Kaylin's Kitchen

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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.



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!

Kaylin's Kitchen - Happy Hunting!

Quick News would like to wish everyone a safe and successful hunt as deer rifle season began this morning. 

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

Try my recipes tonight with your fresh harvest!

Kaylin's Kitchen - Eat, drink, and be scary!

Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, "Never take candy from strangers." And then they dressed me up and said, "Go beg for it." I didn't know what to do. I'd knock on people's doors and go, "Trick or treat . . . no thank you."   -Rita Rudner

Greet your Halloween guests with some of these spooky sweets!

Kaylin's Kitchen: Marking the first day of fall!

The First Day of Fall lands on the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere. Fall lasts from the autumnal equinox (in September) to the Winter Solstice (in December).  Before the 16th century, harvest was the term usually used to refer to the season.


Kaylin's Kitchen - Wild for Waffles

Photo courtesy the Startwout Family.

The fairs and festivals of summer are winding down, and appropriately, today is the day that the waffle iron was patented in 1869; perfect for those waffle and ice cream sandwiches we have been enjoying all summer.


Kaylin's Kitchen: The first day of summer is finally here!

Summer has set in with its usual severity.  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Summer is officially here; today marks the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.

Kaylin's Kitchen - Showcasing a local foodie in honor of National Barbeque Month

By Kaylin Bade

For our final day of Foodie Month, we are going to recognize a local professional foodie and his barbeque expertise, as May is also National Barbeque Month.

Growing up, Tim Scheer always liked to cook and barbeque the typical pork steaks and chicken.  He started taking an interest

Kaylin's Kitchen - Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!

Did you know that dairy farmers played an important role in bringing chocolate to the masses?

Kaylin's Kitchen - Happy Mother's Day! Create a special breakfast for mom!

There are many traditions and historical origins of Mother's Day.  Celebrate today with your loved ones, and Happy Mother's Day from QNHN!

Kaylin's Kitchen - National Egg Month - A tiny super-food!

Eggs are inexpensive, convenient, easy to prepare, versatile, and tasty.  They can be hard boiled, fried, poached, scrambled, griddled, or combined with your favorite ingredients to make a custom omelet.

May is National Strawberry Month

The University of Illinois Extension has a page devoted to strawberries; very appropriately since they state that "ninety-four per cent of United States households consume strawberries".  

Kaylin's Kitchen - May is National Salad Month - What is your "Salad Sign"?

Nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare, salads are among the most healthy and versatile foods around. The Association for Dressings & Sauces (ADS), an Atlanta-based trade association, welcomes May as National Salad Month and encourages creativity when incorporating a salad into your healthy eating regimen.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Taco Party!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Continuing with our Foodie Month celebration, Cinco de Mayo has a great deal of food and fun to offer! 

KAYLIN'S KITCHEN: May is National Hamburger Month - Who has the best burger?

"There is nothing like a beef burger--the aroma, the sizzle, the juiciness. And it just so happens that the entire month of May is dedicated to hamburgers." - National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

In honor of National Hamburger Day Month, we challenge you to explore the area's best burgers with a month long “Burger Lunch Tour.”  Who has the best burgers in town?  We want to know!  Is it a restaurant or your loved one who has cornered the best recipe in our area? 

KAYLIN'S KITCHEN: It's Foodie Month!

It's Foodie Month!

Well, not officially.  However, the month of May is the home on the calendar for national recognition for several foods.  

Recipes from Kaylin's Kitchen - Thanksgiving Edition

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.

Recipes from Kaylin's Kitchen - Hey there, Punkin'!

Harvest time is here!  Pack up the kids and head to the nearest pumpkin patch for family fun adventures filled with hayrides, corn mazes, and pick-your-own pumpkins and gourds.  Not only are they great for carving and adding that special touch to your holiday decorating, pumpkins are great for eating too!

Recipes from Kaylin's Kitchen - The Seasons Collide

Two major hunting seasons are in full swing, joining a few small game seasons.  Deer Archery, Turkey Archery and Firearms, Squirrel, Rabbit, and Dove Seasons are all here for the taking.  Have you purchased your permits yet?

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Recipes from Kaylin's Kitchen - Peaches, Apples, and Pears, OH MY!

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