Blog Log: Little Spatula, Katie Khoury
By Joy Davis For The Sun January 30, 2013 3:30PM
Katie Khoury, 33, of Naperville, has been cooking and baking for most of her life. Khoury records her experiences in the kitchen on her blog Little Spatula. | Submitted
Updated: March 2, 2013 7:43AM
Katie Khoury is an artist who uses all five senses in her craft. The 33-year-old Naperville resident has been cooking and baking for most of her life.
Khoury records her experiences in the kitchen on her blog Little Spatula.
“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in cooking. Many of my childhood memories are based around activities in the kitchen,” Khoury said.
“My mother, aunt and both of my grandmothers enjoyed cooking, and so naturally, I began to love cooking.”
Little Spatula features a variety of recipes with a range of difficulty. Khoury walks readers through each step in the cooking process with accompanied pictures.
Recipes range from classics such as chocolate chip cookies and pancakes to ethnic foods like Middle Eastern meatballs and empanadas.
Readers of all skill levels will glean tips from Khoury, which she provides in each blog entry.
“I try to post recipes that are not too fussy and that I serve on a regular basis so that people will not be intimidated by cooking,” Khoury said.
As a mother of two, Khoury understands the desire to create healthy meals that won’t be too time consuming or involved. Khoury often posts recipes that appeal to a picky audience: children.
“As a mother, I really wanted to focus on creating healthy yet satisfying meals for all of us to enjoy together, and I’ve spent the last few years teaching myself how to run an efficient kitchen where I can accomplish this goal seven nights a week,” Khoury said.
Khoury’s family is the inspiration for an upcoming project, which involves compiling recipes that encourage busy families to eat together every night of the week. This begins with Khoury’s advice to new cooks:
“Start with the basics. Get a few good tools and learn how to use them. I would suggest having at least one good chef’s knife, a dutch oven and a meat thermometer. Then practice making dishes that are very forgiving like soups, stews or pot roast that simmers away for hours. These dishes taste terrific while only requiring basic skills.”
To find Khoury’s recipes and tips, follow her blog at http://littlespatula.blogspot.com.
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