Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Pass me a beer………..

If you’re grilling a steak on a closed barbecue, here’s a net hint to impress your friends. Open a can of beer and place it on the hottest part of the grill. It will boil and keep the meat moist, while adding flavor too.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT and; EAT)

March 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT & EAT). When Irish Eyes are Smiling….. and they will be if you serve them this week’s recipe of CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT & EAT). You’ll be using the Wild Idea Buffalo – Corned Brisket. How you eat it is all up to you! Serve as Sandwiches or Heat it up with some of your favorite Beer and Sliced Cabbage. Irish Eyes will be Smiling! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT & EAT)
For Sandwiches: Thaw brisket in the refrigerator. Our Corned Brisket is ready to eat. Simply slice for sandwiches or add to a charcuterie board.

Heating Instructions: Thaw brisket in the refrigerator. Place the Corned Brisket, the juices from the package and a cup or two of your favorite beer in a heavy pot, cover and bring to a light boil. Top the corned brisket with sliced cabbage, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/corned-buffalo-brisket-heat-eat

One of America’s Favorites – Beer Cheese (spread)

September 14, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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8 ounce tub of original Beer Cheese

Beer cheese is a cheese spread most commonly found in Kentucky. Similarly named cheese products can be found in other regions of the United States, but beer cheese spread itself is not widely distributed. There are a number of different brands that are popular, most are similar in taste and texture.

Commercially produced beer cheese spread usually consists of a processed cheese base with a sharp cheddar flavor, while homemade varieties almost always start with sharp cheddar cheese. To this, enough beer is added to provide flavor and texture, as well as garlic, and a variety of spices including dry mustard, horseradish and cayenne pepper. Most varieties come in “mild” and “hot” versions, but all tend to have a strong garlic flavor. Beer cheese is traditionally served with saltine crackers, though it can be found served with various other crackers and crudités, most often as an appetizer.

While there are conflicting stories about beer cheese’s origins, it appears to have first been served in the 1940s at a restaurant in Clark County, Kentucky known as Johnny Allman’s. The owner of the restaurant, John Allman, credited the invention of the cheese spread to his cousin, Joe Allman, a chef in Phoenix, Arizona. Joe’s Southwestern influence is said by some to explain the spread’s spicy nature. The original Johnny Allman’s restaurant has changed ownership a couple of times since the 1940’s and is currently Hall’s on the River, located on the Kentucky River in Winchester, KY. The original beer cheese is still served at Hall’s on the River.

On February 21, 2013, the Kentucky Legislature decreed Clark County as the birthplace of beer cheese.

An annual Beer Cheese Festival is held in downtown Winchester, Kentucky (the county seat of Clark County) featuring local arts & crafts vendors as well as both commercial and amateur recipe contests.

 

 

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Smoky Chipotle Chili

April 25, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is a Smoky Chipotle Chili. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Boneless Beef Chuck Pot Roast, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Garlic, Diced Tomatoes with Green Peppers and Onions, Beer, Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, Kidney Beans, Masa Harina, and Sour Cream. I can smell that aroma now! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Smoky Chipotle Chili
This ‘fan’tastic super bowl of chili is sure to become a Game Day (or any day) favorite, plus score extra points for the fact that is is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and vitamin B6.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck pot roast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable oil – divided use
1 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions, undrained
1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
2 tablespoons adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 (15-ounce) can black, kidney or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons masa harina*
Sour cream for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut beef pot roast into 1/2-inch pieces. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot; brown beef in batches and remove from stockpot. Season with salt.
2 – Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same stockpot over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add beef, tomatoes, beer, adobo sauce and chipotle peppers; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
3 – Stir in beans and masa harina*; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Serve with sour cream, as desired.
Makes 6 servings.

*3 tablespoons all-purpose flour mixed with 1/2 cup water can be substituted for masa harina.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 24 calories; 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 75 mg cholesterol; 887 mg sodium; 18 g carbohydrate; 3.9 g fiber; 32 g protein; 9.1 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 3.2 mcg vitamin B12; 5.1 mg iron; 32.6 mcg selenium; 6.9 mg zinc; 0.7 mg choline.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/smoky_chipotle_chili_recipe.html

Mukilteo Turkey Slammer

March 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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I’ve got a second Jennie – O Turkey Burger to pass along, Mukilteo Turkey Slammer. Nothing like a delicious Burger and a Beer, well how about a Beer in your Burger! This one is made using JENNIE-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Cheese Curds, Salt, Pepper, 1 Can of Beer, Hamburger Buns, Lettuce, Tomato, and Red Onion. Ground Turkey, Cheese Curds, and Beer has to be a great Burger! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Mukilteo Turkey Slammer
Love burgers? Love cheese curds? How about beer? These turkey patties combine the above ingredients to become the answer to your burger prayers. Under 300 calories per serving!
Ingredients
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
¾ cup cheese curds, chopped
salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired
1 (12-ounce) can beer
4 hamburger buns, split, buttered and toasted
4 lettuce leaves
4 slices tomato
4 slices red onion

Directions
1 – In mixing bowl, combine turkey, cheese curds, salt and pepper, if desired. Shape into 4 patties, approximately ½-inch thick.

2 – Preheat non-stick skillet over medium high. Place patties in skillet and cook 6 minutes per side. Add beer to skillet, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes to infuse beer flavor. Always cook turkey to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

3 – Place patty on bottom half of bun. Top with lettuce, tomato, onion and bun top.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 290
Protein 36g
Carbohydrates 24g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Fat 3g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 440mg
Saturated Fat 1g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/520-mukilteo-turkey-slammer

BOCKFEST RETURNS FOR 28TH YEAR February 28 – March 1, 2020

February 26, 2020 at 11:47 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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BOCKFEST RETURNS FOR 28TH YEAR

Join us on February 28 – March 1, 2020 as we celebrate 28 years of the funkiest festival in Cincinnati!
Friday February 28, 2020 – Steps off at 6PM

Starting at Arnold’s – Cincinnati’s oldest saloon – the Bockfest parade presented by Kroger and the On the Rhine Eatery is traditionally lead by a goat pulling a keg and the reigning Sausage Queen along with the official parade marshal. It travels up Sycamore Street to 12th Street to Main Street to Bockfest Hall and ends with the blessing of the bock beer. This officially marks the beginning of a weekend of festive celebration that might end in blaming a goat on your horizontal position. Goats, the German Renaissance, beer, irreverence and originality are all highly esteemed aspects of a parade entry. There are no fire trucks for the kids. In the past, entries have included faux-monks pulling a Trojan goat, futon queens, German beer bands, a four-poster bed pulled by slave labor, goats on Segways, a leather-clad whip wench with a huge whip, and patriotic chants of “drink more beer.” As usual, you can bring your favorite canine to walk with “The Bocking Dogs.”

The Bockfest Parade presented by Kroger and On the Rhine Eatery will be held on Friday February 28, 2020. The parade will start to form in front of Arnold’s Bar and Grill, located at 210 East 8th Street, at 5:00PM and steps off on at 6:00PM. The Bockfest Parade is Cincinnati’s funkiest and most entertaining parade. It can be watched from the street or from a number of participating venues along the route.

 

Celebrate the Coming of Spring, Over-the-Rhine’s brewing heritage, and bock beer at the largest Bockfest in the United States. Join us on February 28 – March 1, 2020 as we celebrate 28 years of the funkiest festival in Cincinnati!

There is something for everyone at the at one of the participating venues or at Bockfest Hall (located at the Christian Moerlein Brewery at 1621 Moore Street, Cincinnati 45202)!

Party Like a Bockstar on Friday night by watching the Parade presented by Kroger and On the Rhine Eatery and beer blessing, then enjoying great food, cold bock beer, and live music including headliner the Naked Karate Girls.

Saturday morning starts off with the Bockfest 5K, then you can tap into the Bock Beer Blowout featuring local bock beer tastings with over 18 bocks on draft, homebrew competitions, historic brewery walking tours, Bockfeast Pig Roast, and fun beer games pitting local breweries vying for the coveted Brewers Cup.

Saturday night kicks back into high gear with the Billygoat Ball with more cold bock beer, the Beard Baron and Sausage Queen competitions, and headliner The Rusty Griswolds!

Bring the kids to Bockfest Hall on Sunday for Bock, Brunch, and Bavarians. The family fun starts with the Little Links childrens’ pageant and features kid-friendly games and petting zoo – plus Goat Yoga, the Bockfeast Pig Roast Dinner and Bock Bloody Mary Bar. The .05K Fun “Run” raises funds for the Brewing Heritage Trail and Continental Sunday showcases our rich heritage with live German music and dancing, steins and breweriana, historic brewery walking tours, and a series of local history talks.

Make sure to visit all the participating venues throughout the neighborhood with special offers all weekend long. The best part is Bockfest is FREE!

