Author: katescuisine

Roast Turkey

Originally published on December 19, 2011 This is the way I’ve seen my mom make turkey ever since I was little; and you can put all the glazes and exotic spices that you want on a turkey and I’ll think it’s delicious (because I really love turkey a lot!) But it still won’t be as good as just slathering […]

Hawaiian Honeymoon Cocktail

Originally published on February 24, 2012 My husband and I were lucky enough to escape to the island of Oahu last year and get married. Our wedding dinner was just the two of us, and we had a fabulous steak dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe; mine was accompanied by one or two (or five […]

Giada’s Stuffed Dates

Originally published on February 25, 2012 I made these for Thanksgiving this past year when most of my family came over to celebrate the holiday, and Maddie’s fourth birthday. Whenever I host the event, I always look for two things: a new app to bring to the table, and a different spin on sweet potatoes […]


Originally published on March 22, 2012 Pergoies have a very special place in my heart. I mean, perogies that I have slaved over, folded each lovingly and individually, and cut out myself. These were the very, very first thing that I started cooking myself, when I decided I might get a little bit serious about […]

How to Spatchcock a Chicken

Originally published May 31, 2012 Spatchcocked chicken may not be pretty at first, but it will be – and delicious, too! Ingredients: 1 roaster chicken Directions: 1.) Flip chicken onto its breast. Then using either sharp kitchen shears (recommended) or a sharp knife, remove the backbone by cutting along each side of it. Remove the […]

Tuna Casserole

Originally published on May 2, 2012 I really don’t understand why tuna casserole gets such a bad rep. It’s the classic example of taking really simple ingredients and turning them into something that is absolutely magical. Warm, bubbly, delicious, and all those aromas that are just pure comfort no matter how you slice it. I […]

Blueberry Muffins

Originally published May 12, 2012 Blueberries are a Superfood for a reason – just about every single thing about them is good, and there’s not a single bad word to be said about them. But, try telling my kids that. Blueberries have powerful antioxdiants that do a number of good things for you including keeping […]

Laura’s Cauliflower Gratin

Originally published May 16, 2012 I watched the episode that Laura Calder made this dish and it was one of those ones that looked so good I had to make it that night. I did substitute in cheddar cheese for the pricier cheese that I almost never have on hand – Gruyere cheese, which Laura […]

Poker Party Potato Skins

Originally published on May 23, 2012 What can be better than a plate of golden crispy, perfect potato skins? According to my husband’s poker buddies, nothing. They’re the perfect indulgence and when you bake them, they’re just that much healthier for you (though don’t kid yourself, these really aren’t healthy for anybody.) Typically the skins are deep-fried […]

Prime Rib

Originally published on June 5, 2012 So it’s a prime rib recipe; what could be bad? Nothing, if you don’t just treat it like any other rib and make the mistake of just putting it in the oven. So that being said, and everyone agreeing that prime rib is delicious, here are a few facts […]