August 25, 2013 - News, Weather & Sports

August 25, 2013

Gold Medal Flour Scratch Bakers Cookie Challenge

The new Scratch Bakers Cookie Challenge contestants were asked to make any kind of cookie from scratch using the premium quality of Gold Medal flour. Over 40 adults from the Louisville area showed up to compete in the competition. Carolyne Davis of Louisville won the blue ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair for her It's Lemon Pecan Thyme Cookies! Please visit for more recipe ideas.

It's Lemon Pecan Thyme!

1/2 cup salted butter

1 cup organic sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 teaspoons + 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided

Zest from 2 large lemons, plus extra for garnish

1 teaspoon fresh lemon thyme leaves, plus extra for garnish

1 1/2 cups Gold Medal Flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped pecans

Raw sugar, to roll dough in

2 cups confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, zest and thyme leaves. Sift Gold Medal flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together and add to egg mixture until just combined, fold in pecans. Refrigerate dough for several hours or overnight. Roll small rounded spoonfuls of dough in the raw sugar and place on cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on racks.

Mix the 2 tablespoons lemon juice with the 2 cups confectioners' sugar until smooth. Dip the top of each cookie in the glaze and set on the wire rack (place wax paper underneath to catch the drippings). Sprinkle with the extra lemon zest and thyme leaves. Let dry.

Yields: about 3 dozen cookies.


Great American SPAM Championship

The Great American SPAM Championship called for contestants' most spectacular SPAM sandwich. Nearly 60 adults and kids from the Louisville area showed up to compete in the competition! Kyle Senamontry of Sellersburg (IN), won 1st Place at the 2013 Kentucky State Fair for his Ava-SPAM-aroll in the adult category. Please visit  for more recipe ideas.


1 (12 ounce) can SPAM Classic

1/2 head medium white cabbage, shredded

1 medium potato, Julian

1 medium carrot, Julian

1/2 cup black mushrooms, diced

1 cup rice vermicelli noodles

5 raw eggs, large

1 large white onion

1 tablespoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

Wonton wrappers

1 beaten egg + 1 tablespoon water, egg wash

Oil for frying

1 avocado, medium

Sugar to taste

Lime juice to taste

Pickled carrots & radish, cucumber and cilantros, garnish

  1. For Triangle Sandwich Pieces: Finely dice SPAM Classic (reserve 1/4 cup of SPAM Classic and shredded for later use).
  2. Add SPAM, cabbage, potato, carrot, black mushrooms, vermicelli noodles, eggs, onion into large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add salt, pepper and sugar.
  4. Fill wonton wrappers with mixture in shape of triangle and seal edges with egg wash.
  5. Fry to golden brown.
  6. For Avocado Mix: Mash up one avocado.
  7. Add 1/4 cup finely shredded SPAM Classic.
  8. Add sugar and lime juice to taste.
  9. Assemble sandwich with avocado spread on top of one triangle piece and garnish with pickled carrots and radish, cucumber and cilantros.


Jesus Cares at Exit 0

Jesus Cares at Exit 0's mission statement is:

To Offer Resources that Prevents & Ends Homelessness
To Serve Everyone Respect, Integrity, & Grace
To Be Good Stewards of the Resources Entrusted to us by our Supporters
To Reflect the Teachings of Jesus & the Love Of God In All We Do

This ministry is in need of clothing, toiletries, grocery gift cards, bus passes, camping items, non perishable foods and volunteers. For more information please visit or call (502) 541-2363.


Gilda's Club

Support Gilda's Club Louisville and other local cancer organizations by purchasing tickets in advance for "Strike Out Cancer" night on Sunday, September 1st, when the Louisville Bats take on the Indianapolis Indians at 6:05 p.m. at Slugger Field. If you wish to purchase a $10 ticket with a portion of the proceeds donated, please contact Josh Hargreaves at 502-614-4511 or In addition to designated advance ticket sales by the Bats, Genentech will also donate funds to Gilda's Club Louisville for every strike out thrown by a Bats pitcher during home games this season. Last year, Genentech presented a check for $20,000 to Gilda's Club at the Bats game. This year's special "Strike Out Cancer" night includes:

• a kids' inflatable fun zone

• $1 hot dogs

• $1 Pepsi products

• post game fireworks

For more information about the "Strike Out Cancer" event on Sept. 1st, visit

On Saturday, September 7, more than 30 sailboats will race the Ohio River to compete for a coveted trophy in the 14th annual Fleur de Lis Regatta; all are welcome to bring friends and family from 12-4 p.m. to the harbor next to the Great Lawn to enjoy live bands, arts and crafts, and picnicking while watching the race from Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville. Family-friendly highlights include:

• live music (from noon to 4 p.m.)

• a craft tent with make-and-take musical instruments, sail boats, sun visors, and hats

• face painting

• hula hooping

• a drumming circle

• corn hole and other game play

• the Squallis Puppeteers (giant puppets will stroll through the event)

• food trucks

Sailing for A Cure Foundation hopes to raise more than $40,000 for Gilda's Club through the

Fleur de Lis Regatta event, which will include a silent auction, online donations, celebrations

and races over the Sept 6-8 weekend. In addition, 30 Gilda's Club members, ages 5 to 74, whose lives have been touched by cancer, were selected as honorary first mates of the competing teams, and had an opportunity to meet team captains and learn about their sailing vessels while enjoying a recent cruise on the Ohio River at an open sail and cookout to kick off the upcoming Regatta event.

The Sept. 7 event at Waterfront Park is free and open to the public; if you'd like to learn more about the Fleur de Lis Regatta or donate in honor of a first mate, a skipper or a specific boat, visit


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