50th State Pizza

Sometimes I get ideas for a new recipe completely out of the blue.  We could be lying in bed, minutes away from slumber, and then suddenly I announce, “I’m thinking about trying to make…(insert recipe here).”  I have no clue where this inspiration or these ideas come from, but what I do know is that […]

Cacio e Pepe

Boy have I got another easy, delicious weeknight dinner for you.  Just like Aglio Olio, this cheesy, peppery pasta dish will come together in a flash (or as quick as it takes you to boil your pasta).  If you like black pepper (I’m not even going to make sure that you like cheese, as I […]

Aglio, Oglio e Peperoncino

It’s time for pasta, and boy have I got a recipe for you!  It’s a super simple, super quick dinner for 2 that will keep you coming back time after time.  It’s spicy, garlicky, creamy, and savory…it’s simply perfection.  So pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper, and get ready, because this one […]

Healthy Turkey Chili

There is something about the arrival of the New Year that inspires a lot of people to eat healthier and set fitness or health goals for the rest of the year.  And although I haven’t set any goals for myself for 2017 (can you hardly believe that I don’t have a list going?!?), perhaps I […]

Shrimp Risotto

For New Year’s Eve, after a whirlwind 3 weeks out of town, the hubs and I decided to stay in and cook one of our favorites, Shrimp Risotto.  Creamy, sweet, savory, garlicky…this recipe hits all of the right notes and will keep you coming back for more (pretty much until you finish the pot). For […]

What We Have

Every few months or so, I get into this mega-organizational mood, and with that comes my frustration with an over-stuffed pantry and freezer.  I often find myself at the grocery store picking up things that are good for “in a pinch” meals, but then I often cook other things; which results in a very well […]

In the Kitchen with Katie

Okay guys, so I am really excited to announce that I am starting a new series on my blog today.  Although actually now that I mention it, this is really my first series.  Let me try this again.  Okay guys, so I am really excited to announce that I am starting a series on my […]

Sugo di Salsiccia e Pomodoro

The weather on Sunday was a bit overcast and cool, so the Mr. and I were both craving something a little heartier in flavor.  Lidia Bastianich’s Pasta with Sausage Tomato Sauce immediately came to mind.  You slow simmer this sauce down to just about nothing, making the most rich and delicious sausage ragu. The recipe […]

Apple Cake

On Friday I decided I wanted to whip up something sweet for after dinner.  I looked through the pantry and it wasn’t as well stocked as I was hoping.   I opened up the fridge, and there they were…4 beautiful apples.  I knew exactly what I would bake. About a year ago I stumbled across this […]

Homemade Bread

A few years ago, my brother-in-law mentioned that he started making homemade bread.  My thoughts we’re something like, “what!?!?!  homemade bread!?!?  how do you have time for that?  that sounds so complicated!”  He assured me that it was none of the above, and would only take a few minutes of my day.  He tried to […]