Homemade Croutons

There is nothing better than sinking your teeth into a crunchy crouton.  It maybe on a salad, or soaking up a soup.  We are in the throws of an Indian Summer here in Cincinnati.  I am ready for soups and stocks, and Autumn.  I saw a 10 for $10 Baguette sale at Kroger’s and I…

Pizza 101

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza! We all love it! I used to be deathly afraid of working with dough. Even after taking Baking for Restaurants 1 at Culinary School, it still wasn’t my favorite task, but I did develop some confidence. All I really wanted was, at some point, to be able to know my amounts by…

Roasted Artichoke, Red Pepper and Mushroom Salad

I love a good salad.  One that you want to make over and over.  This salad hits all the notes. Crispy romaine, arugula, roasted artichokes, red peppers, mushrooms, capers and pine nuts. All dressed with my lemon viniagrette. This gem I served my Monday Night clients this past week and added roasted salmon.  Of course…

Simple Creamy Tomato Soup

  Soup’s on! What is the classic American lunch?  Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup of course. I have the soup covered for you.   Here is a favorite around my house with my kids. My daughter even draws pictures of soup because she loves it so much. Easy ingredients, and I’m sure it will make it…