cooking with KaTom Archives

Comfort Food is Healthy with This Hamburger Skillet I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I am indeed becoming my mother – maybe not in my fashion sense or mannerisms, but most definitely in my stockpile of healthy dinner recipes. Years ago, I… Read More >

A Quick Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Tons of Flavor I have developed a true and lasting love for bread, a love that has weathered cross-country moves, raising a child, getting married and later divorced, changing jobs, and every other stage of adulthood you can list…. Read More >

This Cheese Ball Recipe is the Perfect Appetizer There are certain guilty pleasures that stick with us from childhood and should be enjoyed and repeated whenever possible. You may be thinking about sleeping in past 8 a.m., splashing barefoot in rain puddles, or licking the… Read More >

Start Your Weekend with This Cheesy Apple Bacon Brunch There are certain flavor combinations in this world that are most certainly born of divine inspiration: There’s the “holy trinity” of onion, celery, and carrot that is a prerequisite for most soups and stews; grilled lamb… Read More >

A Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe for Any Holiday I don’t know about you, but I love a good party trick. I’m not talking about disappearing a coin behind an ear or balancing a martini glass on your finger, but about finding recipes that are delicious, easy,… Read More >

A Delicious Three-bean Vegan Chili Recipe for Any Crowd There’s something magical about putting a pot of vegan chili on the stove. The aroma of cumin, garlic, and chili powder slowly simmering with tomatoes permeates the house in a way that transports me to crisp,… Read More >

Delight the Whole Family with This Easy Spaghetti Squash Recipe One of my co-workers recently had to eliminate pasta from his diet. When he lamented having to eat “veggie noodles” instead of the traditional spaghetti he loves, I decided to help him find new versions… Read More >

Serving a Quick Fiesta Pasta Salad Summer time in my house means no ovens, simple healthy meals, and lots of flavor! This dish fills all of those requisites and has been a staple in my kitchen since college. The reason it sticks with me is… Read More >