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BLOOMINGTON BITES: NO-KNEAD BREAD

Avery Olund-Smith is entering her sophomore year at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where’s she’s studying English. She’s from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts. She loves biking to Findlay Market and writing with the Cincinnati organization Women Writing for (a) Change, and considers […]

BASEBALL, HOT DOGS AND TOMATO COBBLER

Musical pairing – Home by Michael Bublé I don’t really remember actually eating tomatoes while living in the little house on Ankeny Street, I’m sure I did because we grew them in our garden and I know that my grandmother grew them in her garden. In fact, I believe that […]

VIRGINIA’S COUNTRY HAM CHEDDAR BISCUITS

Musical pairing – Country Strong by Gwyneth Paltrow I would have to say that one of the perks of being a food blogger is having the opportunity to be surrounded by so many fabulous home-cooks as well as meeting some mighty fine chefs – and let me just tell you, […]

JALAPENO-CHEDDAR SCONES

Musical pairing – I’m on Fire by Bruce Springsteen Pssst . . . not to be the bearer of bad news but (deep breath) . . . . Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away.  I don’t know about you, but this time of year gets super busy in our […]

CHEF INTERVIEW WITH SKIRTZ & JOHNSTON

‘Skirtz and Johnston at 6 o’clock in the morning, set picturesquely in Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market, is all gold and sweet scents. The pale peach walls resound with music as the bakers pull aromatic trays of pastries from racks, laying them out on white platters for displaying in the window. […]

BANANA ESPRESSO MUFFINS

Musical pairing – Save Me, San Francisco by Train Since I’m getting ready to head to San Francisco for the weekend, and since I’m waayyyyy behind on my writing, photo editing and overall blogging schedule, this post is going to be down and dirty quick!  So hold on to your […]

SO EASY, LAZY-DAISY OATMEAL MUFFINS & PANERA’S

Musical pairing – Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood ‘Ever wish you could freeze frame a moment in your day, and look at it and say, “This is NOT my life”?’ Daniel Hillard, Mrs. Doubtfire Funny how when we travel, we always seem to end up at a Panera’s – they […]

SCONE THERAPY – WHEREIN AUDREY GETS A LESSON

Here’s my confession . . . I am not a baker.  I do not have the patience to mess with all those fancy little embellishments on itty-bitty cookies, cupcakes or the like.  Nor am I ever inclined to perfect my macaron (in fact, I’ve never even attempted to make one, […]

BREAKFAST BREAD PUDDING W/PEACHES & ALICE

Musical pairing – So Good by Brian Culbertson So there I was last week sitting in a light-filled room listening to Pam Anderson of Three Many Cooks talk about recipe development; the one day workshop had just started and I had moved from my chair to stand at the back […]