That State Fair is just around the corner and it is filled with seventeen days of food and fun. So let’s talk about the food, which is one of the main reasons people attend the State Fair. Some people have their favorite stops and some people like to go for the most exotic, obscure food they can find. Sure, the State Fair is known for its greasy, fatty, and fried food but I think you can ALWAYS find a lighter side to anything.
By Diane Ruyack Corn on the cob has other names such as “pole corn”, “cornstick”, “sweet pole”, “butter-pop” or “long maize”. The ear is picked while the endosperm is in the “milk stage” so that the kernels are still tender. Ears of corn are steamed or boiled, usually without their green husks, or roasted with [...]
Guest Post By Indiana Dairy Princess Elles Niessen My Indiana Dairy Princess legacy is coming to an end. There were three main goals I wanted to accomplish as Indiana’s Dairy Princess including: educating the public, supporting the facts and getting rid of the myths, and experiencing the dairy industry from a different perspective through the [...]
By DeDe Hausmann Nothing’s better in the summer than enjoying a picnic with family and friends. Picnic at the park, on the beach, or even in your own back yard but if picnic foods are not handled safely you are inviting foodborne illnesses to the occasion!
Guest Post By Paula Gustafson, MD We have all heard the alarming news about childhood obesity: almost one in five of our school-aged children and teens are obese. Even more are overweight. But did you know that this obesity epidemic affects our infants and toddlers too! I’m a board-certified pediatrician at Major Pediatrics in Shelbyville, [...]
Buttercup had a great time last night at Indiana’s Family of Farmers’ Family Night at the Ball Park with the Indianapolis Indians! She met all kinds of little fans! And even some fans with fans!
SPECIAL NOTE: Congrats to Ice Cream Machine winner: Julie M who said “Chocolate Mint is the Best!” Julie, we will be in contact soon! Congrats! By Mary Nicholson Here we are, smack dab in the middle of summer. Time to kick back and relax, right? If you’re a parent of school-aged kids, summer may be [...]
By Michelle Plummer When I first began cooking I would get so frustrated with the Crockpot. It wasn’t until I went to culinary classes and realized a crock pot is a small version of a steam jacketed kettle without the steam! NO more burnt fondue, gravies or nacho dip! Well imagine my surprise when you [...]
By Diane Ruyack What’s more refreshing than a frozen drink? If you’re looking for a delicious, healthy snack your kids will love, then a smoothie is a great choice. Or if you want to serve cooling refreshments to your summer guests, then a frozen specialty is just the ticket. It takes only 5 minutes to [...]