Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, OH review

Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, OH

Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, OH

It had been a couple of years since I had been to the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, OH, so a few weeks ago when it was back in town, I decided to pay another trip!  This was my third visit to the show, and it was probably the best one yet!  Obviously the first time was amazing and the second time was *OK*.  I feel like the second time they tried too hard to make it better and the only thing that really seemed in place was the beer/wine tasting; there was a real lack of food, unlike the first time.  This time, there was SO much food to taste and so many cool, new things to see!  :)

Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, OH

What is The Fabulous Food Show?  This was the 9th annual show to hit the I-X Center in Cleveland.  It’s not just your ordinary cooking show, it’s a full weekend of food, fun, and entertainment.  This show is spread out over 400,000 square feet of indoor space to make it an unparalleled cultural experience.  There’s various things to see, do, taste, and watch that includes fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, restaurants, etc.!  :)

Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, OH

Here are some of the fun things I checked out:

  • Giant Eagle Market District Theatre
  • Taste of the Neighborhood
  • International Wine Pavilion
  • International Beer Fest Pavilion
  • Cleveland By Hand Fine Art and Craft Fair

…much more!

Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, OH

One of the cool new things they added this year was the Food Truck area.  While I didn’t try any, it was really cool to see the awesome Cleveland food trucks and what they had to offer.  Literally, I was so stuffed from eating my way across the I-X Center!  I tried SO much food, it was insane, but so so good!  :)  There were also a nice handful of celebrity chefs that did shows and signed autographs  You have to pay extra to experience the shows, but I did get a chance to see The Chew’s Carla Hall signing autographs!  :)  Cleveland’s own Michael Symon was also on hand quite often!  I wish I could have met him, but he wasn’t there the time I was.  :)

I’m pretty sure they still do the show twice a year (Spring and Fall), so if you’re ever in the area, this is something you’ll need to check out!  :)


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Crispy Bacon and Parmesan Crusted Chicken recipe

Bacon and Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Bacon and Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This Bacon and Parmesan Crusted Chicken takes a little bit if time to make, but I promise you that it’s well worth it!  :)  I mean, who doesn’t love anything with bacon and cheese?!  Not to mention that it’s totally crispy, juicy, and delicious!  ENJOY!


  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 c Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/2 c shredded Asiago cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking pan by covering with foil and placing wire rack on top
  • In a small shallow bowl, mix egg and water.
  • In another shallow bowl, mix cheese, pepper, salt, and garlic.
  • Heat oil over medium high heat.
  • Dip each chicken breast first in egg mixture then in cheese.
  • Fry in hot oil until crust is golden brown.
  • Place chicken on rack and bake about 20 minutes or until juices run clear.
  • Remove from oven and turn oven to broil.
  • Top each piece of chicken with Asiago cheese and bacon and place under broiler to melt cheese.

source: http://otasteandseeblog.com/parmesan-crusted-chicken-with-bacon/

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Link Up #59

It’s time for another Link Party! :)

Now is your chance to link up your favorite blog posts of crafts and recipes!  :)  I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, I really hope all of my readers will participate and help us spread the word!  :)

If you are at all interested in co-hosting upcoming Link Ups, please contact me!

Now, let’s get to the Link Up!!

crafts and recipes link up

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Plucky is Looking for Guest Bloggers and Contributors!!

Guest Bloggers and Contributors

Guest Bloggers and Contributors

Since I started this blog in September of 2012, I’ve had almost a good handful of Guest Bloggers that I was PROUD to feature!!

I enjoyed working each of them and am now looking for more!

Whether you would like to contribute just ONE post or sign on for a SERIES of posts, we would be glad to have you!  :)

I’ve always been one that likes to help out the “little people;” so if you have a blog or don’t have a blog and you would like to show off your crafts, writing skills, etc., then this opportunity is for you!  :)

We don’t discriminate at Plucky’s Second Thought.  :)

We are seeking creative posts specializing in recipes, crafting, DIY, travel reviews, etc.!!

What do you get out of the deal?

  • If you’re a blogger, your photo will be featured on our sidebar off to the right that will give my viewers some more information about you.
  • You’ll receive exposure!  Our stats are increasingly going up each day, therefore each time you submit a post, it will be seen by a wide variety of viewers, shared on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest!!

So you want to apply?

  • Contact me via THIS form.

Make sure you include the following info:

  • Your Name
  • Your Blog Address (if applicable)
  • A few sentences about yourself as well as why you’d like to be considered as a contributor/guest blogger.
  • Mention your ideas for post submissions!
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What is Craftsy?

What is Craftsy?

Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, and more.

Why should I take a class online?

Online education isn’t just for schools and universities anymore. Craftsy courses provide you the convenience of a world-class instructor in your home, whenever you want to learn. Online education, no matter what subject, is a great alternative to in-person classes for a number of reasons.

With many online learning opportunities being on-demand, you are able to learn at your own pace, anytime. Online learning is a fantastic alternative to in-store craft classes for people with busy schedules or who have difficulty leaving the house. It also allows you to watch a troubling section over-and-over again, so you can see exactly how a technique is carried out, or refer back to your class for relevant concepts before beginning any new projects.


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