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  • 2020 Holiday Gift Guide: DRINK
    Spread the love Welcome to part three our of 2020 gift guide! This is certainly a year like no other, and so we’re sharing ideas for local gifts and experiences. Small businesses all need our support more than ever, and our four-part gift guide follows our travel mantra of Food, Park, Drink, & Art. Read part … Read more
  • Cowboy Casserole
    Spread the love Cowboy Casserole is a family favorite made with seasoned ground beef in a creamy sauce, corn, cheese, and topped with crispy tater tots. It’s irresistible! If you love easy casserole recipes, also try this Tuna Rice Casserole and this Chicken Divan Casserole. Tater Tot Casserole This is a tried and true family … Read more
  • Emmett’s Cafe | Columbus, OH
    Spread the love Emmett’s Cafe | Facebook | IG: @emmettscafe744 S. High St. (map it!)Columbus, OH 43(614) 826-0679Open 8a-2p dailyVegetarian/vegan/gluten free? Y/Y/YKid-friendly? Y Visited: Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Amongst a number of restaurant openings in 2020, Emmett’s Cafe has been at the top of our most-anticipated list. It joins that growing strip … Read more
  • Fall off the Bone Slow Cooker Short Ribs
    Spread the love Fall off the Bone Slow Cooker Short Ribs is a perfect hearty, satisfying, and savory dinner! Full of flavor and fork tender succulent beef, it’s a meal worth coming home to. Serve this with a side of Dad’s Famous Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Cauliflower or Stick of Butter Baked Rice. You can serve … Read more
  • Firecracker Chicken
    Spread the love This Firecracker Chicken is sweet, spicy and adds a nice kick to your meal. The chicken is super tender and juicy! Serve this restaurant worthy dish with a side of Easy Fried Rice, Vegetable Egg Rolls and Cream Cheese Wontons for a meal you’ll have on repeat. Firecracker Chicken Recipe This is … Read more
  • Friday Food Bites: November 20, 2020
    Spread the love The new Original Pancake House in Westerville There’s a lot happening in the Columbus restaurant world; here’s the latest for this week: The Original Pancake House opens its second central Ohio location at 715 Worthington Rd. in Westerville on Saturday, Nov. 21 Milo’s Deli shared that they will start serving out of … Read more
  • Pumpkin Tres Leches
    Spread the love Pumpkin Tres Leches Move over pie, there’s a new pumpkin superstar in town! This Pumpkin Tres Leches is amazing, and you just may find that you’d rather serve this at your holiday feast instead of pumpkin pie. Homemade pumpkin cake soaked in four kinds of milk and topped with whipped cream. Dixie … Read more
  • 2020 Holiday Gift Guide: PARK
    Spread the love Part two our of 2020 gift guide is here! This is certainly a year like no other, and so we’re sharing ideas for local gifts and experiences. Small businesses all need our support more than ever, and our four-part gift guide follows our travel mantra of Food, Park, Drink, & Art. Read … Read more
  • Gift Guide for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers
    Spread the love Gift Guide for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers (UPDATED!) I have been playing with toys almost every day for the last 9 years haha. As a pediatric speech pathologist, I’ve learned a few things about the best toys and games. I’ve also tried them out myself- about a million times. 😉  I put … Read more
  • Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cranberry Stuffing
    Spread the love Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cranberry Stuffing and gravy – the perfect Thanksgiving meal for this year’s holiday. Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cranberry Stuffing This Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cranberry Stuffing is great when you don’t need to make a whole bird, such as for a smaller family Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving for two … Read more
  • Slow Cooker Butternut Pear Soup
    Spread the love This Slow Cooker Butternut Pear Soup with a hint of ginger is vegan and dairy-free and so simple to make. Great as a starter or serve it as a meal with a salad or a sandwich. Slow Cooker Butternut Pear Soup I recently had dinner at my neighbor’s, and she made a … Read more
  • Basic Biscuits, Kindness & Coffee | Grandview Heights, OH
