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A Thanksgiving Journey

It’s that wonderful time of our year when my thoughts focus on an enlarged grocery list, stocking my “larder” with items I might not normally see on its shelves, dusting extra dining room table leaves whose normal place of residence is a basement corner, planning additional colorful table appointments just by using extra Fiestaware place […]

November 15, 2014: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon & Miss NiNi

The inaugural indoor Harvest Market is scheduled for Mon., Nov 24, 4-8 pm in Atlantic–just ahead of the holidays. You can purchase local produce, baked goods, and handcrafted gift items. There’s a food contest and so much more! Meet LaVon and MIss NiNi, too! They chat about that upcoming event in today’s ‘Family Fun In […]

Fall’s Festive Finale

Food, Family, and Fun Create the Finishing Touch to Fall’s Festive Finale! Now, that’s a lot of lingo, Dear Readers, but this alliteration captures the essence of the groundbreaking event coming to our community Monday evening, Nov. 24, 4-8 p.m., at the Cass County Community Center. This beautifully designed structure sits in command on top […]

November 8, 2014: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon & Miss NiNi

Just in time for your Thanksgiving dessert table Miss NiNi and LaVon talk about all the wonderful uses of pumpkin. And as a special bonus: Your Miss NiNi-tested recipe for “Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce.” It may sound difficult, but it really is easy to assemble! Enjoy the podcast (and recipe) below or […]

Aroma of Love

Mmmm! It smells like cinnamon in my food lab. Now, Dear Readers, inhale deeply as you imagine that wonderful perfume tickling the home-sweet-home sensations of your nose and heart. The aroma of cinnamon does that I’m afraid! Years ago, my mind was programmed to associate the warm homey aroma of cinnamon with an unspoken, “I […]

November 1, 2014: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon & Miss NiNi

Do you have one (or many) favorite cookbooks? Are there shelves and shelves of cookbooks in your home? Tune in as LaVon and Miss NiNi discuss some of their favorites. You just might want to add some of our favorites to your collection. Listen to the podcast below or visit this link: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2014/11/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-11-01-2014/  

Autumn Gave a Party

I absolutely love the “season of orange”! Do you, too, Dear Readers? In my part of the world, nature’s celebration of “orange” occurs three months in late year. Jolly bright pumpkins in a variety of hues are dressed for autumn’s party. My eyes daily immerse themselves in a feast of intense autumn leaf, flower, and […]

October 25, 2014: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon & Miss NiNi

Making muffins together with the younger members of your family can make precious memories. LaVon and Miss NiNi touch on theirs in this podcast. Play it below or visit http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2014/10/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-10-25-2014/ … and check the recipe below!   SNICKERING ALMOND MUFFINS SUGARED ALMONDS (Optional for this recipe but gives muffins a nice crunch.) ½ c. sliced almonds […]

The Almost Baking Day

I had a forewarning from First-Born Dear Daughter (FBDD). “She already has told me, ‘I want to bake cookies with Grandma.’” The “she” in this exclamation is none other than our 6-year-old Little Missy. Because of the aforementioned indication, I had highly anticipated a granddaughter-grandmother baking- bonding experience in the early-morning, still-dark hours of their […]