Effortless April – 30 Days of 30 minutes or less

Spring is right around the corner, and I’m feeling like there are a million and one things that need to get done. The yard needs to be cleaned up, the house needs to be cleaned up, and the kids are driving me crazy every single day wanting to spend more and more time outside doing…

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Making School Lunches Fun with Rubbermaid lunch BLOX

I was on a mission this year when Oliver started school to have him actually eat his lunches. Last year (jr kindergarten), more often than not his lunch came home mostly untouched. This year I wanted to change that, so I started asking Oliver what theme he wanted for lunch. I’d try to get it…

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Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Yesterday Anna and I promised Oliver some homemade cookies to greet him from his first day of senior kindergarten. I wanted to try something new, and after a very quick look around pinterest I found these cookies from Julia’s Album that she had originally adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe. Not being able to leave anything…

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brown butter and sage parmesan mashed potatoes

Brown Butter and Sage Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

I stumbled upon some of the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever eaten this week. I had some sage sitting in the fridge (not all that common for me), and absolutely loving the way sage and brown butter taste together, I thought I’d try that in some mashed potatoes. I was putting it beside my baked…

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salted caramel chocolate beer cupcake

Everything’s Better With Beer Cupcakes

The title says it all with this one: Everything is better with beer. I got challenged to make something sweet and delicious using the impeccable Samuel Adams Boston Lager as a main ingredient. Now, as someone who has never found a bad day, a good day, or a cut of meat that beer didn’t make…

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kitchen trials about me

A Long Overdue Introduction

Hi, I’m Katrina, the incredible talent (cough) behind Kitchen Trials, and this is me right now. Ok, actually, that was me 15 minutes ago. I took the picture to start off the post, then that little bundle hanging off my chest wouldn’t stop fussing after a day of throwing up on everything, so I needed…

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