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
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
The Wedding Registry Gifts We Still Use 10 Years Later (and the Ones We Don’t)Tools
It's been well over a decade now, and over the years we've put our registry list to the test.
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
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
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
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
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
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
What’s a Stock-the-Kitchen Bridal Shower?Kitchen
Bridal showers have come a long way since our moms (or maybe even some of us!) got married. These days, the guest list sometimes now includes the groom and all his buddies. Sometimes the gifts don’t even get wrapped (it’s called a display shower). And sometimes there are no gifts at all! There are all sorts of themes, games, and decoration ideas (thanks, Pinterest!).
May 1, 2019
5 Ways to Get the Cocktail-Hour Waitstaff to Come to YouSkills
There’s a certain type of person who never has to wait for a drink at a party. For some reason their mere presence causes any bartender or cocktail waiter in a close proximity to hop to attention, like James Bond for instance — I’m pretty sure he’s never had to flag down a bartender to order his signature martini. And waiters with hors d’oeuvres probably flock to him with trays of cocktail hot dogs.
May 1, 2019
10 Bridal Shower Favors Guests Will Actually Want to KeepKitchen
When it comes to throwing a bridal shower, whether it’s for your sister or your BFF, picking the favors for guests can be one of the hardest decisions. You want the favors to be cute, not cheesy, and something guests will actually use (read: you don’t want to give everyone another cheap-o wooden cheeseboard emblazoned with the couple’s monogram). Keep calm: We’ve rounded up 10 bridal shower favor ideas that definitely won’t be left behind. Carry on.
May 1, 2019
10 Cute and Easy Bridal Shower ThemesKitchen
Good news, all you maids of honor: You only need two things in order to come up with the most ingenious bridal shower theme of all time. First, start with a food the bride really likes. Got it? Now just think of one other thing that goes with it. That’s it! There’s your theme for the bridal shower! From there, planning the menu and the decorations is a piece of, um, three-tiered wedding cake. Here are 10 ideas to get your wheels spinning.
May 1, 2019
5 Food-Themed Bridal Shower Games That Are Actually FunKitchen
Bridal shower games have a reputation for being, well, kinda brutal. There’s the one where teams of women have to construct a wedding dress … on another woman … using toilet paper. And there’s the one where all the guests bring a pair of underpants to ultimately hang on a clothesline and make the bride guess who brought what. (Note: That might be the only time the word “underpants” has appeared on this site.) No, thank you!
May 1, 2019
The 10 Things to Register for at West ElmKitchen
If you love West Elm almost as much as your betrothed, you might want to consider registering there. Especially because the design shop goes so far beyond furniture and decorations — it’s got plenty of cute and useful stuff for your kitchen and dining room. Here are 10 things you should register for. (Or at least the things we’d register for if we were doing it all over again!
May 1, 2019
12 Ways to Be the Best Wedding Guest EverKitchen
Wedding season is upon us. While brides and grooms across the country are getting ready for one of the biggest days of their lives, they’re also planning one heck of a party. And it’s on you to be an awesome wedding guest. While you might be thinking, “Me? I’m a great guest!” check yourself against the list below to see if you really make the cut. Better to be safe than blacklisted, right?
May 1, 2019
How to Throw a Rustic Bridal Shower — Complete with a Menu, Recipes, Free Printable Invitations, and MoreRecipes
Type the words “rustic bridal shower” into Pinterest and the results are, well, overwhelming. How on earth do people manage to pull these things off? All that Kraft paper, twine, and wood! Turns out, though, a rustic bridal shower (or any other type of rustic-looking party) is actually pretty simple to throw. To prove it to you, we planned a cute bridal shower luncheon with tons of accessible ideas.
May 1, 2019
6 Tips for Creating a Group Recipe BookKitchen
What do you get someone who loves to cook but already has all the gadgets and gizmos she could possibly need? How about a handmade cookbook that contains recipes and anecdotes from all her friends and loved ones? It’s a great gift for milestone birthdays, going-away parties, and especially bridal showers (it’s been known to bring so many tears!). “I don’t think I received a more thoughtful or practical gift,” says Emily, a recent bride from Michigan.
May 1, 2019