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November 2nd, 2011 - Daily Dish


Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a blessed Fall season so far…Before we know it, the holidays will be here! The past few weeks have been amazing here in Michigan I couldn’t of asked for a better fall!

Personally, it’s been a very busy but wonderful time for me. It was my mom’s birthday about a week ago, so my family and I went to celebrate at a neat little sushi restaurant that was actually in an old house! It was really neat, and this was my second time trying sushi, which I must say I really enjoyed!


If you live anywhere near the Detroit Michigan area, I strongly suggest you go check it out…It’s called Shiro!


The birthday girl in all her glory! How cute is my mom and dad by the way!?! They are high school sweethearts, (like my hubby and I, they met when they were 15), and they are still just in love today as when they got married!


We also spent the weekend doing fun ‘festive’ things! We had some friends over to carve pumpkins! I’m convinced you can never be old to do stuff like that!


I attempted to make a bunny! :)


I must add, please don’t mind my not-so-clear pictures on this post, most of them were taken with my new I-Phone! I was so excited to take pictures with my new phone that it pretty much ‘took the place’ of my camera the past few weeks! :)


As you all know, I’m prepping for my cookbook…Which has been a ton of fun!  Of course a bonus has been testing and enjoying all the yummy food! :)

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My cookbook will have lots of quick and easy (under 10 minute) lunch ideas that delicious and are g0-to’s in my every day life!


Wait until you see what I did with these guys for my cookbook… Dashing Dish Mac and Cheese anyone!?! ;)


I’ve been enjoying lots of walks during the beautiful fall days!


I’ve also been enjoying my new church so much! It’s been beyond amazing, and I truly look forward to going every week!


I’ve been enjoying lots of Fall-Inspired Treats~ of course!


Mmm…Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt might be my favorite treat of all!


I’ve also been helping out at my sister’s 3rd grade classroom!  This past week was her harvest party, so I came by to visit!


Of course I had to bring a treat with me, so I got to working on a healthy treat the kids would enjoy!


I came up with some festive Dark Chocolate Spiders, the kids loved them! (Little did they know they were healthy too!) :)


My sister also made my Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes for the teachers!


And speaking of my sister’s class…I got the cutest picture text from my sister this past week….A boy in her class made my Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls for the class! He was even late to class, (and forgot his backpack) because he was rushing so they would still be warm when he got to school! :) That made my week! (Sorry for the blurry picture, it was a picture text!)


My family and I also went to the apple orchard~ a MUST-DO-EVENT during the fall season if you ask me!


We got fresh cider, doughnuts, and apples.


And we went on a hayride!




I’ve also been busy health coaching a very lovely lady, and doing personal grocery store tours in the area, and hosting cooking lessons in my home! It’s been such a blast and a blessing at the same time!

I’m also going to be starting nutrition courses after the holidays to supplement my nursing degree with a bit more focus on what I love, nutrition!!! That way I will be both certified and qualified to help people how to eat nutritiously for their specific health needs!

All that being said, I do have some very disappointing news to break. As many of you know, I have been working very hard on getting my cookbook out for the holidays! It was truly my goal to get it out by then, as I think it would make a great gift, and I know a lot of people have been waiting on it patiently! However, as my husband and I began to speak with publishers, we realized that in order to get it published with TONS of pictures and all the features I want it to have, (some will even have step by step how-to pictures), then there is no way it would be ready by the holidays. I had to make the choice to either put out a cookbook that would be half of what I wanted it to be, or wait, and put out something I would be really proud of! I’m have to apologize to anyone who was hoping to get it for a Christmas gift!

That being said… I have a lot of really exciting things coming in the holiday season with Dashing Dish! I’m talking big announcements, and exciting Holiday recipes, and more….so stay tuned!


Cassandra @ FrillyFabulous said:

The little boy who made you cinnamon rolls has to be the cutest story ever!! I love your style too by the way, youre too cute!

November 2nd, 2011 — 6:25am  |  Reply

katie @KatieDid said:

Since I’m a fairly new reader I didnt know you were in the process of writing a book… that is so amazing and I’m sure it takes so much hard work.
You have been up to so much amazing stuff, it all looks like so much fun!

November 2nd, 2011 — 6:44am  |  Reply

Kate said:

Congratulations on all of the wonderful things going on in your life now, I cant wait to hear more about everything!! Looks like you’ve been having a fun fall I need to indulge in a few more fall inspired things before winter is here!

November 2nd, 2011 — 7:08am  |  Reply

Vishwa said:

Congratulations on your book, I wasn’t aware of it either since I’ve only heard about you about a week ago but I can’t wait to buy it when it comes out. Love your recipes and keep up the good work. ;)

November 2nd, 2011 — 7:34am  |  Reply

Brooke said:

I didn’t know there was a cookbook in the works but am definitely looking forward to its release! Every day I write down more recipes that I want to try and haven’t been disappointed yet! :)

November 2nd, 2011 — 9:49am  |  Reply

Sarah said:

Such exciting news all around!
As far as the cookbook goes, I think you are making a wise decision- it’s better to make something great even if it takes a little more time than rush it and come up with a product you’re not exactly thrilled about.

