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Katie Sweeney

YumSugar Editor, (2006-2011)

I developed a great appreciation for food at an early age. As a foodie-in-training growing up in Sonoma County, I wrote my first cookbook, Kooking with Katie, in the sixth grade, and received my first lessons in creating delicious, comforting food from my father. After attending UC Berkeley, I lived in Spain for two years, fully immersing myself in the Spanish language, food, and culture. I became interested in mixology, wine tasting, and saw fabulous results when introducing my Spanish friends to classic American cuisine. Since then, I've used my creativity to host countless events from intimate dinners to blowout bashes. For the past four years, I've been the mastermind behind YumSugar's weekly party plans, easy everyday menus, thoughtful wine pairings, and party-ready cocktails.


I live in San Francisco, have a great relationship with my friends and family, am an advanced cook, love my job, and speak two languages.

Latest Posts by Katie

Egg Dishes
How to Host an Engagement Party
How to Personalize Your Wedding With Food
Pasta With Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
How to Open a Jar With a Spoon
Labor Day Menu and Recipes
Ice Cream Social Menu
Vegetarian Mediterranean Quiche Recipe
Steak Taco Recipe
Strawberry Margarita Recipe
Bramble Recipe
Rum Drink Recipes
Basic Pound Cake Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Muddled Grape Vodka Cocktail Recipe
Easy Marinade For Lamb Chops
Tips For Buying a Panini Maker
Easy Oysters Casino Recipe
Sangria Recipes
How to Be Featured on YumSugar
How to Make a Cheese Board
Chez Panisse Fun Facts
How to Eat More Veggies
BLT Salad Recipe
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