Nicole Rufus

Assistant Food Editor

Brooklyn, NY

Nicole is the Assistant Food Editor at Kitchn. She writes about recipes as well as developing some of her own. You can usually find her playing around in the kitchen or online “window” shopping. She currently resides in Brooklyn and is getting her master’s in Food Studies.
I Tried Four Popular Chocolate Cupcake Recipes and Found the Absolute Best One
Not that you HAVE to be the star of the bake sale, but hey, if you are...!
May 10, 2023
These Crispy Puffed Potatoes Are Almost Too Good to Be True (I’m Still Amazed I Made Them)
They're like a cross between a French fry and a potato chip.
Apr 25, 2023
5 Quick and Easy Vegetarian Trader Joe’s Dinners You Can Make With 5 Ingredients
From a family-sized grilled cheese to loaded sheet pan nachos, these veggie-packed dinners will please everyone you're feeding.
Mar 25, 2023
We Tested 4 Famous Garlic Bread Recipes and the Winner Was Hands-Down the Best Garlic Bread We’ve Ever Had
My search for the perfect garlic bread is finally over.
Feb 22, 2023
This Recipe Completely Changed the Way I Make Grilled Cheese
The technique is simply brilliant.
Feb 21, 2023
50+ One-Pot Meals for Easy Weeknight Dinners
Easy cooking and easy cleanup.
Jan 31, 2023
I Tried the Most Popular Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe and I Can’t Believe How Good It Is
They're shockingly similar to the original, and an absolute showstopper for bake sales and birthday parties.
Oct 22, 2022
25 Family Dinners That Start with Italian Sausage
Pasta is just the beginning.
Aug 13, 2022
The Most Popular Grilled Cheese Recipe on the Internet
Texas toast for the win?
Apr 13, 2022
Liege Waffles Will Totally Level Up Your Brunch Game
No other waffles come close.
Jan 27, 2022
Enjoy These Sour Cream Donuts Without Ever Leaving Your House
Bring the doughnut shop to you.
Jan 13, 2022
85+ Cookie Recipes that Will Help You Win the Holiday Baking Game
There's a Christmas cookie out there for everyone.
Dec 10, 2021
We Tested 4 Popular Baked Ziti Recipes and They Are All Super Tasty
Here's how to pick the best one for you.
Nov 29, 2021
25 Recipes to Use Up All Your Leftover Turkey
Get creative by treating your leftover turkey like shredded chicken.
Nov 26, 2021
Make These Copycat McDonald’s Hash Browns (They’re TikTok-Famous!)
McDonald's hash browns at home? Yes, please! (Best part: you can make them any time of the day.)
Nov 23, 2021
I Tried Maggianos’ Famous Baked Ziti Recipe and It Was Flawlessly Delicious
The beloved restaurant recipe is shockingly easy to re-create at home.
Nov 15, 2021