Recipe: Stovetop Meatloaf (Hackbraten)

ABOVE: Helga Wengler’s Stovetop Meatloaf served with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and purple cabbage. Electronic image by Ron Flaviano for Metro Monthly and Homeplate. Watch Helga prepare this recipe on the Homeplate YouTube Channel. Search “Homeplate – Kitchen Witch – Meatloaf” or click Helga’s Stovetop Meatloaf   RECIPE BY HELGA THE KITCHEN WITCH Ingredients 2 pounds ground chuck 1 pound ground pork […]

Ohio Department of Agriculture accepting specialty crop grant proposals

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for the 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which will provide funding for projects to enhance the competitiveness of crops such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and nursery crops. Grant funding is provided by the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service. The deadline for on-line grant proposal submissions is […]

February 14, 1016: Ulster Project to host annual wine taste fundraiser

The Mahoning Valley Ulster Project is set to host its annual wine taste from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14 at Drake’s Landing, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. The event includes a wine and beer taste, light appetizers, an auction, raffle and giveaways. The event […]

Student-run restaurant at tech school sets winter, spring hours

The Bistro at MCCTC, a student-operated restaurant, will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through spring. The eatery will be open for on-site dining and carry out. The restaurant is located at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, 7300 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield.  The Bistro is run by students […]

March 18-19, 2016: 10th Annual Farm to Table Conference returns to Pittsburgh

The 10th annual Farm to Table Conference returns to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh on March 18 and 19. The event occurs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The theme for this year’s conference is “Keep it Real, Keep it Local.” The conference will feature exhibitors, speakers, a local food tasting, a […]

February 2016: Selah to offer weekly music for ‘Month of Romance’

Selah Restaurant in Struthers has scheduled weekly live entertainment in February as part of its “Month of Romance.” Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and reservations are suggested. The musical line-up includes: Dan Shapiro, Friday, Feb. 5; Barbara Knight, Saturday, Feb. 6; Carla Gipson, Friday, Feb. 12; Rachell Joy, Saturday, Feb. 13; Stan Miller, Friday, Feb. […]

RECIPE: Helga’s Playhouse Hot Sausage Meatballs

(Electronic image by Ron Flaviano) PLAYHOUSE HOT SAUSAGE MEATBALLS (RECIPE BY HELGA WENGLER) INGREDIENTS 1 lb. fresh hot Italian sausage (bulk) 1¼ lb. or more sharp cheddar cheese (grated) 3 cups Bisquick Dash of Maggi seasoning (optional) PREPARATION Mix ingredients well. Form into balls 1 inch in diameter. Put on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 […]

RECIPE: Classic bean pie

(Electronic image by Ron Flaviano) CLASSIC BEAN PIE (RECIPE BY RON FLAVIANO) INGREDIENTS 2 frozen deep-dish pie crusts 2 (15.5 ounce) cans navy beans, rinsed and drained 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg, fresh is best 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 1/2 […]

RECIPE: Dry-Rub Ribs with a Teriyaki Glaze

Dry-rub ribs with an Asian-style Teriyaki glaze. (Image by Ron Flaviano) ST. LOUIS-STYLE DRY-RUB RIBS (RECIPE BY MITCH LYNCH) INGREDIENTS 1 rack St. Louis-style ribs 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons anise seed (anise extract can be substituted) 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon paprika PREPARATION Lay ribs […]

RECIPE: Italian Bread Cones Stuffed with Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad

Image by Pam Burcsak ITALIAN BREAD CONES (RECIPE BY PAM BURCSAK) This recipe features bread cones stuffed with poached chicken, apples, avocado, fresh spinach, green onion, blue cheese, dried cranberries and slivered almonds. It’s dressed with mayonnaise to taste. My recipe makes six cones. I used the 6-inch cone form. Cone forms can be found on Amazon, but smaller forms are also available locally. Rulli […]