Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

Cheese Fanatic

Rebekah Garcia is the food blogger behind Kitchen Gidget. She creates recipes influenced by her Midwestern roots, Hispanic heritage and insatiable sweet tooth. She loves that cheese is so varied and versatile to be used in all of those categories! When she’s not cooking cheesy goodness, you can find her at the beach with a book. She is married to the man of her dreams and home is where the military sends them. She believes food is better when shared…unless it’s the last bite!

Rebekah's Recent Posts

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Lunchbox
Buffalo chicken pinwheels are a super easy, super delicious party appetizer! Full of the chicken wing flavors you love, they’re ready in minutes.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pie Recipe

Lemon Cream Cheese Pie Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Cream Cheese
This lemon cream cheese pie is easy as… pie! With only 4 ingredients in the filling and no baking required, it’s a sweet-tart dessert everyone will love!
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Easy Lunches
This BBQ Chicken Quesadilla is stuffed with smokehouse flavor. Loaded with barbecue chicken, crisp red onion, and cilantro, plus lots of mozzarella and smoked gouda cheese. The smoked gouda is what takes these over the top!
Queso Fresco Dip

Queso Fresco Dip

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Dips
This queso fresco dip with sour cream takes just minutes to prepare, but packs a big punch of flavor. Cool and creamy sour cream, fresh cilantro, crumbled queso fresco and a few Mexican spices are all you need for the hit of the party!
Baked Queso Fresco

Baked Queso Fresco

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Dips
Tantalize your taste buds with this queso fresco baked in salsa verde. A super easy 2-ingredient appetizer that can be baked in the oven or cooked on the grill!
Jalapeño Cheese Bombs

Jalapeño Cheese Bombs

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Spicy
These jalapeño cheese bombs are insanely delicious! With only five ingredients these cream cheese appetizers couldn’t be easier. Plus, they have bacon! Everyone will be begging for more!
Calabacitas con Queso

Calabacitas con Queso

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Squash
Need a flavorful Mexican side dish? Try this delicious calabacitas con queso with zucchini, corn and tomatoes and cheese. Serve as a side or stuff in tortillas for calabacitas tacos!
Sopapilla Cheesecake Hand Pies

Sopapilla Cheesecake Hand Pies

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Tex Mex
Sopapilla cheesecake hand pies put the amazing dessert right into your hand! Make a whole batch for your next fiesta.
Garlic Cheese Bombs

Garlic Cheese Bombs

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Side Dishes
These garlic cheese bombs are stuffed with mozzarella cheese and bursting with flavor. The secret is the buttery garlic sauce which is brushed over the buns while warm so the bread soaks up every last drop. A melted cheese surprise awaits inside!
Guava Cheese Empanadas

Guava Cheese Empanadas

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Mexican
Guava Cheese Empanadas are crispy, sweet, and tart. Say hello to your new favorite treat!
Pizza Empanadas

Pizza Empanadas

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Cheese
There’s nothing traditional about these pizza empanadas, but they’re a fun combination of Italian and Hispanic cuisine! Empanada dough is filled with mozzarella, pepperoni and pizza sauce, then fried until hot and golden.
Vanilla Cookies with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Vanilla Cookies with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Kitchen Gidget
Cookies
Tempt everyone with melt-in-your-mouth vanilla cookies with vanilla bean glaze. These heavenly bites are a very vanilla version of Italian wedding cookies and the perfect treat to welcome spring!