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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 […]

Revisiting the Royals

Dear Readers: Years ago, when I first began my weekly chats with you, I had the honor of recording heartfelt memories of women and men whose baking talents enriched the lives of their family. Each honoree was awarded a “Crown of Golden Stars” when inducted into Miss NiNi’s Royal Baking Court. It is with great […]

A Symphony of Noise

This dessert baker lives in a noisy environment, Dear Readers! It is complete with alarms, buzzers, chimes, ding-dongs, and ringers. One might label these surrounding noises as an audiology nightmare. However, Miss NiNi cherishes the cacophony! Sounds produced from those noisemakers herald a passion for dessert baking exuded every 24 hours! While I am fast […]

Is it a Macaron or Macaroon?

It’s just a simple nonchalant circle that tells the story of two unique cookies! “Macaron” versus “Macaroon.” That little extra “o” is more than just a letter in the alphabet. And it plays a higher role than offering distinctive word pronunciation. In the baking world, the missing—or added letter can truly spell the difference between […]

Springtime Baking Wake-Up Call

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 […]

My Homemaking Hero

I share the memory of homemaker emeritus, Eudora Pfeiffer because I am long overdue in awarding her with a golden crown into the exclusive Miss NiNi’s Royal Baking Court. This honor is given posthumously. Nevertheless, the path that she trod to become my homemaking hero is unsurpassed!