Strawberry Cassata Cake Is a Wedding-Worthy Dessert
Pride Bakeshop
It's an effortlessly airy vanilla cake layered with velvety custard and perfectly ripe strawberries.
Aug 21, 2023
This Famous Carrot Cake Is the Star of Any Dessert Table
Cookbook Club
The secret ingredient? Cooked carrots.
Aug 3, 2023
A DIY Wedding Reception for 200: The Party PlanKitchen
This month we’re going to bring you a slightly different Gathering from The Kitchn (see our whole party series here!). Usually we show you a party we’ve thrown in our own homes, like a baby shower or a game night with friends. This week, however, I’m going to show you how I catered a friend’s wedding reception last month. It was a big job — appetizers and drinks for 200 people!
Sep 19, 2022
How To Make Classic French MadeleinesRecipes
A perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cup of tea.
Aug 19, 2022
Mexican-Style Fruit Kebabs Are the Grown-Up Cousin of Fruit SaladRecipes
Tajin seasoning makes these skewers sing.
Jul 5, 2022
Recipe: Rustic Honey and Almond Naked CakeRecipes
Looking for a baking project that screams spring? This stunning honeycomb almond cake requires just enough of your attention to get you in the baking zone without becoming overwhelming. It’s a great cake for pro-bakers and intrepid beginners alike, thanks to its mix of classic techniques with minimalist styling. If you’re in charge of dessert for a spring shower, birthday party, or afternoon tea, consider this rustic naked cake for the special occasion.
May 18, 2022
What Was the Best Wedding Meal You Ever Had?Kitchen
Summer is high season for weddings – do you have invitations coming by mail already? We have blogged extensively in the past about DIY wedding food – elegant finger food, for instance, and a whole menu of desserts that you can make yourself.We’re going to have a weekly column this summer on wedding and party food and some of the challenges of making a wedding or a party more delicious – whether you’re working with a caterer or all by yourself.
May 12, 2022
How Much Money Did You Spend on Food for Your Wedding?People
The ceiling for wedding costs is high – there’s the location, the flowers, and that dress — so where does food fit into the budget? There are so many different options for the food at your wedding, how do you decide how much to spend? We want to hear from our readers, and maybe learn what went behind that decision. There is a wide range of prices based on the kind of wedding you had.
May 4, 2022
The Fast and Fancy Appetizer Your Guests Will Go Wild For Recipes
The only dinner party appetizer you need.
Feb 28, 2022
Sponge CakeRecipes
Top with fruit and whipped cream, or layer it into a trifle.
Jan 31, 2022
Dynamite LumpiaRecipes
Surprise and delight your guests with this Filipino-style jalapeño popper.
Dec 29, 2021
Freeze-Ahead Horta Phyllo PocketsRecipes
These crispy, buttery phyllo triangles stuffed with mixed greens and feta cheese are a favorite with guests.
Dec 28, 2021
Lumpia ShanghaiRecipes
Between the savory filling and the crispy fried exterior, lumpia are easy to love.
Dec 26, 2021
Classic MacaronsRecipes
This recipe yields light-as-air results while being as unfussy as possible.
Dec 23, 2021
This One Ingredient Is Key to Perfect, Melt-in-Your Mouth BiscochitosRecipes
There's a reason they're the state cookies of New Mexico.
Oct 4, 2021
Sangria Shrub Punch Is Spritzy and CelebratoryRecipes
It's the ultimate dinner party cocktail.
Sep 18, 2021
This 5-Ingredient Pitcher Cocktail Is the Spritz of the SummerRecipes
It's impossibly easy and oh-so refreshing.
Jul 8, 2021
The Smart Costco Buy That Completely Saved My Wedding Budget
Tips from The Kitchn
Here comes the bride … with a smart money-saving tip.
Jun 22, 2021
I’m a Professional Kitchen Equipment Tester — Here’s What I Had on My Wedding RegistryTools
These are 10 of the things I was most excited to get.
Jun 6, 2021
This Classic 3-Ingredient Gin Cocktail Is Easy to Make and Easier to SipRecipes
It's oh-so refreshing and perfectly sweet.
Apr 29, 2021
This Light & Fluffy White Cake Is Perfect for Winter Holidays Recipes
It's a classic for a reason.
