Kate's Cuisine

Jan 15 2016

Archive for the 'Old Standbys' Category

Published by under Chicken,Old Standbys,Recipes

Perfectly Pan-Roasted Chicken

Perfectly Pan Roasted Chicken

Whether you’re using them as a main course, or you just need juicy chicken for tacos or a salad, there’s more than one way to cook a good bird. Pan-roasting is a quicker way to cook chicken, and I find that because you have so much more control over it, it doesn’t dry out as easily. […]

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Copycat KD Macaroni and Cheese Spirals

Copycat KD Spirals

The girls ate this up as quickly as they do the boxed version, and they regularly balk at homemade macaroni and cheese. When I started making it, I didn’t intend to create a Copycat KD Macaroni and Cheese Spirals, but as I ate it, I became more convinced that I had. And I bet if you used […]

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Teaching Kids How to Make Pizza


So here’s the thing. As a parent, I have visions of me and my grown girls in the kitchen, preparing a big family feast together and chop-chop-chopping while we giggle away. And I’d like to think that one day, they’ll bring me breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. But before any of that can happen, I […]

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How to Make Perfect French Toast

French Toast

French toast is something that seems pretty easy, doesn’t it? I mean, you take some bread, let it go for a swim in milk and eggs, and then fry it up in a boatload of butter. But, if you want to get French toast that you’ll be thinking about for the rest of the day, there […]

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The Perfect Mashed Potatoes to Solve Your Lumpy, Gluey Problems

Mashed Potatoes

I’ve been asked a few times how to get the perfect mashed potatoes. They seem like such simple things, but perhaps they’re the reason Julia Child once said that “Potatoes are the most neurotic vegetable; you never know what they’re going to do.” After all, a simple thing like boiling potatoes and mashing them up should result […]

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Kate’s Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

There are many different spins that can be put on scalloped potatoes, and mine includes carmalizing the onions first, and using chicken stock in place of the heavy cream or milk that’s most often used. While I did this only because I had just run out of the latter, it resulted in scalloped potatoes that were somehow even […]

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Turkey Soup

Turkey Soup

Soup, particularly a simple turkey or chicken soup, is something that I’ve never seemed able to get just right. Either the stock is cloudy, or my herbs have turned black, or the noodles have absorbed all of the liquid. Something always goes wrong, leading to my great intimidation of putting poultry into a stock and attempting […]

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