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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 […]

July 2, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen With LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about Independence Day and share a recipe for Red, White, and (Green) pasta salad. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/07/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-07-02-2016/ Red, White and Green Pasta Salad 6 oz. rotini or other large pasta, cooked and cooled 3 cups firmly packed broccoli flowerets 1 1/2 […]

How to Make Your Own Birthday Cake

Step 1: Search for a Wowie-Zowie never-been-tried-by-Miss-NiNi layer cake recipe. Step 2: Shop for ingredients. Step 3: Read through recipe to avoid mistakes when assembling cake. Step 4: Make and frost cake. Step 5: Sing Happy Birthday to Me! Dear Readers, on the whole, our family birthday celebrations are, by choice, pretty nondescript. The greeting […]

June 25, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen With LaVon and Miss NiNi

Puffed up pastries were the topic of discussion in this week’s podcast! Listen below (and check the recipe…) or click this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/06/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-06-25-2016/ Breakfast Puff Pastries From Tasty on Buzz Feed Ingredients: 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed 1, 8-oz. block cream cheese, room temperature ¼ c. granulated sugar ½ t. vanilla extract Fresh […]

A Mystery In the Making

Dear Readers, what begins as flat, thin dough, contains no yeast, yet puffs into high-rising flaky layers of pastry? The answer lies within the question. Puff pastry is that magical pastry dough. Though no relation to the Peter, Paul, and Mary song from 1963, Puff the Magic Dragon, within puff pastry does rest a mystery […]