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Kaylin's Tips For A Successful And Stress Free Thanksgiving

Holidays can be stressful, especially if you are the host or hostess.  Here are a few tips to help keep the stress levels in check, as well as a few party planning tricks.

Eliminate the Anxiety...

Be Organized

Being organized is the number one stress-reducer.  Prior to the day of your event, get out your serving dishes, serving utensils, etc., make sure they are washed, and place a note card in the dish that states what will be served in it.

This way, anyone can help you transfer from skillets or oven dishes to the serving dishes and you will have enough dishes out of the pantry.  Also, make a list of all of the things you will need to have finished prior to Thanksgiving Day and what you will need to do the morning of.

Kaylin's Kitchen - Deer Recipes

Quick News would like to wish everyone a safe and successful hunt. (First published on 11/11/12)

Be sure to send your photos to kyle@quicknewhavennews.com or via text to 636-359-1018! 

Try my recipes tonight with your fresh harvest!

Deer Heart   
Recipe from Kaylin's Kitchen
Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 deer heart
1 yellow onion, sliced into rings
Salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste

Improving nutrition without changing taste tested on meatballs at MU

By Anne Allen

COLUMBIA, Mo. –Many American diets fall short of meeting nutritional guidelines resulting in burgeoning obesity rates and health problems across the nation.

Statistics show that most Americans consume only half of the daily recommended amount of dietary fiber.

Now, a research team at the University of Missouri is addressing the fiber deficit by including citrus fiber in ground beef while retaining the quality and taste of the meat.

Ayca Gedikoglu, a doctoral student studying food science in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and Andrew Clarke, associate professor of food science, recently completed the first test on a citrus meatball recipe.

Kaylin's Kitchen: eat. pie. love. Gerald Library and Bookstore needs your help

Gerald, Mo. - The Gerald Community Picnic on June 29 will be host to many events, booths, and fun; but right now, we're talking pie!

The Gerald Area Library & Once Upon A Time Bookstore will be hosting a Pie Booth at the Community Picnic from 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and they are looking for pie donations.  

To RSVP to bring your favorite pie creation, please call 573-764-7323 (764-READ).

Of course, the Library and Bookstore will also need pie buyers so, head out to the Gerald Community Picnic on June 29!

For today's Kaylin's Kitchen, I've pulled a few recipes from a vintage book from my collection in honor of the Gerald Library and Bookstore; The Pure Food Cook Book by the Women's Progressive Farmers' Association of Missouri from 1923. 

Kaylin's Kitchen - Strawberry Fever!

This week, I realized that Strawberry Season had almost come to a close without me picking a single one! 

So, on Tuesday, I headed out to a nearby patch and picked strawberries... for three hours... altogether picking 24 quarts. 

Since then, I have been making preserves (19 quarts and 17 pints), freezing whole berries, and last night, I made two Strawberry Pies.

Kaylin's Kitchen - Get Your Recipes Ready for the First Lady's Pie Contest

Sedalia, MO - It's time to pull out recipe boxes and pie pans in preparation for the First Lady's Pie Contest at the Missouri State Fair.

The contest will again be hosted by Missouri's First Lady Georganne Nixon in the fairgrounds' Home Economics Building.

Entry forms for the annual contest are available online for entries into the 2013 Missouri State Fair.

"The First Lady's Pie Contest is a time-honored Missouri State Fair tradition," said Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler.

Kaylin's Kitchen - Healthy New Year!

It is easy to say that my cooking methods are anything but healthy, but since the number one New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight (statisticbrain.com), I thought it would be appropriate to bring some healthful foods to our readers today. 

My biggest weakness when trying to eat healthy is a good, salty snack, something that is prepared in advance and easy to take anywhere. 

For this I turned to one of my Homemaking Heroes, Martha Stewart (who comes in as a close second, behind my mom).  I hope to try this recipe soon!

Photo by Tina Rupp, Martha Stewart Living

Flaxseed and Onion Crackers
Martha Stewart Living, April 2004
Yield: About 5 dozen

Kaylin's Quick Tips for a successful Thanksgiving


Photo by Kaylin Bade

Holidays can be stressful, especially if you are the host or hostess.  Here are a few tips to help keep the stress levels in check, as well as a few party planning tricks.

Eliminate the Anxiety...
Be Organized
Being organized is the number one stress-reducer.  Prior to the day of your event, get out your serving dishes, serving utensils, etc., make sure they are washed, and place a note card in the dish that states what will be served in it.  This way, anyone can help you transfer from skillets or oven dishes to the serving dishes and you will have enough dishes out of the pantry.  Also, make a list of all of the things you will need to have finished prior to Thanksgiving Day and what you will need to do the morning of.

Kaylin's Kitchen - Happy Thanksgiving!

As you prepare to give thanks, here are a few recipes from Kaylin's Kitchen for you to enjoy; Pumpkin Spice Pecans, Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, and Coconut Cream Pie!

Pumpkin Spice Pecans        

Recipe from Kaylin's Kitchen
Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients:
2 cups pecan halves
1 egg white, slightly beaten
¼ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix egg white and pecan halves until pecans are well covered.  Mix sugar and spices, add to pecans, and mix well.  Spread onto baking sheet in single layer.  Bake 30 minutes or until nicely browned. 

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