31, 2020
The Ultimate Make-Once, Eat-All-Week Lunch
This 15-minute bean and veggie salad can easily transform into a new lunch every day.
Aug 27, 2020
Lal Masala Is the Superpowered Flavor Booster I Always Keep on Hand
Kitchn Love Letters
It's my secret weapon in the kitchen.
Aug 21, 2020
Get Your Fall Baking Started Early with Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
It's never too soon for pumpkin cake.
Aug 18, 2020
This Sunny Lemon Pasta Salad Is Bursting with Fresh Herbs
It's the tastiest solution to an overflowing herb garden.
Jul 28, 2020
This Fresh & Zippy Pasta Salad Is the Ultimate Work-from-Home Lunch
We'll show you how to eat it all week long.
Jul 28, 2020
This South Indian Sambar Is Spicy, Tangy, and Veggie-Packed
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
This smart shortcut version is easy to love.
Jul 28, 2020
Coconut Chutney Is One of the World’s Most Extraordinary Sauces. Here’s How to Make It.
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
The versatile South Indian condiment is ready in 15 minutes.
Jul 28, 2020
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Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Is a Make-Ahead Side That Will Get Major Attention
Potato salad gets a lot of love, and pasta salad is as easy as can be, but coleslaw is our go-to summer side dish. It’s easy to make, it takes no time at all, and it brings fresh, vibrant colors to your dinner table. Dare we say a great coleslaw will upstage a salad any day of the week?But this is not your everyday coleslaw. For starters, it ups the flavor ante with citrusy coriander and lime mayonnaise dressing.
Jul 15, 2020
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You’ll Want to Put This Charred Onion and Chili Crisp Dip on Everything
Onion dip is a staple at every festive gathering, from game-day spreads to the checkered banquet tables of summer. But it’s time to upgrade your recipe: If you think making onion dip means using a powder packet or standing guard over caramelizing onions on the stove, try this middle ground that’s fresh, modern, and easy.Our charred onion and chili crisp dip combines scallions and the garlicky heat of chili crisp with cool, creamy mayo.
Jul 15, 2020
How To Make Easy Homemade Corn Dogs: A Step-by-Step Guide
The very best way to make the state fair favorite at home.
Jun 24, 2020
Heirloom Tomato and Steak Caprese
Meet our favorite way to eat caprese for dinner.
Jun 24, 2020
Make a Big Batch of Pesto Pasta Salad, Eat It All Week Long
It deserves a permanent place in your fridge this summer.
Jun 23, 2020
How To Make the Best Vegan Pesto
It's actually incredibly easy to make a dairy-free pesto — and it's so darn tasty you'll never miss the cheese.
Jun 22, 2020
Yes, Your Spice Cabinet Needs Pickling Spice
If you've ever looked at a recipe for pickles or chutneys, you may have encountered an ingredient simply called "pickling spice."
Jun 20, 2020
This DIY All-Purpose Seasoning Blend Is the Perfect Father's Day Gift
He'll use it all summer long.
Jun 20, 2020
This No-Wilt Cabbage Tabbouleh Is the Perfect Work-from-Home Lunch
It's endlessly riffable and lasts for days in the fridge.
May 17, 2020
7 Ways to Eat & Drink Turmeric
Turmeric has long been a staple in Indian curries as well as in foods like mustard, but there are lots of other ways to eat and drink this spice.
May 1, 2020
5-Minute Banana Bread Mug Cake Is the Fastest Way to Get Your Banana Bread Fix
Don't wait a second longer to make it.
Apr 23, 2020
A Soothing Cinnamon Latte for Hard Times (with No Espresso)
Take a break.
Apr 7, 2020
Recipe: Greek Chicken Pasta with Olives and Feta
There’s more to this pasta dish than just chicken, olives, and feta. There are some artichoke hearts, fresh oregano, and a lemon vinaigrette — a whole mess of salty, tangy flavors. The idea for this recipe started with a leftover container of olives. I was imagining a pasta that mimicked a Greek salad, so we shopped for some feta cheese and a few fresh (pitted) olives to supplement the ones we had (which we had to pit — whew).
