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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, April 23rd

Stark County, Ohio, 2014: April 23rd. Photos by the publisher...

As often as restaurants are a topic of interest, it's rare that the focus for me turns to a regional or national chain. Today, though, it's Katana Buffet and Grill in Canton where I went for lunch.

If someone asks me for a restaurant suggestion I will always point them to a local Stark County restaurant, not like the security guard at the Rivercenter Mall in San Antonio who, when I said I wanted to try a good local restaurant, suggested Olive Garden, but if I was asked to suggest a Chinese buffet, it would have to be Katana Buffet and Grill in Canton.

Katana has essentially all the food you find at any other Chinese buffet, albeit higher quality, they have selections other buffets done and a larger selection of American food, which I've never tried, but hear that it's good.

One of the things that sets Katana Buffet and Grill apart from all the others is the Hibachi Grill, I love it! Today I had them make me a plate with beef, egg, green peppers and pineapple. It was delicious.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, April 22nd

Stark County, Ohio, 2014: April 22nd. Photos by the publisher...

It's been six months since we moved from the Market Heights neighborhood in Canton to a subdivision in Jackson Township. One of our favorite things about this house is our view of the pond, as a blogger I love it because it has a story to tell which is all it's own.

I shot these pictures around 5:45 today.

It was a beautiful sunny day, not a warm one, though, and windy. You couldn't miss that if you were looking out at the pond, the wind was playing havoc with the fountain!

We missed the fountain when it was turned off from November 1st through March  31st. Seeing it today I can't imagine what it would have been like with the brutal winter we had, mutual instances of the Polar Vortex!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, April 21st

Stark County, Ohio, 2014: April 21st. Photos by the publisher...

Off to the Jackson Township Recycling Center I go. Now I know that the maximum capacity for my Hyundai, without putting down the back seat, is three recycling bins and three grocery bags.

We're happy to take our recyclables to the Recycling Center, located a driveway away from the Jackson Township Hall, it's run as efficiently as can be from what I've seen.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Only Ricotta Cheese And Mascarpone Cheese Cannolli Filling Recipe You Will Ever Need

The first thing you need to know about homemade Cannoli filling, the most important thing to know if you're making Cannoli filling for the first time, is that the recipe on the back of the Cannoli shells box should be ignored.

The only Ricotta Cheese And Mascarpone Cheese Cannolli Filling recipe you will ever need...

  • 1 Cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Cup Mascarpone Cheese
  • 3/4 Cup Confectioners' Sugar, sifted
  • 3 Ounces Semisweet Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Confectioners' Sugar, sifted
  • Zest from 1 Lemon
  • Thoroughly Drain Ricotta, discarding the liquid. (We've tried a strainer, a bowl and coffee filter work great.) DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP.
  •  Process Ricotta until smooth
  • Combine Ricotta, Mascarpone and Powdered Sugar in a medium bowl; beat until light and fluffy
  • Fold in Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Place in Refrigerator and Chill 4 hours
  • Pipe or spoon filling into shells

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, April 19th

Stark County, Ohio, 2014: April 19th. Photos by the publisher...

A benefit of being a North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce member is that one week each year you have the opportunity to have a display in the front window of the chamber office on South Main Street in North Canton.

This week Demico's Pizzeria, voted Best Pizza Restaurant in Stark County, Ohio, by readers of Stark County, Ohio News and Views..., is featured in the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce window.

I stopped by to shoot a #Selfie, which I noticed got some laughs from people at the intersection of South Main Street and West Maple Street, the heart of downtown North Canton.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, April 16th

Stark County, Ohio, 2014: April 16th. Photos by the publisher...

Good evening from Jackson Township! Looking out our sunroom window, shot this sunset picture at 8:15.

We love our pond view, they turned the sub-division's fountain on April 1st which makes it even better. It was a beautiful night, warm enough to have the sliding glass door open, great to hear the sound of the water.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Stark County Diner Goes To The City Of Green In Summit County

The Stark County Diner Goes To The City Of Green In Summit County...

Fishers Foods, Beiler's Penn Dutch Market in Uniontown, Buehler's at Nobles Pond in Jackson Township, Bordner's in Massillon, Belloni Foods in Brewster, Erik's Grocery Bag in North Canton, Acme Fresh Market, Marc's and Giant Eagle, we've shopped at all of them and when it comes to prepared foods none compare with the Giant Eagle Market District Store in the City of Green, Summit County.

To say the Giant Eagle Market District store in Green, which is open 24 hours, has a prepared foods section would be like saying the Grand Canyon is a hole in the ground.

The "Market District" name work well when you consider there's a bountiful salad bar as well as a hot food bar, you can have Chinese food made to order including fresh Sushi, there Brick Oven Pizza, Pepperoni Rolls too, as well as a Sub Sandwiches made to order. All that and as good a "Prepared Foods" counter as you'll find.