Ohio Festivals Sept. 19-24, 2017

September 20, 2017 at 5:20 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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September 19-23, 2017 Apple Week – Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio
Fall is the favorite season for many in the Midwest, and what better way to welcome in the season with a week dedicated to apples. Sauder Village will be highlighting this fall fruit throughout the week with special apple-themed recipes in our historic homes and hands-on activities. Visitors will also be able to visit our 130 year-old cider mill-it’s a guest favorite! On Friday and Saturday guests can join us for a day of apple butter making! Watch us schnitz and stir our way through a batch of delicious apple butter. Sneak a sample fresh from the kettle and make this harvesting tradition one of your family’s own!

https://saudervillage.org/classes-events

 

September 21-24, 2017 54th Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio
The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has become a tradition for families and friends who come each year to enjoy one of Ohio’s oldest and most popular festivals. Always held during the last full weekend in September, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds. The festival started in 1963 in the basement of the Catholic Church and has has evolved from a small street fair to a premier event with visitors attending from all over the United States. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
http://www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com/

 

September 22-23, 2017 Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic
Cincinnati, Ohio
A celebration of the Midwest through grand tastings, demos, wine seminars, competitions, after parties and more. A portion of proceeds will go to the Freestore Foodbank, the event’s non-profit partner.
https://www.cincinnatifoodandwineclassic.com/

 

September 23-24, 2017 38th Annual Germantown Pretzel Festival
Germantown, Ohio
Fall festival held on the fourth full weekend in September, since 1980, featuring handcrafts, good food, and free entertainment with live music & shows, baked goods & pretzels!
http://pretzelfestival.com/live/

 

September 23-24, 2017 54th Geneva Grape Jamboree – Geneva, Ohio
Celebrates the harvesting of the local grapes. Taste freshly squeezed grape juice, wine, and various other grape products. All grand-stand entertainment, including the grape stomping contest, is free. Miss Grapette is featured in the two giant parades each afternoon. Rides, crafts, food, and other concessions pack the downtown streets during this grape filled weekend.
http://www.grapejamboree.com/

 

September 24, 2017 – Taste of Yesteryear – Peninsula, Ohio
At Hale Farm & Village 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Festival will showcase circa 1900 foods prepared over open wood flame, charcoal, or on potbellied stoves. Individual Chef’s, restaurants and organizations around Northeast Ohio will share their turn-of-the-century creations. Step back in time at as you roam the grounds of Hale Farm & Village, a 200-year-old family farm, now an outdoor living history museum, nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Experience the tastes, smells and lifestyle of early residents of the Cuyahoga Valley. Proceeds from the event will fund the Rotary’s community service programs.
http://tasteofyesteryear.com/

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One-Pan Chicken Recipes

September 14, 2017 at 5:00 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its One-Pan Chicken Recipes. Delicious Chicken Meal, easy to make, and an easy clean up because it’s all in 1 pan! Healthy and Delicious Meals like; Chicken and Pepperoni, Grilled Greek Chicken Salad, and Chicken Focaccia Sandwiches. Find these and many more al at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

One-Pan Chicken Recipes
You don’t have to dread making dinner because of the cleanup after. Our one-pan chicken recipes will delight you with good flavors, easy ingredients, and very little mess. So save those labor-intensive recipes for the weekend, and enjoy one of these dishes tonight!

 

Chicken and Pepperoni
The slow cooker does the work for you in this tantalizing, tomato-base recipe. It’s also quick to put together……..

 

Grilled Greek Chicken Salad
You’ll love all the crunchy ingredients in this main-dish salad — and you’ll love the easy cleanup even more!………

 

Chicken Focaccia Sandwiches
Hearty and satisfying, these sandwiches make a quick lunch or supper and are easy to transport, too!……

 

* Click the link below to get all the One-Pan Chicken Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/30-minute/one-pan-chicken-recipes

Diabetic Ground Beef Recipes

September 13, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Diabetic Ground Beef Recipes. A fantastic variety of Diabetic Friendly Ground Beef Recipes. Recipes including; Firehouse Enchiladas, Zesty Sloppy Joes, and Italian Shepherd’s Pie. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Diabetic Ground Beef Recipes
A little ground beef goes a long way. Add the versatile ingredient to a stew, sandwich, casserole, or pasta dish for extra protein and savory flavor. These delicious and diabetes-friendly ground beef recipes use aromatic herbs and nutrient-rich vegetables that showcase the meat.

