welcome, y’all!

I’m Kate, a writer, home cook and baker with a big sweet tooth. I make good Southern cooking and baking approachable and enjoyable. Here you’ll find simple, tried-and-true Southern recipes everyone will love; food and travel guides; real life musings, and so much more.

fresh from my kitchen

explore my latest recipes (and more) here

The Nooga Belle Podcast

a podcast for everything Southern

The Nooga Belle Podcast is all about stories of the South, straight from the sources. Join me and my guests as we talk about all things Chattanooga, Southern food and culture and beyond.

best of Chattanooga

Whether you're visiting for the weekend, trying something new, just moved to town, or anything in between, THESE are the best things to eat, see, and do in Chattanooga. Let me be your virtual tour guide!


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