Cook with Jayni

Visit the 'Jayni's Kitchen' site and look over recipes.

Want to recreate a delicious dish shown on the show? Visit the searchable database for a decade's worth of recipes to browse through. “Jayni’s Kitchen” debuts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 with repeats throughout the week.

Off the Beaten Plate: Chicken fried meatloaf at Basil Leaf
April 10, 2014
The full name of this dish is “Chicken Fried Filet of Three Meatloaf” — with the three meats being pork, bison and beef.
Spring greens: Six ideas to kick off salad season using fresh ingredients
April 10, 2014
It’s time to dust off those salad tongs and stock up on greens because salad season is here again.
The presidential history of mac and cheese
April 9, 2014
Thomas Jefferson — who would be a youthful 271 years old on April 13 if he were still alive — has plenty of well-known achievements. But my favorite bit of historical trivia about the author of the Declaration of Independence is much more humble: Jefferson was partly responsible for importing the recipe for macaroni and cheese to the United States.
Beyond vegetables: Array of food, other offerings at farmers market opening for the season on Saturday
April 8, 2014
The Lawrence Farmers Market opens for the season on Saturday. It’s easy to pick up everything you need for a whole meal at the market — even the centerpiece. Meet four of the many vendors ready to help set your table. By Sara Shepherd
Indian tacos raise money, fill bellies at church’s monthly sale
April 3, 2014
Monthly Indian taco sales have been a tradition for more than 30 years at the Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church. Not only do they help the church raise needed funds, they give locals a chance to indulge in an Indian specialty rarely found on restaurant menus. By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence Libations: New Moon at Encore Cafe
April 3, 2014
No need for any fancy infusions; this exotic lychee fruit libation will satisfy your sweet tooth while getting you that pleasant tipsy you’re looking for.
Homemade granola is great for trips
April 2, 2014
While I’ve been counting down the days to our warm, spring break vacation, I’m not excited about the plane travel.
Gluten-free: ‘Confusing’ fad or matter of life and death?
April 1, 2014
Even though the rate of celiac diagnoses is on the rise, it may be surpassed by the popularity of the gluten-free diet. While the trend has provided celiac sufferers with a wider variety of culinary options, health experts note that gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean healthy. By Giles Bruce
23 places to eat in Lawrence if you’re gluten-free
April 1, 2014
Here are 23 Lawrence restaurants to try if you’re avoiding gluten.
Lawrence represents on MTV reality cooking show
March 29, 2014
What happens when people stop being polite … and become culinary masters? Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue like a certain catchphrase of another MTV show, but it seems to be the concept of new reality show “House of Food,” where Lawrence native Jake Weber was selected from thousands of applicants to live with other aspiring chefs in competition for the apprenticeship of a lifetime. By Nadia Imafidon
Off the Beaten Plate: Creamy Chicken Philly Pizza at Henry T’s
March 27, 2014
America, where even sandwiches can grow up to be anything they want to be — including pizza.
Fliers for food drive to be distributed starting April 5
March 26, 2014
Participants in the 27th annual Scouting-for-Food food drive will begin distributing fliers door-to-door April 5 in Lawrence and Eudora.
Celebrate March Mustard Madness by making some of your own
March 26, 2014
“Have you been for mustard yet?” my friend asked me, with an arched brow and a smile. “No, but soon!” I grinned excitedly. We’re not members of a secret mustard society, just big fans of Free State Brewing Company’s annual “March Mustard Madness” tradition.
Off the Beaten Plate: Deep fried Twinkies at Yokohama
March 20, 2014
On the one hand, fried Twinkies at a sushi place don’t make sense. On the other hand, the way Yokohama makes them, they kind of do.
Woman versus food: taking on Lawrence’s intense food challenges
March 20, 2014
Nadia Imafidon takes on the “Everest Challenge” at 23rd Street Brewery. That’s four hamburger patties, Swiss, cheddar, bacon, fried eggs, fried pickles, onion rings, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and wing sauce.