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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Karen Caison September 30, 2010 at 8:10 PM

I did not know that this was your blog, I can keep track of you on the road now!


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 1, 2010 at 10:34 AM

We did have a great time and it was wonderful being able to meet up with Katrina. The rest of y’all better watch out, when I’m on the road I’m likely to look you up! Heather, I would LOVE for you to take me to a pub lunch! Now, if we can just figure out the road to get there . . . 😉


Heather Davis October 1, 2010 at 3:43 AM

How wonderful you two got to meet! Sounds like the lunch was delicious. Now you need to get over to England so I can take you out for a pub lunch!


Amanda October 1, 2010 at 6:34 AM

I’m so jealous! Two of my favorite bloggers standing together and I’m not there to give them hugs! WAAAH! Hee hee! So glad you guys got to meet!


Barbara Bakes October 1, 2010 at 6:37 AM

What a fun picture. It’s too bad I wasn’t able to join you. I’m glad you had a great time.


Renee (Kudos Kitchen) October 1, 2010 at 6:40 AM

How fun to finally meet someone you already know so well. LOVE this!


Barbara @moderncomfortfood October 1, 2010 at 6:55 AM

How fun! I love both your blogs and, like Amanda, am jealous I wasn’t there to join in.


megan October 3, 2010 at 9:05 AM

What a wonderful lunch and a bonus getting to meet Katrina, how fun! Like everyone else, I wish I had been there! I knew there were alot of food bloggers in SLC and I was wondering if you were going to meet any of them. I swear, I would like to go visit SLC just to meet all the bloggers! LOL

And lucky you, you got to try those cookies.


tastyeatsathome October 5, 2010 at 12:29 PM

How fun! Opportunities to meet other bloggers are always awesome! Sounds like you had a great time!


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