About Kaitlin

Hi there! I love making fun and wholesome foods that warm the heart and nourish the soul. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, I have worked in NYC as a pastry chef, recipe tester and food blog editor, working with Saveur Magazine, The James Beard Foundation and New York Magazine food critic, Gael Greene. I am so happy to be partnering with Farmer Owned to share recipes and ideas, and to support farmers!

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

Banana Bread is one of those all-purpose recipes that works nicely as breakfast, a snack or as the answer to a nagging sweet tooth. My version of banana bread is definitely suitable for all three — and even decadent enough to be a stand-alone dessert. It is incredibly moist and loaded with dark chocolate chunks. It’s perfect to make in a pinch too. The batter comes together easily with just a few ingredients and bakes for just over an hour making the entire house smell amazing. Make a loaf today using your Farmer Owned ingredients and enjoy it all day! read more

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Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad

Grilled corn, juicy tomatoes, and creamy avocado come together for this perfect summer-inspired salad. Charring the corn on the grill adds a delicate smokey flavor that pairs wonderfully with sweet, ripe cherry tomatoes and cooling avocado. read more

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Cherry Almond Petit Fours

Though diminutive in size, my Cherry Almond Petit Fours are big on flavor. The cake layers get a boost of sweetness from almond paste, and the cherry preserves add wonderful tartness. The shell encasing the cake is a smooth-as-silk white chocolate glaze that is finished with piped vanilla buttercream. read more

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Chicken Thighs with Fines Herbes Sauce

Chicken with Fines Herbes Sauce is a classic recipe from my time at culinary school. For me, it was the centerpiece of my second year practical examination, that tested skill, speed, and presentation. For home cooks, the speed and presentation aspects are easily accomplished. This tasty dish takes under an hour to put together and a mix of bright green herbs add flavor and flare to the sauce for easy presentation. read more

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Irish Apple Cake

Try my Irish Apple Cake for a sweet way to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day! The cake is loaded with juicy Granny Smith Apples and nicely spiced with cinnamon and vanilla. read more

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King Cake

No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without King Cake–a sweet dough circle stuffed with cream cheese, cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans. The King Cake is named for the three kings that presented gifts to read more

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Sweet Potato Soup with Crispy Prosciutto

My recipe for Sweet Potato Soup with Crispy Prosciutto comes from my mom, a lover of all soups, especially easily made ones. This soup certainly fits that bill. With only six ingredients (excluding salt and pepper) and a total preparation time of under an hour, this soup makes an ideal quick lunch or elegant light dinner. The cooked sweet potatoes make the soup incredibly creamy and the addition of fried prosciutto adds a satisfying crunch for a soup your family and friends will love. Use your Farmer Owned ingredients to whip up a batch the next time you are struck with a soup craving! read more

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Crisped Rice Treats with Homemade Strawberry Marshmallows

Special occasions in our house are almost always celebrated with homemade goodies. Valentine’s Day is no exception. When I was a kid, my mom would mark the day by making Rice Krispie treats. To add a special holiday touch, she cut them with a heart-shaped cookie cutter and packaged them with loving notes before sticking them in my school lunch. read more

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Bath Buns

Bath Buns are a favorite treat I discovered on a recent trip to the UK and had to re-create. The pillow-like dough is studded with sultanas, more commonly known in America as raisins, and brushed with a sugar glaze for an attractive and tasty sheen. On the top, crushed sugar read more

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Apple Butter Cake Bars

My Apple Butter Cake Bars with Maple Glaze make a great breakfast bite or afternoon snack dunked in tea or coffee. They are loaded with sweet apple butter and perfectly spiced with cinnamon and cloves. I add golden raisins for a delightful chewiness in this otherwise extremely moist square. The maple drizzle takes the flavor over the top and sets in about 10 minutes, so you can pack these bars to go for busy mornings. Make some today with your Farmer Owned Ingredients for a treat your whole family will love! read more

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