Ohio River Paddlefest – SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

July 31, 2017 at 5:45 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Participate in America’s largest paddling trip!

Paddlefest 2016 brought a record number of paddlers to the Ohio. We’re excited to set a new record in 2017! We will start at Schmidt Recreation Complex in Cincinnati’s East End and take out at the Gilday Riverside Park. Special thanks to our partners at the Cincinnati Recreation Commission who manage both sites.

Enjoy the FREE parking, easy boat drop off & pick up and the speedy shuttle bus ride back to your vehicle.

Along the paddling course you can explore the historic Mill Creek, paddle under 7 bridges, take in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky skylines, and enjoy the live music and refreshments at the “Halfway Celebration” on the Covington shoreline. Then relax at our Finish Line Festival (craft beer, food trucks, vendors & exhibits) before returning by shuttle to your vehicle.

If river conditions are deemed unsafe on August 5, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, August 12.

Where We’re Located
SCHMIDT RECREATION COMPLEX
2944 Humbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Information
Presenter – Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati
Rates – $45
Reservations – Registration required.

Dates and Times
Ohio River Paddlefest
Schmidt Recreation Complex
Sat, Aug 5
7:00 am to 12:30 pm

http://www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org/

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When You Feel Like Baking

July 31, 2017 at 5:25 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Fresh fruit is so plentiful now that I can’t resist baking with some of it. The question is – which fruit to use? Cherries have a short season, so I take advantage of their availability…

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Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

July 31, 2017 at 5:05 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Velveeta/Kraft Dinners | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast on this sunny morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The hot weather has kicked in again, 85 degrees and somewhat humid. Mom wanted a McMuffin for Breakfast so I went to McDonald’s and picked it up for her. Back home did a load of laundry for Mom. About 2:00 I went to the Cincinnati Airport and picked up a friend of mine that was coming to town for a week or so. I took him on to Fairfield and dropped him off at his brother’s place. Good catching up with him. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread.

 

First time using the Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna. The box contains the Pasta, Seasoning, and Velveeta Cheese Sauce. I added the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Water, and Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. The instructions call for Ground Beef but as usual I substitute the Ground Beef with the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Much healthier option with fewer calories, fat, and carbs.

 

 

 

To make the dish; You will need the 1 lb. Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and 2 cups water. Cook the 1 lb. Ground Turkey in large skillet, until no longer pink. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in the Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Top it off with a cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese before serving.

 

 

 

The Lasagna came out fantastic, hot and cheesy! The Seasoning and Cheese was perfect and the Pasta was excellent. Made a very good and hearty Dinner Dish! I also baked a Pillsbury French Bread Loaf. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna

Satisfy your taste buds with great tasting Velveeta Cheesy Skillets. Made with rich and creamy Velveeta cheese sauce it’s liquid gold!
Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Lasagna, 13.1 oz:
* Made with real cheese
* Just add ground beef
* Makes about 5 servings
* Ready in about 20 minutes
* Delectable 13.1-oz Velveeta lasagna

Directions:
Instructions: . You will need. 1 lb. lean ground beef. 2 cups water. Brown 1 lb. lean ground beef in large skillet; drain. Return meat to skillet. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 9 to 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Customize it! Top with cup shredded mozzarella cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size2.5 oz. (70g/About 1/5 Package) as Packaged
Servings Per Container5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories220 Calories
Calories From Fat60 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat7.0 g11.0
Saturated Fat2 G25
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol10 Mg23
Sodium660 Mg28
Total Carbohydrate33.0 g11.0
Dietary Fiber2 G8
Sugars6 G
Protein8.0 g

Crock Pot Pizza Pasta

July 31, 2017 at 4:00 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Today would have been Brother Dear’s 60th birthday. Over the years since his surrender to cancer, I’ve shared some of his favorite dishes to honor and remember him by.  His most favorit…

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Warm Farro Salad with Charred Corn

July 31, 2017 at 9:40 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Do you ever mess up a recipe and then decide that you liked it so much you couldn’t have it any other way? Well, that’s what happened to this Warm Farro Salad with Charred Corn from the…

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Best Ribs ever

July 31, 2017 at 6:27 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I love this recipe. This is another one of those recipes that I’m not quiet sure where I got it from. I had just wrote it down and threw it in my recipe folder with plans of trying it later. …

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One of America’s Favorites – White Hot

July 31, 2017 at 5:48 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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White Hot

The white hot is a variation on the hot dog found primarily in the Rochester, New York area, as well as other parts of Western New York and Central New York. It is composed of a combination of uncured and unsmoked pork, beef, and veal; the lack of smoking or curing allows the meat to retain a naturally white color. White hots usually contain mustard and other spices, and often include a dairy component such as nonfat dry milk.

 

 

 

The white hot, also commonly referred to as a coney, originated in the 1920s in Rochester’s German community as a “white and porky”. It was originally a cheaper alternative to high-price red hot dogs, made of the less desirable meat parts and various fillers; in contrast, modern versions are made from quality meats and are generally sold at higher prices than common hot dogs.

One of the best-known producers of the white hot is Zweigle’s. Although they were not the first to make white hots, they were the first to secure a contract at the Red Wing Stadium soon after Zweigle’s founder Robert Berl began making the dogs in 1925. The white hot has become the official hot dog of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Americans and Rochester Rhinos and was the official hot dog of the Washington Nationals during the major league baseball team’s first season.

Another producer, Hofmann, produces white hots in the Syracuse, New York area under the name “Snappy Grillers”. A third company, Hartmann, is also known to produce white hots.

 

 

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Jambalaya – Vegan

July 31, 2017 at 5:47 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Jambalaya – Vegan. Enjoy Jambalaya Vegan style! Tofu, Rice, and Red Bell Peppers highlight this week’s recipe. It’s from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has an endless selection of recipes for all tastes and cuisines. Check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Jambalaya – Vegan

Bite-sized chunks of meatless sausage lend an authentic flair to this vegan version of a Creole-Cajun classic. Serve with coleslaw, sautéed greens (kale or collards), and fresh corn bread for a hearty, satisfying winter dinner.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups water
1 1/4 cups raw brown rice
2 tablespoons olive oil
14-ounce package Tofurkey or Field Roast vegan sausage links, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 large onion, chopped
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
4 celery stalks, diced
1 medium green or red bell pepper, diced
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
1 teaspoon each: paprika, dried oregano, dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

1 – Combine the water and rice in a saucepan; bring to a rapid simmer, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer gently until the water is absorbed, about 30 to 35 minutes.
2 – Heat the oil in the large skillet. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic, celery, and bell pepper, and sliced sausage links, and continue to sauté until all the vegetables and sausage are lightly browned.
3 – Add the remaining ingredients except the salt. Heat until the tomato liquid simmers, then cover and cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
4 – Combine the skillet mixture with the hot cooked rice in a large serving bowl and toss together thoroughly. Season to taste with salt (and a bit more cayenne if you’d like) and serve at once.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/jambalaya_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 31, 2017 at 5:47 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Roasted Chicken…….

 

Let roasted chicken rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving to allow juices to be distributed throughout the meat. Standing the chicken up with bottom end up allows more juices to run into the drier breast area.

July 31st is National Cotton Candy Day

July 31, 2017 at 5:44 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Five Food Finds about Cotton Candy: Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss. Cotton candy contains only one ingredient: sugar. The process by which cotton candy is made has been around for o…

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