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Past articles by Lauren:

The Easy, Cheerful Gift I'm Bringing to Everyone This Year

My go-to hostess gift costs $18 and can be paired with either a favorite bottle of wine or a nice wedge of cheese to round it out. → Read More

I’m Not Vegan, but I Will Never Stop Buying This Vegan Cultured Butter

I've used this plant-based butter in so many applications — including cakes, cobblers, and cookies — and it always performs beautifully. → Read More

I’ve Run This $30 Zwilling Knife Through the Dishwasher Dozens of Times — Here’s How It’s Holding Up

This $30 knife can go in the dishwasher (even on a daily basis!), and it's remarkably light and sharp. → Read More

This Broccoli Soup with Mac and Cheese Topping Is the Ultimate Healthy Comfort Food

From Hetty McKinnon's cookbook Family, this creamy broccoli soup is topped with cheesy mac for the most comforting vegetarian dish. → Read More

The Best Pie Crust Decoration Is Also the Easiest

Don't toss your pie dough scraps! Use them to create an easy-yet-impressive decoration by cutting out squares and tiling them around the edge of your plate. → Read More

This Nonstick Ceramic Dutch Oven Is Beyond My Wildest Cookware Dreams

An honest review of Caraway's 6.5-quart nonstick, non-toxic ceramic Dutch oven. In short: It's got comfy handles, is totally nonstick, and can go in the dishwasher. → Read More

I Tried This Wildly Popular Cleaning Concentrate — And It Finally Got My Sink and Vitamix to Sparkle

Branch Basics, a direct-to-consumer brand, offers one Concentrate that can be diluted into five different cleaning solutions. Here's our review of the product. → Read More

The One Simple Thing Bringing Joy to My Endless String of Pasta Dinners

I've been making pasta for dinner for most meals, and the Microplane is the tool I reach for over and over again to help keep things interesting. → Read More

Thrive Market Review

I tried Thrive Market to see if it would help me curb my daily trips to Whole Foods. Here's what I think of the service so far. → Read More

This Quinoa Salad Is My Holy Grail Potluck Dish

A review of the Potluck Quinoa recipe from Julia Turshen's Small Victories cookbook and why it's the best dish to bring to a potluck. → Read More

This Very Good (Not Sad) Gluten-Free Pizza Is My New Go-To Recipe

This tortilla pizza method technique results in super-crispy, thin-crust pizza that you can make with pantry and fridge staples in a matter of minutes. → Read More

This Kitchen Mat Kickstarter Reached Its Goal in 7 Minutes — And Kitchn Editors Are Obsessed

The new anti-fatigue kitchen mat company Namamat launched their Kickstarter campaign — and reached their $25,000 goal in seven minutes. We tried these popular mats and here's what we thought. → Read More

This Salad Revolutionized the Way I Cook Quinoa

Bon Appétit's smart recipe for make-ahead broccoli and quinoa salad will totally change the way you make quinoa forever. → Read More

8 Things I Bought from IKEA This Morning Instead of Doing My Work

You know … instead of doing my work. → Read More

10 Vegan Instant Pot Recipes to Try ASAP

Here’s how to take advantage of all the IP’s benefits, without involving a single animal product. → Read More

How to Host a Cozy, Mellow New Year's Day Brunch at Home

A casual, low-key menu and tips for a New Year's Day brunch at home, from the Northern Hospitality cookbook. → Read More

The Cheesy Mushroom Casserole We Can't Stop Talking About

This casserole is basically a dish you'd eat on a hippie compound, if that hippie compound was run by an effortlessly chic culinary genius. → Read More

Bookmark These Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners

When you need to get dinner on the table on a hectic weeknight, these chicken sheet pan meals will be here for you. → Read More

10 Recipes for Fall from Our Favorite Bloggers

It's fall, y'all. → Read More

Here's What I Think of My Vitamix, 7 Months Later

On the fence about whether or not you need a Vitamix? Read this review from a Kitchn staffer — she wrote it after using her blender for seven months. → Read More