It’s all about the Chili in Cincinnati………..

November 11, 2019 at 3:20 PM | Posted in chili | Leave a comment
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Very good article in the Sunday Edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer, click the link at the bottom of the post to read the entire article. It’s Chili Time!

 

It came in at No. 52 on Deadspin’s ranked list of foods by state. (51 was being hit by a car.) The New York Times was horrified by it. A lot of people who aren’t from Cincinnati –food bloggers, commentators, Yelpers from out of town – don’t like Cincinnati chili. Some of them can be condescending, dismissive and downright mean.

And we don’t care! Although Cincinnati basks in positive attention like being seventh best place for recent college grads, we don’t give a single coney with mustard what they say about our chili. That brick-colored splash that won’t come out of your blouse? That’s a badge of honor. It declares membership in an exclusive club.

Exclusive because Cincinnati is not blind to the weirdness of our chili. It’s not obvious like Buffalo wings or New Orleans gumbo. Anyone can like those! But if anyone can join, it’s not a club. Three-ways, tiny coneys, four-way with onion? Those you have to be born to love or make a conscious effort to see the light.

Chili pulls us together against the world. Anytime you’re eating chili, you know many of your city mates are eating it, too, though you may have nothing else in common with them. At one of my favorite places for a Greek salad and a couple of coneys, the Skyline at Fourth and Sycamore, there are businessmen in suits, ties flung over their shoulder, grabbing lunch. There are also guys who do building maintenance.

From time to time, I’ve thought about proclaiming the best Cincinnati chili. But I’m more interested in the variety: how chili is the same but different all over town. And how each Cincinnatian makes the experience their own. So I spent a few weeks just going to get chili with people at lunch or dinner or later in the evening. We talked about a lot of things. Including chili………
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/dining/2019/11/08/skyline-gold-star-empress-dixie-camp-washington-blue-ash-pleasant-ridge-identities-cincinnati-chili/3929488002/

Cincinnati Style 4 Way – Spaghetti, Turkey Chili w/ Beans, and Cheese

June 10, 2015 at 5:04 PM | Posted in chili, Hormel, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cincinnati Style 4 Way – Spaghetti, Turkey Chili w/ Beans, and Cheese

 
It heated up outside today! Sunny and a high around 87 degrees, and as usual with the heat comes the humidity. A Cincinnati Style 4 Way 014very good day to have the Central Air going. Tried a new product for Breakfast, and I’ve come across a winner! I found this at Kroger yesterday, Smithfield Anytime Hickory Smoked Boneless Sliced Ham. The Ham is precooked so it’s a breeze to prepare. Heat it up in a skillet on medium high heat for just 30 seconds a side, or until heated through. I cooked it 30 seconds and it was heated. Lean, flavorful, and delicious. I’ve got a great new Breakfast Item. Had a Sunnyside Egg and Wheat Toast with it, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Did some laundry for Mom and while her and Dad was out cleaned the house. For dinner tonight it’s Comfort Food Extreme! I prepared a Cincinnati Style 4 Way – Spaghetti, Turkey Chili w/ Beans, and Cheese

 
Being from and living in the Cincinnati area all my life I’ve been around and prepared the local cuisine, and love it! Sausages, Goetta, and the Chili are just endless in varieties around here. And tonight I’m preparing one of my favorites, Cincinnati Style 4 Way – Spaghetti, Turkey Chili w/ Beans, and Cheese. For the Spaghetti I’ll be using my regular Pasta that I use, the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Spaghetti. The Spaghetti is 180 calories and 35 net carbs, which isn’t bad for Pasta.

 
For the Chili I went with Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans. It’s my favorite canned Chili hands down. It’s a nice thickCincinnati Style 4 Way 002 Chili made with Turkey and seasoned just right with plenty of Beans. It’s also a perfect Chili for making Chili and Cheese Nachos. Then for my Cheese I used Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar. I boiled the Spaghetti according to the box instructions and in a sauce pan I heated 1 can of the Hormel Turkey Chili w/ Beans. I added a few shakes of the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to the Chili. To serve I used a bowl and made a bed of Spaghetti, topped it with the Turkey Chili with Beans, and topped everything with Sargento Cheese. Some mighty fine food! Some people like adding fine diced Onions also, which makes it a 5 Way. So the 4 Way – Spaghetti, Chili, Beans, and Cheese and there you have it! Wow I almost forgot one of the most important parts, Oyster Crackers! Chili Spaghetti is always served with a bowl of Oyster Crackers, why who knows they go great with pasta and chili. I used Skyline Chili Oyster Crackers with a side of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. To properly eat an Oyster Cracker you have to put a couple of drops of Hot Sauce on it!

