We invited lifestyle expert and host of Check, Please! Cat De Orio to cook up BRUNCH! LUNCH! and DINNER! The former litigator put her foodie passion pedal to the metal, steering her kitchen dreams into a recipe-filled consulting company: Culinary Curator. We love Cat’s down-to-earth mix of creative and foodie skills, which takes her recipes of basic ingredients into elevated dishes worth celebrating. Using simple ingredients that you’re bound to find already in your pantry, Cat dishes up three quick and easy recipes that any novice chef can whip up.
Our midday main event? Cat let’s us in on all the amazing munchies you can pair with her Perfect Pesto! Swipe some on a sandwich, or even stir into greek yogurt as a dip with crudite. Take your standard vegetable or minestrone soup to the next level by stirring in a teaspoon of pesto. Add it to your morning eggs, or serve with steak. Maybe even baste shrimp or chicken with pesto before grilling. Swap out your traditional tomato sauce base for a pesto base on a pizza. Create your pesto creations—the options are endless. And Cat lends her expertise on the perfect pesto no matter what time of year.