Ohio Festivals July 27th – 31st

July 27, 2022 at 1:00 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Ohio Festivals July 27th – 31st

July 27-August 7, 2022 167th Ohio State Fair – Columbus, Ohio
Rediscover the Ohio State Fair! All of your fair favorites will return. You’ll be able to walk through the barn, see the iconic butter cow, try some deep-fried food on a stick, listen to music, browse arts exhibitions, watch performances by the All-Ohio State Fair Band and Youth Choir, visit with Smokey Bear, learn about agriculture, and so much more. Attendance: 800,000.

July 29-30, 2022 Annual Canal Winchester Blues and Ribfest
Canal Winchester, Ohio
As Ohio’s only all-Blues & Rib-themed festival, this event draws serious rib and blues aficionados from around the state. Sizzling hot ribs and authentic live blues are served up on the streets of historic downtown Canal Winchester Ohio. Fun activities for children and a wine/beer garden for our Blues and Rib lovers over 21 years old will be available.

July 30-, 2022 8th Annual Ohio Eggfest – Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio Eggfest is a fundraising, cooking competition that features The Big Green Egg grill. It is free to register a cook team and there are $2,000 in cook team prizes. Tickets can be purchased to taste all of the cook teams foods. Discounted Big Green Eggs can also be purchased. 100% of all the proceeds from this event go to Cancer Research. We have raised over $250,000 in the first 7 years!

Summer Food Fest 2022 Sat 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT and Sun, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

July 13, 2022 at 10:59 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Join us in a celebration of Cincinnati’s outdoor favorites—street food, music, and festival games—at a chill outdoor festival perfect for the entire family!
Saturday, July 16th 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Sunday, July 17th 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Coney Island Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave 45230

Limited tickets available

Come eat with us at Coney Island for some family-friendly fun!

About this event
Make the most of your summer by gathering the family for an action-packed outdoor weekend! The festival offers food, music, and games for everyone to enjoy.

Sample the best food and drink from around the city without ever leaving the venue. Coney Island is a classic Cincinnati location with a history of wholesome family entertainment.

Kick off the fun by purchasing your tickets now!

Big thanks to our sponsors: Chinet, Hershey, Home Chef, St. Pierre, Stonefire, and partner Make-A-Wish

Ohio Festivals June 9th – 12th, 2022

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June 9-11, 2022 16th Annual Bolivar Strawberry Festival – Bolivar, Ohio
Our hometown Strawberry Festival will be a week earlier than usual in 2022. Our committee continues to bring new ideas to mesh with good old traditions – and we hope this year’s event is the biggest and best ever! · Bands and beer in the adult tent. · Queen Pageant. · Miss Berry Princess Pageant. · Little Miss Shortcake Pageant. · Strawberry Eating Contest. · Carnival Rides. · Food and drink concessions. · Vendors and crafters. · Firemen’s Parade. · STRAWBERRIES!


June 10-11, 2022 Annual Pork Rind Heritage Festival – Harrod, Ohio
The Pork Rind Heritage Festival offers family fun, entertainment, and Rudolph Foods’ famous popped pork rinds. The two day event includes live entertainment, corn hole tournaments, a 5K Run, and much more for the whole family. Second weekend in June.


June 10-12, 2022 Versailles Poultry Days – Versailles, Ohio
The annual event will have chicken dinners, entertainment, Miss Chick and Little Miss Poultry Days contests, rides and games for all ages, two parades, kiddie tractor pull, 5K Run, arts, crafts, flower, and photography shows, and the greatest Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in the world! Attendance: 25,000.


June 10-12, 2022 57th Strawberry Festival – Bedford, Ohio
Presented by the Bedford Historical Society, the festival will offer plenty of berries with ice cream, entertainment, and a classic car show.


95th Annual Strawberry Festival – Shandon, Ohio Saturday (6/11)

Our Strawberry Festival is BACK! Saturday (6/11) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
We will see you on June 11th for homemade ice cream and shortcakes with fresh strawberries. We will be offering our full menu of food items. Artisans will have tables as well.

Ohio Festivals June 3rd – 5th, 2020

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June 3-5, 2022
Newark Strawberry Festival
Newark, Ohio
The annual festival, ‘Strawberries on the Square.’ will include entertainment throughout the weekend, Miss Strawberry Pageant, midway rides, food and craft vendors of all types, and of course our “world famous” Kiwanis Strawberry Shortcake.

