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.
We Tried 6 Methods for Grilling Chicken, and the Winner Delivered Tender, Juicy Perfection
Spring and summertime family dinners have a new star player.
May 13, 2024
The Secret to the Fluffiest Pancakes Ever (Just In Time for Mother’s Day!)
The secret ingredient will upgrade any pancake mix — even the store-bought kind.
May 6, 2024
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!
Mar 14, 2024
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.
Mar 7, 2024
The Best Use for Taco Seasoning Packets (It’s Not Tacos)
You can actually use them for so much more.
Feb 9, 2024
The Mac and Cheese Alternative That My Family Loves (Yours Will, Too)
Hear me out on this one.
Jan 26, 2024
We Tested 4 Famous Pizza Dough Recipes — and the Winner Really Stood Out
Family pizza night just got way better.
Jan 24, 2024
20 One-Pot Dinners for When You Don’t Feel Like Doing the Dishes
Easy to make, even easier to clean up.
Jan 11, 2024
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!
Dec 13, 2023
My Favorite Way to Decorate Cookies with Kids
No more sprinkles on the floor or frosting everywhere.
Dec 6, 2023
12 One-Skillet Dinners I Make for My Family All the Time
Proof that a skillet is your BFF.
Oct 19, 2023
12 Kid-Friendly Chicken Dinners Grown-Ups Will Love, Too
You can never have too many of these in your weeknight roster.
Sep 27, 2023
The Only French Fries You Should Make at Home
No frying required!
Aug 15, 2023
5 Easy Dinners That Start with a Pound of Ground Beef
Easy, quick, and delicious. A win all around!
Aug 14, 2023
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.
Jul 27, 2023
My Secret to Getting the Softest and Squishiest Rice Krispies Treats You’ll Ever Taste
Once you try it, you'll never go back to the old way.
Jul 18, 2023
Here’s How to Get Homey-Looking Rippled Chocolate Chip Cookies (Without All That Pan-Banging)
Get that same texture from *any* cookie recipe without the clatter or rigorous cookie manipulation.
May 11, 2023
King Arthur’s Lemon Puff Pancake Is Pure Breakfast Magic
It's part crepe, part pancake, and part popover — and as delicious as it sounds.
May 8, 2023
10 Fabulously Fun Cookie Recipes to Bake With Your Kids
No sweeping up sprinkles required!
Apr 19, 2023
The Best Use for Taco Seasoning Packets (It’s Not Tacos)
You can actually use them for so much more.
Apr 19, 2023
We Tested 4 Famous Pizza Dough Recipes — and the Winner Really Stood Out
Family pizza night just got way better.
Apr 18, 2023
20 One-Pot Dinners for When You Don’t Feel Like Doing the Dishes
Easy to make, even easier to clean up.
Apr 6, 2023
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
12 One-Skillet Dinners I Make for My Family All the Time
Proof that a skillet is your BFF.
Feb 28, 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
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