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Creating a Yummy Puffy Treat

“Would you like to bake something,” I asked Little Missy? With a grin that erupted from her sweet ten-year-old face, “Can we?” was her enthusiastic reply! Many of you Dear Readers have followed the baking journey of my granddaughter since the inaugural penning of these baking chat columns. Time to gather with our grandchildren, Little […]

Back to School

Miss NiNi will soon be walking the hallowed halls of higher education! Check out this week’s #blog post to learn more about Miss NiNi’s Baking University!

From Simple to Beautiful

Do you ever consider the beauty within the mundane things of life, Dear Readers? Look within the perimeters of nature. Simple beauty is ever present. One might not surmise that little kitchen gadgets offer beauty in simplicity, too.  But, they do! Tucked inside a kitchen pantry are tools that can transform a ho-hum dessert into a […]

A Sticky Tradition

Oh, those Germans! They know how to bake! “Schnecken” is proof of that, Dear Readers! Gather a few ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt, and yeast, and you are in Ready, Set, Go mode to make “Schnecken.” What in the world is “Schnecken,” you might ask? Initially, this Come-and-Get-‘Em treat is a beautifully […]

Once Upon A Time

In this 28-day month of expressions of love, valentines, and Presidents Day, Miss NiNi is reminded of a once-upon-a-time story about a little boy, a cutting tool, and a fruit tree.

The Recipe that Burned Out Two Mixers

It’s the recipe that burned out two mixers, Dear Readers, yet became a monster of a sensation! In 1971, a gentleman from the Wolverine State (MI) decided it was time to make cookies for his 10 children—six of whom were his own and four who lived in the household as well. As one can imagine, […]

Fanning the Flame of Baking

“As I perched on a wobbly three-legged stool in our farm kitchen and watched Mom knead mounds of bread dough with her strong arms and hands, I became internally motivated for the future.” Miss NiNi details a hearty passion in today’s blog post!

A Tasty Set of Digits

In the world of baking, numbers are second nature, Dear Readers. Pan sizes, ingredient measurements, scale weight versus volume, and oven temperature and time settings indeed play astounding roles in the creation of a taste-tempting dessert. With a meager amount of ingredients and craft-home-inspired techniques, numbers on a recipe are boosted into an exciting taste […]

Baking to the Rhythm of Music

Music soothes my soul and has done so since I was a preschooler. Perhaps, Dear Readers, that is why as a five-year-old child, my parents introduced me to a lady of musical distinction. Her name was Miss Belle Mehus—the grand dame of piano in North Dakota. I became her pupil—and for the next 13 years, […]