 

Firehouse Enchiladas
Indulge for dinner with this rich and spicy Mexican favorite baked as one simple casserole. For just 32 grams of carb, you can have two enchiladas!……

 

Zesty Sloppy Joes
Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and chili powder give this American classic extra-zingy flavor. Make these low-carb ground beef sandwiches for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at any party or barbecue………

 

Italian Shepherd’s Pie
This low-carb diabetic recipe pays homage to Italian cooking by adding Italian sausage, zucchini, and tomato paste to the traditional Scottish comfort food……..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Ground Beef Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/beef/diabetic-ground-beef-recipes

Ohio Festivals – Sept. 15-17, 2017

September 13, 2017 at 5:21 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Some great Festivals this weekend in Ohio!

September 15-16, 2017 Jamestown Bean Festival – Jamestown, Ohio
All during the Festival the bean tent is open serving bean soup, Mexican beans, baked beans, burgers, chops, sausages and more. On Saturday morning the Fire Department has a really great pancake and sausage breakfast at the fire house. Auction with lots of items donated by local businesses -Some really good stuff for some really good prices for some really good causes! The money raised during the event goes back into the community and donations for many causes the Lions help with. (also: http://www.jtchamber.com/ )

http://www.ohio.org/events/jamestown-lions-club-bean-festival

September 15-17, 2017 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area of Fifth Street to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance! Seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And more than 1,300 barrels of beer, or 1.6 million ounces, are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, the approximate capacity of a small microbrewery. Attendance: 500,000.

http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

September 15-17, 2017 19th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Albany, Ohio
A fun-filled and educational event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the Pawpaw. Delectable foods, quality entertainment, and unique arts & crafts. Special events include competitions for the best pawpaw, best pawpaw-related work of art, pawpaw cook-off, and the ever-popular pawpaw-eating contest. Presentations will cover pawpaw growing, cooking, and other related topics.

https://ohiopawpawfest.com/

September 16, 2017 Firehouse Clam & Steak Extravaganza
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
‘Firehouse Clam Bake & Food Extravaganza’ Live music! Old Firehouse Winery, Geneva-on-the-Lake.

http://www.oldfirehousewinery.com/

September 16-17, 2017 Johnny Appleseed Festival – Lisbon, Ohio
Many local organizations provide old fashioned apple butter, apple ice cream, apple fritters & apple dumplings. There is an apple pie baking contest along with 35 food concessions, arts & crafts including yarn spinning, goat milk soap, chain saw wood crafts, dunk tank, games, dancing, music and theatre.

http://www.lisbonareachamber.com/

September 16-17, 2017 Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton, Ohio
Always 3rd full weekend in September. Entertainment, exhibits, food, parade and more!

https://www.porkfestival.org/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 22, 2017 at 5:24 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Use the tongs……

 

Always use tongs, instead of a fork, for turning meat to prevent the loss of juices due to piercing.

One of America’s Favorites – Pork Ribs

August 21, 2017 at 5:16 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 1 Comment
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Balinese roasted pork ribs

Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.

 

 

 

 

Cuts of pork ribs
Several different types of ribs are available, depending on the section of rib cage from which they are cut. Variation in the thickness of the meat and bone, as well as levels of fat in each cut, can alter the flavor and texture of the prepared dish. The inner surface of the rib cage is covered by a layer of connective tissue (pleura) that is difficult to cook tender; it is usually removed before marinating or cooking.

Baby back ribs

Baby back ribs served with fries and cornbread

Baby back ribs (also back ribs or loin ribs) are taken from the top of the rib cage between the spine and the spare ribs, below the loin muscle. They have meat between the bones and on top of the bones, and are shorter, curved, and sometimes meatier than spare ribs. The rack is shorter at one end, due to the natural tapering of a pig’s rib cage. The shortest bones are typically only about 3 in (7.6 cm) and the longest is usually about 6 in (15 cm), depending on the size of the hog. A pig side has 15 to 16 ribs (depending on the breed), but usually two or three are left on the shoulder when it is separated from the loin. So, a rack of back ribs contains a minimum of eight ribs (some may be trimmed if damaged), but can include up to 13 ribs, depending on how it has been prepared by the butcher. A typical commercial rack has 10–13 bones. If fewer than 10 bones are present, butchers call them “cheater racks”.

