Monthly Archives December 2018

Best Recipes to Usher in a Fabulous 2019!

Happy 2019! Can you believe the new year is already almost here? I love hosting New Year’s Eve parties because it means I get to start the year off in my own home, surrounded by the people I love most. But of course my favorite part of the festivities is meal planning, because that’s how I show my loved ones how much I appreciate them.

As much as I love hosting, just like everyone else I know I am also strapped for time. My Crock-Pot curry meatballs recipe is simple, easy, and delicious, and your guests will be begging you for more long before the clock strikes midnight!

Kathey Jo’s Crock-Pot Curry Meatballs


1 bag of frozen cooked meatballs

12 oz jar of pineapple preserves

1 can of coconut milk

1 – 2 tablespoons of curry powder, or more if you like spicy dishes!

1 cu...

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Perfect Carmelized Maple Bacon with Kathey Raskin

Today is National Maple Syrup Day, so let’s celebrate with bacon! My name is Kathey Raskin, and like many Americans I’m a bacon addict. There is no occasion too big or too small for this breakfast favorite, and it makes a delicious addition to many dishes. Despite the many varieties of bacon dishes available, my favorite is relatively simple: brown sugar and maple carmelized bacon. If you like your dishes spicy, you’ll love this with a dash of cayenne!

Kathey Jo’s Perfect Maple Cayenne Brown Sugar Bacon

You won’t need many ingredients for this dish! Here’s a list:

  • One pound or more high-quality bacon. I love the extra-thick bacon from Whole Foods Market best!
  • Dark or light brown sugar
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Cayenne pepper

It’s really that simple! To make this bacon you’ll need to prehe...

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2019’s Best Edible Garlands

December 12th is National Popcorn String Day, which makes today the perfect time to make a fun, edible garland for your tree! (If it makes it that far—some of these are so tasty they don’t.) My name is Kathey Raskin, and I’d like to wish you and your family Merry Christmas and happy holidays from my Las Vegas, Nevada kitchen.

Colored Popcorn Garland is a new twist on an old favorite, and your kids and grandkids will love this project from Inspiring Momma!

Want to learn how to make a beautiful Old-Timey Garland? Herban Lifestyle has created this how-to for old-fashioned cranberry and popcorn garlands just like you used to make with mom—or even grandma!

Did you know you can even make Edible Christmas Garland for your Chickens? I know how popular backyard chickens are for serio...

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Best Cookies for National Cookie Day

December 4th is National Cookie Day, and you know cookies are what we do best here at Kathey Jo’s Kitchen! My name is Kathey Raskin, and I’m a cookie addict. I’ll admit, you will find cookies in the oven in my Las Vegas kitchen at least once a week.

This year is an unusually busy one for my household, and I’m pressed for time. I know most of you are too, so I thought this week I’d share some of my favorite YouTube recipe tutorials for cookies you can make in a hurry.

Do you have a favorite quick and easy cookie recipe? Let us know in the comments!

It’s the perfect time of year for these easy sugar cookies from Chowhound.

This video features THREE three-ingredient cookie recipes. Thanks Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking!

Three-ingredient peanut butter cookies – what could be simp...

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