Meet Katrina of Baking and Boys!

by Suzanne on September 30, 2010

While in Utah, I thought it would be fun to look up some of my favorite bloggers that live here. Katrina Scott Smith is an amazing baker with a great blog – Baking and Boys!, great recipes and a great personality – all rolled up into one. I was so thrilled when she said she would be able to meet up with me for lunch today.

Katrina and Me at the Red Iguana

After reading my post On the Road: Salt Lake City and The Red Iguana she wanted to go give it a try. It was my best excuse to go back for seconds!

Katrina had the Fish Tacos made with delicious fresh tuna. I made a vow that I was going to have something different from what I had when MM and I went. So, I had the Tapatio Plate (and NO breakfast so I could eat most of whatever I ordered), which included a shredded beef enchilada, chile relleno and beef flauta topped with sour cream and guacamole. All of it was just as good as I had hoped and the guacamole was very, very fresh and delicious.

Now, back to Katrina. She is fun, smart, down-to-earth, and loves her family! They are still getting settled in the area after moving here from Kansas. She has four boys ages 12 to 3 – which keep her busy, busy, busy. But she still finds time to bake and cook and blog – of which I am very glad!

With Halloween just around the corner, you have to take a look at some of her creativity that may help make you Halloween treats more fun than a belfry full of bats!

Be sure and checkout Katrina’s Oreo Jack-O-Lantern Pops, made with Heads or Tails Double-Stuffed Oreos. Not only are they delicious but Oh So CUTE!

Also, don’t miss the Ghostly Cocoa Puffs Cupcakes that will surely please and delight every little Trick-Or-Treater in your house – big and little!

Me? I am quite sure we are going to have her Cookie Carnival—Chiquita Banana Breakfast Cookies and the Caramel-Banana Muffins.

Katrina, being the great baker that she is, brought me something I’ve been wanting to try since I read about it on her blog. So unusual that I thought I hadn’t read the ingredients correctly when I first saw it. And are they EVER delicious! Who knew!?!?!?! You simply have to check this out: Amazing Hard-Boiled Egg Oatmeal Cookies (and there is a Chocolate Chip with Pecans and Toffee version, too!)

May sound a little “off-center”, but I guarantee you will love them!

Thanks for a great lunch, Katrina! It was my pleasure and I hope we get to do it again!!

We can never have enough friends,

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