Katie’s Kitchen

Katie Ryan's Cooking Blog

Start your weekend off right with the Wake up Crew’s recipe of the week! Every Friday morning during the Free Country Wake Up Crew on WFRE Katie Ryan will feature a new recipe you can make at home!


{Katie’s Kitchen} Turkey and Egg Breakfast Casserol

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

My new favorite breakfast casserole and it’s less than 300 calories a serving!! A healthy option that I am probably going to make once a week for dinner, just so we can eat it as leftovers for the next day.

and don’t worry, it’s quick and easy to make, too!

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Using coconut oil, grease a 9 x 9 baking dish. Then, in a pan on the stove, add in your ground turkey and brown; then season with the Chili Powder, and Salt and Pepper.

While the turkey is cooking peel and slice your Sweet Potato. Slices should be pretty thin, if they’re too thick they won’t be as tender. Then, line the bottom of the greased baking dish with the sliced potatoes. You can even put the potatoes up the sides of the pan a little.

In another bowl beat the Eggs with a whisk and season with salt and pepper.

Top your potatoes with the turkey and then pour the eggs on top. Layer spinach on top of the eggs as well as any additional toppings you’d like to add. I added feta cheese and green pepper, which was delicious!

Place the dish in the oven and cook for 35 to 40 minutes or until the edges of the egg begin to brown and the casserole is firm throughout. Stick a fork in the middle of the casserole, if it comes out clean the dish should be done.

You can 100% use this dish to meal prep and freeze for later, then defrost and re-heat in the oven for 15 mins.

Ingredients: I got the recipe here!

  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil + more for coating the pan
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 12 Large Eggs
  • 1 small Sweet Potato (peeled and sliced thin)
  • 1 cup Baby Spinach
  • Salt & Pepper for Seasoning
  • Additional Toppings: Tomatoes (Diced Onions, Bell Peppers, Cheese)

{Katie’s Kitchen} A Sweet Treat…Affogato

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard! 

Easy and fun to make! If you like ice cream and coffee…then this is the perfect Italian dessert.

Its tasty, looks fancy when you put it in a cute glass and only really takes 2 ingredients to make! Coffee and ice cream, but of course, we love to add delicious toppings, too!

Making this dessert, I learned that Affogato means “drowned” in Italian and it is essentially drowning ice cream in coffee.

If you don’t have espresso on hand…like most of us. You can use hot brewed coffee.

Scoop out your ice cream- I used french vanilla, drizzle chocolate or caramel syrup (or both like I did) and then sprinkle chocolate shavings on top! Or add walnuts, cocoa powder, anything you’d like! Then slowly pour your shot of espresso or coffee over top.

You’ll love the foamy froth on top and the rest is just as delicious!


Ingredients: I got the recipe from my favorite blogger here!

-Ice cream (French Vanilla or Vanilla Bean)

-Espresso (2oz) or hot brewed coffee


-Caramel Syrup

-Chocolate syrup

-cocoa powder


-chocolate shavings

{Katie’s Kitchen} Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

Looking for an easy delicious dinner? I have it right here!

Anything with rotisserie chicken is a win for me. To prepare, shred your rotisserie chicken.

Then, in a pan on the stove, add 2 cups of your favorite salsa, 2 tbsp. of tomato paste, 1/2 tsp. of coriander, 1 tsp. of chili powder and 1 tsp. ground cumin. Let that simmer for a few minutes and then add in your chicken and simmer for 5 minutes longer.

In the oven, (350 degrees) sprinkle cheese on your tortillas and heat in the oven until cheese melts.

While everything is cooking, chop up your lettuce, avocado, and black olives.

Once, your chicken is finished spoon it onto your tortillas and add your favorite toppings.


  • large rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin


  • sour cream
  • lettuce
  • black olibes
  • avocado