Smokin’ Good

January 3, 2012

That I can’t quite yet share this recipe with you! Soon, my dears, soon. It’s for a freelance project being published in the next month or so.


It was goooood!


Comfort food good!



Served with ensalada


And some brew



This afternoon I went to a new fitness class at my gym taught by Faith! It’s called Lean Conditioning and is ballet/dance focused. It was similar to our dance class this summer – fun times! I have to say though that the walk there and back was probably the coldest I have ever felt the South. Colder than 2 weeks in Montana in January! It was super windy and freezing. I had to crank the heat from 68 to 69 degrees when I got home.

Which makes me super excited about getting my warm cozy bed soon!

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1 Stephanie @ Ultra Ambitious January 3, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I would much rather be in Montana right now. This cold and wind is ridiculous! But that meal looks like a good way to warm right back up :)


2 Krissy - Shiawase Life January 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I agree with it feeling colder than what the thermometer said! The news said it has not been this cold since January 2011, weird. The wind was killer.


3 Mindy Lord @ clueless nut January 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Can’t wait for the recipe. Looks very delicious, but I would expect none other from KERF.

Here’s to both of us warming up tonight! In the low 30’s in sweet ole’ Georgia. Brrrrr


4 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Some days feel sooo much colder than mr thermometer says. I hate those days- I feel like such a baby. This meal looks out of this world! I’m glad it turned out so well for you and your project! :)


5 Robyn January 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

impressive that you walked! i need to stop being a wimp and walk instead!


6 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Indeed!! You need a down coat. Hope you had a good workout!


7 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Comfort foods sounds awesome to me about now….but I guess that’s really nothing new! =)


8 Emily January 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm

No way! I didn’t know the it got that cold in Charlotesville. That dinner looks like a good warm up.


9 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 3, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Mac-n-cheese!!! YUMMM! Love the comfort food.


10 Lynn @ the actor's diet January 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I would love to do a ballet-ish class. I was such a bun head when I was a wee one.


11 Kelly @ Vegolosophy January 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I took my dog Pete on a walk today and we both about turned into ice cubes! I had him bundled with two sweaters and I had an eskimo down coat that hits below the ankles haha and we were still cold!!


12 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

looks so lovely and cheeeeeesy!!!


13 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

We just got wind whipped in Chicago…on the lake. The hubby and I agree we’ve never been colder in our lives!

Can’t wait for the official recipe!


14 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Can’t wait for this one! Gouda is hands-down my favorite cheese. And it pairs perfectly with dark beers! :)


15 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Dinner looks amazing! Oh I love muscle toning classes like that. They make me feel long and lean!


16 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Dinner looks good…reminds me of my vegan mac and cheese.

I think it seems even colder because it has been so warm through December. Hope that weather comes back soon.

Good Night!


17 Keri January 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Published where? (so I can watch & wait for it :) ) Cold almost always makes me crave comfort food & soul warming soups. Stay warm!


18 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

Wisconsin Mac n Cheese blog:


19 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

You rebel, going from 68 to 69. I prefer 88 or 89. Seriously. I would die in winter again. I am not cut out for it anymore (after growing up in MN and then Chicago!)

Stay warm and congrats on the freelance project. Great lookin’ meal!


20 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio January 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Wow that looks GREAT!


21 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm

It is also FREEZING here in Charleston! I come to visit for ONE day and the high is 40! It was 34 when I went on my run around the city! And that looks DELICIOUS!!!


22 Amanda January 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

It is seriously frigid in Boston right now. Walking around outside tonight was painful! Definitely a great night for some comfort food. :)


23 Lindsay January 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Was the bakery shut the entire time you were gone on your vacation? I didnt see that you had made any notifications about it on your Great Harvest Website!


24 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

Yes, we had it on our website (Holiday Hours) and on our door/voicemail too.


25 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I live in SC and the high today was like 35.. fortunately (or unfortunately) I had a day off and didn’t set foot out of my house all day. I’m ok with this!


26 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Dinner does look comforting on this very cold and blustery day! The smoked paprika is very intriguing!


27 J January 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I have been searching for a ballet dance class, where do you go? Momentum pilates has a barre class which is awesome, just a little pricey. It’s free the 1st class though if your interested.



28 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

It was Faith’s new class at ACAC – Lean Conditioning


29 jk January 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm

The high at my house in NW North Carolina was 19 degrees. Bitterly cold, windy and some
snow to go along with it. Hoping for a little warmer Wednesday.
Your meal looks very tasty. I’ll be watching for the recipe.


30 Teri January 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

You are SO cruel!! That pasta looks SO good! Share ASAP…if you have any conscience. 😉


31 Chelsea January 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Where is the recipe going to be featured?

And yes, definitely freezing cold today. I had a run planned but, 10 degree weather squashed that. So, Jillian Michaels had the chance to hand my butt to me, instead.


32 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 11:34 am
33 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I see mushrooms and gouda…I’m in! Can’t wait!


34 Kristin @ FoodFash January 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm

It’s impossible to go wrong with smoked gouda and mushrooms!


35 Molly @ RDexposed January 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Is your motto, “when in doubt, grab smoked paprika”..? You inspire me to use it more often!


36 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

Of course!


37 Angel7 January 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I second that comment about using smoked paprika :)

That cheese looks wonderful!!!


38 Megan January 3, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Looks delicious!

I love anything that resembles a dance class! Wish I could find something like that around here!


39 Hope January 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I can’t wait to see the recipe! It looks super delicious and comforting. Perfect for a cold evening :)


40 Khushboo January 4, 2012 at 12:37 am

I spy a gourmet version of mac & cheese…yes please to that recipe :)


41 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine January 4, 2012 at 2:23 am

Can’t wait for that mac ‘n cheese-esque looking recipe :)


42 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 4, 2012 at 6:19 am

Can’t wait to hear about the recipe. I love Gouda cheese!


43 Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money January 4, 2012 at 6:59 am

Mmm… Gouda!


44 Cait @ Beyond Bananas January 4, 2012 at 7:08 am

Looks delicious! Hope you do indeed share once it is published.. or at least let us know where we can find it! :)


45 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 4, 2012 at 7:36 am

The pasta does look good. But then pasta Always looks good to me!


46 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 4, 2012 at 7:38 am

Anything with mushrooms and cheese sounds like a winner!


47 Sarah@The Flying ONION January 4, 2012 at 7:46 am

It’s 0 degrees and WINDY out this morning, and all I want is a big comfy sweater. It gets tougher and tougher to motivate myself outdoors for a run in these kinds of temps, but I’m always so happy afterwards (and during the run too, after that unbearable first mile!!)

I can’t wait to see this recipe! It looks so melty and delicious. 😀


48 Emily January 4, 2012 at 8:01 am

Definitely am looking forward to that recipe, although from the ingredients that you have laid out it looks pretty awesome!


49 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy January 4, 2012 at 8:14 am

Looks delicious! Cannot wait for the recipe, my boyfriend would love this!


50 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! January 4, 2012 at 9:23 am

That looks SO good! Can’t wait to see the recipe!


51 Cait's Plate January 4, 2012 at 10:18 am

Oh my – that looks like the most comforting meal ever. Can’t wait til you can share the recipe!


52 AshinMT January 4, 2012 at 11:16 am

It might actually be colder there than Montana in January- its a glorious 45 here in central Montana today. However… also a high winds warning, so that makes it borderline unbearable.


53 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 4, 2012 at 11:31 am

Mushrooms, gouda and pasta?! That looks like a killer recipe. I can’t wait until you can post it! 😀


54 Dad January 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Walked my 7 miles yesterday. Added balaclava and wind shell and was actually too hot.


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