Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Tansi Smoke Signals

April 24, 2013

The Cook's Corner

CROSSVILLE — Buster Bar Dessert

1 package Oreo cookies crushed with 1/3 cup

melted butter.

Pat in 9 x 13 pan.

Bake 4 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.

Top with ½ gallon vanilla ice cream (thawed slightly.) Freeze.

Chocolate topping

2 cups confectioner’s sugar.

1 ½ cups evaporated milk.

2/3 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips.

½ cup butter.

1 tsp. vanilla.

Melt butter, add chocolate chips and melt.

Add milk and sugar. Boil 8 minutes.

Cool completely. Spread on ice cream. Can add peanuts on top.

Sour Cream Banana Bread

Beat:  1 cup sugar

           ½ cup oil

Add:  2 eggs

1 cup (2 medium)   bananas, mashed

½ cup sour cream

1 tsp. vanilla.  Blend well.

Add:   1 ½ cup flour

  1 tsp baking soda

  ½ tsp. salt

Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Pour into sprayed pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes until you can get a clean toothpick.

Store in refrigerator.

Tip of the month

For you guys who, like me, enjoy cooking on a gas grill, here is a wonderful and tasty alternative. Begin with a pork tender loin, about three inches in diameter. We make our cuts from 1 to 1 ½ inches thick, but that is your decision. Next, wrap with a slice of bacon that is held in place with two toothpicks. Then you have another decision, “To marinade or not to marinade?” The bacon gives the meat a wonderful flavor, but you may prefer to use a marinade sauce or perhaps a bar-b-q sauce. The last time I grilled, we used simply orange juice and lemon juice as a marinade. Try it, you’ll like it!

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“The Cook’s Corner ” is a monthly feature of Lake Tansi Smoke Signals. If you have a favorite recipe, be it for a meat or vegetable dish, salad or dessert, send it to: Clint Gil gladetansi@crossville-chronicle.com

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    The Lake Tansi Security Police has acquired a trainee, new vehicle from the 1033 Program and body armor due to the generosity of the Rotary Club and VEC.

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  • Rec direc.JPG Tansi welcomes Medley as recreation director

    Lake Tansi has experienced a whirlwind of ups and downs in regards to retaining a recreations director. When Ken Soncrant resigned, POA Director Gary Dillon hired Betty Gates who had worked in recreations management at Fairfield Glade.

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  • Epic Independence Day celebration set at Lake Tansi

    The Lake Tansi Recreations Department has planned an epic Independence Day celebration that will brighten the stars on your flags. The celebration will start Friday, July 4th and continue through the weekend with family friendly activities and entertainment that is inspired by classic Americana fun.

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  • toodle 2.JPG Tansi bids a bittersweet farewell to Brenda Toodle

    Brenda Toodle has made quite an impact on Lake Tansi in her nearly two decades of being a resident. Before her move back to Michigan, her many friends held a farewell reception on May 28 at the Thunderbird to send their best wishes with her.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tansi launches Operation Safe Community

    You may have heard that a neighborhood watch group is being established again in Tansi. After a recent break-in in our neighborhood, my wife, Paula, talked with Lt. Gary Howard of the Sheriff’s Department to see what we, as a neighborhood, could do to minimize crime in Tansi.

    June 25, 2014

  • Lake Tansi Golf Club honored for support of veterans

    Naval Master Chief Dennis Sassenger II, stationed in Hawaii, visited his father, our own Dennis Sassenger, in Lake Tansi. He was so impressed with the way he was treated as a guest and veteran at the golf course that he returned home and started the process of thanking us for the welcome and support he received.

    June 25, 2014

  • Lake Tansi celebrates Memorial Day in a big way

    Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon those of our fallen troops who gave their lives to preserve America’s values and freedoms. To those soldiers and their families we give our greatest admirations and deepest appreciation. Knowing what Memorial Day is about gives reason to pause, to pray and to share in those hard won freedoms with family and friends.

    June 25, 2014

  • Swim 1.JPG Never too soon to start water safety lessons

    Lake Tansi would like to encourage everyone who enjoys the water to play safely. Lake Tansi has such wonderful amenities, including the lake and pools, but playing it safe is better than not playing at all.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pan 1.JPG On the Hook with the Pan Fish Club

    Hook, line and sinker, the Lake Tansi Pan Fish Anglers Club has enjoyed the first half of its fishing season.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Mike Steinmann/Salvation Army Golf Tournament set for July 26

    The seventh annual Mike Steinmann/Salvation Army Golf Tournament is set for this year on Saturday, July 26 at the Lake Tansi Golf Course.

    June 25, 2014

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