    Spread the love Basic Biscuits, Kindness & Coffee | Facebook | IG: @basicbiscuitsandcoffee1160 W. Goodale Blvd. (map it!)Grandview Heights, OH 43212(614) 549-5955Open Tues-Sat, 7a-sell out (10a-ish); pre-order pickup hours, Tues-Sat, 7a-2p Visited: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 8 a.m. It’s good to know that Columbus’ breakfast scene has some bright spots this year. Case in … Read more
  • Southern Pecan Praline Cake Recipe
    Spread the love Southern Pecan Praline Cake Recipe This Southern Pecan Praline Cake Recipe is extra delicious and would be a fantastic centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dessert table. Southern Butter Pecan Cake topped with an easy pecan praline sauce. Related Recipes: Pecan Pie Layer Cake Pecan Pie Cobbler Cake Pecan Pie Bread Pudding   Ingredients: … Read more
  • Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta – Spinach for Breakfast
    Spread the love Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta I’ve said this multiple times on here; I literally live for a creamy pasta. Red sauce usually isn’t my thing, but add cheese and I’m all in 😉 This is such an easy upgrade for pasta and marinara. You literally just stir in goat cheese and it not … Read more
  • Roasted Sweet Potato and Farro Salad
    Spread the love Roasted Sweet Potato and Farro Salad If you’re looking for an easy and super delicious side for Thanksgiving, I gotchu 🙂  Roasted sweet potato, massaged kale, chopped walnuts, goat cheese and a maple dressing makes this loaded salad the perfect healthy and filling dish. It’s also easy to make ahead and throw … Read more
  • White Chicken Chili
    Spread the love White Chicken Chili is loaded with beans, chicken, green chilies and the most luscious creamy broth. A twist on a classic that’s perfect for a cold day. Serve it up with corn bread and a salad and your set for a satisfying comfort meal. When someone says they’re having Chili they think … Read more
  • Chicken Parmesan Rolls
    Spread the love These protein packed Chicken Parmesan Rolls (also know as chicken rolls) are wrapped in my easy pizza dough with marinara and mozzarella cheese, so good! Chicken Parmesan Rolls Here on Long Island, you can find Chicken Rolls or Chicken Parm Rolls in just about any pizzeria. It’s basically chicken Parmesan wrapped in … Read more
  • Herb and Salt-Rubbed Dry Brine Turkey
    Spread the love This Herb and Salt-Rubbed Dry Brined Turkey comes out so moist and flavorful, with crispy golden skin and juicy tender meat. Herb and Salt-Rubbed Dry Brine Turkey Want an easy turkey recipe that’s moist and flavorful? Try dry brining! Rather than wet brining a turkey, dry brining is so much easier and … Read more
  • Friday Food Bites: November 13, 2020
    Spread the love My name is Nick Dekker, but you can call me “Dr. Breakfast.” I’m a food/travel writer, tour guide, and arts administrator. With my wife Beth and our two boys Will and Owen, we chase down breakfast everywhere we go. You’ll find us exploring coffee, brunch, donuts, beer, bourbon, travel, the arts, and … Read more
  • 2020 Holiday Gift Guide: FOOD
    Spread the love 2020 is certainly a year like no other, and as we approach the holidays, one of the best things we can do is support local businesses. We need to buy gifts, and they need the support! So we’re putting together a four-part gift guide following our travel mantra of Food, Park, Drink, … Read more
  • Turkey Pot Pie with Stuffing Crust
    Spread the love Turkey Pot Pie with Stuffing Crust is a fun twist on a turkey pot pie, made with diced turkey and veggies simmered in a creamy sauce and finished with a stuffing topping. Turkey Pot Pie with Stuffing Crust This Turkey Pot Pie with Stuffing Crust is a great way to get your favorite … Read more
  • Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
    Spread the love Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are crispy golden outside and tender juicy inside with hint of garlic and tons of flavor. They are perfect for a quick dinner, lunch or even snack. These are so easy, and so good, you’re family is going to love these! Serve these scrumptious tenders with … Read more
  • Cinnamon Sugar Baked Pumpkin Donuts
    Spread the love Cinnamon Sugar Baked Pumpkin Donuts These Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are ready in less than 30 minutes! They are baked instead of fried, which makes this recipe simple enough for a quick and delicious Fall breakfast. The whole family will love the incredible flavor, tender crumb, and sweet cinnamon sugar exterior of … Read more
  • Cute Turkey Cookies for Thanksgiving
