Sunday, May 19 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:31:32 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:30 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:30:47 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofFull Story >
A tornado outbreak in the midwest has caused damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:43 PM EDT2013-05-19 23:43:28 GMT
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati'sFull Story >
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati's most recognized mustachioed fellow to help judge the first ever CincItalia Mustache Contest: Mr. Redlegs.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:24:08 GMT
A train derailment was reported near the Bridgeport and Fairfield city lines Friday night. Few details have been released on the derailment, but the incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the area ofFull Story >
Dozens of passengers and employees were among those injured when two Metro-North trains collided near a station in Fairfield Friday night.Full Story >
FIRE & ICE PICKLES
1 quart wavy sliced generic dills, drained (I like Krogers)
2 cups sugar
1 garlic clove, smashed
1 tablespoon mixed pickling spice
Optional but very good: 1/4 teaspoon or more hot red pepper flakes or several dashes cayenne powder (that's what makes the fire part!)
Make a layer of pickles in a large bowl. Sprinkle some sugar over. Keep making layers of pickles and sugar. Sprinkle pepper and garlic on top of the last layer and also pickling spice if using. Stir pickles gently. Let sit at room temperature until sugar dissolves – this can take several hours. Stir every once in a while. Remove garlic clove if you like. Pour into jars with syrup that has formed and store in refrigerator.
Nice to give as a gift wrapped in little cheesecloth pouches and placed in a jar.
4 cinnamon sticks, about 2-3" long, broken up
3 whole cloves
2 whole allspice
Place spices in 2 quarts apple cider. Add a sliced orange. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook 15 minutes. Taste and add a bit of sugar if you like. Strain out spices and serve.
Tip from Rita's kitchen:
Extra cider can be frozen in an ice mold for punch.
Brandied fruit starter
This is one of those recipes that creates memories, and starts traditions. You need to start this within about a month before using, or giving as a gift from the kitchen. This is easy and beautiful. Now if the cans of fruit are a bit less, or more, than what's listed below, that's OK. And packed in juice or syrup is OK, too. I used apricot brandy but plain or peach is OK.
16 oz can diced peaches, drained (or sliced peaches diced)
16 oz can apricot halves, drained and cut in fourths
20 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
10 oz jar maraschino cherry halves, drained
1-1/4 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups brandy
Combine everything together. Pour into glass jar or glass bowl, cover and let sit at room temperature at least 3 weeks before serving, stirring twice a week. Serve over ice cream or cake. Reserve at least 1 cup starter at all times.
To replenish starter:
To your reserved cup of fruit, add 1 cup sugar and 1 of the first 4 ingredients every 1 to 3 weeks, alternating fruit each time. I'll taste the mixture and if it seems like it needs more brandy, I'll add a bit. Cover and let stand at room temperature at least 3 days before serving each time starter is replenished.
LIKE WMS SONOMA PEPPERMINT FUDGE SAUCE To make Wms Sonoma regular Fudge sauce, leave out the peppermint and add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
2/3 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup brown sugar, dark
1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
Couple pinches salt
Heaping 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter
1/8 teaspoon peppermint oil or 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract or more to taste
Bring cream and corn syrup to a gentle boil in a saucepan. Add sugar, cocoa, salt and blend. Simmer for several minutes, then stir in chips, butter and extract and cook until chips melt. Store in frig.
EDIBLE PEPPERMINT TRAY
Preheat oven to 350. Arrange starlight mints on parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake until just melted, about 9-10 minutes or so. Let cool completely, remove from parchment and store at room temperature, covered.
You can make a pretty pattern on the tray if, after it comes out of the oven and cools a bit but is still fairly soft, take a patterned dish towel (I used one with a quilt pattern) and gently lay it on top of the tray, pressing down with your hands. Let it cool completely before trying to remove towel.
HIKER'S TRAIL MIX
1 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup ea: dried cranberries and chocolate chips
1/4 cup each roasted pumpkin seeds, peanuts, Brazil nuts
CRUNCHY OVERNIGHT CINNAMON STREUSEL CAKE
This can be made right away, also. If refrigerated overnight, allow extra baking time. You can also let it sit out to take the chill off for 20 minutes before baking. Either way, when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, it's done.
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
8 oz sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon ea: baking powder and soda
1/2 to 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 to 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 pan. Beat butter sugar and eggs together until blended and light, about 2 minutes. Add sour cream and vanilla and blend. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt and add to batter slowly and blend well. Pour into pan. Sprinkle streusel on top. Bake 35-40 minutes. Freezes well.
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:02:29 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:06:15 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:23:28 GMT
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board, a longer versionFull Story >
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board.Full Story >
CLEVELAND (AP) - Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/15UkzDK) reportsFull Story >
Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:51:38 GMT
A trooper sustains minor injuries after a police chase Sunday morning. Dispatchers say it all started at a rest area near Lebanon. Dispatchers report that troopers spotted a woman driving a vehicle thatFull Story >
A 43-year-old woman is in custody after leading troopers on a 23-mile pursuit and crashing into a police cruiser in Warren County. Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:05:48 GMT
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedFull Story >
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:18:36 GMT
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status. Full Story >
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status.Full Story >