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Kizmet Byrd

Kizmet Byrd

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Kizmet Byrd is an enthusiastic home cook, decorator, and crafter of beautiful things. She is owner of Mattie Mae Company, which specializes in easy to make recipes, decorating ideas, and home organization tips. Her recipes have appeared in Taste of Home Magazine, The Journal Gazette, Lincoln Financial IAO Cookbook, and other publications. Byrd is well versed in everyday home lifestyle needs, foodie trends, kitchen hacks, and blogs about food adventures. Having roots based in Northeastern Illinois and Indiana; she is inspired by the changing seasons, festivals, thrift shop finds, farmer's markets, and that good old Midwest hospitality. She contributes to Taste of Home Magazine as a Volunteer Field Editor and as a Content Writer, with an emphasis on cooking and baking. Coffee is her spirit animal. Instructing culinary classes brings her joy. Food is her passion.

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Articles & Recipes

50 One-Skillet Meals for Busy Nights

One-skillet meals are the go-to when you need a fuss-free dinner. And on a busy weeknight, these easy one-dish meals will satisfy the whole family. Bonus: Cleanup's a breeze, too!

69 Pasta Casserole Recipes for Your 13×9

Throw together a quick and delicious dinner with help from your trusty 13x9 pan! These pasta casserole recipes range from traditional lasagna to taco spaghetti—and even pizza noodle casserole—guaranteeing the perfect pasta for everyone in the family.

49 Pasta Recipes to Bring to Your Next Potluck

At potlucks, nothing goes faster than the pasta recipes. That's why we've collected our favorite big-batch pasta casseroles, macaroni salads, lasagnas and more.