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{Katie’s Kitchen} Turkey Meatballs

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard

This turkey meatball recipe…might be my new favorite way to make meatballs! They’re super juicy (normally turkey can be dry) and the gravy is delicious over mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

Start out with a skillet on the stove top– and add minced onion and garlic, saute for 2 mins. Then, add in 1/4 cup of chicken broth, and 1 tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce, for 2 mins. Take off the heat and set aside.

In a mixing bowl add 2 lbs. of ground turkey meat,1/2 cup fresh parsley minced; plus more for garnish, 1/4 cup green onion thinly sliced, 1/4 cup chicken broth, 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 egg beaten, 1/2 cup bread crumbs seasoned, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated, 1 tsp kosher salt plus more to taste, 1/4 tsp black pepper.

Shape your meat into 20- 25 meatballs.

Start the gravy, boil 2 cups of chicken broth, add the cornstarch dissolved in cold water, followed by the Worcestershire sauce. Cook  until thickened. Set aside.

In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of butter.  Add the meatballs and cook until browned on both sides.

Then, pour gravy into the skillet and cover for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.

Serve and enjoy!!


Meatball ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 cup onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley minced; plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup green onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs seasoned
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Gravy ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup water cold
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch


{Katie’s Kitchen} Strawberry Mint Sangria

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

It’s strawberry season!! Recently my daughter and I went and picked strawberries, we made a delicious strawberry cake, so with the leftover strawberries that I had, I made sangria!

It’s super easy and taste delicious on a hot summer day!

Start out chopping your strawberries into smaller pieces (I quartered them). Add them to the bottom of your pitcher.

Add a handful of mint to the pitcher, then 3 tbsp. of sugar.

Next, Squeeze half a lemon into the pitcher and add 1/2 cup of club soda.

Then, pour in 2 bottles of your favorite Rose wine. Add lemon slices on top to garnish.

Serve with a strawberry on the side of your glass and enjoy!


-2-3 cups Strawberries chopped

-3 tbsp. sugar

-1/2 cup of club soday

-2 bottles Rose wine

-1 cup of mint leaves

-1 lemon

{Katie’s Kitchen} Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

It’s National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

I haven’t made peanut butter cookies in a while…so I HAD TO!! 😉

This is an easy, one mixing bowl recipe. I recommend using a hand mixer or stand mixer for this recipe.

Grab a darker, non-stick pan and set aside. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

Start out with 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter(room temperature), and 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter in your mixer and mix until smooth.

Add sugars and beat on high speed until light and fluffy – 2-3 minutes.

Add eggs and vanilla and beat on low speed until combined.

Add flour, baking soda and salt and beat on low speed just until cookie dough comes together.

Line your baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.

Roll into 1″ balls and place 2″ apart on baking sheets. Then, press down slightly with fork.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove and let cool on baking sheets before storing.


Ingredients: I got the recipe here!

  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter 240g — not natural
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar 200g
  • 1 cup brown sugar 205g packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour 390g
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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  • Born and raised in Louisville Ky. with a huge group of family and friends still there! Go back at least twice a year for epic parties! Schooled at Fairdale High and Morehead St. University where I majored in Speech/Theatre and Radio/Television. Taught Theatre and English at Valley High School in Louisville for a year then moved to New York City for 15 years where I’m eternally grateful nobody had smart phones for evidence! Moved to Frederick in ’92 and have worked in Radio ever since. My son Samuel Martin is my pride and joy! Frederick has the finest people and is the best place to live in America! You are my family and I love you all!

  • Dianah Gibson’s broadcasting career has come full circle and she couldn’t be happier! Since 2007, she has been on WFRE’s morning show.

    Dianah was raised in Frederick County and graduated from Middletown High School. She attended Frederick Community College, Towson University, and received her broadcast meteorology certification from Mississippi State University.

    Dianah started her broadcasting career in Frederick. She has worked in Radio and TV in Baltimore, Washington DC, and the Virginia Beach-Norfolk area.

    She has appeared in several movies and numerous television commercials. But Dianah says the job she loves best is being a mother to her children, Lexi and Danny!

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