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What's the Difference Between Cold Brew and Iced Coffee?
Plus, how to make each at home.
Jul 16, 2022
The Clever Parchment Paper Hack That Keeps Leftover Cake from Drying Out
Parchment paper is truly a magical tool!
Jul 15, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Café au Lait, Cappuccino, Latté, and Macchiato?
Whether we’re headed across campus for class or into the office for work, chances are that most of us have a travel mug of something caffeinated in our hands. According to the National Coffee Association, Americans drink an estimated 517 million cups of coffee per day, and 43 percent of those cups are either lattes, cappuccinos, or macchiatos. That means nearly half of all coffee consumed in the United States involves some variation of coffee + milk + foam.
Jul 11, 2022
What’s the Difference Between a Cobbler, Crumble, and Crisp?
Here's everything you've ever wanted to know, including how they get their names.
Jun 6, 2022
How to Properly Freeze Pesto So You Can Enjoy It Later
These are the two best ways to do it!
Jun 22, 2022
I’ve Perfected Making Pasta Salad — These Are the 5 Tricks I Swear By
Take your pasta salad to the next level.
Jun 27, 2022
How Long Does Ice Cream Last in the Freezer?
Here's how long it lasts, plus how to prolong its life.
Jun 22, 2022
What Causes You the Most Dinner Stress?
Take this 60-second survey so we can help.
Jun 17, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Frozen Custard and Ice Cream?
Further proof that it's our differences that make us beautiful.
Jun 9, 2022
8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Use to Make a Pie Crust
Pretzel pie crust? Yes, please!
Jun 9, 2022
Marinade Is the Key to the Juiciest, Most Flavorful Food — But How Exactly Does It Work?
Here's everything you need to know about marinating meat, seafood, and more.
Jun 9, 2022
The Simple Trick for Tender, Juicy Meatballs
Making this easy ingredient swap will take your meatballs to the next level.
Jun 6, 2022
Ina Garten's Amazingly Simple Hack Absolutely Transformed My Grain Salads
Remember this one step when making your salads from now on.
Jun 4, 2022
The One Thing You Should Be Doing With Tea Bags (Besides Making Tea)
It's the key to super tasty drinks, sweets, and fruit salads.
May 27, 2022
We Tried 8 Ways of Making Caramel Sauce and the Winner Is Absolutely Foolproof
Add one simple ingredient for guaranteed success.
May 26, 2022
How To Make an Anatomically Correct Lego Cake
Speaking of birthday cakes, I made one last weekend. This particular cake was for a friend’s son, who was having his eighth birthday. My friend’s son is madly into LEGOs, and when he saw a building block cake on LEGO’s website, he fell in love. My friend, who is a magnificent cook but doesn’t bake, asked if I would try it. Sure! Why not? I went looking online for LEGO cake inspiration and discovered many, many cakes — but a dearth of really practical directions.
May 13, 2022
Make Your Own Homemade Cake Mix
We’ve talked a little bit about box mixes this week, and tomorrow we’re going to look at what’s better, when it comes to cake — boxed, or from scratch. But we also wanted to interject this note into the discussion: Did you know that you can make your own cake mix? This bright tip comes from I Am Baker. She assembles this cake mix out of flour, sugar, and a few other staples and throws it all into a jar for quicker cake-making down the road.
May 13, 2022
Wine and Soup: Easy Pairing Tips
February is Soup Month at The Kitchn, so I thought that I would look at some great soup and wine combinations. Traditionally, soup has been considered a difficult course to pair with wine. The reason for this is texture. Pairing liquid with liquid simply did not seem like an appealing combination. Well, as we all know, there is soup and there is soup.So don’t let incumbent ideas about food pairing stop you from enjoying a glass of wine with your next soup dish.
May 13, 2022
Recipe Template: How to Make Beef Stew
Rich, long-simmered stews are as satisfying to eat as they are to make. It’s all about building layers of flavor and then stepping away from the stove to let the low heat gently do its magic. You don’t need a recipe – just a few basic guidelines will help create the perfect stew!Note for Vegetarians – Sure, you can make stew, too! Instead of meat, try adding about a pound of mushrooms and a pound of potatoes.
