25 Ways to Have Baked Potatoes for DinnerRecipes
On their own, baked potatoes are one of the absolute best foods. They’re cheap, filling, and require practically zero effort to make. All you really need is salt, pepper, and a pat of butter. You could be satisfied — no, delighted — by this simplest of preparations. But let us indulge, if you will, in what a humble baked potato could become.You don’t even need a recipe.
Jan 31, 2024
9 Easy Ways to Upgrade a Box of Mac and CheeseRecipes
It takes almost zero effort.
Jan 26, 2024
The 35 Best Small Kitchen Storage and Organization Ideas You’ll Want to Try ASAP
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Make the most of the space you have with these smart tricks.
Oct 17, 2023
The 40 Most Brilliant Kitchen Organization Hacks of All TimeKitchen
You (and your kitchen) can thank us later.
Oct 13, 2023
13 Surprising One-Ingredient Toppings for Corn on the CobRecipes
Because sometimes butter is boring.
Aug 29, 2023
We Tried 5 Tricks for Peeling Eggs and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Showdown
We also discovered a few fun party tricks.
Aug 21, 2023
11 Ways to Love Caesar Salad, From the Classic to Vegetarian WrapsRecipes
A classic Caesar salad combines crisp romaine, croutons, parmesan cheese, and that briny-tangy dressing you get from egg yolks, lemon juice, and anchovies. Once you’ve figured out those core ingredients, you can give way to a bevy of variations: use different greens, add chicken or pasta, or roll it all up in a wrap. These 11 stunning salads are proof that Caesar salad is truly anything but boring.
Aug 8, 2023
Why You Might Want to Take It Slow With SunchokesSkills
Sunchokes, also known as Jerusalem artichokes, are a funny-looking tuber with a delicate, artichoke-like flavor, and they have been growing in popularity in recent years, popping up at farmers markets and on restaurant menus around the country. But before you go on a sunchoke binge, you should know its unofficial nickname: the Fartichoke. Bon Appétit discovered the sunchoke’s bad reputation while talking to chef René Redzepi of Noma restaurant in Denmark.
Jul 25, 2023
The Secret to an Uber-Spongy Cake Is … Ice WaterSkills
There might be some actual legit science behind why adding ice water to white cake is such a brilliant move.
Jul 14, 2023
30 Easter Dinner Dishes That Aren’t Ham or LambRecipes
This year I'm skipping the classics in favor of options that are simple yet still feel special.
Jun 9, 2023
5 Unexpected Ways to Use Curry PasteSkills
I’ve been adding curry paste to an assortment of old standby dishes to give them a bit of kick. If you have half a can of curry paste lying about here are a few unexpected ways to put it to good use!I’ve written about my favorite curry paste in the past and it should be noted that I am a huge fan of green over red curry pastes. That’s simply a matter of taste, but I have found that I have better luck controlling the heat without many surprises.
May 3, 2023
5 Ways to Make a Meal Out of Frozen Hash BrownsSkills
Of all the ingredients in all the world, potatoes happen to be my favorite. Fried, mashed, and nestled under a roasting chicken, I love them no matter the preparation. I even love them frozen. And that’s because, when it comes to making a quick, filling snack, there’s no better item to have on hand than shredded hash browns. Frozen hash browns have chameleon-like properties. When fried or baked, they add a surprising pop of crunch to an otherwise texture-less dish.
May 1, 2023
Here Are the 27 Greatest Decluttering Tips of All TimeKitchen
"Keep what you need and what makes you happy" is enough of a North Star for some people. But many of us need a little extra guidance to help decide what's worth keeping.
Mar 28, 2023
Three Ways to Create a Sugar Crust on Homemade Crème BrûléeSkills
Crème brûlée seems to be a dessert locked in step with Valentine’s Day: It’s classic, easy, and impressive. But what is crème brûlée without its crisp top of just-burnt sugar? Just custard, that’s what. Here are the three most common ways to melt sugar on crème brûlée, including one that’s newer to us. Sprinkle a thin layer of sugar over the top of the custard, and shake the dish to distribute it evenly.
Dec 15, 2022
5 Fun Alternatives to Graham Cracker CrustsSkills
My favorite part of a pie or tart, hands-down, is the crust. In fact, if there’s a double crust, I’m even happier. And while graham cracker pie crust is one of the easiest crusts to make, don’t forget that there is a whole world of other fun possibilities out there that are equally delicious. Pretty much any crunchy thing that’s cookie or cracker-like can work in as a pie crust. You just have to grind it up, mix it with some butter to hold it together, and press and bake.