November 2nd, 2011 — 10:26am  |  Reply

Yasmine said:

I cant wait for your cookbook! If I could preorder Id do it in a heartbeat! Your website and recipes changed my life, I think I have tried every recipe on here and they are all amazing. Thank you for helping me turn my diet around to a happy, healthier lifestyle!

November 2nd, 2011 — 11:01am  |  Reply

cassie said:

So excited to see your post! I think waiting for the cookbook is a good idea! your pictures are so awesome and add so so much to your recipes! thank you for creating this blog and love love all of your recipes. best of luck to you! God bless!

November 2nd, 2011 — 11:07am  |  Reply

Allison said:

Katie! I love seeing what you are doing in your community and everyday life. I think you are making a great decision on the cookbook. What a blessing! I am looking forward to it. You are such an inspiration and really look up to you in your faith and as a fellow blogger!

November 2nd, 2011 — 11:12am  |  Reply

Faith said:

I’m a new reader who was 1) surprised to know you’re writing a cookbook and 2) so excited to know that it will be full of alllll the goodies, just how you want it. Congrats on everything.

November 2nd, 2011 — 11:15am  |  Reply

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said:

What a fun fall you are having! Good call on the cookbook–your best product will be worth the wait! :-)

November 2nd, 2011 — 11:15am  |  Reply

Pamela said:

Dashing Dish Macaroni & Cheese? Count me in!!

November 2nd, 2011 — 3:24pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

@pamela :)

November 3rd, 2011 — 3:00am  | 

Jen@FoodFamilyFitness said:

You’re publishing a cookbook? I can’t tell you how excited I am! Last year for Thanksgiving I made two of your dishes that I can’t WAIT to make again this year!!!!

November 3rd, 2011 — 5:00am  |  Reply

Jenny said:

Can’t wait for your cookbook to come out, it will definitely be added to my collection :) Thanks for a great website, you’re a beautiful person inside and out!!

November 3rd, 2011 — 5:35am  |  Reply

Jenny said:

I am so excited to hear about your cookbook coming out! I know it will be worth the wait. :)

November 3rd, 2011 — 6:36am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks everyone for your support and understanding! :) i wanted it to be the kind of cookbook i would want…which includes tons of recipes and pictures! :)

November 3rd, 2011 — 1:38pm  | 

Kara said:

This sounds like a great fall! I grew up in Novi right near Shiro, but have never been. I will have to try it now. :)

November 3rd, 2011 — 7:44am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Oh my gosh Kara, if you ever come back to the area you have to go! So cool!

November 3rd, 2011 — 1:38pm  | 

Rach said:

Ahh I love that I’m not the only one obsessed with those pumpkin cinnamon rolls, haha! :) I can’t wait to see your cookbook! I know it’ll be fabulous! :)

November 3rd, 2011 — 7:05pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

you are the cutest ever rach! :) haha thanks girl!

November 4th, 2011 — 3:59am  | 

Jen said:

Oh how I wished I lived near you. I need a coach! I eat healthy. I’m beyond tired to exercise but know that is key. Keep being inspiring! Please don’t quit this web site ever. I can’t wait for your cookbook!

November 5th, 2011 — 1:22am  |  Reply

Meghan said:

I have a question about the cookbook: will it include the weightwatchers pointsplus information? Or, at least the nutrition info readers would need to calculate on their own (protein, carbs, fat, & fiber) for each recipe? I think it would be so helpful if it did!

November 6th, 2011 — 9:12am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

It sure will Meghan! :)

November 6th, 2011 — 4:35pm  | 

Kara said:

you’re gorgeous! i just found your blog and i cannot wait to try some of your recipes!! thank you :)!

November 6th, 2011 — 1:42pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thank you so much Kara!!

November 6th, 2011 — 4:35pm  | 

Andrea said:

I ran across one of your recipes on Pinterest… then started just looking at your website and love what I see! I started reading this post.. and as soon as you started talking about sushi and the old house, I thought, “yum, Shiro…” to myself.. then kept reading and it was actually Shiro you were talking about!! Had no idea you were from Michigan when I stumbled across you! :) But yes, best sushi, EVER. And the house is on the Michigans Haunted House website…. hmm…. reason to go back again? :)

November 9th, 2011 — 6:55am  |  Reply

Haley @Fit Young and Fabulous said:

I can’t wait to get one of these Cookbooks!!!! (:

November 14th, 2011 — 9:25am  |  Reply

Kylie said:

Hi Katie! I ran across your blog and I love it! I am a nurse as well and have been looking into taking some nutrition classes. What type of degree or courses are you looking into? I have had a hard time trying to figure out how to supplement my nursing degree ( I want to use some of those credits I worked hard for! :) ) Have you found any programs?


November 17th, 2011 — 12:17am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

i’ll shoot you an email kylie!

November 17th, 2011 — 12:29pm  | 

Renee said:

hi Katie
just wondering about your cookbook and when it will come out-I see that the ‘shop’ tab is no longer on your site, but am still looking forward to the cookbook, thanks!!

July 18th, 2012 — 9:32pm  |  Reply

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