Ohio Festivals August 28 – September 2, 2019

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August 28-31, 2019 – The Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport, Ohio
Come enjoy hot butter flavored sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests galore, farm animals, historical exhibits and top-name country music entertainers while strolling the shady Historic Lions Park.
http://www.sweetcornfest.com/

August 28-September 2, 2019 – Van Wert County Fair – Van Wert, Ohio
Includes Apple Festival, Rib Fest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, and much more.
http://www.vanwertcountyfair.com/

August 30-31, 2019 – PigMania Hilliard State Championship BBQ, Steak and Music Festival – Hilliard, Ohio
The 2 day festival includes numerous local and national BBQ & Steak vendors selling awesome food, live bands both Friday and Saturday, a professional steak competition, a people’s choice BBQ contest, and a charity rib-off where people can sign up and judge ribs. Plus a slew of professional BBQ & Steak teams from around the country competing for over $5,000 in cash prizes. Bring your lawn chairs for the music & events! Tickets Only: $5.00 per person, $10.00 after 7:00 pm. Kids 12 and under free. **Calling everyone who can cook a great steak, enter our ACSA Pro/AM steak competition on Friday night, its only $100 entry fee and we provide the steaks for you!
https://pigmaniabbq.com/

August 30-September 2, 2019 Obetz Zucchinifest – Obetz, Ohio
The festival continues to celebrate the wonder that is the zucchini. Experience the first-class entertainment, great food and fun rides.
http://www.obetzzucchinifest.com/

August 31-September 2, 2019 West Jefferson Annual Ox Roast
West Jefferson, Ohio
Held annually over Labor Day weekend, our festival is the only festival that cooks 5,500 lbs. of beef underground. Join us for family oriented entertainment, food, rides, arts & crafts, parade, pageant, bike tour, car show, watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests, and much more.
http://www.westjeffoxroast.org/index.html

August 31-September 2, 2019 Milan Melon Festival – Milan, Ohio
This celebration features rides, games, contests, antique car show, and live musical entertainment. The Grand Parade is on Sunday afternoon. The famous muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet are the must-have treats. It’s all found in charming Milan, Ohio. Attendance: 50,000
https://www.shoresandislands.com/local/events/milan-melon-festival?id=24356

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Healthy Summer Dessert Recipes

August 22, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Summer Dessert Recipes. Enjoy Delicious and Healthy Summer Dessert Recipes with recipes like; Campfire Banana S’mores, Peach Cobbler, and Summer Berries with Orange Cream Topping. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Summer Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious summer dessert recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Campfire Banana S’mores
You’ll never go camping again without this fun twist on classic s’mores made inside a split banana. Plus, it’s easy to make gluten-free or to cut some carbs—just ditch the graham crackers and scoop this gooey treat up with a spoon instead…………

Peach Cobbler
A fruit cobbler is an old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing dessert that showcases summer’s sweetest produce. Use fresh peaches when they are in season. The rest of the year, you can use frozen peaches for a quick and easy homemade dessert………….

Summer Berries with Orange Cream Topping
The natural sweetness of the berries is brought out with the orange-flavored homemade marinade. Top it with orange cream topping for a real treat……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Summer Dessert Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19812/seasonal/summer/dessert/

Healthy Raspberry Recipes

August 8, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Raspberry Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Raspberry Recipes with recipes like; Yogurt with Rosemary-Red Fruit Compote, Raspberry Mocha Ice Cream Brownie Cake, and Overnight Peach-Raspberry French Toast. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

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

Yogurt with Rosemary-Red Fruit Compote
A warm cherry, raspberry and cranberry compote—with a savory hint of rosemary— makes a tasty topper for the tangy, thick yogurt in this sophisticated, low-fat dessert……………

Raspberry Mocha Ice Cream Brownie Cake
Who doesn’t love a homemade ice cream cake? This dessert recipe is simple to make and so beautiful your guests won’t believe you made it yourself. A chocolate brownie crust layered with mocha ice cream and topped with raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries, and chocolate syrup—it’s so thick we recommend serving it with a long cake knife, a chef’s knife, or a bread knife……………..

