Presto Pasta Night #5: Penne Vodka Pasta

For this edition of the Presto Pasta Night blogging event, I decided to drag out this dish from my “made that a while ago but haven’t posted about it yet” directories. It’s graciously being hosted by Once Upon a Feast. Be sure to check out Ruth’s round-up tomorrow. There are times when you take healthy […]

Sugar High Friday #29: Raw Chocolate

Sugar High Friday is an event started by Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess, and one that has grown in popularity over time. The theme for this month’s Sugar High Friday, hosted by Chocolate in Context, is raw chocolate. I had originally planned on making something with cocoa powder, but as luck has it, I ran […]

St. Pat’s Day: Green or Irish

Kochtopf of 1x umr├╝hren bitte is hosting a one-off event in honor of today: St. Pat’s Day: Green or Irish, in which we’re asked to cook or bake something green or Irish. Today, we had corned beef and colcannon. Now, I know that corned beef isn’t traditionally Irish, although it’s often served on St. Patty’s […]

The Ethics of Restaurant Reviewing

I’m in a bit of a quandry. Normally, if I have a bad experience at a restaurant, I’ll visit a second time before writing a bad review. After all, they could be having an off night, and it wouldn’t be fair for me to pan them based on that, right?? However, I had an experience […]

HHDD#10: Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

The theme for this round of HHDD#10, hosted this time around by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, is one of my all-time favorites: cheesecake! Normally I’d just bake up Mom’s recipe, but since I’ve already blogged about that and since I was looking for something a little different this month, I decided on a Taste of […]

Jeni’s Ice Cream

I’ve written time and time again about my love for the North Market, which I consider one of Columbus’ gems. One of the reasons I love the North Market so much is because of Jeni’s Ice Creams. Most of the time I’ll just get a trio on my way out when I’m doing my weekly […]

Burger and Fries

Inspired by this post at Off the Broiler, my husband and I attempted to recreate that drool-incuding burger. Here’s how ours turned out: The Bernaise was a bit extraneous, but oh my God was this a good burger. Definitely a fork and knifer, though. We served it with hand-cut fries sprinkled with coarse sea salt. […]

Mini Crab Cakes and Spicy Potato Salad

Have you ever made a meal that, rather than just appealing to your taste buds, also appealed to your sense of nostalgia? Having been on a nostalgia trip ever since discovering Philly cheesesteaks in Ohio a few days ago, I wanted to create a meal that would evoke the Jersey Shore for me, not in […]