Grilling out tonight for Memorial Day

May 27, 2019 at 6:21 PM | Posted in grilling | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Turkey Bratwursts, Ball Park Turkey Hot Dogs, Mettwursts, and Buffalo Burgers Tonight


No long posts tonight, Grilling out with friends and family! Memorial Day Grill Out. Hope all of you are enjoying the Holiday also. Please remember all Those that lost their lives, served and those serving their Country now. Take care all, tomorrow……. Mark

Happy Memorial Day All!

May 28, 2018 at 5:08 PM | Posted in cooking | Leave a comment
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Happy Memorial Day everyone. Let’s all take time to remember and honor all those serving our country around the world, Also honor those that have given their live to defend our country through the years.

Ohio Festivals May 25-29, 2017

May 24, 2017 at 4:49 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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May 25-28, 2017 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 25-29, 2017 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 26-29, 2017 Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival
Port Clinton, Ohio
The 37th 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.

May 27-29, 2017 43rd 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.

May 27-29, 2017 39th 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.

Remember Those That Have Served….

May 26, 2014 at 5:44 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Happy Memorial day All



Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 3, 2013 at 8:48 AM | Posted in grilling, Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Spraying your grill with a bit of vegetable oil before you start grilling will make cleaning even easier, and your grill even hotter (which will put those cool “grill marks” on your meat and vegetables). For the easiest clean-up, coat the grill with vegetable oil or canola oil before starting the fire, then wipe it with a wet rag shortly after you are through. Never spray the oil on the grill after the fire has started-it may cause a flare-up.

Kitchen Hints of the Day!

May 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM | Posted in grilling, Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Hint #1 – Memorial Day weekend has passed but you still need to make sure your outdoor grill is prepared for the rest of your Summer grilling. Clean the grates by placing them in the tub and covering them with very hot water and one cup each ammonia and dishwasher detergent. Cover with old fabric softener sheets and soak overnight. The next day, don your rubber gloves, scrub away, and watch the grease dissolve.


Hint #2 – Another great way to clean your barbecue grill is with wet newspaper. After cooking, just place it on a warm grill for one hour with the lid closed. You’ll be amazed how easily the grime comes off.

Quick Grilling Recipes

May 27, 2013 at 9:28 AM | Posted in grilling | 1 Comment
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The warm weather is here, now on your mark, get set, GRILL! From the Eating Well web site, ( just in time for your grilling pleasure, some healthy recipes for grilled chicken, grilled steak, grilled pizza and more easy dinners. I left the link at the bottom of the post so you can get all these great healthy grilling tips.



Eating Well

Quick Grilling Recipes
Healthy recipes for grilled chicken, grilled steak, grilled pizza and more easy dinners.


If you find yourself short on time this summer, try these quick, hassle-free grilling recipes—all ready in 30 minutes or less. Our grilled chicken recipes, grilled steak recipes, grilled pizza recipes and more grilling recipes are flavor-packed dinners that will be crowd-pleasers at your summer BBQ, cookout or potluck. These quick grilling recipes also make a simple and healthy weeknight meal. Download a Free Cookbook with Our Best Grilling Recipes!

Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Sandwich
Looking for a vegetarian option for your next cookout? This grilled eggplant and portobello sandwich is our answer. For extra flavor, we top it with slices of garden-fresh tomato and spicy arugula. Serve with a mixed green salad….
*Get this delicious recipe with all the other healthy grilling recipes by clicking the link below.

Grilled Turkey Burger w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans

May 24, 2013 at 5:29 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Turkey Burger w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans

The results from all my blood work came back negative! So they say it looks as though the high enzymes that showed up for my liver is Jennie O Turkey Burger 005being caused by a bit of fat on the liver, nothing that can’t be taken care of. Woke up this morning and it was 40 degrees with a chilly wind! Only a high in the 50’s, but sunny! For dinner I fired the grill up, grilling a couple of Angus Beef Burgers for Mom and Dad and myself a Turkey Burger along with a side of Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans.

The Parents are partial to Beef over Turkey so I grilled them a couple of Walmart Brand Angus Beef Burgers. For myself I grilled a Jennie – O Lean Turkey Burger Pattie. They are 1/4 lb Burger Patties and are 180 calories and 0 carbs. They grilled up real nice, I grilled it about 15 minutes flipping 3 times. It’s one juicy Burger, seasoned it with sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Served all the Burgers on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Buns and topped my mine with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Colby/Jack Cheese.
For a side to with our Burgers I prepared another Of Meijer’s New Steamable Frozen Products, Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans with Rosemary Butter Sauce. Just microwave it in it’s steamable bag for 5 minutes and it’s done! Another good one from Meijer, plus it’s only 60 cal, 1g fat, 12 carbs. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt. Happy Memorial Day Weekend All!





