10 Easy One-Pan Recipes That Won’t Stress You Out — Recipes from The Kitchn

If you’re having one of those weeks where even the thought of what to make for dinner stresses you out, these are the recipes you need. After a busy day, the only solution that will keep you calm is something that comes together easily and leaves minimal cleanup behind. These 10 one-pan meals are just that. They’re also comforting and crowd-pleasing — which are major wins any time.


The 10 Most Popular Recipes from Kitchn This September — Recipes from The Kitchn

Once a slight chill settles into the September air, it always feels like there’s a quick shift in the foods we crave. With summer in the rearview mirror, we’re quick to pull on cozy sweaters, gear up for fall baking, and swap out those light and fresh dinners for recipes that are hearty and comforting. And nowhere was that more obvious than in the recipes you all were saving this September.

It was full steam ahead with soup, slow cooker, skillet, and easy fall baking recipes — and these 10 recipes were your favorites.


30+ Essential Apple Recipes for Fall — Recipes from The Kitchn

With autumn officially here, it’s about that time to hit up the orchard for the season’s best activity: apple picking. I think we can agree that the real fun is getting those crisp apples back to the kitchen, then cooking and baking them up every which way.

From indulgent fritters and sweet desserts, to savory soups and fresh salads, we’re sharing over 30 recipes that will help you make the most of this year’s apple haul.


3 Tips for Better Hash Browns We Learned from Waffle House — Tips from The Kitchn

The thing I miss most about living in the South (besides the people) is a Waffle House on every corner. These cheery yellow diners are open 24 hours and serve breakfast, burgers, and hash brown plates that will fill you up for just a few bucks. They are a refuge for late-night partiers and exhausted parents alike.

Waffle House, despite its name, is most famous for their crispy, diner-style hash browns. You know the ones: shredded ultra-tender potatoes with a shatteringly crisp exterior. At Waffle House, you can get yours smothered, covered (and even doubled!). And below, you’ll find three of Waffle House’s tricks for making hash browns — so you can make your own at home.


The One Recipe You Should Buy Chrissy Teigen’s Book For — Cookbook Feature

It is after 11 p.m. on a Saturday night and I’m quietly munching on a salty, crispy rice and hazelnut crackle and mumbling “damn, Chrissy!” to myself as I pack up what will be the topping for tomorrow’s dinner party dessert. The Chrissy I’m referring to, of course, is none other than former model, now TV host, cookbook author, and mom, Chrissy Teigen.

Teigen’s second book, Cravings: Hungry for More, came out last week, but I’ve spent the last few weeks cooking through a preview copy, cursing Chrissy for being both unabashed and completely ballsy in her recipes. We’re sharing three of my favorite recipes from the book on Kitchn this week, but my absolute favorite recipe isn’t included. In order to get that recipe, you’ll have to buy Chrissy’s new book — and I promise you it’s worth the $18 price tag.


10 Dinners You Can Make with 5 Ingredients or Fewer — Recipes from The Kitchn

Ever look at a recipe with a long list of ingredients and just feel … tired? I’ve been there too. There’s a time and place for trying out new recipes with interesting ingredients (that require a trip to specialty food stores) and multiple steps, but the end of a long day is not one of them.

For those times, there are super-simple, stripped-down recipes — the ones that call for five ingredients or fewer (not counting olive oil, salt, and pepper, since those are staples in almost everyone’s kitchen!). Here are 10 recipes with short ingredient lists that are big on flavor.


Before and After: Costco Is the Reason for This Affordable Kitchen Renovation — Kitchen Makeovers

This vacation home is in a totally dreamy spot and boasts amazing views, but it had a few issues involving the words “filthy,” “particle board,” “mauve,” and “sagging joists.” The new owners were able to resolve all of these issues in a reasonably affordable and prompt way, thanks in part to standard cabinets ordered online … from Costco!


The Most Popular Knife Set on Wedding Registries Is Actually a Great Choice — Shopping

You may have heard us say that we don’t really support buying knife sets. Our logic: They tend to come with a bunch of stuff you don’t really need. (We feel the same about cookware.) And most professional chefs — like the late Anthony Bourdain and Alton Brown, for example — tend to agree with us.

Of course, knife sets are still a popular choice. And we totally get that! They allow home cooks to check off a bunch of must-have tools in one fell swoop, so they’re especially handy for couples just starting out or young single people who are learning how they like to work in the kitchen. Plus, sets usually include a built-in storage situation. And these things don’t usually look half bad, either.

Feeling curious, we asked our friends at the wedding registry site, Zola, to tell us which knife set appears the most on registries. The top pick actually makes a ton of sense.


10 Parents on How They Got Their Kids to Eat More Vegetables — Tips from The Kitchn

“How can I get my kids to eat more vegetables?” is a question I get often as a mom who also cooks and writes about food for a living. It is also a question that I ask myself often. Vegetables are a pain point at mealtimes because parents know they are nutrient-dense, but kids often think they taste gross (even when they are coated in cheese and butter).

So I asked 10 other parents — some who also write about food and some who just know from their own experience raising tiny humans — how they got their kids to eat more vegetables. Here’s some of their best advice.


The 3 Generic Brands This Nutritionist Swears by When Buying Canned Goods — Shopping

When it comes to canned goods, I’ve learned two main things from buying them over the last decade. For starters, they’re pretty darn helpful for getting dinner on the table and other meals made — even when you think you have nothing in the house. And second, the brand really does matter. Not all generic canned products are the same, and name-brand doesn’t always mean better quality.

I’ve tried all sorts of brands for canned veggies, soups, and pantry staples in order to find my favorites (that won’t totally bust my budget). What I’ve discovered is that a few big stores have amazing generic canned options that help save me money, eat well, and keep my pantry stocked at all times.