Tiramisu Buche de Noel

27 December 2014

A Holiday Yule Log, or Buche de Noel, is a cake rolled up and decorated to look like a log. It’s an old tradition for the holidays throughout France. I am obsessed with all things relating to the French culture, and also with tiramisu… so why not combine those two joys together? This year, I decided to pull out all the stops and make a…

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Christmas 2014

25 December 2014

On Christmas Eve, we spent time with family, with stomachs full of charcuterie, kielbasa, and Great Lakes Christmas Ale. We ate the Tiramisu Yule Log that I baked, exchanged presents, took pictures, and watched my dad and uncle’s old home videos. They were troublemakers! On Christmas morning, we had Kringle (a family tradition), opened presents, and spent time with our puppy in a Santa scarf,…

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Dogfish Head IPA Lineup

22 December 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to taste test Dogfish Head’s different IPAs. The lineup – the 60 Minute, 90 Minute, 75 Minute, and 120 Minute IPAs. An occasion that’s been months in the making, for when we finally got our hands on the 120 Minute IPA. We came across Brew Masters, the Dogfish Head documentary on Netflix, and after tasting much of their beer, the…

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Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

20 December 2014

Ever since I can remember, my cousins and I go over to my grandma’s house to help her bake Christmas cookies. She has a special sugar cookie recipe, handwritten on an old notecard, that she makes every year. We make other types of cookies too, mostly from Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, but these sugar cookies are my favorite. They’re fluffy, soft, and pair perfectly with…

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Dinner at Jean Robert’s Table, Cincinnati

19 December 2014

My boyfriend and I haven’t been able to spend a lot of quality time together because we’ve been so busy with work and school lately, so he planned dinner at Jean Robert’s Table, just for us two. I was blown away when he told me he had made reservations. It’s a five star French restaurant in Cincinnati, and you know how much of a Frenchie…

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A Weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan

13 December 2014

This weekend my family and I took a trip to Frankenmuth to celebrate the Christmas season right. We got some lunch at Prost. German Heritage: Locally made Kern’s Pistachio Jagdwurst, Braunschweiger, Summer Sausage, Willie’s Liver and Mushroom Pate with the house caraway and beer mustard, pickles, and sauerkraut. The Classic Panini: Prosciutto and Capocolla, with roasted red peppers, summer greens, Mozzarella, and Italian vinaigrette. After…

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Chef’s Table at Sotto, Cincinnati

11 December 2014

Since I’ll be be leaving my co-op within the next few weeks, my boss took me and another co-worker to dinner last night to thank us for all that we’ve done. She reserved the Chef’s table for us three. We started off with baby kale caesar with anchovies and parmigiano. Then shared plates of fusilli bolognese with meat ragu, tomato, and parmigiano, semolina gnocchi with…

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