Pasta with Truffle Butter

Where do I even start with this one?  Well, you’re going to love it.  Now, I know that I say this with just about every recipe (actually every recipe) that I share with you, but I promise that I am only sharing the créme de la créme with you – and this one really tops […]

Spring Eats

Typically during the change of seasons, since I have the slightly compulsive desire to “Spring” clean (even when it is Fall or Winter), I find myself rifling through my recipe binder.  Yep, recipe binder.  Don’t we all have one?  No, not the one with the recipes that are tried and true, but a binder dedicated […]

The Best Truffle Pizza

A few weeks ago we visited one of our favorite Italian restaurants in San Diego, Cucina Urbana.  And to be honest, we pretty much knew in advance that we would order the same things that we always do.  But…to our surprise, the menu had changed a little bit.  It felt like it had been years […]

Panzanella di Fiorella

Remember when I got to call Tuscany home last Spring? (Sigh)  First of all, just saying that gives me serious urges to go back…but, the point is, while I was traveling and studying (and eating), I made a point to write down all of the recipes that I loved, or at least notate a guestimate […]

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 […]