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Nutcracker in the Castle at The Paine

Nutcracker in the Castle 2018 at The PaineCome see the beloved Nutcracker Suite story as you’ve never seen it before: as presented from within the historic Paine estate! Nutcracker in the Castle sees each room of the historic estate transformed to present different scenes from the classic ballet. Now through January 7th, 2019.

The Paine Art Center and Gardens is a historic estate in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The estate was established in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 3-acre grounds include botanical gardens and a Tudor Revival style mansion containing public art galleries. The Paine hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, such as the popular Festival of Spring.

Another popular, annual attraction at the The Paine is their unique presentation of The Nutcracker.

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Oshkosh Celebration Of Lights 2018

Oshkosh Celebration Of Lights 2018It’s almost time for the 2018 Oshkosh Celebration Of Lights: an incredible holiday display of festive decorations and a half-million twinkling lights that stretch for over a mile through Menominee Park. November 23rd through December 31st, 2018 in Oshkosh, WI.

The annual Oshkosh Celebration of Lights is one of Wisconsin’s largest holiday light displays. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing it, I cannot recommend it enough. If you have, then you already know how wonderful an experience it can be.

Last year’s 1.2 miles of holiday sights and sounds attracted over 15,000 carloads of celebrants. They marveled at the 100 foot-tall Christmas tree, the more than 120 light-filled trees, the animated displays, and the colorful reflections of light on nearby Lake Winnebago.

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Salted Caramel Apple Bars

These salted caramel apple bars are the perfect treat for after trick or treating or maybe even after dinner with a scoop of ice cream. Scott says they do not even need the caramel, but really, why wouldn’t you?

I typically post a lot of apple recipes the month of October but its been pretty busy around here, so my experiments have been far and few in between. I think you will appreciate the long wait though, as these have been pretty popular around here.

I like making my own caramel sauce, which you will find here, but if that doesn’t sound like fun to you, any store bought brand will work just fine.

Salted Caramel Apple Bars- Serves 16 bars apple bars

Crust- Stick of butter, melted, 1/4 C sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, dash of salt and 1 C flour

Filling- 2 large apples ( I used honeycrisp and gala), peeled and thinly sliced, 2 TB flour, 2 TB sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, dash of nutmeg.

Streusel- 1/2 C old fashioned oatmeal, 1/3 C brown sugar, dash of cinnamon, 1/4 C flour, 1/4 C butter, cubed and either home made caramel sauce or store bought.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of an 8″ square pan with foil, leaving enough to hang over the sides. (trust me, you will want to do this).

While the oven is preheating, make your crust. Stir the melted butter, sugar and salt together. Add the flour and stir until combined. Press mixture into pan and bake 15 minutes while you are making your streusel and filling.

Start with your filling. Combine sliced apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl until all the apples are coated.

For the streusel, whisk the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour together. Cut in butter. I use my hands to mix together until it becomes crumbly.

When the crust is done baking, layer the apples on top of the warm crust and pat them down tight. Sprinkle with streusel and bake for about 35 minutes until golden brown.

When done baking, allow to cool for about 20 minutes at room temp and then chill in the fridge for a couple of hours. Lift the foil out of the pan. Cut into bars and then drizzle with caramel. Sprinkle sea salt over the top. Enjoy immediately!

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Marc Cohn at The Howard Oshkosh this November

Marc Cohn at The Howard Oshkosh, November 15, 2018Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Marc Cohn is scheduled to appear at the The Howard here in Oshkosh, Thursday, November 15, 2018!

Fans of Marc Cohn know him for his rich, drawn-from-life songs, strongly rooted in American rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel. Marc first gained major notice in 1991 with his eponymous, debut album. The ballad, “Walking In Memphis,” earned him a Grammy and the album went on to sell over 2 million copies, propelling Cohn to fame.

Since then, Marc has continued to tour and release multiple albums of of his signature, down to earth sound. Even an attempted carjacking in Denver in 2005, that saw Cohn shot in the head, couldn’t slow him down.

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Tell Scott and Nicole where to go!

Road To Adventure

The road trip contest is back!  This time though, its Tell Scott and Nicole where to go! I am sure some of you are getting a pretty good giggle out of this.

