Making a soy-based turkey casserole with Charlene Patton

Charlene Patton from the Kansas Soybean Commission stops by the studio and teaches us how to make a turkey casserole. However, this isn’t just any casserole — it’s soy-based! Want to make it yourself? Well here’s how!

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup soy cream cheese
  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup soy sour cream
  • ½ cup plain soy beverage
  • 1/3 cup instant rice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, melted


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet and sauté onion, red bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic.
  2. Add soy cream cheese and stir to combine.
  3. Lower heat; add turkey, cheese, soy sour cream, soy beverage, rice, mustard, thyme, salt, and pepper;
    stir to combine.
  4.  Spoon the mixture into greased 8×8-inch baking dish.
  5.  Combine panko bread crumbs and melted margarine.
  6.  Sprinkle crumb topping over turkey casserole.
  7. Bake uncovered

‘Corn Kid’ helps donate 90,000 cans of veggies to NYC food rescue

NEW YORK, NY. – You may recognize him as the kid who loves corn. Now, folks are recognizing him for his donation this week.

Tariq “The Corn Kid” visited City Harvest to help the Green Giant mascot unload a truck full of canned corn and other vegetables.

He helped drop off 50,000 cans of corn.

You can watch the story above.


KOAM Morning Show’s Thanksgiving dishes

It’s hard to believe that sometimes a whole year passes by quickly. Thanksgiving is already almost here and like last year — our KOAM family brings dishes for you to make at home. From our News Assistants to our on-air talent — everyone has something to contribute. Each recipe is prepared with the utmost care and love. Below you’ll find the recipes for everything that was made today:

Green bean casserole:

  • 2 cans of French-cut green beans
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 2 cups of fried onions
  • Half a cup of shredded cheese

Cinnamon Monkey Bread:

  • 2 oz Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chopped pecans (optional)


3 Cheese mac:

  • 1 package elbow macaroni or Fusilli pasta
  • 6 tablespoons of butter (cubed)
  • 4 cups of 2% milk (warmed)
  • 4 cups of shredded gruyere cheese
  • 2 cups of shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 and a 1/2 cups panko bread
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)

Pumpkin Pie:

  • 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of vanilla creamer
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • A dollop of whip cream to the puree
  • Graham cracker crust

Strawberry cake mix cookies:

  • 15 oz of strawberry cake mix
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips

Chicken flavored stuffing:

  • 1 box of stuffing (chicken flavored)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 stick of butter

Finnish donuts (munkki):

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 (2 oz) cube fresh yeast or 1 and 1/5 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (divided)
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 quart of canola oil (for frying)
  • 3/4 cup of sugar (for garnish)

Cheesy potato casserole with cornflakes:

  • 1 bag frozen hash browns (shredded or cubed)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of cornflakes (or more if desired)

Simple peasant bread:

  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 cups of lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons of softened butter

Roasted sweet potatoes:

  • 3 lbs of sweet potatoes
  • Granulated garlic
  • Maple syrup dust
  • Honey
  • Cayenne

Brown gravy:

  • Beef stock or beef broth
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Seasonings (garlic powder, onion powder, bay leaf)

Chef Anthony’s Compound Butter recipe:

Chef Anthony’s Compound Butter


Two local farms team up to bring organic farming to high schools

PITTSBURG, Ks. – Leafy Green Farms and Community Green Farms are joining together to bring vertical hydroponic farms to 10 high schools to Southeast Kansas.

“We hope that by working through the schools we can help achieve our goal of moving the nutritional needle and fulfill the objective that access to quality food should not be dictated by income levels,” said the two in a joint statement.

Each vertical farm can grow up to two acres of produce a year, giving the schools and surrounding communities fresh produce throughout the year.


For more information on the organizations click here.


How to make a soy-based pumpkin muffin

Charlene Patton from the Kansas Soybean Commission stops by to teach us how to make soy-based pumpkin muffins! Not only are they super delicious — they’re super easy to make as well! Here’s how to make them:


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup plain soy beverage
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice Candied Nuts
  1. Combine in a large mixing bowl pumpkin, eggs, vegetable oil, soy beverage, sugar and
    vanilla; whisk to blend.
  2. Add flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt; stir to blend in all ingredients.
  3.  Line the muffin tin with paper liners or grease the tin with vegetable oil.
  4. Fill muffin cups ¾ full; top with 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Spice Candied Nuts.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 23 to 25 minutes or until the wooden pick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes and then remove to cooling rack. Makes 12 muffins.

Here’s how to make those candied nuts as well:

  • ¾ cup chopped roasted soynuts
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 egg white
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground pumpkin pie spice
  1.  Combine in medium bowl soynuts and pecans with egg white, granulated sugar and
    pumpkin pie spice.
  2.  Spread nut mixture on a parchment-covered baking pan.
  3.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes; stir and continue baking for about 10 minutes or
    until golden brown. Set aside to cool. Makes 1 ½ cups

Food insecurity is on the rise according to experts with the Ozark Food Harvest

JOPLIN, Mo. – As we prepare for Thanksgiving, the Ozark Food Harvest and other local food banks are seeing an increase in families seeking assistance.

The network of faith-based and community partners served an average of 62,000 people each month,

Officials say this is nearly 12,000 more during the same period in 2020 and 2021.

“We see that as indicative that there are still issues with supply chain inflation and still increased prices for food are really driving families to need access to food pantries and the different partners that we work with across our southwest Missouri area,” Jordan Browning said with the Ozark Food Harvest.

According to the food bank, 21 percent of children in their service area face food insecurity, higher than Missouri’s average of 18.6 percent.

Watch KOAM and Fox 14 to see more or check back later for additional video content.

Click here to read more.


Local farmers market plans a Winterization Workshop

WEBB CITY, Mo. – A free on-farm winterization workshop will be held from 9 to noon, Tuesday, November 29, at the Webb City Farmers Market’s Fruit Education Site.

The class will be led by Patrick Byers with the University of Missouri Extension and Angela Brattin with Lincoln University Cooperative Extension.

Participants can expect to learn or engage by:

  • Discussingwinterizing irrigation
  • Using row covers on high tunnel strawberry plantings
  • Putting blackberries to bed for the winter

Officials say the workshop is part of a series of workshops at the site focused on growing blackberries, strawberries, and elderberries and is funded through a Missouri Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant.

Click here to learn more.


Local rotary club hosts annual Phonathon for the Lord’s Diner

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg Noon Rotary club members today called on the community to help raise funds for The Lord’s Diner of Pittsburg.

This annual event asks residents to pledge or donate to the diner which provides nutritious meals to anyone in need.

All donations benefit the Diner, which now operates out of a food truck to better serve the community.

“The spirit of the cross section of people that come together to work on the Phonathon under Rotary’s leadership is consistent with the history of Pittsburg – a place where people have always come together from all walks of life, different religions and different professions to take care of others,” Rotarian Joe Dellasega said. “The response and collaboration with the Phonathon is inspiring…a true testament to the people that have chosen to call Pittsburg ‘home’.”

The Lord’s Diner serves healthy meals 365 days a year with roughly 300 meals served daily.

Officials with the non-profit say donations make this possible.

Click here to learn more, or donate here.



Local schools collect food ahead of Thanksgiving

GRANBY, Kan. – Student Council Students from both Triway and Granby schools today wrapped up their food drive for Thanksgiving food items.

Officials say that classrooms in each building were competing to gather the most nonperishable food items.

The Domino Food Drive began on the 1st and concluded today, November 16.

Now, collected food items will be given to patrons of the East Newton School District.

Participating schools today lined up the boxes they collected to display their total and for ‘Domino Run’ fun.

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