Hi there, I’m Kate, and this is my blog Nibble and Dine, where you’ll find lots of recipes that are low on effort but big on flavor! Whether you need to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes, or want a unique and fun dessert for a potluck, I've got you covered!
What can Nibble and Dine do for you?
My whole purpose behind creating Nibble and Dine is to provide a reliable resource for busy people who are often exhausted at the end of the day, but still want to sit down to a beautiful and satisfying home cooked meal.
Nibble and Dine recipes are not only low-effort, they are also carefully created to be super flavorful, beautiful, and just a little bit extra-special, whether that be an extra dipping sauce, simple garnish ideas, or interesting serving suggestions.
My vision is that come dinnertime (or snack time, breakfast, etc.), you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated as you are about the enjoy the tantalizing meal you created for yourself and your family. (NOT exhausted and grumpy about all the dirty dishes sitting in the sink!)
To accomplish this vision, my guiding principles for recipe creation are as follows:
- 10 ingredients or less (8 or less is the ultimate goal - not counting salt and pepper!)
- Use easy to find, accessible ingredients
- Whenever possible, the recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less. (Some recipes will have 30 minutes or less active cook time, with a longer overall time for chilling or baking in the oven, etc.)
- No overly complicated techniques (for example, I tend to avoid deep frying - way too messy!)
A few recipes on my site (especially older recipes) may not meet every one of these guidelines. But, whenever possible, I follow as many of these principles as I can when developing recipes for Nibble and Dine.
Nibble and Dine has been featured in Buzzfeed, MSN.com, Parade.com, Foodgawker, Domino.com, StyleCaster, SheKnows, and more!
How to use the site
I grew up in a family that loves to cook, and I’ve been obsessed with food for as long as I can remember, even experimenting and creating my own recipes (with mixed results I admit!) since the age of 10 or so.
I started Nibble and Dine in 2017, after moving across the country with my husband and baby. Because of the move, I didn’t have a full time job at that time, so I decided to seize the opportunity and create this place, where I can share my love of cooking with all of you.
At first, Nibble and Dine wasn’t geared towards quick and easy recipes. However, the types of recipes I was always looking for when cooking for my own family were the quickest, easiest ones I could find, because I only have so much energy left at the end of the day.
A lightbulb moment hit me (ok, more like a “duh!” moment), and I realized - if these easy, fast, accessible recipes are the type that are most helpful to me and my busy family, there are others who are looking for the exact same thing. And, if creating these types of recipes can make someone’s life even just a little bit easier and more enjoyable, then I will have achieved something worthwhile with this blog.
I’m here for you!
As I mentioned above, I’m working really hard to make Nibble and Dine a helpful resource for anyone who wants to make home cooked meals but doesn’t have a ton of extra time and energy to spare.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. I am always happy to discuss cooking techniques or anything recipe or food related! You can email me at kate[at]nibbleanddine.com; I would love to hear from you.
Also, I would love for you to subscribe to my mailing list, you will get a weekly email from me with a new recipe, plus a free copy of my mini e-book, Mug Cake Magic! You can also follow Nibble and Dine on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.