A Menu Fit for Family Mornings

Add flavor to your brunch with the sweet taste of honey as part of a remade rendition of a breakfast favorite: chicken and waffles…..and more

(Family Features) Many spring celebrations call for fabulous food, specifically dishes fit for brunch, even if your “crowd” is simply your nearest loved ones gathered at the family table. A wide variety of recipes may fit the festivities, but a combination of comforting bites with sweet and savory flavors is perfect for appeasing all appetites.

This menu of morning recipes includes Chive and Orange Blossom Honey Waffles and Spicy Garlic Honey Chicken as a filling option to base the meal around with Breakfast Casserole as a more traditional dish. For a sweet sendoff, this Brown Sugar Bundt Cake is best served warm as a midday dessert or can be added to your plate as a simple side.

Find more brunch recipes at Culinary.net.

A Sweet Morning Eat

Add flavor to your brunch with the sweet taste of honey as part of a remade rendition of a breakfast favorite: chicken and waffles.

This recipe for Chive and Orange Blossom Honey Waffles and Spicy Garlic Chicken combines sweet with savory to shine as the main course for your gathering.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images (Chive and Orange Blossom Honey Waffles and Spicy Garlic Honey Chicken)

Find more recipe ideas at honey.com.

Chive and Orange Blossom Honey Waffles and Spicy Garlic Honey Chicken

Recipe courtesy of chef Jenny Dorsey on behalf of the National Honey Board
Servings: 4

Chicken:

  • 8          boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2          cups buttermilk
  • 2          tablespoons kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4       teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4       teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 2          tablespoons orange blossom honey
  • 2          cups all-purpose flour
  • 2          teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1          teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1          teaspoon onion powder
  • 2          teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2       teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • vegetable oil, as needed

Waffles:

  • 1 1/2    cups all-purpose flour
  • 2          teaspoons orange blossom honey
  • 1          teaspoon orange zest
  • 1          teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1          teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4    cups whole milk
  • 2          large eggs
  • 1/4       cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 3/4       cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • honey
  1. To make chicken: Rinse chicken thighs and pat dry with paper towels; place in large bowl.
  2. In separate bowl, combine buttermilk, 1 tablespoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, rosemary and honey. Pour buttermilk mixture over chicken; cover and let marinate 8 hours or overnight.
  3. In separate mixing bowl, combine flour, remaining salt, remaining pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and ancho chile powder; stir.
  4. Remove each piece of chicken from buttermilk, shake to remove excess liquid and dredge in flour mixture. Shake off excess.
  5. In deep fryer, heat oil to 375° F. Fry chicken until internal temperature reaches 175° F or juices run clear, approximately 5 minutes per thigh.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. To make waffles: In large mixing bowl, mix flour, honey, orange zest, salt, baking powder, milk, eggs, chives and cheese until combined.
  8. Use waffle maker to cook four waffles in batches.
  9. Place chicken on waffles and drizzle with honey.

A Dairy-Fueled Brunch Dish

Whether it’s just part of a brunch spread or the focus of your meal, an egg-based casserole is a perfect way to appease a morning crowd.

This version of Breakfast Casserole calls for potatoes, ham, eggs, milk and cheese for a simple dish that requires little preparation before popping in the oven.

Visit milkmeansmore.org for more morning dishes.

Breakfast Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Marcia Stanley, MS, RDN, on behalf of Milk Means More
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6

  • 1          pound red or white potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • water
  • 1/2       small onion, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2       teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4       teaspoon pepper
  • 1          cup reduced-fat and reduced-sodium, chopped, cooked ham (about 4 ounces)
  • 1          cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese
  • 4          eggs
  • 1 1/2    cups skim milk
  • 1          tablespoon mustard
  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. In large saucepan, cover potato pieces with enough water to just submerge. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Add onion. Return to simmer, covered, about 5 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender. Drain well. Cool slightly.
  3. Coat 8-by-8-by-2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place potato-onion mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Gently stir to combine. Sprinkle ham and cheese on top.
  4. In medium bowl, lightly beat eggs. Whisk in milk, mustard and remaining salt. Pour over layers in baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes, or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

A Bundt Cake for Brunch

Many brunch festivities may center around classic breakfast foods like quiches and fresh fruits, but you can take your gathering to the next level with a treat to pair with nearly any dish.

This Brown Sugar Bundt Cake can be the simple, sweet side your guests crave as a complement to the savory recipes on the table. Made using just a handful of household ingredients, including the flavor-boosting addition of C&H sugars, it can be created in about an hour and served warm during your next at-home brunch gathering.

Find more sweet treat ideas at chsugar.com.

Brown Sugar Bundt Cake

Recipe courtesy of “Browned Butter Blondie” on behalf of C&H
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2          cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1          teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2       teaspoon baking soda
  • 1          teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10        tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 3/4    cups packed C&H Golden Brown Sugar
  • 1/4       cup C&H Granulated Sugar
  • 2          large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2    teaspoons vanilla
  • 1          cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • C&H Confectioners’ Sugar, for dusting
  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease 10-cup bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix on low speed.
  5. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with yogurt. Begin and end with flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and use offset spatula to level batter.
  7. Bake 50-55 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. If cake browns too quickly while baking, cover with foil after 35 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on baking rack 20 minutes. Invert pan onto baking rack and gently tap bottom of pan to release cake.
  9. Cool completely before dusting with confectioners’ sugar.

SOURCE:
Domino Golden Sugar
United Dairy Industry of Michigan

Serve a Sweet Treat

Yummy carrot cake. Watch video to see how to make this recipe!…..

(Culinary.net) Surprise your family with a dessert fit for the season. This Carrot Cake recipe is a traditional take on the timeless treat and created using everyday ingredients. 

Find more dessert inspiration at Culinary.net.

Watch video to see how to make this recipe!

Carrot Cake

  • 2 1/4    cups flour
  • 1          teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2       teaspoon salt
  • 1          teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2       teaspoon baking powder
  • 1          cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4    cups sugar
  • 3          eggs
  • 1 1/2    cups carrots, shredded
  • 1          cup crushed pineapple with juice
  • 2/3       cup walnuts

Frosting:

  • 2          packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese
  • 3/4       cup butter, softened
  • 1          teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 1/2    cups powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. In large bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and baking powder.
  3. In mixing bowl, cream together oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Gradually add in carrots and crushed pineapple.
  4. Add dry mixture to wet ingredients and beat until smooth. Fold in walnuts.
  5. Pour batter into two lightly greased 8-inch round cake pans and bake 25-30 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool completely. Remove cakes from pans and slice off tops to level cakes.
  6. To make frosting: In mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Gradually add in powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  7. Spread two large spoonfuls frosting over top of one cake and stack second cake on top. Frost entire cake with remaining frosting.

SOURCE:
Culinary.net

Go Simple with Salmon

Watch video to see how to make this recipe!

(Culinary.net) Make your next family meal quick and tasty with a recipe that calls for common ingredients and simple preparation. These Southwest Salmon Patties are ideal for putting on the table on those busy weeknights, bringing the family together despite hectic schedules.

Find more family meal inspiration at Culinary.net.

Watch video to see how to make this recipe!

Southwest Salmon Patties

Serves: 4

  • 1/2       cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4       cup sour cream
  • 1          teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 4          teaspoons lime juice
  • 3          tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4       teaspoon salt
  • 1/4       teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2    cups panko breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1          pound skinless, boneless salmon filets, chopped
  • 4          ounces whole green chiles, drained and chopped
  • 2          scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2       cup vegetable oil
  1. In medium bowl, whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, lime zest, lime juice and cilantro.
  2. In large bowl, combine salt, pepper, 3/4 cup breadcrumbs, salmon, chiles, scallions and 3 tablespoons mayonnaise mixture. Form salmon mixture into four patties. Cover patties with remaining breadcrumbs.
  3. In skillet, heat oil. Add breaded patties and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve with remaining mayonnaise mixture.

SOURCE:
Culinary.net

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We want to thank all of you for your continued support and patience as we try to provide you with the best and safest service possible.

As of April 1, 2020 we will be taking CALL IN meat orders only – for curbside pickup.

Our hours will remain the same:
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
And Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

We apologize for any inconvenience!

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From the farms to your freezers we will cut whatever you want!

Daisyfield semi-boneless fully cooked Easter hams
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Extra meaty smoked ham hocks $1.99
Our  Hickory smoked bacon $5.99  
Bacon ends and pieces $2.99
Center cut pork chops $2.89
Boneless pork chops $3.99
Pork spare ribs $2.99

1# packs of whole hog sausage $3.29.

Boneless chicken breast $2.89

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Rib-eyes $12.99
T-bones $10.99
Cube steak $4.99
Skirt steak $5.99
Chuck Eye steak $5.59

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Places to Eat In and Around North Baltimore, Ohio

Here are the “current” options for grabbing a bite to eat in and around our little village. As a public service we list local eateries…

Here are the “current” options for grabbing a bite to eat in and around our little village. As a public service we list local eateries…

We do not guarantee and have not verified anything concerning the operations of these facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We get most of our info off of Facebook and word of mouth… (I know, right?)

Please contact these businesses for more information – they have Facebook pages and in come cases a website (Google search is a wonderful thing). 

Downtown North Baltimore (coming from South Main going North):

OPEN – Crossroads Cafe – South Main Street

CLOSED – Daily Queen (seasonal) – South Main Street

CLOSED – COVID 19 – Ten Pin Lanes & Lounge (seasonal) – South Main Street

OPEN – NB Marathon – at the 4 – way

CLOSED – Subway – North Main Street

CLOSED COVID-19 – China City – North Main Street

CLOSED COVID-19 –  NB Eagles – North Main Street

OPEN – Mak & Ali’s Pizza – North Main Street

Heading towards the hi-way (I – 75):

CLOSED – Legion Bar & Grill – American Legion Drive –

Great Scot Deli & Kitchen – SR 18 East

Out at the hi-way on SR 18 Exit:

OPEN – NB McDonald’s

OPEN – Arby’s – In the Love’s Plaza

OPEN – The Iron Skillet at Petro Plaza

OPEN – Taco Bell Express/Pizza Hut Express at Petro Plaza

Out-of-town Deliveries:

There are several options for having food delivered to your home, both in town and out-of-town!

If any eateries or delivery services would like to enhance their presence (advertise) on TheNBXpress.com (AND on our Facebook pages: north baltimore news and more and NBXpress) – contact JP or Sue about advertising. We regularly reach more than 5,000 families within 15 miles of NB!

Call 419-581-9629 (please leave a message).

You can also drop an email to: [email protected]

 

 

Seasonal Brunch Ideas

Featuring a Kid-friendly Bunny Oatmeal recipe….

(Family Features) Brunch with family and friends can be a treat any time of the year, but spring’s fresh, seasonal ingredients and warmer days practically beg loved ones to gather for the morning meal.

These cute, kid-friendly Bunny Oatmeal and Easy Egg Casserole recipes are simple and made with real foods like milk, bringing richness and flavor, and ingredients you can feel good serving to kids.

Whether it’s skim milk for lighter lattes with friends, 2% milk to wash down birthday cake or strawberry milk for a sweet celebration surrounding the game-winning goal, milk’s already a part of the foods – and meaningful moments – that matter.

For more kid-friendly, seasonal recipe ideas, visit milklife.com.

Bunny Oatmeal

Recipe courtesy of Tiffany Edwards of Creme de la Crumb on behalf of Milk Life
Servings: 1

  • 1/3       cup instant oats
  • 3/4       cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4       teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4       teaspoon vanilla
  • 1          teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2/3       small banana
  • 2          fresh blueberries
  • 1/2       small strawberry
  • chocolate syrup (optional)
  • 1          glass milk (8 ounces)
  1. In microwave-safe bowl, stir oats, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar. Microwave on high 30-60 seconds and stir.
  2. Cut banana in half crosswise. Cut 1 1/8-inch thick coin slice from flat ends of each banana half. Place two banana slices in upper third of oatmeal bowl, side by side, to make eyes. Top each banana slice with one blueberry.
  3. Place remaining banana halves at top of bowl, hanging out, to create ears.
  4. Place strawberry in middle of bowl to make nose then drizzle chocolate, if desired, to make mouth and whiskers.
  5. Serve with 8-ounce glass of real milk for added nutrition.

Nutritional information per serving: 320 calories; 2 g fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 18 g protein; 59 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 190 mg sodium; 550 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using fat-free milk and include 8-ounce glass of milk.  

Easy Egg Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Milk Life
Servings: 1

  •             Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1          cup lean ham, cubed
  • 1          cup frozen seasoned potatoes with fresh onions and peppers
  • 3/4       cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2       cup low-fat cheddar or Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 6          eggs
  • 3/4       cup fat-free milk
  • 1          glass milk (8 ounces)
  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Lightly coat 8-by-8-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. In bottom of casserole dish, arrange ham, potatoes, spinach and cheese.
  2. In large bowl, beat eggs and milk. Pour mixture over ingredients in casserole dish. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned and puffed.
  3. Serve with 8-ounce glass of real milk for added nutrition.

Nutritional information per serving: 350 calories; 9 g fat; 3 g saturated fat; 350 mg cholesterol; 32 g protein; 34 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 630 mg sodium; 500 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using fat-free milk and include 8-ounce glass of milk.

SOURCE:
MilkPEP

Now’s the Time to Teach At-Home Nutrition

Get kids involved in making dinner……

(Family Features) With a lot of parents facing the challenge of keeping housebound kids happy and healthy, this is the perfect time to teach kids the basics of nutrition and eating right.

Consider these simple suggestions from Melanie Marcus, MA, RD, health and nutrition communications manager for Dole Food Company.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images
  • Healthy Snack Time Taste Tests – Sometimes it feels like kids can snack all day long on easy-to-grab crackers, chips or cookies. Next time they reach into the snack pantry, try incorporating a taste test or food critic activity to encourage something different and more nutritious.
  • Purposeful Playtime – Many households have a play kitchen or some kind of play food. Use this as an opportunity to act out how to create a healthy kitchen with activities like making salad, setting the table, peeling bananas and washing dishes. This can help young children become more independent, learn what to expect and grow into little helpers at family mealtime.
  • Sensory Activity – One idea that can work for school and at home is making a sensory box. Simply place a fruit or two inside a tissue box and have children put their hands inside then try to guess which fruit it is by feeling it.
  • Recipes for Fun – If you’re preparing a meal, it could be a good time to teach children of reading age how to review a recipe. Evaluating ingredients to learn how food transforms from raw to cooked or how a dish is created can help kids learn kitchen skills. For example, try this fun, fruity recipe for Kids with Almond Toast.
  • Food Groups Focus – Get kids involved in making dinner by setting a rule that each food group must be represented. Give them a warmup activity by asking which food groups are found in family favorites like chicken soup, lasagna or meatloaf. Asking kids to guess which ingredients are used in these dishes and identifying which food group each ingredient belongs to can help them understand dietary balance. Find more at-home tips in the free, downloadable Healthy Eating Toolkit from the nonprofit organization Action for Healthy Kids.
  • Reading Time – From food labels to children’s books to cookbooks, there are plenty of reading materials to choose from that reinforce healthy eating habits. Exposing children to fruits and vegetables outside the kitchen is a subtle way to show that nutritious ingredients are part of everyday life.
  • Explain the Bathroom Routine – Make sure to wash hands and explain that this is a way of washing away germs to stay healthy. Also explain why brushing teeth is important by reminding children that food can get stuck in teeth and cause cavities.

Find more kid-friendly recipe ideas at dole.com plus nutritional tips, free printables and other healthy fun on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

“Kids” with Almond Toast

Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 4          slices whole-grain bread
  • 6          tablespoons unsalted almond butter
  • 2          teaspoons honey (optional)
  • 1          DOLE®  Banana, peeled
  • 2          Dole Strawberries, trimmed and halved
  • 4          chunks (1 1/2 inches) fresh Dole Tropical Gold Pineapple
  • 2          Dole Blackberries
  • 2          teaspoons toasted flaxseed (optional)
  1. Toast bread slices. Spread with almond butter and drizzle with honey, if desired.
  2. To make “kids”: Cut eight slices and 32 matchsticks from banana. Arrange one strawberry half and one pineapple chunk on two slices toast; arrange remaining strawberry halves and blackberries on  remaining slices. Place one banana slice “head” at top of each piece of fruit and arrange four banana matchsticks around each “kid” for arms and legs. Sprinkle flaxseed along bottom edges of toast under kids’ feet, if desired.

SOURCE:
Dole

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Beef Skirt Steak – $.5.99#
Ribeye – $12.99#
T-Bone – $10.99#
Porterhouse – $$11.99#
Chuck Eye Steak – $5.59#
Cube Steaks – $4.99#

Center Cut Pork Chops…………………$2.89#
Boneless Pork Chops…………………….$3.99#
Pork Spare Ribs……………………………$2.99#

Western Style Ribs………………………..$3.39#

1# Whole Hog Sausage
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Boneless Chicken Breasts – $2.89#
Chicken Leg Quarters – $99¢
Jumbo Chicken Wings – $2.49#

Hickory Smoked Bacon
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Smoked Ham Hocks – $1.99#
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Chow Line: Healthy eating when stressed

People often reach for comfort foods during times of high stress….

My kids are out of school for several weeks now, as part of my state’s efforts to lessen the spread of coronavirus. As a result, I’m stressed, the kids are stressed, and I’ve found myself reaching for rich, high-sugar foods that I typically avoid because they’re not the healthiest options. Any tips on how I can eat better during this time of high stress?

You’re not alone. People often reach for comfort foods during times of high stress. Many times, those foods tend to be high in sugar and low in fiber.

It’s best to avoid those foods because they can increase the development of chronic inflammation in our bodies, according to Patricia Brinkman, family and consumer sciences educator with Ohio State University Extension.

That’s an issue because high levels of chronic inflammation are believed to cause rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, asthma, reduced kidney function, and inflammatory bowel disease, and prolonged chronic inflammation increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases, Brinkman wrote in Eating Healthy During Stressful Timesan Ohioline fact sheet. 

Ohioline is OSU Extension’s free online information resource and can be found at ohioline.osu.edu. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

“Even low amounts of inflammation can increase your risk of obesity, depression, and the effects of aging,” she wrote. “By eating a healthier diet, we may reduce our risk of chronic inflammation and diseases.”

Some examples of healthy eating habits can be found by following these three plans, Brinkman says:

  • Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern, based on guidance found in the 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines
  • Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern
  • DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet

“All three plans encourage us to eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free dairy, and seafood and plant proteins,” she said. “All three plans limit or encourage people to avoid consumption of empty calories including foods with added sugar, or drinking excess, as well as alcohol, refined grains, saturated fat foods, and high sodium foods.”

When crafting a healthy eating plan for a person on a 2,000-calorie diet per day, Brinkman says to consider consuming the following:

  • Vegetables—2 to 4 cups
  • Fruits—at least 2 cups a day
  • Whole grains—3 to 4 ounces a day
  • Fish/seafood—8 to 16 ounces a week, for omega-3
  • Lean plant proteins or meats—6 to 8 ounces a day
  • Nuts and soy—4 to 6 ounces a week
  • Olive oil—1 to 2 tablespoons a day
  • Dairy (1% or skim)—1 to 3 cups a day
  • Alcohol—0 to 1 drink a day

Brinkman advises that you eat lots of fiber by eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and nuts, noting that, “fiber increases the anti-inflammatory properties from these foods. Add some garlic, onion, pepper, ginger, turmeric, oregano, thyme, and rosemary for additional anti-inflammatory properties.”

“When you are in a very stressful time, choose to eat vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 1% or fat-free dairy, seafood, and plant proteins, rather than comfort foods or junk foods,” she said. “You can also choose to eat fruit for dessert instead of other sweet foods.”

Chow Line is a service of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line writer Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or [email protected].

Supplement Meals with a Nutritious Addition

Pecans are versatile and easy to add to meals and snacks…..

(Family Features) Adding nutrition to meals is all about the ingredients you include. The next time you’re looking to add nutrients to your recipes, consider adding an ingredient like pecans, The Original Supernut, which are versatile and easy to add to meals and snacks.

Visit americanpecan.com for more nutritional information and recipe ideas.


SOURCE:
American Pecan Council

NB Community Cupboard

NB Community Cupboard is a free pantry open to anyone in need.

Give what you can, take what you need.

We accept donations of non perishable food items (canned goods, pasta, boxed meals etc.) as well as toiletries.

We do not accept perishable items (bread, milk, eggs, meats or other refrigerated items)

The food box is located behind the brick garage at 324 N. Main Street. You can access it by using the alley.

If you are in need of more assistance please contact the phone number on our Facebook page or send us a FB message!

The box will be available 24/7.