May 13, 2022
5 Ways to Shake Up Boring Ice Cubes
You’ve taken care to create a perfect cocktail, so why dull it down with a boring icecube? Read on for 5 cures to the common ice cube.• Striped Ice Cubes: More than just eye candy, these pretty cubes can even be made with alcohol. It adds another dimension to any cocktail!• Spherical Ice Cubes: These ice spheres are a bit more challenging to make (don’t even get us started on how to make the ice perfectly clear), but impressive nonetheless.
May 13, 2022
What’s the Deal with Heirloom Lettuce?
We hear plenty about heirloom tomatoes and heirloom beansWe find the heirloom lettuce from Earthbound Organic to be especially good. In addition to the petite heads (left), they sell a mix of heirloom leaves. If you like a mix of crunchy and tender bites in your salad, you have to check it out.So, what is heirloom lettuce? And can fancy lettuce really taste that much better than a head of romaine? Yes, actually.
May 12, 2022
Top Five: Ways to Use Cucumbers (Other Than Salad!)
Cucumbers are far more versatile than you might imagine. Their mild, slightly sweet flavor makes them the perfect palate for most any flavor–Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, you name it!Here are a few of our favorite ways to use up summer cucumbers while they’re still fresh and crunchy. What are yours?Make Pickles. It’s not nearly so hard to make pickles as you might imagine since the majority of the work comes if you want to can them for long-term storage.
May 12, 2022
Helpful Tip: Bake Up Some Sweet Potatoes!
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a quick but filling and nutritious meal on a busy day. One thing I’ve learned to do is to tuck a few sweet potatoes into the oven whenever I’m baking something. That way, I have a head start on a delicious, nutritious meal, ready to go whenever I’m hungry but pressed for time. Read on for several suggestions for how to use a baked sweet potato.
May 12, 2022
The One Night I Always Include in My Meal Plan
A night for pizza and a night for leftovers are always on my meal plan, but there’s one other night that I always include in my meal plan. Sometimes I plan it for a specific night, or other times it is just in my back pocket as Plan B. Every meal plan needs at least one no-brainer meal that can be made quickly with basic ingredients. Mine is breakfast for dinner or, as I like to call it, “BFD.
May 12, 2022
Kitchen Science: Demystifying Gluten
Ah, gluten. Bread bakers love it and pastry chefs keep it at a respectful distance. So what’s the deal with gluten and what can we oh-so-humble home cooks do about it?All flour contains a certain percentage of protein, ranging from 8% for cake flour to around 13% for durum semolina (pasta) flour. When activated, these proteins cling together to form strands of gluten.
May 12, 2022
Odd Bedfellows: Ranch Dressing on a Breakfast Sandwich?
My husband and I were traveling last weekend and stopped in for breakfast at a local coffee shop. Ordering our favorite egg and cheese breakfast sandwich, we were confronted with the option of adding a shmear of ranch dressing. What would you have said?The first morning, we both shook our heads and stayed with our tried-and-true favorite. But the idea of that ranch dressing stuck with me all day. I couldn’t stop trying to imagine what that combination of flavors would taste like.
May 12, 2022
How Can I Make Cake Pops Less Sweet?
Q: Speaking of cake pops — any tips on making them less sweet? I know they are an inherently sweet dessert, but I have reservations serving them as I feel they might be too sweet for most people.I’ve make the version from Bakerella’s book with her homemade white cake recipe and storebought icing. (A compromise as I was short for time). PS. Shark-jumped or not, they are new to most of my friends and impressing them is fun!
May 12, 2022
Why Does Pita Bread Mold So Fast? (And How To Stop It?)
Q: Why does pita bread mold so quickly? I love pitas for sandwiches, dipping, chips, etc. but every time I buy some it molds in my cupboard or on my shelf within a day or two (long before I can eat it all). I hate to stick it in the freezer immediately because that takes away its fluffiness and freshness.My other breads don’t mold this quickly. What’s the deal? And, is there any way to avoid pita molding?!
