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Lindsay Parrill

Lindsay Parrill


Lindsay is a graduate of California Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu, San Francisco, from where she holds a degree in Culinary Arts. Her favorite passions are food and creative writing, and loves to combine these two pursuits by writing about everything food and drink. She has over a decade of food writing experience, including several articles and restaurant reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food and Wine section. She is also trained in the art of food styling and photography, which she has mingled with her part-time job as a photographer.

When Lindsay isn’t developing new recipes, devouring the latest cookbooks, and writing about all things culinary arts, she is busy trying to coax her children into eating anything but macaroni and cheese.

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Healthy sandwich on sweet potato for breakfast or snack

Forget avocado toast – why sweet potato toast is the best fall breakfast

Sweet potato toast: A slice of sweet potato is baked to perfection, crisp on the outside, pillowy on the inside, then topped with whatever strikes your fancy.
Fish fillets, chicken meat, and red meat on top of distressed white cutting boards along with nuts, cheese, dairy, and eggs.

Want to know how to build muscle? A doctor says you should eat these foods

Muscle building requires proteins, carbs, and healthy fats. Combined with a good strength-building routine, these foods will work for optimal muscle growth.
Food dinner meal on table for christmas and thanksgiving celebration

5 simple tips for doing Thanksgiving wine the right way

Selecting the perfect varietal for such a high-pressure dinner such as Thanksgiving can be quite intimidating. We're here to answer all of your questions.
Mashed potatoes

Our mashed potato recipe is the only one you’ll ever need (and it’s easy to memorize, too!)

Everyone's mashed potatoes are different, but ours is incredibly simple and gives you the best results ever, we promise
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We love these Keto diet Thanksgiving recipes from a professional chef

On the keto diet and worried about Thanksgiving? Celebrity chef Darryl Taylor's recipes are sure to please
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Forget the wine this Thanksgiving: 5 batch cocktails that just might be better for your group dinner

Tired of drinking wine at Thanksgiving dinner? These 5 batch cocktails are just as easy to pour, and a lot more fun to drink
dry aged duck dish

A chef’s tips for making a dry-aged roast duck recipe that beats your dried-out Thanksgiving turkey any day

Ditch the dry turkey this Thanksgiving and make dry-aged roast duck that's sure to please
Spaghetti Bolognese

How to thicken sauce for just about every dish

You don't have to be an expert to put together the perfect sauce for your pasta or steak. Learn how to make your sauce thick and luscious with this guide.
Mashed sweet potatoes

Give your mashed potatoes a unique twist this Thanksgiving

Each one of these mashed potato alternatives is very simple to make and absolutely delicious.
Cranberry brie crostini

This easy cranberry crostini recipe makes the perfect holiday appetizer

This year, we're thankful for recipes like this one. Recipes that come together quickly and simply, and will impress everyone at your holiday party.
Roasted chicken and vegetables

5 Thanksgiving dinner hacks to make your life a whole lot easier

Any tips or tricks for alleviating some of that turkey day stress are always tremendously helpful. These are our favorites.
Thanksgiving table

This secret pantry staple is the key to delicious Thanksgiving side dishes

These are a few delicious turkey day favorites, made even better with Better Than Bouillon. 
Pumpkin pie

This Costco pumpkin pie hack turns 2 whole pies into 60+ mini desserts for Thanksgiving

Costco pumpkin pies are one of the most popular desserts
Braised tripe

It’s time to stop being intimidated by beef tripe – here’s how to clean and cook it

If you've ever wondered how to clean and cook beef tripe, these tips from Chef Michael Simmons outline how to do it at home.
Homemade cranberry sauce

This cranberry sauce recipe is as easy as opening a can (but tastes much better)

If Thanksgiving cranberry sauce has always meant opening and dumping out canned jellied goo, this recipe will change your life.
Twice baked sweet potatoes

Twice baked sweet potato recipe: The perfect fall side that’s super easy to make

The sweet potato is the perfect fall food, and this is the perfect fall dish.
man baking

The 6 baking ratios everyone should know for delicious baked goods every time

Don't be intimidated by holiday baking. Understanding the science behind it and some foolproof ratios can help you master the art of holiday baking.
Pumpkin risotto on the plate - a traditional Italian recipe

This pumpkin risotto is the fall comfort food you need in your life

This pumpkin risotto recipe is one of our favorites of the season. It highlights the subtly sweet flavor of pumpkin with fall spices and savory cheese.
Hot brown organic turkey gravy in a boat

Make rich, savory Thanksgiving gravy with this easy trick

With a few tips and tricks, you can master the art of Thanksgiving turkey gravy. Learn how to flavor this favorite condiment and create a delicious result.
Salsa macha

Salsa macha keeps indefinitely in your cupboard, tastes great on everything, and is dead-simple to make

Made from dried chilis, crushed peanuts, garlic, and oil, salsa macha is perfect atop any number of dishes, from seafood to steak and everything in between. 
Sweet potato casserole recipe

This sweet potato casserole recipe will steal the show at Thanksgiving

This sweet potato casserole will blow you away with its combination of all the original flavors we love, paired with a less-than-traditional, nutty accent.
Tomato soup

Our tomato soup recipe has one important step most recipes skip, but it really amps up the flavor

Our tomato soup recipe is a fall classic, and for one very good reason: We don't skip one crucial step
Blowtorch on creme brulee

Cooking tips: Fire up the blowtorch to perfect these 10 delicious foods

Have you ever sat around and thought, "Man, what can I cook with this blowtorch of mine?" Well, here's your answer.
Rows of joint pliers

These tools from Home Depot will help you kill it in the kitchen

If you're serious about cooking and need high-quality, long-lasting kitchen tools, look no further than your local hardware store.

