Cooking with Chef Kathy


Garlic Herb and Cheese Pull Apart Bread

The idea of throwing two good things together to make a new wonderful thing. Savoury and sweet pull apart breads have being winding their way around.  The idea of making a garlic herb and cheese pull apart bread … well YUM!

Mardi Gras – Time for a Muffaletta Recipe!

The muffuletta is the quintessential New Orleans sandwich of cured meats, cheese and tangy olive salad piled onto a sturdy Italian loaf.

Muffaletta Sandwich Recipe
1 large round Italian loaf (sourdough works)
1/2 lb thinly sliced mortadella
1/2 lb thinly sliced Genoa salami
1/2 lb thinly sliced ham
1/2 lb provalone cheese, sliced
1/2 lb mozzarella cheese, sliced

Shrimp, tomato, and spinach pasta in garlic butter sauce

Shrimp, fresh tomato, and spinach with fettuccine pasta in garlic butter sauce – a delicious Italian pasta dish and a great way to use up a bunch of fresh tomatoes you might have sitting around in your kitchen.


1 pound fresh shrimp, uncooked, shelled and deveined
5 medium tomatoes, fresh, chopped into large cubes
1 cup cooked spinach
5 garlic cloves, minced

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

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