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Hi!  Nice to meet you, my name is Kathryn.   Thanks stopping by!

I am originally from Wisconsin (yay Bucky!), and I currently live in Northern Virginia with my husband, Nate, and our adorable adopted pit bull mix, Athena.  I am a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Moldova ’05 – ’07) and we are biding our time working in DC until we have the opportunity to go overseas again.  You can email me at or you can leave me a comment (which would seriously make my day.  I mean it!).


12 Comments leave one →
  1. Jennifer permalink
    August 12, 2009 7:40 am

    Hi Katie,

    Love the blog. I also love to cook, eat and take pictures, but sadly I am not as motivated as you to do all 3 at once. Look forward to reading more and trying your recipes.

    Jenn (Nate’s big Sis)

  2. Melissa R. permalink
    September 7, 2009 10:34 pm

    Hi Katie,

    You dont know me, but I work with Nate! I read your blog, and I think your blog is so cute! Hope to see you both at the wedding!

    Melissa R. 🙂

    • September 8, 2009 9:05 am

      Thanks, Melissa! We are both really looking forward to your wedding– I think Nate sent the RSVP the other day. And thanks for checking out my blog! 🙂

  3. September 24, 2009 9:45 am

    Having eaten these very brownies, Kathryn, I KNOW how GOOD they are! The touches of cinnamon and cayenne put your brownies in a class by themselves. Thanks for the recipe, the photos and your completely fun and entertaining blog! And, oh yes, I vote for the cheesecake-y brownies next. lol, mj

    • September 24, 2009 10:56 am

      Thanks, Madeline! Those really were quite the brownies. I’ll be sure to add your vote to the final tally 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the recipes and pictures, and thanks for checking out my blog!

  4. September 28, 2009 8:26 am

    Katie, if you need a regular tripod, I have an extra one up here I can bring back. However, I’m not sure that is what you really need. For closeups we always used a Copy Stand.

    Anyway, if you want the tripod, try to let me know sometime today (9/28).

    As usual, everything looks yummy!

    Nate’s Dad

    • September 28, 2009 9:06 am

      Hi Rob,
      If you have an extra tripod that I could use for the time being, that would be great. I’m not entirely sure exactly what I need either, so I think I might experiment a little. I’ve been looking into constructing something similar to a copy stand, but we’ll see how that turns out. Thanks for offering to let me use your tripod, and have a safe trip back! And thanks for checking out my blog too 🙂

  5. MOM permalink
    October 22, 2009 4:47 pm

    Your photos of the food you cook are really good. Food photography isn’t easy. Maybe it’s the plates. Seriously, you are a good cook, photographer and writer. It’s a fun blog– MOM

  6. March 26, 2010 11:44 am

    I’m definitely enjoying your blog. I’ve bookmarked it for future reference. Now to go to the kitchen to cook and bake your recipes!

  7. July 10, 2010 1:53 pm

    I found your blog through a google search for a Cook’s Illustrated recipe and I love it. Fun recipes and great photos. Bookmarked it so I can come back!

    • July 13, 2010 11:37 am

      Thanks! You’ll find many Cook’s Illustrated and Baking Illustrated recipes here– sometimes it’s nice to know you’re cooking something that’s practically guaranteed to turn out well 🙂

  8. February 12, 2012 4:08 pm

    Hello! I’m glad I happened to stumble upon your blog! Can’t wait to try some of your recipes!! 🙂

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