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 […]

Calendar (Week 2) – September 8-15, 2016

Thursday 8 Wick Area Par-3 Course Adult Golf. Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112. Free PGA golf instruction from the Mill Creek MetroParks golf professionals. Clinic is geared towards members of the Mill Creek Adult golf league members, but is open to any adult interested in wanting to learn […]

Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – September 1-30, 2016

Thursday 1 Multiple branches: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 13, […]

Calendar (Week 1) – February 1-7, 2016

Monday 1 Black History Month Puzzle Challenge. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Find the answers to trivia questions during the month of February that relate to Black History Month. For each question you get right, you’ll get a puzzle piece to add to our puzzle. Let’s see if we can finish […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

RECIPE: Edamame Hummus Dip

  (Electronic image by Stephanie Shaw. Courtesy of Leigh & Ollie Interiors) Edamame Hummus Dip (Recipe by Stephanie Shaw) INGREDIENTS 1 cup edamame 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon Sriracha seasoning 1/2 teaspoon cumin 4 Kalamata olives 2 tablespoons Kalamata juice 1/3 cup tahini 1/2 teaspoon pink sea salt 1 bunch cilantro 3 tablespoons […]

RECIPE: Nantucket Cranberry Pie

(Electronic image by Sarah Sepanek) NANTUCKET CRANBERRY PIE (RECIPE BY SARAH SEPANEK) INGREDIENTS Butter, for greasing 2 heaping cups cranberries 3/4 cup pecans, chopped (measure, then chop) 2/3 cup sugar 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar 1 stick unsalted butter, melted 2 whole eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon […]