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4 She s up to the challenge! By The Woodman Bill Wood, Ridin On Rep The PowerSport Institute (PSI), Ohio s own motorcycle mechanics training institution, held an Open House at their Cleveland campus on August 2, 2014 for new student orientation, student recruitment and enrollment, as well as a cool motorcycle show. The custom bikes on display were as awesome as you d expect, and there s always lots of great motorcycles and amazing memorabilia to see inside on their campus tours, but instead Ridin On wanted our readers to meet one of the students who ll be shaping the future of motorcycle mechanics. So I asked Shawn Moen, Education Manager for the Core Group, who I should interview for a profile piece and he introduced me to Anna Dixon, which was an excellent choice! bikes. Then and there she proclaimed that was what she was going to do, and her desire is still evident today. Anna said she is in this for the passion, not to pose as a model on a bike or to look pretty. She is indeed easy on the eyes with a charming smile and a slight and utterly lovely southern drawl, but her nick name is Psycho Mouse and she is out to establish her place in the male dominated power sports world. I would not bet against this mouse, nor any of the other 10 or so females in their 200-plus class. Anna hopes to relocate to the south or southwest and open a custom bike shop, maybe with her dad running the business side and her mom the purchasing side. Her current project bike is a 1983 Honda Nighthawk 550 PSI Student Anna Dixon from PA will be graduating soon, and this psycho mouse plans to open a custom bike shop with her family. Most motorcycle enthusiasts I meet are grizzled and tattooed guys bundled in black leather. Many are baby boomers pushing retirement age. Anna is a petite 5 2 and 90 pound 19 year-old with a passion for custom motorcycles! In five months Anna will graduate from the 72 week program specializing in V-Twins. She chose to forgo PSI s Associate Degree option, and thus avoiding more night classes, so she could work 25 plus hours per week instead, because she s paying her own tuition, plus room and board. Anna grew up in Perry County, Pennsylvania (near Harrisburg) riding on the back of her dad s bike. At the age of five she visited the OCC (Orange County Choppers) and watched them build custom I thought you might like to see the progress made on my bike. Right now we re working on a tank extension. Leaving the only things stock are the dash (speedo and tac), the forks, rims, and engine. Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to me, Anna (the only year the 550 was made). She is turning it into a single seat bobber with custom seat, fenders, air intake, tank and paint job. She and other students are also finishing a restoration job for the family of a recently deceased classmate, Jarrod. PSI students tend to bond together like a family and Jarrod is indeed missed and many hands will pitch in to finish that bike. I believe Anna is indeed up to the challenge, and that PSI is doing a great job molding not only exceptional technical talent but the equally important human relations skills necessary for successful teamwork in today s world. 2 Ridin On Motorcycle Magazine Visit Us At
5 Hi Friends! I just wanted to let you know, I picked up a copy of my favorite motorcycle magazine (hint, Ridin On) and as I was thumbing through the pages, I saw a nice big advertisement for American Heritage Motorcycles - North Coast. I noticed that they have Victory Motorcycles there (and Indian & Slingshot) and they re not far from us at all (2821 Bishop Road in Willoughby Hills (440) ). Well, once Patty saw the ad, we just had to go check them out. It s really easy to find, right off the freeway, and they had the bike that Patty came to see, the Victory Judge she loves that bike! Well, (this is what I really wanted to tell you) as we were drooling over the Judge, a really nice woman came around and asked us if we needed any help. We got to talking and Patty asked how long they ve been open. The woman told us that they ve only been open for two weeks now, then we told her we just saw their ad and had to come check the place out. She asked what magazine did we see it in, and we both said Ridin On! then told her how much we love Ridin On. She said to us yeah, Ridin On, did a really nice ad for us. I agreed and told her, Well, that s why we are here today! We later found out the lady s name is Heather Andreano and she said she has known you guys for years! I just felt the need to call you and tell you that you ve got a wonderful magazine and especially your page on God! This was the first time we d ever received copies of Ridin On at Stop 42 Tavern, 67 Lake St in Delaware, Ohio. It couldn t have come at a better time and the More Like Him column by John Dunn was beautiful and befitting. You see, we had just lost a biker friend in an accident less than a couple days prior and folks here were distraught and asking, Why did God take him? When the first copy of your magazine hit the counter, it opened up straight to that page! I read it and knew it was meant for us in our moment of need! Your magazines went quick so I made copies of the article and passed them around and posted it up on the board here. I sincerely believe it may ve helped us to understand this tragedy and comforted us that our friend is riding Heaven s highway now. So I felt I should share this with you and tell you that I find it amazing that you are strong enough to have a Christian column and I am grateful that you do! I ve now read the rest of your fine publication and I can t wait to see the next issue and hope you will continue to deliver them to Stop 42 for a long, long time. Libby Taylor Delaware, Ohio Via phone conversation Ride Safe, Mark & Patty Wintle aka Mr. & Mrs. Farky PS: We decided that for anniversary this year, instead of taking the usual long weekend, we would take a whole week off and ride! I have a really nice trip planed out, some of it (believe it or not) due to the RIDE N ROLL dice run. Last year on one of our RNR dice trips, we went down RT77 and hit all the stops on the way down to Marietta, Ohio and long story short, we really like it down there, but didn t get much time to spend so we re going down to the Red River Gorge in KY and if the weather holds out, we are going to ride back to Marietta, and on the way back we may just have to stop by the Hocking Hills too. lol FROM THE EDITORS: Our dear Mr & Mrs Farky! *-))) ~~Can t help it, we adore that! lol Have we told you lately how much love you guys! God bless you! That s exactly what we need our readers to do and you both just do it sooo sweetly and we THANK YOU!!!! And with such enthusiasm, you re our best cheerleaders! Besides making us feel warm & wanted and make this all worthwhile. =) Patty sits astride her favorite Victory, the Judge, at newly-opened American Heritage Motorcycles North Coast, in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, where they also sell Indian Motorcycles and the new Slingshot 3-wheeler. THANKS SO VERY MUCH! Your Friends, Darlene & Bill Tell em you saw it in Ridin On! Ridin On Motorcycle Magazine 3
6 Shifting Gears by Bill Bish Editor AND THE WINNER IS: Julia Hawk from Shelby, Ohio she s the happy (understatement) winner of the brand new customized Harley given away by Rolling Bike Night in cooperation with Ridin On Magazine s RIDE N ROLL Summer-Long Dice Run! Dozens of Keys are up for grabs throughout the Summer, at Rolling Bike Night destinations and at Stops on the RIDE N ROLL, among others, and during the final RBN bike night of the season at Margaritaville in Sandusky, all of the Key Winners gather to see whose key will start the bike and ride away! Julia and her husband Trevor have been attending Rolling Bike Nights for the past couple of years, said Julie Roeder of M&M Cycles, RBN organizer. They looked forward to the ride and chance to get out on a weeknight every other Tuesday during the summer. They asked their friends Matt and Samantha Spafford to ride along with them to the Rolling Bike Night held at Margaritaville on August 12, where Samantha ended up qualifying for a Key. Although they were disappointed that they had been attending for two years and hadn t qualified, they were happy for their friend. Julie continues the story; Trevor and Julia came to the finale at Margaritaville on Sept 6 to cheer Samantha on. Little did they know that Julia would end up getting qualified for her own Key! Five more qualifiers were drawn that night right before the contestants began to try and start the bike, so you needed to be present to win. The fifth name out of the barrel was not present so another name was drawn. Trevor looked at his Rolling Bike Night number with chagrin as the winning number was only two away from his. Then he noticed his wife jumping up and down with excitement and realized it was hers! And the rest is history; Julia went into a final four, then last two, and then on to WIN a cool new bike with her winning key! Julia enjoys riding on the back with Trevor on their Street Glide, but since winning the Rolling Bike Night 2014 Electra Glide Police Bike Most Wanted, she has signed up for the Motorcycle Safety Course to get her endorsement. Trevor is going to take the course along with her to refresh his riding skills. Including a Set of TIRES! $500 ROLL-OFF! Anybody can WIN! 4 Ridin On Motorcycle Magazine Visit Us At
