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{Katie’s Kitchen} Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

I’ve found the secret to roasting the perfect potatoes!

Pre-heat your oven to a high temp… I did 425 degrees.

Wash but don’t peel 2 lbs. potatoes. If you have time, soak the potatoes in cold water for up to 1 hour (It helps to remove the starch). Then, dry the potatoes.

I used gold potatoes and chopped them into 1 in cubes. Then, tossed them in olive oil, parsley, garlic powder, thyme, basil, rosemary and salt and pepper. You can add paprika, too, if you’d like a little kick.

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes until crispy and tender.



  • 2 lbs. of any kind of potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp. dried or fresh herbs (rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil, paprika, optional)
  • salt and pepper


{Katie’s Kitchen} Special Glaze Salmon

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

Who likes Chick-fil-A?!!?!?! ….now what about their chick-fil-a sauce?? Yes! It’s so good.

One of my friends posted this recipe that she made up because she also is obsessed with the sauce, so I had to steal 🙂

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.

I used 1lb of fresh Atlantic salmon that I got from a local seafood deli and placed it on a baking sheet with parchment paper/ foil (I always ask for it to be skinned; your choice!).

In a small bowl, scoop out one container of the chick-fil-a sauce, then add 1 tbsp. of brown sugar and 1 tbsp. of Dijon mustard. Mix together!

Then spread evenly over your salmon (Double if you have more salmon).

Bake for 20 minutes. ENJOY!


-1 container Chick-fil-A sauce

-1 tbsp. brown sugar

-1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

-1 lb. Fresh Atlantic Salmon



{Katie’s Kitchen} Mummy Hot Dogs

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

Happy Halloween! Here is a cute treat that your kids will love for lunch or dinner. It’s so easy, too.

All you need are crescent rolls, hot dogs, cheese (optional), mustard. Pre-heat the oven to 375

Open up the crescent rolls and roll out the dough so it is one flat rectangle, press together all of the perforations.

Using a pizza cutter, cut the rectangle lengthwise into strips. If adding cheese, cut that into thin strips, too.

Wrap pieces of dough around each hot dog to look like “bandages” leaving a little room at the top for the “face.” If adding cheese, lay that down on the hot dog and wrap dough around it.

Place wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down) on parchment paper on a sheet pan; spray dough lightly with cooking spray.

Bake 15-17 minutes until dough is light golden brown.

Use a toothpick to dip into mustard and make dot eyes on the “face.”


  • 1 can 8 oz refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 Package hot dogs
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 slices American cheese optional
  • Mustard or ketchup for eyes, if desired



The Wake Up Crew



  • 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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