UnChu Littlefield

UnChu Littlefield Like so many others out there, I am a very busy wife and mother. I believe homemade is usually the "best made." I think children can be raised in the kitchen (our 6 year old daughter can work a Cuisinart better than most adults we know). and I insist that every chance we get, the family sits down together for a meal.

Web Site: http://www.tateskitchen.com/


caramel sauce

Aug 13, 2014
caramel sauce

In the photo above, there are several jars of Pear jam which I will get too shortly. But that jar on the bottom left? BEST Caramel Sauce EVER. My favorite recipe to use. The one I always have in the refrigerator. The sauce that is served with apples, a...

red onion flowers

Aug 4, 2014
red onion flowers

These are GORGEOUS.One of those dishes that makes you stop for a moment when you are reviewing your photos.And taste? Delicious! Just as good as it looks. Super easy to create and quite the show-stopper when you bring it to the table.recipe found in a ...

gateau de Poire

Aug 1, 2014
gateau de Poire

It's that time of year again. Pears! Four cases of these beauties! (yikes)Actually it feels a touch early to me this year. I thought I usually started this madness in late August - but maybe I am just not remembering correctly. The whole 'Pear, Pe...

figs & prosciutto

Jul 25, 2014
figs & prosciutto

This combination of figs and Prosciutto might be one of my favorite summer bites.Quick to come together and easy to serve.  Every chef and cook I know is making some variation of this at this time of year. The only difficulty I usually have, is gr...

TK dinner ~ July 2014

Jul 23, 2014
TK dinner ~ July 2014

A while back I was told "you live a magic life". I can't remember who said this to me but I didn't really give it much thought beyond my reply of Thank You. Then this past weekend we had the monthly dinner and this photo was taken.I have named this the...

TK dinner ~ June 2014

Jul 3, 2014
TK dinner ~ June 2014

Another dinner done. Whew!We recently took a little trip to the Oregon coast and camped for a few days so I thought it would be fun to serve a few standard "camping fare" items at the next TK. Silly? Probably. Fun! Yes.There was an oyster far...

zucchini soup

Jul 2, 2014
zucchini soup

It is hot. We do not have air conditioning in this house. I do not want to be in the kitchen. But then the new issue of Food & Wine shows up so here I go, into the kitchen. I had picked up a few zucchini from Hearty Fork Farm last weekend whic...

fresh strawberry crostini

Apr 2, 2014
fresh strawberry crostini

No actual recipe in this post. But I was asked to share a few tips about these monthly dinner parties I do, so I figured this was a great idea to start with. The no 'real cooking needed' appetizer is a life saver! I can make the circle toasts well in a...

black truffle french fries

Mar 26, 2014
black truffle french fries

There is a photo of this dish floating around the internet. I saw it. Then later could not locate it. So, I kind of made this up as simply as I could. I do happen to have a small container of black truffle oil. And I always have potatoes. Let's give it...

TK dinner ~ March 2014

Mar 26, 2014
TK dinner ~ March 2014

Wow - it has been quite a while since I have been here. After a somewhat self-imposed hiatus I figured I needed to reacquaint myself with the computer and this blog so, here I am. I also thought, since we started a new season of Tate's Kitchen din...

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