Wake up! Wake up, Dear Readers! It’s a new season! With warmer days of the month, the banner of “Light and Fresh” waves ‘Good-Bye’ to the last snowman standing. Believe it or not, seasonality plays a gigantic part in desired food flavor preferences. We consumers begin craving fresh and fruity flavors with which to swaddle […]
350. Miss NiNi would note this number as the magic password into elite membership of the Baker’s Club of America. Why is that so, Dear Readers? Most recipes request the oven to be preheated to 350 degrees If you are an avid baker, this number is an automatic go-to setting on the dashboard of your […]
I missed it! The observance was February 3. I missed celebrating it on its declared national let’s-have-a-party day. However, Dear Readers, a specific national jubilatory day need not be noted in large bright red font in Miss NiNi’s yearly calendar. ‘Why is that,’ you might ask? If your palate delights in the international sensation of […]
I’m surrounded by metal—a lot of it! Metal is present wherever the word, ‘dessert’ hovers over my life. Aluminum foil, flatware, mixing utensils, bowls, cookie cutters, kitchen appliances…and baking pans—lots of them! Square, round, rectangular, cookie sheets, Bundt, circular with a center tube, circular without a center tube, some with a springform latch, accordion-form-edge tart […]
It’s a chilly day in the neighborhood. I have found myself yearning for a warm, tummy hugging latte more than once today. How about you, Dear Readers? Are you of a coffee-drinking persona? Perhaps, you enjoy the flavor of coffee. Perhaps, you need the boost of energy that a first-of-the-morning cup of coffee provides. Maybe, […]
“I’m LaVon.” “I’m Miss NiNi.” “Welcome to Family Fun In the Kitchen.” It wasn’t that long ago—July 5, 2014 to be exact—that the cheery voices of home economist and volunteer extraordinaire LaVon Eblen and home economist and dessert-baking specialist Miss NiNi teamed to caress the regional airwaves via Atlantic, IA’s, radio station KJAN.
The other day as I stood at one of the baking prep tables, I reflected on the thousands of times since childhood during which I have gone through the same egg-cracking motion in order to produce the same result. Tap On Counter—Drop In Small Dish—Check for Shells and Imperfections—Pour into Mixing Bowl. Dear Readers, this […]
I have found myself travelling hither and yon recently. Those of you who follow my weekly musings via Miss NiNi’s Baking Chat column in our local newspaper as well as at Miss NiNi’s Baking Chat Blog at missnini.com are well aware that we are opening our first retail desserterie in a suburb of Capitol City, […]