 

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As the Spaghetti was finishing up I seen we had a 1/4 loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread Loaf leftover from the other night. I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. I sliced the loaf into 5 thin slices, added some fresh sliced Mozzarella Cheese, and topped it with McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning. Placed it on a small cookie sheet and baked it until the Cheese was melted. Made a perfect side with Spaghetti. For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte Sugarless Peach Slices.

 

 

 

 

Hormel Turkey Chili with BeansHormel Turkey Chili w Beans

Hormel Chili, Turkey with Beans, 99% Fat Free Always easy and always delicious, Hormel® chili is made with carefully selected beef, red beans, tomatoes and a special combination of spices. Our choice ingredients are blended and simmered, resulting in a rich and hearty flavor—perfect for dips, baked potatoes, hamburgers, casseroles, nachos, hot dogs, French fries and so much more. Hormel® chili now comes in 10 varieties and sizes, including a less sodium variety. Whether you serve it in a bowl, on a hot dog, or as a topping for fries and nachos, choose the chili craved by chili lovers—Hormel® chili.

NUTRITION FACTS Serving size 1 cup

Value My Daily Value Calories 210 cal Total Fat 3 g Saturated Fat 1 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 45 mg Sodium 1200 mg Total Carbohydrate 28 g Dietary Fiber 6 g Sugars 6 g Protein 17 g

http://www.hormelfoods.com/Brands/BrandWall/Hormel-chili

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

April 1, 2015 at 5:06 PM | Posted in cheese, chili, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

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Started my morning with a bowl of Cheerios Honey Nut Medley Crunch, my favorite Cheerios Cereal. After my morning workout I did some light housekeeping. It’s one beautiful day in the neighborhood outside today! Still a light cool breeze bu t a high in the 60’s and sunny. Ran an errand for Mom, stopped by the bank, and the post office and back home. For dinner tonight one of my favorites, Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili.

 

 
Well I’m using my last container of the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili I had in the freezer, time for another batch soon! I sat in the fridge overnight to thaw. To reheat it I just got the amount I wanted and put it in a small sauce pan and reheated it on medium low heat, till heated through. I love this Chili!

 

 

To make this Chili Comfort Food I needed; 2 lbs. Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round (99% Lean) which is the best tasting Ground Buffalo that I’ve found. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans, 1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans (rinsed), and 1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans (rinsed). Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Unseeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 Tbs Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). Throw in a 1/2 cup of Water and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low and let this baby simmer for 5-6 hours. Then get ready to enjoy some serious Buffalo Chili! You can top it with Cheese or Diced Onions. Then you can serve it by itself, with Cornbread, topping a Johnny Cake, over Spaghetti, Hot Dog topping, I even use it to make a Chili and Cheese Omelets. I had tonight’s with a topping of Cheese and Oyster Crackers, Cincinnati Style! I’ve left the recipe at the end of the post. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

Ingredients:

2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo,99% Lean
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste3-bean-buffalo-chili-0011
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers

Directions:
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round, 99% Lean

We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

Jennie – O Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys

January 16, 2015 at 6:01 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Jennie – O Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys

 

 

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Started my morning off with a bowl of Kroger Brand Bran Flakes. Tried these a few months ago and it quickly became my favorite cereal. Very good taste and is only 80 calories and 18 net carbs per serving. I also had my usual Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After that I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad, their favorite not sure why. I also stopped by Dunkin Donuts and picked up a couple of Donuts for them, took a lot of will power not to by me a dozen of them to quickly dispose of! Did some house cleaning and that was about it for today. For dinner tonight it’s Jennie – O Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys.

