welcome, y’all!

I’m Kate, a home cook and baker, taco aficionado, writer and creative strategist with a huge sweet tooth. I make good Southern cooking and baking approachable and enjoyable. Here you’ll find tried and true recipes inspired by Southern classics; food and travel guides for my city, Chattanooga; real life musings, and so much more.

what's cooking?

the latest recipes from my kitchen

Birthday Bundt Cake

By Kate | November 17, 2020

Cranberry Old Fashioned

By Kate | November 10, 2020

Browned Butter Chai Madeleines

By Kate | November 5, 2020

Apple Cider Muffins

By Kate | October 28, 2020

Perfect Fudgy Brownies

By Kate | October 20, 2020

Sage Bourbon Sour Cocktail Recipe

By Kate | October 14, 2020

Peach Cheese Board

By Kate | August 17, 2020

Personal Peach Cobbler

By Kate | August 10, 2020

Perfect Peach Lemonade

By Kate | August 3, 2020

Frozen Peach Margaritas

By Kate | July 24, 2020
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!