Lou’s Libations: A perfect gift

Okay, so you’re late Christmas shopping and ever since DeJoy screwed with the Post Office nothing has been running correctly. Resist the urge to buy some junk from Amazon unless they promise to send Jeff Bezos to space via giant catapult. Give the gift of booze—even if you live in Ohio using Lou’s Libations.

Pineapple orange cocktail

I love a good cider cocktail. In the late summer—those days when it is hot when the sun is up and downright chilly once it sets, there’s nothing like a cocktail that can balance the temperature extremes. That is this cocktail. It is my go-to when I want to impress someone. It feels complicated, perhapsContinue reading “Pineapple orange cocktail”

Stovetop (or grill) pizza

A staple in our diet at home is pizza. Ever since Miracle and I got together there has been pizza—from the Eucharist-thin Dayton-style pizzas to the deep dishes, to ones I once made on English muffins. For the last seven months we have lived around the corner from two pizza places—one with the aforementioned Dayton-styleContinue reading “Stovetop (or grill) pizza”

Swizzle Cider Summer Sipper

When in Cincinnati one must visit Rhinegeist. If you’re not familiar with the Nasty Nati, you may not know that at one point in time, Over the Rhine (OTR to us locals), was considered a bad part of town. It has since been renovated, updated, gentrified, rehabbed, what have you. At any rate, it isContinue reading “Swizzle Cider Summer Sipper”

Canadian bacon

Short one for you all. Nothing goes with breakfast quite like a cut of pork whether it be bacon or sausage or, if you’re from Cincinnati, goetta.  Miracle and I love some Canadian bacon. I prefer to buy as plain of a cut as possible (Miracle’s note to Ryan: you don’t know the difference betweenContinue reading “Canadian bacon”

Taco meat

Taco meat is camping magic. You can put it on chips, mix it into eggs, wrap it up, stir it into queso. It’s a versatile food and making the perfect taco meat is an art. If you’ve ever been subjected to the grisly unseasoned madness of someone who thinks all you need is chili powderContinue reading “Taco meat”