June 4-5, 2022 – Troy Strawberry Festival – Troy, Ohio
Troy celebrates its place as the center of Ohio’s strawberry production the first weekend of June. Featured are the strawberries, of course, and they come in all sorts of taste-tempting treats from shortcake to donuts to strawberry pie. Also to be enjoyed are the many arts and crafts booths, the athletic competitions, and the entertainment. One of the largest and best-attended festivals in the Midwest. Attendance: 150,000.

Vermont Cheddar Chicken Burger w/ Baked Three Cheese Potato Casserole

May 30, 2022 at 7:12 PM | Posted in al fresco, Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart, Boar's Head, cheese, Main Street Bistro, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Vermont Cheddar Chicken Burger w/ Baked Three Cheese Potato Casserole


A Happy Memorial Day to Everyone! To start this morning off I prepared French Toast, 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. For the French Toast I used Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread and topped it with Sugar Free Log Cabin Maple Syrup and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. One Delicious Breakfast! We have a hot one out there today! 88 degrees, sunny and humid outside. It sure beats the cold and snow though! After Lunch I went and got gas for Mom’s car. Back home did some yard work and watered all the plants. I had a lot of SunScreen on out there! For Dinner tonight we had a Vermont Cheddar Chicken Burger w/ Baked Three Cheese Potato Casserole.


Tried a new Burger for Dinner Tonight, the al fresco Simply Seasoned Chicken Burgers. I found these at Meijer the other day and couldn’t wait to try them! They come in a package of 2 Burgers and are fresh.






To prepare them I pan fried them 4 minutes per side to the internal of 165 DEG F. I served them on an Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Hamburger Bun and topped with a slice of Boar’s Head Vermont Yellow Cheddar Cheese. These fried up perfect and are delicious! I’ll be buying many more of these!




Then to go with the Burgers I prepared a package of Main St. Bistro Baked Three Cheese Potato Casserole. We had this but it’s been quite some time ago, purchased it from Meijer also.



I first heated up the oven to 350 degrees. I removed the tray from the package and removed the film on top. I placed the tray on a baking sheet and heated for 22 minutes, until heated through the dish. Served and one delicious Side Dish! Delicious Potatoes and plenty of Cheese! It has three Cheese on it: Sharp cheddar, Parmesan, and Mozzarella. Excellent Dish from Main Street Bistro Brand. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Stick Pretzels with a Diet Lemonade/Tea Snapple to drink.






al fresco Simply Seasoned Chicken Burgers
*Crafted with Sea salt & cracked black pepper
* Perfect for your center-of-plate protein, or on a bun
* Special powers High protein alternative to beef

Cooking Instructions

Serving Size
2 servings per container

1 Burger (113g)
Calories 140
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 600mg
Total Carbohydrates 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 19g
Sugars 0g
Added Sugars 0g



Main St. Bistro Baked Three Cheese Potato Casserole
A hearty baked casserole of diced potatoes topped with golden-brown sharp cheddar cheese made with trusted ingredients including real milk, sour cream, butter, cheddar, and sharp cheddar cheese.

Heat in the microwave or oven and get that great baked taste without all of the preparation. This delicious fully baked prepared side dish is ready in minutes.

* Fully Baked / Prepared
* No Artificial Colors or Flavors
* Microwave/Oven Safe Tray
* Ready in 5 Minutes

Serving Size 2/3 cup (159g)
Servings Per Container about 3.5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 670mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g

Healthy Memorial Day Recipes

May 30, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Memorial Day Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Memorial Day Recipes with recipes including No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Bars, Turkey Burgers with Spinach Feta and Tzatziki, and Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes and Basil. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Memorial Day Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Memorial Day recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Bars
As if no-bake weren’t tempting enough, consider that the graham cracker crust for these berry cheesecake bars has pecans in it. Ooh la la! In the filling, nonfat Greek yogurt and reduced-fat cream cheese cut the calories and saturated fat……

Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta and Tzatziki
Creamy tzatziki and crisp sliced cucumber add a refreshing twist to this easy burger recipe loaded with feta, spinach and Mediterranean spices. No tzatziki? No problem! Make your own at home by combining plain Greek yogurt with a squeeze of lemon, dill and finely chopped cucumber……

Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes and Basil
This recipe is so beautiful and yet so simple to prepare–it’s perfect for entertaining. You just spread a side of salmon with minced garlic, sprinkle with fresh basil, then layer sliced tomatoes on top. Put it on the grill for 10 minutes and you’re done!…..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Memorial Day Recipes

Ohio Festivals May-27th – 31st, 2022

May 26, 2022 at 5:35 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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May 26-30, 2022 41st Annual Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival
Port Clinton, Ohio
The festival will be held at picturesque Waterworks Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie in Port Clinton with an array of free live concerts, kids fishing derby, grand parade, educational programs and activities, carnival rides, and food vendors.