Overnight Peach-Raspberry French Toast
Overnight French toast recipes are easy to prepare and a great choice when you have houseguests who’ll want a hearty and special breakfast in the morning. This recipe is extra-special because the French toast is stuffed with a cream cheese and raspberry filling which becomes an ooey-gooey treat in each bite. Topped with a raspberry sauce, fresh peaches, and powdered sugar, this breakfast recipe will be a hit with everyone at your table…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Raspberry Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19220/ingredients/fruit/berries/raspberry/

Low-Fat Frozen Dessert Recipes

July 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Low-Fat Frozen Dessert Recipes from the EatingWell website and Magazine. Delicious, Healthy, Low-Fat Frozen Dessert Recipes with recipes including; Strawberry-Mango Nice Cream, Tropical Fruit Pops, and Honeyed Greek Frozen Yogurt. Find these Delicious Desserts and much more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Low-Fat Frozen Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious low-fat ice cream and other frozen dessert recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Strawberry-Mango Nice Cream
This creamy strawberry-mango nice cream is a delicious healthy ice cream alternative. It’s all fruit, dairy-free, vegan and contains no added sugar. And this three-ingredient dessert is super-fast and easy to prep. Serve it as a snack or light dessert on the hottest days of the summer—or any time you want a refreshing treat………….

Tropical Fruit Pops
For kids—and for those who feel like kids—this easy, diabetic-friendly dessert and snack recipe has fruits to please: mango, pineapple and banana, blended together with orange juice to create a frozen summery treat…………..

Honeyed Greek Frozen Yogurt
It’s easy to stop at a frozen yogurt shop to buy something sweet but when you make the treat yourself, you can ensure it fits right into your meal plan. This honey flavored frozen yogurt recipe uses fat-free Greek yogurt and makes 8 servings!………….

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Fat Frozen Dessert Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20262/lifestyle-diets/low-fat-fat-free/desserts/frozen/

Healthy Crisp and Crumble Recipes

June 27, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Crisp and Crumble Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Crisp and Crumble Recipes with recipes like; Pear Cheddar Crisp, Nectarine Blueberry Crisp, and Apple Crisp. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website, plus you can subscribe to one of my favorite Cooking Magazines the EatingWell Magazine! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Crisp and Crumble Recipes
Find healthy, delicious crisp and crumble recipes including apple, rhubarb and strawberry rhubarb crisps. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Pear Cheddar Crisp
In this 35-minute recipe, sweet pears and savory Cheddar cheese are topped with a buttery brown sugar- and cinnamon-oat topping. Whether you serve it for breakfast, a snack, or dessert, we know it will be a hit with your family……..

Nectarine Blueberry Crisp
In this tasty, easy-to-prepare dessert, nectarines and blueberries are sweetened with brown sugar and topped with a crunchy pistachio-oat topping………..

Apple Crisp
There’s nothing like this old-fashioned apple dessert recipe to top off a good dinner. It’s low in calories and can be made even lower if prepared with sugar substitute………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Crisp and Crumble Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18284/desserts/cobblers/crisps-crumbles/

Lighter Frozen Dessert Recipes

May 2, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Lighter Frozen Dessert Recipes. Now have your Dessert and Eat too with these Delicious and Healthy Lighter Frozen Dessert Recipes. With recipes like; Frozen Chocolate-Coconut Milk with Strawberries, Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Frozen Raspberry Pie. Find these Desserts and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Lighter Frozen Dessert Recipes
If you’re all about the low-calorie frozen ice cream trend, no need to buy a pint of Halo Top. These healthy recipes help satisfy your ice cream craving all for under 225 calories per serving. Not only will these save you calories, many are made with fruit and use less sugar. Try our mango frozen yogurt, chocolate-covered frozen bananas, or ice cream pies made with Greek yogurt.

Frozen Chocolate-Coconut Milk with Strawberries
In this quick dessert recipe, fresh strawberries top nondairy chocolate “ice cream” for a cooling treat……………….

