Easter egg hunt

Pleasantville Presbyterian Church will be holding its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon — rain, shine or snow.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. 

Children will hear a story of Jesus in the sanctuary.

Trinkets will be given to the children to help them remember what they learned about Jesus. 

The Easter egg hunt will follow. 

There will also be games, craftmaking, and snacks.

Mobile food pantry

Pleasantville United Methodist Church will be holding the Second Harvest Food Pantry distribution on Wednesday, at the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department, from noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Comedian Brad Stine

Love INC will be presenting Brad Stine, who will be appearing at the Titusville High School, on April 8. 

A buffet dinner of stuffed chicken breast, potato, vegetable, salad, and dessert will be offered, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the cafeteria. The show will start at 7:30. 

Brad Stine is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author, described as, “funny, frantic, innovative, culturally relevant, and not afraid to tell it like it is.” 

There is a fee for dinner and show or just the show. 

Tickets are available at the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Titusville Area School District administration office, the Love INC office and board members, and PayPal purchase can be made online, at TitusvilleLoveINC.com, or you can call the Love INC office, at 827-4882.

Stine’s appearance is sponsored by the following churches: Grace Fellowship Church, Free Methodist Church, and First Baptist Church.

Quote of the week

“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

Bakery cake

Do you want your cake to taste like it came from a bakery? Try this.

Follow these steps:

1) Read the directions on the cake mix. 

2) Add 1 more egg (or 2 for an even richer cake). 

3) Replace the oil with melted butter and double the amount. 

4) Replace the water with an equal amount of milk. 

5) Mix and bake according to package directions.

Paintin’ on the Rocks

Paintin’ on the Rocks will be at Coal Oil Johnny’s on Saturday, from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Guests will be doing a painting, called “Cherry Blossoms.” 

Call to register, at (814) 436-7347, or online, at rezclick.com/paintinontherocks

There is a fee for the class.  All supplies are included. So, grab a friend and come and enjoy painting.

Beans and bacon

Ingredients: 4 cans of green beans or 4 bags of frozen green beans, thawed, or you can use fresh green beans; 12 slices of bacon that has been fried and crumbled; 2/3 cup brown sugar; 1/4 cup melted butter; 2 Tablespoons soy sauce; 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. 

Directions: Put the drained beans in a 9-by-13 pan. 

Add the cooked bacon pieces. Mix the remaining ingredients (the sauce).

Pour over the beans, and bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees. 

Toss and serve.

Pleasantville Book Club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet on April 7, at 6 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s in Pleasantville. 

The selection for April will be “Last Train to Istanbul,” by Ayse Kulin. 

This is an International bestseller by one of Turkey’s most beloved authors.

Blueberry Ricotta tart

This makes a great Easter dessert. 

Ingredients for the crust: 1 cup flour, 6 teaspoons cold unsalted butter cubed, 3 teaspoons cold water, 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar and a pinch of salt. 

Ingredients for filling: 2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries, 1 1/4 cups of Ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup honey divided, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Directions: In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar and salt together. 

Add butter and pulse until mixture is coarse and crumbly. 

Drizzle water onto mixture, and pulse until dough forms. 

Turn dough onto a floured  surface and knead for 2-3 minutes until dough forms a ball. 

Then, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Roll it out to 1/8 inch thickness. 

Transfer dough to a 9-inch pie pan and press it in firmly. 

Cut excess off with a knife around edge of pie pan. Use a fork to prick holes in the bottom. 

Line with foil and fill with dried beans to weigh it down and bake for 12-15 minutes in a 375-degree oven. 

Remove from oven and let it cool completely. 

To make filling beat Ricotta and honey until smooth and then add cinnamon and salt. 

Fold in blueberries and make sure not to over mix. 

Pour mixture into cooled pie shell and evenly spread over the top. 

Place in refrigerator and let chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Word of the week

Fug.

The first known use of the word fug was in circa 1889. 

Fug is the unpleasant air in a room that is very crowded, smoky; 2) the stuffy atmosphere of a poorly ventilated space or malodorous amanation; 3) stale air, especially the humid, warm, ill-smelling air of a crowded room, kitchen etc.   

Used in a sentence: As Nancy was cooking, she noticed that the air was becoming very fuggy.

Contact information

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