Review – Pip’s Island – an entertaining place for children in NYC

If you have children between ages four and ten and will be visiting New York City (or live here already) you should pay a visit to Pip's Island. Located at 9th Avenue and 42nd Street on the island of Manhattan, it is very easy to find. An interactive group activity for child Explorers (and their … Continue reading Review – Pip’s Island – an entertaining place for children in NYC

National Chili Day – and my choice is Cincinnati Style!

Today is National Chili Day and most people assume that means sautéed meat, kidney beans and a rough tomato sauce. For me it means a delicious Mediterranean influenced smooth meat sauce spooned over spaghetti, topped by chopped raw onion, finely shredded Colby cheese and sprinkled with oyster crackers. For the uninitiated, this is Cincinnati Chili. … Continue reading National Chili Day – and my choice is Cincinnati Style!

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

Brownies are good. Add a layer of cream cheese inside or on the top and they are even better. Last Thanksgiving I made a Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie recipe that was well received. Here's a link to the recipe: https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/pumpkin-cheesecake-brownies/ The website where this can be found has a number of good recipes. It would be … Continue reading National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio

During the holidays I visited relatives in Cincinnati and having some downtime I visited an attraction there for the first time. The American Sign Museum is a pretty cool place if rather small and crowded. They have collected and restored old signage with lots of nostalgic appeal (even a set of Burma Shave signs). Lots … Continue reading American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tired of Turkey? Come to Cincinnati Night at Edwards NYC for alternative!

Had enough of Thanksgiving leftovers?  You are in luck! In New York City you will find Edwards Restaurant serving Cincinnati favorites: Montgomery Inn Ribs, LaRosa's Pizza, Skyline Chili (cheese coneys and 4 ways), and Graeters' Ice Cream!  I have focused enough on them on this blog because I often visit. See some of my delicious … Continue reading Tired of Turkey? Come to Cincinnati Night at Edwards NYC for alternative!

National Scrapple Day – for me that means Goetta!

Today is National Scrapple Day.  Scrapple came to be when butchering communities sold off the valuable cuts of an animal and used the remaining parts with a filler like flour and cornmeal and added spices.  After letting the mixture solidify, they sliced it and fried it to create a nutritious and filling and delicious meal. … Continue reading National Scrapple Day – for me that means Goetta!