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My Tiny Cook Spot

Katharine Schmeck: Home Cook

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My Tiny Cook Spot is a bi-weekly podcast lead by your host, Kate Schmeck, as she journey's her way through her mom's recipe box. If you love food and love to eat then you are in the right place! After my mom passed I became the owner of over 290 recipes! My guests and I will cook together, have a few laughs, drink a few cocktails, and learn a bit about each other. How fun does that sound! Are you ready to get up close and personal with food?
 
Mouth Hole is a light hearted food variety hour, discussing all the food and snacks we have always loved to eat, like to cook, and stuff we saw people eating in movies and all over pop culture. Hosted by real life Chef Brenna White and a stunning weekly guest.
 
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This week Chef Brenna welcomes comics author and creator, Liz Climo. Journey with them as they discuss the animation process, family recipes, and Universal Studios. Yet another mystery dish is delivered, and more! Follow Liz: https://www.instagram.com/lizclimo/ https://twitter.com/elclimo Follow Mouth Hole: https://www.instagram.com/mouthholepod/ h…
 
“Call me Caramel Corny” Welcome back! We are going to make a caramel corn, the hard way and easy way and things you can do with 41 marshmallows. An ode to my husband who insists that 41 marshmallows is the perfect number when making treats. We will use cereals to make bars, like a pretzel/rice chex/peanut bar, and show how easy it is to make other …
 
This week Chef Brenna welcomes enchanted artist and Tik Tok darling Tyler Gaca aka ghosthoney. Journey with them as they discuss a a life altering donut, changing your life during a pandemic, and a film where you’re left to wonder what happens when your parents have turned into pigs. Yet another mystery dish is delivered, and more! Follow ghosthone…
 
Travis and I are back in the kitchen making two beef dishes. I passed along a recipe for Broiled Flank-Steak Sandwiches, top with roasted peppers and Travis asked me to take a crack at Beef Stroganoff. In the midst of broiling our steak and making egg noodles from scratch, I regale Travis with the story of how my father blamed the dog for causing a…
 
I am joined in the kitchen by Travis, a home cook who strives to make as much from scratch as possible. In this episode we are bringing together flavors fit for summer, with a Strawberry-Mint Limeade, and Travis lets me in on his secret to the perfect omelet! Because we all know how terrible I can be with eggs. Recipe: https://bit.ly/3dPSuVJ Music …
 
This week Mouth Hole welcomes Good Time Vegan and host of the Natch Beaut Podcast, Jackie Johnson! Jackie takes us all on a journey to her small pandemic wedding in Texas that didn't go quite as yeehaw as planned. Chef Brenna and Jackie discuss dumb food from a dumb movie, and the Mystery Dish was made by Brenna herself! Join us for the best food Q…
 
Stephen is back in the kitchen and we are slicing through a couple of pies. Stephen is making my mom’s recipe for Double Layered Pumpkin Pie and I am baking Stephen’s go-to Old Fashion Pecan Pie recipe. We are also unveiling the magic of cream cheese, discussing puh·kaan vs pee-can, pork roll vs Taylor Ham, and revealing top favorite vegetables. Th…
 
It’s Episode 5 and a whole show dedicated to the wonders of pierogi! We will make the gluten-free dough, roll them out, fill them with wonder and joy, cook them properly(I hope), and hope they don’t explode in the process! Traditional pierogi with an even more traditional recipe from my great aunt and mother(two different people, don’t worry) and a…
 
I am joined in the kitchen by home cocktail creator Stephen, who is teaching us how to create the drink that got him into cocktails, the Paloma Sour. Can’t or don’t want to eat a raw egg? No worries, Stephen gives a tip on how to get that wonderful froth without this protein. We also chat about Stephen’s approach to cocktails and how this hobby sta…
 
Danni and I are back in the kitchen and we are making some hearty dishes, Chicken Enchilada Casserole and Jambalaya. While talking textures, telling stories of demon garbage disposals, and having a heated argument for dark meat, and we are exploring how important it is to refresh your space when spending so much time at home. Recipe: https://bit.ly…
 
