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September 10, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi discuss fall vegetables and specifically squash. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/09/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-09-10-2016/   SPAGHETTI SQUASH SUMMER MEDLEY Recipe from Emily Paulsen, Brun Ko Farm 1 spaghetti squash 3 cloves garlic 3 T. butter ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese Veggies of your choice such as tomatoes, green […]

Autumn’s Apple Aroma

Mmm…it’s that first-of-the-fall, warm apple-pie-baking fragrance that has been wafting from my food lab for a few hours. I love it! Here, take a whiff, Dear Readers. Do you love it too? The scent didn’t come from the spritz of a room freshener, potpourri, or a softly glowing autumnal candle. I didn’t even need to […]

September 3, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen With LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, LaVon and Miss NiNi talk about using fresh raspberries. Listen below (check the recipe too!) or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/09/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-09-03-2016/ FRESH RASPBERRY BUTTERMILK CAKE Adapted from chocolatechocolateandmore.com Ingredients: 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1-1/4 t. baking powder ½ t. salt 1 c. plus […]

Perfect for Miss NiNi’s ‘Fruit’ Tooth

During the morning chore routine, Dearly Beloved popped his head into the food lab and said, “You’ve got raspberries coming on again!” He knows that my “fruit tooth” lends well to the taste of fresh red raspberries. Even though those thorny bushes heed a scratchy warning, “Pick carefully, or I’ll ‘bite,’” I trekked outside in […]

August 27, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about stir-fry and share a recipe. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/08/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-08-27-2016/ FAST AND EASY STIR FRY Start with a pan. If you ever owned a wok and it is tucked away in storage, find it now. Or maybe you have a not-used-often electric […]

Classy Bacon and Eggs

It all began because of a flock of laying hens housed on a family farm in the prairie state of North Dakota. That farm was my childhood home. Those evening egg-gathering, weekly clean-the-chicken-house sagas are various and vast within the confines of my mind. But let me chat with you about the “Ah-Hah” of why […]

July 30, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen With LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi offer up a new spin on an old classic with a delicious smoothie recipe. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/07/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-07-29-2016/ Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie created by Miss NiNi–adapted from gimmesomeoven.com Ingredients: ¼ c. old-fashioned oats 1 banana, peeled, cut into bite-size chunks 1 c. unsweetened almond milk (dairy […]

How Do You Like Your Oatmeal Cookie?

Miss NiNi likes oatmeal cookies! I like them soft. I like them crunchy. I like them with chocolate chips or plump raisins. Oh yes, I absolutely adore them with crunchy toasted nutmeats! Dear Readers, when brown sugar marries butter inside the oasis of a 350-degree oven, it’s a match made in Heaven! That’s exactly what […]

July 16, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen With LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi share the recipe for a unique cake to make. Listen below or click this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/07/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-07-16-2016/ Swiss Hazelnut Cake—Cook’s Country Dec/Jan 2016 Ingredients for Cake 2 oz. skin-on hazelnuts, toasted and cooled 1 1/4 c. (5 oz.) cake flour 1 c. (7 oz.) granulated sugar 1 1/2 […]

July 9, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen With LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi celebrate their 100th episode mark and talk about hard cooked eggs. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/07/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-07-09-2016/ DIRECTIONS FOR 12 EGGS 1. HEAT1/2- to 1-inch of water in a large saucepan (eggs should be in a single layer) to boiling over high heat. Carefully place steamer […]