Mmmmmm! Lasagna with White Sauce

This is not my “usual”  lasagna. I only make it when I crave something creamy, gentle, comforting and a wee bit decadent. After assembling a fairly classic lasagna  made with an easy (not terribly authentic) bolognese,  envelop the entire lasagna with a Parmesan-laced béchamel sauce. When you need a meal that takes care of more than filling one’s belly, try ... Read More »

It’s all about Chocolate on Amy’s Table today

Love Chocolate? I DO and it’s all about CHOCOLATE today on Amy’s Table! Artisan Craft Chocolate with Winemaker John Scharffenberger Seriously Bitter Sweet with Alice Medrich Colonel De Stewart spices it up and shares his  Chocolate Cayenne Cookies Chocolate as an art for Shalini Latour Come see me at the 4th annual CINCINNATI CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Sunday October 13th at Xavier’s Cintas Center Noon-5pm. I will be conjuring up some ... Read More »

September 29: An All American Amy’s Table

  Jeanne Marie Laskas discussed about her book, HIDDEN AMERICA: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work Chef Jennifer Chandler talked Girl’s at the Grill. Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune, good friends and Beer sommeliers, shared about an All-American past time. Alex Hintz, author of MY BEVERLY HILLS KITCHEN, gave his recipes and entertaining ideas ... Read More »

Bon jour mes amis! It’s French week on Amy’s Table!

Michele Scicolone shared her recipe for Cassoulet from The French Slow Cooker Wini Moranville discussed the art of the aperitif and French home cooking in her book, The Bonne Femme Cookbook Mireille Guiliano talked about her approach to life and career and her book Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire Patricia Wells shared fascinating information about truffles and a luscious recipe for ... Read More »

September 15th: An Asian Adventure on Amy’s Table

Laurie David makes her Vietnamese Soup in a Teapot. It is simple, delicious and a fun interactive meal for the whole family. Ming Tsai gives us great advice and the recipe for his Mom’s Famous Vinegared Shrimp. Nate & Mary Kate Tate shares stories of their adventures through China. Nina Simonds shared her wealth of knowledge about Asian cuisine I shared my Inspired Idea  – Asian ... Read More »

September 1st: Locally Grown

Today I chatted with some of my favorite Cincinnatian’s! Cindy Berre gave travel tips for every budget Julie Bauke gets  your unemployed Grad off the couch Rita Heikenfeld talked about how to preserve the harvest and put our herbs to bed Dr. Jon Mendelsohn joined me to talk about how to protect ourselves from sun damage, and how to repair the damage we’ve already ... Read More »

Southern Food, Tropical Cocktails, Literary Travel and a Healthy Soul

Rebecca Lang talked about the elements of Southern food and style, and her book AROUND THE SOUTHERN TABLE Terri Smith shared  her travel tips from OFF THE BEATEN PAGE: Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs & Girls on Getaways Kim Haasarud stirred-up some tropical drinks from her latest 101 Recipe book, 101 Tropical Drinks Dr. Katherine Kelly gave insight on SOUL HEALTH I ... Read More »

Today’s Show: Feeding your Mind, Body and YOU!

Dr. Jesicca Wu discussed her book, Feed your Face, and gave tips on eating for beautiful skin Amy Goodman explained the elements of an effective wardrobe from her book    Darya Pino Rose gave us tips on how to use  food and science to lose weight without dieting Shawnie Haskell talked about the self defense techniques that all women should know I shared my Inspired Idea recipe for French Fries - YUM! Read More »

Broiled Fresh Figs with Honey, Blue Cheese and Walnuts

Fresh figs are a mild mannered version of their dried brethren. You can find black mission  (the sweetest fig of all), brown turkey figs (a little less sweet and milder) during the season. For more on figs, click here. While figs are in season in early summer, the main crop comes in late summer and runs into the fall. Look for ... Read More »

A happier, healthier you!

Elizabeth Somer gave us ideas for back to school nutritious breakfasts and snacks Jessica Cassity talked about her book, Better Each Day: 365 Expert Tips for a Healthier, Happier You Jon Gordon  discussed 7 ways to rethink the daily grind and get happier in the process Tara Parker Pope shared insights on keeping love alive I shared my Inspired Idea recipe – Peanut Butter Banana Flax Seed Muffins Read More »