Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Birthday What's Cooking at Cathy's!

It is hard to believe that yesterday was the one year birthday for What's Cooking at Cathy's!

It has been fun trying and sharing new recipes with you and I hope that you have found the photos helpful and recipes tasty.

A first birthday deserves a party, don't you agree?  I thought so too, but with impending vacation plans, kitchen time is limited, so I had to compromise.  I decided the best option would be to share which recipes were the top hits for my readers and followers.

So without further adieu.....drum roll please.....the top three posts for the last 12 months were...

Am I surprised that the Nutella Icebox Cake was #1?  Absolutely not! 
If you haven't tried it, what are you waiting for?  Go to the grocery and buy yourself a jar of Nutella and get started!  Summer is coming soon and the Nutella Icebox Cake is a perfect chilled treat on a warm summer day.

I don't think that you will be disappointed with any of these three recipes, so give them a try if you haven't already.  If you have tried them, add a comment and let me know how you liked them, I'd love to hear from you!

There will be an upcoming birthday celebration recipe. I promise! I have been noodling an idea for a while now, something I hope will be spectacular.  
When I recover from jet lag and get back into the swing of things, the kitchen will return to its chaotic state and I'll begin working on the new creation.

and that's What's Cooking at Cathy's ~ Enjoy!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Cauliflower Salad

I promised this post to friends quite a while back.  While visiting my family in Indiana, I made this salad  and posted about it on Facebook.  The response from my friends was "where's the recipe?".  Due to limited internet connectivity, posting the recipe had to wait until I made the salad again....which was today!  

This is one of those recipes you can make from memory, no recipe cards necessary.  It' great for potlucks and buffets.  With a few simple quality ingredients, I guarantee, folks gathered around your table will be going back for seconds and if you take it to a potluck, you will bring home an empty bowl every single time!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Meat Loaf

When I think of comfort food, many things come to mind but to me nothing says comfort food more than meat loaf.

I've tried various recipes for meat loaf,  but I always come back to this well worn recipe. 

Meat loaf is good hot from the oven with mashed potatoes, and your favorite veggies, but it also wonderful as a cold sandwich with a side of fruit for a quick lunch.  Presuming you have leftovers, of course!

I wanted to make sure I had plenty left over for reheating for suppers during the work week, as well as have it as an option for my brown bag lunches.

A trip to Costco and I was all set.  Burgers on the grill for supper, a couple of pounds bagged in the freezer for later and 3 pounds set aside in a large crockery mixing bowl to turn into a delicious meat loaf.

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My career is in IT.  Cooking and photography are among a few of my hobbies. In my spare time, which is most weekends I tie on my apron and exercise my creativity by trying new recipes and adapting them to my tastes. I also have a passion for photography that I incorporate by taking photographs to go along with the recipes I post on my blog.  
I also enjoy travel, both near and abroad. Meeting new people, new experiences and cultures and oh, not to mention the food! I hope you enjoy my blog.