Design, cooking trends, and tips from the county's top experts.

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The nominees for the Kitchens category.

Master Suites

The nominees for the Master Suites category.


The nominees for the Bathrooms category.

The Hottest New Trends In Kitchen Innovations

The latest look at what’s cooking in the heart of the home.

The Fourth Annual Design Contest: 21 Finalists, 7 Categories

The most beautiful home designs in the entire county.

7 Westchester Kitchens To Covet (And Copy)

From classic to transitional, find the kitchen design that’s right for your needs.

4 New & Innovative Beverage Makers

Today’s home beverage makers can craft just the drink to wet your whistle.

2014 Design Contest: Daniel Contelmo Architects

A runner-up in our “bathrooms” category.

2014 Design Contest: Bathrooms, Honorable Mention

The Murphy Brothers’ beautiful, spacious Mamaroneck finish.

2014 Design Contest: Bathrooms

Claire Paquin of Clean Design, the winner for “best bathroom.”

2014 Design Contest: Veronica Campbell at Deane Inc.

A New Canaan runner-up in the “kitchens” category.

2014 Design Contest: Martin Trattat Georgio Home

A Rye runner-up for the “kitchens” category.

2014 Design Contest: Choura Architecture

The winner of the “contemporary kitchens” category.

2014 Design Contest: Sleepy Hollow Custom Kitchens

Our winner for the “traditional kitchens” category.

A Comfortable Mix of Vintage, Provincial, Country, and Contemporary

A Chappaqua Home’s Design Magic

The Beauty of Fortina’s Wood-Fired Pizza Ovens

From artichokes to eggs, wood-fired recipes are a hot trend

GE’s New Cold- and Hot-Water-Dispensing Refrigerator

An innovative, French-door fridge that is attractive and convenient

Wooden Bowls With a Westchester Pedigree

A recent trend of creating bowls from your favorite tree is catching fire.

St. Charles’ Ingenious, Original Kitchen Counter Extension

Knives, drawers, and a table, all in one spot

The Westchester Magazine Kitchen Confidential Recipe Collection

Try our eight amazing home cooks’ delicious recipes in your own home.

Westchester Home Cooks’ Top Tips, Hints, and Ideas

Our amazing amateur chefs dish out everything you need to know to get cooking.

Cooking at Home with Susan C. Beer, Bedford/Pound Ridge

This dessert maven doesn’t step down from a challenge, whether it’s carefully constructing a lemon meringue terrine or baking her own wedding cake.

Cooking at Home with Todd A. Stankiewicz, Tarrytown

If you’re craving strawberry shortcake in January, Stankiewicz’s kitchen isn’t the place to be. If you want to experience seasonal food at the peak of its flavor, you’ve come to the right place.

Cooking at Home with Mike Zollner, Port Chester

Zollner’s kitchen is the modern chef’s equivalent of a kid’s toy chest, complete with a welder’s blowtorch and other fun gadgets. But don’t let the technology fool you – under all the equipment is an appreciation for locally grown food and simple ingredients.

Cooking at Home with Lisa Ocasio, Cortlandt Manor

For this marketing pro, cooking is a cultural experience as much as it is anything else. Indulging her Italian roots and her husband’s Spanish heritage results in some pretty fine dishes from the Ocasio kitchen, especially the eggplant rollatini.

Cooking at Home with Gina M. Larson-Stoller, Cortlandt Manor

This globally inclusive foodie doesn’t shy away from adventurous dishes, and neither does her 2-year-old daughter.

Cooking at Home with Elly Kelly, Tarrytown

Just because it’s comfort food doesn’t mean it has to be sloppy and unhealthy. Kelly’s approach to everyone’s favorite dishes capitalizes on nutrition without sacrificing taste. Oh, and there’s enough for seconds.

Cooking at Home with Eight Amazing County Residents

These local cooks dish out their best tips, sources, secrets and more.

The Kitchen-Design Guru

Check out your neighbor’s kitchen. Is it white? Does it have paneled cabinetry? What about the countertops—are they thick marble? Yup, it’s a Christopher Peacock kitchen—or a facsimile of one. Talk about a winning formula: it seems nearly everyone wants a Christopher Peacock original. So we decided to see the guru's home kitchen for ourselves. And now, you can, too.

Kitchen Retrospective

The mark of great design is whether it stands the test of time. Here, we revisit our favorite kitchens from the past six years of Westchester Home. We think they’ve gotten even better with age.

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