It’s been a week… left my computer power cord out at the winery (boo), getting ready for vacation (yay!) and as a result of both things my post will be short today.
I asked Neighbor Dave what he is craving, and he said “Mexican” so I decided to do a study of three Latin […]
Keep reading What’s Cooking 6/27
One week ago today, I had the honor of helping Joan of Angel in the Kitchen cater an in-home dinner buffet for 35 people. We had so much fun cutting, chopping, mixing and fixing… lots of love went into those dishes and we had a great time preparing together… I am very thankful that I […]
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This is a big week… it’s the weekend that Parley Lake Winery opens for the season!
Catalyst Cooks is making some small bites to accompany the new Parley Lake wines, for a special event we’ll be having tomorrow (Thursday 5/31).
If you’re looking for counter space, I don’t have any available. Furthermore, being […]
Keep reading My Kitchen’s too Small! – what’s cooking 5/30/12
What a gorgeous day~ the sunshine and brightness of the new leaves and green green grass inspire me to put some creativity into my cooking.
Whenever I’m talking to people about my passion for cooking and putting some fun into the kitchen, I always ask “What are you hungry for? What are you […]
Keep reading What’s Cooking in the Catalyst Cooks Kitchen- week of 5/1
Note to self: the week after Easter and Passover, you can find great deals on ham, turkey and brisket!
I indulged and purchased a whole turkey at the Wedge Coop~ raised by Larry Schultz. For those of you that host Thanksgiving, you know that $1.99/lb is not the best deal for a turkey… […]
Keep reading What’s Cooking in the Catalyst Cooks Kitchen 4/18
Hey! Day after the big website launch and I’m back to cooking. Am I the only one out there who scratches my head wondering what I should cook for dinner tonight?
Sister Molly called Monday wondering if I was free to have dinner with Dad Tuesday (yesterday). I paused a moment wondering if I’d be […]
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Now that you are getting comfortable with your knife, let’s practice!
Get your potatoes out…
First- an easy multiple choice question. Is it easier to cut something laying flat on a flat surface, or something rolling around?
Yes, that’s right. It’s easier to cut something with a flat surface. So if you’ve been trying […]
Keep reading Technique of the Week (be the Superhero of your Kitchen)- Knife Skills II
Happy Year of the Dragon- 2012!
I love to cook Chinese New Year Dinner… where an even number of courses are good luck. This past weekend, Bartender Steve and his Heidi were the lucky winners of this year’s 6 course Chinese New Year dinner. Take a look at the video to learn how to make […]
Keep reading Cook yourself a fantastic Chinese New Year Dinner
This is a new feature of the blog, “Technique of the Week”. It’s meant to be a little something that can change your life in your kitchen, big time. The not-so-secret secrets that I’ve found very, very helpful in my cooking.
If you like to cook from scratch, Knife Skills and some practice have […]
Keep reading Technique of the Week (be the Superhero of your Kitchen) – Knife Skills
As soon as the first snowflakes fall and the temperature begins to drop, I am in the mood for some good comfort food- and the king of them all at my house is SOUP. Here’s what you can do with all of that awesome turkey stock you have leftover from Thanksgiving (and only if it’s […]
Keep reading Achieve the Perfect Soup!