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 […]

Sesame Cauliflower

We recently had a bit of an overflow of cauliflower in the house, and so I did my favorite thing for inspiration, and headed over to Pinterest to start getting some ideas for what to do with it.  We had just recently done the cauliflower pizza, and fried rice, and so I was trying to […]

7 Hour Lasagne

Whenever we have company over, I try to make an effort to cook something different and a little more special than I would normally cook.  A few weeks ago, the weather was cool and rainy, and lasagne was really calling to me.  There was a recipe that my brother-in-law made for us once that was […]

Valentine’s Day Recap

I hope that you all enjoyed a great holiday weekend – both Valentine’s Day, and also I know that some of you got a holiday on Monday for President’s Day.  We got really lucky with weather over the weekend, and basically sat in the 80’s everyday (sorry East Coast).  It was great to have such […]

Pasta alla Norcina

The hubs and I are both big fans of the America’s Test Kitchen cooking show on PBS.  We are fascinated by how methodical and particular they are about everything – you almost get the feeling that there is no possibility that cooking a recipe from the show could go wrong.  They definitely try to foolproof […]

Marmellata di Susine

Inspired by my recent travels through Italy and David Lebovitz’s Mirabelle Jam, I decided to whip up a batch of homemade plum jam.  When the Mr. and I went apple picking a few weeks ago, we stumbled upon an Italian Plum tree, Susine plums to be exact (a variety that is grown in Montepulciano).  The […]

Homemade Applesauce

One of my favorite Fall flavors is applesauce, I just love how it makes the whole house smell warm and inviting.  Over the years I have tried several different recipes, but they have always had tons of sugar in them.  So I decided to try and make my own recipe.  With a bit of research, […]

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 slowly simmer this sauce down to just about nothing, giving you the most rich and delicious sausage ragù that […]