Hello, and welcome! My name is Cate. I live in Minnesota with my husband and our two dogs. I am a book-lover, food-lover, and adventure-lover. By day, I am a librarian. By night, I am a kitchen scientist, constantly experimenting with new ways to mix ingredients and make wonderful things.

For the most part, I cook for myself and my husband. We try to eat on the healthier side, but we’re also very busy people, so sometimes I just make a giant, gooey, carb-heavy hotdish, and we eat it for the rest of the week.

(There is some debate about what a hotdish really is. If I call a casserole a hotdish, someone will inevitably ask, “Does it have tater tots?” But if I call a casserole a casserole, someone will inevitably tell me the correct term is “hotdish.” Here, I use hotdish to mean any type of casserole, tater tots or no.)

This blog is not exclusively about hotdish, nor is it exclusively about fiction. I cook all sorts of things, and I read all sorts of things, but that title is a bit longer and a bit less catchy.

Leave me a comment! I would love to chat with you. I am always open to suggestions and recommendations.