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  • Celebrate Chicken Soup for the Soul Day with soups from around the world

    Posole is a classic slow-cooked Mexican soup dating back to the time of the Aztecs. It combines chicken, lime, hominy (dried corn kernels soaked and cooked in an alkaline solution—this removes the acid and makes the corn puffy and meaty, similar to a bean), and tomatillos (similar to tomatoes but much more sour and picked while under-ripe). This version uses an Instant Pot, which significantly speeds up the cooking time. Chicken Posole Yield: Serves 10 Ingredients 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive […]

  • Too much Halloween candy? Check out one of these buyback programs in central Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s the day after Halloween, so that means you probably have a lot of candy in your house. If you don’t want your children to have a yearlong sugar buzz, you can take the candy to a local “buyback” program. Several dentist offices around central Indiana will buy candy to give to troops serving overseas. Dr. Gregg Horstmeyer Gentle Family Dentistry in Anderson will pay $1 for every pound of candy (limit five pounds per family. They’ll buy back […]

  • Witchy Caramel Apples for National Caramel Apple Day

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Scales of Kylee’s Kitchen Ingredients 12 ounces chocolate chips 1 Tablespoon shortening 6 sugar cones Sprinkles 6 large granny smith apples 8 ounces caramels 2 Tablespoons heavy cream Directions Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until melted. Hold one sugar cone over the bowl and use a spoon to cover the cone with chocolate, letting the excess drip off. Decorate with sprinkles if desired and […]

  • Pacers celebrate Halloween at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Kids at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital got to party with the Pacers on Thursday. Several players including Victor Oladipo, T.J. McConnell, and T.J. Leaf joined them for Halloween fun. Boomer and the Pacemates also stopped by for a visit. Oladipo dressed as Prince and sand “Purple Rain,” which he says is his favorite Prince song. They spent the afternoon decorating pumpkins, eating treats, and making Halloween crafts. Doctors say special visits like this really boost morale for patients and […]

  • Freaky finger foods for Halloween

    Recipes courtesy of Kylee Scales of Kylee’s Kitchen I love the way this cheese ball turned out! It looks so freaky, but also, it’s still really delicious. I cut up a rubber hand prop to use as a mold, but if that’s unavailable to you, you can just mold the mixture into a hand shape. Amputated hand cheese ball Ingredients 8 ounces Challenge cream cheese, softened 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped 2 […]

  • Students across Indiana make holiday cards to send to our troops

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Dozens of school districts across central Indiana are spreading holiday cheer to U.S. troops around the globe. They are  sending them handmade holiday cards! Over 30 school districts and the Indiana Department of Education are getting in on the project. Students at Amy Beverland Elementary School were hard at work on the project on Monday. “We were just really proud and felt honored to be a part of it to hopefully spread a little bit of joy to those who […]

  • Dozens of corgis race on Purdue’s Grand Prix track for charity event

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – It’s the cure for the Monday blues – corgi pictures! Purdue University was the site of one of the most adorable events to ever happen on a college campus last Saturday. Theta Tau and Purdue Give Hope Fight Poverty Club hosted the third annual Purdue Corgi Races. Thirty corgis participated in the event which included a fetch competition, a human hurdle obstacle course, and six heats of races, plus the final race that had the winners from each heat. All […]

  • Seasonal fruit pie mummified for spooky treat on National Dessert Day

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Scales of Kylee’s Kitchen The trick to making your mummy pie more “realistic” is to use half an apple to create a nose under the pie crust. Also, to make sure your mummy looks extra gory, I recommend sticking some extra cranberries in the mouth and eye openings. Poke the cranberries with a fork when you finish cooking the pie. Apple Cranberry Mummy Pie Ingredients 4 cups apples (about 14 ounces or 4 medium to large apples) […]

  • Kylee’s Kitchen shares German recipes ahead of Indy GermanFest

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Scales of Kylee’s Kitchen My segment this week is centered around German recipes in honor of GermanFest on Saturday at the Athenaeum in Indianapolis. Spaetzle is best described as a short, chewy egg noodle. The batter is mainly made of flour, eggs, salt, and milk. The pasta can be used as a blank canvas for whatever you want to serve with it, but the recipe I’m sharing today showcases one of the more traditional ways to serve it: with […]

  • Newfields’ inaugural Harvest festival features 10,000 pumpkins, hay maze, and more

    UPDATE:  The Harvest festival sold out this year! But it will be back next year, and a spokesperson for Newfields says they’re planning for it to be more than just four days. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – We already know Newfields knows how to put on an incredible holiday display with Winterlights. But this year they’re stepping things up with a new fall festival, and it’s sure to be a gourd time! The inaugural “Harvest” in October will feature 50 acres of fall fun. […]

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