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Thai Coconut Soup
This Thai coconut soup is one of my absolute favorite soups for the winter — heck, for any season! With temperatures here in Edmonton, Canada plummeting to -40°C over the last week, this soup — with its delicately sweet, salty, and spicy flavors — has become more than just a craving: it’s a necessity. I love its versatility and how easy it is to make, particularly if you’ve made the curry paste in advance.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Broiled Salmon with Spiced Butter
Broiled salmon is one of the all-time great weeknight meals — the effort-to-deliciousness ratio really can’t be beat! Topped with a pat of spiced butter and served on a bed of fluffy brown rice, this is my favorite way to serve up tender fillets of fish. There are plenty of ways to cook up a salmon fillet, but searing and broiling is my hands-down favorite method.
Feb 3, 2020
How To Make the Very Best Vegetarian Chili
I've eaten a lot of vegetarian chili over the years, and this easy, customizable template makes the very best one.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: German Slow Cooker Pot Roast (Sauerbraten)
When it comes to fall comfort food, it doesn’t get much better than sauerbraten, the traditional German pot roast. An ideal candidate for the slow cooker, this hearty, sturdy cut of beef is transformed into an ultra-tender meal, flavored with the aromas of warm red wine and bright vinegar. Because tougher cuts of beef, like chuck and bottom round, are favored for this German favorite, sauerbraten is an ideal candidate for the slow cooker.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Apple, Sausage, and Smoked Cheddar Breakfast Casserole
This rustic casserole is inspired by an omelet that was my go-to brunch for years at the small cafe in my old New York City neighborhood. It’s filled with thick chunks of breakfast sausage, sweet apples, and smoky cheddar, making it appropriate for holiday get-togethers and those evenings when you want a cozy breakfast for dinner. I love this casserole for many reasons, but for me it elicits strong feelings of warmth, comfort, and happiness in that special way only food can manage.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Fajitas with Creamy Black Bean Spread
Fajitas taste best when the meat and veggies come straight off the grill, no question. But don’t let that stop you when it comes to getting your fajita fix. I make this recipe entirely on the stovetop, where the spicy chicken picks up a touch of char from the grill pan and the peppers cook until they are completely tender. Add a dollop of creamy black bean spread and we have dinner.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Gluten-Free Cornbread and Mushroom Stuffing
No need to skip the stuffing if gluten isn't your thing — just reach for cornbread instead.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Sunshine Smoothie with Coconut, Clementine and Turmeric
I am perpetually delighted by the fact that citrus comes into season at the very moment when we could use an extra boost of sunshine and vitamin C. And though citrus fruits aren’t the most common of smoothie ingredients, I really think they should be. Here’s a bright and fresh smoothie filled with clementines, coconut, and turmeric. Like a healthified Orange Julius, it makes a fabulous, filling breakfast or replenishing post-workout meal.
Jan 29, 2020
Moroccan Recipe: Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Almonds & Chickpeas
Let’s talk about this tagine for a second: it’s crazy good. The dish has so much going on—the fragrant and heavily-spiced sauce, the jammy apricots, the crunchy almonds—and yet it totally works. There’s good reason why this Moroccan dish is a classic. Tagine is the name for both the North African dish and the vessel in which it’s prepared.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Massaman Curry with Beef
Thai massaman curry — also known as matsaman or mussaman curry — is a creamy, mildly spicy, nutty, slow-cooked curry heavily influenced by Indian, Malaysian, and Persian cuisines. It is not originally a native Thai curry, but it’s been wonderfully assimilated into classic Thai cuisine. Massaman curry can be made with chicken, beef, or lamb, and it’s an elegant dish to serve for weeknight meals or dinner parties alike.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Savory Babka with Pesto, Ricotta, and Sun-Dried Tomato
It makes two loaves, so you don't even have to share.
Jan 21, 2020
Cheesy Garlic & Herb Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Thick rounds of sweet potato are seasoned, smashed, and roasted, creating crispy-edged medallions with creamy, tender centers.
Nov 25, 2019
We Compared Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Against Aldi’s New Version
Shopping
One was saltier but that's not necessarily a bad thing!
Oct 16, 2019
Good Product: Chili Garlic Sauce
Since we’re talking about restocking the pantry let us take a moment to pay homage to a little jar that is always, always, in the refrigerator. Chili garlic sauce, a little bottle of fiery, tangy goodness. We’ve talked about this sauce’s sibling, Sriracha hot chili sauce, that condiment out on the table at Asian restaurants all over the country.
