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  • Red Velvet ‘Cauldron Cookies’ are a scary good Halloween treat!

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee’s Kitchen Red Velvet “Cauldron Cookies” Yield: Makes about 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 (15.25 ounce) box red velvet cake mix 6 tablespoons Challenge butter, melted 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2/3 cup powdered sugar Black gel food coloring 1/3 cup granulated sugar (or black sanding sugar) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit In a large bowl, combine red velvet cake mix, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. Put in the refrigerator for about 10 […]

  • Midwest Food Bank hosts inaugural Kind Harvest fundraising event to help feed hungry Hoosiers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Midwest Food Bank is helping fight hunger in the Hoosier state! Working as the second largest food bank in Indiana, the help feed 90,000 hungry Hoosiers every month in 72 counties across Indiana. There are over one million Indiana residents who are food insecure, and that number includes 300,000 children. This evening, Hoosiers are helping the Midwest Food Bank keep their pantries stocked by attending the inaugural Kind Harvest fundraising event. Those attending will receive a […]

  • Make scary cute chocolate jack-o’-lantern bowls to hold all of your Halloween treats

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee’s Kitchen Chocolate Jack-O-Lanterns Yield: Makes about 8 to 10 bowls Ingredients Pudding mix 2 cups milk 20 Oreos, crushed 4 ounces Challenge cream cheese 1/4 cup Challenge butter 1/4 cup powdered sugar 12 ounces white chocolate, melted Orange food coloring Oil, as needed Chocolate frosting or melted milk chocolate for decorating Directions Whisk pudding mix with milk for several minutes until non clubs remain and set aside. Put Oreos into gallon bag and crush until […]

  • Indiana bride takes wedding photos alone to honor firefighter fiancé killed by drunk driver

    DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. – September 29, 2018 was going to be the happiest day of Jessica Padgett’s life. She was supposed to marry her fiancé Kendall Murphy. But her hopes and dreams of spending a lifetime with Kendall were shattered on November 10, 2017. The Montgomery volunteer firefighter was killed by an alleged drunk driver while helping a crash victim in Daviess County. Kendall’s death was devastating to many members of the community who remembered him as an incredibly kind man […]

  • Celebrate National Taco Day with Guaco-Tacos!

    Guaco-tacos Yield: Makes 4 tacos (4 avocado halves, 2 whole avocados) Ingredients 1/2 pound ground beef or other meat of your choice 1 packet taco seasoning 2 avocados 1/2 red onion, diced 1/2 jalapeño, diced 1/4 cup cilantro 1 Tablespoon lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt Additional toppings of your choice, like cheese, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, and sour cream Directions Cook ground beef until it is no longer pink. Mix in taco seasoning, and set aside. Cut open avocados […]

  • Make the most of fall by cooking with apple cider!

    Recipes courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee’s Kitchen Apple Cider Pork Chop Skillet Yield: Serves 2 people Ingredients Part One: For the brine 2 cups apple cider 1/4 cup salt Rosemary (about 2 sprigs) Two (4-ounce) pork chops Part Two: For the skillet 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons pepper 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 sweet potato, chopped in bite-size pieces 1 small sweet onion, chopped in large chunks 2 honey crisp apples, chopped and cored 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 […]

  • Central Indiana fall fun guide 2018: Pumpkin patches, haunted houses, corn mazes and more!

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Cooler temperatures are in the air, and the leaves are just starting to change colors! Fall is a magical time of year in Indiana. Corn mazes and pumpkin patches are open to visitors, and every weekend there’s sure to be a fall festival somewhere in the state. So load up on candy corn and apple cider doughnuts, throw on a sweater, and check out these fun fall activities. Fall festivals The Festival of the Turning Leaves: September […]

  • Pumpkin can be used in savory dishes, too!

    Pumpkin is not just for pies and lattes. It is a winter squash, and it should be treated as such. If you’re not using it for savory dishes, you’re missing out, friends. The smooth texture is great for sauces and soups, not to mention, it’s packed full of nutrients like potassium, Vitamin C, and fiber. It pairs very well with sage, smoked paprika, ginger, and cayenne, among other spices. Recipes courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee’s Kitchen Spicy Sausage Pumpkin […]

  • Already planning holiday fun? Winterlights at Newfields will return with 1.5 million lights

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Following a successful first year, Winterlights returns this holiday season from November 18 through January 6. This year’s curated outdoor lights experience features more than 1.5 million lights—300,000 more than last year. Last year, Winterlights debuted in The Garden at Newfields and welcomed nearly 70,000 guests, including 40 couples who became engaged. New this year is a Wintermarket with hot chocolate and cider.  Inside the market, local artisans like Goose the Market, Gallery Pastry Shop and Sun […]

  • Love weathers all storms: Photo shows couple hold hands as South Carolina nursing home evacuates

    BEAUFORT COUNTY, Ind. – A photo taken during evacuations in the wake of Hurricane Florence is the perfect representation of the saying: “True love weathers all storms.” South Carolina’s public health and environmental protection agency (SCDHEC) shared a photo on Wednesday of an elderly couple being evacuated from their coastal nursing home as Hurricane Florence nears. SCDHEC told FOX59 the photo was taken earlier this week in Beaufort County by an EMS crew assisting with medical evacuations. According to SCDHEC, more than […]