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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Is there anyone that doesn’t just love carrot cake? I think not! This one is rich and moist and spicy. I make it into 24 cupcakes (with a little batter left over) and reduce the bake time to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Carrot cake gets better a day or two after it’s baked, so ... Read More »

Stylin’ with 15 Minutes of Fame guests

15 Minutes of Fame is my new speaker series at New Riff where 3 guests, tied together by one word,  each speak for 15 minutes. This week on Amy’s Table, we’re Style’n with speakers: Amy Kirchen, Ready-to-Wear Designer. Allison Hines, Butcher Betties Meats and Sweets Owner. Molly Wellman, Celebrity Mixologist and Author. Christopher Sanders, Tattoo Artist and Painter. I shared my Inspired ... Read More »

Strategies for lots of life’s trickier issues

Are you a victim of the Impostor Syndrome? Learn how to overcome it with Valerie Young. Listen to the interview.  Discover the alchemy and intention of food with The Mystic Cookbook with Meadow Lynn. Listen to the interview.  Learn how to do things Cheaper, Better, Faster with Mary Hunt. Listen to the interview. Browse the Beer Lover’s Handbook with John Schlimm. Listen to the interview.  Sign up to ... Read More »

FALLing for Cincinnati

This week on Amy’s Table at 8  I chatted with: Ruthann Spears, Cincinnati Parks Event Manager, about THE RIVER GRILL BEFORE THE BIG CHILL Wendy Beckman, author of FOUNDERS AND FAMOUS FAMILIES OF CINCINNATI –  a veritable Who’s Who of Cincinnati history “Pie Maven”  with local ties Teeny Lamothe , author of TEENY’S TOUR OF PIE Paleontologist Dr. Brenda Hunda from The Cincinnati Museum Center   Read More »

RECIPE: Beer Nuts!

Amy Tobin in the HOUSE!  With all the great beers here in Cincinnati, how about BEER NUTS! Here is what you need! 1/3 cup IPA ½ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce 3 cups (14 to 16 ounces) salted mixed nuts Pinch cayenne Pinch salt Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet ... Read More »

Cozy Comfort Food- and a great fundraiser for Circle Tail Service Dogs

Michelle Scicolone shares  slow cooker tips and a great vegetable soup recipe. Listen to the interview. Stephanie Stiavetti, co-author of  the MELT cookbook shares tips and techniques for stunning Mac N Cheeses.  Listen to the interview. Circle Tail’s Jen Kiblinger talks about their mission and the annual fundraiser that helps support it. (I hope you’ll come- I’m the MC again ... Read More »

Alternate points of view on food

  This week I chatted with: Margaret Marshall, author of Body, Mind and Mouth Dan Shannon, co-author of Betty Goes Vegan Dr. Joel Furman, author of The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan Danielle Walker, blogger and author of Against all Grain and Meals Made Simple Read More »