May 12, 2022
For One or Many: Breakfast Meze
In her tricks to help grown-ups eat breakfast, Sarah Rae suggested buying and eating food that you really like. It got me thinking about my most memorable breakfasts, and the fact that they have nothing to do with the oatmeal I usually eat – or forget to eat – each morning. So, this week, I tried something different.Some of my favorite breakfasts are those spent at the family home of an Armenian friend.
May 12, 2022
5 Small, Easy Snacks from an Avocado
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
The Skinny On (Uncured) Beef Bacon
Beef bacon. It just sounds weird to say. Bacon as most of us know it comes from pigs and there’s never really been a reason to question that. Before now, beef bacon has only been available through Halal Butchers (for the most part), although it’s slowly creeping onto your local grocery store shelves. We took it for a test run this morning and as you might expect there are some differences! For our morning test run we used not only beef bacon, but uncured beef bacon.
May 12, 2022
Questions for David Lebovitz: Best Advice for First-Time Ice Cream Chefs?
We’re big fans of David Lebovitz here at The Kitchn. We toured his Paris kitchen earlier this year, and just last week we gave away several copies of his fabulous ice cream cookbook, The Perfect Scoop. He also graciously agreed to answer several questions for us – on all things ice cream, of course! Our first question was simple: what advice would you give to a first-time ice cream chef?Here’s David’s response.
May 12, 2022
Customized Ice Cream: 5 Tips For Creating Your Own Ice Cream Flavor
Our Best Lick Contest 2008 is ending on Monday, making this your last weekend to tweak, fiddle, and experiment! If you’ve been having trouble settling on that perfect finishing touch, here are a few tips for boosting flavor and getting your ice cream just the way you like it.For any of these tips, start with a basic custard or non-dairy ice cream recipe and take it from there.1. Infuse flavor into the base.
May 12, 2022
Good Question: How Do I Make Chewy Caramels?
Juliet is frustrated in her quest to make soft, chewy caramels – can anyone help?About making caramel candy–you know, the nice soft chewy kind with cream and butter in it? Well, I’ve now tried twice to make it: the first time it came out too hard, but with a perfectly pleasant toffee-like result.
May 12, 2022
My Pantry Essentials: 5 Staples When Cooking for Two
With no one to hold us accountable, my husband and I have been known to devour entire bags of chips with bowls of salsa and call it dinner. A household of two can sometimes lead to strange dining decisions. However, we do try to limit this kind of activity to the occasional dalliance by keeping the cupboards stocked with a few dinner essentials. Since I work as a food writer, you’d think that my husband and I would eat like rock stars all day, every day. Not so.
May 12, 2022
Pickling Primer: How To Get Started!
Pickling involves little more than marinating vegetables over time. How much time depends on the method. And for new picklers, the best way to try it out is through refrigerator pickling. You don’t need a garden’s worth of vegetables or canning equipment – just pick a vegetable (or several), add spices and brine, and into the fridge it goes. Best eaten within a week or two, this method is your answer for quick and fresh pickled fare. 1.
May 12, 2022
Day 10: Make Lunch Today & Plan Next Week’s Breakfasts & Lunches
Day 10: Friday, March 14 Today’s Assignment: Make lunch! Weekend Assignment: Plan all of your breakfasts and lunches for next week The Cooking Cure: See all assignments so far here Here we are at the end of the second week of our Cooking Cure. High fives all around! How did things go this week? Did your breakfast plan go smoothly? Run into any snags? Were you able to go shopping yesterday for your new lunch? Today’s assignment is simple: make — and eat! — your lunch.
May 12, 2022
Day 5: Make Breakfast Today & Plan Next Week’s Breakfasts
Day 5: Friday, March 7 Today’s Assignment: Make breakfast! Weekend Assignment: Plan all your breakfasts for next week The Cooking Cure: See all assignments so far here. Here we are at the end of first week of the Cooking Cure! How do you feel? Or the better question: how are you feeling about breakfast? Your mission today, should you choose to accept it, is to make yourself breakfast. Your mission for the weekend is a little bigger.