Danni joins me on the pod to mix together a morphing cocktail The Blushing Bee, how are we doing that? Well, you will just have to listen and find out! While we do our sipping we are chatting wine, cooking shows, and apparently writing a love letter to frozen pizza. Because why not. Recipe: https://bit.ly/3kvrbl2 Music by: Chris Haugen Instagram, T…
 
Move over regular format, this bonus Mouth Hole episode brings you an unhinged version from Chef Brenna with live-in boyfriend, Steven, and moving (now moved) to LA podcast Engineer, Caleb. The three compare Pizza Hut and Dominos after Brenna is victim to a twitter ad. Recorded in January, but timeless as always—join them on a meaningful journey to…
 
Miki and I return to the kitchen to meet my long time enemy, eggs. Miki is whipping up a Potato, Red Onion, and Goat Cheese Frittata straight from my mom's recipe box. And for me, it was love at first bite with a Crab Omelet that Miki's mom would make for her in the Philippines. The filling was so good I could not help but sample it before the fina…
 
Miki returns and while we may just be homecooks, girls can dream and we’re revealing our cooking passions past and present. All while fighting this winter chill with a combination I love. Boozy gingerbread hot chocolate, who knew milk could be so damn stubborn! And seriously, does anyone own a measuring spoon for a pinch?? Cause I don't. Recipe: ht…
 
This week Chef Brenna goes on a mystery delivery ride with Jurassic World Mosasaur tamer, Courtney James Clark! They discuss a food scene from a tragic story, food on set, and we find out her trick to avoiding everyone at a dinner party. Follow Courtney: https://www.instagram.com/courtjclark/ https://twitter.com/Courtjclark Follow Mouth Hole: https…
 
Shelbie and I are back and are whipping up something sweet while chatting escapism in the pandemic, cookbooks, and the joys of the public library. Shelbie sent me her favorite recipe for Lemon Loaf Cake, the first thing she ever baked from scratch, while she tackles my mom’s recipe for Chocolate Honey Brownies. Recipe: https://bit.ly/37REFD4 Music …
 
Shelbie, an LA-based dog mom, and writer who never stops talking about the 80’s, rom coms, and being queer, joins me in the kitchen to chat about her history with cooking and food while mixing up a cocktail that delivers a bit of spice, The Ginger Valley. Recipe: https://bit.ly/37REFD4 Music by: Chris Haugen Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, https://ww…
 
This week, Chef Brenna opens her digital arms to stunning guest and high school rival Bridger Winegar. After traveling 52 miles (round trip) to deliver this week’s mystery dish, the two chat about an indulgent, unsung Gay icon of literature, and we uncover the truth about Martha Stewart’s trip to the moon. Follow Bridger: https://twitter.com/bridge…
 
We are back with another special episode for all you Mouth Hole Club Members. Chef Brenna speaks with TV Writer, Podcast Producer and all around excellent guy Cody Ziglar about lunches in the writer’s room, The Drink of The Dude, and a dream pizza Brenna delivered to Zig that she had waited 5 years to try. Composer Caleb Burnett also joins as the n…
 
Back in May on the first voyage into Zoom recording, Anna Murray and Simone, former employees and current close friends of Chef Brenna's explored what it was like for each of them to move to the Big Apple from their hometowns to become Chefs and what made them stay friends all this time. Cher makes an appearance in one of two movies featured on thi…
 
Chef Brenna and returning guest Steven Ray Morris talked back in the Quarantine year of June about what they'd been eating during lockdown shortly before restaurants reopened. They discuss a staple Weird guy in the music industry with odes to food, the best La Croix flavors and the Coconut scandal, and end with listener questions! Special Thanks to…
 
