Katie vs. Instagram Part II

I took on three Instagram famous dishes in an epic kitchen showdown, and the quarantine boredom has me coming back for more! Pancakes Massive stacks of fluffy pancakes topped with everything from mounds of berries to pieces of cake are quite the rage on Instagram.  A stack of pancakes at institutions such as Bubby’s, Brownstone Pancake…

How to Feed Your 97-year-old Grandma

My grandma, Mary Kowalski, is a tough as nails 97 year old polish woman who rings in at 4’6” just shy of 100 lbs with a passion for Jesus, fasciation with blue sky, and love for dancing and music.  She often exclaims “you know what?  I’m going to die soon!” to which I respond, “Good! The Lord…

Hotel Breakfast Review

I recently hit the road on a National Tour of Christmas Wonderland to dance and spread Christmas cheer with 17 shows over a three week period. During the tour, I stayed in eight hotels as well as a week at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City, and you better believe I hit every single breakfast buffet in my ever going quest to frugally maximize savings!

A Crust to Crust Pizza Showdown

“Let’s order pizza” is an idea that always goes over well. It’s easy to eat, great for large groups, quick to get delivered, relatively cheap, and the combination of bread, sauce, and cheese is undeniably delicious.

I have been on tour for the past 6 weeks, and pizza (or the ZA! as we renamed it) is an easy go-to in small towns when I’m exhausted after a day of traveling or a show. I’ve ordered Hungry Howies, Papa Johns, and Dominos, and weighed them up in a crust to crust battle over which one reigns supreme.

Hidden Gems of Warren, Ohio

Warren, Ohio was once a booming town in Trumbull county with a rich industrial history of iron and coal manufacturing.  It’s convenient location at the intersection of four railroad junctions made it the ideal spot for trading furniture, linseed oil, automobiles, lightbulbs and other goods. With modernization, Warren has undergone a decline in wealth with the…

Chick-fil-a vs. Bojangles: A chicken biscuit showdown

Bojangles and Chick-fil-a both claim to have the best, knock your socks off, chicken and biscuit sandwich. Chick-fil-a has almost 70 years of history, and is known for its hormone and additive free chicken breast served at local, community-focused franchises.  Bojangles entered the fast food scene in 1977, priding itself with its chicken n’ biscuits and…