Hi, I’m Katy! I live in Dallas, Texas where I was born and raised. I’m a mama to two amazing littles, Liam & Mila, who keep my husband, Josue, and I busy, grateful, a tad crazy, and full of love. I was lucky to grow up in a family full of wonderfully creative culinary minds and have always loved anything and everything that centers around food. There’s just something about the way a good meal brings people together that I just can’t get enough of. I am constantly finding any and every excuse to throw a party and cook for the people I love!
Shortly after graduating from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas I decided to enroll in culinary school to further pursue my love of cooking. I have since worn many hats in the culinary world, stretching across many mediums. From helping start a wholesale Italian food company to baking and selling goods at the local farmers market. Personal cheffing to recipe writing for the magazine Edible Dallas and Fort Worth as well as their 2012 cookbook. The bulk of my skills were developed in the decade pre-kiddos, catering private parties, art gallery openings and corporate events.
My cooking is inspired by all things that have been big influences through out my life. Growing up in Texas, I have always loved southern “comfort food” and the nostalgia that it brings. While studying and living abroad in Barcelona, Spain, I explored the different regional cuisines of the Mediterranean and the brilliant simplicity of pure, fresh, locally sourced ingredients. I have spent many years learning the traditional Mexican cuisine of my husband’s family and can’t get enough of spicy food.
Being a mom to little kids has started another fun and challenging chapter to my culinary pursuits! Time is more valuable than ever so I’m always coming up with ways to minimize time in the kitchen while still maximizing flavor. The little tips and tricks, or “life-hacks” as I like to call them, that I’ve perfected along the way really do make all the difference in the kitchen. My love language is cooking and welcoming people into our home. Whether it’s making dinner for my little family of 4, hosting a dinner party, throwing our annual Friendsgiving feast for 95, or anything in between, I truly enjoy the process. My hope is to help others find the joy in entertaining and feeding their people as well.
So here’s to my next chapter, Katyscookin, and sharing what fills our bellies, table and hearts with you! I’m so glad you’re here!