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LoudBuckeyeGirl 12th Warrior

Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia

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Comment 12 Jun 2018

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1630518-nikes-ohio-state-promo-video-will-temporarily-cure-your-offseason-blues

I haven't reviewed the video but it says the pass occurs at the 1:08 mark.

Definitely at this link: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/2013/05/21916/you-should-watch-ohio-states-nike-presentation

Comment 11 Jun 2018

Since I really don’t listen to new music, these are all old bands that were fairly popular  

Bruce

Dead

Billy Joel

Journey

Fleetwood Mac 

Comment 06 Jun 2018

Well, if you have any recommendations when you get back, please post. We are headed there in a few weeks for a long weekend. We love live music of most any kind, especially at smaller venues. We are going to try to snag tickets to the Bluebird cafe, and hit the bluegrass jam at the Station Sunday night. Might have been worth staying to Tuesday to catch the Time Jumpers on Monday night but we didn’t book it. We had some credits on SW that were expiring and picked Nashville as it had a direct flight from DCA.  We’ve booked dinners at the Lockeland Table, Husk, and Butcher and Bee.  Will try to get BBQ and Nashville hot chicken for lunches.  

Comment 05 Jun 2018

I have Directv (since 1999).  Comcast cable is my only other option in rural Maryland, and they didn't carry the sports I wanted (back then it was the College Gameday Package.  Comcast is still my internet provider.

It only goes out during heavy storms. I don't have the snow/ice problems that some people report, but we don't get that many heavy snows here. It usually only goes out for 15 minutes or so when it does.

In that event, I have downloaded certain apps that allow for streaming. For example, during the Caps game last weekend, there were some heavy storms in the region. I was able to use the NBCSports App to stream the game (and Chromecast it to my tv) - I just used my Directv account login to get access to the live stream. You can stream the BTN that way as well - which is nice if you are on the road.

Comment 30 May 2018

Buckeyes

Fairly standard recipe w/ tips learned from the master, Brenda from Cletusfest.

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 1 - 18 oz jar of creamy peanut butter (store brand works better)
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 lb confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla

Chocolate topping:

  • 1 – 12 oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips (usually takes more for me).
  • 1 Tbsp shortening (Crisco works well)  - Use a bit more if it gets too thick for dipping (too much will make them softer, however)

Equipment/supplies:

  • Mixer
  • Wax paper
  • Lots of toothpicks
  • 1 tsp sized scoop

Directions

  1. Cream the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla.  
  2. Gradually add the sugar and mix well.
  3. Chill the filling for at least ½ hour.
  4. Use the scoop to form into small balls and place on waxed paper. 
  5. Put a toothpick in every ball. 
  6. Chill again while you make the chocolate (I prefer freezing them if there is space in the freezer until they are fairly set – make it easier to dip in the warm chocolate without the pb sliding off the toothpick.) 
  7. Melt the chocolate chips with the shortening – I use the microwave. Just do it in small time increments until it is just melted and combined.
  8. Dip the botton ¾ of the PB balls into the chocolate mix.  Return to wax paper.
  9. Refrigerate until hardened.  Remove toothpicks once set.
  10. Store in the refrigerator or freezer between layers of waxed paper.  Freezes well.
Comment 30 May 2018

Beer Cheese Dip

Ingredients

Dip:

  •     1 (16 ounce) jars Cheese Whiz   
  •     3 ounces beer
  •     3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  •     1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For serving:

  • 1 loaf unsliced round bread (optional) –Rye bread is great with this

Directions

  1.     Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. 
  2.     Remove center of bread loaf and cut into bite size pieces.
  3.     Pour Cheese dip into bread bowl.
Comment 30 May 2018

Cincinnati Chili

Adapted from my friend’s recipe.  I like it a bit spicier than his was.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • ½ Tbsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 -  6 oz can of tomato paste
  • ½ Tbsp allspice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp crushed red peppers (more if you like it really spicy)

Optional toppings:

Grated cheddar cheese
Chopped onion
Beans
Hot sauce

Directions:

  1. Crumble raw meat into boiling water. 
  2. Add all remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours uncovered.
  4. Remove bay leaves.
  5. Optional: for a more coney-sauce consistency, use a potato masher to break up the meat further after it has been cooking for a while.
  6. Serve over pasta with your choice of toppings.
Comment 29 May 2018

Bourbon Pecan Pie

A delicious combination of Paula Deen’s and Grandma Edith's recipes.

Ingredients:

1 pie crust - I use the ones in the refrigerator case. Pillsbury, not store brand, works better.

Dry Ingredients

•    1/2 cup brown sugar
•    1/2 Cup white sugar
•    1 tsp salt
•    2 cups pecan halves

Wet ingredients

•    3 TBSP melted butter
•    1/2 cup light Karo syrup
•    3 eggs, beaten
•    1 tsp vanilla
•    1 TBSP bourbon

Directions:

1.    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.    You don't need a mixer for this.  Mix brown sugar, white sugar, and salt together.
3.    Stir in melted butter.
4.    Add rest of the wet ingredients, stir until well-combined.
5.    Add 1 Cup of the Pecan halves.
6.    Put the pie crust in a pie plate.
7.    Pour mixture into unbaked pie crust. Arrange rest of pecan halves on top*.
8.    Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
9.    Decrease heat to 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until pie is set (usually about 30-32 minutes in my oven.) If you jiggle the pie and it is really jiggly, keep baking until it is just a somewhat jiggly. If you wait until it is solid (no jiggles), it will be hard as a rock.

*If you don't need it to be pretty, mix both cups of pecan halves in the mixture before pouring it into the pie crust.

Comment 20 May 2018

I keep it simple. Deep Eddy grapefruit vodka and club soda in equal parts over ice.  

Comment 20 May 2018

I am more of a grapefruit crush person, substitute club soda for the sprite. Not nearly as sugary, which is how I prefer it.  Grapefruit vodka, grapefruit juice instead of the orange stuff.  

Comment 19 May 2018

My husband had a tiny bit of blood in his urine, so he failed his flight physical. Lost his private pilot’s license. During the follow up, they did a scan and found a small cyst-like growth on his kidney. Wasn’t big, so they said to monitor it. He went back several years later and it had grown enough that they said it was likely cancer and they needed to do surgery. The removed the tumor and a chunk from his kidney, got clean margins, and that has been it. He gets an MRI every year to confirm it hasn’t returned. He has been clear 5 years now.  He was very lucky they caught it before it spread. Many people apparently have trace amounts of blood in their urine, but it usually isn’t because of cancer. 

Comment 04 May 2018

I lived in Bradley in 1980-81. It was all girls at that point. It was directly across from the old President’s House. Always wondered what it was like inside.  

Comment 26 Apr 2018

I’m only here to upvote the Ballreich chips.  My dad is 87 and still always has them in the house. Along with the Yoder French Onion dip.  

Comment 21 Apr 2018

Didn’t grow up watching wrestling.  Golf and bowling ruled our house.