About Me

What will you find on Katy’s Kitchen?

  • A focus on baking
  • Recipes using ingredients that won’t break the budget
  • Many gluten-free and vegan recipes (though that is in the process of changing)
  • Uncomplicated recipes with small yields that can easily be adapted 

The Katy in the kitchen:

I started this blog in February 2013 because I was searching for a creative outlet that involved writing, cooking, and photography, with the caveat that it was a project I would have complete control over. I love everything about running a blog, from being my own editor, to social media interaction, to recipe ideas that wake me up in the middle of the night.

I recently graduated university with a psychology degree, another one of my huge passions, and I’ve held various media, writing, and cooking jobs. While I’m powering through the first steps of adulthood, I always turn back to dough as my favourite stress reliever.

Every day in the kitchen, and every day on the web, has been a learning experience and I’ve loved every second of it.

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I live in Winnipeg, a city often made fun of in sitcoms. It’s commonly called “Winter-peg” because we regularly have winters with temperatures reaching -50 degrees Celsius. We make the most of our short but beautiful summers, and the longer I live here, the closer Winnipeg becomes to my heart.

I’m a chef, photographer, writer, editor, social media promoter, and web developer all in one. I still have so many things to learn in all those jobs, and I love the entire process. I’ve had a great deal of help on the techie side of things from my brother, Kyle MacKinnon. Thanks, Kyle!

Have a question or want to say hi? Contact me here.

22 Comments About Me

  1. Abby

    Hey Katy just wanted to tell you your blog looks delicous and perfect to me. I hope to see more tasty food recipes in the future. I seriously fell in love with every single post. Keep up the good work and you’ve got a cute dog :).

    1. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen

      Thanks so much Abby, that is such a sweet comment! I’m glad you’re enjoying it, and yes she is my pride and joy! :)

    1. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen

      Hi Katy, I’m shocked another person spells their name like me! :) Thanks for such a sweet comment. :)

  2. Jen

    So happy I found your blog! I am in queensland Australia where I live it doesn’t snow @ all :) thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes and I look forward to making them.

    1. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen

      Thanks for such a sweet comment, Jen! One of these days I will make it out to beautiful Australia. I’ve met so many wonderful Australians while travelling. I’m jealous that it doesn’t snow. 😉

      1. Judi finn

        Hi Katy have also just discovered your blog which looks amazing! I also live in Australia on the Gold Coast where it doesn’t snow but it does snow in AUstralia down south, Snowy Mountains, Victoria and Tasmania. You definitely should make it here sometime an awesome country for its diversity and growing interest in raw, healthy food! Look forward to trying lots of your recipes!

        1. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen

          Thanks Judi, I hope to make it down there one day not only for the food but also for the surfing! :)

          1. Jen

            Like Judi said does snow in some parts but not where I live, in Mackay. It’s about 24 degrees Celsius right now in the middle of winter. The weather is amazing :) and worth the trip. Thanks again

  3. Karen

    Hi Katy,
    I was in the process of making apple crisp (I live in Ontario, apples are from my tree) and googled to find the baking temperature, came across your blog. Thanks for the help, and keep up the good work. I look forward to following you, and I plan to make the brownies next.

    1. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen

      Hi Karen, thanks for the comment! That must be really nice to have an apple tree, hopefully the bugs haven’t been too bad this year. Our always used to get demolished by little creatures 😉 Good luck with the baking!

  4. Dawn

    Hi Katy
    I just tried your recipe for apple crisp and it
    Was delicious! So simple and easy to make.
    I also found the recipe clearly printed and easy to read.
    I will definitely try more of your recipes
    Simple and no fuss, exactly my type of cooking.

    1. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen

      Hi Dawn, thanks so much for letting me know! I’m so glad you enjoyed the apple crisp. Simple and fuss-free is my favourite way to cook, too :)

  5. laurasmess

    Naw! Your dog is gorgeous. Ah, my husband and I are desperate to buy a pup but our apartment is shoebox-sized (from the kid’s shoe store!) so we’re holding off. Love what you’re doing here. I am equally food obsessed, so chat to me anytime! xx

  6. Renee

    Hi Katy! This blog looks wonderful, and I too, love food and cooking. I really want to start my own food blog and am wondering – what host and theme did you use? Thanks!

    1. Katy

      Hi Renee, thanks for the question! I will be doing a post about this at some point, but for now – I am hosted on Laughing Squid and I use a theme from Themeforest.


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