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Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Dana:

Easy Vegan Thumbprint Cookies Are Made with Pantry Staples

Nutty, oat-y, sweet with maple syrup and a touch of jam, these thumbprints will please vegan and non-vegan palates alike. → Read More

15 Simple Cookie Recipes to Bake This Season

Need a quick, last-minute batch of cookies? We have you covered, including a few favorite recipes for diet restrictions and savory palates. → Read More

How To Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving

The richest, creamiest, most classic version. → Read More

How To Make Classic Creamy Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a favorite treat in my household. Even though it's a simple recipe with easy-to-find ingredients, there's still something fancy about it. So while it makes a nice lunch for guests (either in a sandwich or served on a bed of lettuce), I sometimes make up a batch for when it's just me and I need a pick-me-up. This recipe is an old favorite — a real classic that can easily be… → Read More

How To Make an Upside-Down Cake with Almost Any Fruit

Read on for our master recipe for making upside-down cakes with fresh fruits all year long! → Read More

How To Make Classic Buttermilk Biscuits

Classic buttermilk biscuits are a staple in my household → Read More

23 One-Pan Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Fast and easy dinner recipes that can be made on just one sheet pan or in a skillet or muffin tin. → Read More

Easy Irish Soda Bread for All Your St. Paddy's Day Needs

Learn how to make this classic bread for St. Patrick's Day. → Read More

14 Snacks to Enjoy While You're Watching the Red Carpet

These crowd-pleasing snacks are here to power you through the best-dressed commentary all the way to best picture. → Read More

15 Recipes for Citrus-Lovers

A roundup of both sweet and savory recipes that take advantage of lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruit. → Read More

30 Hearty Sandwiches You Can Eat for Dinner

A roundup of various sandwiches and wraps, both warm and cold, that are simple, satisfying dinner solutions. → Read More

25 Easy, Fancy Sides to Make Any Dinner Feel Special

A roundup of potatoes, grains, vegetables, and salads that are quick and easy to make but feel fancy and special. → Read More

20 Ways to Banish Boring Chicken Forever

A roundup of extra flavorful ways to cook chicken when you're sick of it, like Thai curry, lasagna roll-ups, and more. → Read More

20 Satisfying Cooking Projects for a Snow Day

Satisfy yourself with one of these fun cooking projects when you're stuck inside on your next snow day. → Read More

20 Easy Ways to Make Pork for Dinner

From chops and tenderloins, to soups, sandwiches, and stir-fries, here are 20 easy ways to make pork for dinner tonight. → Read More

13 No-Heat, No-Cook Meals That Still Fill You Up

A roundup of quick and easy recipes that don't involve any cooking but are satisfying, like hearty salads, grain bowls, and more. → Read More

15 Ways to Eat Chocolate for Breakfast

A roundup of both decadent and wholesome breakfast recipes that incorporate chocolate. → Read More

28 Essential Southern Recipes Every Cook Should Know

Biscuits, pimento cheese, and beyond: these are some of the treasured tastes of the Southern kitchen. → Read More

25 Things to Make Your Valentine for Breakfast

A roundup of special things to cook on Valentine's Day morning, including breakfast cocktails, sweet and savory dishes, and a few treats. → Read More

35 of Our Most Decadent Chocolate Desserts

Winter is deep in its dreary phase and we need what chocolate has to offer — all of its richness, its bittersweet depth, and its dark, melty, endorphin-inducing goodness. → Read More