Spare ribs

Spare ribs cut into riblets with Chinese barbecue sauce

* Spare ribs, also called “spareribs” or “side ribs”, are taken from the belly side of the rib cage, below the section of back ribs and above the sternum (breast bone). Spare ribs are flatter and contain more bone than meat, but more fat that can make the ribs more tender than back ribs. The term “spare ribs” is a Middle English corruption (via “sparrib”) of “rippspeer”, a Low German term that referred to racks of meat being roasted on a turning spit.
* St. Louis style ribs (or St. Louis cut spare ribs) have had the sternum bone, cartilage, and rib tips (see below) removed. The shape is almost rectangular.
* Kansas City style ribs are trimmed less closely than the St. Louis style ribs, and have the hard bone removed.
Rib tips
Rib tips are short, meaty sections of rib attached to the lower end of the spare ribs, between the ribs and the sternum. Unlike back ribs or spare ribs, the structure of the rib is provided by dense costal cartilage, not bone. Rib tips are cut away from the spare ribs when preparing St. Louis style spare ribs.

Riblets

Smoked country style pork ribs

Riblets are prepared by butchers by cutting a full set of spare ribs approximately in half. This produces a set of short, flat ribs where the curved part of the rib is removed and gives them a more uniform look. Loin back ribs don’t always have this removed. When not removed they have a rounded look to them and are often referred to as baby back ribs. Another product (imprecisely) called riblets is actually the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae. Riblets used to be thrown out by butchers, but have become popular due to their excellent flavor and lower cost.

Button ribs (or feather bones) are often confused with riblets mostly because Applebee’s sells these as “riblets”. In fact, what Applebee’s sells is found just past the ribs near the back bone, just underneath the tenderloin. This cut of meat actually has no bones, but instead has “buttons” of cartilaginous material with meat attached.

Rib tips (or brisket) are found at the bottom of the spare ribs by the sternum. The rib tips have a high proportion of cartilage. The rib tips give the spare ribs a rounded appearance. In an attempt to give the meat a more uniform appearance and make it easier to eat, this piece is sometimes removed, and the remaining spare ribs are referred to as Saint Louis style ribs.

Other cuts and preparations

Crown rib roast of pork with apples

* Button ribs are flat, circular-shaped bones located at the sirloin end of the loin. They are not actually ribs, as they are not taken from the rib cage. The button ribs consist of the last four to six bones on the backbone; they do not have actual ribs connected to them. The meat on the button ribs consists of meat that covers each button and connects them together.
* Country-style ribs are cut from the blade end of the loin close to the pork shoulder. They are meatier than other rib cuts. They contain no rib bones, but instead contain parts of the shoulder blade (scapula).
* Rib roast (or bone-in pork loin rib roast, bone-in loin rib roast, center cut rib roast, prime rib of pork, standing rib roast) is a whole pork loin with the back ribs attached. They can be up to 2 ft long and 6 in thick. They are sold whole or in sections.
* Rib chops are pork steaks or chops that include a back rib bone and the loin meat attached. They are lean and tender.
* Rib patties – The meat from the ribs is taken off the bone and ground to make rib patties. McDonald’s McRib patties contain pork meat mostly from non-rib sections of the hog.
* Christmas ribs – About half of Norwegian families eat oven-cooked rib at Christmas Eve. Normally, they are referred to as ribbe or juleribbe. Traditional recipes include steaming half an hour before cooking in the oven to achieve a crisp surface.

 

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 21, 2017 at 5:13 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Dorthy A. for passing this hint along………

 

When grilling fatty meat, place a few pieces of stale bread in the bottom of the grill pan to absorb fatty spills.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 20, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grilling……..

 

Always preheat your grill for at least 5 minutes before cooking. Fire that grill up!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 19, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Wood Chips……..

 

To extend the lives of hickory or oak wood chips, soak them in water a few minutes. Then scatter the wood chips into the coals to add aroma to the barbecue.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 18, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Skewers…….

 

To grill or BBQ foods on bamboo skewers, first soak the skewers in water for about 20 minutes. This will prevent them from burning during cooking.

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