Jennie – O Lean Turkey Burger Patties
Lean Turkey Burger Patties
An all-natural burger choice.
Product Features:
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® product
Cooking Instructions:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add 1-2 teaspoons of oil.
Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
Place burgers patties in hot skillet.
Cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes, turning occasionally (2-3 times).
Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray.
Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
Place burger patties on grill rack 4 inches from heat source.
Grill approximately 15 to 17 minutes, turning occasionally (2-3 times).
Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.


Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 180 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 80 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 9.0 g Protein 21 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g Vitamin A 2%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 80 mg Iron 6%
Sodium 100 mg Calcium 2%

Burlington, WI – ChocolateFest Fri, May 24, 2013 – Mon, May 27, 2013

May 23, 2013 at 12:06 PM | Posted in Festivals | 1 Comment
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For all the Chocolate lovers out there!

Event runs Friday May 24 through Monday May 27. This is our 27th year for ChocolateFest “Sweeter every year”. Community Festival Chocolatefestfeaturing “CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE TENT” with: Nestle Creation Chef Meltdown Competition Executive master & Pastry Chef Demonstrations complimentary fresh warm Tollhouse Cookies kids cookie decoration contest project Yum Way candy bar eating contest Choc-O-lympic Chocolate Create-A-Thon Chocotrivia Chocolate Mint Splash Chocolate Chunk Excavating Dig Chocolate Marketplace Choc-O-Minute-To-Win-It and much more…..CARNIVAL 4 STAGES OF ENTERTAINMENT JAYCEES BOAT RACES and MILITARY EXHIBITS. Fireworks display Fri. May 25th 9:15pm. Visit our website for times and Details:

Date & Time:
Friday, May 24, 2013 to Monday, May 27, 2013
All-Day Event

Burlington ChocolateFest Grounds, 681 Maryland Ave.
Burlington, WI 53105
35,000+ people attend the Mid­west’s premier community festival, dedi­cated to the celebration of all things chocolate.”Memorial Day weekend in Burlington means three things, chocolate, chocolate, and you guessed it,chocolate! Every year the Burlington ChocolateFest brings a crowd of 35,000+ visitors to the area to experience a weekend of fun, games, rides, cooking demonstrations and of course chocolate.For over 25 years, this volunteer-run festival has pleased children and appetites, as it raisesmoney for over 65 local and national charities.”

ChocolateFest is not just another fes­tival. All money generated from the event goes back to a wide variety of community charities and civic groups. So, when you participate in ChocolateFest, you are participating in an event that literally gives back.
ChocolateFest is run exclusively by trained and experienced volunteers. Our folks have “been there, done that” several times over the past 25 years, so you get a professionally run and planned event that will lessen your worries and help make things run as smoothly as possible.

Chocolatefest is a family-oriented community festival with something for everyone

May 24-27, 2013 Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-off & Music Festival – Cleveland, Ohio

May 22, 2013 at 7:39 AM | Posted in Festivals, Food, grilling | 4 Comments
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May 24-27, 2013 Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-off & Music Festival – Cleveland, OhioRib Fest
Northeast Ohio’s most rockin’ Rib Cook Off & Music Festival



The Great American Rib Cook-off and Music Festival, held each Memorial Day weekend in downtown Cleveland is the unofficial start to the Northeast Ohio summer season.

The event, begun in 1992, features live music (included in the admission price); BBQ’d ribs with all of the fixings; and lots of fun. The 2013 dates are May 24-27. Again this year, the event will be held at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.


The Food:

The four-day Rib Cook-off features ten BBQ masters from all over the state and the country. Among the entrants are restaurants from Virginia, Texas, South Carolina, and Minnesota. Northeast Ohio will be represented by Massilon-based Jack on the Bone. Prizes for Greatest Ribs, Greatest Sauce, and People’s Choice are awarded.
The Music:

One of the best things about the Rib Cook-Off is that the concerts are all included in the admission price. The 2013 line-up includes Rick Springfield, Brett Michaels, Buddy Guy and the Mega 80s.
Hours and Admission:

The Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival is open Friday (May 24) from noon to 11pm, Saturday (May 25) from noon to 11pm, Sunday (May 26) from noon to 11pm, and Monday (May 27) from noon to 8pm.

2013 admission prices is $5 with a coupon available online or from Marc’s stores in NE Ohio. (Otherwise, admission is $8.) Children under 12 are free. Entertainment is included in the admission; food prices vary.
Hotels near the Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off :

The Hilton Garden Inn (check rates), on Carnegie, is the official hotel of the Rib Cook-Off and is offering a special “Concerts in the City” package. Other good choices include the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel (check rates) and the Ritz Carlton Hotel (check rates), both within an easy walk of the venue.
Parking and Transportation:

Ample parking is available in the Nautica lot, adjacent to the Pavilion.

This year, RTA is offering free transportation to and from the Rib Cook-off on all RTA rail lines.
Contact Information:

Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
2014 Sycamore
Cleveland, OH 44113

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