KJAN Family Fun in the Kitchen

You spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so let’s make it a great time!  Listen each week as LaVon and Miss NiNi inform and inspire families to have fun and success with cooking and baking. They will share recipes, experiences and tips. Have questions or suggestions for a show topic? Like us on Facebook, e-mail us at familyfuninthekitchen@gmail.com, text or call 712-254-2254.  Check out Miss NiNi’s website at missnini.com.

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Squash and Apple Soup (9-27-2014)

Family Fun in the Kitchen

September 27th, 2014 by Jim Field

Requires about an hour prep time so make it on the week end to serve later. The flavor improves.
6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 small butternut or other winter squash (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled & cubed
1 large sweet potato, peeled & cut into cubes
4 teaspoons butter, divided
2 cups sliced onion
1 1/2 cups peeled (or not), sliced Granny Smith or other tart apples
1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper or more to taste

Combine broth, squash and sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove squash and potato from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving broth. Mash.

While above is cooking, melt 1 teaspoon butter in a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and apple. Cook until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove onion mixture. Increase heat. Melt remaining butter (3 teaspoons), add flour. Cook until golden brown, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup of broth; cook until slightly thickened.

Combine all ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring occasionally if you wish to serve immediately. Or do not cook and cool immediately. When ready to serve heat until just hot plus 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Makes 8 cups.

I put the mixture in a food processor to make a smoother soup. The entire recipe took me about an hour to make.

 

Family Fun in the Kitchen 09-27-2014

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September 27th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon and Miss NiNi discuss summer and winter squash.

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Family Fun in the Kitchen 09-20-2014

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September 19th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon and Miss NiNi discuss beverages, especially water.

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Family Fun in the Kitchen 09-13-2014

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September 13th, 2014 by Chris Parks

photo 2Microwave Apple Crisp

  • 6 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, divided
  • ½ cup flour, divided
  • ¾ cup quick oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup cold butter

Toss apples with ¼ cup brown sugar and 2 Tablespoons flour.  Place in glass pie baking dish.  Combine oats, cinnamon, remaining brown sugar and flour.  Cut in butter until crumbly; sprinkle over apples. Microwave 10 to 20 minutes or until tender.  Time varies with thickness of slices and microwave power.

photo 1Microwave Apples for One Person

  • One medium apple
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon water.

Use a freezer quality pint or quart zipper bag.  Mix all ingredients except apple in bag.  Slice apple, peeled or not; place bag.  Close bag; tip bag to mix ingredients together.  Make a small opening in seal to vent.  Microwave 2 minutes or until tender. Will be steamy.  Eat as is or pour over ice cream, oatmeal or cinnamon-sugar pita chips.

Lavon and Miss NiNi discuss apples.

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Family Fun in the Kitchen 09-06-2014

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September 6th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about measuring ingredients.

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Family Fun in the Kitchen 08-30-2014

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August 30th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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Lavon and Miss NiNi discuss State Fair Food Exhibits.

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Family Fun in the Kitchen 08-23-2014

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August 23rd, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about making a no cook tomato sauce.

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NO-COOK TOMATO SAUCE (8-23-14)

Family Fun in the Kitchen

August 23rd, 2014 by Jim Field

6 large fresh tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
Coarsely ground black pepper
Chop tomatoes into a bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Toss gently. Cover and let stand at room temperature for up to 2 hours. Toss with pasta, use on pizzas, spoon over grilled chicken, make bruschetta or simply eat with a spoon. May store in refrigerator for several days or freeze leftovers.

BRUSCHETTA
Slice a loaf of French bread or similar bread into 1/2″ slices. Brush lightly with olive oil. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes or grill until lightly browned. Top with tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese; may add olives, chopped onions or other favorites. May reheat or eat at room temperature.

 

Family Fun in the Kitchen 08-15-2014

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August 16th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon and Miss NiNi discuss eggs.

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Family Fun in the Kitchen 08-09-2014

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August 9th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about making pie crust.

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