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: Egg Salad Canapés

 (Image by Ron Flaviano for Homeplate and Metro Monthly) This recipe is unique in how the egg is prepared, and, honestly, this is the absolute best way to make egg salad! The key is putting the hard-boiled egg mixture through a potato ricer. The effort yields a fluffy, unbelievably light egg salad that’s great on sandwiches, too. […]

RECIPE: Oven-Roasted Dry-Rub Ribs

Image by Thogru  OVEN-ROASTED DRY-RUB RIBS (RECIPE BY RON FLAVIANO) This dry-rub recipe has its origins in the South. Brown sugar and cumin give the ribs a sweet and smoky flavor, while the salt acts as a meat tenderizer. Perfect right out of the oven, the ribs are ready to eat. But try putting the slabs […]

RECIPE: Rum Stars (Weihnachts-Plaetzchen)

Weihnachts-Plaetzchen – a German cutout Christmas cookie. These have sprinkles. Electronic image courtesy of Rezepte Wiki. Submitted and prepared by Helga Wengler 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 cup walnuts (ground) 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 41/2 tablespoons rum or imitation rum extract 21/2 sticks butter or margarine (room temperature) […]

RECIPE: Molasses Crinkles

Molasses Crinkles, a classic cookie from ‘Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook.’ Image by Mark C. Peyko. SUBMITTED AND PREPARED BY STACEY ADGER 3/4 cup soft shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 21/4 cups sifted flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger Preheat oven […]

Calendar (Week 4) – December 22-31, 2014

Monday 22 Cookies for Santa. Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-8107. Children will make cookies, holiday waffles, do crafts and more. You can purchase tickets at the Park beginning 11/10/14.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 per Boardman resident child/$7; per non-resident child. Parents and children under 2 are […]

RECIPE: Jamaican Jerk Chicken Thighs

INGREDIENTS 4 small fresh green or red chilies or jalapenos 4 green onions, trimmed 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon allspice 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 8 boneless chicken thighs PREPARATION In a food processor chop the chilies/jalapenos and onions.  Use gloves when […]

RECIPE: Nanette’s 7UP Cake

INGREDIENTS 3 sticks of butter, softened 3 cups sugar 4 teaspoons  lemon flavor 5 eggs 3 cups flour 1 cup and 1 tablespoon 7UP Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour a bundt pan. PREPARATION Using an electric mixer, in large bowl, cream butter.  Mix after each addition;  sugar. Add flour. Add eggs-one at […]