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Catherine Ward

Catherine Ward


A lifelong foodie, Catherine heads up the Taste of Home Prep Kitchen, bringing recipes to life and contributing her expertise for articles about cooking and baking techniques and kitchen tools. Catherine has worked in the hospitality industry for most of her career, catering and teaching cooking classes. She is happiest when she's cooking for a table full of friends and family.

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Articles & Recipes

The Best Pasta Makers of 2024

Take spaghetti night to the next level with homemade noodles. Our Prep Kitchen Manager tested nine models to find the best pasta maker on the market. You may just think you moved to Italy!

Thermoworks Smoke X Review: This Dual-Probe Thermometer Is the Secret to the Juiciest Meat

After dozens of uses, it's safe to say our prep kitchen manager has made up her mind about the Thermoworks Smoke X. Discover why she depends on it for all her smoking, grilling and roasting needs.

Le Creuset Dutch Oven Review: Yes, This Heirloom Piece Is Worth the Splurge

Not only is the Le Creuset Dutch oven one our Test Kitchen's official preferred pot, but it's also a personal favorite of our prep kitchen manager, Catherine Ward. Here's why.