Elaine Johnson
Curious cook, avid griller, camper, gardener, and mom

Recent Posts By Elaine Johnson

Crazy-Good Hot Cross Buns, Made Easy

Easter is a week away, and I’m already obsessing over hot cross buns, the buttery, sweetly spiced rolls studded with dried fruit.

The Day Julia Child Came to Lunch at Sunset

  It was thrilling. I was a young food writer, and Julia Child, America’s biggest (and tallest!) food celebrity, was coming for lunch at Sunset during a book tour.

Healthy Meal Plan: Family-Friendly Fish Recipes

A lot of health experts encourage us to eat more fish for their omega-3 fatty acids. For this year’s Eat Fresh Challenge, my colleague Jessica Mordo decided to focus on fish, but she wasn’t sure what to cook, since her young kids can be picky eaters.

Healthy Meal Plan: 30-Minute Recipes

When my colleague Andrea Minarcek started this year’s Eat Fresh Challenge, her New Year’s goal was to cook every night—but she has a pretty long weekday commute. To inspire her, I compiled a short list of favorite recipes from our Fast & Fresh recipes collection (these are recipes you can cook in 30 minutes or less).