The Trigg County Women’s Show has two purposes. First, it serves as a venue to help women access information important to their well-being. Secondly, it allows women with home-based businesses an opportunity to promote and sell their products.
From its inception in June of 2003, the Women’s Show has attracted around 50 vendors from Trigg County and the surrounding areas. In 2009, the show was moved to the second Saturday in November to help vendors take advantage of Christmas sales. Returning vendors and organizations for the 2012 Women’s Show include the Murray-Calloway County Hospital, Hancock’s Neighborhood Market, Usborne Books, Torian Family Baked Goods, Bank of Cadiz, FNB Bank, Heritage Bank, Cadiz Eye Clinic, Trigg County Hospital, Beta Nu, Silver Chicks, Scentsy, 31 Gifts, Juice Plus, Tupperware, Suncrest Home Health, Beta Nu, John L. Street Library, Lakeland Artisans Guild, Gail Ricks Purses and Crafts, just to name a few. New vendors include Summer of ‘69 Vintage Clothing, Origami Owl, Nerium AD, Wreaths and Ribbons, The Prickly Peach, and Velata Chocolate. There will be something for everyone!
One Trigg County Homemaker member that participates annually in the Women’s Show is Julia Webster. Julia is a member of the Town and Country Homemakers. She is also a very gifted artist. One of the art mediums that Julia uses to express herself is jewelry making. Her business, Elianto Jewelry, is always a popular booth at the Women’s Show. Each piece of jewelry that Julia sells is personally handcrafted.
Judy Freeman is another Trigg County Homemaker member who participates annually in the Trigg County Women’s Show. In addition to being a member of the New Hope Community Homemakers, Judy is a member of the Lakeland Artisans Guild. She is well known for her skills in crocheting and knitting. Judy works hard through the year to have a selection of handmade items from knitted dishcloths and scrubbies to scarves and home decorative pieces available for the Women’s Show. Look for her work with the Lakeland Artisan’s booth.
Each year the County Homemakers sponsor two scholarships of $500 each. To be eligible for these scholarships, one must be an active Homemaker for at least 3 years, or the child or grandchild of an active Homemaker. The student must be a resident of Trigg County and a graduating senior or currently be enrolled in a post-secondary institution. The scholarship can be used for a two- or four-year college or vocational training. The scholarship committee considers scholastic ability as well as leadership and citizenship activities when choosing the recipients. Trigg County High School Seniors who have family members that are actively involved in the Homemaker organization are encouraged to stop by the school’s guidance office and pick up and application. The deadline for 2013 applications will be Friday, April 5, 2013.
The Trigg County Homemakers invite you to come out to the Recreational Complex on Saturday, November 10th and enjoy the 10th annual Trigg County Women’s Show! See you there!
The recipes included in this column are found in the “From Our Kitchen to Yours” Trigg County Homemaker cookbook published in 2002.
For more information contact Cecelia Hostilo at the Trigg County Extension Office by calling 522-3269.
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Country Weekend Chowder
Submitted by Laura Olinger, Rockcastle Club
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can chicken broth
1 3⁄4 cups water
2 cups peeled, diced potatoes
2 cups cooked and cubed chicken
1 package frozen mixed vegetables
1⁄4 cup diced green pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder
In a saucepan, heat the soup, broth, and water to boiling. Add potatoes and boil for 5 minutes. Add the remaining vegetables and curry powder. Cover and cook over low heat until vegetables are tender.
Heath Bar Cake
Submitted by Gloria Davis, Wallonia Club
1 German chocolate cake mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 jar caramel ice cream sauce
1 (12 oz.) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
3 Heath bars, crushed
Mix the cake according to the directions on the package. Bake it in a 9” x 13” x 2” pan. Poke holes in cake while hot and pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake. Spread the caramel sauce over the cake. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Top with the whipped topping and sprinkle with the crushed Heath bars.
Submitted by Sandra Crutchfield, New Hope Community Club
Italian bread crumbs
Mix equal portions of grated Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Cut the eggplant crosswise in 1⁄2 inch round slices. Spread mayonnaise on both sides; dip in crumb mixture. Place eggplant on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 ̊F for 10-15 minutes on each side. Both sides should be golden brown when done.
Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies
Submitted by Margaret Ardoin, Ebony Twilight Club
1 1⁄2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1⁄2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (3 1⁄2-oz.) can or 1 1⁄2 cups flaked coconut
1 (12-oz.) bag chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts
Heat oven to 375 ̊F. In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, flour, and baking powder. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sweetened condensed milk and butter until smooth. Add graham cracker crumb mixture; mix well. Stir in coconut, chocolate chips, and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Store loosely covered at room temperature. Yields 3 dozen cookies.
Mix flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, and baking soda together in a separate bowl. Then mix other in the other ingredients in the order given, stirring after each addition. Pour mixture into 2 (9-inch) deep dish pie shells. Bake for 30 minutes, or until set in the center.