Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp! EP 403

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Ranch Raised with Karina Jones - Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp! EP 403

Karina Jones is a real-life ranch wife in the Nebraska Sandhills and one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the cattle industry nationwide!

Today is the day I share one of my most guarded culinary secrets so thanks for tuning in to Ranch Raised!

As promised, today I am sharing with you my recipe for my Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp. It was the rhubarb recipe that I saw my grandma make the most. Like riding horses, for me, cooking has a lot of “feel”. You don’t have to have an exact recipe; you can feel or taste your way through it and come up with the perfect creation.

I always use a glass baking dish for a rhubarb recipe, never an aluminum pan. I slice my rhubarb stalks into 1/8-inch slices, but if you like thinker chunks that is fine. I add enough sliced rhubarb to layer in a 9×13 glass baking dish about halfway up the dish. Here is my secret weapon, STRAWBERRY JELLO! I sprinkle 2 tablespoons of strawberry jello over the rhubarb and then toss to coat.

For the crisp topping, it is the old cuppa, cuppa, cuppa that my grandma taught me, and I use it for the crisp topping on so many of my fruit desserts. A cup of melted butter, a cup of white sugar, a cup of brown sugar, a cup of flour, and a cup of oatmeal. Depending on how you like the texture of your crisp, I usually add another ½ cup of oatmeal for extra hardiness. Mix together and crumble over the top of your rhubarb. Bake for one hour at 350 or until the crisp is golden brown.

This recipe is really easy to cut in half for a 9×9 pan or even baked in a glass pie pan it looks so pretty!

I hope this recipe from my home to yours brings you some enjoyment of one of my family’s favorite recipes.


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Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 4 children near Broken Bow, NE. She grew up in western NE, with roots also in southwest SD. The cattle industry and raising kids is her passion.

Watching the cattle industry go the path that it has gone, she could no longer sit quietly at home checking cows, fixing fence, and doing all the everyday tasks wondering when some else was going to make it all better. As she became more active and outspoken on industry issues, she was asked to join the R-CALF USA staff in September 2020 as the Checkoff Petition Campaign manager. That position transcended into her current role as full time Field Director for R-CALF USA.

You can hear her almost every Friday on Your Ag Network’s Hot Barn Report, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and industry reforms. Listen to Ranch Raised on a Your Ag Network hometown station or www.youragnetwork.com where she talks about her daily life on the Jones Ranch.

Cattle producers are her people. She will meet you at the county fair, at the sale barn, or anywhere the dusty trail leads.
karina@youragnetwork.com or visit facebook.com/ranchraisedwithkarinajones

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