Our 10 Most Popular Recipes in January

January 2023 has officially come to a close, which means it’s time to round up your favorite meals (and drinks!) from the past month. From cozy soups and stews galore to bright, citrusy cakes, we reached peak winter cooking in January. In no particular…

January 2023 has officially come to a close, which means it’s time to round up your favorite meals (and drinks!) from the past month. From cozy soups and stews galore to bright, citrusy cakes, we reached peak winter cooking in January. In no particular order, here are last month’s 10 most popular new recipes.


1. One-Bowl Lemon Cake With Citrus Glaze

Ricotta cheese adds an extra layer of richness to this super-simple snacking cake. Pair it with your afternoon coffee or tea for a sweet treat, or eat it any time of day your heart desires.

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How Win Son Bakery Makes One of Brooklyn’s Best Breakfast Sandwiches

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If you live in North Brooklyn, chances are you’ve already heard of Win…

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If you live in North Brooklyn, chances are you’ve already heard of Win Son Restaurant and Win Son Bakery, two establishments (located across the street from one another) that offer their founders’ spin on Taiwanese American cooking. And now, you can make their food at home thanks to their newly-released book, Win Son Presents a Taiwanese American Cookbook.

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Meet Our Latest Contest Winner (& Her Perfect Potato Dish)

We asked for our community’s best winter potato recipe, and you all delivered. From creamy and comforting gratins to elegant potato-stuffed pastries (shout out to our runner-up, Bevi’s Everything Baked Potato Puff Pastries), choosing just one was not a…

We asked for our community’s best winter potato recipe, and you all delivered. From creamy and comforting gratins to elegant potato-stuffed pastries (shout out to our runner-up, Bevi's Everything Baked Potato Puff Pastries), choosing just one was not an easy task. After multiple rounds of recipe testing, narrowing down the finalists, and asking our community to vote, we finally have a winner: ‘World Famous' Mahogany Potatoes by Lisanne Weinberg, known on our site as creamtea.

To celebrate the occasion, we chatted with the recipe developer about this winning potato dish—and why it has resonated with so many home cooks over the years.

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What’s the Difference Between Parmigiano Reggiano & Parmesan?

Picture this: You’re in the grocery store, picking out a cheese to sprinkle over your bowl (or blate) of onion-buttered noodles or rigatoni with vodka sauce. You spot the section of the cheese aisle that could be described, loosely speaking, as “Italia…

Picture this: You’re in the grocery store, picking out a cheese to sprinkle over your bowl (or blate) of onion-buttered noodles or rigatoni with vodka sauce. You spot the section of the cheese aisle that could be described, loosely speaking, as “Italian.” You scan each row and see several options that could fit the bill—craggy hunks labeled “Parmigiano Reggiano,” neat isosceles triangles that read “Parmesan,” and a whole host of pre-grated tubs sporting either one name or the other. Are these actually different products? Are they interchangeable? It’s a reasonable question, though the answer can be a little bit confusing. While the cheeses share similarities, Parmigiano Reggiano and Parmesan are not the same thing.

Parmigiano Reggiano hails from Italy, specifically from the Emilia-Romagna region (including the provinces of Parma and Emilia Reggio, giving the cheese its name) in the northern part of the country. As a legally-protected product—the cheese holds DOP (denominazione d'origine protetta) status—Parmigiano Reggiano must be produced in these designated areas, which align with its historical provenance. So, when you grab a hunk of parm at the store and see ‘Parmigiano Reggiano’ imprinted onto the rind or on the label, know that you’re getting the real thing.

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How 2023’s Starbucks Rewards Update Will Impact Your Free Cup of Coffee

Since its start in 2008, Starbucks Rewards has earned somewhat of a cult following. Today’s perks, however, look very different from those available when the rewards first launched over a decade ago—and soon, we’ll be seeing even more changes to the pr…

Since its start in 2008, Starbucks Rewards has earned somewhat of a cult following. Today’s perks, however, look very different from those available when the rewards first launched over a decade ago—and soon, we’ll be seeing even more changes to the program.

According to a Terms of Use update from the company, most rewards items will soon require more stars (their version of points) to redeem. Effectively, that means it will be harder for customers to earn perks like free drinks and bakery items. These changes to the rewards redemption system will go into effect February 13, 2023.

