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 […]

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

Egg drop soup only requires about five ingredients and ten minutes of time, which makes it one of the easiest things to make.  It’s filling, nutritious, light, healthy and easy.  I am a big fan of all of those things. Granted, you can be your naturally fancy self all you’d like and make a fantastic […]

Simple Garden Tomato and Basil Pasta

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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 […]

Banana Bread


Max places his freshly washed hands upon the flour and measuring cups.  I, still in the kitchen, type in “banana bread recipe” and watch from the corner of my eye.  I’m expecting a definite go-to recipe to pop up at the top of my search results, much like it always does for classics like rice […]

Quick and Easy Dr. Seuss Cupcake Toppers

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Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate in fostering a love of reading by celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  My son’s school is celebrating all week long with fun activities and asked parents to get involved.  Being a fan of reading and especially Dr. Seuss, we decided to go with […]

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

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  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 […]

The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe Of All Time


 Do you remember how as a kid everything looked better in cartoons?  Strawberry-Shortcake-land food looked way better than the food in real life.  That’s just a fact. This made the reality of actual strawberry shortcake highly disappointing at times, particularly when the products used in recipes didn’t hold much merit. The ninja turtles had far […]

Ten Awesome Game Day Recipes


The Super Bowl is coming soon and it’s practically right next door to us too.  Get excited.  This means that not only is traffic going to be an absolute freaking nightmare in our area (Fun!), but also that it is time to start planning your big game menu. We have it all covered. The second […]

Death By Chocolate Cupcakes


Happy 2014 everyone!  This year, we’ve decided to hold back on the pretenses and celebrate the new year the proper way. With death by chocolate cupcakes, obviously. I found and adapted this recipe from another blog and it’s really quite delicious as is.  Now I know I should depend on blogs more often for my […]

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 […]