Caramelized Onion and Apple Pizza

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It’s finally apple season! Ok, technically it has been for a while. But I’m just now acknowledging this fact. My crisper has been filling with apples for weeks and I can only eat so many. So it’s now time to start cooking with them. Hence, this pizza: Besides being deliciously sweet and salty, this pizza also […]

Peaches & Cream Smoothie

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This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  It’s sad to think that summer is gone. It’s my favorite season–I love the heat, the sunshine, any excuse to hang out outside. Apparently we’re in for a toasty fall as well, but it won’t be quite the same. So I’m keeping summer alive while I can. I’ve […]

Copycat Taste of Belgium Beer Cheese

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This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  If you’ve ever been to Cincinnati, you may have heard of a place called Taste of Belgium. Well, several places. What start out as a waffle and crepe stand in Findlay Market has become multiple restaurant locations throughout the city, and even beyond to Columbus. The waffles […]

What’s in the Box? August 31 Edition

I know it’s September but I’m still in denial that fall is actually happening. The temperatures have been in the upper 80s and low 90s lately, which is making it easy to ignore the fact (for now) that Starbucks is now selling pumpkin spice lattes and all the stores have their Halloween decor out. And […]

No Ice Cream Maker Peach Frozen Yogurt

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This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  As someone who does not own an ice cream maker, I always assumed homemade ice cream was out of reach unless I wanted to recreate the manual method of mashing cream and sugar together in a zip-top bag stuffed inside another bag filled with ice and rock […]

Crispy Baked Panko-Crusted Tilapia for One

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A few months ago one of my close friends from high school came to visit and we ventured out to Jungle Jim’s, a Cincinnati landmark. If you’ve never been, it is one of the weirdest, campiest and most amazing grocery stores you will ever experience. They have everything from local honey and Graeter’s ice cream […]

What’s in the Box? August 17 Edition

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Last week’s delivery contained the first hint of fall–apples! While I’m not quite ready to give up my peaches and sweet corn, it was a nice surprise to find a couple of crisp Ginger Gold apples in the box. My father-in-law came to visit this weekend and a friend had a housewarming party, so we ate out […]

How to Make a Good Smoothie + A Recipe for a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie

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This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  The summer that Paul first moved to Cincinnati, we started making lots of smoothies. I don’t know why, but it became a nightly ritual from July through September. I started buying up the discounted brown bananas every time I went to the grocery store and keeping a stash […]

What’s in the Box? August 10 Edition

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It’s always interesting to observe how the CSA produce delivery changes throughout the summer. At the start of the season, the box is saturated with berries, green onions, and more spinach and leafy greens than I know what to do with! But in late July and early August, the peaches, tomatoes and corn start to […]