Six Fresh Tomato Recipes To Make In August


It’s almost August and that means that tomato season has officially arrived. Here are six recipes to try before the season (and dare I say summer) officially comes to an end. 1) This first recipe is a simple appetizer that mixes grilled corn with avocado and citrus which is then stuffed into plum or cherry […]

Savory Watermelon Panzanella


  Panzanella is a classic summer salad that requires little effort and zero cooking.  It’s easy, delicious and can be served as a complete meal, especially on an exceptionally heat-ridden day as we have here, today. This particular version has a twist, though.  Since we’re about a week or two shy of full blown tomato […]

Simple Garden Tomato and Basil Pasta

thin and crispy neopolitan pizza-2

If you’re a bit further south than we are, I’m sure you’ll be overrun with tomatoes and zucchini soon if not already.  We’re still greeted by occasional sixty degree days and even cooler nights, so while my tomatoes were scavenged at the farmer’s market, my little diva of a basil plant happily provided. It’s a different […]

Chile and Chive Oil

chile and chive oil

I use flavored oils in everything when I have them on hand.  I find myself rarely digging through the spice cabinet and instead reaching for my trusty flavored oil of the moment, whatever that might be. It varies almost every time I make it, depending on what I want to use and what I have […]

World Autism Awareness Day!


It’s that time of year again!  World Autism Awareness Day is today.  And, yes, while I am traditionally a recipe maker, photo taker, accidental mess maker and avid cupcake eater, this is one annual mainstay that I won’t deter from, here at Kate from Scratch. We’re shining a light on autism all month long. About Autism […]

Ten Tips for Perfect Blanching (and a recipe for Garlic Infused, Perfectly Blanched Asparagus with Orange Ginger Glaze)

perfectly blanched asparagus with garlic, ginger-8

  We’re getting another ten inches of snow this weekend, however, it is technically almost spring.  And if you have even the slightest bit of luck, you might start to feel the weather warm up in the next couple of weeks (or months. But I’m optimistic, so just roll with it). The markets will become […]

Wicked Famous Apple Cinnamon Muffins


It is the most beloved, the most requested, the most downloaded and the most adored recipe on Kate from Scratch.  This recipe exploded all over the internet when it was first published; shared and linked and highlighted and commented upon regularly for over a year.  I got emails saying how “wicked good” and “totally amazing” and […]

Brunch: Potatoes, Peppers and Perfect Poached Eggs

potatoes-peppers-poached egg

Apparently my little rant has gotten quite a bit of attention on twitter from the food blog community who generally feels the same way (or has at one point) about things. I like you too. Thanks for dropping by! Let’s eat brunch.  You can bring the bacon if you’d like. This is my version of […]

Dear Foodgawker: A Rant and Some Easy Rice Pudding.


Note: It’s raining and cold here this Memorial Day weekend but I hear it should be nice by Monday (woohoo!).  Save the grilling for then and try this simple and easy recipe for rice pudding tonight.  It’s the only one I’ve ever used because there’s no sense in messing with perfection, obviously. The following is just […]

Cocoa Dinosaur Dunkers


“Mommy, can we please make dinosaur cookies now and not tomorrow?” he asked with a big grin. Looking at the grey sky and realizing I was out of distractions, I obliged. This is Max; our little ball of perpetual exuberance and wonder who turned three a few weeks ago and loves dinosaurs almost as much […]