Hot Sauce Heaven

Jungle Jim’s | Cincinnati, OH

This place was bananas. I’m just going to say that we found several things we’ve been looking for–for years–here. Such as: El Yucateco Hot Sauce Salsa Picante de Chile Habanero – A bright green habanero sauce that Joe has been looking for for as long as I’ve known him. At least six years. You should…

Possibly the perfect bite.

Skyline Chili | Cincinnati, OH

This was the inspiration for the Cincinnati Chili we made recently. We go to Skyline Chili every time we’re in Cincinnati for delicious and unique fast food. And every time we’ve been, the place has been packed. Anthony Bourdain has said that when traveling you should always go to the place with the long lines. In Cincy, that’s…

Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili

In anticipation of our Thanksgivikkuh trip this year, we recently made Cincinnati Chili. This excellent recipe is courtesy of my sister and brother-in-law. And, isn’t this adorable? For their wedding, they each chose a regional speciality from where they grew up, researched and prepared recipes, then created spice mixes for each and put them in tiny…

Potato Salad c Leslie Goddard

Joe’s Mama’s Potato Salad

Are you ready for Memorial Day Weekend parties? Are you supposed to bring a dish to pass? Well, check your spice cabinet and run to the store for potatoes, onions, celery, and mayo. And get ready to share this fast, easy, and delicious recipe, because your friends will ask you for it. I asked my dear…

Cheese Plate

Abigail Street | Cincinnati, OH

On Friday night, our Cincinnati adventure took us to Abigail Street, a mediterranean small plates restaurant and wine bar, in the Over-the-Rhine district of Cincinnati near the Ensemble Theatre, where we would be watching my sister perform later that night in The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns. We are suckers for tapas and happily shared five plates…

Artichokes with Garlic, Lemon & Butter c Leslie Goddard

Artichokes with Roasted Garlic Butter

Artichokes were one of those weird things that we ate growing up that a lot of other people did not. I have a very clear memory from my volatile teenage years, of sitting with my mother at the dining room table, slowing picking our way through an artichoke in the afternoon light. There is a…