Homemade Ricotta

You may never buy ricotta again after you make this recipe. This was so easy, I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to make fresh ricotta at home. Of course I looked at several recipes and knew there was a basic formula. I went with my go to favorite Ina Garten and Presto! The…

Grilled Romaine & Tomato Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

Grill your greens , I beg you!The most simple of lettuces that are in your grocery carts can be transformed when on the grill .Grill some cherry or grape tomatoes alongside and let’s see what happens. I added a little flat iron steak and roasted potatoes and there you have it a hearty meal. Grilled…

Kale Chips

Here’s an easy snack to whip up this summer. I often get asked how to make kale chips because I think people attempt to make them and they burn or turn soggy. The key to crispy chips is a low temperature oven, and lightly coat the kale with oil. I suggest using a spray olive…

Blue Oven Bakery

Hello summer! Blue Ash Ohio has an awesome Farmer’s Market that starts in May and goes into October. One of my favorite vendors is Blue Oven Bakery. Their products are all over the city in farmer’s markets and they are always expanding. What a menu ! Check out their website for more information about them….

Thai Cucumbers

Who doesn’t like a sweet and tangy vegetable, especially one with a kick to it. My Thai Cucumbers hit all the right notes and are easy to make. Just like my pickled onions, simple ingredients and so delicious. Make them and put that jar of cucumbers right next to your onions in your refrigerator. You’ll…

Ballarini

I have several culinary and non-culinary items that I can’t live without. My list is long, and it was hard to pick which one I wanted to share first in my Mad Crushes post. Then I realized these amazing pans were first on my list. I highly recommend Ballarini non-stick pans. I have recommended them…