August 17-18, 2013 32nd Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival – Fairborn, Ohio

August 15, 2013 at 11:19 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 17-18, 2013 32nd Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival – Fairborn, Ohio

 

The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival features handmade arts and crafts. This is a family oriented alcohol-free event featuring children’s activities with free entertainment, parking, and activities. Many local and regional artisans offering handmade arts and crafts, and of course, Sweet Corn!

 

In 1982, the first Sweet Corn Festival was held at the Fairborn Lion Den Park in Rona Hills. The following year, the festival was moved to the grounds of Central Jr. High School. In all subsequent years, the festival has been held at Community Park. The festival continued to grow, from only 40 booths with an attendance of a few thousand people to approximately 180 booths with an attendance of over 45,000 people today.

Many traditions of the festival were started the first year. They began with the ribbon cutting by the King and Queen of the festival, which signals the beginning of the festival, and continued with the corn-eating contest, the AVA Volksmarch, free entertainment, numerous arts and crafts booths, food booths, and the famous steam cooked sweet corn.

The children can look forward to pony rides, train rides, and the Big Bounce. Everyone can enjoy the 1840’s Pioneer Village with candle making, silversmithing, blacksmithing, stockades and black powder gun demonstrations.

Through the hard work, dedication, and determination of many volunteers and workers, the Sweet Corn Festival is one of the major festivals in Southwest Ohio.

 

http://www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org/

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Fried Crappie w/ Red Beans and Rice, Boiled Mini Ears of Corn…

July 30, 2013 at 5:04 PM | Posted in fish, rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Crappie w/ Red Beans and Rice, Boiled Mini Ears of Corn, and Corn BreadCrappie Red Beans and Rice 001

 

 

 

Spent the better part of the day cleaning the kitchen. Pulled the stove out and cleaned behind it, straightened shelves, and gave the fridge and freezer a good cleaning. While cleaning the freezer I came across tonight’s dinner! I thought I had used all the Okeechobee Crappie that was given to me but I found 4 bags of it in the back of the freezer. So for dinner tonight I prepared Fried Crappie w/ Red Beans and Rice, Boiled Mini Ears of Corn, and Corn Bread. I prepared the Cornbread for Mom and Dad, I had Whole Grain Bread.

 
After the bags of Crappie thawed out I rinsed them with water and patted dry with paper towel. I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put them into a gallon size Hefty Freezer Bag and added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix to the bag. Zipped shut the bag and shook it until the fillets were well covered. Pan fried them in Canola Oil, about 2-3 minutes per side, until they were golden brown. And what a taste, the best tasting Crappie there is! Crappie is Crappie but the ones from Lake Okeechobee have no rivals!

 

 

For sides for this delicious Crappie I prepared some of Grandma Maud’s Red Bean and Rice. I had prepared the Black Beans and Rice several times, and love it, so I thought I would try the Red Beans and Rice. Just follow the easy instructions on the package and you have some great Red Beans and Rice! It had a good Cajun Seasoning to it and was only 100 calories and 16 net carbs. This would go great with a Blackened Chicken or Shrimp. I also boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and I baked a Cat Iron Skillet of Martha White Cornbread. The Cornbread was for Mom and Dad, I had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a bowl Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Dole Chef Cuts Mango Pineapple.

 

 

 

 

Gramdma Maud’s Bean Meals Red Beans and Ricegrandma mauds

Authentic southern cajun flavors combined with a rich, smoky essence make Grandma Maud’s Red Beans & Rice an easy side dish or complete meal with no added meat or fat.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 cup (29 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 100

Calories from Fat 0

Total Fat 0.0g 0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 470mg 20%

Carbohydrates 20.0g 7%

Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16%

Sugars 2.0g

Protein 5.0g

 

http://www.grandmamauds.com/index.html

July 19-20, 2013 Marietta Sweet Corn Festival – Marietta, Ohio

July 16, 2013 at 9:36 AM | Posted in Festivals, Food | Leave a comment
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Cornfest

 

July 19-20, 2013 Marietta Sweet Corn Festival – Marietta, Ohio
Come enjoy hot buttered Ohio sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods prepared by our local restaurants, events for all ages, contests galore, farm animals, historical exhibits and non-stop entertainment!

Join us…
July 19th and 20th 2013
Muskingum Park
Downtown Marietta, Ohio

 

 

http://www.mariettasweetcorn.com/

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus

June 30, 2013 at 5:32 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Crock Pot, ribs, vegetables | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and AsparagusCrock pot ribs Asparagus 003

 

 
A beautiful day out after a night of some heavy rain. Looks like we got a lot of rain coming our way on and off all week. Have to be up early and at the hospital for my yearly scans, for my upcoming Melanoma Cancer check up. It’s always a tough time when I have these, the test is easy but it stirs up a lot of bad memories of my past fights against Melanoma. I just have to think positive, I’ll get the results in about 2 weeks when I go for my check-up. On to dinner! Mom had a hankering for my Crock Pot Ribs, so guess what we had! I prepared Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus. Also boiled some Corn on the Cob for Mom and Dad.

 

 
Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then Crock pot ribs Asparagus 001rubbed and covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Hawg Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I’ll cook them on low for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible.

 

 
For side dishes I prepared boiled Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes, and Corn on the Cob (for my Parents). To prepare the Asparagus was very easy I just brought about 1 inch salted water to a boil in a large skillet. Added my Asparagus in one layer. Cooked until tender, about 5 minutes Drained, and transferred to a serving platter. Sprinkled with Sea Salt and Black Pepper, and topped with a pat of butter (Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter). Very good and easy recipe for Asparagus. I also heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes and boiled a couple of Green Giant Mini ears of Sweet Corn. I think I satisfied my Mom’s Hankering for Ribs! For dessert later, I baked a loaf of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread. A slice of that topped with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.