Dec 14, 2020
This Cosa Nostra Combines the Best of Classic Italian and American CocktailsRecipes
Consider it an Italian Old Fashioned.
Oct 22, 2020
What’s the Difference Between China and Dinnerware?Kitchen
If your answer to this question is, "Uh … one is fancy?" then you're on the right track. There's just a little more to it than that!
Oct 7, 2020
My Mom and I Are in the High-Risk Group for COVID, but My Sister Is Insisting We Travel to Be at Her Wedding This Fall. What Should I Do?
Ask Marge
I love my sister and I don’t want to ruin our relationship, so how do I tell her my mom and I can’t risk our health (and maybe even lives) by coming to her wedding?
Sep 2, 2020
What Are Some Fun Gluten-Free Dessert Options for a Wedding?Recipes
Q: I love the new wedding section of Apartment Therapy; it has great articles I have come to trust and send to those involved in my own wedding this fall. One question still lingers: What are some fun gluten-free dessert options for a wedding? Sent by Liz I have several family members with severe autoimmune diseases that make any consumption of gluten a disaster. I want a traditional wedding cake for myself (playing the bride card), but what are ideas for others?
Mar 4, 2020
My Greatest Wedding Gift Was 50 Recipes for a Happy MarriageRecipes
When Laura Leavitt planned her wedding in 2015, she sent out a request with her RVSP cards: "The back of the card is blank for you to share a favorite family recipe with the soon-to-be newlyweds, if you like.” Here's what she learned in her first year of marriage.
Feb 11, 2020
Recipe: Blackberry Croissant Breakfast BakeRecipes
When you start your day off with something sweet, like this breakfast bake, it’s pretty much a guarantee that it’s going to be a good one. This bake does the impossible: It improves on flaky, buttery croissants by soaking them in a rich, custardy liquid and baking them with a slew of juicy blackberries. The result is pure decadence for breakfast — something we all need every once in a while.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Bridal Shower SangriaRecipes
Expect to pour this all wedding season long.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: French 75 CupcakesRecipes
Nothing says celebration like cocktails and cupcakes, except when you combine the two. These French 75 cupcakes, based on the classic Champagne cocktail, are light and sweet with a distinctly boozy punch. Frosted with a Champagne buttercream and soaked in a lemon, gin, and sparkling wine syrup, these cupcakes are sweeter than a typical cocktail, but boast more booze than a typical boozy cupcake.
Jan 21, 2020
What’s the Best Food You’ve Ever Had at a Wedding?People
As we’re closing in on the tail end of peak wedding season, I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes great wedding food. If you’re serving upwards to 150 people, how do you make sure the food is still hot? Is a buffet the right choice? Is there a type of food that is a safer bet? What if you want something extra special? What’s the best option for vegetarians?
Jun 9, 2019
The 5 Most Popular Dinnerware Sets for MillennialsKitchen
When it comes to wedding registries, it probably comes as no surprise that there has been a dramatic shift away from so-called “wedding china.” More and more couples are choosing everyday dishes, but that doesn’t mean your dinnerware has to be boring! With wedding season just around the corner, we enlisted the help of wedding registry site Zola to see what real couples are registering for right now.
Jun 9, 2019
15 Questions to Ask Your Wedding CatererPeople
The dress, the flowers, the venue — yes, those are important decisions when planning a wedding, but for food-lovers, the biggest question is: What will we eat? Most couples are looking for a wedding caterer who provides great food, covers all the services they need, and is open to their feedback, but assessing potential caterers can be confusing. How do you know what you need if you’ve never planned a wedding before?
Jun 9, 2019
How To Make Really Big and Cheap Photo Posters for a PartyKitchen
Yesterday I showed you the Mother’s Day brunch I threw for my mother and grandmother. This was a pretty simple party — just Sunday lunch at home with family. But as a special touch I did a project I’ve been wanting to try for a long time: I made big black and white posters out of old family photos. This was surprisingly easy and inexpensive!
Jun 8, 2019
These Are the Most Popular Dinnerware Sets, According the Wedding Registry Experts at ZolaKitchen
The wedding pros at Zola are dishing on all things dinnerware.
