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} Halloween Boozy Screamsicle Shake

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

Getting in the spirit of Halloween? I am! So I decided to try this yummy “boozy” shake recipe as dessert!

Grab your blender and your favorite tall glass!

Start out by dipping the rim of the glass in chocolate sauce, then rolling the sides of the rim in crushed Oreos.

Then, add 1 qt of orange sherbet to the blender, 3/4 cup milk and 8oz of vanilla vodka. Blend on low.

Go back to your glass- drizzle the inside sides of the glass with more chocolate syrup. Then, pour in your shake!

Add whip cream and sprinkles to the top and you’re ready to sip away!!!

Ingredients: I got the recipe here! 

Chocolate sauce

Sprinkles, Orange & black

Whipped cream

6 Oreos
3/4 cup milk
1 qt. orange sherbet 
8oz vanilla vodka

{Katie’s Kitchen} Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

7 Ingredients total in this easy and healthy recipe!  Start out with 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk and 3 tbsp of Pumpkin Puree. Heat and stir for about 1min.

Pour mix into a separate bowl. Add in your spices & syrup (or sweetener) and blend until its frothy!

Pour into 8oz of your favorite coffee and sprinkle cinnamon on top….ENJOY! HAPPY FALL!





  • 3 tbsp Pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tsp Maple syrup
  •  sprinkle Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 8 oz Coffee


{Katie’s Kitchen} Bacon & Pineapple Jalapeno Poppers

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountin Orchard .

These are the perfect appetizer to eat all for yourself or share with others! We love these!

For a small party- I used 8 jalapenos. Slice each one in half and remove the seeds. Side note- I always use gloved when removing the seeds!!

Take a small spoonful of cream cheese and spread inside the jalapeno. Get fresh pineapple and slice into small pieces, you can also use crushed pineapple, then add to the top of the cream cheese.

Next, take your uncooked bacon and cut in half, if it is a longer slice (you don’t want to wrap the bacon around the jalapeno more than once), then wrap your bacon around the entire jalapeno and lay flat on a baking sheet.

Cook the jalapenos at 400 degrees for 15 minutes (or until the bacon is crispy enough).



-8 jalapenos

-cream cheese (4 oz.)

-sliced pineapple (can also use crushed)


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