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Hi! I'm Katia.

I'm a Mom of 3 boys, food fanatic and home cook living in Northern Kentucky. On this site you'll find simple recipes, made from scratch that are easy to follow; from comfort food to healthy and everything in between. My passion for food grew from traveling overseas and cooking with my husband.

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Indulge in the rustic charm of homemade country breakfast sausage with the best breakfast sausage patties recipe! There’s something incredibly satisfying about savoring the flavors of a hearty, homemade breakfast, especially when it comes with the savory goodness of country-style sausage. Check out how you can craft your very own batch of succulent breakfast sausage Keep Reading…

Elevate your culinary skills and take control of what goes into your ground meat. It’s easy to learn how to grind your own pork at home. It’s a game-changer. Grinding your own pork opens up a realm of possibilities, allowing you to customize the fat-to-lean ratio and experiment with a unique flavor profile. You will Keep Reading…

This version of Scalloped pineapple casserole has been created to replicate a family recipe my husband grew up with.  He grew up in the Midwest (Central IL) and his grandparents and Mom used to make this on the holidays.  It’s rich and sweet, a little creamy and almost like dessert.  Forget your diet when you Keep Reading…

There’s nothing like a cozy cocktail on a beautiful early fall evening with good company.  In the season of changing surroundings, changing seasons, the smell of apple cider makes many of us swoon.  Why not adult a little and savor the changing season with some fall cocktails after a long busy week? Grab some crisp Keep Reading…

You can have dinner ready and on the table in a fraction of the time with this Easy Instant Pot Shredded Beef recipe!  This beef has been a huge hit in my house for a while now.  It’s a great meal prep staple protein to make many different meals.  We enjoy it for tacos, tostadas, Keep Reading…

Low carb does not mean no carb and it also does not mean no flavor.  In fact it’s quite the opposite! You can add a ton of flavor to low carb meals.  I am an “accidental” low-carb eater now.  Up until a few months ago I was not watching my carb intake.  I loved carbs Keep Reading…

If you are looking for an easy, great appetizer to enjoy for a summer cook-out or game day, look no further! Smoked jalapeno poppers fit the bill!  These creamy, smoky delights with a spicy bite are a perfect appetizer for jalapeno lovers.  They are awesome as is with a cheesy smoky robust filling, but even Keep Reading…

Whether you are just getting acquainted with turnips or you are a long-time fan, one thing is certain, roasting turnips with onion is a simple, yet delicious way to enjoy them. This is a perfect low carbohydrate side dish that goes great with proteins like chicken, steak, or fish.  It’s also a great vegetable dish Keep Reading…

Who doesn’t love a creamy, sweet and tangy sauce on a Burger? If you’ve traveled to southern California or the west coast and love In-n-Out’s famous burgers, but don’t live near one, you can make your own easy homemade burger sauce/spread like In-N-Out with this recipe.  Re-live that delicious moment you last enjoyed an animal Keep Reading…

This cocktail is a homage to my current home state of Kentucky.  I thought what better way to celebrate Kentucky, than by bringing Kentucky’s official fruit (Blackberry) and it’s “spirit” (Bourbon) together for this smooth Kentucky Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail.  Not only is this concoction a great addition to any summer party, it’s also easy enough Keep Reading…

Do you want to take your cocktails and favorite drinks to the next level? Making blackberry simple syrup is an easy and delicious way to make your drinks sweet, tangy, and memorable. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can craft your own lip-smacking simple syrup in no time. This post will show Keep Reading…

This flavorful slaw is so good on seafood or even jackfruit tacos! Even if you don’t eat vegan, it’s a fresh, delicious change from just shredded lettuce for elevated tacos. You will not miss the cream in this mayo-free pineapple slaw once you taste the crispy cabbage with the sweet pineapple and a touch of Keep Reading…

I’ve been making and perfecting this carrot cake for as long as I’ve been married, 17 years now! Carrot Cake is my husband’s absolute favorite cake, so I made it my mission to make him the perfect carrot cake, but, I had to put my own twist on it. I first made it for him Keep Reading…

Do you love granola, but hate paying the high prices for a little bag at the store? Make your own granola, it’s easy and way less expensive! This homemade granola recipe gets most of it’s protein from nuts and oats. I love a little granola on a bowl of plain Greek yogurt with some honey Keep Reading…

Every St. Patrick’s Day, many people reach for a traditional Irish Soda Bread as part of their meal. I used to buy Irish soda bread this time of the year at my favorite natural food store till I finally made it myself and realized how easy it was to make. Irish Soda Bread pairs well Keep Reading…

Russian Blini are a yearly treat in my house. I have made several blini recipes over the years and my favorite recipe is now this yeasted Blini recipe. Blini are the Eastern European version of crepes. Many Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians have a feast featuring blini once a year, just before great lent preceding Easter. Keep Reading…

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