RRC #11: Classic Club Sandwich

In this edition of the Retro Recipe Challenge, the theme was “Your Mother Should Know”, and we were asked to find recipes that were popular before our mother was born. Mine was born in 1952, which made finding a cookbook from before then kind of difficult (I think the oldest one I have personally was […]

Noodle Kugel

A little bit over a week ago, not even realizing that we were coming up on Passover (since I’m not Jewish, religious holidays are barely on my radar except when other food bloggers talk about them), I had a hankering for traditionally Jewish food. I can count the delis in town that make anything remotely […]

TWD: Bill’s Big Carrot Cake

Well, here I come bringingĀ up the rear again. I had fully intended to make these this weekend, but you know how it is when real life gets in the way. And we grilled out yesterday, which meant that our fridge was filled with tons of leftovers, so I didn’t get around to making these until […]

Review: Brunch at ZenCha Tea Salon

I was first introduced to ZenCha last April, when I met Rosie and Lisa, two fellow local food bloggers, there for brunch. I had totally forgotten about the place (and their weekend brunch) until a couple of weeks ago, when my husband, mother, and I, after heading to the Worthington Farmer’s Market one fine Saturday […]

Classic Beef Stew

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of pressure cooking, of being able to put something in a pot and having it cook in a fraction of the time it normally would. What has always scared me away from it is hearing horror stories about exploding pressure cookers. Even though I had a pressure cooker, […]

TWD: Marshmallows

My apologies for flaking out on last week’s Tuesdays with Dorie challenge, the lemon tart – I had all the ingredients and was ready to make it at the last minute on Tuesday night, then when looking at the directions, realized I didn’t have an instant read thermometer and to be honest, didn’t have any […]

All Apologies

It’s come to my attention that I’ve been a really bad blogger, pretty much flaking on everything blog related for the past week or so, in lieu of food taking a back seat to pretty much everything else going on right now. I apologize profusely. However, my absence doesn’t mean I didn’t eat or cook […]

First Friday at the Refectory

Over the last year, we’ve gone to the Refectory for the bistro menu (best value in Columbus!) quite a few times. We kept on saying that we’d eventually go during the weekend for the regular menu, but we’ve never got around to it. I’ve been aware that they conduct a First Friday dinner to honor […]

TWD: Gooey Chocolate Cakes

I love chocolate. I really do. So much so, that I was really looking forward to this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Gooey Chocolate Cakes. But there is such a thing as TOO chocolately, I found out. Because a lot of others were having a few problems with the recipe (like it not being gooey […]