Kate's Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com (11/2013)

Kate's Kitchen

 
Nov. 11, 2013 9:34 pm 
Updated: Nov. 21, 2013 4:58 am
Today was a pretty big day!  I got to hear Giada de Laurentiis from Food Network speak at a local women's luncheon event.  Her new book, "Giada's Feel Good Food" just came out this past week, and all of us who attended got a free copy.  I was so excited to see that it was signed!  The… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 10, 2013 9:50 pm 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2014 12:01 pm
Hello!  My name is Kate, and I am very excited to be starting my first food blog.  I have thought about doing this for at least the last couple of years, so I am really happy to be starting!  I want to write a blog because I like to eat, cook, and write, so this seems to make sense.  I have… MORE
 
 
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kate310

Home Town
Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA

Member Since
Aug. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Scrapbooking, Walking, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook would have to be dinner options. This is the main meal I cook most days and this is where I try the most new things. I absolutely love pasta or any Italian dish, and so does my husband. Macaroni and cheese is really becoming my favorite food, and there are so many ways to change it up! Pasta and macaroni are my go-to favorites!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma is a fantastic cook, so I love going to her house for any meal, especially holidays. I love her ham balls, chicken casserole, and chocolate chip pudding cookies. Eating these foods always reminds me of being at her house. I love whenever I visit her that she always has afternoon tea around 3:00pm. I think this is a nice little tradition and want to keep it up myself.
My cooking triumphs
I think the best thing I ever made was BBQ beef brisket out of the Food Network magazine. Pretty much anything I make from this magazine I consider a triumph, but I could not believe that I made this brisket; it was that good. This is definitely one I would use to impress people, plus you cook it in the slow cooker, so it is really minimal work!
My cooking tragedies
I remember I made some kind of dinner casserole and I think I accidentally used condensed milk instead of evaporated milk - it was so sweet and just gross! The first time I tried to make homemade spaghetti sauce, the recipe just said to use ground beef and diced tomatoes and that the tomatoes would cook down. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but this did not work and I have found a new recipe since. I also remember burning some butter or something on a flat baking sheet; the smoke alarm even went off and I threw the pan away!
 
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