Dec 3, 2022
Powdered Cheddar Cheese Is Going to Change How You Make Mac and CheeseSkills
The cheesiest solution comes from the pantry.
Dec 1, 2022
7 Things to Do with Leftover BiscuitsSkills
You may want to consider doubling your next batch of biscuits.
Nov 30, 2022
7 Alternative Ways to Keep Thanksgiving Dishes WarmSkills
Making sure Thanksgiving food stays warm can be quite a hard thing to pull off once the turkey’s in the oven and every ounce of stove space is being used to do last-minute cooking. And maybe Aunt Martha showed up with an unexpected dish, throwing a wrench in your carefully thought out planning and timing for heating and warming all the food. Well, fear not!
Oct 7, 2022
How to Get Grease Stains Out of Clothes: 3 Easy Methods
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Our go-to method just calls for some liquid dish soap!
Sep 25, 2022
10 More Ways to Use Up Leftover Coconut MilkRecipes
When a recipe calls for coconut milk, you often end up with a little left over, which leads to the question of how to use the extras. The good news is that whether you freeze it in an ice cube tray for future smoothies, spritzers, and curries, or use it throughout the week, there are endless ways to work this non-dairy milk into your sweet and savory dishes alike. And often, even a little splash will prove enough to transform the flavor profile (and texture!) of a dish.
Sep 19, 2022
The Easiest Way to Unravel a Roll of Aluminum Foil with a Ragged Edge
Organizing Tips from Kitchn
There is one major drawback, though.
Sep 15, 2022
Homemade Caramel Syrup for Your CoffeeRecipes
For me, there’s not much better than an ice-cold coffee on a hot summer day. One problem though: if you want to sweeten your coffee you only have a few options. Option one is to use sugar, which is hard to dissolve and can result in a pile of sugar gunk at the bottom of your glass. Option two is using a store-bought coffee syrup, but those tend to be cloyingly sweet and flavored with junk. The hidden third option is to make your own syrup at home.
Sep 13, 2022
5 Fabulous Ways to Flavor Your PopcornSkills
Let’s be honest — when it comes to popcorn, the plain stuff is kind of boring. I’m not saying I’d turn it down, but it just feels a little lackluster. Sure, it has the crunch factor going for it (I’ll give it that), but there’s no flavor or pizzazz. Let’s call popcorn what it really is: a bite-sized vessel waiting to get loaded up with all of your favorite flavors and toppings. Each of these five simple bowls of popcorn starts off the same way.
Sep 12, 2022
We Just Found a New, Unexpected Use for Aluminum Foil
Tips from The Kitchn
It has nothing to do with food.
Sep 9, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Cauliflower LeavesSkills
Last weekend, I found proof that the best things in life really do come for free. And when I say “things,” I’m talking about cauliflower leaves. Bags and bags of cauliflower leaves, which usually get tossed away or given (to people like me) at no extra cost (usually for the compost). But secretly, they also have a place in your fridge and kitchen.
Sep 8, 2022
Best Ways to Fix Scratches on Wood Tables
Tips from The Kitchn
Have you heard of the tricks with tea bags and walnuts? What about the rest of these?
Sep 8, 2022
Why You Should (Almost) Never Use Your Oven’s Self-Cleaning FunctionKitchen
This past week marked a special moment in my life. After living with an extra-small oven for years, pushing it hard — using it to test an entire book about casserole recipes, with pans that barely fit into its little cavity — I’m now the proud owner of a 30-inch double oven. I lucked out and found the exact oven I desired (and couldn’t afford at full price) for a fraction of its list price on Craigslist, barely used and with a 3-year warranty remaining.
Sep 8, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Stock and Broth?Skills
Do you know?
Sep 6, 2022
Did You Know You Can Eat Pumpkin Leaves?Skills
When it comes to gardening, I have more of a knack for killing plants than producing any kind of successful harvest. As such, it has befallen my husband to take full charge of tending to our summer garden, and his most treasured plant is this enormous, enthusiastic pumpkin vine. Its produce will be of the Halloween carving variety, not so great for eating. Luckily, I’ve still got some plans for its smaller, younger leaves, which as it turns out, are edible and popular in many cuisines.
Sep 2, 2022
I Cleaned My Oven Door with a Dishwasher Tablet
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Here's how it went.
Aug 31, 2022
The Best Way to Keep Lemons Fresh for a Whole MonthSkills
Lemons are an ideal way to perk up early spring cuisine; from salads to fish and desserts, they are an easy flavor booster to keep on hand. However, I always end up planning a meal around my last lemon, only to find out it has become hard and yields as much juice as a potato. Then I discovered this simple tip for making sure you get every last drop out of your lemons. Lemons sealed in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator tend to keep fresh longer.
