Category: Food

Smiles reflect an enjoyable day at the Wine on the Fox in Oswego. Photo by LockedInPhotography.com

Volunteers needed for Wine on the Fox in Oswego May 4-5

Smiles reflect an enjoyable day at the annual Wine on the Fox in Oswego last year. Photo by LockedInPhotography.com Wine on the Fox, presented by john greene Realtor, returns to Oswego on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, 2019, and volunteers are needed to help make the event a success. Proceeds from…...

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Ice cream dreams by Fourth of July: Workers clean the windows of the former Aurora Silverplate Manufacturing building in downtown Aurora at 6 E. Downer Place. The building is being restored and a planned ice cream shop has a target date to open by the Fourth of July. The site has been vacant for many years. Jason Crane/The Voice

Ice cream dreams by Fourth of July:

Workers clean the windows of the former Aurora Silverplate Manufacturing building in downtown Aurora at 6 E. Downer Place. The building is being restored and a planned ice cream shop has a target date to open by the Fourth of July. The site has been vacant for many years. Jason…...

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Chocolate Coconut Bars

Ingredients 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup melted butter 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups flaked coconut, unsweetened 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips, melted Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Mix and pat into…...

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Exchange Club of Naperville's RIbfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020

Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020

Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020. More details as they become available. Information for Ribfest 2019 can be found on their website here: http://www.ribfest.net/  … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In...

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The Jeff Ford Quintet plays at SciTech Hands on Museum in Aurora as a part of First Fridays.

Varied and many sites to visit at First Fridays in downtown Aurora

The Jeff Ford Quintet plays at SciTech Hands on Museum in Aurora as a part of First Fridays April 5. Jason Crane/The Voice        … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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Sweet Potato Burritos

Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 cups canned black beans, drained and mashed 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons chili powder 4 teaspoons prepared mustard 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 3 tablespoons soy sauce 4 cups sweet potatoes, cooked,…...

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Batavia resident Rick Goebel, left, serves sausages at Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at Eastside Community Center in Batavia. Goebel is a 32-year Batavia Lion. Elburn Lions Club member Jim Litsett provided free vision screenings for visitors, age six months to adults. Breakfast proceeds go to Batavia Lions’ vision care efforts for youth and adults. Al Benson/The Voice

Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser

Batavia resident Rick Goebel, left, serves sausages at Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at Eastside Community Center in Batavia. Goebel is a 32-year Batavia Lion. Elburn Lions Club member Jim Litsett provided free vision screenings for visitors, age six months to adults. Breakfast proceeds go to…...

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Oswego residents Judy and Jim McGregor portray Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and greet guests Sunday at Oswego's Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. An ultimate baked-potato bar raised funds to benefit a first potato drop of 42,000 pounds of Wisconsin potatoes in the church parking lot May 4 for Aurora area food pantries. Al Benson/The Voice

Fundraiser for 42,000 pounds of potatoes for Aurora area food pantries

Oswego residents Judy and Jim McGregor portray Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and greet guests Sunday at Oswego’s Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. An ultimate baked-potato bar raised funds to benefit a first potato drop of 42,000 pounds of Wisconsin potatoes in the church parking lot May 4…...

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Loosemeat Sandwich

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 cup beef broth 1/2 cup onion, diced 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 4 hamburger buns, split 8 dill pickle slices Directions 1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high…...

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Ultimate baked potato bar April 7 Help us feed the hungry. In May 42,000 pounds of potatoes donated from The Society of St. Andrew will be brought to the parking lot of the Church of The Good Shepherd, 5 West Washington Street, Oswego. The potatoes will be distributed to community…...

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Clam and Fish Chowder

Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups chopped onion 1 cup white button mushrooms, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 4 cups chicken stock 4 cups diced potatoes 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 (3 oz) package of bacon bits 2 pounds cod, diced into 1/2 inch cubes 1 (6.5 oz) can…...

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Pancakes: Love and history: The 69th Annual Kiwanis Club of Aurora Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, at Aurora Central Catholic High School, finds Kiwanis Club of Aurora members working together to make thousands of pancakes on two rotating grills that were designed and built by Kiwanis member Al Sinden, vice president of Engineering at Stephens-Adamson in Aurora. The first grill was built in 1959 for the total cost of $512.34. It started in 1960 and served 3,202. Grill No. 2 was made a couple of years later. In 2015, Grill No. 1 was named for long-time member, Hal Beebee, who passed away in 2015. A video can be seen at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Kiwanis Pancakes: Love and history:

The 69th Annual Kiwanis Club of Aurora Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, at Aurora Central Catholic High School, finds Kiwanis Club of Aurora members working together to make thousands of pancakes on two rotating grills that were designed and built by Kiwanis member Al Sinden, vice president of Engineering at Stephens-Adamson in…...

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Ingredients 2/3 cup water 1/3 cup uncooked white rice 8 cabbage leaves 1 pound lean ground beef 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Fasting and Feasting: 40 ways, days, to the Golden Rule

Spiritual and religious themes are relevant in the Spring, a time of planting seeds, growth, rebirth. They coincide. Firm roots, greenery developed from the brown, care, and nurturing, offer hope and positive thoughts. It is cyclical. Tending to religious matters is personal. Most serious religions offer a consistent strain of…...

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Slow Cooker Curry Chicken

Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, chopped 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk 1 packet dry onion soup mix 3 tablespoons curry powder 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne…...

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East Aurora Latin Jazz Band at Kiwanis of Aurora: The East Aurora High School Latin Jazz Band, under the direction of Joe Kulick, performs for the Kiwanis Club of Aurora at a noon meeting, Tuesday, March 12 at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Director Kulick thanked the Kiwanis Club of Aurora members for their many donations to youth organizations. Jason Crane/The Voice

East Aurora Latin Jazz Band at Kiwanis of Aurora:

The East Aurora High School Latin Jazz Band, under the direction of Joe Kulick, performs for the Kiwanis Club of Aurora at a noon meeting, Tuesday, March 12 at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Director Kulick thanked the Kiwanis Club of Aurora members for their many donations to youth organizations…....

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Aurora's Farmers Market is moving to Water Street Mall in downtown in 2019

The Aurora Farmers Market will open its 107th season in a new location in the heart of downtown

  March’s arrival and warmer weather right around the corner means Saturday morning shopping at the farmers market not far off.   The 107th season of the Aurora Farmers Market will open with some of the Aurora area’s favorite farmers and vendors at a new, more convenient location, in downtown…...

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Smothered Meatballs

Ingredients 2 pounds lean ground beef 1/3 cup minced green bell pepper 1/3 cup minced onion 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups Italian-style dry bread crumbs 2 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 3 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed golden mushroom soup 2 (6.5 ounce) cans sliced mushrooms, drained…...

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Montgomery Girl Scout Troop 1769 makes cookie sales at Culver’s in Oswego Saturday. The season is here for Nationwide Girl Scout cookies. Latrell Austin, left, decides which cookies to purchase. Jason Crane/The Voice

It’s time again for Girl Scout cookies:

Montgomery Girl Scout Troop 1769 makes cookie sales in the rain at Culver’s in Oswego Saturday. The season is here for Nationwide Girl Scout cookies. Latrell Austin, left, decides which cookies to purchase. For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts and their enthusiastic supporters have helped ensure the success of the…...

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Pork Marsala

Ingredients 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 pound boneless pork loin chops 4 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 cup Marsala wine Directions 1. Mix flour, salt, garlic powder,…...

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