Hello?

If anyone is still out there reading….hi! Dining out and cooking lately haven’t been much to write home about…literally. BUT, I have a few fun posts planned  – looking forward to sharing! (Homemade Asian Shrimp & Vegetable Noodle Soup)  Advertisements

Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Pasta Bake

SO easy. SO tasty. In the midst of an all-day cooking bonanza Saturday that included making a giant Chicken Vegetable Lasagna, Italian Wedding Soup and Creamy Mushroom Dill Soup, I woke up Sunday morning not wanting to eat ANY of it. It happens. I know it’ll be good this week, but the next day, I…

Checking Out ALDI

The last few weeks I have challenged myself to eat everything in my house. I was trying to clear out my pantry and freezer of random items, so that meant random frozen mystery soup? Heat it up! Unidentified packet of spice mix? Throw it on the soup! Often it lead to delicious meals like this,…

Commonwealth Bistro

While I live in Cincinnati, I work and spend quite a bit of time in Covington, Kentucky. Before you tell me of your adventures to Louisville or your love of the Derby, let me say this: Northern Kentucky is a very different animal from the rest of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Only about a 5…

Asparagus & Bacon Tart

Oh hi. It’s been a minute since I’ve been around. I got sucked into the holiday vortex of shopping, eating, drinking and more eating and drinking. Whoops. But alas it’s January. While I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, I have been on an organizing and purging kick. Boot that has had a broken zipper…

Bagels, Burrata and Bed Stuy

So…..I remain the WORST. Absent from here, but active in life, so I think that counts for something. This summer, I had a fantastic opportunity to work in NYC. Yes, please. I packed up my sea salt spray and my maxi dresses and headed to Brooklyn from June to September. My little vegetable garden that…

And It’s Summer

Howdy, I’m kind of the worst. I love this little corner of the interwebs and I don’t want to leave it, but man, am I slow to get posts up. Truth be told, the last few weeks have been a blur. Every weekend since May I’ve had to work different local events,  I managed to…

Go Veggie Cheesy Bliss

The last few months, I’ve been (for the most part) avoiding wheat and dairy. Clearly, I’ve had some excellent pizzas and scoops of ice cream but overall – I’ve been limiting both of these items. Why, you ask? Well – after a holiday season of decadence, I felt bloated and puffy. And the scale wasn’t…

International Home Cooking

I love sampling different cuisines, all the better if homemade. You taste the regional, even town differences in certain dishes and you receive the comfort and love of the dish from the person who prepared it. As a Lebanese-American, I’m lucky to have such a rich culinary heritage literally at my fingertips. Alas, my family is…

#TBT Vegas By The Bite

Try as I might,  I often start blog posts, get distracted by something else I want to write and the original post languishes, sad and unread. NO MORE! In honor of Throwback Thursday (#TBT), I’m finishing these forgotten gems (?) and sharing them. Some are from a couple of months ago, some are from years…

NYC with the Bridal Bean

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that I have an awesome friend and long-time (aka my very first) reader, Bean. Several years ago, Bean met Tito. He wooed her with his love of puzzles, good food and fondness for travel and a few weeks ago those two kids…

Everyday Eggplant Caponata

I love the “day-of” produce at Findlay market. I often get piles of produce that only need a little love with a paring knife to become deliciously edible, and it’s usually super, super cheat. Wins.  On one recent visit, I snatched up a pound of Roma Tomatoes (slightly soft) and a big sad-looking eggplant, which…