    Spread the love Cute Turkey Cookies for Thanksgiving These Cute Turkey Cookies are a great dessert idea for Thanksgiving. They are really easy to make– simple enough for even young kids to help decorate! Related Recipes: Thanksgiving Oreo Cake Turkey Thanksgiving Cupcakes 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms (GF) I love busting out amazing Thanksgiving sides and … Read more
  • Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken
    Spread the love Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken is 1000x better than any takeout! It’s crispy on the outside, tender juicy on the inside and exploding with flavor. There is a reason why this is our favorite recipe on the blog! This meal is going to blow your family away! We love to complete this … Read more
  • Monster Magic Cookie Bars
    Spread the love This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DigestiveHealth2020 If these Monster Magic Cookie Bars look amazing to you (but you’re keeping your distance because of heartburn) this post is for you. Read on to learn how I use PEPCID AC® Maximum Strength for … Read more
  • Friday Food Bites: November 6, 2020
    Spread the love My name is Nick Dekker, but you can call me “Dr. Breakfast.” I’m a food/travel writer, tour guide, and arts administrator. With my wife Beth and our two boys Will and Owen, we chase down breakfast everywhere we go. You’ll find us exploring coffee, brunch, donuts, beer, bourbon, travel, the arts, and … Read more
  • Fried Catfish
    Spread the love Fried catfish is a delicious quick to prepare main seafood dish. The seasoned cornmeal coating creates a golden crispy crust. Serve with your favorite Southern-inspired side dishes.  Dinner from the ocean is a real treat! Try more seafood meals like this  The Best Lobster Tail Recipe, Garlic Butter Herb Scallops, or Cajun … Read more
  • Honey Apple Pie Recipe
    Spread the love This Honey Apple Pie Recipe is a great option for your Thanksgiving table this year. This post will provide you with all the tools you need to make your apple pie the star of your holiday desserts! Related Recipes Caramel Oreo Pie Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie Salted Honey Custard Pie … Read more
  • Mummy Hot Dogs
    Spread the love Nothing screams fun, quite like Mummy Hot Dogs for Halloween dinner. Serve these fun little vittles before trick or treating or at your next Halloween party! Looking for more spooky options to serve with these, try Easy Mummy Mini Pizzas and Mummy Cookie Bites. These are all perfect Halloween treats! Halloween Mummy … Read more
  • Crimson | Columbus, OH – Breakfast With Nick
    Spread the love Crimson | Facebook | IG: @crimsoncolumbus4066 Worth Ave. (map it!)Columbus, OH 43219(614) 532-0053Open daily 7a-8p Crimson Cup has been a longtime partner of Breakfast With Nick. The company is full of great people doing some incredible work in sourcing, roasting, and serving coffee. (For instance, get to known Brandon Bir, director of … Read more
  • Tender and Juicy Air Fryer Chicken
    Spread the love Tender and Juicy Air Fryer Chicken is golden crispy outside and moist and delicate on the inside. This is bursting with flavor and so good! Air Fryer food is so succulent and easy! Try Perfect Air Fryer Steak with Garlic Herb Butter and Homemade Air Fryer French Fries. Don’t have an Air … Read more
  • Classic 2-Pie Crust Recipe
    Spread the love After years of struggle, I finally perfected the Classic 2-Pie Crust Recipe. I picked up a few tricks along the way, and I’m sharing them with you in this post! Related Recipes: No Rolling Press-in-the-Pan Pie Crust Buttermilk Pastry Pie Crust Easiest All-Butter Pie Crust Ingredients 1 cup salted butter, chilled and … Read more
  • Sausage Pumpkin Pasta
    Spread the love Sausage Pumpkin Pasta is savory, creamy, indulgent and perfectly spiced.  This is hearty, delicious and comforting! Serve this with a  fresh green salad with this quick and amazing Ranch Dressing. And pair it with some Homemade Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread, or Italian Bread Twists for a dinner that’s sure to please! Pumpkin … Read more
  • 5 Minute Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta
    Spread the love This Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta is just what you need on a busy weeknight. Barilla® Ready Pastas are perfect for a family meal in no time! Penne pasta is always a favorite with a special sauce that can make dinnertime even better. For more penne pasta recipes try this Chicken Parmesan Casserole, … Read more
  • Brunch Boxes from Columbus Food Adventures!
