Chicken in Coconut Sauce

Chicken in Coconut Sauce School is back in session and I'm doin the happy dance!  I love back to school days.  Crisp cool evening breezes, a new season of fruits and veggies, that are almost ready to roll into Autumn's delish dishes and Monday night … [Read more...]

Smokey Bleu Cheese Burgers with Walla Walla Sweet Onions and Horsey Sauce

You might be saying to yourself this doesn't look like a typical Karista's Kitchen recipe post.  Well, unique it's not, but fresh it is!  Yep this was a night that dinner had to happen, but it needed to be simple.  And of course … [Read more...]

Tomato, Green Olive and Fresh Herb Salsa with Pan Seared Scallops

It's been a busy summer.  And we're not done yet!  Although school starts soon (doin' a happy dance right now) it still feels like summer in these parts and I've got a few more summer recipes to post.  Here in the Northwest, we hang on to summer as … [Read more...]

Perfect British Pasties! Guest Post

I love pasties!  And my friend Suzie Kuflik is the Queen of pasties.  And the Queen of other fine foods like her Thai Chicken Salad, Sausage Rolls, Lemon Tarts and I could go on and on.  Suzie grew up in England and has a flair for fine food, along … [Read more...]

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Salsa with Fresh Basil

I've got a big yellow bowl sitting on my kitchen counter.  I love that bowl.  It looks like sunshine.  And it’s overflowing with all my beautifully delicious fruits and veggies.   I also love my big yellow bowl because one of my dear friends gave it … [Read more...]

My Favorite Steamers

  On July 4th the sun finally arrived.   It was a glorious day.  We have a joke around these parts, summer begins day after 4th of July because that's usually when our sunny weather arrives.  This year we got summer one day early.  A happy … [Read more...]

Miette Inspired Macarons – Guest Post

Every month or so my friend, Maria Nelson, posts a picture on Facebook of  glorious looking pastry she's just created.  And usually I drool all over my computer.  I loved these darling little sweets so much that I asked Maria to write a Guest … [Read more...]

Salmon Crepes Mornay and Salmon Giveaway!

Crepes are so easy to make.  Really.  Once you get the hang of it, its just like making pancakes.  Nope, I'm not crazy (I know that's what you're thinking) just completely in love with crepes.  Crepes are fun food.  They make dinner a little more … [Read more...]

Breakfast Cookies with Oatmeal, Cinnamon and Raisins

I wish my house could smell like fresh-baked oatmeal raisin cookies all the time.   The sweet smells of  cinnamon and brown sugar remind me of  my childhood, when I'd come home from school and my Mom had made her famous oatmeal cherry chocolate chip … [Read more...]

Skillet Tamale Pie

I have a chalkboard hanging in my kitchen that says "Menu".  Most of the time it displays Suzie Q's artistic expressions and maybe a quote or two.  I hung it in the kitchen with the intention of posting our weekly menu, but most of the time I don't … [Read more...]

Summer Lasagna

I suppose you're wondering what in the world is Summer Lasagna?  Well, it's lasagna I make in the summer.  :)  Naw!  Just kidding.  Summer lasagna is my answer to lasagna all year-long.  Just like soup, I like to eat lasagna in all seasons.  So I … [Read more...]

Stuffed Pork Loin with Fresh Spinach, Feta and Golden Raisins

I just might have a thousand recipes for pork (exaggerating a wee bit), but for some reason I'm completely bored with all of them.  I think it's time to get a little fancy with this week's pork.  And by fancy I don't mean lots of work,  … [Read more...]