Jun 5, 2019
10 Wedding Gifts for Couples Who Love to TravelKitchen
What to get that couple who seems to spend more time abroad or on the road than at home? (You know who we’re talking about: the couple with seemingly unlimited vacation days and frequent flyer miles, and the world’s most interesting Instagram account.) You want to get them something they’ll love, something they’ll use, and something they might not have already picked up on their travels.
Jun 4, 2019
The 10 Things Most Couples Are Adding to Their Wedding Registries These DaysKitchen
We asked the experts at Zola to dive into the data of the most-registered-for kitchen and home products.
May 30, 2019
How a Couple Cuts Their Wedding Cake Might Show How Long the Marriage Will LastSkills
Like many 30-somethings, I have gathered my fair share of memories of siblings, cousins, and best friends exchanging vows with their soul mates. I remember, sometimes through tears, the love and commitment two people shared on that day. Oddly, I cannot recall any instances of the mostly American tradition of two new spouses feeding cake to each other. (This is probably because I am usually asking someone what flavor the cake is and if I am allowed to break out my Tupperware at this time.
May 30, 2019
A Make-Ahead Menu for a Rustic Bridal Shower LunchRecipes
A bridal shower is mostly about showering the bride-to-be with gifts and love and playing silly games — but that doesn’t mean the food should be an afterthought. In fact, I don’t think there is a better way to show your affection and support for the bride than to also shower her, and her closest family and friends in attendance, with good food and drink. This menu will help you do just that, and do it with ease.
May 29, 2019
How To Make Strawberry RosesRecipes
Learn to turn fresh strawberries into decorative roses with just a paring knife.
May 28, 2019
The Second Most Popular Wedding Registry Item (After a Stand Mixer)People
If you were put on the spot and had to guess the most popular item so far for 2017 on the wedding registry website Zola, could you guess it? You’d probably get it right and guess a KitchenAid stand mixer, yeah? And not because we told you in the title of this post! You just know it’s a safe bet. “You cannot go wrong gifting a couple a KitchenAid stand mixer.
May 24, 2019
A Simple Champagne Wedding Reception in NormandyKitchen
It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: The French do everything with style, almost effortlessly. At a recent wedding in Normandy, I learned how to throw a Champagne reception the proper way, in a simple and beautiful setting, with minimalist, yet sublime hors d’œuvre, the perfect complement to Champagne and happiness. I may lack the proper setting at home, but I can definitely try for the menu.
May 24, 2019
This Australian Couple Just Had Their Dream Wedding at CostcoGroceries
"Where else can I get married to the one I love, in the place that I love, surrounded by the people I love?"
May 24, 2019
Of Course Gwyneth Paltrow Had Carrot Cake at Her WeddingPeople
The past couple of months have been preeeetty eventful for Gwyneth Paltrow. In September, she had to pay $145,000 to settle a consumer protection lawsuit that was filed over Goop’s claims that women should shove $55 jade eggs into their you-know-whats if they wanted to improve their reproductive health.
May 24, 2019
15 Mother’s Day Brunch DIY Decor IdeasLife
Not only is Mother’s Day a time to celebrate and thank all the wonderful moms in your life but it’s also a great excuse to host and style a beautiful spring brunch. Setting up a gorgeous table shows your guests how special they are and makes an event that much more memorable (and provides lots of great photo opps!). With the Spring season, there’s no shortage of colorful inspiration.
May 4, 2019
Living the DIY Wedding: Angel Food Wedding CakeRecipes
That being said, I had no intention of making a towering wedding cake. I just wanted dessert. Dessert around which some tiny semblance of ritual could occur. I looked at recipes for simple cakes, quick cakes, yellow cakes, and chocolate cakes. My trusted catering friend Katy phoned in every day from Portland, Oregon to see how I was holding up. When it came to the cake, she left no room for error and told me exactly what to do. “White cake is much more elegant than yellow.
May 3, 2019
Liqueur Lollipops: A Party-Friendly Way to Dress Up Sparkling WinePeople
Sparkling wine is already a festive pour for a party, but here’s an idea for making it a little more special: serve homemade fruit liqueur lollipops for guests to stir into their bubbly. It’s an elegant, surprising take on the usual champagne cocktail.
