Text all your friends immediately and tell them you're throwing a cocktail party. With this easy menu, it's possible to host a festive one just a few days from now without breaking a sweat.
Here's a well-known truth that we tend to ignore anyway: There's no better way to please a crowd and keep your cool than with a spread of tried-and-true favorites.
(Image credit: Maria Siriano) Calling all coconut-lovers! If you're a looking for a special dessert for this weekend's festivities, this coconut poke cake won't let you down.
When it's time to buy a new fridge, it can feel like there are about a thousand options — single door, French doors, freezer on the top, freezer on the bottom, stainless steel or not.
(Image credit: Maria Siriano) This cake might look the most simple take on our one-bowl vanilla cake, but it has a delicious, ingenious tip that sets it apart from any other cake: The subtly sweet frosting is brightened with Greek yogurt.
We're all about to partake in some serious ice cream eating. Whether you have an ice cream truck that drives through your neighborhood or you have a local scoop shop that you like to hit up on a weekly basis, we're guessing you're going to be doing some at-home indulging too.
(Image credit: Faith Durand) You might imagine the life of a Kitchn editor is all fancy sea salts and expensive olive oils or that we have unlimited grocery budgets, but like everyone else we have to choose where to save and when to splurge every week as we feed ourselves and our families.
So you threw your friend a cocktail party for her birthday? That's so sweet of you! And someone spilled all the booze?
(Image credit: Christine Han) Open Slideshow Let me preach the meringue cookie gospel for a moment here.
Cornhole is fun and all (especially if you get custom boards like these featured on Diana Elizabeth's blog!
Creamy Orange Date Smoothie (Image credit: Laura Wright) I know fruit smoothies can be plenty sweet on their own, but I like a little something more.
What do you get someone who loves to cook but already has all the gadgets and gizmos she could possibly need?
Del Monte Fresh Produce has been playing around with a strain of pineapples since 2005 that changed the fruit's color and flavor.
When it comes to weeknight dinners, the stovetop is your friend — it's fast, it's efficient, and sometimes you just don't feel like waiting around for the oven to preheat to get dinner going.
Knowing how to make a basic vinaigrette for salads is one of the best skills a home cook can have. And happily, this is as easy as combining olive oil and vinegar in a jar with some salt and fresh-cracked black pepper, and then giving that jar a shake.
Have things been looking a little dim in your kitchen lately? Unless a lightbulb has gone out, it's likely that your windows are dirty.
(Image credit: Kitchen Confidante) Memorial Day is on the horizon, and with it comes the unofficial start of grilling season.
Seattle is a famously coffee-hip city — possibly too hip for you. Definitely too hip for Jess Thomson.
Welcome to the Great Debates, where we consider the greatest nutritional controversies of our time. Our goal isn't to tell you what to think or do, but rather to present both sides of hot-button issues, like coffee (is it good for you?
(Image credit: Trader Joe's) Trader Joe's just released the most adorable grocery find: teeny-tiny avocados.