Category Archive: Most Requested Recipes

Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria Rhonda Breeden, chef owner of Arnold’s Bar & Grill in downtown Cincinnati (our oldest bar & grill in Cincinnati) was a guest chef at our cooking school at Living Spaces Custom Design.  She fixed some of Arnold’s faves, including her famous meatballs, pasta with sautéed veggies, salad with blue cheese, a fantastic blueberry white chocolate …

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Best Grilled Japanese Eggplant

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Wonderful grilled veggies including eggplant and topped with farro Best grilled Japanese eggplant Chef Jackson Rouse, of the iconic Rookwood restaurant in Mt. Adams, was a guest on my cable TV show and showed me a cool trick for grilling Japanese or other small eggplant. Cut eggplant in half horizontally. Score in a cross hatch …

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It’s time for Blackberry Cobbler, Grilled Flank Steak

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    Seems like the dog days of summer, which usually hit in August, are already here. The temperature promises to be above 90 today, so I went out early this morning and picked blackberries from our little patch growing on a fence near the elderberries. The birds beat me to most of them, and …

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Quick dill pickles

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Quick dill pickles I love when I see recipes from fellow food journalists for quick, easy and yummy recipes.  Here’s one I’m going to try since my cukes are starting to come on, from colleague Bryn Mooth of writes4food.com.    JULY 13, 2016 by BRYN MOOTH   Nature has a way of mocking the gardener’s folly: Just a …

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Tabouleh and a Riverside Picnic

Simple Country Pleasures I’ve always believed that kids need to be out in nature at an early age to build up their immune systems. This photo says it all – check out my weekly column in Community Press Newspapers: http://cin.ci/2aehkQB        

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Corrected Zuppa Toscana Recipe

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My Locinato kale and new potatoes were ready for harvest, so I made this yummy soup. I hope you like it as much as we do! Rita’s Zuppa Toscana like Olive Garden You can use sweet Italian sausage and add red pepper flakes to taste if you want. Note the dry mashed potato flakes in …

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Daylily Wine

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Oh gosh, here I am showing photos of daylily wine and I can’t find my recipe!  I wrote it on a scrap of paper – not good.  Anyway, if you want to make it, I can tell you from memory that I used 8 cups of daylily petals making sure to use only the petals, …

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Old fashioned Crabapples

     I could hardly believe it. When I passed by the old fashioned crabapple tree, it was loaded. (Now I can’t tell you where the tree is – it’s a secret!). Anyway, I told my neighbor Erin about it and asked if she wanted to pick. She was so funny – she said “Sure, …

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Hybrid vs. GMO vs. Heirloom

Hybrid vs. GMO vs. Heirloom What great info I just found on Ron Wilson’s site (ronwilsononline.com) from Bonnie Plants. A must read! The difference between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes isn’t necessarily visible on the outside. It’s about the breeding. There is a lot of confusion out there regarding hybrid vs. GMO vs. heirloom plants, especially …

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More than a Baker’s Dozen: Homemade Yeast Donuts

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Yeast raised donuts like the bakery? Yes, you can!  And the dough is so easy to work with, even the kids are allowed to make donuts in all sorts of shapes, both free hand and with donut cutters. Let them use their imagination! To make them light and airy (some say they taste like like …

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