7 October 2014 Ridin On Magazine 1 Scary Skid Lids HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 2 Making It PSI Student Anna Dixon Makes the Grade 3 Readers Write Ridin with Ridin On 4 Shifting Gears Editorial Winning Ways 6 NCOM News Bytes News You Can Use 8-9 Pink Power Cheers to the Girls Breast Fest Winds Thru Cincy v P.O. Box Westlake, OH Phone: ( Fax: (866) By Local Bikers. For Local Bikers EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR ART DIRECTOR SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Bill Bish Mike Noonan 10 Now You re Cookin Scare Fare Cleveland CycleWerks A Local Success Story 14 Legal Briefs What NOT to Do after an Accident 16 World s Fastest Woman Rider Eva Håkansson Sets Records 17 Touching Her World First Blind Person Circles Earth on a Bike 18 Street Smarts Posture-Rx Darlene s Road Ramblings Cyclepedia of Local Events Capital-area Legion Riders Run Events be our fan! Now we re Ridin On with Darlene Bish Bill Kubiak ON THE COVER NEW KID ON THE BLOCK - Cleveland CycleWerks At 28, Scott Colosimo founded Cleveland CycleWerks in 2009 and has already grown to international acclaim in the global market, with a wide variety of small-engine models in production and more bikes on the way. (More on Pages 14-15). Photo by Daniel LeHoty, An Autumn ride puts Mother Nature in her place. WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Leni D. Anderson, Bill & Darlene Bish, Wil Born, Ralph C. Buss, Mark Cassone, Karen Diehl, John Dunn, Bill & Sharon Frederick, Jose Garcia, Mike Godwin, Dar & Sharon Grodi, Lou Denis & Paula Griggs, Tim Hamster Halloran, Jimmy & Pat Kay, John Kikol, Jerry King, Senior Photographer Bill Kubiak, Daniel LeHoty, Nicole Luttrell, Clem Marion, Dinah Meister, David Missig, David E. Moore (R.I.P.), Q-Ball Paschen & Bea Reamsnyder, Julie Roeder, Asa Rouse, Michael Turpin, Bill Wood Veteran Owned & Operated 20,000 copies of Ridin On Motorcycle Magazine are distributed monthly through more than 850 motorcycle dealerships, independent shops and motorcycle friendly establishments throughout Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Eastern Indiana and Western Pennsylvania. H H H HHH Contact us for any of your advertising needs! 23 Rally For Twig Assisting a Brother in Need 24 Industry Insider Dealers & Sense Ridin On Calendar of Events 32 StarRiders Report Moto-Celebrities 34 Tickle Your Funny Bones Go for the Jocular 36 Familiar Faces Picture This 38 More Like Him Empty Spots Product Review RideWright Wheels 42 Here s the Diehl on Your Vote Counts 44 Ladies Adventure Weekend Building Bonds 2008 Recipient of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists Silver Spoke Award for Media We are the number one motorcycle publication in our region, bar none. RIDIN ON 2014 is published monthly and no reproduction of content is permitted without Publisher s prior written approval. All contents, including ads herein, are copyright by RPM Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. All rights in submissions sent to Ridin On Magazine are considered as unconditionally assigned for publication and copyright purposes. The views and opinions expressed by writers do not necessarily reflect those of the magazine. Publisher reserves the right to refuse to publish any article, image or advertisement. Publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors in ads beyond the cost of space occupied by error. Publisher is also held harmless from: failure to produce any issue as scheduled due to reasons beyond our control, all suits, claims or loss of expenses; this includes but is not limited to suits of libel, plagiarism, copyright infringement and unauthorized use of a person s name or photograph, or the content of ads. The Ridin On name and logo are owned by Bill & Darlene Bish of RPM Publishing, LLC. Ridin On is not affiliated with any other product or service.
8 FLORIDA STATE FAIR SETTLES CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT In a big win for motorcycle club members nationwide, the Florida State Fair and local law enforcement were dealt a stunning blow when they agreed to settle a Civil Rights lawsuit filed by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) attorney Jerry Theophilopoulos ( Jerry T ) on behalf of the West Florida Confederation of Clubs. The Florida State Fair and Fair employees, along with two Hillsborough County Sheriffs agreed to pay three members of the West Florida Confederation of Clubs a total of $72,500 to settle the case after nearly a hundred club members were denied entry into the fair by off-duty sheriff s deputies on Feb. 7, 2010 based on the fact they would not remove their colors. A posted policy banned club colors and the bikers were threatened with jail if they attempted to enter the front gate of the fair, and AIM lawyer Jerry T. captured the entire event on film with a videographer, which was a pivotal reason the federal lawsuit was settled out of court. This settlement is a great day for all motorcycle club members, not only in the state of Florida, but across America, said Jerry T., We sent a message that our people will not be discriminated against in a public forum. After the lawsuit, the no-club-colors signs were replace by a posted policy stating that the fair may turn away or eject people who are disruptive or who display behavior associated with criminal gang membership. That cleared the way for bikers to attend subsequent fairs. MORE MOTORCYCLES EQUALS SAFER ROADS According to the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), an increased number of motorcycles on the road results in a lower rate of serious accidents. When 10% or more of vehicles on the road are motorcycles, mopeds or scooters, there is a proportionate reduction in rider fatalities, says Steve Kenward, CEO of the MCIA, a motorcycle trade association in England. Japan has 98 bikes per 1,000 vehicles (9.8%), and for every 1,000 bikes on the road, the country has 0.8 motorcyclist fatalities per year. In Europe the ratio of bikes to cars is lower, at 73 per 1,000 (7.3%), and the rate of motorcyclist fatalities is higher, at 1.52 per 1,000 bikes. In the USA, the ratio of bikes to cars is just 27 per thousand (2.7%) and the motorcyclist fatality rate is much higher, at 5.32 per thousand bikes. Kenward told how volume breeds safety at the recent National Safer Roads Partnerships Conference, where police forces, local authorities, government officials and academics meet to discuss road safety. There is also a growing body of evidence that those who start their motoring career on motorcycles make better car drivers. With congestion on the rise, Kenward explained that getting more motorists on motorcycles would result in a virtuous circle leading to better road users. According to their research, an increase in motorcycle use has also been proven to keep traffic flowing. A study which models traffic for one of the busiest roads in Europe concluded that if just 10% of drivers swapped to powered two wheelers (PTWs), congestion would be reduced for all road users by 40%. Increase that number to 25% and congestion is eliminated entirely. 6 Ridin On Motorcycle Magazine SIKHS DENIED EXEMPTION FROM ONTARIO HELMET LAW Motorcycle-riding Sikhs in Ontario, Canada will not be exempted from the helmet law, Premier Kathleen Wynne has ruled. The Canadian Sikh Association received a letter from Wynne stating the Liberal government, for safety reasons, will not allow Sikh motorcycle riders to wear only turbans as two other Canadian Provinces currently allow. The Ontario Highway Traffic Act requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet. This poses a problem for those of the Sikh faith, whose turbans don t fit under most helmets. After careful deliberation, we have determined that we will not grant this type of exemption as it would pose a road safety risk, Wynne said in her letter dated Aug. 14. Wynne said safety trumps religious freedoms in this case. As you know, the issue of balance between religious accommodation and public safety has been considered by the courts in Ontario which, on this issue, have found that Ontario s mandatory helmet law does not infringe on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, nor the Ontario Human Rights Code, she said. In 2008, an Ontario judge ruled against a human rights challenge launched by a devout Sikh who was fined $110 in 2005 