2 New Zealand Wines (& Food Pairings) to Serve All Winter

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Wairau River Wines to help you plan the season’s best and most festive dinner parties.

With cooler weather here to stay, it’s time for long, boozy nights with all our nearest and dearest to celebrate the holiday s…

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Wairau River Wines to help you plan the season’s best and most festive dinner parties.


With cooler weather here to stay, it’s time for long, boozy nights with all our nearest and dearest to celebrate the holiday season. Of course, no dinner party is complete without wine, and I’m loving Wairau River’s Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand for the occasion. Here, I’ve curated two five-course dinner menus that highlight the versatility of each variety. Whether you’re looking for a bright seafood feast or something perfect for your Francophile friends, there’s a Wairau River wine for every occasion.

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The Most Impressive Holiday Grazing Boards Start With an Online Order

We’ve teamed up with FreshDirect to help with this year’s holiday menus. From grazing boards and hors d’oeuvres to dinner party entrees and show-stopping desserts, FreshDirect has the essentials to keep things stress-free for anyone hosting this season…

We’ve teamed up with FreshDirect to help with this year's holiday menus. From grazing boards and hors d'oeuvres to dinner party entrees and show-stopping desserts, FreshDirect has the essentials to keep things stress-free for anyone hosting this season. Order online or via their app to shop your go-to groceries.


Whether you’re throwing a potluck, gathering for carols, decorating cookies, or pulling out all the stops for the holiday party to end all holiday parties, no celebration is complete without a well-executed grazing board. While I love snacks of all varieties, a grazing board isn’t just about throwing some cheese on a platter and calling it a day. There’s an art to putting them together in a way that’s cohesive, suits everyone’s dietary needs, and of course, looks Instagramable. This may seem like many elements to consider, but fear not, by starting with an online order from FreshDirect you’ve taken out half the work.

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7 Simple Ways to Transform Your Holiday Leftovers

We’re teaming up with our friends at Finish, the #1 recommended detergent in America by dishwasher brands*, to share some of our Test Kitchen’s best tips for reducing mess while hosting this holiday season.

Thanksgiving is everything the holidays sh…

We’re teaming up with our friends at Finish, the #1 recommended detergent in America by dishwasher brands*, to share some of our Test Kitchen's best tips for reducing mess while hosting this holiday season.


Thanksgiving is everything the holidays should be. It’s a time to gather with my nearest and dearest, flex my cooking chops, and of course, eat the best assortment of food. But, after days of grocery shopping, prepping, cooking, and hosting, all I want to do is relax on the couch—and the only thing I want to eat is leftovers..

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8 Food52-Approved Essentials to Make Thanksgiving a Breeze

To make this year’s Thanksgiving extra special, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Finish, the #1 recommended detergent brand in America by dishwasher manufacturers*, to highlight some of our most essential products and tools.

As a cookbook author …

To make this year’s Thanksgiving extra special, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Finish, the #1 recommended detergent brand in America by dishwasher manufacturers*, to highlight some of our most essential products and tools.


As a cookbook author and recipe developer, I spend most of my time thinking about food: what I want to make, how to improve recipes, dishes I want to try, and how to make cooking more accessible. When it comes to the holidays, I’m menu planning and scheming months ahead to ensure the best possible day with the lowest stress levels. A key part of this process is making sure my kitchen has all the tools and gadgets it needs to make Thanksgiving prep as easy as pie. From roasting racks to storage containers, I’ve rounded up eight of my favorite go-to items that I’m sure will make your holidays the celebration that they should be.

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These One-Pot Dinners Make Clean-Up *So* Easy

This holiday season, we’re teaming up with our friends at Finish, the #1 recommended dishwashing brand in America*, to share some of our favorite one-pot dinners that make cooking—and cleaning up—easy as can be.

There’s a reason one-pot (and pan!) m…

This holiday season, we’re teaming up with our friends at Finish, the #1 recommended dishwashing brand in America*, to share some of our favorite one-pot dinners that make cooking—and cleaning up—easy as can be.


There’s a reason one-pot (and pan!) meals have skyrocketed in popularity in the last few years. The tenets of these dishes are simple. They must come together in one cooking vessel, whether it be a Dutch oven, cast-iron skillet, or baking sheet. They must not have long ingredient lists—that would defeat the point—and, of course, they must be delicious.

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10 Fancy-ish Kitchen Upgrades That Are *Actually* Worth It

We’ve teamed up with LG to help you level up your kitchen game. Whether you’re in the market for a new, energy-efficient range or you’re looking to splurge on a state-of-the-art wine fridge, LG has you covered when it comes to reliable home appliances….

