Pupusas Salvadoreñas

As a chef, I have done lots of traveling and enjoyed flavors and dishes from all over the world.  My very first international trip was to Central America.  Right after graduating high school, I went to Honduras with the purpose of visiting my sister while she served in the Peace Corps, but the trip did […]

KC’s Granola Bars

Chefs are notoriously the worst eaters; sometimes we are so busy cooking for others we don’t have the time or energy to cook for ourselves!  Here at KC, we know that problem stretches further than our profession, and so, in an effort to fill our bodies with some healthy energy, we decided to create a […]

Banana Walnut Muffins

Sometimes a good cup of coffee and a delicious muffin can start the day on a perfect note.  Over the years we have developed a great banana bread recipe to use up that stray banana or two that always seems to turn brown faster than it can be consumed!  We whipped up the batter, crumbled […]

Mom’s Pizza

Everyone who knows KC knows that Mom can give them a run for their money any day.  She bakes, braises, stews, sautés, broils, poaches, roasts, mixes, you name it!  And she’s been at it for years and years; a stack of cookbooks by her bedside, flipping through food magazines on long car rides or reading […]

New Year’s Ramen Soup

It’s New Year’s Eve here at KC, and we are filling up with some ramen soup before the night’s festivities!  We melded our love for kimchi, spicy gingery beef broth, ramen noodles, and bean sprouts to make an asian fusion soup that’s perfect for a cold winter night.  Substitute or add ingredients that you would […]

Split Pea Soup

Here at KC, we like to make sure nothing goes to waste.  We freeze bones, doughs, fruit, pastries, stocks, you name it!  Doing this ensures that when we need a special component, we have it at our fingertips. And on a cold winter day, nothing hits the mark like a warm bowl of soup.  We […]

Sugar Plum Cupcakes

During our December KC meeting, we brainstormed flavors for our cupcakes, naming traditional Christmas flavors and new culinary trends.  Then Kathryn said, “Sugar Plum!” “What exactly is a sugar plum?” The room went silent. “Isn’t is a plum coated in sugar?” “A candied plum?” “Isn’t it just candy?” Kevin began typing on his l...

Peppermint Bumpy Cakes

Growing up in Michigan, one of our favorite treats was when Mom brought home a Sander’s Bumpy Layer Cake.  At KC, we decided to try and conjure up those flavors, but with a holiday twist!  Here we have Sanders’ original cake recipe piled high with a peppermint cream and glazed in chocolate.  It’s KC’s Christmas […]

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted caramel is a relatively new trend here in the United States, but is origin dates further back in France where pastry chefs began putting sea salt on butter caramels in the early 1900s.  The flavor combination took international flight when a French Chef, Pierre Herme, invented a sea salt macaron, and the craze hit […]