The Best Grass Stain Remover Is Already In Your Pantry

A few years ago on a trip to Block Island, Rhode Island, I went for a walk along a hill in the early evening, looking out over the ocean. The sun was getting lower and the sky was still luminously blue. I bought lemonade and a slice of watermelon from …

A few years ago on a trip to Block Island, Rhode Island, I went for a walk along a hill in the early evening, looking out over the ocean. The sun was getting lower and the sky was still luminously blue. I bought lemonade and a slice of watermelon from a nearby food truck, ate it on the highest part of the hill, then sprawled out on the grass, flat on my back, and blissfully thought, “This is peak summer.” I also thought: “Did I just get a grass stain my white shirt?”

Unfortunately, many of our favorite carefree summer activities are likely to leave us with bright green grass stains on our clothes. In anticipation of many more picnics and lawn games to come before summer’s through, I tested out common DIY solutions to treat grass stains. I tried four pre-treatment methods and compared the results after laundering to a sample that was washed with detergent only.

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How Two Editors Finally Tackled Their Least-Organized Spots

When my husband and I moved into a house in the ‘burbs, we were astounded at just how much space we suddenly had…until we filled it up with enough cleaning products and power tools to start our own general store, and had no idea how to organize them. I…

When my husband and I moved into a house in the ‘burbs, we were astounded at just how much space we suddenly had…until we filled it up with enough cleaning products and power tools to start our own general store, and had no idea how to organize them. It doesn’t help that as a market editor, my job involves a lot of hands-on testing and learning about new-to-me brands—which means a revolving door of products at my literal door.

Home52’s senior content lead, Arati Menon, has a different kind of problem: not enough storage space. While living in an apartment in New York hasn’t (yet) taught her to be a minimalist, it has turned her into a bit of an expert at finding storage where there is none. Still, there remain quirks (and messes!) in her space that need additional wrangling.

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What Exactly Is Tahini?

You know tahini as the lead actor in hummus, tahini dressing, and our favorite dairy-free chocolate chip cookies. But with its nutty flavor, smooth and creamy texture, and vegan-friendly ingredients list, you might wonder, “what exactly is tahini anywa…

You know tahini as the lead actor in hummus, tahini dressing, and our favorite dairy-free chocolate chip cookies. But with its nutty flavor, smooth and creamy texture, and vegan-friendly ingredients list, you might wonder, “what exactly is tahini anyway?” Well, it’s made from sesame seeds…and more sesame seeds…and more sesame seeds…and that’s really it! The seeds are ground until they form a thin paste-like sauce—it’s the same process for making any type of nut butter, except that instead of cashews or almonds, you’re using sesame seeds! Tahini is vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free; unless you have a sesame allergy, it’s totally safe to eat.

How to Store Tahini

Tahini lasts forever. Okay…not quite, but close! According to Seed & Mill, a jar of unopened tahini will last for up to 18 months if stored in a cool, dry place. Once opened, tahini will last for 12 months. “We recommend storing your tahini in the fridge to slow the natural separation of oil, which may start to occur after a few months,” says the brand. But just like natural nut butters, oil separation is pretty standard and not a sign that your product is spoiled; it just means that you need to give it a good stir to reincorporate the oil and ground sesame seeds.

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How to Stock Your Kitchen for a Winter’s Worth of Cozy Dishes

We’ve teamed up with Albertsons Companies to share tips and tricks for stocking your kitchen this winter. Whether your local store is Safeway, ACME, or one of Albertsons Companies’ 19 other supermarkets across the country, download their free Deals &am…

We’ve teamed up with Albertsons Companies to share tips and tricks for stocking your kitchen this winter. Whether your local store is Safeway, ACME, or one of Albertsons Companies’ 19 other supermarkets across the country, download their free Deals & Delivery mobile app. And don’t forget to join their for U™ Member program to get weekly personalized deals, redeem Rewards for discounts on groceries, receive an annual birthday treat, and even get a free item every month—all for no membership fee or monthly cost. Not a member yet? Here’s a sweet "Welcome" offer: Get $5 off your next online grocery order of $25 or more.


Hot take: I love winter—in fact, it’s my favorite season. Why? It’s the time of year for curling up by the fireplace with a good book, skiing and snowshoeing, and of course, cold-weather cooking (my favorite).

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How the Owner of NYC’s Oldest Specialty Food Store Stocks Her Pantry

Welcome to ​​Christine Sahadi Whelan’s Pantry! In each installment of this series, a recipe developer will share with us the pantry items essential to their cooking. This month, we’re exploring 7 staples stocking ​​Christine’s Middle Eastern kitchen.

Welcome to ​​Christine Sahadi Whelan’s Pantry! In each installment of this series, a recipe developer will share with us the pantry items essential to their cooking. This month, we're exploring 7 staples stocking ​​Christine’s Middle Eastern kitchen.