May 12, 2022
Day 4: Stock Your Kitchen for One New Breakfast
Day 4: Thursday, March 6 Assignment: Pick 1 new recipe and shop for ingredients The Cooking Cure: See all assignments so far here. So far, all our assignments have involved a lot of sitting at the kitchen table and thinking about breakfast in a cerebral, big-picture sense. This has been time well-spent since by now you should have a good idea of the things you’d like to change about your breakfast routine, how you want to change them, and even a few recipes to kick off the new habit.
May 12, 2022
Day 3: Find 5 New Recipes for Breakfast
Day 3: Wednesday, March 5 Assignment: Find 5 new recipes to make for breakfast The Cooking Cure: See all assignments so far here. Earlier this week, we took a good hard look at our breakfast routines, and yesterday, we set some brand new breakfast goals for ourselves — now comes a really fun assignment! Today, we’re asking you to get cozy on the couch with your laptop or a pile of favorite cookbooks (or both!
May 12, 2022
Day 2: Ask Yourself 3 Questions About Your Breakfast Habits
Day 2: Tuesday, March 4 Assignment: Review yesterday’s list and rethink your breakfast habits The Cooking Cure: See all assignments so far here. How did it go yesterday? Have any trouble remembering what you ate for breakfast in the last few weeks? Were you able to resist skipping ahead to thinking about your new breakfast habits? Today we’ll go deeper. Let’s see which breakfasts you loved and which ones need to get the boot.
May 12, 2022
My Winter Morning Coffee Ritual: Preheat the Mug to Keep Coffee Hot
If you’re anything like me, the emergence from bed in the morning is propelled by the thought of that first cup of coffee, steaming hot, that warms your hands and gets the day perked up. Here’s a little habit I’ve fallen into lately to make that first cup of coffee stay hotter longer. We keep our kitchen pretty chilly in the wintertime, and I was noticing that my coffee mug felt positively frosty when I pulled it out of the drawer.
May 12, 2022
How To Flavor a Cake with Jam Syrup
If you’ve got a few spoonfuls of jam in your refrigerator, you can turn a plain yellow or chocolate cake into something special without altering the recipe one bit. We added a hint of raspberry flavor to a basic chocolate cake, above, just by mixing some jam with a little hot water.
May 12, 2022
What Desserts Can I Make On the Stove? Good Questions
Q: I’m an exchange student living in Shanghai for the semester. My kitchen is pretty limited. I have two burners and a fridge/freezer, a frying pan and a cheap pot. And since I only have two months left, I’m not exactly interested in buying any more kitchen appliances or pans.The pasta, stir-frys and egg dishes I’ve been making have kept me pretty content with savory food, but I’m at a loss for dessert.
May 11, 2022
Our Guide to the Make-Ahead Brunch
As I was planning my Mother’s Day brunch a few weeks ago, I looked back through our tips and advice for making brunch ahead of time and discovered that we have written quite a lot on this topic over the years. What can I say — most of us aren’t morning people! When making brunch, we like to get a head start.
May 11, 2022
Word of Mouth: Affogato
affogato: n. An Italian, coffee-based dessert consisting of vanilla gelato (or ice creamThis is a really quick summer dessert (made better by a fancy name). Get some elaborate and boozy versions, below…Of course, hot espresso and cold ice cream doesn’t seem like a good combination. You might end up with more of a float or possibly a soup. We’d let the coffee or espresso cool slightly before pouring it over the ice cream.
May 11, 2022
Monday Breakfast: How Do You Start Off Your Week?
As we sprinkled cinnamon over our cottage cheese and fruit this morning and reminisced about the weekend, we were struck by how differently we eat on weekdays and weekends.No matter how (or what or when!) we’ve eaten over the weekend, it always feels good to return to this simple breakfast on Monday morning.How do you like to start off your week?Getting up to our normal breakfast on Monday morning has become a ritual to transition us into the week.
May 11, 2022
Old-Fashioned Floats: Brown Cows to Boston Coolers
Ice cream floats were one of our favorite desserts as a kid – and still are! Combining scoops of rich ice cream and “only on the weekend” soda, they seemed like the ultimate treat. Back then our tastes were simple, but check out all these different kinds we’ve discovered!Wouldn’t it be fun to do an ice cream soda bar at a party and make several of these?