Aug 31, 2022
Can You Really Use Your Microwave to Shuck Corn?
It seems too good to be true. Is it?
We tested an easy way to remove the husks and silk from corn on the cob in the microwave, and the results were startling. Learn about this technique and whether it works here.
Aug 22, 2022
6 Brilliant Back-to-School Supplies That’ll Instantly Organize Your Kitchen
Organizing Tips from Kitchn
There are so many ways to use a binder clip!
Aug 25, 2022
How to Keep Guacamole GreenSkills
It has nothing to do with lime, the pit, or plastic wrap.
Aug 22, 2022
6 Easy Ways To Deal With Stinky Cooking Smells
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Number 5 might be new to you!
Aug 22, 2022
The Right Oven Temperature for Homemade PizzaSkills
Testing the upper limits of your oven's heat might give you better pizza at home.
Aug 18, 2022
Use This Simple Trick to Determine Whether an Avocado Is Ripe InsideSkills
There's a simple, foolproof way to tell whether you will discover a creamy, luscious green interior or a brown slimy mess the next time you cut open an avocado.
Aug 16, 2022
5 Ways to Actually Enjoy Eating an Underripe AvocadoSkills
Did a bin of firm, underripe avocados dash your hopes for a piece of avocado toast once again? I don’t mean avocados that are still rock-hard — those specimens that seem like they require a chainsaw to cut open. I’m talking about the avocados that dash your plans because they’re just a little too firm for making your favorite batch of guacamole.
Aug 16, 2022
5 Amazing Ways to Eat Hard-Boiled EggsSkills
When it comes to egg preparation, you really can’t get more versatile than hard-boiled. Whether you peel and eat them as is, devil them, or make them into their own salad, this is one satisfying food, either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But don’t stop there — it’s time to break out of your shell and explore all the other egg-cellent possibilities. We’ve come up with quick and easy ways to make even the simplest preparation better.
Aug 4, 2022
Cooking Oatmeal in a Rice Cooker Is a Brilliant Move. Here’s How to Do It.Skills
The rice cooker has always been one of my favorite appliances. We eat steamed rice at least once a week and usually make enough to have leftovers for fried rice. I’m perfectly capable of cooking rice on the stove, but my rice cooker has an easy-to-clean nonstick lining and can keep the rice warm for hours, making it something I can turn on right before I leave the house in the morning. But to be honest, this appliance takes up a lot of space.
Aug 1, 2022
5 Surprising Pantry Ingredients That Can Actually Help Your Plants Thrive
Tips from The Kitchn
Pour some beer into empty tuna cans!
May 27, 2022
5 Small Ways to Reorganize Your Fridge for Smarter CookingKitchen
If you cook regularly, your fridge probably looks a lot like mine: stuffed with ingredients for upcoming meals, leftovers from previous meals, and odds and ends from cooking (half an onion here, an almost-full container of chicken broth there). It’s not easy to keep a hardworking fridge like this clean and organized, but we have 5 simple tips for quickly reorganizing your fridge for more space, more efficient cooking, and even better eating habits.
May 13, 2022
Our 15 Smartest & Most Surprising TipsSkills
Some of our favorite tips to share on The Kitchn are those that are so simple and smart, they make you wonder, Why didn’t I think of this sooner? This year some of our favorite surprising discoveries included the best ever trick for separating eggs, a hack that turns a $50 ice cream maker into a $300 model, and the easiest way to keep a cut apple fresh all day.
May 12, 2022
5 Small, Easy Snacks from an AvocadoSkills
In case you haven’t heard, avocados taste great. And whether you use them to make guacamole or the ever-popular avocado toast, they also make a great snack. Which is why, today, I want to look deeper into avocado’s bag of tricks and show you what else this fruit can do — beyond getting smashed into a creamy spread. Almost all of these bites are raw and don’t require cooking or heat (hooray!
May 12, 2022
5 Ways to Enjoy the Savory Side of YogurtSkills
On the list of things to add to your yogurt, vegetables of any way, shape, or form are likely at the bottom of your list. Layer in fruit jam and you’ve got DIY fruit-on-the-bottom. Swirl in honey and peanut butter and you’ve practically got dessert. So why even go beyond the world of sweet mix-ins and dig into something more savory? Because it opens the door to a whole new world of snacking options.
