Faith Durand


Columbus, Ohio

Faith is SVP of Content at Apartment Therapy Media, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Kitchn, and the founding editor of Cubby. She is also the author of three cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning The Kitchn Cookbook. In addition to food, Faith is passionate about renovation and gardening, and she lives with her husband and two school-aged daughters in an old home in Columbus, Ohio.
The Practically Perfect Pancake Recipe I Make Over and Over
Well, my husband makes them. Does that count? (P.S.: These are awesome, thanks to one surprising little food science detail.)
Jan 26, 2024
The 10 Breakfast Skills Every Cook Should Know
From scrambling eggs to frying bacon, these are the techniques that are worth mastering.
Jan 9, 2024
We Want You To Steal These Christmas Morning Breakfast Traditions, Because They’re That Good
Five ideas for the Christmas morning spread of your life — but one that's as fun and relaxed for you as it is for the kids!
Dec 18, 2023
Nutella Fluff is the Creamiest, Dreamiest Summer Dessert
Eat it straight from the bowl with your kids.
Aug 28, 2023
The 12 Best Children’s Museums My Family Has Visited and Loved
Children’s museums can be a BLAST — here are 12 worth traveling to visit.
Jul 19, 2023
This Is the One Toilet Paper Holder to Rule Them All
Why is buying a good toilet paper holder such a crapshoot?
Jul 18, 2023
The Best Way to Keep Guacamole Green
It has nothing to do with lime, the pit, or plastic wrap.
Jul 10, 2023
The 10 Breakfast Skills Every Cook Should Know
From scrambling eggs to frying bacon, these are the techniques that are worth mastering.
Jul 6, 2023
I Tried (and Failed) to Keep Mosquitoes Away For Years — Then I Found 3 Products That Really Work
We haven’t had a single bite so far this summer.
Jun 7, 2023
The Perfect $30 Gift for Any Kid, at Any Age, for Any Occasion
It's perfectly fun and delightful.
Nov 16, 2022
I Found the Best Gift for New Parents — No Matter How Far Away You Live
It's the thing a new parent *really* needs.
Nov 9, 2022
The #1 Thing You Should Never Buy, According to a Plumber
Take it from a sewer professional.
Jul 29, 2022
Nutella Fluff is the Creamiest, Dreamiest Summer Dessert
Eat it straight from the bowl with your kids.
Jun 24, 2022
My $7 Costco Buy That Won Dinner Last Weekend
Plus, the simple way I upgrade them to a restaurant-worthy side.
Jun 7, 2022
Sriracha-Honey Popcorn Clusters Will Take Family Movie Nights to the Next Level
Sweet and (not too) spicy. One you start, it's hard to stop.
May 23, 2022
The 3-Ingredient Costco Pasta Salad I Make On Repeat
You can make it in minutes and it'll feed a crowd.
May 18, 2022
The 12 Best Cubby Stories of the Year
In honor of baby Cubby's first year, we gathered our favorite stories for you!
Oct 7, 2021
Monica Chavez’s Family Home Has the Most Spectacular Bookshelves (and a Surprise Under the Stairs)
Name: Monica Chavez; partner, Ruben; and children, Esperanza (7 months), Mauricio (3 years), Abel (passed away in 2010)Location: Bay Area, CaliforniaMonica Chavez is a mother, blogger, and DIY expert whose Instagram account offers a steady, stunning stream of creative projects and inspiration. She lives in the Bay Area with her family, including a new baby who arrived during this strange year. “I’ve got a COVID baby!” she laughs. “She’s 7 months old.
Mar 10, 2021
This $35 Target Buy Dramatically Improved My Family Bathroom
Most of the time my house is, shall we say, messier than one would strictly like. With a five-year-old and a three-year-old, c’est la vie. But up until recently there was one room that stood out as weirdly miserable: my family bathroom. This bathroom was the victim of a bad, sad patch job before we bought our home eight years ago. It has drippy plumbing (I have a spot on the living room ceiling to prove this), awkward corners, and a curious lack of storage.
Jan 21, 2021
I’m Obsessed with These Fun, Affordable Indoor Exercise Kits (My Kids Are Too!)
While 2021 has quite a bit of hope on the horizon (vaccines! reopenings!) the present reality for my family is still the cautious lockdown and quarantine we observed for most of 2020. That plus the extra-gray Ohio weather is tough for my kids’ exercise and energy. They get outside as much as possible, but I also entered 2021 determined to create more active play opportunities for them indoors.
Jan 8, 2021
Our 10 Favorite Stories from Cubby (So Far)
Hi there, Cubby friends! We started Cubby on the spur of the moment this fall (although the idea has been in our heads for a long time). We felt cooped up with our families, but we had a hunch that, while this year has mostly been a flaming dumpster fire of things we hope never happen again in our lifetimes, we might be left with a teeny-weeny bit of nostalgia for all this extra time with our cubs.
Dec 30, 2020
Fun, Clever, and Cathartic Ways Kids and Parents Can Celebrate the End of 2020
Hey! 2020 is almost over! We are so ready. I don’t usually go big for New Year’s Eve, but this year feels different. Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering (and the mother of two young children), has advice that I have been clinging to. She urges us to plan holidays and occasions around a question: “What is it that I need most?” This New Year’s Eve, here’s what I think we need: catharsis.
Dec 22, 2020
Here’s Your Permission to Not Have a “Real” Thanksgiving Celebration This Year
Last week I asked some fellow parents how they’re feeling about the looming holiday. Henry, a coworker, said something that got our virtual heads nodding: “Right now I would appreciate other voices saying that it’s OK to not have a real ‘celebration’ this year.” Did you nod too? Are you still struggling over whether to gather with your parents?
Nov 18, 2020
10 Small, Easy Thanksgiving Recipes That Will Delight You and the Whole Family
Thanksgiving is almost here and, if you’re like me, you’ve probably barely started on your holiday meal planning. Those of us who are parents—especially if your kids are small, like mine—are busy enough already, and it’s been a tough season. I have found it hard to get jazzed up about cooking for a holiday that will just be my immediate family. But then today I kind of shook myself and said, Why so glum?
Nov 18, 2020
Breakfast Banana Split with Yogurt and Jam
A banana split for breakfast? Oh, yes! This quick, easy breakfast takes a dessert classic and lightens it up for the morning with ultra-creamy Greek yogurt and a warm drizzle of jam. It’s also a perfect antidote to those fussy mornings when your child doesn’t want to eat anything.No, there’s no ice cream involved. (Ice cream for breakfast—that seems best saved for birthdays, eh?
Nov 4, 2020