May 2, 2019
I’m Catering a Big Wedding This Spring. What Should I Make?People
With spring comes wedding season, and I just made plans with a friend to cater her wedding later this spring. I’ve done similar things before (like the sit-down dinner for my brother’s wedding a year ago), but this time will be a little different: we’re just serving hors d’oeuvres and small sweet bites after a late evening wedding. The crowd will be fairly large: about 250 people. So this is the moment when I turn to all of you and ask: what should I make?
May 2, 2019
My Favorite Easy, Make-Ahead Appetizer: Veggie & Hummus Cups (With 3 Tips)Skills
Several of you asked me about the crudité and hummus cups I served at the wedding I’ve been sharing with you this week. These are one of my favorite make-ahead appetizers for a big group; it’s so nice to have some fresh, crunchy vegetables in an easy-to-eat format. Here are a few tips for making these really stand out.
May 2, 2019
The Lightweight’s Guide to Drinking at Summer WeddingsSkills
Summer wedding season is here! It’s time to don your most festive duds, celebrate with friends and loved ones, and hopefully, come out on the other side without having made a drunken spectacle of yourself. It’s far too easy to overdo it at the open bar without a game plan, so I’ve come up with a strategy that helps me avoid ending up under the table. Here are some ground rules for the bar, and five low-alcohol sips to see you through.
May 2, 2019
The 5 Vegetarian Meals You’ll See at WeddingsKitchen
As a vegetarian, I’m fully ready to admit that my least favorite part of most every wedding I’ve been to is the food. While there have been a few memorable exceptions (and I freely acknowledge how ungrateful I sound), most of the vegetarian options I’ve had have been lackluster or obviously put together as an afterthought. In the end, it doesn’t matter that much because eating cake, dancing, and celebrating with friends and family are more important.
May 1, 2019
The 10 Essential Dinner Party Pieces to Put on Your Wedding RegistryKitchen
Setting up a wedding registry should be fun, but it’s often overwhelming. If you register for everything you might possibly use in any situation in any season, as many registry checklists suggest, you will end up with a lot of stuff and not a lot of space — and you’ll still be wondering what you really need! This is especially true when it comes to choosing items for present and future dinner parties. There’s a lot you could get, but what should you get?
May 1, 2019
6 Ways to Decorate with Baby’s BreathKitchen
One glance at the ethereal weddings and home-thrown showers on Pinterest shows that baby’s breath is alive and well … and not in the way you remember. Creative minds are putting the former filler-flower center stage — a spot commonly reserved for roses, peonies, and the like. The resulting centerpieces and other arrangements are effortless, chic, and minimal; in other words, everything that’s hot right now.
May 1, 2019
The Serving Set to Fit Everyone’s StyleKitchen
While it might not seem like it, wedding season is rapidly approaching. Before you know it, those first warm months of spring will be booked with engagement parties, bridal showers, and even a few early wedding ceremonies — which means it’s also registry season. If you like to go off-registry, which can be good or bad depending on how well you know the couple, it’s smart to get something so classic and universally appealing that your recipients can’t help but love it.
May 1, 2019
You’ll Never Guess the Number-One Registry ItemKitchen
This week we’re doing a bit of a deep dive into some of the current trends in wedding registries. After all, we’re just a few weeks away from the official start of wedding season. Registry site Zola has given us a look at the most popular items that couples on their site are registering for, and when we saw the number-one pick last month, we were kind of blown away. Any guesses as to what it might be? Did you guess gold flatware? Neither did we.
May 1, 2019
The Best Signature Cocktail for Your Zodiac SignKitchen
Planning a party, big or small, comes with endless choices — decision fatigue is real! So let your signature cocktail be an easy pick and leave it to the stars. Here’s what they have to say about your sipping future. Our first fire sign craves a little heat and something interactive since, Aries, you tend to lose interest quickly. Enter the DIY Dark & Stormy: The bartender hands you an ice-filled highball with dark rum and a lime wedge, plus a pretty bottle of ginger beer.
May 1, 2019
6 Wedding Registry Picks That Have No Place in Your Tiny KitchenKitchen
It’s tempting to go overboard on your wedding registry, but before you add the entire catalogue of kitchen gadgets to your gift list, really consider what you’ll use, what will turn to clutter, and what is downright useless. Here are the six things that have no place on your wedding registry if you live in a small space — especially if you’re a clutter-free couple like my fiancé and me. Ask yourself how often you really think you’re going to bake bread.
