Weeknight Chicken Tortilla Soup!

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We are thrilled to introduce our new food/recipe contributor, Kathleen (Kat) Ashmore. Kat recently launched the CatwithaK Cooks food blog with a focus on healthy recipes that are family-friendly—aka meals they’ll want to eat and you’ll feel good about serving. Here’s a bit more about Kat—and don’t miss her Chicken Tortilla Soup below!

How many kids do you have and what are their ages?
William (age 4) and Coco (age 2).

How did  you first develop an interest in cooking? 
I’ve always loved to cook.  My brother used to tease me as a child because I’d take Martha Stewart cookbooks on family vacations and read them in our hotel room.  He’d be like “Umm, there’s not kitchen.”  But I read them like novels, and I still do.  

Cooking is a creative form that has always spoken to me.  There is a comfort and certainty that comes over me in the kitchen that I don’t find anywhere else.  Most of my best memories involve food and the caravan built around it.