Author: katescuisine

Smash Burgers

Smash burgers are nothing new. They have been around for a long time and recently, they have become particularly trendy. There’s a food truck just down the road from us that makes great smash burgers, but I don’t think I had ever made them until now. And I will say, I think they’re now my […]

Jerk Chicken with Jamaican Rice and Peas

At this time last year, Brent and I were fortunate enough to visit Jamaica. There were way too many good things packed into that vacation to mention here. I challenged myself by going snorkeling (I’m not the strongest swimmer,) I dipped my toes into the Caribbean Sea for the first time, and we made a […]

Ginger Ale Fish and Chips

I feel like so much of my life is spent trying to find substitutions for ingredients. It’s because I get a meal idea in my head and nothing else will do. Not having the usual ingredients is not going to stop me from making what I want to eat, and that’s what happened with this […]

Homemade Hamburger Helper

I was reluctant to publish this post because to me, it’s not the prettiest meal. But it’s a meal my family eats about once a week, and you know why? Because about once a week, I’m overwhelmed. There are too many clients demanding too many things. There are too many meals to cook. Do we […]

How to Hard Boil Eggs

During my brief flirtation with vegetarianism, there were a couple of reasons why I knew I couldn’t go full-fledged vegan. Eggs were one of the biggest. I love eggs in all of their forms and can’t imagine my diet without them. Although I cracked the code on properly hard-boiling eggs some years ago, I still […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

I love food with a story behind it, and spaghetti carbonara has one of the best. Because the term ‘carbonara’ translates to ‘coal burner,’ it is thought that the name came from workers in the coal mines in Italy. When these workers would come home for a hearty dinner after a hard day’s work, it’s […]

Stuffed Peppers

One of the biggest benefits of changing the site up was that I got to review every single blog post. Many of the memories made me chuckle, but I also questioned many of the photographs I took along the way. With these latter posts, I decided to not just take another pic, but to recreate […]

Classic Wedge Salad

I’m really not a huge fan of lettuce, but that’s just not true when it comes to the Classic Wedge Salad. This one is a classic for a reason. It’s tasty and with just a few ingredients that are easy to pull together, it’s also dead simple. And while steak houses will charge you a […]

Chicken Fricassee

Chicken Fricassee is a classic French chicken stew. As with any stew, how you make it and what you put in it is entirely up to you. Some people add cream, some people add mushrooms and other veggies and in fact, you can even use veal or rabbit and make a slight name change. In […]