 
I used the Jennie – O Turkey Franks. I boiled them, it took about 5 minutes and they were ready, Jennie O Turkey Cheese Coney 001plump, and delicious. I opened up a can of Skyline Original Chili and heated that up for my Chili Topping. I served everything on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun. Then for my toppings I used the Skyline Chili, French’s Yellow Mustard, Frank’s Hot Sauce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese. Put it altogether and you have a prime example of the World Famous Cincinnati Style Cheese Coney! Had a small side of some Skyline Oyster Crackers with a few drops of Frank’s Hot Sauce on them, it’s a Cincinnati thing! I had an Snapple Diet Peach tea. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Jennie - O Turkey Franks

Jennie – O Turkey Franks

A 100 percent turkey frank with natural smoke flavoring and 40 percent less fat than USDA data for beef franks.
Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
Product Features:
* 40% less fat than USDA data for beef franks
* Gluten Free
* 12-oz package

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 34 g Total Carbohydrates 1 g
Calories 70 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 45 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 6.0 g Protein 4 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 25 mg Iron 2%
Sodium 300 mg Calcium 2%

 
Ingredients
MECHANICALLY SEPARATED TURKEY, WATER, SALT, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, POTASSIUM LACTATE, SEASONING (CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, DEXTROSE, SUGAR, PAPRIKA, SODIUM ERYTHORBATE, SPICE EXTRACTIVES), SODIUM DIACETATE, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVORING, SODIUM NITRITE. NO GLUTEN.

 
http://www.jennieo.com/products/72-Turkey-Franks

Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

December 16, 2014 at 5:47 PM | Posted in Skyline Chili | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

 

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Showers and about 50 degrees this morning, but colder weather is on the way they say. Laundry and house cleaning today. Helped Mom prepare a few items for her and Dad’s Senior Christmas Party at Church tomorrow afternoon. I’m just glad that they’re both well enough to attend, both are finally over their bouts with the flu. For dinner tonight Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers.

 

 

 

Skyline Chili Spaghetti

As always I used my favorite, the Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti. They sell it packaged for the microwave, a bit smaller size than what you get at a Skyline but just right for those still watching calories and carbs. It comes with Spaghetti topped with Skyline Chili. I added a few dashes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese to make it a 3 Way and used Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheese. The Chili Spaghetti is 270 calories and 20 net carbs. I also had a side of Skyline Oyster Crackers. And if you’re having Oyster Crackers, then Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is a must! Just add a few drops on top of the Crackers, local way to have your Oyster Crackers. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

SKYLINE CHILI & SPAGHETTI Microwavable PackageSkyline Chili Spaghetti 001

It’s a great new way to enjoy your Cincinnati favorite, Skyline Chili!
* Microwavable in 90 seconds!
* No refrigeration required. Store it on your shelf or in your desk!
* Totally portable, Just heat and eat!

Jennie – O Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys

October 17, 2014 at 5:07 PM | Posted in Hot Dogs, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Jennie – O Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys

 

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Wow what a gorgeous Fall day out there today, sunny and about 70 degrees! Did a little housework, worked out, and hit the outdoors! Got the cart out and worked on our drainage problem, toured the neighborhood a bit, spent some time down at the lake and just enjoyed the beautiful day. I had planned to grill out but the tank was empty, bad mistake on my part. So it was cooking indoors and I prepared, Jennie – O Turkey Frank Cincinnati Style Cheese Coneys.

 

 

 

 

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I used the Jennie – O Turkey Franks. I boiled them, it took about 5 minutes and they were ready, plump and delicious. I opened up a can of Skyline Original Chili and heated that up for my Chili Topping. I served everything on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun. Then for my toppings I used the Skyline Chili, French’s Yellow Mustard, Frank’s Hot Sauce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese. Put it altogether and you have a prime example of the World Famous Cincinnati Style Cheese Coney! Had a small side of some Skyline Oyster Crackers along with a Diet Dr. Pepper that I had let chill in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Love Dr. Pepper when it sits in the freezer and ice just starts forming on the top. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

Jennie - O Turkey Franks
Jennie – O Turkey Franks

A 100 percent turkey frank with natural smoke flavoring and 40 percent less fat than USDA data for beef franks.
Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
Product Features:
* 40% less fat than USDA data for beef franks
* Gluten Free
* 12-oz package

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 34 g Total Carbohydrates 1 g
Calories 70 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 45 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 6.0 g Protein 4 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 25 mg Iron 2%
Sodium 300 mg Calcium 2%
Ingredients
MECHANICALLY SEPARATED TURKEY, WATER, SALT, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, POTASSIUM LACTATE, SEASONING (CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, DEXTROSE, SUGAR, PAPRIKA, SODIUM ERYTHORBATE, SPICE EXTRACTIVES), SODIUM DIACETATE, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVORING, SODIUM NITRITE. NO GLUTEN.

Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

October 13, 2014 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Skyline Chili | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

 

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Well I had a great dinner planned out but due to a minor family crisis that plan was put on hold until tomorrow. So I went to the trusty pantry and grabbed a package of Skyline Chili & Spaghetti in Microwavable Package. Love a stocked pantry for those last minute meals!

 

 

 

 

 

I used my favorite as I said, the Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti. They sell it packaged for the microwave, a bit smaller size than what you get at a Skyline but just right for those still watching calories and carbs. It comes with Spaghetti topped with Skyline Chili. I added a few dashes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese to make it a 3 Way and used Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheese. The Chili Spaghetti is 270 calories and 20 net carbs. I also had a side of Skyline Oyster Crackers. And if you’re having Oyster Crackers you must have some Frank’s Red Hot Sauce! Just add a few drops on top of the Crackers, local way to have your Oyster Crackers. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

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SKYLINE CHILI & SPAGHETTI Microwavable Package

It’s a great new way to enjoy your Cincinnati favorite, Skyline Chili!
* Microwavable in 90 seconds!
* No refrigeration required. Store it on your shelf or in your desk!
* Totally portable, Just heat and eat!

Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

September 9, 2014 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Sargento's Cheese, Skyline Chili, spaghetti | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

 

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Another beautiful day out there again! Dad will be released from the rehab center and home Thursday! He’s getting along better, walking without the walker even. I had to go to the bank and then stopped and got the car washed, then back home. For dinner tonight a Cincinnati and a personal favorite, Skyline! I prepared a Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers.

 

 

 

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I used my favorite as I said, the Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti. They sell it packaged for the microwave, a bit smaller size than what you get at a Skyline but just right for those still watching calories and carbs. It comes with Spaghetti topped with Skyline Chili. I added a few dashes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and Cheese to make it a 3 Way and used Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheese. The Chili Spaghetti is 270 calories and 20 net carbs. I also had a side of Skyline Oyster Crackers. And if you’re having Oyster Crackers you must have some Frank’s Red Hot Sauce! Just add a few drops on top of the Crackers, local way to have your Oyster Crackers.  For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
SKYLINE CHILI & SPAGHETTI  Microwavable PackageSkyline Chili Spaghetti

 

It’s a great new way to enjoy your Cincinnati favorite, Skyline Chili!
* Microwavable in 90 seconds!
* No refrigeration required. Store it on your shelf or in your desk!
* Totally portable, Just heat and eat!

One of America’s Favorites – Oyster Crackers

August 11, 2014 at 5:28 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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An individual serving package of oyster crackers

An individual serving package of oyster crackers

A must have food staple in all the Cincinnati Chili restaurants, the Oyster Cracker! Here in Cincinnati we top our Chili Spaghetti and Cheese Coneys with them or just eat them with a drop of hot sauce on them. We love our Oyster Crackers around here!

 

 

Oyster crackers are small, salted crackers, typically rounds about 0.59 in (15 mm) in diameter, although a slightly smaller hexagonal variety is also prevalent. They are served with oyster stew, but oyster crackers do not contain oysters. They are similar to saltines crackers.

 

 

Oyster crackers are popular in the northeastern United States, where they are served as an accompaniment to soup, and in the Cincinnati area, where they are frequently served with the city’s distinctive chili. In New England, oyster crackers are served in oyster stew and chowder. Additionally, plain oyster crackers are sometimes seasoned with spices. They usually have a taste similar to saltines crackers, but far less salty. In other areas of the United States, they are among the choices for crackers with soup. They are often available in single serving packages for restaurant use.

Many different companies produce oyster crackers with different combinations of shortenings and other ingredients, but retaining the same general shape and size.

 

 

The origin of the term “oyster cracker” is unclear, but it may be that they were originally served with oyster stew or clam chowder or merely that they look like an oyster in its shell. According to the web site of the still-extant bakery discussed below, the crackers were so named because they were commonly served with oyster stew and other oyster dishes (at least on their early packages). Other names include “water cracker,” “Philadelphia cracker,” and “Trenton cracker”.
The Westminster Cracker Company of Rutland, Vermont, has been making oyster crackers since 1828. But Adam Exton is credited for inventing the oyster cracker.

