Cultivate - Category Index Setup

Navigate to  Pages > Add New

Give your new page a name.  Something like Recipes, Index, or something that fits your site. 

On the right under the Page Attributes panel, you’ll see the Template drop down. 

Select Category Index from the drop down. 

Publish the page. 

Then add Genesis – Featured Posts widgets under Appearance > Widgets > Category Index.

An example of the  Cultivate demo category index page is shown below: