Nominations Open for WCEDC

The Wood County Economic Development Commission Nominating Committee is now accepting letters of interest for the following seats of the Wood County Economic Development Commission Executive Committee…

Executive Committee Board Nominations Open

The Nominating Committee is now accepting letters of interest for the following seats of the Wood County Economic Development Commission Executive Committee (all are 2 year terms): President, Treasurer, Member-at-large, Member-at-large.

Please send (an emailed pdf is fine) your letter to Wade (wade@woodcounty.com) by November 15th, 2017.

Make the Most of Your Morning with Seasonal Flavors

Entertain guests with a wholesome morning meal…………………

(Family Features) Bring the harvest straight to the table with farm-fresh ingredients fit for entertaining family and friends. Whether sharing stories passed from generation to generation, celebrating traditions – old and new – or simply treasuring time with loved ones, you can enjoy fragrant autumn flavors with a delicious and nutritious morning meal.

With savory elements coming from butternut squash, freshly ground nutmeg and hints of sage, this homemade frittata embraces seasonal favorites rich in nutrients. Guests of all ages can enjoy a meal made with an abundance of wholesome, farm-to-table ingredients – including milk – which provide essential vitamins and minerals to fuel everyone at the table.

Whether starting off a quiet weekend morning with brunch or prepping for a busy day with a make-ahead breakfast the night before, this recipe offers a creative, tasty way to kick-off the day. Plus, when paired with an 8-ounce glass of milk, everyone can get essential nutrients, like calcium and protein, to help them be their best.

To find more family-friendly recipes and information about milk’s nutrients, visit milklife.com.

Butternut Squash Sage Frittata

Servings: 6

Crispy Sage Leaves:

  • 3          tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6-8       small fresh sage leaves
  • pinch kosher salt

Frittata:

  • 2          teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2    cups (about 8 ounces) butternut squash, diced
  • 1          clove garlic, minced
  • 2          large sage leaves, chopped
  • 6          large eggs
  • 1/2       cup fat free milk
  • 1/4       teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4       teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8       teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  1. To prepare crispy sage leaves: In small skillet, heat olive oil until shimmering. Fry sage leaves in oil until crispy, about 5 seconds. Remove sage leaves from oil and drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt while hot.
  2. To prepare frittata: Heat oven to 425° F. In 10-inch cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add butternut squash; stir to coat in oil. Spread butternut squash in single layer and cook 2-3 minutes before stirring. Repeat until squash becomes tender and begins to caramelize, about 10 minutes total.
  3. Add garlic and chopped sage; stir until fragrant, about 60 seconds.
  4. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, pepper, salt and nutmeg. Pour mixture into skillet and stir gently, about 15 seconds, to distribute squash evenly around pan. Transfer skillet to oven and cook 10 minutes, or until egg is puffed and set. Remove from oven and let cool about 3-5 minutes before cutting and serving with crispy sage leaves.
  5. Pair each serving with 8-ounce glass of milk

Notes: To prepare butternut squash: Separate round end from long portion of squash; save round end for a separate recipe. With vegetable peeler, peel long portion. With sharp check’s knife, thinly slice squash. Cut slices into long matchsticks then chop into cubes. Pre-cut, store-bought butternut squash can be used in place of cutting entire squash.

Nutritional information per serving: 200 calories; 7 g fat; 2 g saturated fat; 195 mg cholesterol; 15 g protein; 18 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 290 mg sodium; 375 mg calcium (40% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk, and include an 8-ounce glass of milk.

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Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

It’s easy to breathe new life into one of your home’s most often-used spaces…………

(Family Features) Whether completely remodeling your kitchen or just looking for a few simple upgrades to make your cooking space shine, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

A well-designed kitchen can incorporate both style and luxury, but it’s also important to upgrade in ways that make everyday tasks easier and your space more efficient. From larger upgrades like an entire suite of matching stainless steel kitchen appliances to elegant and durable quartz countertops or a new dining set, to smaller optimizations such as a smart thermostat to control temperatures or multi-tiered cabinet organizers, it’s easy to breathe new life into one of your home’s most oft-used spaces.

Find more upgrades that appeal to the eye and can simplify everyday kitchen tasks at eLivingToday.com.

Whole-Kitchen Upgrades
Easily update your entire kitchen with matching stainless steel appliances with the Amana Everyday Value Suite, a winning combination of value, hassle-free features, quality products and timeless design. Perfect for your kitchen, vacation home or real estate listing, the Amana Everyday Value Suite includes a Side-by-Side Refrigerator with 3 Gallon Door Storage Bins, a Free Standing Range with Bake Assist Temps, a Dishwasher with Triple Filter Wash System and an Over-the-Range Microwave. Find more appliances at amana.com.


Aesthetically Pleasing Dining
Available in a wide variety of sizes, styles, heights, colors and finishes, even when not in use a standout table and set of chairs is sure to be a centerpiece of your dining area. Look for options such as an extendable table leaf or under-table storage to allow for versatility whether entertaining or preparing an evening meal for your family. Simply group the matching chairs around your table or mix and match different designs to give your dining room a more chic feel.


Contain Kitchen Clutter
Many kitchen cabinets have more wasted than usable space. Optimize storage in these problem areas with ClosetMaid’s Premium Kitchen Cabinet Organizers featuring multi-tiered pullout baskets, a spice rack and trash bin to deal with all kinds of kitchen clutter. Each organizer is durable, scratch-resistant, easy to install and designed specifically for any kind of food or container storage. For more organization solutions and tips, visit ClosetMaid.com.


Add Intelligent Comfort
When you’re busy cooking, make sure your kitchen is comfortable with a smart thermostat that can help you control temperatures even if the oven is on its hottest setting. Additionally, the added control can also help you ensure your whole home, including your kitchen, is economically efficient. Apps for your smartphone increase the control even further, allowing you to make subtle adjustments even while away from home.


Quartz Countertop Upgrade
If your countertops are looking tired, scratched or stained, it may be time for an upgrade. The Radianz countertop line is comprised of 93 percent natural quartz, making it easy to clean, highly durable and resistant to wear and tear, keeping the surface looking like new. The line of countertops comes in a wide range of nature-inspired colors and textures, from stunning marbled patterns to warm coastal hues, perfect for beautifying kitchens, bathrooms and work spaces. Learn more at radianz-quartz.com.

Photos courtesy of Getty Images (Kitchen with island, table and chairs, smart thermostat)

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Amana Appliances
ClosetMaid
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