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KJAN Backyard and Beyond

LaVon Eblen retired after her final program on July 1, 2022.  Her first program aired on July 1, 1997, 25 years ago.  Thanks LaVon!

Just in case you missed one of Lavon’s “Backyard & Beyond” programs,  here they are!

Backyard & Beyond 12-17-2021

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December 17th, 2021 by Chris Parks

LaVon Eblen visits with Judy Allumbaugh, Adult Services Librarian at the Atlantic Public Library.

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Backyard & Beyond 12-14-2021

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December 14th, 2021 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoegh about the Christmas Market.

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Backyard & Beyond 12-10-2021

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December 10th, 2021 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Ingrid Stukerjurgen, a Program Planner for the Iowa Department on Aging Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

Ingrid’s phone number is 515-975-3063. Email: ingrid.stukerjurgen@iowa.gov

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Backyard and Beyond 12-07-2021

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December 7th, 2021 by Chris Parks

LaVon Eblen talks about the many uses of muffin tins.

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Backyard and Beyond 12-03-2021

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

December 3rd, 2021 by Chris Parks

LaVon Eblen speaks with IWCC Cass County Director Cindy Wetterlind about her history and what’s going on at IWCC.

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Backyard & Beyond 11-30-2021

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

November 30th, 2021 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Vicki Nordskog about the American Cancer Society Festival of Trees in Atlantic this weekend.

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Backyard and Beyond 11-23-2021

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November 23rd, 2021 by Chris Parks

LaVon Eblen speaks about physical activity and guidelines that can be helpful around the holidays.

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Backyard and Beyond 11-19-2021

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

November 19th, 2021 by Chris Parks

LaVon Eblen speaks with Amanda Graham about the Adopt-A-Vet program she has started for the holiday season.

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Backyard & Beyond 11-16-2021

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

November 16th, 2021 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoegh about the Harvest Market on Monday, November 22, 2021.

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Backyard and Beyond 11/12/2021

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

November 12th, 2021 by Chris Parks

LaVon Eblen shares a recipe for a casserole that could be great for the holiday season.

Winter Squash Bake

  • 1 Honeycrisp or Cosmic Crisp apple, cored and cut into wedges
  • 2 cups blended kinds of rice
  • 3 cups peeled and seeded winter squash, cut into ¾” cubes
  • 1 cup chopped white onions
  • 1 ½ tsp. finely chopped rosemary plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

>Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut apple into wedges crosswise into thirds. Combine apples, rice blend, squash, onions, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper in a 9”x13” baking dish. Set aside.

>Combine apple cider or juice, vegetable stock and butter in a large saucepan; bring to boil. Pour mixture over rice mixture in baking dish; stir to combine.
Tightly cover with foil.

>Bake for 40 minutes; remove foil. Sprinkle with cheese, walnuts and cranberries. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Garnish with additional rosemary if desired.

Serves 12 to 15

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