That is right, Scott and I are going to hit the road this year again right after Christmas with our brand new pull behind travel trailer. Those that know us, realize that yes, Scott finally talked me into giving this camper thing a try.

If you have played along with us in past years, you know we have played, “where in the world are Scott and Nicole“. We post pictures, you guess, and the one who guesses the most correctly, wins a gift certificate to our inn.

This year though, it will be a little different. We are going to tell you are destination(s), but we want you to tell us where we should stop. Maybe you think think we need to drive over the longest bridge, stay the night at a certain RV park or try the tacos at ABC taco stand. Whatever your favorite memories are, we want to make them ours too, so start reminiscing about those hot spots and share them with us. If we choose your destination, we will take picture and post it on Facebook with a shout out to you. The person that tells us to stop at the most chosen locations ,will win a gift certificate towards a night stay in 2019.

We will be traveling down to Port Isabel, TX then off to Big Pine Key, FL and then finally back home by late February. Don’t worry about our route. If we want to see it or we stumble upon it, we will make the stop.

Let the fun begin and get this contest started! We will be taking suggestions until December 15th.

TEDx Oshkosh 2018 – Ideas Worth Spreading

TEDx Oshkosh 2018You won’t want to miss a minute of the 2018 TEDx Oshkosh conference, scheduled for November 10th, 2018 at The Grand Oshkosh.

TEDx Oshkosh is back with a 3rd year of ideas worth spreading. The first two years of TEDx Oshkosh were so popular that the audience tripled in size. If you enjoy being intrigued, inspired, and enlightened, you’ll want to join in, too.

TEDx Oshkosh includes both TEDTalks videos and live speakers to spark deep thoughts, deep discussions, and foster community in a small group. The 9 hour program, includes a catered lunch and light snacks and beverages during breaks – all included in the ticket price!

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Northeast Wisconsin NEWGame 2018 Gaming Convention

NEWGame 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Gameapalooza‎Why be bored when you can be board … gaming? Come to Oshkosh, October 26th through the 28th, for NEWGame 2018 – the Oshkosh gaming convention from Northeast Wisconsin Gameapalooza!

NEWGame 2018 is Oshkosh’s annual gaming convention. The event was first held in 2013, a brainchild of the Polyhedral Underground, a group of gamers who felt Oshkosh really needed a gaming convention. Apparently they were right! While the event is only 6 years old, it grows larger every year. Hundreds of eager board game and RPG players from around the region now come to Oshkosh every October to attend the event.

The NEWGame 2018‎ gaming convention offers a wide variety of games to play and friendly opponents to challenge. The schedule contains dozens of board game and RPG events.

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Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival 2018

Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival 2018It’s almost October and that means Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival time! Come to Oshkosh October 13th and 14th, 2018 and scare yourself silly with over 20 scary movies at NEW Horror Fest 2018!

There’s nothing quite as fun as a good scary movie and Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival 2018 is bringing 21 of them to Oshkosh this October.

The 3rd annual Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival – aka NEW Horror Fest – brings great horror films to Oshkosh every October. The festival is more than just a celebration of Halloween. It also strives to bring attract new audiences to scary films.

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Maple Bacon Waffles

Did you catch our video about next Friday being National Waffle Day? Well, we wanted to share with you our favorite waffle recipe. Maple Bacon Waffles are the best in our our opinion. A little sweet with some salty goodness.

Now, before I go into this recipe, I wanted to share with you a cute story about my husband Scott in the kitchen. We have been in business for twelve years. In all of that time I have NEVER been sick enough to rely on Scott make breakfast. Now, he is great at pouring a bowl of cereal and even making scrambled eggs, but I am pretty territorial over my kitchen and what I make for our guests for breakfast.

My first grand baby was due to be born on Aug. 6th. but he came three weeks early.  I was at the hospital with my daughter at 6:00 AM on Friday, July 20. We did not have any guests the night before and I knew I would be home at some point to have breakfast on the table easily by Saturday morning. However after 22 hours in labor later and a C section, Lincoln James was born.  I was not prepared to be serving breakfast as I was just getting my first chance to hold my new Grandson.

This is where it gets good though. In a text, as I am in awe of this beautiful child, I am asked, do we have cake mix. “??????” No! Just make eggs” is how I responded. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked through my kitchen door 28 hours of no sleep later but Scott got rave reviews as I let a little control slip away.

