Food

Kitchen utensils make useful holiday gifts

Q: Can you give me some ideas for kitchen utensils that I could purchase for holiday gifts?A: The utensils in everyone's kitchen are really different - but here are some ideas that may be useful to you.Universal lid: These lids typically have several rings of ridges that let the lid fit over ...

Transform liqueur, cream into speedy mousse

The best desserts are those that are simple to make and allow for plenty of variation.So I was thrilled when I recently was introduced to the syllabub (SILL-uh-bub), a creamy mousse-like dessert that takes just a few minutes to make, yet rarely is heard of in the United States. Let's change ...

Hearty English Christmas fare served on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’

Join "Jayni's Kitchen" this week for "English Christmas Traditions Old and New."Host Jayni Carey and guest Mo Godman will prepare the following recipes: English Christmas Cake, Sausage Rolls, Mince Pies and Turkey Curry.A new show airs at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6. ...

Roasting best for chestnuts

Q: How are chestnuts roasted?A: Oh yes, we're all familiar with the popular holiday song, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose," but you're not alone when you ask how to roast chestnuts. I get several calls during the holidays asking the same question.The most ...

Here’s a new take on traditional latkes

New York ? It's traditional to eat latkes, also called potato pancakes, during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The eight-day candle-lighting festival begins this year on the night of Dec. 15.Basic latke recipes generally involving frying patties made from shredded potatoes, onion, eggs, a ...

Easy hors d’oeuvres share key ingredient: cheese

Join "Jayni's Kitchen" this week for "Quick and Easy Hors d' oeuvres."Host Jayni Carey will prepare the following recipes with Theodore "Pete" Wiklund: Artichoke Cheese Spread; Marinated Goat Cheese with Pepper Berries, Garlic and Mint; Feta Cheese with Fresh Rosemary, Lemon Zest and Olives; ...

Swap meat

One by one, the women walk through the kitchen, filling their plastic clothes baskets with frozen entrees.Today's offerings are varied - chicken enchiladas, taco soup, cheesy pasta with ham, chicken pot pie, chicken and rice casserole, vegetable and beef soup, slow cooker chili and cheesy ...

Organic emu chili healthy, delicious

Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week's featured cook is Deb Ashlock, of Lawrence, with her recipe for Big Bird Chili.Why it's special: "Over the years I have concocted countless versions of the ubiquitous chili recipe. This one is very ...

Recipes

Here are some favorite recipes the food-swap group has made for its members:Ham & Cheese sandwiches1/4 cup butter, softened2 tablespoons prepared horseradish mustard2 tablespoons chopped onions1 teaspoon poppy seeds1 teaspoon dill seed8 slices Swiss cheese8 slices cooked ham8 hamburger ...

Homemade for the holidays

Here are 10 fabulous presents - including elegant jewelry, quick and easy fudge, and a special treat for Fido - that little elves can create and personalize for family and friends.Sugarplum treatsGreat for classmatesThese delectable sweets are a breeze to whip up and can be made with any hue of ...

Cold cuts

This time of the year, when the last tomato has been picked, the greens are frozen in the field and the Lawrence Farmers Market has shut down for the year, Debbie Yarnell still has plenty of product to sell.Yarnell owns Homespun Hill Farm near Baldwin, which specializes in grass-fed beef, lamb ...

Reader recipe: Poppy seed cake holiday favorite

Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week's featured cook is Thelma Holloway, of Lawrence, with her recipe for poppy seed cake.Why it's special: "This was my mother-in-law's recipe, and she raised her own poppy seeds every year. We had this ...

Meat recipes

Some delicious meat recipesGrilled lamb sandwich with peppered tomatoes and roasted peppers2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves2 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper1 teaspoon salt2 lamb loins, silver skin removed1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled1 loaf French bread, ...

Kansas food entrepreneurs seek developmental support

Q: I am interested in starting a new food business. Where do I begin?A: While it may seem simple to put your favorite salsa or jelly in a jar to sell it for profit, it takes a lot of planning to get your home business up and running and produce a safe food product.The Kansas Department of ...

Bring cheer with a batch of holiday cookies

Sometimes selecting which holiday cookies to bake can be more trouble than the actual baking.With every magazine and celebrity chef offering scores of ideas for holiday treats, how do you pick between one molasses cookie, gingerbread man or oatmeal-chocolate chip something-or-other and the 20 ...

‘Jayni’s Kitchen’ serves up cookies for the holiday season

Join "Jayni's Kitchen" this week for a repeat of "Baking Cookies for the Holiday Season" with Paula Naughtin.Naughtin and host Jayni Carey will prepare the following recipes: Mint Brownies, Chocolate Dipped Espresso Cookies and Almond Meringues.A new show airs at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday on ...

Festive folk

Amanda Warren hates the word "crafty," though she knows it will be used to describe her art.She prefers to consider it a form of folk art."It all has its roots in symbolism," she explains. "It's somewhat historical."Soon, some of her art will be hanging from Christmas trees around ...

Leftovers loom

Ready or not, here they come.Leftovers. Lots of them.They'll fill up your fridge, your freezer and your tummy.They'll take over your meal-planning until you can't stand another taste of turkey, another sample of stuffing or another portion of pie.But good news: Chances are you haven't prepared ...

Cheese layer adds surprise to favorite meatloaf dish

Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week's featured cook is Wanda Daniels, of Lawrence, with her cheese-filled meatloaf.Why it's special: "Mom was always interested in surprising us with new meatloaves. Once she 'frosted' the meatloaf with ...

Leftover recipes

Here are some recipes for your leftover turkey and other Thanksgiving foods:Mashed potato and turkey soup2 tablespoons butter1 medium yellow onion, diced2 cups sliced button mushrooms1 medium carrot, coarsely grated1 teaspoon dried thyme4 cups low-sodium chicken broth3 cups mashed potatoes2 ...