Finally! Kid Cooking Contest Winners on TV! and Come to Our Fundraiser tomorrow!

Hi everyone! I am thrilled to have the link to the Channel 34 debut of Kids Cooking. Our winners from the Take Back the Kitchen Kids Cooking Contest are all interviewed and tell us who their cooking models are, how they became interested in cooking and why they love to cook!

I hope you enjoy the show and share the recipes with your families.

There are a number of great ones that just might be perfect for your Memorial Day BBQ side dish like Risotto with Asparagus shown below.

Click the link to watch the show:

Risotto with Fresh Asparagus
Ariel Ingersoll’s recipe

1 pound fresh asparagus 3 tablespoons finely minced onion
Salt to taste/Pepper 2 cups Arborio rice
4 cups of Chicken Broth ¼ Cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano
2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Trim asparagus and take the tough ends off. Lay asparagus flat down into a pan and cover with an inch of cold water and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, lower heat, and simmer for 4 minutes or until asparagus is tender but still firm. Drian, reserve the cooking water. Set asparagus aside to cool.
Cut the asparagus into 1 ½ inch pieces and set aside. Keep tips separate from rest of the pieces.
Combine the asparagus cooking water with broth and make 6 cups of liquid. Put in a saucepan over low heat.
Heat butter and oil in a heavy 6-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes; until onion is very soft and starting to turn golden.
Add rice and sauté for 2 minutes. Add asparagus pieces – NOT THE TIPS — and add hot broth mixture, ½ cup at a time. Stir constantly. As broth is absorbed, add more broth. When the rice has absorbed enough to be creamy and al dente, remove from the heat and add the asparagus tips, cheese and pepper.
TASTE and serve immediately!!

Also, if you are local, please remember to attend our fundraiser tomorrow for our Pre-K teacher who lost her house in a fire. She and her 4 kids need our help! We have a great line up of musicians and yours truly will be performing at 2PM. If you cannot attend, you can click here to see where you can donate:

Have a great weekend!!




One Response

  1. Hi Alma,

    I hope all goes well with the fundraiser & love it that you are getting kids into cooking…especially the healthy stuff! 🙂

    Myself and partner are working on a new website called Dinefor ( – the idea is to make it easier for people to host a dinner party in aid of a “cause” eg. Dinefor Oxfam (or any US charity).

    It’s in early testing phase & I would appreciate it if anyone reading this was interested in testing the experience! First Giving carry out all our transactions & distribution of the funds, so we never have to touch the money. They simply take a 5% Dinefor fee on our behalf.

    Also, if you would like me to add any charity for you please let me know.

    Thanks & best of luck!!! 🙂

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