I know, you’re wondering what he wanted cake mix for? What he meant was pancake mix. Ahhhh, I now understand. Well, I did not have pancake mix so he ended up making our signature ham and Cheese Soufle.

The reason I tell you all of this is that yes, you can use “pancake mix/waffle mix for this recipe but I am going to give you my scratch waffle recipe in case you don’t have “cake mix”.

Maple Bacon Waffles 

1 1/4 C flour, 1 TB baking powder, 1 TB sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 3 LG. eggs(beaten), 6 TB butter(melted), 1 1/2 C half and half, 2 tsp. maple extract, 5 slices maple bacon(cooked and chopped), 2 C heavy whipping cream, 1/4 C sugar and 1 tsp of maple extract.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, half and half and extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and blend. Add half of your bacon crumbles and stir just until mixed.

While your waffle mix is absorbing all that maple bacon goodness, make your whipped cream. Add sugar and extract to the whipped cream and beat until soft peaks form. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Cook your waffles in a preheated waffle iron 3-4 minutes. Plate. Add whipping cream and sprinkle more bacon pieces over the entire dish.

We love using Uncle Mikes Maple Syrup. If you have never tried it, it has the perfect combination of smokey sweetness that pairs well with this recipe.

Thank you Ashleemarie.com for the inspiration.

 

Come Out for Oshkosh Docktoberfest 2018!

Oshkosh Docktoberfest 2018Slip into your best dirndls and lederhosen and attend Oshkosh Docktoberfest 2018! If you love good, authentic German food, music, and culture, you do not want to miss this event. September 14th and 15th, 2018 at Dockside Tavern’s Festival Hall in Oshkosh, WI.

Oshkosh Docktoberfest 2018 is 2 days of events and activities celebrating both German culture and the culmination of summer. Attendees can expect a wealth of attractions to choose from, including four live bands, 2K bier run, fish fry, contests, and more. Best of all, 100% of the event’s proceeds go towards the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh.

The event is held at the Dockside Tavern‘s Festival Hall on the Fox River. This venue is perfect for enjoying live music and the sights and sounds of the scenic Fox River. They even have 12 slips available if you come by water instead of land!

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Wisconsin’s Best Rib Fest – 4 Days of Fun in Oshkosh

Wisconsins Best Rib Fest 2018Come to Oshkosh this Labor Day Weekend for Wisconsin’s Best Rib Fest! Delicious BBQ, great live bands, 5k run, and more on beautiful Lake Winnebago! August 31st through September 3rd, 2018.

Nothing says “summer” like barbecue and Wisconsin’s Best Rib Fest promises just that. Heaping helpings of delicious BBQ ribs prepared by the award-winning vendors of The National Barbecue Cookers Association (NBCA). Sweet, spicy, smoky – everyone has their own special way of doing BBQ and you can try as many as you’d like, so come hungry!

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Race the Lake 2018 – 88 Miles Around Lake Winnebago!

Race the Lake 2018Race the Lake 2018 is the 11th annual return of the popular bike race around majestic Lake Winnebago. August 26, 2018.

Race the Lake is an annual bike race that, despite it’s 88-mile length, attracts bicyclists of all skill levels, pro to beginner. Past year’s courses have even reached lengths of 100 miles. Much of the attraction can be attributed to the beautiful scenery found along the shores of Lake Winnebago.

The race starts in Fond du Lac and heads north along the west side of Lake Winnebago, running through Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, and Appleton. The halfway point at High Cliff State Park sees the course turn south south down Lake Winnebago’s eastern shore. The course then takes the riders through Calumetville, Marytown, and St. Peter, to finish up at Fond du Lac’s Lakeside Park.

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It’s Art and Jazz at Oshkosh Jazz Festival Meets The Arts


IT HAS COME TO OUR ATTENTION THAT, ACCORDING TO A NOTICE ON THE EVENT SITE,
THE 2018 OSHKOSH JAZZ FESTIVAL MEETS THE ARTS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 17, 2019.


Oshkosh Jazz Festival Meets The Arts 2018Enjoy an afternoon and evening of beautiful art, good food, and live jazz at the first annual Oshkosh Jazz Festival Meets The Arts. Saturday, August 18th, 2018, 12pm to 7:45pm in William Steiger Park.

