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I Love to Eat – November 2017 Edition

I Love to Eat – November 2017 Edition

I always enjoy sharing some of my favorite places to eat – for date nights or family nights. So you might have already read my older posts about favorite restaurants. But since I’m always out trying new things, here’s the latest installment.

Holtman’s Donuts – West Chester (and OTR and Loveland)

Holtman’s Donuts have been a family favorite for quite awhile. We discovered them down in Over the Rhine and have often brought them home for the next morning many times. However, now there is one closer to our house and it is just dangerous. They truly are some of the best donuts I’ve ever had. And I like just the basic glazed. They have crazy varieties (maple bacon anyone?), but again, I go with the traditional. Yum.

16 Lots Brewing Company – Mason

We usually have a good idea of the breweries on the horizon. But this one? It just popped up out of nowhere on us. Like the new Holtman’s, this one is located near our house which will probably make it a regular stop for us. Not only is the location key, but it is also family friendly AND has Mad Monks Pizza onsite. We ordered a pizza and salads and they were very yummy. The kids enjoyed playing shuffleboard and darts with their friends.

Nada & Bru Burger – Downtown Cincinnati

We’ve been downtown lately for a couple of Aronoff shows. If given the opportunity, we like to eat beforehand or afterwards downtown. Nada and Bru Burger both do not disappoint. Like my previously posted favorite, Prime, these restaurants are right next to the Aronoff and take reservations. Bru Burger has a better family friendly menu in my opinion. Nada has a more date-night feel to me. You can’t go wrong with either. At Bru Burger, try the BBQ nachos! And at nada, the guacamole is beyond fantastic and be sure to order the salmon or pork belly tacos.

Incline Public House – Price Hill

This is a hidden gem. I mostly love going here during the warmer times of the year when I can sit on the patio and enjoy the view of the city. Everything on the menu is delicious. Just go.

Alfio’s buon cibo – Hyde Park Square

I saved the best for last and have zero photos. All I can say is WOW. Make a reservation now. Just do it. Order the appetizer empanada quatro. Share some ravioli. You must try the short rib ravioli at least once. But be warned, because it is very rich. A half serving is almost enough for most people. Andy got the ravioli duo – short rib and five cheese angus. I got the scallops and shrimp diavolo. Both were delicious and shareable. We were too full for dessert…even too full for a stop at Graeter’s on the square.

Where should I eat next?

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Oven-Baked Deli Sandwich

Oven-Baked Deli Sandwich

This sandwich is perfect for many occasions. You can easily make one and deliver it to someone who is in need of a meal. The great thing is that it can also be frozen! Make one to eat and one to freeze for later! It is also easy to modify – choose your own meat

Crock-Pot Carnitas

Crock-Pot Carnitas

Save Print Crock-Pot Carnitas   Ingredients 2-4 lb Pork Roast 1 bottle Goya Mojo marinade Tortillas Shells Red Onion Cheese Sour Cream Cilantro Limes Instructions Place pork roast in the crock-pot. Pour entire bottle of Goya Mojo marinade over the pork. Cook on low for about 8-10 hours depending on your crock-pot. Shred pork. The

Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili

  Save Print Chicken Chili   This chicken chili is super easy to throw together. Plus, you can make it in a crock pot and keep it warm for hours. Ingredients 2-3 Chicken breasts or 2 large cans of Hormel Chunk Chicken drained, rinsed, and shredded 4 – 15 ½ oz cans Great Northern Beans

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash can seem intimidating. It’s really not that complicated. This simple recipe is one of my fall favorites. It all caramelizes together in the oven. So yummy! Give it a try for a not-so-ordinary side dish.   Save Print Roasted Butternut Squash   Ingredients Butternut Squash Peeled and Cubed Butter Brown Sugar Instructions Preheat

Wildtree Skillet Meals – A Pantry Staple!

Wildtree Skillet Meals – A Pantry Staple!

It was about a year ago when I was introduced to Wildtree and their concept of the Freezer Meal Workshop. I even admitted then that I was a naysayer. Well, a year later and I am a total advocate for these products. BUT I do NOT sell them. So this isn’t even a sales pitch!

Easy Potato Soup

Easy Potato Soup

Another fall favorite in our house? Soups! Yesterday was the perfect day to throw together this Easy Potato Soup in the crock pot and let it simmer all day. This one is actually super easy and tastes delicious. Save Print Easy Potato Soup   Ingredients 4 cans of diced potatoes (or 2 large cans) 1½

Crock Pot Roast

Crock Pot Roast

  It definitely is beginning to look and feel like fall outside. The perfect week for crock pot meals. I made this pot roast yesterday and decided to update my recipe. I did NOT use the Lipton Soup Mix this time (the picture below is from last year). Instead I substituted my Wildtree Absolutely Onion

Tinga de Pollo – Kroger’s Taste of Mexico

Tinga de Pollo – Kroger’s Taste of Mexico

If you have been in a Kroger over the past few weeks and have NOT noticed the Taste Of Mexico displays, you must have gone in with your eyes closed! Kroger has been celebrating the Taste Of Mexico this month with special events, recipes and tastings within the store. We tried out a few new

Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake

This is still my go-to dish when I need to take something to a new mom, a busy mom, etc. It’s the perfect recipe to throw together and deliver. In fact, I delivered a couple today!   Prep: 20 minutesCook: 20 minutesServes: 6-8 adults 12-16 oz. Penne or Rotini pasta1 lb. ground beef1 cup chopped

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

  This is another so delicious recipe I got from my great neighbor Mod Housewife!  You should definitely follow her for yummy recipes, interior design help, fashion trends, etc.  Here is my version of her Chicken Parmesan recipe.   Ingredients: 4 Chicken Breasts 3/4 Cup Olive Oil Salt Pepper 2 Cups Bread Crumbs with Italian Seasoning 1/2