May 11, 2022
The Pantry Staple I’m Adding to My Seltzer All Summer Long
It's simple, refreshing, and doesn't involve lemons.
May 11, 2022
Our Best Tips for Making Perfect Popcorn
Popcorn is easily one of my favorite snacks — it’s high in fiber and I love that if I munch on it one piece at a time, it takes a while to eat so that I can stretch out snack time. Sweet or savory? Doesn’t matter to me since I love it all. Making popcorn doesn’t have to involve buying a box of microwave popcorn that has a lot of artificial flavorings and weird chemicals in it.
May 5, 2022
What’s the Difference Between a Frittata and an Omelet?
When I crave eggs for breakfast, but want something more than scrambled or poached; or when I want a super-simple and quick dinner, I turn to frittatas and omelets. They make a satisfying meal and both prove to be a great way use up leftover veggies. While both dishes are made with eggs and involve fillings like vegetables, cheese, and sometimes meat, there are a few distinctions that set these brunch favorites apart. What’s the difference between these two favorites?
May 5, 2022
The 4 Essential Types of Tequila and How to Use Them
Learn how each variety is special in its own way.
May 5, 2022
A, A & A: What’s the Difference Between the New Maple Syrup Grades?
As a kid, pancakes weren’t pancakes without the good stuff. And by the good stuff, I mean real maple syrup — not that artificially flavored, corn syrup-laden imposter. We’d pick up a big jug in the spring and it would last us through the year, for special weekend breakfasts and early morning oatmeal. Now, as an adult, my pantry isn’t fully stocked unless there’s a bottle of maple syrup in it. But lately I’ve discovered that just one bottle won’t cut it.
May 4, 2022
How to Properly Salt the Rim of a Glass for Margaritas and More
Here's how to get the perfect amount of salt on the glass.
May 4, 2022
The Secret to a Savory, Umami-Packed Meal In Minutes Is Instant Hayashi Rice Sauce
Use it to make a French dip, noodles, and more!
May 4, 2022
The Secret to Making the Best Avocado Toast Around Involves a Star Ingredient You’d Least Expect
And you probably already have some in your fridge!
May 3, 2022
Ina Garten's Parchment Paper Hack Makes Decorating Cakes So Much Easier
It's a simple trick, but it's a "game-changer."
May 1, 2022
Frozen Grapes Are Kid- and Adult-Approved
The easiest snack that's also totally feel-good.
Apr 30, 2022
The Best Powdered Sugar Substitutes, According to a Baking Expert
Not only is it easy to make at home, but it's also easy to substitute.
Apr 30, 2022
These Expert-Approved Vanilla Extract Substitutes Work Like a Charm
These substitutes are full of flavor and super easy to find.
Apr 29, 2022
Our Cheat Sheet to Salad Greens
Jazz up your salad bowl with one of these tasty greens.
Apr 28, 2022
What Exactly Is Espresso? And How Is It Different from Coffee?
It's time to learn more about that drink you love so much.
Apr 19, 2022
The Best Trick for Slicing Cinnamon Roll Dough Perfectly
You likely already everything you need.
Apr 16, 2022
Strip Kale Leaves in Seconds with This Kitchen Tool You Probably Already Have
This hack couldn't be easier and takes just seconds.
Apr 13, 2022
5 Easy Ways I’m Keeping My Family Fed During Spring Sports Season
Here are the strategies I'm using during this hectic time.
Apr 9, 2022
This Easy Garlic-Bread Hack Is the Key to Bread-Basket Heaven
This might become your new favorite way of making garlic bread.
Mar 12, 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
This Ingenious Bagel Shaping Hack Is Perfect for This Weekend’s At-Home Brunch
Stuffed bagels? Sign us up!
Feb 25, 2022
The Surprising Ingredient You Should Skip in Your Chocolate Cake
This might be the one time that butter isn't better.
Feb 11, 2022
Ina Garten's Tiny Trick Will Have You Using Cookie Cutters for Soup — Yes, Soup
This trick for making soup toppers is so unbelievably easy!
Feb 2, 2022
How to Tell the Difference Between Soup and Stew
So similar, yet so very different.
Jan 24, 2022