Cooking with Chef Kathy


Guinness Beef Stew

You can make it on the stove or in the slow cooker.  But either way, this stew is full of flavor (yes, you can taste the Guinness!) 

Easy Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce

Quick Greek-style chicken gyros you can whip up on busy nights in just 20 minutes, these are a family favorite!

If you’re not a red pepper fan, skip them, if you love feta cheese load it on. Perfect for dinner, but they also make a great on-the-go option for work lunch. Just sayin’.

    • 4 chicken breasts, pounded to ½ inch thickness

Baked Creamy Cheesy Chicken Flautas with Guacamole

Baked Creamy Cheesy Chicken Flautas with Guacamole – these chicken flautas are so delicious and are perfectly paired together with an easy guacamole.


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. 

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