I’m Kate!

I am the gal who cooks all the recipes, writes all the blog posts, takes all the pictures and videos, and anything else that goes on around here. These are my best recipes.

I know I look super young (wink, wink) but I have been cooking a really long time. Like practically every day, all day for the last 30 years.

I spent the first 10 years of my career working in restaurant kitchens in Napa Valley, San Francisco, and Italy. I have developed thousands of recipes for publications like Better Homes & Gardens, Shape, Elle, The Kitchn, and my other website, ¡Hola! Jalapeño.

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My Favs

Fav Coffee

Illy Coffee

Fav TV Show

Schitt’s Creek

Fav Biz to support

Mexico In My Pocket

Fav HOliday


Kate’s Best Recipes is a cooking blog dedicated to whole food recipes that I have perfected over decades of trying, testing, and cooking each and every one. My hope is you will turn to this site as a trusted source for making delectable meals at home.

As a mom with a busy family and life I understand how exhausting it can be to get a healthy, home-cooked dinner on the table night after night. But I truly believe cooking doesn’t need to be complicated to be beautiful and flavorful.

My years as a restaurant chef, recipe developer, and food editor have taught me a few tricks and hacks that I hope to pass along to you to make preparing a meal an enjoyable ritual and not just another chore to be checked off the list.

You perhaps know me from my sister food blog, ¡Hola! Jalapeño, where I have been sharing Mexican-inspired recipes since 2009. I’m excited to start a new site to share all the other recipes that have been floating around in my head but maybe didn’t fit in that space.

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