Angela and I hope to get you in the mood for soup season! I had the pleasure to follow her Great Aunt’s recipe for Italian Wedding Soup, which was silky and delicious. While my recipe was a little more simple, Angela had a lot going on in her kitchen, tackling the multiple steps behind Firey Seafood and Andouille Gumbo. Which packed a punch! Discla…
 
Angela and I are mixing together of fresh nectarines, honey, vodka, with a splash of champagne to create a drink fit for a queen bee, Bubbly Bumble Bee. Angela also speaks to the role dance and the arts have played in her life, explaining the importance of movement as a means to reconnect with her own body and reclaim it. Recipe: https://bit.ly/3gT…
 
I get to test my hand at one of the recipes that got Andrea started on her culinary exploration of Thai cuisine, Yum Kai Dao (Fried Egg Salad). She offers substitution tips for ingredients not easily accessible in big-box grocery stores. Andrea settled on Gingered Carrot Soup, with flavors that caught her eye and can be served hot or cold. Recipe: …
 
My guest, Andrea, and I are hitting topics from our going out go-to’s, to our hungover cravings, to bar equipment substitutions. Don't have a jigger? No problem! And of course, we are whipping up a cocktail that will give you some relief from these hot summer days, a Boozy Mango Tea. Recipe: https://bit.ly/30q5daY Music by: Chris Haugen Instagram, …
 
In part two we are diving into pasta dishes so bring on the carbs. I sent Kelly Eggplant, Garlic, and Herb Pasta, a recipe from Better Home and Garden that my Mom-mom sent me in the mail. And I tackle Roasted Cauliflower and Brown Butter Noodle Bowl, straight from an America’s Test Kitchen cookbook that Kelly worked on. Why is one pasta and one a n…
 
HOLD THE PHONE! This episode’s guest, Kelly, works for America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) on the book team! Join us as she drops some knowledge as to how recipes go from the test kitchen to the books that line our shelves. And once she finds her blender, join us in a virtual cheers with our featured cocktail, Blackberry-Sage Martinis. Recipes: https://bi…
 
Hopefully, you have made room for dessert because Veronica and I return to dive into two recipes that are going to satisfy your sweet tooth. If only we were able to teleport these flavors because we have Naleśniki and Rhubarb Shortbread on the menu. Recipes: https://bit.ly/3fkRiHV Music by: Chris Haugen Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, https://www.myt…
 
Butter your baking pans because these two ladies are about to tackle desserts! In part one, we introduce our recipes and break down our beverage, a Grapefruit Thyme Spritz. Veronica is diving into Rhubarb Shortbread with homemade jam and I am attempting a dessert near and dear to her heart, her mom’s Naleśniki (a type of Polish crepe). Recipes: htt…
 
Siblings in the kitchen are bound to result in a few squabbles and cooking over Zoom brought on a set of challenges. Buckle in for numerous rants, a brush with fire, and two delicious sandwiches; Alton Brown’s Lamb Gyros on homemade naan and Paula Deen’s Portobello Mushroom Burgers. Recipes: https://bit.ly/2XsgBQQ Music by: Chris Haugen Instagram, …
 
After a long absence, the pod is back, bringing you sizzling recipes and classy cocktails from a safe distance. On the docket: a traumatizing encounter with pie, a plan of what is to come, and a look at what has been going on. Avoid the Quarantine Blues: https://bit.ly/35UDuQB The recipe I tried: Milk Bar’s Banana Cream Pie https://bit.ly/3bypf5v M…
 
Chef Brenna and Podcast Dad Steven Ray Morris give you an inaugural hour devoted to stuff we ate growing up, a Mac and Cheese pop culture moment, and a very basic Mystery Dish that goes a long way. Follow Mouth Hole: https://www.instagram.com/mouthholepod/ https://twitter.com/bonniepuns https://www.instagram.com/beexles/ Send in Mystery Dishes and …
 
