Meghan Splawn

Meghan was the Food Editor for Kitchn's Skills content. She's a master of everyday baking, family cooking, and harnessing good light. Meghan approaches food with an eye towards budgeting — both time and money — and having fun. Meghan has a baking and pastry degree, and spent the first 10 years of her career as part of Alton Brown's culinary team. She co-hosts a weekly podcast about food and family called Didn't I Just Feed You.
10 Kid-Friendly, Crowd-Pleasing Party Snacks Everyone Is Sure to Love
These appetizers and snacks are perfect for your next family-friendly party!
Mar 8, 2023
The Family Dinner I Make Every Single Year on Valentine’s Day
It feels fancy to our two kids, but it's easy for my husband or me to cook it.
Feb 4, 2023
Family Movie Night Tonight? Make This Snack Board Dinner!
We're talking pizza pinwheels, Raisinets, and, yes, vegetables.
Jan 27, 2023
How To Make Instant Pot Spaghetti
Trust us: This is best (and easiest!) thing you'll cook in your Instant Pot this year.
Jan 15, 2023
10 Never-Fail Instant Pot Family Favorites
For quick weeknight meals, the Instant Pot is your BFF.
Jan 10, 2023
The Best, Easiest Way to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs at Home
With or without a mold!
Dec 7, 2022
The 4-Ingredient Christmas Cookies My Kids Can Bake Themselves
This cookie recipe changed how I bake with my kids.
Dec 6, 2022
Martha Stewart Just Taught Me the Secret to the Best Pancakes Ever
The secret ingredient will upgrade any pancake mix — even the store-bought kind.
Nov 11, 2022
We Tried 5 Methods for Browning Ground Beef and the Winner Is a Game-Changer
Adding just one pantry ingredient gives you tender, browned beef.
Oct 11, 2022
We Tried 5 Methods for Cooking Juicy Pork Chops and the Easiest Won by a Landslide
Want pork chops that rival a steak? You've got to know the best method for cooking those chops!
Oct 6, 2022
Eric Ripert’s Gran Ma’s French Toast Will Ruin You for All Other French Toast
The kids are going to freak. out.
Sep 24, 2022
Our 20 All-Time Most Brilliant Tips for Packing Better Lunches
We'll help you stay organized, save time, and keep lunches delicious — and safe.
Aug 25, 2022
12 Grades, 12 Lunches: 12 Parents on How They Pack Lunch for Every Age
We asked some of our favorite foodie parents what school lunch looks like for their kids from first grade through high school.
Aug 17, 2022
10 Super Easy (and Healthy!) Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Kids
And not a sandwich in sight.
Aug 16, 2022
10 Super Easy (and Healthy!) Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Got a little eater? Fill 'em up with these smart and delicious lunch box ideas.
Aug 15, 2022
How to Teach Any Kid to Make Their Own School Lunch — Yes, Even Preschoolers!
Getting kids to prep or pack their own lunch is a game-changer. Here’s how to make it work for your family, no matter how old your kids are.
Aug 13, 2022
5 Easy Dinners That Start with a Pound of Ground Beef
Easy, quick, and delicious. A win all around!
Jul 26, 2022
10 Family Dinner Ideas Under $10
Budget dinners for busy families.
Jun 30, 2022
We Tried 6 Methods for Grilling Chicken, and the Winner Delivered Tender, Juicy Perfection
Summer family dinners have a new star player.
Jun 21, 2022
10 Ways to Pack a Summer Camp Lunch Box
From lunch box muffins to pasta salad.
Jun 14, 2022
This Veggie and Dip Family Snack Board Is How I Feed My Kids in the Summer
"I've found that my two kids will eat four times as many vegetables when they are presented with tasty dips and a few special snacks."
Jun 13, 2022
How to Make a Classic Birthday Cake
Of course there are sprinkles.
Jun 1, 2022
These Quick Sheet Pan Pancakes Will Save Your Mornings
A big batch of pancakes in half the time — what else could you want?
Mar 15, 2022
4 Creative Ways to Incorporate Beef into Your Kids’ Diet
You've heard about the importance of getting protein, iron, zinc, and choline into kids' diets but haven't figured out just how to do that? Look no further than easy versatile beef for creative ways to make nutritious meals even more delicious.
Feb 22, 2022
Hear Us Out: Thanksgiving Lasagna Is the Best Way to Use Leftovers
Choose greatness for your Thanksgiving leftovers. The best way to relive the glory of a loaded Thanksgiving plate is this towering lasagna stuffed with all good things.
Nov 26, 2021
A Doughnut-Hole Playdate Is the Genius Solution to Stress-Free Entertaining with Kids
It's low-key, low-stress, and lots of fun! And, obviously, super-adorable.
Nov 1, 2021
Haunted Cookie Houses Are the New Gingerbread Houses
Who says Christmas is the only holiday that gets a cookie house?
Oct 18, 2021
I Tried 6 Methods for Cooking Pancakes and I Have a New Forever Favorite
My sister-in-law was right!
Oct 6, 2021
This Magic Lemon Puff Pancake is a Hit With Kids
It's part crepe, part pancake, and part popover — and as delicious as it sounds.
Sep 30, 2021
How I Prep a Week of Back-to-School Slow Cooker Dinners
Here's how to make one big-batch breakfast, two lunch options, and five slow cooker dinners for a busy week.
Sep 25, 2021
The Easiest Pasta Salad Ever
Just stick to this simple formula.
Sep 15, 2021
The Smart and Surprising Trick for Easy Stovetop Oatmeal Every Morning
It's done before the coffee is even ready!
Aug 28, 2021
How I Prep a Week of Trader Joe’s Meals in 90 Minutes
If you can resist filling up your Trader Joe’s shopping cart with just snacks and cheese, the cult-favorite grocery store is actually a brilliant place to help you meal prep for a super busy week. It’s a one-stop-shop for breakfast essentials like coffee and oats, and their already-prepped ingredients like hard-boiled eggs and frozen stir-fry blends make quick work of lunch boxes and weeknight dinners.
Aug 24, 2021
5 Simple Summer Family Dinners from the Slow Cooker
Summer is in full swing at our house, which means between jumping into the lake, riding bikes, and running through the backyard sprinkler, we’re all hungrier than ever. We’ve spent much of the summer already eating easy no-cook dinners or leftovers. While that strategy has its own merits, this week I’m looking at my slow cooker to feed us hearty summer dinners without heating up the kitchen.
Jun 25, 2021
The Best No-Cook, No-Dishes (Yes, Really!) Summer Meal
Easy to cook and beloved by kids, hot dogs are all too often passed over by the adults at cookouts. But hot dogs can make an exciting dinner for the whole family with just a little bit of planning and a few fun upgrades. This family snack board combines two grill-friendly recipes with store-bought basics for the ultimate backyard dinner. Serve it to celebrate the start of summer, the Fourth of July, camping at home, or just a really good Tuesday night.
Jun 17, 2021
The 20-Minute Instant Pot Chili Mac Recipe that Will Get You Through These Last Weeks of Winter
Chili mac is everything I want in a dinner bowl: creamy, cheesy, and infinitely cozy. Unfortunately, making it from scratch typically involves dirtying multiple pots and a decent amount of time — which is what makes this Instant Pot version so brilliant. With just eight ingredients and a 20-minute cook time, you can pull off this easy and delicious dinner anytime you’re craving comfort.
Mar 9, 2021