Julie, my next-door-neighbor in Perrysburg, is currently in Amman, Jordan. Julie is an audiologist and is on a humanitarian mission to help fit children with hearing aids. I’ve never been to the Middle East so I was excited to hear her stories and, being that Middle Eastern and Mediterranean are two of my favorite cuisines, talk
For the next stop on the Rice Pudding Around the World series, we’re headed to the Philippines… When asked about my favorite cities and countries around the world, my two answers are Paris and the Philippines. Paris is a given, but my response of the Philippines is often met with a bit of surprise. A few years ago I studied
There are a few kitchen tasks that I absolutely dread doing: peeling and deveining shrimp, cutting brussels sprouts, trimming sugar snap peas, and peeling fava beans are a few that come to mind. Usually, it’s those menial, repetitive processes that take all day and bore you out of your mind. But, there are also things that
I’m writing a cookbook. I don’t have a book deal yet, or a publisher, or even an agent. All I have is an idea for a book that explores the desserts and pastries of different cultures and cuisines. One of the best ways to discover a place is through its food, or what others have ingeniously
Chocolate Ganache just sounds good. Would you rather have chocolate icing or chocolate ganache? I’d go for the ganache.
Peanut Butter Mousse is dangerous to have in your refrigerator. You may find yourself sneaking spoonfuls or maybe even dipping cookies into it. Not that I know from experience or anything…
I’m not the kind of girl that likes a healthy breakfast. I’m a pancakes and bacon, biscuits and gravy, chocolate croissant and cinnamon roll type of girl. I’d much rather skip breakfast and just have coffee than try to choke down a greek yogurt or protein shake. It just doesn’t work for me. But, sometimes your
Here’s an easy recipe for making a graham cracker crust. While you can buy these in the store, it’s easy and much more delicious if you make it yourself. There really is no reason not to as all you need to do is melt some butter and stir it together with graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon.
Here’s my favorite way to make fresh whipped cream. Sure, you could use the canned stuff but this is so much better and incredibly easy. Fresh whipped cream is an easy way to take your baking to the next level. Go ahead and try it. Recipe to try: Easy Key Lime Pie with Fresh Whipped
It’s August and in Ohio that means some of the hottest days of summer. These are the days where you barely want to leave your house, let alone walk to a coffee shop or brave the sweltering car. Get prepared by learning to make iced coffee at home so you can have a pitcher ready in your