Cooking Survey: I want your opinion

Friends, after two weeks of being completely offline thanks to a unfriendly hack attack, I’m back. And apparently I’m rhyming. Normally I’d celebrate with a recipe (or at least a beer) but today I’d like to ask you for a favor. So here goes … Would you be willing to take a quick, 5-minute survey […]

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Cornucopia

This is a short hello and “how do ya do!” and a I’ve not disappeared forever. This is a love letter about butter. For a stick of butter + any herb + salt = compound butter. Yesterday I threw in a handful of dill and some roasted garlic. No one was home. My dogs were […]

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Asparagus coins, lamb, Bing cherries

It feels ridiculous to be offering such a humble recipe after sucking down dirty martinis in swanky New York City bars, sashaying down Fifth Avenue and yes, breathing in the same airspace as Eric Ripert. I admit, I hadn’t worn heels in quite some time and walking on a downward slope took some getting used […]

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Cincinnati Deconstructed: Jean-Francois Flechet [VIDEO]

He’s Jean-François Flechet: smart, careful, decisive. And he’s the driving force behind one of Cincinnati’s best new restaurants: Taste of Belgium in Over-the-Rhine. So how did he create a cult-like following for his Belgian waffles? Seduce the city with his secret recipe? Find out here in the second episode of Cincinnati Deconstructed – filmed and […]

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Chicken Curry

When I was living in Hyde Park as a preppy 23-year old white girl with a Mini Cooper, I’d fantasize about being the girl two floors up. She had deep black hair, always braided, a wildly colorful wardrobe and a small cat named Debbani. She was beautiful, but best of all, her apartment always smelled […]

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French toast with orange and honey

When I was working as an apprentice at Nectar Restaurant, I often took the Sunday brunch shift. I wasn’t allowed to do much beyond vegetable prep, but this French toast recipe was right in my wheelhouse. I’d jerk into action when an order came through the window: slice the bread, soak it in egg batter, […]

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Give me some s’mores

Last week I had lunch with a dear friend who was eating a slice of pizza and I wanted to poke his eyeballs out. For a dieter, eating with a non-dieter can be very tumultuous. Oh yes, you might be saying, everything in moderation! And it’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle! But life is […]

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Brussels sprouts, lemon, pecorino

I was working for a public school as a graphic designer – a cushy job that left me cold, passionless and slightly dangerous. The plan was to suck it up for as long as I could, make as much money as I could to pay for our wedding and then to find new work after […]

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How to make pancakes from scratch

I don’t know about you but when I think of pancakes, I think of Bisquick or some other premade, premixed batter situation. I’m not here to judge such concoctions, they were quite good growing up in my parent’s kitchen. But on this day I wanted something homemade, something to stick to my sides. Something I […]

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Chilies Rellenos

I’m constantly inspired to start new projects. Poor Dustin doesn’t even blink when I get out the drop cloth and begin randomly staining 16 wooden planks in the middle of our kitchen. He’s so logical and his career has been so linear. I love that about him but I don’t mind telling you I don’t […]

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