Emily was in my kitchen for episode 13 and here we are, with another Martha Stewart recipe. These Tostones were salty, soft, slightly sweet, and a perfect snack. And the Cilantro-Garlic Sauce had so much flavor that really knocked us on our butt. We paired these fried treats with homemade mango lemonade! Episode’s Recipe: http://bit.ly/2I8GEW7 50% …
 
We all have those foods we cannot stand, take a big gulp of liquid to get it down, cannot stand. Andrea, Melody and I dive into our food aversions and we go from 0 to 100 real fast. You’ll eat anything? Yea...sure. Episode’s Recipe: http://bit.ly/3bKIZUG Patreon: http://bit.ly/2KSEsDS Music by: Chris Haugen Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, https://www…
 
We are going to need a bigger bowl! The tables have turned as Andrea leads me through a takeout favorite, Pad Thai! And after an attempt at hot yoga, I tried to find my center in the form of a Ginger Balance Cocktail. With a special appearance by Melody, this friend triangle was reunited and it feels so good! Episode’s Recipe: http://bit.ly/3bKIZUG…
 
Zorgie and I have a spirited conversation about how our two families pass along flavorful favorites in the kitchen. The recipe taking center stage today, Egg & Bacon Impossible Pie. But, is a dish with no crust truly a pie? Don’t forget the cocktail, we are bringing the chill inside with Frozen Peach Teas. Episode’s Recipe: http://bit.ly/37Tq7Ai Pa…
 
We had a casualty in the kitchen this episode! R.I.P to my cheese grater as we made our Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup. Luckily, Bill made bread! So I guess I will forgive him for this. Join us as he walks me through the process and don’t forget a glass of Gingerbread Coffee with Baileys! Episode’s Recipes: http://bit.ly/38tFCPB Patreon: http…
 
Two lovely sisters are joining me in the kitchen this week and carbs are on the menu! It may be the new year, making resolutions to be a better me, and all that jazz. But for the sake of the pod, I will happily eat Easy Edamame Ravioli with Mint and an easy two-part cocktail made with fresh pears and honey. Recipe Card: http://bit.ly/2T33yov Episod…
 
With the holidays on my mind, Angela and I are filling the Cook Spot with heartwarming flavors that remind us of home. We are getting extremely personal, we both lost our moms too soon and are sharing their legacies with passion, laughs, and understanding. Comfort food and cocktails were necessary. Dig into All-American Meatloaf and sip on Mrs. Cla…
 
My Tiny Cook Spot is on the road to talk food fusion with Calvin and Tiff. And to keep it interesting my guests have decided to show me how to prepare the same dish in three different ways. The recipe of Mapo Tofu will be lovingly created in the classic Szechuan variation, Taiwan variation, and a “Fusion” variation made with beef bourguignon stock.…
 
It is that time of year! To eat a lot of food and spend quality time with your family. Whether you consider family to be those related to you or the group of people you see every day, Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving, let’s say thanks and eat some food! We had many cooks in the kitchen this Friendsgiving and on our menu is, Pandabonos, Chicken Croquet…
 
New Orleans Style Shrimp and Rice with Apple Pie Old Fashions with Andrea The new chill air means it is time to break out the dutch oven to make soup! It means it is time to pour a glass of whiskey to warm the bones. Andrea is joining me in the kitchen for just that! Get ready for interpretive dancing, extreme mispronunciations of common words, and…
 
While Miranda’s fiancee is away these two cooks will play! We are getting silly with shellfish and whipping up a dish straight from my mom’s head, Shrimp Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers and Basil (I love a descriptive title). We are sipping on fizzy Cherry Limeades while trying to decipher the lack of ingredient list and not take the card’s implied …
 
Two PT..powerful women are in the kitchen with all burners blazing! On the menu? Martha Stewart’s Mushroom Martini and a Prickly Pear Martini created by yours truly. What the hell is a prickly pear? That’s right, martinis on martinis! Do not worry, there is NO alcohol in the Mushroom Martini but there IS alcohol in the Prickly Pear Martini. Be sure…
 
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