Sep 11, 2019
Best Spice Storage Solution: Mason Jars
Spice storage is a challenge that bedevils many of us — especially those of us who use tablespoons, not pinches, of spices in our cooking. Indian, Indonesian, and Malaysian cooking often demand large amounts of spices — the average little spice bottle is gone in two cooking sessions. So I finally turned to the most practical option, and it is working splendidly. Mason jars prove their worth yet again.
Jun 8, 2019
How To Make DIY Instant Noodle Cups
Skip the weird artificial ingredients and flavorless nubs of dehydrated vegetables and make your own instant noodle cups.
Jun 5, 2019
Sweet, Spicy, Smoky: Chili 3000 from Penzeys Spices
When stocking up on chili powder earlier this season, we took a chance on Penzeys new Chili 3000 blend. We’ve been longtime users of their chili con carne blend (note: does not actually contain carne), so the idea of switching was a bit nerve wracking. In the end, there was one ingredient that won us over!Alongside the traditional ancho chilis, cumin, garlic, and paprika, Penzeys included something we’ve never seen before in a chili powder: lemon peel.
Jun 5, 2019
Winter Gift Recipe: Apple Spice Bourbon Infusion
Go ahead…start a new holiday tradition with this subtly sweet spiced bourbon.It’s cold. And when I think of a liquor that will warm you up, I think bourbon. (Although maybe that’s just because I love bourbon so much.) Add spices and apple and you’ve got a delicious little concoction that is perfect for wintry weather…and perfect for everyone on your list.I can’t think of enough good things to say about this drink. In fact, I am enjoying one as we speak.
Jun 5, 2019
Pantry Basics: The Very Best Cinnamon-Sugar Ratio
We’ve eaten a lot of cinnamon toast over the years and made more batches of gingersnaps than is probably healthy. We don’t like to brag, but we consider ourselves to be something of cinnamon-sugar aficionados. When it comes to the perfect ratio of cinnamon to sugar, we think we’ve nailed it.Consider this an all-purpose blend. It’s satisfyingly sweet with a definite, but not overwhelming, cinnamon presence.
Jun 5, 2019
How To Build a Spice Rack: Susy’s White and Minimal
When we showed you Susy’s simple and perfectly organized kitchen, several of you immediately went ga-ga over her minimalist spice rack. One reader sent us the photo above and begged us to tell her where to find. Well, you can’t buy it, but you can build it! Susy built the spice rack out of common and inexpensive materials, and she very kindly shared her template with us. Read on for instructions, photos and even a diagram!
Jun 5, 2019
Kitchen Tour: Devesh and Tara’s Spice Pantry
As I was thinking about kitchens that might be interesting to Kitchn readers, my dear friends Tara and Devesh came to mind. Not because they have a particularly unique kitchen. In fact, to the contrary: they have a fairly standard galley kitchen in a rental building. Well-equipped and up-to-date, but certainly not unique.What is unique, however, is their pantry, which is literally teeming with all manner of dried spices, pastes, dried beans, pickled items, sauces, and specialty flours.
Jun 5, 2019
What Are the Best Ways to Use Dried Herbs? 3 Tips from Heidi Swanson
I received some beautiful packets of dried herbs in the mail last week: fragrant whole buds of thyme and oregano from Greece. I sniffed, I admired. And then I put them in the pantry, because I have no idea what to do with dried herbs. I was genuinely thrown off dried herbs after too much musty dried oregano on homemade pizzas in childhood, and a run-in later with some dried thyme that, for me, ruined a dish. Call me scared, but I just can’t wrap my head around dried herbs.
Jun 5, 2019
Quick Tip: Boost Vegetable Soup With Poultry Seasoning
Despite its name, poultry seasoning has many uses beyond chicken and turkey dishes. We like using this classic herb and spice blend to boost the flavor of vegetable soups.Whether you make your own or buy a it from a store, the basic ingredients in poultry seasoning are usually dried sage and thyme, which give the blend an aromatic, woodsy flavor. Other ingredients might include marjoram, rosemary, celery seed, and black pepper.
Jun 4, 2019
Pantry Staples: Make Your Own Vegetable Bouillon!
It’s really surprising how few recipes are out there for homemade bouillon. Stock, yes. Court bouillon, sure. But a concentrated bouillon paste that we can use to whip up a quick vegetable broth or add flavor to a pilaf? Not so much. In fact, we only found one recipe that fits what we’re looking for.
Jun 4, 2019