Oshkosh Jazz Festival Meets The Arts is designed around Oshkosh’s vibrant art scene. The festival will include an art exhibition and sale as well as an evening of live jazz. This unique combination of art and jazz was organized by the Cultural Fine Arts and Jazz Society of Oshkosh in conjunction with Jambalaya Arts.

The event will take place in the new extension of William Steiger Park, near the old Boatworks. Vendors will have food and drink for sale with nearby restaurants providing further alternatives.

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Tiffany at The Paine and the Oshkosh Plein Air Festival

Oshkosh Plein Air Festival 2018Art and outdoor lovers take note: the first annual Oshkosh Plein Air Festival is scheduled to take place in and around town August 16th through the 19th, 2018.

Plein Air?

“En plein air” is both a French phrase meaning “in the open air” and a painting style. Plein Air painting is done outside in one sitting, against the changing of the light. Plein air was an important part of the Impressionist movement during the mid-1800’s. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Claude Monet were notable practitioners of the style.

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Cinnamon & Maple Bourbon Ice Cream

Cinnamon & Maple Bourbon Ice Cream? What is not to love about every bit of that suggestion? Cinnamon, maple, bourbon, hello!

A few years ago I bought myself an ice cream maker. It was fairly inexpensive because I really didn’t know how much I would use it, but it turns out I used it all the time. Last year, I decided to upgrade and get myself a pretty fancy once. I am so glad I did because my recipes have turned out so much better! When I came upon this gem of a recipe it immediately called my name. With a little tweaking, as usual, I created something that was award winning, in my opinion. Give a it try. I think you will agree, or better yet, come and visit and I will make it for you.

Cinnamon & Maple Bourbon Ice Cream- Serves 8 Cinnamon & Maple Bourbon Ice Cream

1 egg, 1 C whipping cream, 1/2 C milk ( I have used skim, half and half or a combination of both depending what I have a lot of), 1/2 C brown sugar, 1 TB cinnamon, 1 TB vanilla, 2 TB Knob Creek Smoky Maple Bourbon.

Whisk egg until fluffy. Gradually whisk in sugar until incorporated. Mix in cream and milk. Whisk to blend. Finally add the cinnamon, vanilla and bourbon and whisk until combined.

Pour into your ice cream maker and let it do the rest of the work. I let mine blend for about 15 minutes until thick and creamy. Serve right away or put in a container in the freezer for later. Don’t worry, it will not harden up on you. It will stay nice and smooth.

Cinnamon & Maple Bourbon Ice Cream Adapted from killingthyme.net

 

Come To Oshkosh for the 2018 Winnebago County Fair!

Winnebago County Fair 2018Now is the time to make your plans to come to the Winnebago County Fair in Oshkosh, WI. The annual, 5-day event is scheduled for August 1st through the 5th, 2018.

The Winnebago County Fair, in Oshkosh, WI, is very much a traditional county fair with livestock, agricultural expositions, baked food, crafts, and the like. You’ll also see truck and tractor pulls, horse pulls, bull riding, and barrel racing.

But that’s just the beginning.

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Celebrate Summer with Oshkosh Waterfest Concert Series 2018!

Oshkosh Waterfest Concert Series 2018The first concert of Oshkosh Waterfest 2018 is just a month away, if you can believe it. This year’s lineup of 8, Thursday night shows at the Leach Amphitheater in Oshkosh, starts June 21st and continues throughout the summer with both big name and regional bands.

What do George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Loverboy, Michael McDonald, and Boz Scaggs have in common? They’ll all be in town this summer for the 2018 Oshkosh Waterfest Concert Series!

They’ll not be alone, either. 20 different artists/bands are promised for this year’s lineup, and what a collection! Each of this year’s run of shows will be headlined by a national act and include a mix of supporting acts, including both regional and national artists.

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Country USA 2018 Brings Keith Urban to Oshkosh!

Country USA 2018Country USA 2018 is just around the corner and this year’s festival brings country-music superstar Keith Urban to Oshkosh, along with a host of others. Don’t miss this 5-day country music extravaganza: June 19th through the 23rd at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, WI.

