Cook With Katie

Cook with Katie–Party Edition!

By Katie Shepherd The weather is warmer and spring is in the air! Just a few more weeks and we’ll be able to put another semester behind us! This is a very exciting time of year—Little 5 is this week, and some of you will be graduating very soon! Early congrats to you! With multiple celebrations… Read more »

Cook with Katie – Mac and Cheese, Adulting Style!

By Katie Shepherd Macaroni and cheese. We all love this warm, cheesy inviting dish that brings back memories of childhood and home. Sadly, all too often, this dish is loaded with butter, excessive amounts of cheese, and (especially if you are making the packaged variety) very little in terms of actual nutrition. Recently, I’ve seen… Read more »

Cook with Katie–Slow Cooker Soup

Now that the weather is cooler (I can’t believe it’s taken this long to be able to say that!), I love to bring out my slow cooker (a.k.a. Crock-Pot) to make some hearty stews and soups for winter. Why do I love slow cookers? #1—they are easy! You can throw all of your ingredients into one pot… Read more »

Cook with Katie – Holiday Salad Style!

By Katie Shepherd Welcome back to Cook with Katie—holiday style! The semester is over! Woot, hoot! Whether you’re faculty, staff, or a student, I think we can all agree that it feels good to finish up another semester. Now, it’s time to prepare for the holidays! On that note, today’s post is a healthy (surprised?)… Read more »

Cook with Katie, Thanksgiving Style!

Hi and welcome back to #CookwithKatie—Thanksgiving style! I love Thanksgiving. It’s all about my four favorite F’s: Food, Family, Friends, and Fun! Did you know that Thanksgiving food can be tasty AND healthy simultaneously? For today’s recipe we are going to make a stuffed acorn squash! Acorn squash is in the winter squash family. Butternut,… Read more »

Cook with Katie: Banana Boats!

Hey there, and welcome back to #CookwithKatie, Halloween edition! I think from now until Christmas, sugar is lurking everywhere, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to make a healthy (yet, sugary) dessert recipe–banana boats! What I love about this recipe is that it is easy (a MUST for this blog), filling (you… Read more »

Cook with Katie – Tailgating Edition!

By Katie Shepherd Hey there! Welcome back to #CookwithKatie, Tailgating (and Homecoming) Edition! I don’t know about you, but I am super psyched about the cooler weather and seeing the leaves change color. I love sweater weather! Of course with fall comes football! And with football, comes tailgating and lots of yummy (and often times… Read more »

Cook with Katie – Vegan Style

On today’s episode of Cook with Katie, I’ll be cooking. . .nothing! No, I haven’t gotten lazy! I would rather discuss a topic that frequently comes up in my discussions with students: if a food is vegan, does that automatically make it healthy?” There’s a lot of information out there (both good and bad!) about food… Read more »

Cook with Katie, Breakfast Style!

Welcome to #CookWithKatie, breakfast style (and Tuesday) edition! If you’re like me, weekday morning routines are hectic and balancing eating a healthy morning meal with getting out of the house on time can be a challenge. Many convenient breakfast items like breakfast sandwiches are loaded with saturated fat and salt, and most breakfast cereals have… Read more »

Cook With Katie – Labor Day Edition!

By Katie Shepherd Hi! Happy Labor Day and welcome back to #CookwithKatie! Today I want to talk about one of my favorite local food scenes—the Bloomington Farmers’ Market! If you’re new to Bloomington (or Indiana) and want to check out local food, this is a great place to start. It’s open April to November on… Read more »