Ohio Recipes

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Candy Cake

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If you love Peanut Butter Cups, you'll love this cake! Tastes like "Peanut Butter Tasty Cakes" sold in Philadelphia. Can't get them here in Cincinnati so we bake this cake instead.

Buckeyes I

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This recipe is so good that I double it whenever I make it. Since it is peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate it is almost like candy. Real buckeyes are nuts that grow on trees and are related to the horse chestnut.

Cincinnati Chili I

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An unusual chili, with cinnamon, cloves, and even chocolate!

Amish Meatloaf

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A recipe for Amish meatloaf topped with bacon strips and a ketchup glaze that I had while in Amish country in Holmes County, Ohio.

Authentic Cincinnati Chili

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This was handed down to me by Mom, a Cincinnati native. Skimming the fat makes this a healthier version than most, and gives it the right consistency. I like mine 4-way, with spaghetti, raw chopped onions, grated mild cheddar, and oyster crackers!

Danish Pastry Apple Bars

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This recipe is excellent! I also use the crust recipe for round fruit pies.

Best City Chicken

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I grew up in northeast Ohio and this was my all time favorite dish when I was little...now I make it, and my family loves it too! I like to use all pork for my city chicken; however tradition is to use pork and veal combined. The grocery stores around me sell a pack of cubed pork with the wood skewers already in the pack specifically for city chicken, so you may want to look for that first. But, if you can't find that, then cubing your own pork will work fine.

Buckeye Balls II

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These are chocolate-covered balls of peanut butter and confectioners' sugar.
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Slow Cooker Sauerkraut and Sausage

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Here's an old recipe I have used for years. Sauerkraut and pork sausage cooked slowly in a slow cooker. Yummm!

Bloody Mary Mix

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My sister got this recipe from a restaurant in Ohio and all our family loves it. This is very spicy and needs time to blend flavors.

Vinegar and Egg Crust

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This crust was used by Elsie Hack to win the 1978 Ohio State Fair pie baking contest. (It was wrapped around an apple pie.) Because the crust is very flaky when baked, it is a bit difficult to roll and handle, but well worth the effort.

Pecan Sour Cream Pound Cake

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I won first place with this cake at the Cuyahoga County Fair (Cleveland, Ohio) in 1993. For a nuttier variation, you can substitute 1 cup of the flour with 1 cup of ground pecans.

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Homemade Vegetable Juice Cocktail

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This is a recipe for homemade vegetable juice cocktail. You will need a pressure canner to do the whole batch, or scale it down to fewer servings, and drink within a couple of days. A great way to keep the taste of summer all year!

Amish Poor Man's Steak

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First had this dish at an Amish church in rural Ohio. I will never forget the delicious smell of that church kitchen! After a little questioning, a kind woman gave me the recipe. Great for a plan-ahead meal.

Easy White Chili II

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A long-time Wellington, Ohio friend shared this recipe with me and has become an all-time favorite. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and salsa. You can brown the chicken in a skillet first if you prefer. I have found it makes little difference.