I grew up in a Lebanese household eating mostly traditional foods prepared by my mother and aunts. My mother, Audrey, always cooks like she’s expecting 600 guests, and several times each year we turn out feasts that would do any Aleppo housewife proud. Likewise, the majority of the foods we prepare and sell at Sahadi’s—New York City’s oldest continually operating specialty food store, owned by my family—have their roots in the classic recipes of Syria and Lebanon, and I love hearing our American-born-and-raised customers casually throwing words like 'fattoush' or 'kibbeh' into conversation as they plan their upcoming parties.

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How to Stock Your Kitchen for Cozy Fall Cooking

We’ve teamed up with Albertsons Companies to share highly useful tips and tricks for stocking up your kitchen ahead of the fall season (cozy soups and stews, here you come). At the top of our list: Simplify your grocery-shopping routine with help from …

We’ve teamed up with Albertsons Companies to share highly useful tips and tricks for stocking up your kitchen ahead of the fall season (cozy soups and stews, here you come). At the top of our list: Simplify your grocery-shopping routine with help from FreshPass™, a handy grocery subscription program with perks like unlimited free delivery, a $5 monthly credit for annual subscribers, and a VIP customer service line you can reach any time. Want to give it a test run? Start your free 30-day trial right here.


Summer is officially over, which for those of us who welcome sweater weather (raises hand), it’s the best time of the year. One of my favorite parts of fall is that the season’s bounty looks significantly different from what you can find at the grocery store during the warmer months.

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8 Powerhouse Pantry Staples Parents Need to Make Dinner Happen

Welcome to Kids & the Kitchen, our new landing pad for parents who love to cook. Head this way for kid-friendly recipes, helpful tips, and heartwarming stories galore—all from real-life parents and their little ones.

You live and breathe by list…

Welcome to Kids & the Kitchen, our new landing pad for parents who love to cook. Head this way for kid-friendly recipes, helpful tips, and heartwarming stories galore—all from real-life parents and their little ones.


You live and breathe by lists, Google Docs, or a cryptic collage of sticky notes on the fridge. We’re right there with you, parents. But no matter how organized you are, it can feel like a Sisyphean task to get dinner on the table for the whole crew seven nights a week. Even with the occasional pizza delivery in the mix, a well-stocked pantry is key.

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The 6 Pantry Essentials in My Shanghainese-American Kitchen

Welcome to Betty Liu’s Pantry! In each installment of this series, a recipe developer will share with us the pantry items essential to their cooking. This month, we’re exploring 6 pantry staples stocking Betty’s Shanghainese-American kitchen.

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Welcome to Betty Liu’s Pantry! In each installment of this series, a recipe developer will share with us the pantry items essential to their cooking. This month, we're exploring 6 pantry staples stocking Betty’s Shanghainese-American kitchen.


China is a vast country with various geographies, terrains, and climates. As culinary preferences stem from the ingredients available from the land, it is not surprising that cuisines across China vary immensely. When I visit China, I take great joy in discovering and trying other regions’ cuisines, but despite my love for this vast spread of regional cuisines, I keep coming back to the food I grew up with, the food that brings me the most comfort: Jiangnan (江南) cuisine. My family is from this region, and this is the food I grew up eating. My debut cookbook, My Shanghai, is an homage to my family’s cooking—homestyle cooking from the Shanghai region and surrounding areas—and a written record of recipes that had previously been passed down orally. I grew up with the flavors of this region; it is no wonder this has helped shape my pantry, which is unequivocally Shanghainese-American.

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12 Household Essentials We Always Buy In Bulk Online

Going to the grocery store every time I run out of toilet paper or laundry detergent is such a drag. Don’t get me wrong, it usually means I can pick up some more ice cream but having to carry a large and unwieldy package of TP or drive 20 minutes just …

Going to the grocery store every time I run out of toilet paper or laundry detergent is such a drag. Don’t get me wrong, it usually means I can pick up some more ice cream but having to carry a large and unwieldy package of TP or drive 20 minutes just to get two things is not my idea of a fun time.

That’s why I buy most of my household essentials in bulk on Amazon, either through Prime, Fresh, or its Subscribe & Save options. All three give you the ease and convenience of shopping in your PJs, but there are slightly different advantages with each one.

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The 4 Basque-Pyrenees Pantry Essentials in My Kitchen

Welcome to Asha Loupy’s Pantry! In each installment of this series, a recipe developer will share with us the pantry items essential to their cooking. This month, we’re exploring four Basque-Pyrenees staples in Asha’s kitchen.

As a longtime home cook,…

Welcome to Asha Loupy’s Pantry! In each installment of this series, a recipe developer will share with us the pantry items essential to their cooking. This month, we're exploring four Basque-Pyrenees staples in Asha’s kitchen.

As a longtime home cook, former grocery buyer for a specialty food shop, and now recipe developer, my pantry remains much more well-traveled than I am—from Malaysian sambal and shrimp paste to Pragati turmeric from Andhra Pradesh, to Spanish extra-virgin olive oil and Basque peppers. The euphoria I was filled with at the first thought of sharing my pantry was quickly replaced by stomach-dropping dread—what region or country was I actually qualified to write about?

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