 

 

Adam Exton, the baker of Trenton, New Jersey, emigrated to America from Lancashire, England, in 1842. In Trenton, Exton opened a cake and cracker bakery with his brother-in-law, Richard Aspden, in 1846. Although Aspden died the following year, Exton continued with the bakery (the “Exton Cracker Bakery” or “Adam Exton & Co.”). He invented a machine that rolled and docked pastry and solved the sanitary problems of hand-rolling crackers.

 

 

The history of the oyster cracker was related by Exton’s nephew, also named Adam Exton, in the Trenton Evening Times Newspaper on May 31, 1917:

Even a cracker has a history. The past, present and future of the little disc of baked dough with “Exton” stamped across the face of it was discussed by Rotarian Adam Exton, of the Exton Cracker Company, at the weekly meeting of Trenton Rotary Club held this afternoon at Hildebrecht’s… Manufacture of the Exton oyster cracker was started in Trenton, in the same location now occupied by the company’s factory of Center Street, in 1877. Adam Exton, uncle of the speaker, was the originator of the oyster cracker. At the outset the factory had an output of 100 pounds of crackers a day, 36 of them to a pound, making a daily capacity of 3,600 crackers.

Oyster crackers became popular and around 1848, one can find the first advertisements of merchants selling oyster crackers.

 

 

 

Cincinnati Style 4 Way – Spaghetti, Turkey Chili, Beans, and Cheese

July 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM | Posted in cheese, chili, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cincinnati Style 4 Way – Spaghetti, Turkey Chili, Beans, and Cheese

 

 

 

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Being from and living in the Cincinnati area all my life I’ve been around and prepared the local cuisine, and love it! Sausages, Goetta, and the Chili are just endless in varieties around here. And tonight I’m preparing one of my favorites, Cincinnati Style 4 Way – Spaghetti, Turkey Chili, Beans, and Cheese. For the Spaghetti I’ll be using my regular Pasta that I use, the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Spaghetti. The Spaghetti is 180 calories and 35 net carbs, which isn’t bad for Pasta.

 

 

 
I had wanted to use some of the Buffalo Chili that I prepare but as I searched the freezers I found out that I was all out of it, I will be preparing more of that soon. So I went with Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans instead. It’s my favorite canned Chili hands down. It’s a nice thick Chili made with Turkey and seasoned just right with plenty of Beans. It’s also a perfect Chili for making Chili and Cheese Nachos. Then for my Cheese I used Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar. To serve I used a bowl and made a bed of Spaghetti, topped it with the Turkey Chili with Beans, and topped everything with Sargento Cheese. I also added a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to the Chili as it was being heated. Some mighty fine food! Some people like adding fine diced Onions also, which makes it a 5 Way. So the 4 Way – Spaghetti, Chili, Beans, and Cheese and there you have it! Wow I almost forgot one of the most important parts, Oyster Crackers! Chili Spaghetti is always served with a bowl of Oyster Crackers, why who knows. I used Skyline Chili Oyster Crackers with a side of frank’s Red Hot Sauce. To properly eat an Oyster Cracker you have to put 2 or 3 drops of Hot Sauce on it! For dessert later a Weight Watchers Snack Size Dutch Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwich.

 

 

 

 

 

Hormel Turkey Chili w Beans
Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans

Hormel Chili, Turkey with Beans, 99% Fat Free Always easy and always delicious, Hormel® chili is made with carefully selected beef, red beans, tomatoes and a special combination of spices. Our choice ingredients are blended and simmered, resulting in a rich and hearty flavor—perfect for dips, baked potatoes, hamburgers, casseroles, nachos, hot dogs, French fries and so much more. Hormel® chili now comes in 10 varieties and sizes, including a less sodium variety. Whether you serve it in a bowl, on a hot dog, or as a topping for fries and nachos, choose the chili craved by chili lovers—Hormel® chili.

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS Serving size 1 cup

Value My Daily Value Calories 210 cal Total Fat 3 g Saturated Fat 1 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 45 mg Sodium 1200 mg Total Carbohydrate 28 g Dietary Fiber 6 g Sugars 6 g Protein 17 g

 

 

http://www.hormelfoods.com/Brands/BrandWall/Hormel-chili

 

 

 
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Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

 

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