for not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle. NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh (Bramalea-Gore-Malton) said he was deeply disappointed by Premier Wynne s decision not to grant an exemption to motorcycle helmet laws for turbaned Sikhs. Similar exemptions already exist in the United Kingdom, Manitoba and British Columbia, and here in Ontario the idea is supported by members from all three caucuses. NSW AUSTRALIA LEGALIZES LANE FILTERING This summer the state government of New South Wales legalized lane filtering, which allows motorcyclists to legally ride between two lanes when traffic is stationary or slow moving. The idea behind legalizing lane filtering was to reduce traffic congestion and queuing at intersections. There are strict conditions attached, which include heavy fines and three demerit points for motorcyclists caught moving between traffic at more than 30 kilometers/hour, under a new offense called lane splitting. It is also illegal for motorcyclists to lane filter next to a curb, next to parked cars or in school zones. Police say that early indicators show the new legislation is working, but many motorists are still unaware of the new rules. Other road users (motorists, cyclists and pedestrians) are advised by the Roads and Maritime to check twice for motorcyclists and follow regular road rules. BIKER PROFILING New demographics prepared by the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) show the median age of California motorcycle owners was 45 years old in having risen from 33 years in 1990, 38 years in 1998 and 41 years in Statistics show that the median income for motorcyclists in the Golden State was $64,130 in 2012, more than double what it was in More than 60% reported their annual household incomes at over $50,000, with almost 20% reporting incomes of over $100,000. Almost three quarters of them were employed. About 14% were retired. ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES TO HELP REDUCE AIR POLLUTION IN IRAN Nearly half a million electric motorcycles will be manufactured to help reduce Iran s Tehran Air Pollution. The Iran Fuel Conservation Company (IFcC) has a plan to get 400,000 motorcycles that use gasoline off the road and to replace them with 400,000 electric motorcycles, saying, Due to incomplete combustion, some motorcycles pollute the air four times as much as automobiles. A manufacturer will receive $300 for each electric motorbike it produces and sells. Once the plan is implemented, only electric motorcycles will be allowed on the streets of central Tehran. QUOTABLE QUOTE: Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of that choice. ~ Pierre-Jules Renard ( ) French author Visit Us At
10 Bikin for Boobies Photos by Jose Aztec Warrior Garcia and Kim Stork Early in our not so illustrious Spring, came one of the first runs of the season for Breast Cancer, the Bikin for Boobies Run. Hosted by the supportive Thiel s Wheels, 350 Tarhe Trail in Upper Sandusky, OH ( ), a large crowd of riders braved the wet and cold to get out there to help local breast cancer patients and save the ta ta s! The day dried up some and as bikers, we know how to have a good time helping a great cause in any weather. Besides, it was mid-may and it was time to ride! Your fee included a shirt, prizes and more, and this annual event was a blast! Breast Fest of Cincinnati Photos by John Klare Jr. of Story by Kathy McCarthy There are almost no words to describe how the big 10th Anniversary Breast Fest turned out, but one seems to come to mind AMAZING!!! Simply astounding!!! Estimates have it that around 1,700 motorcycles, DOUBLE that of 2013, rode in that June 1st event starting at Holy Grail Banks by the Cincinnati Reds stadium, and that means a LOT more bodies were there! With the ride becoming so huge, one of the things the organizers did this year was to reach out to a variety of men s & ladies local clubs to be a part of Breast Fest as Road Captains. They could help their community and assist in our riders safety. Volunteers ranged from the American Dawgs, American Legion Riders, Chrome Divas, Fire and Iron, HOG of Cincy, Shriners Motor Patrol and Southern Ohio Bikers to many Longtime Friends of the Breast Fest. With the 6 planned pre-rides, it made all the difference in the world at smoothly moving that massive crowd of chrome down the road to the party without one incident. And what a party it was!! Owner Mickey Teeters of 8 Ridin On Motorcycle Magazine Visit Us At
