Tag Archives: Cooking

Flinstone Pushup Martini

There is a local gourmet pizzeria that is in downtown Cincinnati that Jim and I head to sometimes on Friday night.  It’s in an area of downtown that until recently you didn’t want to head to unless you were looking for trouble, but thankfully investors have started putting money into the area and a group […]

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Coconut Margarita

Last weekend we went out with friends and we stopped at a local bar and my friend Nicole and I ordered a Coconut Margarita, made with Coconut Tequila.  I had no idea such a thing existed, but I quickly learned I am glad that it does!  This drink was as good as I remembered it […]

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Short Rib Ragu Served Over Polenta

I really love short ribs, but have never made them here at home to the deliciousness standards that I hold so dear.  Well, that statement is a thing of the past because this is one of those dishes you will make again, and again.  It is so delicious you will want to serve it for […]

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Peach Champagne Floats

I am huge fan of champagne.  I love it before dinner, during dinner or at brunch.  Now I can have it as dessert!  I used Graeter’s Summer Peach Ice Cream in this dessert.  Graeter’s is our local ice cream superstar, and they now sell it in several chain grocery sotres.  If  you can find it […]

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Sparkling Orangeade Cocktail

I discovered Efferve european sparkling juice and have fallen in love.  It is made with fresh juice, simple syrup and carbonation.  The perfect cocktail mixer!  There are several different flavors, Orangeade, Lemonade, and their new Pomegranate-Blueberry!  YUM!  Which ever you choose, add fresh fruit to your drink to up the pretty factor. You will have […]

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I Had a Pretty Fabulous Week!

This week has been pretty exciting for me. On Monday I was notified by Jessica at A Lot on Your Plate that I had won her Baking Competition with my Chocolate Shortbread Cookie tipped in Chocolate Recipe.  I was pretty thrilled!  I did a little fist pump!  She posted my recipe on her blog and […]

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies Tipped in Chocolate

These cookies are so simple to make, with limited ingredients, time and easy clean-up.  They look so elegant and are quite addictive! 2 sticks of butter, room temperature 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar Pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup chocolate chips 2 cup of bittersweet 60% […]

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Poached Salmon with Avocado Puree and Pea Salad

This dish is so beautiful, delicious and it is SO good for you!  Half the list of ingredients are Super Foods so you know it is chocked full of goodness.  The recipe is from Jeffery’s Grocery in New York. 1 1/2 pounds skinless Salmon fillet 15 Tarragon leaves, torn 2 cups of  hot vegetable Broth […]

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Blackberry Cream-Cheese Cake

This cake is such a pleasant surprise.  The cheesecake filling adds a creaminess to the cake, while the streusel tastes divine with the cinnamon, sugar and butter.  What a way to enjoy your Blackberries!  This is great as a dessert with a glass a milk or breakfast in the morning with a cup of coffee […]

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My Morning in the Kitchen Garden in Pictures

This morning the Fog was heavy and it made the garden so peaceful.  I took some pics and wanted to share.  The dew was showcasing the spiderwebs and making the plants glow green.  Foghorn was doing his morning jog around the garden letting his crows fly.  There were no bees or butterflies out this early […]

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