We’ve teamed up with LG to help you level up your kitchen game. Whether you’re in the market for a new, energy-efficient range or you’re looking to splurge on a state-of-the-art wine fridge, LG has you covered when it comes to reliable home appliances.


As a recipe developer and cookbook author, I spend the majority of my time in the kitchen. Not only is it the place where I work, but it’s also the central hub of my house. It’s where friends congregate when they come over, it’s where we cook as a family, and, let’s be real, wherever the food is, that’s where I want to be. Needless to say I have a lot of opinions on all things kitchen-related. While I pride myself on being able to cook anywhere, there’s nothing quite like a well-equipped kitchen to make cooking—and gathering—a breeze.

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11 Summer Cooler Essentials for Your Next Weekend Getaway

We’ve teamed up with FreshDirect to make vacationing extra easy and breezy this summer. Order online or via their app to shop your go-to groceries, whether you’re prepping for a weekend beach trip or an overnight excursion.

It’s the moment we’ve bee…

We’ve teamed up with FreshDirect to make vacationing extra easy and breezy this summer. Order online or via their app to shop your go-to groceries, whether you’re prepping for a weekend beach trip or an overnight excursion.


It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for all year—it’s officially summertime. With warmer weather, longer days, and shorter work weeks, it’s time to start planning your weekend trips, because no summer is complete without a few days at the beach (or lake! or river!). Whether you’re heading to the ocean for an afternoon swim, or making a full weekend of it, your trip will be that much easier if you’ve got a fully stocked cooler in tow to keep you well-fed (and well-hydrated), and don't forget the sunscreen. To make your life easier, order all your essentials from our friends at FreshDirect because they’ll deliver everything—yes, everything!—straight to your door. From the best snacks to pack to the right booze to bring, here are 11 cooler must-haves for the ultimate weekend adventure this summer.

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5 Never-Boring Condiment Ideas to Upgrade Any Sandwiches

We’ve teamed up with the condiment superstars at Boar’s Head to help you stock your fridge and pantry with the best sauces, spreads, and other fixings. Once you’ve got your topping situation covered, the rest is easy—their new FireSmith™ Flame Grilled …

We've teamed up with the condiment superstars at Boar's Head to help you stock your fridge and pantry with the best sauces, spreads, and other fixings. Once you've got your topping situation covered, the rest is easy—their new FireSmith™ Flame Grilled Chicken Breast is the perfect protein to round out your meal.


We’re in the golden era of sandwiches. Long gone are the days of lackluster paper bag lunches—today, it's all about making the most of every meal, sandos included.

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7 Ways to Use Deli-Sliced Chicken Breast (Beyond a Basic Sandwich)

We’ve teamed up with Boar’s Head to share allll the ways you can use their new FireSmith™ Flame Grilled Chicken Breast. That means your next trip to your grocery store deli counter can be part of meal prep for many meals to come.

There’s no question…

We've teamed up with Boar's Head to share allll the ways you can use their new FireSmith™ Flame Grilled Chicken Breast. That means your next trip to your grocery store deli counter can be part of meal prep for many meals to come.


There’s no question that chicken is one of the most beloved (and consumed) animal proteins. Its versatility, flavor, and affordability make it an unparalleled option. We love chicken roasted with aromatics and lemon, brined in buttermilk and fried to perfection, braised with olives, and stirred into soup with homemade matzo balls. When it comes to ease, we opt for Boar’s Head FireSmith™ Flame Grilled Chicken Breast. No longer relegated to deli-style sandwiches—though those certainly still have a place in our hearts—slices of Boar’s Head chicken breast are a versatile and easy upgrade for so many dishes. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use deli-style sliced chicken breast…

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Here’s How to Make the Perfect Griddled Sandwiches

We’ve teamed up with Boar’s Head to give you the inside scoop on making the best griddled sandwiches at home. Psst: It all starts with using top-notch ingredients, like their Flame Grilled Chicken Breast.

There’s nothing quite like taking a bite out…

We've teamed up with Boar's Head to give you the inside scoop on making the best griddled sandwiches at home. Psst: It all starts with using top-notch ingredients, like their Flame Grilled Chicken Breast.


There’s nothing quite like taking a bite out of a perfectly griddled, fully loaded sandwich. With endless flavor combinations to fit every preference and, of course, the crunch factor that comes from the toasty bread, it’s no wonder these sandwiches are so popular. But, like many cooking methods, making griddled sandos at home can have its pitfalls—that’s where we come in. From starting with solid ingredients (like the new Flame Grilled Chicken Breast from our friends at Boar’s Head) to getting a gorgeous golden brown crust to preventing soggy sandwiches, here are five tips and tricks to make your sandwich sing.

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