If this post today is your introduction to Katie, are you ever in for a treat. My favorite place to visit Katie is her blog, What Katie Ate, where she shares recipes for simple, honest foods alongside the most beautiful photography. I'm currently stalking the weather report waiting for the right day to make the minestrone soup recipe above. If you love food and love to cook, you are certain to find some things you'd love to try on What Katie Ate. And if you are a bit more curious yet, you can visit her other blog, What Katie Saw, Katie's portfolio site, and even take a peek at her home on Design*Sponge.