Ohio Festivals May 24-27, 2019

May 22, 2019 at 10:12 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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May 23-27, 2019  39th 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.
https://www.portclintonchamber.com/walleye-festival.html

May 23-27, 2019  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 24-26, 2019  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 25-27, 2019  41st 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/

May 25-27, 2019  45th 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.
http://www.velveticecream.com/visit/festival

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 5, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grillin’ Sausages………

Use tongs to turn your sausage; not a fork. You don’t want to poke the casing and let out all the juices. Grill low and slow; fast and hot will cause the juices in the sausage to boil, making the casing burst open, resulting in a burnt outside and a raw inside.

Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Fries

April 11, 2019 at 6:33 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Aunt Millie's, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Fries

 

For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its cloudy and a high of 81 degrees. After Breakfast I went to the Walmart Garden Center, looking for a grill. Then to Kroger and picked up a couple of items and then stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. After Lunch got the cart out of the shed and finished up some yard work. Anyway for Dinner tonight its a Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

 


I used the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. I cut the Sausage Links into Bun length pieces. I absolutely love the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage and I had been wanting some for a while. It’s got such a fantastic flavor and always cooks up just right. To prepare them I used a large skillet, added about a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and preheated it on medium heat. Put the Sausage in the skillet when it was heated up and covered with a lid. I turned the Sausage every few minutes to get an even char on them, cooked about 11 minutes total. As always they came out just bursting with flavor and flat-out delicious! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun and topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard. I love these Smoked Sausages.

 

 


To go with the Sausage Dog I baked up some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with Morton’s Lite salt and Ground Black Pepper. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right.! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. Served with a side of my favorite Ketchup, Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.

http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 18, 2019 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Aggie for passing this hint along………..

Use a potato masher to crumble ground beef or turkey and sausage links for recipes. You can do this as it is cooking. It makes this task quick, easy and evenly crumble. Added hint; Spray your masher with Pam Non Stick Spray for an easy clean up.

Blue Grass Brats and Mettwursts w/ Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans

March 9, 2019 at 6:33 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Bluegrass Brats and Metts, Bush's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blue Grass Brats and Mettwursts w/ Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans

 

 

To start the day off I toasted a couple of Eggos – Nutrigrain Waffles and heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy and rain most of the day, high of 52 degrees. This sure beats in the teens and snow! After Breakfast I went to Kroger for Mom for a few items then stopped by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for her. I cleaned the carpets today in my bedroom and in the spare bedroom. Thought I would clean them one last time before we replace them later this year. For Dinner tonight Blue Grass Brats and Mettwursts w/ Bourbon and Brown Sugar Beans.

 

 

 

 

For the Sausages I used a package of Blue Grass Brats and Mettwursts. There’s 6 Sausages that come in the package, 3 Brats and 3 Mettwursts. To prepare them; Just add the Brats and Metts to a large skillet and add water, until they are half way covered. Bring them to a brisk boil but then immediately turn down the heat to a very low boil, more of a simmer than an active boil. Cover and Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, then finish off in a pan with just the Brats and a little Extra Light Olive Oil to get a nice crispy finish. Love this method, if you can’t grill them. Delicious, plump, and they cook up great! I had 1 Brat and 1 Mett. Served them on Aunt Millie’s Reduced Fat Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard.

 

 

 

 


Then for a side I prepared some Bush’s Grillin’ Beans Bourbon and Brown Sugar. I had these before when having Brats or Metts, they go perfect! I just emptied the can into a small sauce pan and heated them until they started to simmer, and serve. Love these Bush’s Beans. Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Grass 14 oz. Mettwurst
* No MSG
* Gluten Free
* Skinless
* Fully Cooked

Mettwurst
Authentic Mettwurst made from an old
German recipe, including capsicum, mustard
powder, and pepper, with a hint of ginger.
These links are firm in texture and robust in
flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 link (66g)
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Sat. Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 650mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g

Blue Grass 14 oz. Bratwurst
* No MSG
* Gluten Free
Skinless
* Fully Cooked

Bratwurst
Top quality pork, mildly seasoned with a hint of
pepper, coriander, and nutmeg for that traditional
German flavor, reminiscent of Bratwurst from the
finest Sausage shops.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 link (66g)
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 27%
Sat. Fat 7g 33%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 590mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
https://www.bluegrassqualitymeats.com/our-products/

 

 


A TASTE OF TENNESSEE
BUSH’S® BOURBON AND BROWN SUGAR GRILLIN’ BEANS®

When you’re grilling your favorite meats, you want a side that can hold its own—like the bold taste of BUSH’S® Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans®. We slow-cook plump navy beans in a robust sauce generously seasoned with brown sugar, molasses, a bold blend of spices and a touch of natural bourbon flavor for a side dish that’s decidedly different.
http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/bourbon-and-brown-sugar

30-Minute Whole Wheat Pasta Recipes that Actually Taste Good

February 27, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its 30-Minute Whole Wheat Pasta Recipes that Actually Taste Good. Healthy and Delicious Recipes like; Classic Mac and Cheese, One-Pot Pasta with Tuna, and One-Pot Greek Pasta. Pasta, Pasta, everywhere! You can find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

30-Minute Whole Wheat Pasta Recipes that Actually Taste Good
A big bowl of pasta that’s actually healthy. Yes! You can have it all with these whole-wheat pasta recipes. Whole grains are the good fiber-rich carbs that can help keep your heart healthy, lower your risk of diabetes and help you lose weight. Bonus, these recipes are all ready in 30 minutes or less. Dive into classic mac & cheese, pesto pasta salad or a shrimp Alfredo tonight!

