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How to Make Easter Ham!

Hippity, hoppity, Easter is on its way! Which usually means frocks, family, and HAM! Cooking a ham is a simple thing……truly it is. Mainly because when it comes to hams, there is very little...

Corned Beef {And What to Do With It!}

Corned Beef is such a flavorful way to cook beef, we really should make it more often! It can be used in so many ways, and NOT just for Saint Patrick’s Day. Read on...
Top Ten Gift Ideas for the Home Cook

Top Ten Gift Ideas for the Home Cook

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time for holiday parties, family adventures, and the task of buying gifts for the whole Christmas list. Every year I like to share some gift ideas from my...

3 Efficient Tools I Hope Your Kitchen Isn’t Missing Out On:

In my years of cooking, there are a few simple kitchen tools that I could not live without. Aside from R2D2 (my trusty pressure cooker) these three tools are a game-changer in my kitchen. 1....

A Solution for All Those BERRIES!

When I think of Kansas crops, I don’t often think of fruits and berries. But if you’ve ever visited any Kansas orchards, like Kling Family Orchards in Pittsburg, then you know that our State...

Season Your Cast Iron Cookware in 4 Easy Steps

Cast iron cooking is one of my absolute most favorite ways to cook. I love the versatility of the cookware and I love the flavor that it brings to every dish. It does have...

Beefy Burgers! The 3 B's of Great Grilled Burgers

If you’re going to be grilling a lot of burgers this summer, you want to get them just right! Below are my 3 B’s of Great Grilled Burgers along with one of my favorite specialty...

Chip and Dip Day Tips!

  National Chip and Dip Day… Doesn’t that just sound delicious?! It’s coming on March 23rd, and to celebrate I busted out some of my favorite From the Land of Kansas dip mixes and...

Banana Breads and Mighty Muffins: Plus the Tips to Get Them Just Right!

When you’re in the mood for something sweet, but not too sweet; easy, but not store-bought; and full of the comforts you may remember from your childhood, there is no place like home-made banana bread! Today...

Super Bowl Party Success

Make your Super Bowl party rock this year with these tips from Chef Alli This article was originally published in Kansas Living Magazine, January 25th, 2016. A publication of the Kansas Farm Bureau ***********************...