Grilled Top Sirloin Steak and Sauteed Portobella Mushrooms w/ Yellow Carrots,…..

September 7, 2012 at 5:42 PM | Posted in beans, BEEF, carrots, grilling, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Top Sirloin Steak and Sauteed Portobella Mushrooms w/ Yellow Carrots, Sugar Snow Peas, and Whole  Grain Bread

 
Wow I don’t know where to begin on this dinner! Grilled Top Sirloin Steak and Sauteed Portobella Mushrooms w/ Yellow Carrots, Sugar Snow Peas, and Whole Grain Bread. Started the day by going to Costco, first time there. I just joined last week. A friend of mine had always told me how great Costco was so I tried it out today. I was really impressed! Great selections and some fantastic prices, some cheaper than Sam’s. I was hoping that they carried Bison but they didn’t. I ended up purchasing quite a few items and one being a package of Top Sirloin Steaks and am I happy I did!

 

I grilled 3 of them for myself and my parents and we all agreed that not only were these the most tender but also the best tasting Steaks we had ever had! I rubbed a light amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil all over the Steaks then seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. These were very thick Steaks so it took extra grilling time to get them to medium rare. I grilled them for 4 minutes and flipped them over for another 5 minutes. Then I continued to grill them another 2 minutes flipping them back and forth. They came out perfect! A nice char and grill marks on the outside and pink and moist in the center. The taste was just incredible. As I’ve said before I love Bison, it’s my favorite, but this Costco Top Sirloin could change my mind.

 

Along with the Grilled Top Sirloin I prepared Sauteed Portobella Mushrooms, Boiled Yellow Mini Carrots, Sugar Snow Peas. I don’t know if it was something in the air or what but everything tasted incredible. I sauteed a package of Sliced Portobella Mushrooms seasoning them with Sea Salt, Parsley and Roasted Ground Cumin. It was the first time I had Yellow Carrots I believe and I’ll be having these again. They cook like the regualar Orange Carrots but they are a lot sweeter tasting, they taste almost like Sweet Corn. Anyway they were delicious. I also had purchased a package of Steamable Sugar Sow Peas. These too were awesome! They were the biggest and best tasting Sugar Snow Peas we had ever had. Very easy to prepare; just puncture the bag in several places and microwave for 2 minutes and you have some crisp and fantastic tasting Snow Peas! Everything came together to make one incredible dinner! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

August 29-Sept 1, 2012 The Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport, Ohio

August 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM | Posted in Festivals, Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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August 29-Sept 1, 2012  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.

August 29th – September 1st
The Wed. thru Sat. before Labor Day!

Welcome…
Come enjoy hot buttered 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. The proceeds from this four-day community event is a major source of income for over 75 non-profit charitable organizations operating all of the food and game concessions. We’re only 25 miles east of Columbus on State Route 204 overlooking the south shore of Buckeye Lake. Always held the Wednesday through Saturday before Labor Day. It’s ear-resistible!

http://www.sweetcornfest.com/index.html

July 20-21, 2012 Marietta Sweet Corn Festival – Marietta, Ohio

July 18, 2012 at 8:31 AM | Posted in Festivals, Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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July 20-21, 2012 Marietta Sweet Corn Festival – Marietta, Ohio
Come enjoy hot buttered Ohio sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods prepared by our local restaurants, events for all ages, contests galore, farm animals, historical exhibits and non-stop entertainment!

Join us…

July 20th and 21st 2012

Muskingum Park
Downtown Marietta, Ohio
Home of the sweetest corn in the country!
Join The Marietta Sweet Corn Festival as we celebrate our wonderful agricultural history. The Marietta Sweet Corn Festival promotes area agriculture and education in the area of agriculture. Proceeds from the Sweet Corn Festival are used to fund scholarships to Washington County High School Seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture or related areas.

Address: 200 block of Front Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750

Phone Number(s)
Local Number: 740-373-2191
Toll-Free: 800-288-2577
E-mail Address(es)
General Information: info@mariettasweetcorn.com
Hours:
Friday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Admission: FREE

Events Dates:
7/20/2012 – 7/21/2012

Parking: FREE
http://www.mariettasweetcorn.com/

North Ridgeville Corn Festival

July 14, 2011 at 2:58 PM | Posted in Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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North Ridgeville Corn Festival
North Ridgeville, Lorain County, Ohio
Bainbridge Rd. Between Rt. 83 & Root Rd.
August 12 – 14, 2011

The 36th festival will feature Sweet’s corn steamed or roasted. Enjoy FREE admission, FREE parking and FREE musical entertainment. Air-conditioned comfort and handicapped facilities at the Senior Center along with an arts and crafts show. Amusement rides, games, food. Friday-opening ceremonies with announcement of outstanding residents. Saturday is kid’s day with special fee on the rides and kid’s games, along with a corn eating contest, 5 & 10k run, car show and horseshoe tournament. Sunday is our Grand parade at 2:30p.m. Hours: Friday, 6-11p.m.; Saturday, Noon-11p.m.; Sunday, Noon-8p.m. Info: P.O. Box 39103, N. Ridgeville, OH 44039, Phone 440-218-9802 or www.nrcornfest.org.

Contact This Festival:

* P.O. Box 39103, N. Ridgeville, OH 44039
* 440-218-9802
* Website: www.nrcornfest.org
* Email: info@nrcornfest.org

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