What Katie Ate by Katie Quinn Davies

I found a really fun cookbook that I want to tell y’all about. I was sent a copy of “What Katie Ate” by Katie Quinn Davies for review. Let’s Check it out.

What Katie Ate

Recipes and Other Bits and Pieces

“What Katie Ate'” is beautifully illustrated with lots and lots of gorgeous color pics. I love the way the entire book is laid out. Looks kinda like you are looking through a stack of Katie’s recipe cards with photos to match.This style of cookbook is apparently called a food-photography-cookbook and I love it. The photos and written descriptions of the recipes made my mouth water. The book itself is very well made good binding and nice heavy paper.

Renowned food photographer Katie Quinn Davies’ cookbook shares her favorite simple dishes with a dazzling collection of recipes and beautiful images (American edition).

After spending more than a decade as an art director working for some of the top design studios in Ireland, the United States, and Australia, Katie Quinn Davies refocused her creativity towards food and lifestyle photography and created a blog called What Katie Ate. An Internet phenomenon, What Katie Ate has received international attention and was even dubbed one of the best food blogs in the world by GOOP. Showcasing her extraordinary eye, this debut cookbook is a unique combination of food diary and how-to, with tips and tricks, photographs, recipes, and stories.

Sharing more than one hundred simple culinary recipes drawn from Katie’s travels, dinner party cooking and foodie haunts, What Katie Ate emphasizes seasonal ingredients and irresistible flavors. Featured dishes range from Wild Mushrooms on Toast with Parmesan and Herbs to Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple, Prune & Pine Nut Stuffing and Cider Cream Gravy. What’s for dessert? Temptations include Coffee Hazelnut Frangelico Cake and Honey Baked Peaches with Vanilla Bean Créme Fraiche.

Perfect for entertaining, this gorgeous cookbook minimizes the time spent in the kitchen and maximizes the time spent enjoying the meal with friends and family. Bringing together easy-to-cook recipes (using standard American measurements) with gorgeous world-class food photography, What Katie Ate will indulge all of your senses.

Sections Include:

Tips and Tricks




Canapes and Drinks


Sides and Sauces


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Red Envelope

Great gifts await you at Red Envelope. They have an incredible variety of options to please almost anyone on your list. I was able to go through the entire purchasing process with Red Envelope for review purposes. I was sent a gift code to use. I perused the Red Envelope site. This took quite awhile, there are so many things to look at.  I finally decided on two items. Ordering online was fast and easy. My packaged arrived quickly, well boxed. My items came in perfect condition.  Let’s check em out.

personalized wooden coasters

These turned out so gorgeous. For our personalization Hubby and I decided to go with our last name and date and location of our wedding. I have received nothing but complements on these stylish coasters.Love that condensation stays put and doesn’t leak onto your tabletop. I have had that issue with some coaster sets in the past, but not these.

Enjoying a tall glass of cold beer or fine wine is a true delight–until a very un-enjoyable watermark mars an important piece of furniture. Protect wood and add some style to home bars with these decorative coasters. Crafted of maple wood with espresso finish, the four coasters can be stored in the unique standing base until called into action. Exclusively from RedEnvelope.

  • espresso finish
  • choose from 2 graphics – the bulldog design or the hops design
  • each design can be personalized
  • coasters: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″x 1/4″H
  • includes a stand

swan ring holder

The swan ring holder is very pretty. It came in a box that is perfect for wrapping. So elegant, holds rings, delicate bracelets and earrings beautifully. Fits into most decors.

Symbolic of grace, calm, love and beauty, the swan has the longest neck of any bird species. The elegant neck of our swan ring holder is what holds her rings of all shapes and sizes, while the scoop of the body doubles as a small jewelry tray to hold earrings, bracelets or other small accessories. Exclusively from RedEnvelope.

  • offered in ceramic:
    • white matte glaze ceramic with textured feathers
    • 4 ½” x 5 ¾” x 2 ¼”
  • or brushed nickel:
    • brushed nickel-plate over zinc alloy with felt-lined bottom to prevent scratching
    • 4 ¼” x 5 ¼” x 1 ¾”

Red Envelope Sells Products in These Great Categories:


For Her

For Him

Baby and Kids


For The Home

Bar and Wine


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Ready to buy?  Head on over to Red Envelope and some great gifts for someone you love.

