Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – Have you ever met a cookie you didn’t like?

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Ranch Raised with Karina Jones - Have you ever met a cookie you didn't like?

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!


I knew you would come back! Yesterday’s episode was such a cliffhanger. Did I leave your mouth watering with so many Christmas cookie options? So many options to make and let’s be honest, have any of us met a cookie we didn’t like, especially during the holidays?!?! 

Candy, fudge or cut out sugar cookies? Peanut clusters, no bake cookies or buckeyes? Chocolate crinkles or thumbprint cookies? Monster cookies or the good ole fashioned chocolate chip seem to always be crowd favorites! Last night I came home from church to find my oldest daughter in the baking mood. She was pulling out a batch of Sea Salt Fudge cookies from the oven that we honestly sinfully delicious. It was a new recipe she had found, and we all gave it a thumbs up! I guess with my girls baking so much now. So, I rarely have to bake cookies. I think I better share that recipe real soon! 

But this time of year, it is time for me to revert back to one of our old favorites, the Snickerdoodle! And let’s be honest, there is nothing more cozy that a soft, buttery cookie hugged in warm cinnamon and sugar this time of year. The good ole Snickerdoodle is a favorite when my girls walk in the door from school during the cold winter months. And I have yet to see my husband pass up a Snickerdoodle with coffee, if they are available in the kitchen. 

So snickerdoodles it is! Tune in tomorrow and I will share my recipe. It is nothing too original or earth shattering, it just a Snickerdoodle.  As you have come to know, the recipe will posted on the Your Ag Network App & website as well as the Ranch Raised Facebook page.  




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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 former 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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