Cooking with Chef Kathy


Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders

These tasty little sandwiches take all of the flavor from a traditional Kentucky Hot Brown and package them in finger-friendly party food.

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie with three shortcuts to make it quick and easy!

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Apple Cider is one of those recipes that is easy to make, and the smell of apple cider simmering with oranges, lemons, and spices all day in the slow cooker is absolutely wonderful.

This can be made ahead as well. Just prepare all the ingredients and keep the slow cooker insert in the refrigerator until ready to heat.


    • 1 gallon of apple juice

Slow Cooker Jalapeño Popper Chicken Taquitos

Cream cheese, jalapeños, and chicken all come together in these irresistible crispy taquitos!

Pumpkin Spice Brownie Bites

The perfect way to enjoy a chilly fall day.
Chocolate brownies filled with Pumpkin Hershey Kisses and dipped in chocolate.


1 box brownie mix (for a 9x13 pan)
24 pumpkin spice kisses
12 oz. melting chocolate (like Candiquik)
1/4 c. white chocolate chips
1 1/2 tsp. shortening


The BEST Crockpot Beef Stew

When it's cool outside- warming up with a hot bowl of stew is just perfect.

Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

A moist apple bundt cake with cream cheese filling and praline frosting

Cream Cheese Filling
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract<


Italian Orzo Spinach Soup

The perfect meal to restart the day, and appreciate more of the good and delicious things in life.

Just simmer the mirepoix, add in the broth and tomatoes and seasonings and orzo and let them simmer until the pasta is cooked. And then stir in some fresh spinach at the end just before serving.

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Saucy, Italian “Drunken” Noodles with Spicy Italian Sausage, Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions and Red and Yellow Bell Peppers, with Fresh Basil

Life is abundantly full of deep, complex flavors meant for each of us to experience; and really, I can’t think of a better first-step towards experiencing that than some slick, saucy little “drunken” noodles twirled around my fork right about now.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Celebrate all the fresh fruits of summer with this colorful salad

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