Cooking with Chef Kathy


Beer-Candied Bacon

It’s a quick and easy appetizer that’s so fun and different – a great start to the new year

1 lb thick-cut, high quality bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp beer 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine brown sugar and beer in a small bowl, whisking well to form a thin syrup. Set aside.

Authentic Fish Tacos w/Lime Herb Mayo

Crispy, flaky and tender fish topped with tangy slaw, tomatillo salsa, spicy pico de gallo, cool and creamy herb lime mayo and of course guacamole!

    • For the fish:
    • 8 ounces Flaky fish like tilapia, mahi mahi
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Loaded Smashed Sweet Potatoes

A great appetizer that combines the light sweetness of sweet potatoes and traditional loaded potato toppings!    

2 strips thick bacon
3 large sweet potatoes, cut into quarters
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
Fresh chives


Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup

Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup - chicken noodle soup does so much more than feed a cold - it’s love and comfort in a bowl. 

Butter Almond Meltaways

Lasagna Soup

Do you like lasagna? If you answered yes, or even no, you’re going to want to make this soup!

Pecan Pie Cookies

Deliciously sweet, caramel-y, nutty filling with a flaky pastry!

    • 1 prepared single pie crust (homemade or purchased, I used Pillsbury)
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
    • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup corn syrup

Cranberry Eggnog Cupcakes

If you’re looking for some of Santa’s elves to dance on your tongue, then head out to the grocery store to pick up some eggnog for these cuties!


1 box white cake mix
1 tsp. nutmeg
3 eggs
1/3 C. oil
1 C. eggnog
1/2 C. plain yogurt or sour cream
1 tsp, vanilla extract

Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

They taste just like pumpkin pie filling, but are sturdy enough to eat with your hands. You’ll love these because they’re not overly sweet, and they’re pumpkin-y without being overpowering, plus the batter is crazy easy to make too.

Buffalo beer soup with fluffy cheddar dumplings

This will soon be your favorite winter soup!

Each bite has an incredible spice and with the perfect mix-ins of chicken, celery, carrots and cheese.

And to top it all off, it's garnished with a fluffy steamed dumpling.

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