May 12, 2022
10 Surprising Foods You Can Make in a Slow CookerSkills
It’s fall, which means it’s time to pull out the ol’ slow cooker! We’ve shared a few of our favorite slow cooker recipes in the past, including tried-and-true recipes for barbacoa beef, lemon garlic chicken, and curried vegetable stew. But did you know you can also use your slow cooker to make cheesecake? Fruit butters? Even bread? Yes, indeed. • 1 Oatmeal: We love steel cut oats, and this recipe makes magic out of them. A perfect way to wake up in the morning!
May 11, 2022
Another Way to Use That Above-Cabinet Space? Hang a Shelf There!Kitchen
Ah, that awkward space above the kitchen cabinets — you know the one. In the past we’ve discussed using baskets or a bit of eye-catching wallpaper to fill the void. Still uninspired? Here’s one more idea to add to the list: hang a shelf there! One of the biggest problems Danielle — who works as the senior director of communications at One Kings Lane — had with her small kitchen was (surprise, surprise) not enough storage.
May 11, 2022
Fun Fact: You Probably Have Extra Storage Space That’s Hiding in Plain Sight
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
It's definitely going to waste right now.
May 11, 2022
2 Brilliant Painting Hacks You Need to Know Before You Even Think About Picking Up a Roller
Tips from The Kitchn
No more messy paint can!
May 6, 2022
An Unexpected (and Super-Smart) Way to Use a Tension Rod in Your Kitchen
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
This whole space got organized for just $10.
May 5, 2022
5 Things to Add to Tonight’s Chinese Takeout Order to Make Dinner Tomorrow FasterSkills
When it’s been one of those days, sometimes the only solution is ordering Chinese takeout for dinner. And that’s OK, because scallion pancakes can make those days feel a little better. But tomorrow, you’ve promised yourself that you’ll get it together and cook dinner. How do you make that promise a little easier on yourself? Add a few extras to your takeout order tonight and lean on them tomorrow.
May 4, 2022
The Surprising Reason Why You Should Start Keeping a Clothespin in Your Kitchen
Tips from The Kitchn
Hint: We are NOT suggesting you use it to close chip bags.
May 2, 2022
8 Ways to Spend Less Money at the Grocery Store, According to Budget-Minded ShoppersGroceries
Including a trick that can help you find "big pieces of salmon" for just $2.50!
Apr 25, 2022
The Smartest Way to Use All Those Plastic Spoons You Get When You Order Takeout
Tips from The Kitchn
This tip comes just in time for spring.
Apr 19, 2022
The Surprising Office Supply I Use in the Kitchen Almost Every Day
Tips from The Kitchn
Take note, if you ever struggle to open jars.
Apr 15, 2022
The Most Brilliant Way to Get Just a *Little* More Space Out of Your Spice Cabinet
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
This organizing hack will only cost you a few bucks.
Apr 12, 2022
This Simple Amazon Trick Will Help You Save Big Bucks on Home Decor
Shopping
Coveting a pendant light for your kitchen? Here's how to find a look-alike for much, much less.
Apr 4, 2022
8 Surprising Ways to Use Coconut Oil — Beyond Cooking
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Try it on leather, stainless steel, and more!
Apr 3, 2022
Here’s How to Open Your Spaghetti Bags Correctly, According to an Official NonnaSkills
This is how an Italian Nonna does it!
Apr 1, 2022
Martha Stewart’s Charming DIY Café Curtains Are Made from a Classic Kitchen Staple
Tips from The Kitchn
You can totally steal this look!
Mar 22, 2022
The Surprising (and Effective!) Way to Clean Stains off a Glass Baking Dish
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It's a speedy method to cleaning your baked-on mess.
Mar 11, 2022
The Best Way to Put that Last Slice of Sandwich Bread to Good Use
Tips from The Kitchn
We promise, this trick won't get stale!
Mar 10, 2022
I Figured Out How to (Essentially) Get My Costco Membership for FreeGroceries
This trick might just work for you, too.
Mar 9, 2022
This Vacuum-Seal Hack Is Ridiculously Simple and Uses Two Things You Already HaveSkills
Spoiler alert: You use at least one of them every single day!
Mar 4, 2022
This Smart TikTok Hack (and the Comments!) Can Help You Deal with a Stinky Kitchen Trash Can
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Hint: You might already have what you need for your bathroom.
Feb 28, 2022
The $2 Hack That Makes My Weekday Meals Feel Like Fancy Restaurant DinnersGroceries
This little trick works with sauces, roasted meats, and sautéed vegetables.
Feb 28, 2022
This Viral TikTok Hack for Easy Paint-Matching Is Straight-Up Brilliant
Tips from The Kitchn
It's even got the thumbs up from a professional!
Feb 26, 2022