Monthly Archives August 2018

Eat Your Vegetables: Best Spinach Recipes

It’s a lot of fun to find out how many unofficially official holidays there. There’s something for everybody. What’s great about spinach is that there’s no shortage of recipes. Everybody has one tucked away, like I do in Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. It can be used in everything from casseroles, omelets, salads, soups, and much more. It can be eaten raw or cooked. I’ve shared a couple of great recipes to enjoy spinach today. What’s your favorite way to enjoy spinach? Let your friends at Kathey Jo’s Kitchen know in the comments.

Chicken, Bacon, and Spinach Spaghetti


  • 12 oz. spaghetti or angel hair
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 c...
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Thick and Juicy: Prime Rib You Won’t Forget!

I am Kathey Raskin of Las Vegas, and nothing gets my mouth watering like the thought of juicy prime rib. Don’t you agree? Get a big, thick, juicy cut of prime rib, cooked to your liking. If you need some recommendations on preparations, or you’re looking for a different way to prepare it, you know we’ve got you covered at Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. Don’t forget the au jus and the fully loaded baked potato. How do you like your prime rib? Let us know in the comments, and I hope that you enjoy your day.

Closed-Oven Prime Rib Roast


  • 1 boneless or bone-in beef rib roast, trimmed and tied
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. The night before you are going to cook the prime rib, unwrap the roast and let it sit uncovered in the refrigerator...
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The Sleeping Fox Catches No Poultry

I am Kathey Raskin of Las Vegas, and poultry is a staple in my kitchen. It pleased me to discover that we have a whole (unofficial) day to celebrate them as a dish. Chicken, turkey, and other commonly consumed birds are excellent choices for any meal because of their versatility. Chicken and turkey are low in fat, and cholesterol than other meats, meaning they’re better for the health-conscious in your family. What are the different ways you can celebrate today? Have eggs for breakfast, a chicken sandwich lunch, and one of the delicious recipes below for dinner. How are you going to celebrate today? Let everyone at Kathey Jo’s Kitchen know in the comments.

Slow-Cooker Rotisserie Chicken


  • 1 whole chicken, neck and giblets removed
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 ...
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As for Me, I Will Eat Pecan Pie

My name is Kathey Raskin, and today I’d like to invite you to my Las Vegas kitchen to sample one of my favorite recipes: pecan pie. Pecans contain more antioxidants than any other nut, and they can help reduce the risk of heart disease as well as lower cholesterol levels. They contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals, and they’re a natural, high-quality source of protein and naturally sodium free. Isn’t that a wonderful reason to start incorporating pecans into your daily snacks? I hope the recipes I share with you today become staples in your weekly menus. Let the rest of Kathey Jo’s Kitchen know your favorite way to enjoy pecans in the comments.

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Waffle Sandwiches


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup plus ...
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My Own Golden City of Peaches: Peach Cobbler Every Day!

What a lovely time to celebrate peaches in Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. In the 1800s, American settlers traveling West did not have the ingredients to make suet pudding. Using true American ingenuity, they used peaches and dough to make the first peach cobblers. Peaches are typically in season during July and August, anytime of year you can enjoy something canned. How do you like to enjoy peaches – other than in a cobbler? Let us know here at Kathey Jo’s Kitchen.

Easy Peach Cobbler


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups fresh peach slices
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)


  1. Melt butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking ...
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The Wild Iris Blooms by Itself

Celebrate this beautiful flower with me, Kathleen Raskin of Kathey Jo’s Kitchen by enjoying these great, easy to grow bloomers. If you don’t have any in your yard, plant some today. You can also enjoy this day by purchasing fresh iris from your local flower shop. Iris have spiritual importance in Japan, as they’re thought to ward off evil spirits, and prevent illnesses. Since you can’t really eat irises, there are iris recipes that I’ll be sharing with you today. What’s your favorite iris? I think simple blue flag wild iris is a favorite to have in Kathey Jo’s Kitchen.

Sicilian Iris


  • 4 bread rolls round
  • 250 grams of cottage cheese (ricotta cheese)
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 25 grams of dark chocolate, chopped
  • Half of a vanilla bean
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • breadcrumbs
  • s...
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Garlic is For Heroes: Celebrating National Garlic Day

Every day is Garlic Day in Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. Garlic is always great to have on hand because it’s used in recipes around the world. It’s been used medicinally for thousands of years. It provides protection against heart disease, and stomach and colorectal cancers. It fights off colds, and the flu. Plus, it lowers blood cholesterol levels, reduces plaque buildup in arteries, among many other uses. To celebrate, spend some time incorporating it into your snacks and meals today. Spend some time learning about its medicinal benefits. What’s your favorite way to enjoy garlic? Let your friends at Kathey Jo’s Kitchen know.

Basic Spaghetti


  • 2 ½ pounds tomatoes (about 8 medium) or 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes in juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • ½ ...
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Eggs Covered in Eggs: Every day should be Eggs Benedict Day!

At Kathey Jo’s Kitchen, today is the day to enjoy that delicious meal of eggs and Canadian bacon, smothered in hollandaise sauce, on a bed of English muffins. They were created in New York City at the end of the 19th century. I was surprised to learn that not a lot of people have had Eggs Benedict. Ask around, and see how many of your friends or family members can tell you what’s in it. If you’ve never had it before, see what restaurant t near you has them. You should be an intermediate to advanced level cook to make Eggs Benedict from scratch. There’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to making them, as we know at Kathey Jo’s Kitchen.

Alton Brown’s Eggs Benedict


  • English Muffin, recipe follows
  • Poached Eggs, recipe follows
  • Hollandaise Sauce, recipe follows
  • 8 s...
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Winter’s Dreams into Summer’s Magic: Enjoy Corned Beef and Cabbage

It doesn’t have to be March to crave corned beef and cabbage! Truthfully, I enjoy this dish all throughout the year. It’s filling and tastes great, no matter what you do to it. This year, I’m going to give you a great recipe to enjoy – if you’ve never made a homemade version of it before, it’s so easy to buy a ready-made package – as well as a recipe where you can repurpose the leftovers. But who has leftovers when corned beef and cabbage are on the menu? Not in Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. How do you like to prepare your corned beef and cabbage?

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Prep: 10 m

Cook: 2 h 25 m

Ready in: 2 h 35 m


  • 3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 10 small red potatoes
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedg...
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