Kate's Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com (3/2014)

Kate's Kitchen

 
Mar. 24, 2014 7:49 am 
Updated: Mar. 30, 2014 11:02 am
I don't know where this month is going!  I keep wanting to sit and take some time to update my blog this month, but it doesn't seem to be happening!  But I think this morning, I am going to to take a few minutes to update on lots of random things that have been going on this month.  Not as… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 2, 2014 8:41 pm 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2014 9:00 am
It is -6 degrees outside right now.  On March 2nd.  That pretty much sums it up, don't you think?  Wind chills tonight are predicted to be in the -20s with record lows, and single digits tomorrow.  What???  My husband and I went for groceries earlier tonight, so this way we can at least stay… 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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