11 Pink Diva Warriors Run Photos by Leni Anderson, Jose Garcia & Marcellus Truck Haynes Story by Chopperazzi Jose Aztec Warrior Garcia This was my first Pink Diva Warriors Run and all I can say is WOW, what an adventure!! The slight mist in the late June morning didn t stop me and my road sister from heading to Columbus, Ohio to see what the Pink Diva Warriors were all about. We pulled into O Malley s Lounge and boy, were we shocked; it was a sea of signature pink clad ladies! They were pure class as we were greeted by a ton of hugs & kisses and felt immediately like family! Our welcoming new sisters then guided us to the breakfast burritos, donuts and plenty of hot coffee. The group does work for Breast Cancer, of course, but this particular event raises money for Haven House, a shelter for women & children to have a way out of abusive relationships by supplying them with necessities and help empower them to get better education, jobs, housing, etc, to start a new life. There were plenty of surprises with this event as we even got to witness a renewal of vows, with plenty of laughs as a chaplain affectionately known as Poppa Smurf made this ceremony lively. As he gave us his blessing, we were off on the poker run, down some of the most scenic and breathtaking back roads around Columbus, with stops at Kickstand Saloon in Lancaster, Tootle s Pumpkin Inn in Circleville, Station House 81 in Commercial Point and Oak Grove Tavern in Georgesville/Galloway, Ohio. Then we returned to O Malley s for plenty of food, music and tons of raffles. I must say these ladies know how to throw a party! But they also were never too busy to pay tribute to a fallen soldier, as we paused for a moment paying homage to some Patriot Guard Riders who were riding in remembrance to a Hero gone. I can say I was honored and happy to have participated in a Pink Diva Warriors run and plan to AGAIN! McDog s Lakeside Saloon, 3611 Bevis Lane ( ) in Cincy, once again got behind this event wholeheartedly and opened his property up to the momentous group for a funtabulous time of music, prizes, raffles, food and great folks! It was a gorgeous sunny day and the most outstanding Breast Fest EVER! THANK YOU ALL!! Double D & Kathy McCarthy, Mickey McDog Teeters, and Friends Tell em you saw it in Ridin On! Ridin On Motorcycle Magazine 9
12 Greetings everyone and Welcome Back! Happy Halloween & a Fabulous Fall! Well, here we are again, it s Autumn; with Football, OctoberFests and Halloween! But I refuse to put my grill away just yet! I ll keep chillin and grillin till the lid is frozen down! So, in keeping with a sizzilin with Chef spirit let the Ghost Rider or Goblin in you come out as you try these ghoulishly great recipes from our FatBoy wonderful Ridin On readers. Bikers have fun with Halloween and Melody enjoys it as well, so make sure to leave enough room for a couple scary sweet desserts that ll make you howl with delight! Dare you!!! Fried Baby Bat Wings Submitted by: Patrick Wright, OH Ride Safe & Always EAT WELL! And feel the love! Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 tsp ground dried thyme 2 cups buttermilk 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 4 lbs chicken wings, split and tips discarded 1 tsp salt 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 cup crushed saltine crackers 4 cups peanut oil for frying 1 tsp ground black pepper Salt to taste Directions: Beat the eggs and buttermilk together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Mix in the chicken wings, cover, and refrigerate 30 minutes. Combine the flour and crushed crackers with the pepper, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, and garlic powder in a large mixing bowl. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 F. Remove the chicken wings from the buttermilk marinade, and discard the remaining marinade. Allow the excess buttermilk to drip from the wings, then press into the flour mixture to coat. Cook in batches in the preheated fryer until the breading is golden brown on the outside, and the chicken wings are no longer pink at the bone, about 10 minutes per batch. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate, and season to taste with salt before serving. Ghostly Shepherd's Pie Submitted by: 1goodgirl26, KY Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground beef 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 2 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables 1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, un-drained 1 jar (12 oz) home-style beef gravy 1 3/4 cups water 2 Tbsps butter 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/2 cup milk 2 1/4 cups instant mashed potatoes 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 egg, slightly beaten Directions: Heat oven to 375 F. Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray. Cook beef and onion in skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Set 12 peas (from frozen vegetables) aside for garnish. Add remaining frozen vegetables, tomatoes and gravy to beef mixture. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat water, butter and garlic powder to boiling. Remove from heat; add milk. Stir in potato flakes and cheese. Add egg; blend well. Spoon beef mixture into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) or oval (2 1/2-quart) glass baking dish. With large spoon, make 6 mounds of potato mixture on top of beef mixture to resemble ghosts. Place 2 reserved peas on each mound to resemble eyes. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are set and mixture is thoroughly heated. Brain Cell Salad Submitted by: klm478, PA Ingredients: 1 package (6 oz) blueberry Jell-O mix 1 (16 oz) carton small curd cottage cheese 1 (16 1/2 oz) can blueberries in syrup or 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, thawed Blue food coloring Directions: Prepare jello according to package directions. Chill 4-5 hours or until firm. Scoop cottage cheese into a bowl. Drain blueberries, saving the juice; set aside. Add the berries to the cottage cheese and mix well. Add three drops of food coloring to turn the cottage cheese a nice grayish color. To serve salad, place a few spoonfuls of firm gelatin (congealed brain fluid) onto individual serving plates. Top with a scoop of cottage cheese (brain tissue) mixture and serve. Serves 6 10 Chef FatBoy, Melody & Family Dish of Beer Bones From Chef FatBoy s Secret Vault Ingredients: 2 large luscious packages of Pork Ribs Marinade: 1 quart beer (your favorite brand) 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup cider vinegar 1 Tbsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin; ground 1 tsp dry mustard 2 tsps hot red pepper flakes Directions: Combine beer, brown sugar, vinegar and spices in a large pan. Bring to a mild boil, remove from heat, and let cool. Place ribs in a large shallow roasting pan (not aluminum). Pour marinade over ribs. Turn ribs several times while they marinate up to 24 hours in refrigerator, the longer the better. Drain ribs, reserving marinade. Arrange ribs on grill or rib rack and smoke/cook at F for 4-5 hours, until meat is tender, basting with marinade every 60 minutes. Oh man! This is to just Die For! This marinade goes well with any meat that is going to be smoked or grilled. Skulls N' Bones Cupcakes Submitted by: Annie726, OH Ingredients: 1 (18.25 oz) package yellow or vanilla cake mix 24 Nestlé Crunch Fun-Size candy bars 1 small tube decorator icing (white or orange) 6 individual boxes Orange Nerds candy (from 4 individual boxes SweeTarts Skulls N Bones Spooky Wonka Nerds bag) 1 (16 oz) container prepared vanilla frosting (from Wonka Monster Mix-Ups assorted bag) Directions: Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions; add orange Nerds to batter. Line cupcake pans and bake according to directions for 24 cupcakes. Cool completely. Frost cupcakes, using a little more frosting than usual at top ( tombstones will be pushed into frosting). Write spooky words such as RIP or BOO on Crunch candy bars using decorator icing. Let them sit for a few minutes to dry. Press Crunch bars into cupcakes to create tombstones. Creatively place Skulls N Bones SweeTarts around tombstones. Makes 24 cupcakes. Black Death Cake Submitted by: Sherrie Moore, PA Ingredients: 1 cup cocoa 1 lb butter, softened 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt 3 cups sugar 2 tsps vanilla extract 6 eggs 2 tsps baking powder 3 1/2 cups flour (split) Directions: Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add two cups flour and beat well. Mix in yogurt and extract. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Butter 10 Bundt pan and dust with some extra cocoa powder. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350º F about an hour or until cake pulls away from edges of pan. Cool in pan for 20 minutes, remove and finish cooling. Hey, join in the fun! Got a great recipe? Well, send it to me and we ll share them with everyone! Send them to: verizon.net. 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