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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1)

Additional Information & Resources

Looking for Food, Nutrition or Health Information and still can't find it - give the Extension Office a call!

Cooking Tips & Tricks

  • One tablespoon of unflavored gelatin gels about two cups of liquid
  • For accurate measuring, use standard measuring spoons and cups. Household cups and spoons often hold more or less than the standard measure. Recipe failures are often caused by measuring ingredients in nonstandard containers.
  • If brown or powdered sugar is lumpy, press it through a sieve before adding to your product.
  • For ease in measuring honey, measure shortening or oil first. Then measure honey in the same cup - every drop will slip right out.
  • All measurements should be level. For dry ingredients, use a cup with a measure flush with the rim. Spoon in dry ingredients and level with a knife or spatula. Don't shake down or hit the cup because dry ingredients will pack down.
  • Sifting salt, leavening and spices with the flour ensures even distribution.
  • Whole wheat flour cannot be sifted. Instead, it should be stirred before measuring.
  • Fresh cranberries can easily be chopped in a blender if they are frozen first.

Farm to Table






Jessica Kootz 

Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
210 N. Kansas 
Suite #1
Ellsworth, KS 67439