Chicken and Rice Soup with Homemade Stock

I had work off on Wednesday due to the funeral proceedings for George H.W. Bush.   The law firm I work for follows the government schedule, so when the federal government is closed, so are we.  Let’s say I took full advantage of the free day off.  I slept in, did some cleaning, watched a lot…

Cranberry Orange Sorbet (Recipe)

As I should have expected, I came home from Thanksgiving with a ton of leftover cranberry sauce.  Now, I love my cranberry sauce, but it is hard to eat an entire batch of it myself without eating it for every meal. I decided to try something new this year now that I have my ice…

Pasta Fest

I haven’t posted in over a week, but it isn’t because I went away.  It was because I was vigorously preparing for the biggest (and by far my favorite) Catie Cooks project since I started this blog three months ago.  This occurred on Sunday evening, but I have been spending this whole week making sure…

Gourmet Cooking (Home Chef Style)

At this point, this post is now going live a week behind the actual occurrence.  I haven’t had this much to post about all at once.  Maybe I should take time off more often. This is my first vacation since 2016.  I haven’t had this much down time at home since I came home from…

Brunch Time with the Girls

I have gotten a bit behind on my blog posts.  It has been an exhausting couple weeks at work.  I tried to write all weekend, but I was too tired to get anywhere.  I really hope I can finally get this post written. I had a fabulous brunch this weekend with my girlfriends.  I have…

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Today marks one month that my blog has been live.  I thought this would be the perfect time to introduce my first original recipe. This is a simple recipe with only six ingredients.  I often find that simple recipes can be the way to go.  I see people trying to complicate classic dishes by putting…

My Philosophy on Recipes

Tomorrow, I am going to be posting my first original recipe.  Before I do, however, I want to share a little bit about my personal philosophy on cooking and recipes.  To do this, I am going to tell a story about my late grandmother, Joella (Grandma Jo). My grandma was a small but fierce Italian…