    Spread the love Like most things, holidays and holiday shopping are a looking pretty different this year. We’re all doing our part to stay safe and support local businesses, who have been incredibly hard-pressed, and Columbus Food Adventures is here with an easy (and tasty) solution: gift boxes. They have four boxes total: Thanksgiving, Columbus … Read more
  • Why and How to Sweat Apples for Pie
    Spread the love Why and How to Sweat Apples for Pie Say goodbye to runny apple pies forever with this tutorial explaining WHY and HOW to Sweat Apples for Pie. No more soggy bottom crusts or fillings that won’t stay put! Related Recipes Paula Deen’s Apple Pie Recipe Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread … Read more
  • Gold Star Cincinnati Chili
    Spread the love Cincinnati Chili is a classic Midwestern recipe that slow simmers the meat sauce then served over top noodles. This chili is nothing like you have ever had before! This fun, iconic American dish is a staple in the city of Cincinnati. Complete your meal by serving alongside a Greek Salad, a baked potato, and end … Read more
  • Slow Cooker Crack Chicken (Cheddar Ranch Chicken)
    Spread the love This Slow Cooker Crack Chicken (Cheddar Ranch Chicken) is an addicting concoction of chicken, cheese, bacon and perfectly seasoned with ranch dressing. Cooking this in the slow cooker takes all the work out of it and makes it a super simple hearty dinner on busy days. Things are called “crack” for a … Read more
  • Friday Food Bites: October 30, 2020
    Spread the love My name is Nick Dekker, but you can call me “Dr. Breakfast.” I’m a food/travel writer, tour guide, and arts administrator. With my wife Beth and our two boys Will and Owen, we chase down breakfast everywhere we go. You’ll find us exploring coffee, brunch, donuts, beer, bourbon, travel, the arts, and … Read more
  • Meatloaf and Brown Gravy
    Spread the love This Meatloaf and Brown Gravy is a family favorite, this one is made a bit healthier than most, with a mix of half beef and ground turkey plus nutritious oats, topped with a delicious brown gravy – comfort food at its finest! Meatloaf and Brown Gravy This Meatloaf and Brown Gravy is … Read more
  • 5 EASY Tips for a Better Organized Bedroom
    Spread the love 5 EASY Tips for a Better Organized Bedroom There is literally no better feeling than being organized! Or at least my type-A self likes to thinks so 😉 When clutter is at a minimum and everything is in it’s place, I feel a huge sense of calm. I currently live in a two … Read more
  • Cap City Fine Diner & Bar (Grandview) | Columbus, OH
    Spread the love Cap City Fine Diner & Bar | Facebook | IG: @capcitygrandview1299 Olentangy River Rd. (map it!)Columbus, OH 43212(614) 291-3663Open Mon-Thurs, 11:30a-9p; Fri, 11:30a-10p; Sat, 11a-10p; Sunday, 11a-9p (brunch served Sat & Sun, 11a-3p) Visited: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Cap City Diner is one of the mainstays of Cameron Mitchell’s … Read more
  • Perfect Air Fryer Steak
    Spread the love This Air Fryer Steak is impeccably seared on the outside and tender juicy on the inside. Cooking steak in an air fryer will create extra flavor and a delicate texture to truly satisfy everyone in your family! Make this a scrumptious meal with a Caesar Salad, or Garlic Butter Green Beans and … Read more
  • Poached Pear Vol au Vents
    Spread the love This elegant, seasonal dessert will be the perfect ending to your Thanksgiving Day feast. Flaky puff pastry cases hold pockets of white wine-caramel pastry cream, and a fork tender poached pear rests on top of each puff.  I'm always an advocate for individual desserts, mostly because I enjoy having a mini cake … Read more
  • Lasagna Soup
    Spread the love All of the goodness of lasagna is packed into this hearty and delicious soup!  Filled with noodles, ground beef, marinara and cheese, this is a soup that your family will love! Pair this with a nice fresh salad and either Homemade Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread or Focaccia for the perfect nutritious meal. … Read more
  • Winston’s Coffee & Waffles | Columbus, OH
    Spread the love Winston’s Coffee & Waffles | Facebook | IG: @winstonscoffeeandwaffles3589 Indianola Ave. (map it!)Columbus, OH 43214(614) 266-6257Open Mon-Fri, 7a-1p; Sat 8-2p 2020 has been a rough year for restaurants, but I see glimmers of hope in the new places continuing to open in creative and engaging ways. Add to the list: a new … Read more
  • Six Spooky Cocktails for a Spirited Halloween!
    Spread the love Bring the boo(ze) this Halloween with a sweet, spirited cocktail! These six sips are easy to concoct for an evening of magic and mischief. I can't believe Halloween is this weekend! It's one of my favorite holidays, and my excitement always escalates the closer we get to Trick-or-Treat time. We're celebrating in … Read more

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