Monthly Archives January 2019

February 1st is National Baked Alaska Day

My name is Kathey Raskin, and I’d like to welcome you into my Las Vegas kitchen! February 1st is National Baked Alaska Day. You may think this dessert is too complicated to make yourself, and I am happy to show you how simple it can be. Don’t be intimidated to try making your own Baked Alaska. It only takes five ingredients, and it’s easier than you think.

This is an old favorite dessert that is long overdue for a comeback. Charles Ranhofer, the chef at New York’s famous Delmonico’s restaurant, first invented this cake in 1867 to celebrate the purchase of Alaska. Originally called Alaska-Florida Cake, the name was eventually changed to Baked Alaska...

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January 21st is National Granola Day!

I am Kathey Raskin. Welcome to my Las Vegas kitchen! Today is National Granola Day. There are many delicious varieties of granola available at the store, but I like to make my own. Store-bought granola is costly, it can be fattening, and it never has as many goodies in it as I like. If you have a baking sheet, a mixing bowl, and an oven, you can make your own granola. Once your house smells like fresh-baked granola, you’ll thank me for the suggestion!

The Benefits of Eating Granola

You may have heard granola is unhealthy, but the truth is you can make it as healthy or unhealthy as you’d like. The benefits of granola are too numerous to list in their entirety, but even the short list makes an incredible case for adding this delicious food to your diet.

  • Increased energy
  • Reduced chole...
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January 15th is National Bagel Day!

Today is National Bagel Day, and here at Kathey Jo’s Kitchen we are ready to celebrate! My name is Kathey Raskin, and I’d like to welcome you to my Las Vegas kitchen. We’re all so busy these days, it’s easy to fall into the habit of eating fast food and unhealthy snacks when we’re on the run. I love bagels because with the right choices they present a healthy alternative that doesn’t skimp on convenience.

Bagels may have originated in Poland, but since they were brought over by 19th century immigrants they’ve become a popular treat here in America. It’s easy to see why we love bagels. They are convenient and delicious for any meal or for a snack. There are many varieties, including options that appeal to children like cinnamon raisin and blueberry.

You may have heard t...

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Healthy Recipes for a Healthy 2019

Healthy New Year from my Las Vegas kitchen! My name is Kathey Raskin, and like most of you, I usually start my year off by making a resolution to eat healthier. And also like most of you, I slowly creep back into my old habits. The problem with “eat right” resolutions is eating well doesn’t always mean eating the most delicious foods. If you’re thinking of vegetable dishes as bland, think again because they don’t have to be. Although, when prepared correctly, simple favorites like steamed and grilled vegetables are delicious, you can do a lot more with your veggies than offer then up as side dishes!

Want to try a vegetable main course so satisfying that you won’t feel like you’re missing a thing? Then you’ve got to try my Vegan Lasagna! It only takes 2-3 hours from start to fi...

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2019’s Most Fabulous Cocktail Trend

Scrambling to find fun new cocktail ideas to serve your guests at tonight’s New Year’s Eve party? Inventing new cocktails is both a science and an art, and so is mixing the perfect drink. My name is Kathey Raskin, and I’d like to welcome you into my Las Vegas kitchen tonight, where I’m preparing for my own New Year’s Eve party. I’ve been having fun reading the newest savory cocktail recipes and seeing what today’s bartenders are doing with fresh herbs. I plan to offer my guests classic favorites like martinis and margaritas, but I’ve also been infusing my own alcohol with savory herbs so I can offer this new twist on our old favorites.

This week, rather than give you drink recipes, I’m going to explain how to infuse your own liquor so you can experiment with your own drink recipes.


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