Ice Carving a success despite snowy weather

| February 23, 2015

COSHOCTON – Nothing tastes better on a cold snowy day than a cup of hot chili. A few people braved the cold and snow to attend the second annual Ice Carving Festival sponsored by Our Town Coshocton and most were congregated around the tents, sampling the varieties of chili. One vendor, Martin Baumgardener, combined two chili recipes he found on the internet to create a spicy chili to warm you on a cold winter’s day. “The secret that makes it good is the five seasonings I put in it,” he said. “I cook the seasonings with the meat to give it flavor. I also use 90 percent lean meat.” Baumgardener also cooked his chili at the Coshocton High School Choir cook-off last October and received third place. Joe Hoover also had chili at the festival of a sweet variety. It’s Hoover’s own original recipe enhanced with Rotel and molasses. He also added two cans of Busch beer. “I tried different things as I made it and tried to determine the taste,” he said. “I try to make a chili that will be able to be enjoyed.”


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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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