Food

Class to offer ideas on recipe-free cooking

Q: Can you tell me about any upcoming classes with Douglas County Extension? A: At 9:30 a.m. Friday, I'm going to lead a workshop on "Cooking with Recipes." As I've been teaching nutrition and cooking classes throughout the past year, I've started asking the participants, "In the last two ...

Veggie wrap calls for light cream cheese

Unless you really dig the taste of Spackle, skip the fat-free cream cheese. Instead, splurge for a few extra calories and go for reduced-fat varieties (they usually are marketed as "light").Traditional cream cheese has 100 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving (2 tablespoons), while most ...

Weekly menu plan key to cooking for family

For my birthday this year, I've told my husband and children that all I want is a week off from making dinner.It's not the cooking I mind. It's the menu-planning.It's hard sticking to a budget, providing nutritious food and getting dinner on the table within 45 minutes of coming home from work ...

‘Jayni’s Kitchen’ serves up tasty soup recipes for winter

Join "Jayni's Kitchen" this week for "Loving Spoonfuls."Host Jayni Carey will prepare the following recipes with guest Bev Fertig: Green Olive Soup, Red Lentil Soup with Apricot and Mango, and Shellfish Stew.A new show airs at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6. The show ...

FDA wants more funds to monitor drug safety

Washington, D.C. ? The Food and Drug Administration recommended Thursday that Congress approve an $87.4 million increase in fees paid by drug companies so the agency can hire 82 employees to better monitor the safety of prescription medications already on the market.The 29 percent increase ...

Chicken soup recipes

Grandma's chicken soup1 5- to 6-pound stewing hen or baking chicken1 package chicken wings3 large onions1 large sweet potato3 parsnips2 turnips11 to 12 large carrots5 to 6 celery stems1 bunch of parsleySalt and pepper to tasteClean the chicken, put it in a large pot and cover it with cold ...

Master Food Volunteer training begins soon

Q: Will you offer the Extension Master Food Volunteer Program again in 2007?A: Yes, applications are now being accepted for the 2007 Master Food Volunteer Program. K-State Research and Extension in three counties (Douglas, Leavenworth and Shawnee) will pool their expertise and resources to ...

Briefly

Bread pudding with bacon, mushrooms, feta1/2 cup half-and-half1/2 cup milk3 eggs1 teaspoon salt or to taste1/2 teaspoon white pepper or to taste3 cups stale firm-textured multigrain bread, torn into 1 1/2-inch cubes2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 1/2 cups sliced wild mushrooms (about 4 ...

Cookbook authors promote packaged foods for speedy recipes

Nothing says good home cooking like packaged foods.Or so goes the message from the latest batch of cookbooks aiming to satisfy Americans' desire to produce more and better meals by spending less and less time in the kitchen.Not that turning to cans and boxes is revolutionary. It's really more a ...

‘Jayni’s Kitchen’ returns with another taste of ‘Umbria Meets the Midwest’

Join "Jayni's Kitchen" this week for "Umbria Meets the Midwest," part two, with Chef Andrea Sposini.Host Jayni Carey and her guest will prepare the following recipes: Friccó (meat stew from Gubbio), Torta al Testo (Umbrian flatbread) and Erba Cotta (cooked greens with garlic and red ...

Junior chefs

Hadley, Mass. ? Her eyes wide, 5-year-old Naomi Burisov licks the frosting off her cupcake and settles into her favorite part of cooking class: Eating."Mmm, I like the chocolate," she says as she sits with 12 aproned children and their parents at a sold-out kids cooking class offered by her ...

Sandwiches stay at top of food

Sandwiches - such as a basic peanut butter and jelly between two slices of Wonder Bread - were the single biggest item eaten in 1996 by Americans, both at home and on the road.Ten years later sandwiches have broadened into wraps, submarines and panini, but remain the No. 1 food item.And food ...

‘Jayni’s Kitchen’ features taste of Italy

Join "Jayni's Kitchen" this week for "Umbria Meets the Midwest," with Chef Andrea Sposini and Co.A new show airs at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6. The show also is broadcast at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 ...

Feel-good thoughts should precede new resolutions

Q: Do you have any New Year's resolutions? A: New Year's resolutions are often made in hopes of self-improvement. Some very popular resolutions are to lose weight, stop smoking and to exercise more. A few years ago, I printed out and filed away an article, "New Year's Resolutions - What's Great ...

Savory sauce meets whole-grain pasta

When it comes to pasta (refined or whole grain), it's usually best to pair like with like. As in, hearty pastas do best with hearty sauces, while delicate pastas (such as angel hair) take delicate sauces.And since most whole-grain pastas are naturally heavy, there aren't many light sauces that ...

All the world’s the rage when ringing in 2007

Javier de Palacios will be wearing new red underwear on Sunday to ring in the new year. That's the way it's done in his home country of Bolivia."If you want to travel this new year, you need to pack a tiny suitcase - you can purchase them at any market there - with play money and walk around ...

Christmas Cookies a family favorite

Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week's featured cook is LaVonne Nauman, of Lawrence, with her recipe for Christmas Cookies:Why it's special: "This recipe has been a family favorite for years. People frequently ask for the recipe. When I ...

A taste of the future

Serving up some foie gras and pomegranate spritzers sometime soon?Prepare yourself for some serious eye-rolling from hipster foodies. As they'll no doubt inform you, fatty livers and anything pomegranate are so 2006. Bury them alongside the long dead turkey fryers, chocolate fountains and gaudy ...

Campaign aims to boost women’s heart health

Q: Do you know anything about the Go Red for Women campaign?A: Go Red for Women is a national campaign of the American Heart Association seeking action from women to protect their heart health. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 killers of women. In fact, more than a half-million ...

Cheese fondue great way to warm up

In honor of the fondue pot's apparent comeback (take a glance at just about any holiday catalog or sales flier, and you're bound to see one), give that little-used kitchen gadget another go.Eaten plain, Gruyere isn't the most flavorful option. But it melts wonderfully and, when mixed with a bit ...