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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.

Bite Sighs: Cinnamon rolls with a twist
April 23, 2014
When my friend Angie asked for a King cake last month, I was happy to oblige. I found an excellent recipe online, made the cake and was immediately addicted. Since my daily carb limit doesn’t include huge portions of cake, I decided to have a go at adapting the recipe to something smaller. Turns out, it lends itself perfectly to cinnamon rolls.
Morel mushrooms are a rare delight
April 23, 2014
While they’re deserving of their deeply savory and earthy reputation, morel mushrooms — which have a short season in mid-spring in Kansas — are all but impossible to grow yourself. In order to get a basket full, you either have to know how to forage for them or know someone else who does.
City approves, county to consider investing in farmer’s market food stamp program
09:43 p.m., April 22, 2014 Updated 09:44 p.m.
A local health advocacy group is asking the Lawrence and Douglas County governments to help encourage shopping at local farmers’ markets by those relying on food-purchasing assistance from the federal government.
Off the Beaten Plate: Nightmare on Massachusetts Street at Ingredient
April 17, 2014
It may not be an eating challenge, but this is one big burger. Finishing the whole thing could be nightmarish for some.
Easter eggs Benedict
Whip up a brunch classic, then top it with smoked trout
April 16, 2014
For something I used to think could only be created by a trained chef in a restaurant kitchen, eggs Benedict is actually quite easy to make at home.
Delicious/Nutritious: Bringing leeks out of hiding
April 16, 2014
My plan for this round of Delicious/Nutritious was to find some way to present our chosen ingredient for April — leeks — in a way where you could actually see them.
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.

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