Articles from Katie

Anti-Inflammatory Berry + Turmeric Muffins

For many years, I focused on health and wellness in terms of achieving a certain look. I was convinced that if I looked a certain way, it would make me feel a certain way. Wellness was synonymous with appearance and, well, in the end it resulted in unhealthy habits and a lack of a holistic […]

Champagne Strawberry & Almond Layer Cake

2017, you’ve been a peach. While not always easy, it’s been a year filled with both highs and lows, joy and sadness, challenges and life lessons. Whether your leaving 2017 on a personal high, thankful for the last twelve months of living life to the fullest, or anxious to cross the finish line, looking forward […]

Curry & Brown Sugar Holiday Snack Mix

Is anybody else craving simplicity this holiday season? Maybe it’s the fact that I’m coming off of a week of two turkeys, three pies and more overindulgence than I’m willing to admit, but this week, I’m just looking to simplify.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m as pumped for the holidays as the next gal — […]

Autumn Harvest Breakfast Bowls

Fall food obsession has hit me hard. Warm spices, hot apple cider, pumpkin lattes (guilty), soup and grilled cheese — you name it, it’s on the list. Unfortunately, Texas weather hasn’t quite caught up with my cravings for cozy cuisine. Most mornings, I find myself sorting through my closet, sadly pushing aside my sweaters and […]

Wine Poached Plum & Almond Cake

Fall is finally upon us! After one very long, hot summer, I can’t help but feel immense joy at the thought of the cozy sweater-wearing months ahead of us. I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t the case last year and the year before that, too, but somehow, each year the anticipation and excitement […]

Berry Frosé Popsicles

A wise person once said rosé until Labor Day. And while I can’t remember where or from whom I picked up this little piece of advice, I took it to heart. My summer has been filled with rosé: sparking, chilled, sometimes from a red solo cup, more often from my favorite antique wine glass on […]

Fig & Lemon Crostata

I don’t know about you guys, but I spent the last two weeks of my life absolutely swooning over the #CStuscany trip. The sweeping views of golden hillsides, the al fresco dinners with flowing wine, those incredibly lavish villas — my vacation envy was in full force and I couldn’t help but find myself daydreaming […]

Bumbleberry Galettes with Cornmeal Crust

I was inspired to create today’s recipe, thanks to a run-in with some especially lackluster pie dough. Actually, several lackluster pies, filled with some of the tastiest, freshest fillings I’ve ever had, but surrounded by under-baked, flavorless, dry crust. The worst, right?! As I indulged in a slice of one of these said pies (we’ll leave […]

Flourless Pistachio Cakes & Honey-Lemon Yogurt Glaze

These flourless pistachio cakes are proof that not all gluten-free baking has to be complicated. Even as an avid baker with a healthy knowledge of baking ratios and substitutions, I often find gluten-free recipes to be intimidating, requiring expensive specialty ingredients that yield inconsistent results. To those of you who have tackled gluten-free baking head-on […]

Olive Oil & Orange Blossom Muffins

SOS. Quick! Send plane tickets and weekender bag, all I can think about is escaping on vacation. Every year, when I’ve recovered from the aftermath of the holidays and the weather begins to warm up (yes, that happens in February down here in Austin), I find myself daydreaming more than usual; my thoughts drifting towards […]

Healthy Almond Joy Bites

After weeks of cookies, cocktails and indulging without abandon, I decided that January 2017 needed to be a month without refined sugars. A brave move for a baker (read: sugar addict), I know, but when moderation no longer holds meaning, work has to be done. I’ve spent the last four weeks rediscovering my love for […]

Vegan Orange Gingerbread Cookies

Cookie decorating has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. When I was a kid, my mom would throw Christmas cookie decorating parties every December. In the center of the table she would pile mounds of homemade sugar and gingerbread dough, and my friends and I would spend hours making cookies in all shapes […]

Autumn-Spiced Stuffed Baked Apples

There’s nothing quite like the feeling I get when I bake my first fall recipe of the season. The gentle hum of the oven (a sound I haven’t heard in months, thanks to the Texas heat), the scent of warm, hearty spices wafting throughout the kitchen, and, if I’m lucky, an open window with a […]

Honey Roasted Apricots + Vanilla Bean Mascarpone, Pistachios & Coconut

I feel like I should half apologize for this recipe. But only half. I half apologize for making you turn on your oven in the middle of this sweltering, heat dome of a summer. I even I half apologize for tempting you with the fluffiest, creamiest, vanilla-speckled mascarpone, assuming the high likelihood that, given said […]

Peachberry Shortbread Ice Cream

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. If you’re anything like me, your air conditioning is working overtime (hello, heatwave), your sandal game is strong, and your ice cream cravings are in full swing. To add fuel to the fire, I just returned from a pretty spectacular trip to Italy where I indulged in gelato daily […]

Black Sesame Banana Bread with Tahini Almond Butter

With the arrival of summer (and hello, long weekend!) the internet is ablaze with no-oven-required, outdoor-friendly recipes. And while I love a fresh-from-the-grill feast on Memorial Day just as much as the next gal, I find that my favorite long weekend-moments tend to be those that take place before the party begins. Before the hot […]