Nutella Banana Crepes

Nutella Banana Crepes

Normally breakfasts around here are something simple…a bowl of cereal, a bagel popped into the toaster, or a yogurt with some granola sprinkled on top. Today, we were in the mood for something that we haven’t had in a while. Nutella Banana Crepes. We were first introduced to these when we went to San Francisco almost six years ago. There was a little cafe about a mile from where we were staying that we happened to stumble across our first morning there. The cafe was by the bay overlooking the water with a breathtaking view. After looking at the menu,...

Cherry Crumble on a Hot Summer Night

Cherry Crumble on a Hot Summer Night

Its been a while since I’ve made my last dessert and figured it was time for me to put the kitchen to use and test a new recipe once more. With cherries in season and on sale, I thought what better than to pick up a bag of fresh cherries and see what kind of recipe I could find to use them with. The downfall to fresh cherries is picking out the seeds. However, this didn’t take as much time as you would think and the end product is so much better than what you would get from sugared up...

Afraid of the Rain

Afraid of the Rain

Ok, maybe not afraid of the rain, but close… On second thought, one of our dogs might actually be afraid of the rain. The second a drop of water falls from the sky, she refuses to go outside onto the grass, and if we force her to, she tiptoes around the dewy blades as gently as possible, acting like we are forcing a horrible death upon her. With some of the recent storms that have recently taken over Ohio during the what should be sleeping hours of the morning, sleep has been hard to come by. If not for the loud bangs of...

Kickin Chicken Addiction

Kickin Chicken Addiction

Every day, one or two food trucks park outside of Nationwide on High Street in downtown Columbus, ready for the lunch rush to hit. Last year, one popped up with the name Kickin Chicken Mobile. I didn’t think much of it and passed by many days on my daily lunch walks. Every day, though, there would be a dancing ‘chicken’ next to the truck to draw attention. Every day my curiosity would grow, my desire to try them out increasing. After several weeks, I finally decided to give them a taste… …and an addiction was born.

Chili on a 90 Degree Day

This past weekend, my husband asked me to make something in the crockpot. Considering going to the grocery store doesn’t thrill me at all (I might even rather fold laundry), I started thinking about what we had around the house. Specifically, ingredients that I could throw together without having to leave home unnecessarily. I knew we had ground turkey, so I started looking up ‘crock pot ground turkey recipes’ in search of anything that could be good where I had 80% of the ingredients. The rest could be improvised. What I found was simply called Slow Cooker Chili. Because that name is kind...

Hocking Hills Adventure

Hocking Hills Adventure

I’ll be the first to admit that I often complain about living in Ohio. It’s either too cold (I loathe the cold), too humid, too rainy… you get the idea. It seems that we really only get about ten perfect-weather days here and the rest of the time, I picture myself lying on the beach while concentrating on my writing. I’ll also be the first to admit that I often say that Ohio has nothing to do and nothing pretty as far as scenery goes. This past weekend, my friend Jenn and I went to the Hocking Hills area. The...