Meghan Splawn, The Kitchn

Meghan Splawn

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Boise, ID, United States

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Past articles by Meghan:

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese Recipe

Once you make sloppy Joe grilled cheeses, you'll never go back. → Read More

Eric Ripert's French Toast Recipe Review

The French chef's grandma's recipe — crispy and caramelized on the outside and rich and custardy inside — is an absolute game-changer. → Read More

My Family Makes Amazing Maple Syrup. This Is the Only Bottle I’ll Buy When We Run Out.

If you can't get syrup straight from your uncle's maple farm, Runamok's Sugarmaker's Cut — who works with family-owned and operated producers — is the next best thing. → Read More

A Doughnut-Hole Playdate Is the Best Way to Actually See Your Parent Friends This Fall

The idea is simple enough: Send an invite, meet at a park, and catch up over coffee and doughnut holes. Here’s how to host one of your very own this fall. → Read More

We Tried 5 Methods for Browning Ground Beef and the Winner Is a Game-Changer

We put five popular ground beef-browning methods to the test to see which one gives you tender, browned meat. The winning method uses a common pantry ingredient. → Read More

We Tried 6 Methods for Grilling Chicken and Found a New Favorite

The winner gives you tender, juicy perfection every time. → Read More

I Tried 6 Methods for Cooking Pancakes and I Have a New Forever Favorite

This weekend, I made a triple batch of Kitchn’s easy pancake recipe and put 6 popular pancake cooking techniques to the test. The results have changed how I will cook pancakes forever. → Read More

How to Make Classic No-Bake Cookies

Classic peanut butter and oat no-bake cookies are simple and fast, but getting them to set properly can be difficult. This step-by-step recipe will walk you through how to make perfect no-bake cookies every single time. → Read More

King Arthur’s Lemon Puff Pancake Is Pure Breakfast Magic

When a friend described this Lemon Puff Pancake as "part crepe, part pancake, part popover" I had to give it a try. → Read More

We Tried 4 Popular Methods for Dicing an Avocado and the Winner Was Also the Easiest

Do you halve and remove the pit, carefully? Can you get neater cubes and avoid cutting your hand by peeling and then dicing? We really needed to know! So we put 4 popular methods for prepping avocados to the test to find the best. Here are the results! → Read More

Rachael Ray Just Taught Me the Fastest Way to Make Guacamole (You Don’t Even Need a Knife)

Here's how to dice avocados for guacamole — and more — using a tool that home bakers rely on. → Read More

Do Serious Eats’ “Magic Bagels” Really Stay Fresh for Days? We Put Them to the Test.

On a personal mission to find the best homemade bagel recipe, I had to try the Reddit-famous "Magic Bagels" from Serious Eats. Here's my honest review. → Read More

The Pantry Ingredient That Makes Homemade Ranch Taste Like Your Favorite Bottled Dressing

Here's what I learned about adding a bit of sugar every time I make ranch dressing at home, and how it made me an advocate for homemade dressings once again. → Read More

We Tried 6 Methods for Blind Baking a Pie Crust and the Winner Was a Sweet Surprise

Ahead of all the cool, creamy pies we plan to bake this spring and summer, we put 6 popular methods for binding baking pie crusts to the test. The winner is surprisingly sweet. → Read More

One Writer Tested 400 Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes to Find the Perfect One. But Is It Actually Good?

Writer Lillian Stone tested over 400 cookies to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. Here's what happened when we tested it out for ourselves. → Read More

Basque Cheesecake Recipe (Crustless Burnt Cheesecake)

Not only is Basque cheesecake (or burnt Basque cheesecake) incredibly delicious, but it's also simple to make at home. → Read More

Ranch Biscuits Are Like Regular Biscuits, Only Better

This over-the-top recipe is designed for the ranch obsessed, boasting a ranch dressing-infused buttermilk, a homemade ranch seasoning sprinkle, and a delicious ranch butter to slather on while they're still warm. → Read More

Martha Stewart Just Taught Me the Secret to the Best Pancakes Ever

Her secret ingredient is super common and can upgrade any pancake mix — even the store-bought kind. → Read More

The Secret to Better Salad Dressing Can Be Found in the Baking Aisle

As a long time vinaigrette shaker, this tip gave me a renewed love of all kinds of homemade dressings. → Read More

The Best Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Want crispy bread and gooey cheese every time you make a grilled cheese? Your air fryer is the answer. → Read More