Cooking with Kate

Cooking with Kate: Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful...

Our East Texas weather sure isn’t predictable, but one thing is certain – the winter-ish temperatures will surely be back soon. If nothing else, the cold, wet weather gives you a great reason to bundle up, stay close to a crackling fire, and warm up with one of these great winter drinks! Happiest of New Years to you and your family!Spiced Irish CoffeeFor the spiced whipped cream:- ½ cup heavy cream- 1½ teaspoons sugar- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice ...

Cooking with Kate: A Thankful Heart

This year, more than ever, there seems to be a rush to skip over November and Thanksgiving and get right to the Christmas season. I am, however, clinging to my pumpkins, waiting for the leaves to fall and working on being thankful daily for this season. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so I'm looking forward to spending time with my friends and family. I hope you take time, as you make your Thanksgiving plans, to gather around a table with your loved ones, share why you are thankful this year and enjoy this quick and easy recipe. Many blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving!  ...

Cooking with Kate: Happy Halloween!

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is right around the corner...especially when it still feels a bit summery outside. Hopefully the temperature will drop some before the trick-or-treating weekend is upon us! Have some fun this year with your kiddos making these fun after-school and party recipes that are simple, quick, and delicious!Toothy Apples ...

Cooking with Kate: The Last Hoorah of Summer

It’s August…otherwise known as the month that Texans wonder why they live in Texas! But besides the scorching temperatures and seatbelt buckle branding irons, August also means that school is just around the corner. Before school lunches, schedules, and report cards take over every thought – enjoy one last pool party or backyard barbeque with friends and one of these great recipes featuring some of our favorite summer fruits, available at your local Brookshire Brothers!Amaretto Peach Parfaitsfrom Catering with Kate ...

Cooking with Kate: Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Recipe

You'll love this famous mix from Catering Coordinator, Kate Rudasill, featuring Pedernales Brewery's Robert Earl Keen Honey Pilsner!Sweet and Salty Chex MixIngredients:1 cup light corn syrup1 ½ cup light brown sugar¾ cup butter1 pinch baking sodaRobert Earl Keen Honey Pilsner syrup (recipe below)12 cups assorted cereals – Golden Grahams, Cheerios, Chex, Kix, or Crispix4 cups mini pretzel twists2 cups assorted nuts – pecans, peanuts, almonds, cashews ...

Cooking with Kate: Beat the Heat with Sweet Nectarines!

June flew by this year, and before we noticed it's already July. I always forget how hot it gets during a Texas summer until we hit mid-July and it feels like the whole world is melting! But fortunately, we have two great recipes to help you beat the heat this summer with the July Produce Pick of the Month – nectarines! This fruit is similar to peaches, but slightly sweeter. And with its smooth skin, nectarines are in season throughout the summer. Pick some up today at your local Brookshire Brothers and try out these great recipes.Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta ...

Cooking with Kate: Blackberries, May & Summer

The month of May brings a welcome break from school and lots of anticipation for the summer. The days are getting longer, it is warm enough for swimming, and baseball season is in full swing. With the warmer weather, May also gives us an exciting array of fresh produce. Here are two recipes with the Produce Pick of the Month for May – blackberries!Mascarpone Dip with Balsamic Basil Blackberries ...

Cooking with Kate: Stroll Into Spring

Springtime is finally here! Even with the mild winter, it’s great to see the sunshine and the azaleas, daffodils, and dogwoods in full bloom. This time of year brings Easter celebrations, ball games, and family picnics. Here are two quick and easy dishes that are sure to please at any potluck.Glazed Ham with Pineapple and Thyme ...

Cooking with Kate: Fight the Blues in 2016

The holidays are over, and winter, it seems, is finally upon us with cold temperatures and gloomy days. But with New Year’s Eve and the 2016 coming quickly, there is no time to be overtaken by winter blues. Use these tips to take on the new year and keep those winter blues away: ...