May 1, 2019
The 3 Ways We Made Family Recipes Part of Our WeddingRecipes
Two things my fiancé and I are excited about when it comes to our wedding are food and family. We’re sentimental and love to eat, so we made it a point to incorporate our favorite family recipes into the celebration, which neatly covers both our loves. It’s an easy way to personalize your big day and make your loved ones feel super, well, loved! Here’s what’s on our menu. Here are three approaches to incorporating family recipes into a wedding celebration.
May 1, 2019
Look at This Couple’s Engagement Photos from CostcoGroceries
Forget the woodsy, folksy engagement photos of yesterday, and welcome the new trendy thing: engagement photos taken in your favorite warehouse-style grocery store. Nothing says romance like giant vacuum-packed slabs of meat and packs of toilet paper large enough to TP an entire town. All jokes aside, I understand this couple’s shared devotion to Costco. When you’re into food, you spend a lot of time at the grocery store.
May 1, 2019
Can Someone Please Get Married on Halloween?Kitchen
Have you ever been to a wedding on Halloween? I haven’t, but this fake wedding reception from Hey Gorgeous Events has me wishing I was going to one this year! See how a romantic black, gold, and blush color palette transforms the holiday from eek to chic. Rhiannon Bosse, the talented blogger behind Hey Gorgeous Events, thought of the idea to create a Halloween wedding more than 10 months in advance. The first thing that came to her? The tablescapes.
May 1, 2019
Look What IKEA Finally Offers!Kitchen
You guys, IKEA is finally launching a gift registry! It’s true. You can now create shop-able wish lists for weddings, baby showers, housewarmings, or any other special occasion that calls for people to buy you presents. Presents, we say! To make a registry, you have to be an IKEA Family member, but that’s free and you get a ton of discounted deals throughout the year, so you really should sign up for that anyway.
May 1, 2019
The Best Wedding Gift I Received (That I Now Give to Everyone)Groceries
This is the one wedding present the bride and groom are sure to love. Hint: It's not money.
May 1, 2019
5 Wedding Bloggers Share the Best Gifts They Received When They Got MarriedGroceries
You can't go wrong with any of these ideas!
May 1, 2019
Wedding Registries Are a Necessary Evil. Here’s How You Make Your Peace with Them.People
It’s happening. Your wedding is approaching, and your mom and your aunties are on your case. You need to register — and STAT — before someone forcibly sticks one of those scanner guns in your hand and marches you over to the nearest department store. So what’s the hold up? As someone who’s been writing about (and struggling with) the idea of the registry for more almost a decade, I have a few guesses.
May 1, 2019
10 Off-the-Registry Gift Ideas Newlyweds Are Sure to LoveKitchen
Going off-registry for a wedding gift can be a risky thing. Chances are, the bride and groom spent tons of time picking out specific items that they either need or really want. If you’re gonna get them something that’s not on the registry, you’ve gotta be sure it’s really going to surprise and delight them — in a good way. We don’t know your friends, but we’re guessing a custom-made platter with their faces emblazoned onto it is not going to do that.
May 1, 2019
The Best Bridal Shower Advice, According to BridesKitchen
In a perfect world, a bridal shower is a meaningful way to celebrate the bride, and a forum for family members, friends, and coworkers to mingle before the main event. Gifts are given to either make the lady of the hour feel pampered or to enhance her home. The food is tasteful, and planned activities (if any) are low-key and optional. However, there are a lot of things that can complicate a bridal shower. For starters, some brides don’t actually want one.
May 1, 2019
10 Surprising Places You Can Build a Wedding RegistryPeople
You know that you can go play with one of those fun scanner guns (or your phone, because it’s 2017!) at the usual registry-friendly shops like Macy’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond. But did you know that more and more retailers are launching their very own registry services? They are!
May 1, 2019
The 10 Things to Register for at TargetKitchen
You know to go to Target when you need trash bags and adorable decorative baskets, but have you thought about registering for your wedding there? You should! For starters, the site and the registry app are both incredibly easy to navigate. And Target sells all the brands you know and love (think: KitchenAid, Nespresso, Vitamix, to name a few), and the oh-so-cute in-house brand, Threshold, which has never made something we didn’t want.
May 1, 2019