Welcome to my little cooking journal, as I like to call it. I’m Kathleen, and my hope here is that you will find a smattering of tasty dishes to try and enjoy. A former New Yorker, and then Seattlite, I am an amateur baker and chef, dog owner, DIY-er, and wife (not necessarily in that order). While currently living in eastern Washington, I’ve been taking time to appreciate the beauty of the desert, while sticking to my roots.
I love Italian food, bold flavors, homemade pies, fresh berries, and farmer’s markets. When I’m not figuring out how to make a pie crust with less butter, I’m spending time with my original taste tester/husband and our labrador, Molly.
Most of what I post will be relatively simple recipes that you could create on a hectic week night when the dog needs to go out, bills must be paid, and laundry folded. I hope that you find cooking as fun and at times, relaxing, as I do. Cooking is my chance to release the creativity I know is hanging around somewhere. Although I’d like to take the credit for my interest in cooking and baking, let’s be honest, I am entirely encouraged and inspired by my mother and sisters, and fabulous husband. You’ll find that I often have trouble sticking to recipes (much to my grandmother’s chagrin) but the outcome is usually delicious.