WEIRTON -Area residents are running out of time to get their tickets for Tuesday's presentation of the Taste of Home Cooking School.
This year's event is scheduled for Tuesday at the Serbian-American Cultural Center, 1000 Colliers Way. Tickets are still available for the show, which is presented by the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times.
Returning as culinary specialist is Cheryl Cohen, a favorite of Tri-State Area residents.
The doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the show, featuring seasonal dishes prepared on stage by Cohen, begins at 7 p.m.
National sponsors for event include Chicken Soup for the Soul, Eggland's Best, Johnsonville, the Mushroom Council, Physicians Mutual Insurance and Dorot.
Johnsonville Sausage and Taste of Home Bring
to Cooking Schools
Spring Cooking School Tour Travels to 30 States Starting in March
When Johnsonville Sausage joins the Taste of Home Cooking Schools on its 30-state spring tour between March and June, attendees will be reacquainted with an old, but special Italian dish.
Taste of Home cooking school attendees will learn some creative uses for Italian ground sausage in a main entree or appetizer. The goal is to expose the Taste of Home cooking school attendees to some convenient, flavorful and simple recipes they can take back with them for a weeknight dinner or special occasion.
One popular recipe that reviewers rate as a five-star dish is Johnsonville's Chiliville Chili, which takes a traditional all-ground beef recipe and instead uses a blend of ground beef and Italian ground sausage, which gives the chili an extra flavor boost.
Johnsonville Italian ground sausage is available in three flavors such as sweet, made with basil; hot, made with crushed red pepper; or mild, a more traditional version. While other meats require sauces and spices to flavor a dish, Italian sausage delivers the flavor all on its own.
Made with only premium cuts of pork and a perfect blend of spices, Johnsonville Italian ground sausage brings the level of quality that confident cooks are looking for when creating their families' "keeper" recipes.
- 1 pound JOHNSONVILLE Italian Ground Mild , Sweet or Hot Italian Sausage
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 celery ribs, chopped
-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) beef broth
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chili powder- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
- In a large saucepan, cook sausage and ground beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
- Add the onion, celery and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until tender.
- Stir in the tomatoes, beans, broth, tomato paste, brown sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Sprinkle with cheese if you like and serve immediately.
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 10-12 servings
Tickets start at $12 for general admission, $25 for preferred seating and $45 for VIP tickets.
VIP ticket holders may attend a special meet-and-greet reception with Cohen, including refreshments, beginning at 4 p.m., at the cultural center's Tesla Lounge; receive a free autographed copy of "Taste of Home Recipes Across America;" and have reserved seating in the front of the auditorium.
Only 50 VIP tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors will open at 3:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders.
General admission tickets are available at M&M Hardware and the Weirton Shop'n Save, and general admission, preferred seating and VIP tickets are available at the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times offices.
Plus, the first 200 people to enter the show will receive a Herald-Star, Weirton Daily Times Dining Club Card, which offers discounts at 16 area restaurants, a $10 value, at no charge.
A vendor show, featuring more than 30 vendors, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., immediately prior to the show.
Local sponsors for the event include M&M True Value Hardware, Frank and Jerry's Furniture and Appliances, Create-A-Room, Steubenville Wal-Mart and Weirton Medical Center.