Author: katescuisine

Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes

Originally published on August 10, 2011 These may seem like simple chocolate cupcakes, but they’re cupcakes that I’m especially proud of – because they’re officially the first baking recipe that I created entirely myself! The buttercream icing I have made before, and it is an actual recipe that I got from somewhere. But I’ve been […]

Emeril’s Homemade Ricotta

Originally published on September 25, 2011 Emeril has always been an inspiration to me, mostly because he shows how easy and how fun cooking can be! He does that once again with this recipe for Ricotta Cheese, from one of my most favourite cookbooks, From Emeril’s Kitchens. The book features signature dishes from his most famous restaurants, and this recipe […]

Giada’s Zeppole

Originally published on October 14, 2011 I was watching The Chew today, a new show I’ve become obsessed with, and Mario Batali made Zeppole. With it being National Dessert Day (and because they looked so good on the TV,) I decided that I needed to make them for dessert after supper tonight. I quickly went to The Chew’s website […]

Sticky Sweet Chocolate Brownies

Originally published on October 28, 2011 It’s National Chocolate Day, and I thought what better way to mark the day then with chocolate – on top of chocolate! That’s exactly what these brownies are all about, getting as much chocolate on your plate as possible! I like to make the ganache thin so you can […]

Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon

Originally published on November 5, 2011 What can you say about this signature dish from the greatest cook I personally believe has ever walked the planet? I dare not critique this recipe; I will however, tell you a few things I did differently (only out of necessity, I swear, Julia) and where I got the […]

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Originally published on November 17, 2011 When I was trying to get some ideas on how to make the very best Cream of Asparagus Soup by searching online, it didn’t take me long to find out that there are about a zillion ways to make this dish (just like anything else, right?) Unfortunately, there weren’t […]

Dinner Rolls

Originally published on November 20, 2011 I love any bread recipe, but I especially love bread recipes that don’t require bread flour (because I run out of it so quickly whenever I buy it!) I have made this one using bread flour, thinking that would make them even flakier and lighter, but I was wrong […]

Southern Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy

Originally published on November 23, 2011 I got this book from the “American Cooking” volume of the Time Life Classics series, a delicious encyclopedia resource covering cuisine from all different regions of the world – France, Germany, Italy, and yes, America. My mother-in-law gave me the books just a few weeks ago, and I’ve just been feeding […]