Cooking with Chef Kathy


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

Avocado + Heirloom Tomato Toast with Balsamic Drizzle

Hearty bread is slathered with olive oil, toasted, and topped with smashed avocado, heirloom tomatoes, and fresh basil.

Frittaffles – a breakfast fusion of frittatas and waffles

The latest egg creation are these Frittaffles. That’s right, Frittaffles – a breakfast fusion of frittatas  and waffles.


    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 1 large red bell pepper (7oz), diced
    • 2 cups roasted potatoes (homemade or store bought), cubed

Tomato Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

If you've been eyeing those gorgeous tomatoes at the farmers market and wondering what it might take to transform them into jars of delicious red sauce, wonder no more.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Apple pie is my favorite dessert, but baking this classic dessert as bars is so much easier!

Load these apple pie bars with cinnamon brown sugar streusel and lots of salted caramel on top for a crowd-pleasing treat.

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

The bacon is cooked with the brown sugar in the oven (makes "Bacon Candy" which is surprisingly good) and THEN Broken up and mixed into the cookie dough.

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