Once you’ve made homemade croutons, you’ll kick yourself for ever buying the grocery store version

How to make homemade croutons, a surprisingly simple thing
Honey jar

Why you should stock up on honey, sugar, salt, and white rice

Most pantry ingredients are cheaper in bulk, so you should stock up on white rice, salt, honey, and sugar.

How to lose belly fat: Eating these 10 foods more often will help a lot

Have stubborn belly fat? This is how to lose belly fat with a few tweaks to your diet.
Professional chef cooking in the kitchen restaurant at the hotel, preparing dinner. A cook in an apron makes a salad of vegetables and pizza

A new study says restaurants have gotten more disgusting since the pandemic because of food safety

We all re-learned proper handwashing techniques during the pandemic, but a new study says restaurants need to freshen up on their food safety precautions.
Chicken noodle soup

Our chicken noodle soup recipe has 2 cheat-code techniques that cut cooking time in half

Our chicken noodle soup recipe comes together in minutes, and is just as good as ones that linger on the stove all day
WARSAW, POLAND - SEPTEMBER 16, 2022: Woman with McDonald's burger at table in cafe, closeup

Costco sells a semi-secret McDonald’s ingredient that will make your next burger stand out

Want to get that familiar, nostalgic McDonald's flavor without actually going to McDonald's? Costco can help
Man using Rumble Jar

This simple device makes some of the best cold brew ever, and it’s only $20

You love cold brew coffee but not the hit your wallet takes every morning. Make it at home with this great device.
Butter in a bowl

Some insanely clever cooking hacks you need to start using

These are a few of our absolute favorite food hacks, tried and tested, that will save you time and stress, and maybe earn you a few extra compliments.
Hot chocolate served in vintage mugs with marshmallows

This marshmallow recipe is so simple (and homemade marshmallows are so much better than store-bought)

This sweet treat season, learn how to make homemade marshmallows and impress everyone you know with this gift of pure sweetness.
A close-up of granola bars on wooden board.

You’re being duped: The ‘healthy’ food items that are actually terrible for you

We have no issue with the occasional fatty food. What we do have an issue with are the foods trying to masquerade as health foods. These are some examples.
White wine in glass swirling

What a wine’s alcohol content can tell you about how it will taste

Wine labels don't always have a ton of information, but your wine's alcohol content can tell you a lot.
Bacon frying

This is the easiest way to purify bacon grease, which you should be saving for all kinds of cooking projects

Learn how to get all of the gross bits out of bacon fat with this easy hack.
Homemade butterscotch cupcakes with caramel syrup and cream cheese frosting

How to make butterscotch sauce for all of your favorite fall desserts

Perhaps the most simple (and delicious) fall treat is that of this perfectly balanced, sweet and salty, gifted-from-the-gods butterscotch sauce.
Spicy Bourbon Pumpkin Smash

Let bourbon warm you up in all new ways with these delicious fall drinks

Bourbon's characteristic flavor is not only luscious on its own, but also complemented by other warm and cozy fall flavors, mixed into festive drinks.
Carrot soup

5 easy fall dinner ideas that have nothing to do with pumpkin spice

Sure, pumpkin spice is cool, but it's also overdone. If you're also getting tired of pumpkin spice, try these fall recipes instead.
A close-up of fresh beets on wooden table.

The absolute best ways to eat these 10 incredible fall superfoods

Fall is full of muscle-building, disease-fighting, and body purifying foods. Here are 10 of them, their health benefits, and how to deliciously prepare them.
Man cooking

Stop making these 10 common cooking mistakes

Love it or hate it, cooking is one of those things that simply must be done at least once in a while. These are the most common cooking mistakes to avoid.
Pork chops sheet pan

5 easy, delicious sheet pan dinners you’ll want to make this fall

Sheet pan dinners are something of a miracle. And while they can be made year-round, there's something about fall that makes these dinners taste even better.
Arch & Tower, Robert Mondavi

Robert Mondavi Winery unveils Arch & Tower tasting room, Napa’s newest treasure

Robert Mondavi Winery has opened its new tasting room, which it has named the Arch & Tower
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Brunch vomiting: San Francisco restaurants are fining customers for this gross habit, and every city should do the same

All good things, even elegant brunches, must come to an end. And it would appear that time is now. At least in San Francisco.
Chicken nuggets

These new Costco chicken nuggets are just as good as Chick-fil-a & Just Bare nuggets

If you've ever wondered which is the best frozen chicken nugget variety, we have the answer. And of course, it comes from Costco.

Love albondigas soup? Our albondigas recipe is a fall and winter favorite, and we think you’ll agree

Albondigas soup is a satisfying fall and winter meal we can't get enough of. This is our best albondigas recipe
Pita bread

This 3-ingredient all-purpose bread recipe is super easy to make

The culinary possibilities of pita are never-ending, and for that reason alone, we love it. What we love even more, though, is just how ridiculously easy it is to make.
Wine bottles

This is the reason why France is going to destroy 80 million gallons of wine

France is about to destroy 80 million gallons of French wine. And as bizarre and heartbreaking as it is, unfortunately, it seems to be the best thing to do to prevent catastrophe.
Cilantro in tacos

Why does cilantro taste like soap to some people? Turns out, there’s a pretty good reason

To some, cilantro tastes like soap — but why? There's actually a really good reason for it.
Pad thai

This pad thai recipe isn’t authentic, but it’s so good and insanely simple to put together you won’t even care

Our pad thai recipe isn't authentic, and that's OK! It comes together in a snap, and it's a flavor bomb you'll keep making.