Cat Morrow

My name is Cat. Some call me Catherine but those I love call me cat (or the ones I really love, momma!) I'm a 25 year old stay at home wife and homeschooling mother. We live in a somewhat modest home in the pocono mountains, Pennsylvania. Living here allows us the  opportunity to share nature with the boys in a peaceful country environment. I love to cook and make home goods of my own including but not limited to canning and preserving: Relishes, jams, chutneys, home brewing: meads (honey wine), wines and beer. I particularly enjoy expirimenting with baking and cooking. I often play host to numerous kitchen disasters, and I can not say that I am not sad when things do not go according to plan. I've ruined plenty of food and burned myself numerous times but I still truly appreciate the "task" of learning. 

I'm a self-taught cook with great aspirations. I really truly hope to add "cook book author" to my description in the near future, I've been working on this project for a long time and its something I truly wish to accomplish. Please wish me luck!

 

My Blogs

Oven Roasted Green Beans with White-Miso Dressing

I love green beans, they are a staple that appears on our table at the minimum of twice per week. When planning meals, I always try to have at least one green vegetable with every one of our suppers. I rotate brussels sprouts, green beans and broccoli, and as often as possible we have simple green salads with homemade dressings as well ....more

Lentil and Wild Mushroom Salad with Truffle & Herb Vinaigrette

Lentil’s are not something I make very often. I like them just fine, but although I know they are nutrient dense and cheap, I just don’t find myself drawn to them very often. In the past I have sprouted lentils for salads, I have simmered them for soups, and then there is my favorite rice pilaf recipe, where the lentils are crisped to perfection ....more

Butter Roasted Carrots with Honey and Thyme

Sweet, vibrant and packed with beta-carotene, carrots are essential to a great spring meal. I enjoy throwing this dish together and serving it with holiday meals instead of the standard roasted sweet potato casseroles. Although I do ...more

Beet Brined: Braised Beef Roast (Quick Corned Beef)

Year after year Man-Meat endures my seasonal holiday “traditions,” I have convinced myself that he hesitantly appreciates my quirky obsessive tendencies. Sure, he cringes at the thought of yet another New Years Pork and Kraut supper, but corned beef? … Well I guess it has never really been a favorite either ....more

Traditional Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

An authentic Irish soda bread recipe is simple, and very basic in nature. This one just so happens to be nutritious, delicious and even traditionally prepared. Soaking whole grains overnight improves the digestibility and makes the nutrients easier to absorb, but it also tenderizes the grains and makes the final texture softer and more luxurious ....more

Rustic Honey-Sweetened Lemon Tart

Over the years I have shared numerous, modestly mediocre looking pies and desserts. I have never lied about my distaste for pie making, and I can’t say I truly hate making them, but piddly dishes are just not my favorite. I can admit that my pies and desserts are not works of art, but these humble “rustic” (Yes rustic, Cat likes that word.) desserts are home style creations that I’ve...more

Honey Sweetened Lemon Curd

Citrus fruits are said to be “in season” primarily in the winter months, while lemons typically blossom and ripen all year around for some folks, there is a six month period when they are available at their best. Late winter, through early summer seems to be when lemons look and taste the most phenomenal....more

Wholesome Every Day: Hashtag Party!

Boston Baked Beans Instead of amping up the book a year or more in advance, I decided to go with an out of the box approach. The recipes published in Wholesome Every Day, are tried and true favorites that I am working through again. I am currently taking more photo’s AFTER the release of the book to hopefully catch any and all errors ....more

Wholesome Every Day: Nourishing Make-Ahead Meals

For years my loyal readers have listened to me wax poetic about how “some day I will publish a cookbook.” It has been a real dream of mine for more than a few years now, but I have really slacked off and quite frankly dropped the ball waiting for an ideal opportunity to show up at my doorstep. While I have had legit offers to do “diet specialty” books, I ultimately took a pass because I struggled with not wanting to be caught up in a label or temporary trend. Although we do tend to fluctuate with our eating styles, I wanted to publish something that felt less like a sales pitch and more like something I would be proud to share with friends and family ....more

Vintage Potato Salad

Potatoes are an essential staple in my home, they are affordable, accessible, quintessential comfort food. I can not think of many things more soul soothing than rustic potato dishes, in fact a good deal of my “family” recipes include potatoes, bacon (or lard) or some sort of “bad for you” food. (Colcannon, Pierogi, Cottage Chips, Kartoffelsalat, Home Fries) Family recipes are valuable tidbits of time that I cherish and genuinely enjoy passing down ....more