Classic Mac and Cheese
No sneaky ingredients here, just delicious comfort food. You can enjoy this super-cheesy mac and cheese in the same time it takes to cook the boxed version. Whole-wheat noodles add fiber, while sharp Cheddar adds richness. A hefty twist of black pepper balances the cheese’s salty tang……

One-Pot Pasta with Tuna
Use the one-pot pasta cooking method to make this tuna pasta recipe that calls for just 5 ingredients and is ready in just over half an hour. For extra crunch and a tuna noodle casserole feel, sprinkle this speedy pasta dish with toasted whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs………

One-Pot Greek Pasta
A little bit of Sunday meal prep goes a long way in this one-dish Mediterranean pasta recipe. The pasta is cooked ahead of time and stored in the fridge to use for meals all week, but any leftover cooked pasta you have on hand will do. Chicken sausage with feta is especially good in this recipe………..

* Click the link below to get all the 30-Minute Whole Wheat Pasta Recipes that Actually Taste Good
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23204/cooking-methods-styles/quick-easy/dinner/pasta/30-minute-taste/slideshow/30-minute-whole-wheat-pasta-recipes-that-actually-taste-good/

Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Fries

November 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 20 degrees this morning with frost. 38 degrees and mostly cloudy for the day. I had to be at the Doctor’s Office at 8:30 this morning. Time for my 6 month exam at my Oncologist. He gave a Physical check along with blood work. Everything looked to be normal! It seems a lifetime ago since I had Melanoma Cancer but I guess it will always be in the back of mind the fight I had with it. I’ve come a long way, Caner Free since June or July of 2004! I used to have scans and x-rays one a year but I’ve been cleared to just 2 Physicals a year and 1 visit a year to the Dermatologist. But I’ll always stay alert to any skin changes. Anyway for Dinner tonight its a Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

 

I used the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. I cut the Sausage Links into Bun length pieces. I absolutely love the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. It’s got such a fantastic flavor and always cooks up just right. To prepare them I used a large skillet, added about a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and preheated it on medium heat. Put the Sausage in the skillet when it was heated up and covered with a lid. I turned the Sausage every few minutes to get an even char on them, cooked about 11 minutes total. As always they came out just bursting with flavor and flat-out delicious! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun and topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard. I love these Smoked Sausages.

 

 

 

 


To go with the Sausage Dog I baked up some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with Morton’s Lite salt and Ground Black Pepper. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right.! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. Served with a side of my favorite Ketchup, Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Mango Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.

http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Fries

October 25, 2018 at 5:24 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a Poached Egg and I served it on a Thomas Light 100 Calorie Multi Grain Bun. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 31 degrees this morning with frost. 55 degrees and mostly cloudy for the day. Mom is feeling better but still congested. So far I’m still flu free. Cleaned the house today, dusted and ran the sweeper. Then later I got my cart out of the shed and raked leaves in the back yard. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

 

 


I used the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. I cut the Sausage Links into Bun length pieces. I absolutely love the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. It’s got such a fantastic flavor and always cooks up just right. To prepare them I used a large skillet, added about a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and preheated it on medium heat. Put the Sausage in the skillet when it was heated up and covered with a lid. I turned the Sausage every few minutes to get an even char on them, cooked about 11 minutes total. As always they came out just bursting with flavor and flat-out delicious! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun and topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard. I love these Sausages.

 

 

 

 

To go with the Sausage Dog I baked up some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with Morton’s Lite salt and Ground Black Pepper. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right.! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. Served with a side of my favorite Ketchup, Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Mango Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.

http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

Jungle Jim’s International Market Fall Smash Oct. 20 | 3pm – 7pm

October 18, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
Oct. 20 | 3pm – 7pm

Jungle Jim’s Fall Smash is held in the Greenhouse, near the main entrance to our Fairfield location.
Your beloved fall festival is back and better than ever!
We’re celebrating fall flavors with our third annual Fall Smash! This year, we’re adding a new twist and serving hard ciders and sour beers! As always, we’ll have food trucks at the Greenhouse at our Fairfield location for a full day of food and fun. Food from all over the Tri-state will be freshly prepared and ready to go at 11:00 AM and will be available until 7:00 PM. We’ll start serving beer inside the Greenhouse at 3:00 PM sharp. Drink, eat, and enjoy some live entertainment. Let’s have some fun!
http://junglejims.com/fall-smash/

Ohio Festivals October 19-21, 2018

October 17, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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October 17-20, 2018 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, 2018 – Celebrity Chef Tour – Columbus, Ohio
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs
https://www.jamesbeard.org/celebrity-chef-tour

 

October 19-20, 2018 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://vanwertcountyfair.com/?page_id=588

 

October 19-21, 2018 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

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