Making fresh sausage from scratch

I’m a single gal obsessed with recipes, cooking, Tupperware containers and Pampered Chef.

A self described recipe geek, I can spend hours online researching recipes that are health conscious, easy to make and use common ingredients. Since I’m single I package said goodness into individual servings and typically stow them in the freezer for later eating.

In my earlier days, I was voted Most Likely to Make Her Own Baby Food. Alas, the kid never came but this speaks a bit out my culinary preferences. I prefer eating “real” food i.e. I know where it came from. It pains me to buy spaghetti sauce in a jar, boxes of broth and canned beans, among other things. I draw the line at canned tomatoes, though. An upcoming project of mine is to grow tomatoes. However, my yard is so small I don’t think I’ll have enough room to grow enough tomatoes to sustain myself all year long. So for the moment, I buy canned tomatoes. I prefer petite diced, to be exact. They make me happy.

I spent years following the old school Weight Watchers program and can calculate the exchanges for just about any recipe in my head. WW is a great program but their measurements sacrifice a lot of food in pursuit of fitting a recipe into their exchange slots. What I mean by that is when you’re only use 2 tablespoons of whatever that comes out of a can, what are you supposed to do with the rest of it?

I’ve relaxed some of my food standards over the years and become less militant. This has allowed me fewer “food scraps” or “odds and ends” of ingredients (stored brilliantly, BTW, in little itty-bitty Tupperware containers in my fridge, usually until they’ve turned into a science experiment while I wasn’t looking.)

Some of the recipes on this blog are from The Pampered Chef®, some are from my personal collection and some are my favorites from around the web. Unless otherwise notes, if I post it that means I actually cooked it! My goal is to share the food I love and my experiences making it; the good, the bad and the embarrassing.


2 responses to “About

  1. Mom

    July 15, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Kathryn. You have a really smooth narrative style of writing. I like it! Will forward your blog to
    my friends and try some of your recipes. Nice pic, too. Love, Mom

  2. Lisa Taylor

    January 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Kat, I love your blog! So well organized and well written and you have some really great looking recipes! Can’t wait to try some myself.

    SO I wanted to nominate you for the Liebster Blog Award! Here’s a link so you know what it is 🙂

    Keep up your beautiful blog!


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