10 Red, White, and Beautiful Desserts We Need Right Now — 4th of July

There are very few holidays where you can really go over the top with reckless abandon, but during the 4th of July — with explosions in the sky and an excess of family around your house — it seems like the perfect time to partake in one of these 10 oh-so-pretty patriotic desserts.


A Macro View of Food Additives — Food News

Ever wondered what lycopene, azodicarbonamide, shellac, and maltodextrin look like up close and personal?

Well, now you don't have to. A science writer and a photographer have teamed up to bring us an in-depth look at common food additives.


The 2-Ingredient Piña Colada: A Love Story (Video!) — Video Tips from The Kitchn

When two ingredients love each other very, very much, something magical happens. Peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, and eggs and bacon – they are timeless loves. Let's see what happens when rum and pineapple-coconut juice come together in an innocent little game of spin the bottle.


Tie One On: An Important Tip for a Better Cooler — Tips from The Kitchn

With the 4th of July just a few days away, it's a good time to talk cold drinks and the place where they live. Whether you're loading several coolers for a big party this weekend, or packing for a trip to the beach, there's one essential tool that should always be attached to your cooler.


10 Tips to Help You Get More Countertop Space in Your Small Kitchen — Small Space Living

Have we convinced you to clear off your countertops? If you read our post last week, you know that keeping countertops reserved exclusively for prep is a secret to living large in a small kitchen.

But it does require some smart planning, starting with where to put everything you've moved off the countertop, and expanding your prep space even further. Here are 10 ideas for discovering space you didn't know you had.


3 Things You Should Always Take to a Picnic — Go Outside (If You Want To)

I've spent many years of my life living in and loving the city of Chicago, where interior spaces are small and people can't wait for the warmer months (40 below, no thank you). As soon as summer hits, folks flood the parks, beaches, and rooftops to host picnic after picnic.

Before you follow suit and head out, make sure you have these three things with you. You're almost guaranteed to need them!


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