Author Archives: Laura Benware

15 Best Fall Fairs and Festivals to Visit Across the U.S.

When autumn approaches, Americans start preparing for the leaves to turn, cooler temperatures, and partaking in seasonal activities. For many people, attending a fall fair or festival is a must. Throughout the 50 states, there are events created and hosted to celebrate hobbies and interests, local foods and traditions, and to bring families together to […]

Blueberrry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Extra Mile Staff

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Shortening 1 cup Sugar 2 Eggs 2 cup Flour ¼ teaspoon Salt 2 teaspoons Baking powder 1 can Blueberry pie filling TOPPING:  2 tablespoons Butter or Margarine, melted ½  cup Flour ¼ cup Sugar In a small bowl, mix together PREPARATION: 1. Heat oven to 350 and grease a 9 x 13 […]

Ziti Bake holiday Recipe

Ziti Bake

Extra Mile Staff

INGREDIENTS: 1 – 16 ounce package of Ziti 1 pound Ground beef 1 – 15 ounce container of Ricotta cheese ½  cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup chopped Parsley 1 Egg, slightly beaten ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 2 – 15 ounce or 1 – 20 ounce jar spaghetti sauce 1 – 8 […]

Sweet and Sour Kielbasa Recipe

Sweet and Sour Kielbasa Appetizer

Extra Mile Staff

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound kielbasa, sliced into ½ inch pieces 1 cup Apricot preserves 2 tablespoons Lemon juice 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard ¼ teaspoon Ginger Butter for heating skillet on stove top PREPARATION: 1. In a sauce pan on low to medium heat, combine and heat the apricot preserves, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and ginger. 2. […]

Last Minute Recipes and Gift Ideas for Holiday Parties

Last Minute Recipes and Gift Ideas for Holiday Parties

Laura Benware

Don’t let last minute holiday gatherings stress you out. This time of year you might feel inundated with advertisements for the must-have gifts of the year. You might also be feeling pressure to cook up a festive, tasty appetizer or dessert. If you don’t have time to do the research, we’re here to share some […]

Young Entrepreneurs Take on Aging

Sally Abrahms

Young entrepreneurs are finding tremendous opportunities launching businesses that cater to the baby boomer and senior markets. Technology that allows older adults to live independently is a $2 billion industry alone and is expected to reach $25 billion by 2025. Many creators of innovative products designed for caregivers and their aging relatives and friends – […]

Family Recipes From The Hartford

Thanksgiving is a time for sharing with family and friends. We’re happy to share some of our favorite recipes with you. Enjoy! The Main Attraction Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy Turkey and Sausage Chili Sensational Sides Potato Gratin Corn Pudding Broccoli Cheese Casserole Cranberry Relish Cheddar and Sage Biscuits with Herb Butter The Grand Finale […]