Country USA, Oshkosh’s annual country music festival, attracts some country music’s biggest stars along with ever-growing audiences. In fact, the 5-day event is now one of America’s biggest country music festivals. The Country USA 2018 is no exception.

This year is expected to bring in even bigger audiences than before and with a lineup like this, who is surprised? Country Music superstar Keith Urban is headlining opening night, with Maren Morris, Brett Eldredge, Jason Aldean, and Brantley Gilbert headlining the following evenings.

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Banana Cream Pie in a Jar

Who doesn’t love pie? It can be messy to serve though. Put Banana Cream Pie in a jar and its easier to eat and prettier to photograph.I figured with it being May, it was time to start scouring the internet to find my next new summer dessert. Thank you to Glorious Treats for this months inspiration.

Look at all those layers of caramel, whipped cream, banana custard and crunchy graham cracker goodness. YUM! The custard is a little tedious. You also have to wait until it is cool, but a little planning ahead and I promise that Mom will love it!

Banana Cream Pie in a Jar- Serves 6/8 oz servings Banana Cream Pie is always more fun to eat in a jar

Vanilla Pastry Cream (2/3 C sugar, 1/4 C cornstarch, 1/2 tsp. salt, 3 C half and half, 2 eggs, 2 TB butter, and 1 TB vanilla)1.

Graham Cracker Crust (1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 C butter, melted, and 1 TB sugar).

2 Bananas, caramel sauce, 3/4 C heavy whipping cream and 1 TB powdered sugar

Make your pastry cream by using a medium bowl. Beat eggs and set aside. Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan. gradually pour in milk, while whisking, to make a smooth mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and boils. Continue to cook and stir one minute after it begins to boil.

Pour several tablespoons on hot mixture into the bowl of eggs and stir well. Pour warmed egg mixture into the pan with the rest of the hot milk mixture. Return to a slow boil and cook for one more minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Set aside to cool. When pan is cooled, place plastic wrap on top of surface and refrigerate until fully chilled.

Make your Graham cracker crust by mixing the crumbs, sugar and melted butter together. Pour crumbs onto a sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Watch carefully so it does not burn. Allow to cool.

Assemble dessert. Spoon about 2 TB graham cracker crumbs in a bottom of jar or glass. Pat crumbs down to make a firm layer. Add a layer of pastry cream. ( I like to put this into a pastry bag to make it easier). Add a few slices of banana followed by a layer of whipped cream. Add some graham cracker crumbs and drizzle caramel sauce. Repeat layers. Serve immediately think it tastes better after it has been chilled for a couple of hours.

Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms out there and special thank you and I love you to my Mom and Grandma!

 

Bacon Stuffed French Toast

I try new recipes all the time, but this bacon stuffed french toast is probably my new favorite recipe. If you know me well, then you know that I am a naughty vegan. I rarely eat meat, unless its chicken, I never eat dairy unless there is a pizza in front of me and I try to stay away from gluten as much as possible, of course once again unless there is pizza in front of me. I do always try one bite of all my recipes since someone has to be the gauge. This bacon stuffed french toast though, well lets just say I had more than one bite. It is simply irresistible! Oh, did I mention that there is cream cheese and brown sugar blended in the stuffing. Thank you Spicy Southern Kitchen for this breakfast inspiration.

Bacon Stuffed French Toast- Serves 4 Love bacon? You will fall in love with the sweet, yet savory masterpiece

4 oz. cream cheese, 1/3 C brown sugar, 8 slices of Texas toast(preferable somewhat stale), 8 slices of crispy cook bacon, crumbled, 4 eggs, 1/2 C milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 4 tsp. butter and canola oil.

Mix cream cheese and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Spread on one side of each slice of bread. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on 4 slices of bread and sandwich slices together to make four.

In a shallow bowl, whisk egg, milk and vanilla together. Dip each sandwich into egg mixture, being careful not to soak the inside.

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add a little butter and canola oil to the skillet. Cook each sandwich until golden brown on each side. I like to even fry the sides up a little too.

Cut each piece in half, sprinkle any extra bacon you may have left over the top and serve with maple syrup.

Our favorite is Uncle Mikes Maple Syrup. If you have never tried it, it has this light smoky flavor to it. It is perfectly light for a recipe such as this.

