Category: recipes

Recipe: Crab Cakes with Frisch’s Tartar Sauce for National Tartar Sauce Day

Recipe: Crab Cakes with Frisch’s Tartar Sauce for National Tartar Sauce Day

Last week, I got an overnight package. “Sign here,” said the FedEx delivery guy, and handed me a package. I hadn’t ordered anything — what could this be? A single, solitary jar of Frisch’s Tartar Sauce. Some things are just that important. March 3 is […]

Recipe: Braxton Brewery + Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Cake

Recipe: Braxton Brewery + Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Cake

It’s common to hear that people can either cook or bake.  Maybe that’s why pastry is an entirely separate program at cooking schools (though most curricula include one course in pastry, it’s a small portion of a curriculum packed with soups, sauces, knife skills, roasting, […]

Thanksgiving Cocktail: Steven Clement’s Orchard Ride

Thanksgiving Cocktail: Steven Clement’s Orchard Ride

You know how much I love cocktails, and the cocktail program at Salazar is helping to change cocktail culture in Cincinnati.  Bar manager Steven Clement is constantly trying new things, and some of his creations — including the almost-famous Bruce Banner– are some of my […]

Recipe: Elotes + Ohio Summer Corn

Recipe: Elotes + Ohio Summer Corn

I posted a picture of elotes on Facebook and Instagram the other night and people clamored for the recipe.  I promised I’d post one, but that was sort of disingenuous.  This dish isn’t about precise proportions, it’s really about mixing a few ingredients together as […]

Super Bowl Recipe: Confit Chicken Wings from Local 127

Super Bowl Recipe: Confit Chicken Wings from Local 127

This isn’t my recipe, but boy, does it sound delicious. It involves cooking chicken wings in schmaltz, also known as chicken fat– you can use oil too, but it’s not quite the same– for a confit. Then they’re deep-fried and coated in a spicy Korean […]

Super Bowl Recipe: Stuffed Mini Peppers

Super Bowl Recipe: Stuffed Mini Peppers

Terry likes the hearty. I like the less hearty, I guess. I made this super-easy recipe for the first time for a Junior League tasting event. 60 of them, actually. Finding 60 tiny sweet peppers was a bit of a challenge, but the best place […]

Super Bowl Recipe: Crock Pot Chili

Super Bowl Recipe: Crock Pot Chili

(Guest post by The Better Half) I love to cook, but I rarely make anything complicated or overly time-consuming. In the world of finance, they call it “Return on Investment.” I call it “Minimal effort. Maximum enjoyment.” A couple of weeks back, Julie was out […]

Liberte Yogurt at Orchids at the Palm Court
Recipe: Thai-inspired Carrot Slaw
Spring Trifle

Spring Trifle

I spent most of Saturday judging a wing contest at Sawyer Point.  My lips have finally regained feeling in them after the “hottest wing” competition, and I got to know Jessica Brown from Fox 19, a fellow judge. Color me surprised when I get a […]

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