About Bockfest
Bockfest is first and foremost, a community event. In addition to throwing a great, three day long party, our goal is to celebrate and support our local community. We work to grow Bockfest every year, to increase attendance, to grow the parade, to add events, and to raise more money to spread the word. However, as enthusiastic as we are about growing the festival and sharing it with an increasingly wider range of America, we are unwavering in our commitment to keep Bockfest unique, authentic and local. There is no charge to the public to attend Bockfest and we work to include all types of local businesses because our goal is to promote Over-the-Rhine, its rich heritage, and the people who live and work here to as broad of an audience as we can reach.
http://www.bockfest.com/

Ohio festivals October 16-21, 2019

October 16, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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October 16-19, 2019 Circleville Pumpkin Show – Circleville, Ohio
Ohio’s oldest and largest festival. Pumpkin growing competition, Miss Pumpkin Queen, World’s Largest Pumpkin Pie, fruit & vegetable displays, hog calling, egg toss, pumpkin toss, pie eating, baked goods, parades, entertainment.
https://www.pumpkinshow.com/

October 18-19, 2019 Annual Van Wert County Apple Festival
Van Wert, Ohio
Includes Apple Festival, Rib Fest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, and much more. Van Wert County Fairgrounds.
http://www.vanwertcountyfair.com/apple-festival/

October 18-20, 2019 Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival – Coshocton, Ohio
Smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire and enjoy artisans & crafters, music, contests and demonstrations in historic Roscoe Village.
https://www.roscoevillage.com/events

October 19-26, 2019 11th Cleveland Beer Week – Cleveland, Ohio
Featuring 300 keg tapping, beer sipping events throughout greater Cleveland. From special tappings, tastings and dinners to leisure activities and educational programs, there is something for everyone At Cleveland Beer Week. Established in 2009, Cleveland Beer Week is a not-for-profit celebration that raises awareness of the craft beer industry and promotes patronage at local establishments. But we are also philanthropic—proceeds from all of Cleveland Beer Week’s flagship events benefit the Malone Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund helps deserving students with scholarship money towards college. With over a 90% graduation rate – these students are worth getting behind!
http://www.clevelandbeerweek.org/

October 21, 2019 Flavors of Northeast Ohio – Cleveland, Ohio
Take your dining experience to the next level. At Flavors you’ll do more than just eat the food, you will witness culinary experts craft a meal tableside. This is one dinner that goes above and beyond the usual restaurant fare! Unleash your inner “foodie” and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education, and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.
https://alfflavors.org/northeastohio/

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati September 20-22, 2019

September 19, 2019 at 10:39 AM | Posted in Festivals | 2 Comments
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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI
2nd & Race
2nd & 3rd Streets between Elm and Walnut
Cincinnati, OH 45202

FESTIVAL HOURS
Friday, September 20, 2019 | 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

  • Oktoberfest need-to-knows
    Price: It’s free, but you may not bring in outside drinks or food. Also, no pets, skateboards, bikes, rollerblades, poles.
  • Events: Gemuetlicheit Games (beer barrel rolling, beer serving races) 11 a.m. Sept 20
  • Opening Ceremonies: Noon Sept. 20
  • Chicken Dance: 5 p.m. Saturday, all stages
  • Stein Hoist competitions at the Sam Adams Beer Garden, 2nd and Walnut; 4 and 6 p.m. Friday: 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Entertainment throughout the day on nine stages.
  • Parking: There are plenty of parking garages not far from the fest. The streetcar will be running, making it possible to park farther north and avoid congestion.

LOCATION
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati takes places on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets, downtown.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams and Amazon, is America’s largest Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is held on 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Elm and Walnut in downtown Zinzinnati. There are many public and private parking garages downtown within walking distance of the festival site.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati showcases the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America’s largest Oktoberfest with more than 575,000 people attending each year.

What do we eat?
According to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, grazing gourmets created the following Statistiken with their gluttonous consumption at a previous Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. These Zahlen were gleaned from an extensive survey of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati food vendors:

87,542 metts
64,000 sauerkraut balls
24,640 potato pancakes
20,000 cream puffs
6,000 jumbo pickles
1,875 lbs. German potato salad
700 pigtails
80,500 bratwurst
56,250 sausages
23,004 soft pretzels
16,002 strudel
3,600 lbs. sauerkraut
702 lbs. Limburger cheese
400 pickled pigs feet

Please note: Pets, (unless used for handicap assistance), bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, poles and sticks are prohibited in the event site during operating hours. No coolers, bottles, cans, or alcoholic beverages can be brought into the event site.
http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

Ohio Festivals September 20-22, 2019

September 17, 2019 at 7:10 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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September 20-22, 2019 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 21, 2019 Firehouse Clam and 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 21-22, 2019 Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton, Ohio
Always 3rd full weekend in September. Entertainment, exhibits, food, parade and more! Every year the festival is packed with thing to do and see. It lasts all weekend long because there is simply too much to cram into one day! But if there’s one things everyone agrees on, it’s that the food is always out-of-sight awesome! Over the course of the weekend, a lot of people eat a lot of pork.
https://www.porkfestival.org/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 28, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Have a beer……………

Next time you grill a Steak – If you’re grilling a steak on a closed barbecue, here’s a neat trick to try. Open a can of beer and place it on the hottest part of the grill. It will boil and keep the meat moist, while adding flavor, too.

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