It’s Almost Time For the 2018 Paine Festival of Spring!

2018 Paine Festival of SpringIt’s almost May and that means it is time for the Paine Festival of Spring 2018!

Come peruse The Paine’s Spring Plant Sale: more than 100 vendors, plus food and live entertainment. May 19th, 2018 – 9am to 4pm at The Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh, WI.

The arrival of The Paine’s annual Festival of Spring is as sure a sign of spring as any! People come from all around to take advantage of the sales of original art, fine crafts, and, of course, the legendary Paine Spring Plant Sale.

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Alligator Records Blues Weekend at The Grand Oshkosh

Alligator Records Blues Weekend 2018Don’t feel down and in the blues. Get down with the blues during Alligator Records Blues Weekend in Oshkosh, WI!

Chicago-based Alligator Records artists Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Toronzo Cannon, Tinsley Ellis, and the Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling will perform May 18th and 19th, 2018 at The Oshkosh Grand Opera House!

Whether you’re a longtime fan of blues music or are just getting introduced, you’ll want to attend Alligator Records Blues Weekend. The two-day event provides an opportunity to experience blues from talented musicians who have been playing it for decades. Alligator Records Blues Weekend is a very special event as you don’t often see this many Alligator artists performing together in one weekend.

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Are You Ready? It’s Almost Time For WineFeast 2018!

Dont miss WineFeast 2018 in Oshkosh, WI!Another Oshkosh sign of spring is rapidly approaching on the calendar: WineFeast 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th. Don’t miss this annual opportunity to sample fine wines and local cuisine – and all for a good cause!

WineFeast is THE Oshkosh social event of the year. The annual celebration of food and drink draws well over 800 people – and who is surprised? Your WineFeast ticket spells an evening of more then 100 fine wines from around the world and a variety of specially prepared dishes. Add 100% of the event proceeds going towards the Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club and you have what some would call a no-brainer.

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Cinnamon Muffins

This cinnamon muffin recipe is pretty basic and has been in my collection for quite some time. I tend to forget about it but always love the warm feeling I get when take a bite of these moist muffins. This recipe calls for a 1/2 a cup of milk. I have used everything from skim to half an half just depending what I have the most of. The heavier the milk, the moister the muffins tend to be.

cinnamon muffins with streusel toppingCinnamon Muffins – Yields 6 Jumbo Muffins.

1 stick of butter, 1 C sugar, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 C flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, salt, 2 TB Cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. allspice, dash of nutmeg and 1/2 C milk.

Streusel – 1/3 C Sugar, 1/4 C brown sugar, 3 TB flour, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon and 2 TB melted butter. Blend sugars, flour and cinnamon. Use a fork to blend in melted butter until you get a crumbly base. Add more flour to make it crumblier.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Soften butter, then stir in sugar. Beat eggs and incorporate into the butter/sugar mixture. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and allspice and nutmeg. Add your flour mixture to the egg mixture, alternating with milk. Pour into greased muffin pans and top with streusel mixture. Bake 20 minutes. Cool completely before removing from pan.

Enjoy Breakfast with Brayton’s the next time you find yourself in Oshkosh.

Get Set for the 2018 Oshkosh Marathon, Run Away To the Bay, and More!

2018 Oshkosh Marathon, NPC Fox Cities Showdown, Special Olympics Indoor Sports Tournament, and Run Away To the BaySpring will soon be sproinging all around us! Along with all the leaves and blossoms, come a host of warm-weather sporting events. Oshkosh shakes off the dust in April with a variety of events. The 2018 Oshkosh Marathon, the NPC Fox Cities Showdown, the Special Olympics, and the Run Away To the Bay!

Even if you’ve managed to get out into the great outdoors a lot this winter, there’s nothing like great spring weather to motivate a person. The warmth of the sun draws us outdoors and suddenly Oshkosh parks, golf courses, and trails are peopled again.

The 2018 Oshkosh Marathon takes advantage of the great spring weather every April with a host of related contests. The event includes a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Corporate Marathon Relay, a Half Relay, and a 5k. All races are scheduled for April 29th, 2018 at the Leach Amphitheatre in downtown Oshkosh. Proceeds from the 2018 Oshkosh Marathon benefit local charity groups, like the Oshkosh Boys and Girls Club.

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