• Hot Dogs
  • Thai Inspired Hot Dogs

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    The hot dog is a wonderful vehicle for a wide array of toppings and can adapt to many food genres. Whether enjoyed with a classic stripe of mustard and ketchup or topped with tater tots, bacon, an egg, and maple mustard—I did do that once—it’s a humble food that can be elevated by the ingredients you […]

  • Drinks
  • Hibiscus Berry & Mint Iced Tea Cocktails

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    It’s Friday friends and it’s warm and overcast here in Cincinnati. Which I actually prefer–give me a summer rainstorm and I’d be in heaven. No matter where you are or how hot or cold it is, fear not, I’ve got us all covered! Is there a better way to cool off on a hot (currently humid) summer […]

  • Healthy
  • Warm Kale and Roasted Potato Salad

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    Potato salad. Two words that strike fear in Simon’s heart. As one who despises most condiments—he holds a special place in hell for mayonnaise in particular—traditional potato salads make him queasy. So I wanted to create a summer salad, that could be enjoyed both warm or cold and that wouldn’t send him running. Plus, I […]

  • Healthy
  • Rustic Caprese Salad

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    Ah, summer has arrived and with it innumerable possibilities for summer salads. I’m drawn to them for several reasons. First, I spent winter and spring inhaling chips and pizza, all the while resolving to get that coveted “summer bod” by the beginning of June. Well my friends, that moment has come and gone, but I maintained […]

  • Sweets
  • Fancy S’mores

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    Please sir may I have S’more? I’m seriously getting that printed on a shirt. I crack myself up with those dad jokes… When I received a box of MAST brothers chocolate last week I immediately knew I wanted to make s’mores. Actually, I knew I wanted to dive in and try each enticing flavor from […]

  • Drinks
  • Basil Nectarine Whiskey Smash(ed)

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    This drink is not kidding. It’s bold. It’s strong. It was needed at the end of this week. It was also simple—if you have some good quality whiskey, you’re almost there. Traditionally a whiskey smash is mint, lemon, and sugar muddled to death—followed by whiskey and ice. As usual I went a different route with […]