Cooking with Cat: Chicken Stir-Fry

Ingredients 1 tbsp cooking oil 2 chicken breasts Vegetables of your choice 1-2 tbsp soy sauce 1-2 tbsp cornstarch 1 cup chicken/vegetable broth/stock Noodles or rice Instructions Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Prep vegetables, wash, and cut. Heat the oil in a cooking pan....

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Cooking With Cat: Mac-n-Cheese Pie w/ Bacon Lattice

Recipe courtesy of BuzzFeed.com. Ingredients Mac-n-Cheese Filling: 5 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 4 cups dried macaroni 4 tbsp butter (½ stick) 4 tbsp flour 5 cups heavy cream 2 tsp mustard powder 1 egg yolk 1 lb. grated cheese, equal parts...

Read On: The Secret Place by Tana French

When a brutal murder of a teenage boy occurs on the grounds of St. Kilda’s School, a prim and proper girl’s boarding school, eyebrows are raised and lips are sealed. The Murder Squad in...

Cooking With Cat: Apple Crunch Pupcakes

Recipe courtesy of lolathepitty.com. Ingredients 2 cups water ¼ cup applesauce ¼ tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 4 tbsp honey 4 cup whole wheat flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 chopped apple Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix water, applesauce, vanilla,...

Read On: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed’s free spirit shines bright in her 2012 memoir Wild. Wild is a beautiful story of a woman who needs to get...

Cooking with Catherine: French Toast Panini

 Recipe courtesy of www.FoodNetwork.com.  Ingredients 6 large eggs 1 cup whole milk ½ cup heavy cream ¼ cup orange juice 2 tbsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp cognac (optional) 2 tbsp granulated sugar ½ tsp ground cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg Salt 8 slices Texas Toast or thick...

Cooking With Cat: Sweet Potato Casserole

Recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com. Ingredients 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced ¼ cup reduced fat margarine ½ cup packed brown sugar 3 tbsp orange juice 1 pinch ground cinnamon 1 (10.5 oz.) package miniature marshmallows Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place sweet...

Read On: Not That Kind Of Girl

Praise must be given to Lena Dunham’s debut novel Not That Kind of Girl. Dunham is not only a pioneer and the voice of a generation, she is extremely successful to boot. She is...

Cooking With Cat: Bacon Beer Cheese Dip

 Bacon Beer Cheese Dip (Recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com.) Ingredients 6 bacon slices 2 tbsp butter ¼ cup flour 1 cup cream 1 cup beer 1 tbsp Dijon mustard ½ tsp smoked paprika 2 cup grated cheddar cheese Scallions Directions Cook bacon slices in a saucepan; remove and...