The Best (And Worst) Store-Bought Pie Crusts

Do you love pie? I do. I love to make pie. I love to eat pie. I especially love a good homemade pie crust. In fact, I’ve spent years encouraging people to make their own pie crust from scratch (and even have the world’s most fool-proof pie crust recipe with video right here on the … [Read more…]

Easy Stromboli

You have to love a recipe that looks like you worked hard when actually you didn’t do much at all. Stromboli, a cousin of calzone, fits into that category, and when you’re finished, you can feed the neighborhood. Continue reading “Easy Stromboli” »

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Your favorite pasta impersonator just got a whole lot easier to make. In about 15 minutes in the microwave, you can turn a rock-hard spaghetti squash into a bowl of tender “noodles,” ready for some sauce. I’ll even throw in a trick for making it easier to slice the squash in half. What are you … [Read more…]

An Easy Halloween Menu for Pumpkin Spice Lovers — Boozy Budget Halloween

If you are way more into it being pumpkin spice season than Halloween, I’m going to show you how to put together a low-key party that celebrates the season more than the actual holiday of Halloween. You can pull it off with a three-ingredient cocktail and a batch of gooey pumpkin spice Rice Krispies treats. … [Read more…]

Recipe: Apple Zucchini Muffins — Breakfast Recipes from The Kitchn

Zucchini bread was one of the first things I learned how to bake from scratch. It was full of oil and topped with a mound of cream cheese frosting. My 20-year-old self was in love. Nowadays, especially since I bake so often, I try to look for healthier options. These apple-zucchini muffins are the perfect … [Read more…]

How To Create a Drip Frosting Effect on Any Cake — Baking Lessons from The Kitchn

You’ve seen them across the internet, flooding your Pinterest and Instagram feed: cakes finished with all hues of gorgeous drip frosting, pouring delicately down their sides. Want to know a secret? That beautiful drip detail is incredibly easy to make at home. Whether you want to upgrade a store-bought cake or really put a show-stopping … [Read more…]

Recipe: One-Pot Shrimp Scampi — Recipes from The Kitchn

There’s just something about shrimp scampi that causes oohs and aahs to break out around the table. Perhaps it’s the combination of tender shrimp bathed in a buttery white wine sauce, or maybe it’s the way everything gets swirled together with a hearty dash of pepper and fresh torn parsley. For the knowing cook, this … [Read more…]

10 Hearty Casseroles That Welcome Fall — Recipes from The Kitchn

In terms of sheer comfort, casseroles are high on the list of our favorite autumn dishes. Double points if they have a good amount of cheese, and triple points if they also contain pasta. I am so happy that the chilly evenings of fall have brought casseroles back into my weekly meal rotation. They make … [Read more…]