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The Kitchy Kitchen

A Divine Summer Dessert That Can Double As A Cocktail

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.31.2015 | OWN

Who wants to spend an hour prepping a pie or baking a cobbler as an after-dinner treat? Sure, the effort can yield some pretty impressive results, but...

Goodbye, Gazpacho. Here's Your New Go-To Summer Soup

OWN | Posted 06.11.2015 | OWN

When you're in the mood for a delectable summer soup, think beans -- Brazilian black beans, that is. This light and cool recipe balances coconut milk,...

Brown Butter Popovers With Fig Butter

Claire Thomas | Posted 01.03.2015 | Taste
Claire Thomas

It's basically pancake batter baked in a goofy muffin tin, but whatever magic happens in the oven transforms them into crusty/custardy/eggy/savory/sweet balloons of joy.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Salted Caramels

Claire Thomas | Posted 12.31.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

That melt-in-your-mouth honeyed flavor with a subtle punch of salt is so addictive.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Shake

Claire Thomas | Posted 12.22.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

A chocolate milkshake is a classic indulgence. Rich, creamy, and what other dessert can you thoughtfully sip?

How To Make Succotash Gazpacho Shots

Claire Thomas | Posted 12.15.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

Being a native West Coaster, I didn't actually know that succotash was a real thing, until I came across it on a menu.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Strawberry Glazed Donuts

Claire Thomas | Posted 12.10.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

These are all about simplicity: barely pink strawberry glaze on top of fluffy, cakey buttermilk donuts. Feel free to switch out strawberries for any other berry, or even cherries. These are so delicious.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Peach Cobbler

Claire Thomas | Posted 11.04.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

Peaches are the hallmark of summer for me, and with simple buttermilk biscuits, this combination can't be beat.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Strawberry Shortcakes With Three-Ingredient Biscuits

Claire Thomas | Posted 10.27.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

Combined with soft, and barely floral whipped cream, plus lightly macerated strawberries, it's a simple, wonderful summer dessert.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Claire Thomas | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

It's just so delicious. Plus, bacon and jalapeños improve almost everything.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Meltaway Pie

Claire Thomas | Posted 10.12.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

I've overcomplicated this simple concept by making my own ice cream, caramel and crust, but seriously, it is almost impossible for this idea not taste good, so do whatever you please.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Burgers With Wakame Slaw

Claire Thomas | Posted 10.05.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

Shrimp toast is one of my favorite things ever. So I figured, why not switch out the toast for burger buns?

Rice Krispies Treats 5 Ways

Claire Thomas | Posted 09.28.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

There's something so wonderfully wholesome about a Rice Krispie treat.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Chipotle Veggie Burger

Claire Thomas | Posted 09.20.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

The result is a rich and flavorful veggie burger that can stand up to the grill.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Mary-garita

Claire Thomas | Posted 09.16.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

Want the brunch refreshment of a bloody mary with the laid back afternoon vibes of a margarita?

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Fruit & Chamomile Whipped Cream With Toffee Crunch

Claire Thomas | Posted 09.13.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

The combination of fresh fruit with simple chamomile scented whipped cream plus a little crunchy toffee is ethereally light.

Apple Mint Sangria: A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe

Claire Thomas | Posted 09.06.2014 | Home
Claire Thomas

I feel like mint gets a bad rap as a flavor, but it's one of my favorites. It's not just a garnish, or something intended for an ice cream cone; mint can be earthy, mint can be subtle, mint can be everything you thought it couldn't, because the herb mint is so so sooooo different than mint flavoring.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: How To Make Fresh Lasagna

Claire Thomas | Posted 09.06.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

Thinly sliced zucchini replaces the pasta, and roasted tomatoes add a lovely depth of flavor.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Flag Cake

Claire Thomas | Posted 09.04.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

I can't paint my own speedboating bear, but I can express my patriotism in the best way I know how. Courage? Fidelity? Fighting for justice? Pursuing freedom for all? Impacting those around me for the greater good with my creativity and tenacity? The answer is obviously Flag Cake.

How To Make Herb Marinated Goat Cheese With Crudite And Pita Chips

Claire Thomas | Posted 08.09.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

Sometimes simple is best, and you can't get much more simple than this.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake With Coconut Whipped Cream

Claire Thomas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

This gluten-free/vegan chocolate cake fits the bill.

How To Make A Spicy Kale Salad

Claire Thomas | Posted 07.28.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

This salad is all about balance.

How To Make Chicken Pepian

Claire Thomas | Posted 06.09.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

I love it over rice or served with plenty of warm tortillas for dipping.

The Million Layer Bars Of Your Dreams

Claire Thomas | Posted 06.07.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

Potato chips, pretzels, corn flakes, and all kinds of goodies are layered into the sweet and salty bars.

How To Make Spaghetti Chitarra With Bacon, Chilies and Pine Nuts

Claire Thomas | Posted 06.04.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

It should be no surprise then that music and carbohydrates have collided in the form of chitarra pasta.