Monthly Archives September 2017

Camp Out!

Hello everyone! Kathleen Raskin of Las Vegas here again bringing you more cooking tips. The weather is starting to cool down in Kathey Jo’s Kitchen land, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have camping on the brain. Eating well in the great outdoors can be intimidating, but with a little planning ahead, you can change up the old standbys of chili, hot dogs, and hamburgers. But if that’s what’ll suit the others in your party, I say embrace it.

If you want to try something fresh though, I recommend that you pack your cooler with everything already prepared; all you need to do is heat it up (or cool it down). For some ideas, check them out below, and let your fellow Kathey Jo’s Kitchen fans what your favorite campfire dish is.


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Get in Hot Water: Boiling Water

Hello, I am Kathey Raskin of Las Vegas, and I’d like to welcome you back to Kathey Jo’s Kitchen! Let’s discuss water. Namely, the art of boiling water. The point of boiling water is that it’s the method of purification that even the most casual consumer can do, from 8 to 80. There are many different situations where you can do it. It’s perfectly fine to do when you feel the local water supply may potentially be contaminated, such as after a hurricane. If you run low on bottled water, you could boil water at your campsite as a quick solution. Not all countries have the water sanitation rules that you’re used to, so when you’re visiting a foreign country with poorly sanitized drinking water, you should absolutely boil it before you drink it.

Why Should I Do It?

Boiled water can...

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Meal Plan for the Proper and Frugal Storage of Food

I am Kathleen Raskin, and I’d like to welcome you back to Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. If you’ve noticed your energy levels are low, or you’ve been snacking way too much in between meals, it’s probably because the fast and furious food culture that we have has dominated your wellness for many years. Take back your health.

Consider making a batch of meals that can be prepared all at once and freeze. Pop a Tupperware in the fridge the night before work. Then, grab it on your way out the door. It’ll be ready to eat in time for lunch that day. How do you get started? That’s easy, Kathey Jo’s Kitchen will give you some ideas.

How to Start

  1. Organize your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer to showcase the ingredients that you have...
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White Potatoes or Yams: Which One is Better for Me?

Welcome back to Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. I am Kathleen Raskin of Las Vegas, and today I’m going to talk about two root vegetables, white potatoes and yams. Tubers have been a source of food for over millennia. A root vegetable means their edible portions are grown underground. There has been some confusion about how to identify yams from sweet potatoes. Yams are characterized by dark skin, with dry, white flesh. They require more butter, cream, or oil to cook, and are starchier. Sweet potatoes have tapered ends, with a light skin and a light yellow to deep orange flesh. Whatever you end up choosing, Kathey Jo’s Kitchen knows that you can’t go wrong with incorporating one or all of them to your wellness plan.

White Potatoes

The shelf life of potatoes works for everyone, from foodies to ...

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Home Cooking from the Stars

Welcome back to Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. Let’s talk about home cooking. Celebrities really aren’t that different from you and me. They crave a good, home-cooked meal like Mom used to make. Who can blame them? They’re in the business of looking good in front of a camera all day. Sometimes, they’re able to have over the top “cheat days.”

That’s what makes them human to me. They sit back and enjoy the same foods we do. Let’s discuss a hearty meal that includes an appetizer, main dish, and dessert that go well together. Let me and the rest of the Kathey Jo’s Kitchen community know what your favorite home cooked meal is in the comments.

A Side and a Main

Macaroni and cheese is one of the most versatile dishes that anyone from 8 to 80 can make. John Legend’s Mac and Cheese is t...

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Eat Purple for Your Health!

Purple is the new green when it comes to your health. I am Kathleen Raskin of Las Vegas, and here at my website Kathey Jo’s Kitchen, we delve into why purple foods like acai berries are making a splash in the health and wellness community today. The deep violet color points toward a high concentration of antioxidants.

You should already be incorporating fruits and vegetables into your diet because they fight disease, are good for your heart, keep you looking younger, and reduce inflammation. But, try these purple foods for an extra punch of healthiness.

What Are Anthocyanins and Why Should I Care?

Anthocyanins are antioxidants, meaning they’ll help fight against memory impairment. You’ll find adding purple to your diet will increased these flavonoids...

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What Weird Food is Your State Known For?

There is certain food you associate with places in America: hot dogs and New York, Chicago and pizza, lobster and Maine, barbecue and Texas. But what about truly local delicacies that a visitor from another community would find completely bizarre? I am Kathleen Raskin, and here at Kathey Jo’s Kitchen, I found them, and want to share a few with you. There’s much more out there, of course, but these are the greatest hits.

Akutaq, Brain Sandwich, and Lamb Fries

Akutaq is a native dish found in parts of Alaska, made of animal fats mixed with wild berries, though sugar and milk are added for the modern tongue. Florida stews and burgers may have gator tail in them. Sturgeon eggs are a favorite of Idaho locals. Brain sandwich in Indiana is literally made of pig brains, breaded and fried with ...

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