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Sandwiches
Nothing conjures up childhood nostalgia like these frozen sandwiches–but forget the jangling bells on the ice cream truck and make your own for an even better treat. The ice cream needs to be firm enough to hold its shape before making the sandwiches. If it’s too soft, let it chill in the freezer before assembling, but if it’s too hard, let it sit out for a few minutes first………………

Frozen Raspberry Pie
This creamy, luscious pie is made by combining a fluffy cooked meringue with a raspberry puree, then pouring the mixture into a chocolate-cookie crust………………

* Click the link below to get all the Lighter Frozen Dessert Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22252/desserts/frozen/homemade-ice-cream/frozen-desserts/slideshow/lighter-frozen-dessert-recipes/

26th Annual Dandelion May Fest Dover, Ohio May 3-4, 2019

May 1, 2019 at 8:04 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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26th Annual Dandelion May Fest
Dover, Ohio
May 3-4, 2019

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! http://www.dandelionfestival.com/

http://www.foodreference.com/html/ohio-may-festivals.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Ice Cream Cake

April 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Ice Cream Cake. Made with Crushed Sugar Cones, Unsalted Butter, Sugar Free Light Ice cream, Reduced Fat Whipped Topping, and Sugar Free Hot Fudge Sauce. It’s only 118 calories and 14 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from The Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines! So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Ice Cream Cake

 

Ingredients
5 crushed sugar cones
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 pints (4 cups) no-sugar-added light ice cream, softened at room temperature, divided
1 container (8 ounces) reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
3 tablespoons sugar-free hot fudge sauce, warmed (optional)

Directions
1 – Spray 10-inch springform pan or deep-dish pie pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Place sugar cone crumbs in small bowl. Stir in butter until crumbs are evenly moistened. Press crumbs onto bottom and partially up side of prepared pan. Refrigerate 20 minutes.

3 – Spread one pint of ice cream into crust with rubber spatula. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm. Spread remaining pint of ice cream over first layer. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm. Spread whipped topping over ice cream; freeze 2 hours or until firm. If desired, drizzle with fudge sauce after 30 minutes.

4 – Let soften in refrigerator 15 to 30 minutes; slice into wedges to serve.

* Tip: To finely crush sugar cones, place in resealable plastic bag. Remove excess air from bag; seal. Press rolling pin on top of cones to break into pieces. Continue pressing until evenly crushed.

Yield: 16 servings.

Serving size: 1/16 of cake.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 118 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Sodium: 35 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/ice-cream-cake/

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes

September 27, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes like; No-Bake Vegan Date Brownies, Frozen Chocolate-Coconut Milk with Strawberries, and Creamy Chocolate Gelato. Find these healthy and delicious desserts and more all the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes
Find healthy, delicious vegan chocolate recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

No-Bake Vegan Date Brownies
Sweetened with dates, these whole-grain bars provide energy and protein, thanks to nut butter. With just 5 ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, you can make these delicious, chewy brownies with no added sugar. Whip up a batch as a healthy dessert or for grab-and-go energy bars for a healthy snack……..

Frozen Chocolate-Coconut Milk with Strawberries
In this quick dessert recipe, fresh strawberries top nondairy chocolate “ice cream” for a cooling treat…………

Creamy Chocolate Gelato
This ultra-chocolaty, dairy-free Sicilian-style gelato—made without eggs or cream—is relatively lean but still creamy-smooth and flavorful. The coconut milk used for the base gives it a silky, rich mouthfeel and a subtle coconut flavor……..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20334/lifestyle-diets/vegan/dessert-baking-recipes/chocolate/

Ohio Festivals May 24th-28th, 2018

May 24, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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There’s a lot of Festivals going on in Ohio this Memorial Day Weekend, including one of my favorites – the Annual Taste of Cincinnati! Have a great and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

May 24-27, 2018 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.
http://feastofthefloweringmoon.org/

May 24-28, 2018 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.
http://www.ofea.org/festivals-and-events/festivals/moonshine-festival.html

May 24-28, 2018 Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival
Port Clinton, Ohio
The 38th annual 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.
http://www.portclintonchamber.com/walleye-festival.htm

May 26-28, 2018 44th 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 avalible from the parking lot to the festival entrance. Admission is $5 per car.
http://www.velveticecream.com/visit/festival

May 26-28, 2018 40th 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.
http://www.tasteofcincinnati.com/

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