dessert Archives

Seeking Freezer Freedom A portable standalone container that keeps frozen treats at serving temperature during special events is something of a holy grail. In summer especially, it hovers, frosty and steaming, in the minds of caterers and their clients throughout the ice cream-eating world. Just… Read More >

A Happy Trio of Hot, Boozy Pairings Here at the KaTom kitchen, we’ve been working on our Mixologist merit badge, combining this year’s cru of Girl Scout Cookies with adult beverages. Why not? We like crafts. We also like cookies. Cookiewise, we ordered “one of… Read More >

iSi Delivers a Royal Whipping From Vienna, Austria, the very capital of whipped cream, comes the noble line of food and drink-whipping equipment known as iSi. It’s pronounced “ee-see,” like the French word for “here.” And they do assert themselves, especially in a group. The… Read More >

Secrets of the Dough-Whisperers We’ve been working with some extraordinary home cooks this year: a batch of cookie-loving food bloggers from all over North America whom we met in the Food Blogger Cookie Swap. For them, every day is like two weeks before Christmas, that… Read More >

Bake Cookies, Raise Awareness, and Make Friends #CookieSwap2014 It’s that time of year again. The time when we gather with friends and family, spend countless hours finding perfect gifts, and celebrate traditions of years gone by while creating piles of new ones for years to… Read More >

Bake Up Something Special This Holiday Season A list of gifts to make the holidays a bit sweeter for those who valiantly take on the role of sweetening the other 364 days of the year. Our gift guide for the baker has a few basics… Read More >

Gear Up for Holiday Baking With Our Thanksgiving Supplies Checklist It’s three weeks until the big day and for many of us, it seems like it we were just celebrating the 4th of July. There’s the menu, décor, guest list, and of course, all that… Read More >

Big Batch Cocktails for Fall Festivities Still haven’t settled on your Halloween big batch brew? We called up cocktail expert Zach Calfee of Armada Bar in Knoxville, Tennessee for a few last-minute recipes to impress your guests. Specializing in prohibition-era cocktails, Zach explained a few… Read More >

Find Out Which Brands These Bloggers Relied on for Cookie Month ’14 Great recipes begin with a bit of creativity but most importantly, great ingredients. During National Cookie Month, several of our favorite bloggers teamed up with a few national brands that they felt represented… Read More >

Come join us at Chef Supplies by KaTom for our bi-weekly, Tuesday night cooking classes. During each class, chefs from the region present new techniques, delicious recipes, and quite a bit of entertainment. Whether you have a list of questions for our guest chefs or… Read More >

Pour a Glass of Milk and Prepare for a Month of Cookies National Cookie Month is officially in full swing and here at KaTom, we will be celebrating the month-long holiday with weekly wrap ups from around the web. Think of these as your weekend… Read More >

Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) Flourish Amidst a Vibrant Foodie Community Asheville, North Carolina is home to one of the nation’s strongest independent restaurant scenes. With passionate food entrepreneurs, activists, producers, and a heavy emphasis on sustainable practices, not only is this micro region proving there… Read More >

An Exhaustive Guide to Asheville, North Carolina for Epicureans When I traveled to Asheville for my first Food Blog Forum, I wasn’t certain what to expect. Would the bloggers be foodies? Tech geniuses? Maybe they would all be brilliant writers. Turns out, they are all… Read More >

Nicole Anhalt Combines Classic Culinary Skill with Precision Cocktail Production Classically trained as a pastry chef, Nicole Anhalt knew that the food and beverage industry was just the place she wanted to call home. Keen on increasing her knowledge base out of school in Charleston,… Read More >

From the Heart of Foodtopia, Biltmore Estate Shines as a Beacon of Culinary Excellence Opulence and grandeur are accepted as commonplace at the Biltmore Estate located in the majestic foothills of Asheville, North Carolina. While visiting for the 2014 Food Blog Forum, I had the… Read More >

From Registered Nurse to Recipe Developer, Meet the Voice Behind Southern Kissed I often meet with people who find their way into the food community after “quitting their day jobs.” That’s the story with food blogger Lynda Self of Southern Kissed Blog. Much like other’s… Read More >

Betty Becca: the Betty Crocker-Inspired Blogger Who Didn’t Know How to Cook Meet Becca Ary, the food blogger who isn’t too big on cooking. That’s right, when she began her blog, it was actually to help get over the fear of the kitchen. Over the… Read More >

Super Dad Brian Mellott Brings Kitchen Know-How to the Web When he’s not chasing his three kids or developing new recipes, you’ll find Brian Mellott hard at work on his blog, This Cookin’ Dad. A stay-at-home father of three, Brian took to documenting his weekly… Read More >

Life, Love, and Good Food: The Blog for the Hopeless Foodie Meet Sheila Thigpen, the writer behind the food blog Life, Love, and Good Food. Her blog is best described as a well curated collection of approachable recipes. When visiting, you’ll find a good combination… Read More >

Chef Justin Burdett Presents a Flavor-Focused, Locally Inspired Taste of Appalachia When you walk into Ruka’s Table in Highlands, North Carolina, prepare to be transported to a place a bit earthier that what has become the norm in the mountain vacation town. Home to just… Read More >

Gear Up for Another Year Jammed With Activities and Long Commutes with Lékué It’s nearly that time of year when mornings come far too early and life’s lulling summer pattern of backyard BBQ takes a turn toward tailgating and evening homework routines. That’s right, it’s… Read More >

Chef Supplies by KaTom presents a cooking class with Chef Anthony Young of Tupelo Honey Cafe, Knoxville Read More >

Your Independence Day To-Do List The most festive holiday of the season has finally made its way around and for many of us it marks the peak of summer. School has been out for a while but it’s not quite time to start gearing up… Read More >

A Story From the Streets to Five Star Dining You have seen him on TV, cooked from his recipes, and possibly even made lifestyle changes based on his “food revolution,” but did you know that beyond his entrepreneurial ventures Jamie Oliver’s passion for all things… Read More >

From Big Events to Local Farmer’s Markets Dale’s Fried Pies Adds Something Sweet From public television to fried pies, Dale Mackey has been serving the Knoxville community since she made her way south from her hometown of Chicago. Though raised in the north, Dale developed… Read More >

A Look at Knoxville’s Newest Sweet Go to college, become a speech pathologist, marry a commercial construction manager, quit your jobs, and open a bakery. Wait, what? Meredith and Scott Layton aren’t what one might expect when it comes to members of the foodservice industry,… Read More >

Decorate Christmas Cookies and Enjoy Time with Loved Ones With the clock ticking rapidly toward Christmas and New Year’s Eve, it’s likely your schedule is filling up quickly. If you’re feeling the holiday stress beginning to escalate, don’t add to it by trying to get… Read More >

KitchenAid Stand Mixers are Great for any Recipe Trying to convince a loved one you need a KitchenAid stand mixer? Looking to find the perfect recipes to break in your new mixer? Skip the search and begin here. We have the top five reasons you… Read More >

Fry Up Sufganiyot for a Taste of Modern Israeli Hanukkah Traditions Pay close attention, because you are officially running out of time. With just a few hours left of the Hanukkah festivities, it’s time to gear up for a Sufganiyot farewell to the Festival of… Read More >

The Coffee Enthusiast For the little ray of sunshine in your life — that is the post-coffee-consumption ray Though a common persona, the coffee enthusiast does not passively partake in a daily cup of joe. This individual seeks out the perfect blend of roasted excellence,… Read More >

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