Patty Catalano

Patty is a freelance recipe developer who worked as Alton Brown’s Research Coordinator & Podcast Producer and in the Oxmoor House test kitchen. She loves maple syrup, coffee and board games. Patty lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.
This Unexpected Kitchen Tool Is the Secret to Better Fried Eggs
I use it for so much more than just fried eggs, too.
Nov 21, 2023
The Best Thing I Ever Did for My Cast Iron Pan
It's now slicker than ever.
Nov 3, 2023
I Fill My Freezer with These Lasagna Rolls Every Fall, and You Should Too
Your future self will thank you.
Oct 20, 2023
The $10 Organizer That Made Me Completely Rethink Pantry Storage
I've been using lazy Susans all wrong.
Sep 20, 2023
The Rice Krispies Treat Upgrade You Need to Try
Calling all fans of salty-sweet treats.
Sep 11, 2023
18 Costco Groceries I’m Buying for Easy School Lunches
Sandwich roll-ups! Baby bell peppers! Chocolate cookies! And more!
Sep 7, 2023
I Tried Banana Iced Coffee, and, Honestly, It’s Incredibly Good
The 2-ingredient pick-me-up you never knew you needed.
Jun 16, 2023
If You Buy One Costco Item in Bulk This Month, Let It Be This
You'll be surprised how many uses you'll find for a big ol' bag.
Jun 13, 2023
Ina Garten Just Taught Me the Secret to a Better BLT
This smart trick is a total game-changer.
May 30, 2023
The Budget-Friendly Meal My Family Eats Every Friday Night
Friday night is pizza night.
Apr 19, 2023
The Ridiculously Good Coffee Cake I’ve Made Dozens of Times (No Other Recipe Tops It)
It's the best thing to wake up to, and my whole family agrees.
Mar 29, 2023
I Love This Soup So Much, I Make It Practically Every Week During the Spring
It's packed with fresh herbs, bright spring vegetables, and cheesy mini meatballs.
Mar 29, 2023
I Finally Tried Trader Joe’s Most Popular Product, and Now I Don’t Know Why I Waited So Long
This popular chip is even better than the original.
Mar 21, 2023
The $3 Aldi Pantry Staple I’m Stocking All Winter Long
Use it in salads, salsas, cheesecake, cocktails, and more!
Mar 8, 2023
This 3-Ingredient Costco Recipe Is the Most-Requested Dinner In My House
Each serving costs about $4.
Feb 28, 2023
How To Make the Absolute Best French Toast Casserole
Your New Year's Day celebratory breakfast plans are set. You're welcome!
Dec 29, 2022
This $17 Costco Find Is My Favorite Holiday Shortcut
A smart store-bought shortcut for the holidays.
Dec 22, 2022
The Skillet Set that Gave My Kid the Confidence To Cook
No more hot handles that can hurt the kiddos.
Nov 29, 2022
These 10 Costco Groceries Are My Secret to Quick and Easy School Lunches
They're the best Costco lunchbox buys.
Aug 18, 2022
The Best Way to Use Leftover Chicken (and Eat It All Week Long)
So good you'll eat it straight from the mixing bowl.
Aug 18, 2022
30+ Healthy Snack Options for Kids This Summer (or Anytime)
Because the kids want to eat ... again.
Jul 12, 2022
The $8 Costco Treat That’s So Good, You’d Think It Was From a Fancy Bakery
If chocolate is your thing, listen up.
May 15, 2022
The $4 Sandwich Bread I Get at Aldi That’s a Dupe for Dave’s Killer Bread
This seedy bread takes a sandwich from good to great.
May 11, 2022
Before & After: A Recipe Developer’s Kitchen Gets a Super-Organized Upgrade
Get inspired with these before and after photos!
Apr 26, 2022
How I Prep for a Week of Budget-Friendly Family Meals
Use your weekend Power Hour to prepare these cozy and delicious meals for the rest of the week.
Apr 6, 2022
Warm and Cheesy Frito Pie
When serving corn chips on the side simply isn't enough.
Feb 9, 2022
How I Prep for a Week of Comforting Dinners
Bring on the cheesy casseroles, soups, and stews.
Feb 3, 2022
Juicy Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Is the Instant Family Hit — Even with Picky Eaters
Bacon is the best thing to ever happen to boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
Feb 15, 2022
The $8 Costco Discovery That Changed the Soup Game for Me
You can find it in the freezer section and it reheats in less than 10 minutes.
Jan 17, 2022
Out of All the Frozen Breakfast Items at Cotsco, These Two are the Clear Winners
Are you team savory or team sweet? We have options for both sides!
Jan 11, 2022
10 Costco Groceries to Buy if You Have an Air Fryer
Including panko-crusted shrimp, Brazilian cheese bread, and spanakopita!
Jan 5, 2022
A Week of Easy Dinners from the Pantry
In an effort to curb my spending on food, I’m looking to my pantry for dinner inspiration this week. Cooking from the pantry is also a time-saver, because it means fewer shopping trips. I am a big believer in curating a well-stocked pantry and keeping long-lasting basics in the fridge and freezer, because I know that if I have beans, canned tomatoes, broth, rice, eggs, and cheese on hand I can make a week’s worth (or more!) of dinners without setting foot into the grocery store.
Dec 27, 2021