May 27-29, 2022 Feast of the Flowering Moon – Chillicothe, Ohio
Started in 1984, the festival is held on Memorial Day Weekend and features Native American music, dancing, food, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment, arts & crafts with over 80 vendors and commercial exhibits. Continuous entertainment on main stage, games and contests for all. Attendance: 85,000.

May 27-30, 2022 Moonshine Festival – New Straitsville, Ohio
Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, events include a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, flea market, talent show, parades, cruise-in and free entertainment.

May 28-30, 2022 Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival – Utica, Ohio
There’s fun for the whole family, including contests for kids, ice cream eating contests, over 90 local artisans, pony rides, classic car show with more than 400 cars and live entertainment. Enjoy delicious food and of course, Velvet Ice Cream. Enjoy dozens of flavors of ice cream served almost any way you can think of. Tour bus and handicapped parking is available. Shuttle service is available from the parking lot to the festival entrance. Admission is $5 per car.

May 28-30, 2022 Annual Taste of Cincinnati USA – Cincinnati, Ohio
Memorial Day weekend in downtown Cincinnati. Started in 1979, it is now the nation’s longest running culinary arts festival, featuring more than 40 fine restaurants serving up delicious and delectable menu items. Menu items are previewed and judged for prestigious Best of Taste Awards. This is also a music festival, with continuous live entertainment featuring local and national recording stars performing on multiple stages throughout the event. Attendance: 500,000.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 25, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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To flip or not to flip…..

In general, the fewer times you flip something, the better (once is ideal for most meats). If the meat is stuck to the grill, let it cook more — it will unstick itself when it’s ready for flipping.

Ohio Festivals May 5th-8th, 2022

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Ohio Festivals May 5th-8th, 2022


May 5-8, 2022
Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival – McArthur, Ohio
Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music and fun for the whole family. Activities such as great nightly entertainment, carnival rides, car show, quilt show, quean’s and baby contests, and grand parade.


May 6-7, 2022
30th Annual Dandelion May Fest – Dover, Ohio
At the New Roadhouse Amphitheater located just 100 yards east of the winery on Old Rt. 39. This festival provides fun and many activities for the entire family. Dandelion wine sampling, cellar tours and live entertainment are scheduled for both days. Children will enjoy the dandelion picking contest and making their own dandelion jelly. Dandelion sausage, dandelion bread, dandelion gravy, dandelion lasagna, dandelion ice cream and dandelion sangria will be available both Friday and Saturday. Arts and craft vendors dot the hillside. Past vendors have included fine art, blown glass, handmade jewelry, lawn ornaments and much more!


Asian Food Fest
MAY 7 – 8, 2022 | Court Street Plaza | Downtown Cincinnati
Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm

The 11th annual Asian Food Fest will return to downtown Cincinnati.
The festival, which coincides with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, is the first large Cincinnati food festival scheduled for 2022.

This vibrant community festival celebrates culture and cuisine from Asian countries including Cambodia, China, Hawaii, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. While food is definitely the heart of this festival, the event also features live entertainment, local craft and Asian beer, fun family activities, and more.
It will take place at the Court Street Plaza May 7-8, and is in partnership with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati.

Healthy Bean Recipes

May 1, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Bean Recipes. Find a great selection of Delicious and Healthy Bean Recipes with recipes including Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl, Sweet Potato-Black Bean Burgers, and Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Bean Recipes
Find healthy, delicious bean recipes including black bean, chickpea, lentil and edamame. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl
This chipotle-flavored burrito bowl comes together almost as quickly as at the restaurant, plus, you don’t have to wait in line. Loading it with vegetables and using quinoa in place of rice adds nutrition for a healthier dinner…….

Sweet Potato-Black Bean Burgers
These vegan sweet potato-black bean burgers spiced with curry powder are easy to make. Blending the mixture with your hands gives you a soft, uniform texture then the outside gets crispy by cooking in a cast-iron pan. To make this recipe gluten-free too, use gluten-free oats and serve the patty in a lettuce wrap, omitting the bun……

Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole
Think of this vegetarian enchilada casserole as a veggie-packed Mexican lasagna with corn tortillas standing in for the noodles! If your peppers are mild and you like heat, opt for spicy Pico de Gallo. This easy vegetarian dinner recipe is sure to become a new family favorite…….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Bean Recipes

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