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10 Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes for Cozy Nights In

Slow cookers are lifesavers in the kitchen, especially during busy weeks when (let’s face it) cooking is the last thing you want to do after a long workday. In these cases, the tiniest bit of advance planning can have a major payoff: All it takes is a …

Slow cookers are lifesavers in the kitchen, especially during busy weeks when (let’s face it) cooking is the last thing you want to do after a long workday. In these cases, the tiniest bit of advance planning can have a major payoff: All it takes is a few minutes of prep in the morning, and by the time you get home, you’ll have a hot meal waiting for you.

Though there’s an endless number of dishes that can be made in a slow cooker, we’re focusing on one of the most versatile proteins out there: chicken. Whether you’re a dark meat evangelist or a fan of a boneless and skinless chicken breast, slow cookers consistently yield a juicy, tender bird without any of the fuss. Here are 10 of our favorite slow cooker chicken recipes.

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How to Make an Omelet, According to Pros

I like to think of myself as a capable home cook, but the perfect omelet remains elusive. And believe me, I’ve tried. I’ve attempted to make American diner-style omelets, much like the ones I ate in my college dining hall that came stuffed with gooey c…

I like to think of myself as a capable home cook, but the perfect omelet remains elusive. And believe me, I’ve tried. I’ve attempted to make American diner-style omelets, much like the ones I ate in my college dining hall that came stuffed with gooey cheese, mushrooms, and spinach. I’ve followed the French techniques, cooking the eggs in a generous amount of butter until barely set. But, regardless of what I do, the omelet inevitably falls apart. What should resemble a fluffy cloud of eggs overcooks, breaks, or—in the worst cases—gets horribly stuck to the pan. What am I doing wrong? I decided to get to the bottom of this culinary mystery, once and for all.

Broadly speaking, there are two prevailing omelet styles I wanted to tackle: the French omelet and the American, or diner-style. Of course, there are countless other types of omelets in the world, from the Japanese tamagoyaki to the Spanish tortilla—but I’m focusing on the French and American styles as a starting point.

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The Food Trends of 2023, According to Our Editors

2022 was a year of viral foods. It was impossible to escape talk of butter boards, caviar bumps, and, of course, the negroni sbagliato (with Prosecco in it). Cloud bread, so-called “Healthy Coke” (aka: a shrub), and baked oatmeal all enjoyed moments of…

2022 was a year of viral foods. It was impossible to escape talk of butter boards, caviar bumps, and, of course, the negroni sbagliato (with Prosecco in it). Cloud bread, so-called “Healthy Coke” (aka: a shrub), and baked oatmeal all enjoyed moments of stardom. We debated the merits of pasta chips, chicken caesar wraps, and that blue smoothie from Erewhon that spawned many a copycat.

Rather than trying to predict the next big fad—destined to blow up and fade away in a matter of weeks—I wanted to consider the way we ate in 2022 from a more practical perspective. So, I asked my fellow editors to share what will change about their approach to food in 2023. Here’s what they came up with:

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An Underrated (& Simple!) Technique for Fancy-Feeling Eggs

I’ve been trying to spread the gospel of coddled eggs to friends, coworkers, acquaintances—really, anyone who will listen. But I keep getting a similar response along the lines of, “What on earth is that?”

I’ll give you the short answer first: A coddl…

I’ve been trying to spread the gospel of coddled eggs to friends, coworkers, acquaintances—really, anyone who will listen. But I keep getting a similar response along the lines of, “What on earth is that?”

I’ll give you the short answer first: A coddled egg is simply an egg gently cooked in a ramekin-like container (outfitted with a screw-on lid) in a pot of simmering water. Safely nestled in their individual vessels, the egg gets cooked by what is essentially a warm bath.

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What to Do With Vodka This Month, According to Martha Stewart

We’re less than halfway through Dry January, and if you’re participating (or perhaps giving “Damp January” a try), you may be wondering what to do with all the booze sitting in your liquor cabinet until the 31st. Tito’s Vodka has the answer—according t…

We’re less than halfway through Dry January, and if you're participating (or perhaps giving “Damp January" a try), you may be wondering what to do with all the booze sitting in your liquor cabinet until the 31st. Tito’s Vodka has the answer—according to the brand, there’s a multitude of ways to use their vodka without actually drinking it, and they’ve recruited none other than lifestyle icon Martha Stewart to help spread the word.

The new Tito’s campaign, made in collaboration with Arts & Letters Creative Co., features the TV personality and entrepreneur using vodka to deodorize smelly shoes, make pasta sauce, clean grimy surfaces, and even extend the lifespan of a flower bouquet.

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