Kristen and Dustin Johnson of Leawood have learned the art of meal planning as a couple, which should serve them well as they start their family next month. Their Delicious Dip recipe is often requested for tailgate parties and group events.
14-year-old Mashiki Mosley Jr. is cultivating the skills for a culinary career through Boys Grow, a not-for-profit organization in which urban high-schoolers work on a 10-acre farm in south Kansas City growing, cooking and selling agricultural produce and products.
On Sunday, Sept. 13, at sundown, Judith Evnen Benson of Overland Park will gather with family and friends to celebrate the beginning of Rosh Hashana, commonly referred to as the Jewish New Year. One of her family’s specialties is this Honey Cake.
Eleven-year-old Jasmine Dulan of Leawood created three healthy recipes that won her a trip to the White House, where she was honored as the Kansas winner of first lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. At a Kids’ “State Dinner” featuring her recipes, she met the President and Mrs. Obama.
Registered dietitian Leigh Wagner of Kansas City shares her healthy eating tips through classes at the University of Kansas Integrative Medicine’s Clinical Research Center. Here, she shares her recipe for Almond-Crusted Chicken Veggie Pizza.
James Worley has great affection for the “love apple,” as he grows tomatoes and coordinates an annual tasting in the fruit’s honor in Kansas City’s East Bottoms. He shares a recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup.
Jan Jensen’s Midwestern food roots run deep near Ord, Neb., where she grew up with her grandparents. Today, Jensen, a professional choral accompanist and Cabi fashion consultant, proudly passes down old traditions to a new generation.
Madison Carlson, 23, a freelance writer from Kansas City, Kan., became a vegetarian seven years ago and is conscious that what she eats connects her to the Earth. She shares her recipe for Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta.
Deanne Bacco of Shawnee became a master gardener with Johnson County Extension after she retired so she could stay active and do what she loves. She has a keen interest in gardening and food, and her recipe for Green Lasagna combines those two loves.