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Maxine's.....gone, but their chicken salad won't be forgotten

Maxine's Cafe & Bakery on Green River Road was one of my favorite lunch spots in the Tri-State, so I was very bummed when I found out they were closing after 24 years.  The economy and increased competition were just a couple of reasons the owners decided to pull the plug.  It was a cute place with wonderful, homemade food, and I will dearly miss it. 

So, I tried to re-create their curried chicken salad....since it was my absolute favorite.  Here's the recipe I came up with:

3 boneless, skinless chicken breats

3 stalks celery, chopped

80's Movies We Just Can't Live Without

We had some fun with this topic this morning.....thanks for all of your calls with the 80's movies we just can't live without. Here's the list in no particular order:

Vanderburgh Homeless Connect Event

We welcomed Becca Scott from Deaconess and Joe Kiefer, Vanderburgh County Commissioner, to the WIKY Morning Show today to talk about the upcoming Vanderburgh Homeless Connect event.  It happens Thursday, March 20th at The Centre from 9:00 until 2:00.  If you would like some more information on the extremely important event, visit their website. http://vanderburghhomelessconnect.org

Biscuits & Gravy Casserole

From the Extortion Breakfast this morning, this will be perfect to serve for your Christmas breakfast!

Fun Things To Do This Weekend

You can tell we're getting into the Holiday Movie season, because we have some big new releases this weekend.

What's Happening This Weekend

There's some cool stuff going on this weekend across the Tri-State.  Our Extortion  Breakfast guests, The Evansville Lapidary Society will host their big fundraising rock show and sale Saturday and Sunday at Washington Square Mall. The hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday Noon until 5 p.m.

A fun afternoon with the kids happens on Sunday at the Centre, when Disney: Live! hits the stage at the Aiken Theare.

92 Annual West Side Nut Club "Best of the Fest" Winners

Best of the Fest 1st Place--Booth 112-D (Nutty Monkey Panini)

Best of the Fest 2nd Place--Booth 112-I (Bacon Wrapped Jalepeno/Cheddar Hotdog)

Best of the Fest 3rd Place--Booth 28 (Old Heidelburg Cheese Soup)

Best New Item--Booth 50 (Schweiger Ball)

Best Burgoo--Booth 112-G (Turning Point UMC)

Now this sounds like a good time!

We had Beth Tromley and Joanne Zeller in this morning to talk about Riding Hope, which has equestrain therapy for special needs children ages 2-18.

They're having a Western-themed Hoedown this Saturday night at the St. Wendel Knights of St. John from 5-11 p.m. Admission is $30 per person, or $50 per couple and includes food and drink! This a major fundraiser for Riding Hope so they can expand and help more kids.

If you want to buy tickets, give them a call at 812-985-7759, and make sure to wear your cowboy boots and hat!

2012 Fall Festival Diane's Team Day 2 Booth Reviews

Diane’s Team—Day 2 of Fall Festival Booth Reviews

**Booth 67-- (St. Peter’s UMC) (Deep Fried Mashed Potato Balls) OMG!!!!!!! These are absolutely fabulous and a unamimous choice by the entire team; they are spectacular and very original. They are mashed potatoes around chopped bacon, onion and cheese, then deep fried to perfection! Served with ranch or horseradish or enjoy them by themselves!

2012 Fall Festival--Diane's Team (Day 1 Booth Reviews)

Diane's team hit Franklin Street yesterday to begin the task of tasting every booth and make our recommendations. Here are the reults from Day 1:


Booth 46—Evansville Lutheran School (Smoked Turkey Leg) Big and juicy, it’s a Franklin Street staple, but it was left off the munchies map this year.

Booth 47—Evansville Racing Pigeon Club (Chili-Cheese Hot Tamale) This is a new item this year, and it was delicious.

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