Patty Catalano

Patty is a recipe developer and food writer. She worked Alton Brown’s Research Coordinator and 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 $4 Aldi Pie That Could Absolutely Pass as Homemade
It's actually only $3.49.
Nov 22, 2023
The Single Best Pasta Sauce You Can Buy If You’re Shopping at Costco
It's been a favorite among Kitchn editors for years.
Nov 13, 2023
The $4 Aldi Grocery I’m Stocking in My Pantry for Fall
I buy three bags at a time.
Nov 3, 2023
I Just Learned the Right Way to Open a Bag of Chips and I Can’t Believe It
It makes them taste even better.
Sep 18, 2023
The $1 Aldi Frozen Treat I’ll Be Buying All Summer Long
It’s an easy way to make a dessert even better.
Jul 25, 2023
The $3 Aldi Grocery I’ll Be Stocking in My Freezer All Season Long
It takes mere minutes to make.
May 31, 2023
This $12 Wedge Organizer Is the Storage Solution for My Awkward Corner Cabinet
It's made me completely rethink my pantry storage.
Mar 31, 2023
The $4 Aldi Fan Favorite Grocery I Only Wish I'd Tried Sooner
It's so versatile.
Mar 30, 2023
I Tried the Viral TikTok Banana Coffee and It Is Indeed Magical
It's just two ingredients and so delicious.
Mar 29, 2023
The Wildly Flavorful $10 Costco Grocery I Use to Whip Up Last-Minute Meals
This pantry staple adds instant flavor to pastas, salads, tacos, and even toast.
Mar 17, 2023
The $3 Aldi Grocery I'm Using in Everything from Salads to Desserts
I'll be buying them all year long.
Mar 10, 2023
10 Aldi Dinner Staples I’ll Be Buying on Repeat All Year Long
And they're all $8 or less.
Mar 3, 2023
The Wonderfully Versatile $7 Costco Find I'm Eating with Every Meal
It goes with everything.
Feb 26, 2023
I Finally Tried Trader Joe's Most Popular Snack — I Wish I Hadn't Waited So Long
It won the customer choice awards.
Feb 25, 2023
10 Costco Groceries for Under $10 That I'm Stocking up on for School Lunches
Kettle corn, cookies, oranges, string cheese, and more!
Oct 20, 2022
This $2 Almond Milk Is My Absolute Favorite Dairy-Free Coffee Creamer
It's a fraction of what other name brands cost.
Aug 29, 2022
The $4 Aldi Dessert I Bring to Every Single Party I’m Invited To
It tastes (almost) better than homemade.
Apr 29, 2022
Our Place Just Launched a Genius Gadget That Makes the Always Pan and Perfect Pot Even Better
Crispy fried foods with a fraction of the cleanup.
Feb 23, 2022
The Best Thing I Ever Did (By Accident!) for My Cast Iron Skillet
When I make pie, I use my grandmother’s pastry blender and rolling pin, but one thing she did not pass down was her cast iron skillet slick with a history of family feasts. Instead, I received my cast iron pan five years ago—a new Lodge pan, fresh with the factory seasoning. Even with a factory fresh seasoning, the surface never felt smooth; it always had a pebbly texture. I’ve worked with enough cast iron pans that I knew the pan was supposed to be slick enough to fry an egg.
May 3, 2019