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.
The $11 Organizer That Made Me Completely Rethink Pantry Storage
I've been using lazy Susans all wrong.
3 days ago
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, 2024
The Easy French Breakfast Recipe I’ve Been Making for More than 20 Years
Once you make these, you may never go back to pancakes.
Jan 27, 2024
The $10 Organizer That Made Me Completely Rethink Pantry Storage
I've been using lazy Susans all wrong.
Dec 21, 2023
The $3 Aldi Pantry Staple I’m Stocking All Winter Long
Use it in salads, salsas, cheesecake, cocktails, and more!
Dec 8, 2023
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
Meal Prep Plan: How I Prep a Week of Family Meals from Aldi for $50
When it comes to buying groceries on a budget (but not sacrificing quality or choice), nothing beats shopping at Aldi. Sure, the no-frills atmosphere can take some getting used to, but these miniature food marts pack all of the essentials — plus some fun and inspired limited-edition buys — into just a few aisles.This Power Hour is all about getting the most bang for your buck at Aldi.
Nov 18, 2022
10 Easy Family Dinner Ideas to Add to Your Meal Plan STAT
Even though I love to cook (and do it for a living!), lately I find myself wondering, What do people even eat? more often than I’d like to admit. As the months at home drag on, with my attention focused on the national stage, I’ve got little imagination for what to put on the table each night. Even when it’s hard, I try to make dinnertime a safe space to connect.
Sep 20, 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
One-Pot Meatballs & Pasta Os
As far as guilty pleasures go, a love of SpaghettiOs is pretty tame. Cranking open a can may have been acceptable for me as a 7-year-old back in 1989, but it’s time to admit that what I really love are the soft O-shaped noodles swimming in a sweet tomato sauce. With this wholesome take on a childhood favorite, I know I won’t be reaching for the can opener anytime soon. My traditional spaghetti dinner takes two pots, one pan, and an embarrassing number of bowls and utensils.
May 18, 2022
3-Cheese Frittata Cups
Hectic mornings are standard in my house. With barely enough time to gather an armload of books, bags, and lunches before racing out the door, breakfast is often a grab-and-go affair. Instead of scrambling cheesy eggs as the school bus pulls up, I quickly warm my make-ahead cheesy frittata cups. A trio of cheeses — ricotta, Parmesan, and Fontina — season the eggs and add creamy richness.
May 18, 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 13, 2022