Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall in Love with Pasta!

Like that needs any convincing?! As the summer days start drifting off behind us, we'll soon be gearing up for some heartier meals and nothing says cozy comfort to me quite like a good plate of pasta.

Yes, I know... I should have been Italian! Can you convert nationalities? Anyway, pasta is without a doubt my favorite food. Take away the sweets, the caffeine, and the booze, but leave me my carbs!

Scroll through the yummy collection of pasta dishes displayed in this awesome slideshow from Foodie.com above!

What's your favorite fall dish? Comment below! 

Disclosure: This post was written as part of my partnership with Foodie.com, all opinions are my own.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

As Seen on "Make My Food Famous": Linguica Stuffed Portobello Mushroom


Here's the recipe from tonight's episode of Make My Food Famous! Thank you all for watching and for all your kind words of support! Please try out my recipe and let me know what you think!

1 lb ground linguica 
1/2 onion, chopped
Hawaiian Sweet Bread (1 round loaf)  
Ritz Crackers, 1 sleeve
Fontina Cheese
Crushed Red Peppers, wet, to taste
4 large portobello mushroom caps or 12 small mushroom caps
Fresh Kale
Olive Oil

Adobo Seasonings (Goya makes a great one... red cap!)



Preheat oven to 400 F.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Grab The Popcorn, Kasey's Kitchen is Hitting Your TV This Weekend!

Don't forget to watch this Sunday as I compete with two other home cooks to get my dish on the menu of Manhattan Beach Post! I make funny faces, say sarcastic comments, and may even burn a few things... it's worth watching!

Learn some more about the show from our host, Masterchef Alum, Monti Carlo!

(Excerpt taken from interview done with Chris Queen, read the full article here)

1. What can you tell us about the new show?

I’m so stoked to be hosting Make My Food Famous! It’s a competitive cooking show filmed in some of the best restaurants in the country. Three home cooks get to battle it out in a professional kitchen to get their original recipe on a renowned chef’s menu. The pilot airs this Sunday August 31st on A&E’s FYI Network at 10PM ET/PT though you should check your local listings since air times are subject to change. It was shot in Manhattan Beach, California at Michelin Starred Chef David LeFavre’s incredible MB Post.
Chef LeFavre has worked with some of modern cuisine’s culinary giants like Ferran Adria and Charlie Trotter. To impress this man enough to showcase your creation on his menu is an almost impossible feat. To do it as a home cook is a near miracle. The show isn’t just for foodies and culinary enthusiasts. It’s also for people that get a kick out of watching someone hustle to make their dreams come true. It is truly inspirational!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Just A Taste of Fun This Weekend, Plus Ticket Discount

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Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner and that means that the backlot of Paramount Studios will soon be lined with white tents dishing out some of the tastiest bites from around Los Angeles! The Taste is back and with 4 events, there will certainly be something for all tastebuds!

Score your tickets now and join in on the fun! Want $20 OFF?? Just enter TASTETHANKS at checkout to receive your exclusive discount! Purchase here!

Join Kasey's Kitchen as we post live via Instagram and Facebook all the sweets, the savories, and the sips!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kasey's Kitchen 5 Year Bloggerversary Bash!

If you follow along on Facebook and Instagram, you'll know that I recently celebrated the 5 Year "Bloggerversary" of Kasey's Kitchen! Holy Moly... I can't believe it myself! In honor of the milestone, I teamed up with Sugarfina in Beverly Hills to host a sweet soiree filled with fans, followers, friends and delicious food!

My friend and supporter Nika of Sugar Studio created the most amazing presentation cake for Kasey's Kitchen. It had everything I could have asked for, my logos, polka dots, some sparkle and a bow! Pure perfection!

Rounding out the sweets, Nika also prepared some mini sweets such as Mango Buttercream Cupcakes, Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts, Coffee Buttercream Cupcakes, and Marscapone Tarts topped with fresh berries. Every bite was exquisite!

A special thanks to our bartender Jen who poured our specialty cocktails made with Cascade Ice Water and Revel Spirits! We whipped up a Simple Paloma, a Turquoise Tonic, and a Sparkling Sangria! Recipes for those tasty libations will be up on the blog soon, so stay tuned!

I am so grateful for the support system I have. The guest list was filled with friends, fellow bloggers, and some of the wonderful sponsors I've worked with over the years. Without them, this event wouldn't have been the same. Literally, some of them were helping me stuff goodie bags right before the party started! :-)
Speaking of which, what is a party without a killer swag bag?! A special thanks to Treat Street, Revel Spirits, Cascade Ice, Stonefire Flatbread, Petite Baker, Sugar StudioLorna Jane, Shoe Bakery, Magee's, Salem Baking Company, Call Me Cookie, and Pretzel Crisps for making these bags so delicious!

Even at my own party, I have to keep my "Food Blogger" hat on! The cake was too perfect not to show off at every possible chance!

Obviously my wardrobe for this event had to match the Kasey's Kitchen brand and that meant the perfect shade of turquoise! Thank goodness that my favorite designer, Lilly Pulitzer had just the dress for the occasion!

However, no outfit is complete without the perfect pair of shoes, am I right? Shoe Bakery came to the rescue and created the most amazing pair of custom heels to replicate the icing on a cake. They were without a doubt a show stopper. I don't think I've ever had so many pictures taken of my feet before! 

Again, a huge thank you to all the partners who participated in this wonderful event. And a big thank you to all the guests who came out and showed their support for this crazy dream of mine!

Stay tuned for some recipes from the events and check out more photos from the event on Facebook!

Cheers to the next 5 years!!