I was not a paid for my opinion; however I may have been given a free product or gift card for review. Thanks to all of my sponsors and their parent companies for their support.

KuKuRuza Gourmet Popcorn Company

 Looking for the perfect gift for a snack-a-holic friend or family member? Tired of the same ordinary popcorn flavors? I found a fabulous company called KuKuRuza Gourmet Popcorn out of Washington state that offers the most delicious diverse flavors of popcorn. They sent over several for us to review. Let’s check em out…more


Scott Cole Discover Tai Chi For Balance and Mobility DVD Giveaway

Want to stretch your muscles and improve mobility without have to do a heart-pounding workout designed specifically for athletic teenagers? I have the answer for ya. Discover Tai Chi for Balance and Mobility with Scott Cole can be purchased from Collage Video. Collage Video is the source for any workout style you are interested in. They sent me a copy of Scott Cole’s DVD for review. Let’s check it out…more

Steve Songs Oranutan Van Children’s CD

Steve Songs of PBS Kids has a brand new kids CD available. I was sent a copy  so let’s check it out.


This is a really fun way to get your kiddos energized. Steve teaches while keeping the music pumping. Exercise, learning and fun abound in these catchy songs. Children learn they are important and have a place in society where they can succeed if they try. I think this is a great CD for uplifting your kids and keeping them entertained. Love that Steve shows that all of us are important no matter what sort of background we come from. My favorite song is MLK where he explains “We Are All In This Together”.
Orangutan Van —  the first new SteveSongs album of full-length songs in six years — continues the SteveSongs tradition of great melodies, catchy lyrics, and playful humor, all wrapped up into what WERS-FM’s The Playground called “a lovingly created concoction of fun and smart.”

“Smart” captures the essence of the respect shown to Steve’s work.  Steve Roslonek, who performs as SteveSongs, is committed to entertaining while educating, laughing while learning.

Steve explains, “Laughter is important, and a lot of the songs on Orangutan Van are really fun.  There’s a subtraction song about Dan, Stan, flanana flavored flan and an 11-seat orangutan van, and Silly Vanilli (from my album Marvelous Day) is back to explain why ‘A is for Silly.’  But as hilarious as many of these songs are, they’re imbued with lessons that I hope will resonate with kids, reinforcing similar messages that they hear from parents, teachers, or mentors.”

A highlight of Orangutan Van is “All In This Together (MLK),” with lyrics inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and music driven by the masterful rhythm section of Paul Kochanski and Sturgis Cunningham, Anand Nayak’s amazing, raw, wah-wah pedal guitar, and the sensational Matt Steckler on sax.  Special guest Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is heard on “Superhero You,” which talks about how kids can be heroes in small but super ways if they make a point of looking out for others.  “Soaring with Reading” features a cameo from Glen “Big Baby” Davis of the Boston Celtics/Orlando Magic, who helps motivate young listeners to G-O anywhere they want to go — through reading.

Since May 2008, Steve Roslonek, as “Mr. Steve,” has co-hosted the PBS KIDS preschool destination that features the popular shows Curious George, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, Super WHY! and Martha Speaks.  Steve regularly makes appearances nationwide at PBS station events, and, along with other notable PBS KIDS characters, such as Hooper, he is a featured visitor at libraries across the country, encouraging kids to read through the JetBlue and PBS KIDS collaborative “Soar with Reading” program.

Recess Rocks
Superhero You
“A” is for Silly
Orangutan Van (and Banana Transit)
Brush, Brush, Brush
All In This Together (MLK)
Flat Stanley
Grumpy Boy
Soaring with Reading
Song Without a Rhyme
Our Tune
Someday I

Want to See Steve Live? Here’s the List

November 2012 – January 2013 SteveSongs Show Highlights:
Nov. 17         The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA
Nov. 18         CPTV Benefit Shows, Hartford, CT
Dec. 1           Parker Damon Building, Acton, MA
Dec. 2           Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton, MA
Dec. 7 & 8    The Village Theatre, Canton, MI
Dec. 31         First Night, Middletown, CT
Jan.19           Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA
Jan. 21          Temple Emunah, Lexington, MA

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Ready to buy?  Head on over to Steve’s website and get ya one of these CD’s Pre-orders will  be taken via Steve’s website — starting Thanksgiving week (next week)  with delivery  in mid-December, in time for Christmas.