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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 […]

Are Roses Blooming in the Bakery?

Miss NiNi is rarely in the throes of such bounteous beauty. But I was a few days ago! Thousands of “mouthwatering” flowers of magnificent size, color, and grandeur graced the speaker’s platform at the Cass County Master Gardeners’ 20th Annual Spring Garden Seminar. A bouquet of floral fragrance in the venue was comforting and certainly reflected […]

Holidays of a Good Kind

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 […]

A New Thanksgiving Treat

A celebration of good will between cultures occurred in 1621! Plymouth Plantation’s “groaning board” was heavily laden with bounteous roasted fowl, fruits, and vegetables. The spread was as enormous as those thankful hearts who had gathered around the table in order to partake in the riches of the land.

Not Your Usual Cheese Bread

The nippy atmosphere bids a hearty autumn welcome to the presentation of yummy soup in the diet. Appetites of Dearly Beloved and Miss NiNi have already greeted that fine fare into our home. Has it been so at your dining room table too, Dear Readers?

Preparing soup can be as easy as opening a can, applying heat, grabbing a spoon, and satisfying hunger pangs.

Refresh With This Apple Treat

Have your tootsies noticed an exchange of breezy flip-flops for booties or sneakers? Is your favorite team logo now sported on a cozy sweatshirt rather than on a sleeveless T? Have shorts taken a back seat to leggings and sweats on your closet shelves? Perhaps, so. And then again…perhaps not. Your area of residence more […]

October 8, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

Lavon and Miss NiNi discuss more about apples and share another recipe using apples. Listen below or follow this link for more: CARAMEL APPLE POKE CAKE adapted Ingredients: 1 box white cake mix plus the ingredients listed on the back of the box 1, 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1, 20-ounce can apple pie […]

October 1, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about foods for fall and sweet potatoes. Listen below or follow this link for more: Recipe: Slice sweet potatoes into rounds or larger shaped slices about 1/4” thick. Toss or spray with olive oil. Roast in oven at 425 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Slice could […]

September 23, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In today’s podcast, LaVon and Miss NiNi share a sensational seasonal recipe! Listen below or follow this link for more:   Apple Cider Bran Muffins Ingredients: 1-1/2 c. whole bran cereal (I used bran flakes) 1 c. fresh apple cider 1 egg, beaten 1/4 c. corn oil ¼ c. maple syrup 1 c. all-purpose […]

Thank You, Mr. Johnny

Caramel and Apples. Whether it is in the form of a state fair caramel apple on a stick or in a dish, warm caramel sauce poured seductively over apple pie ice cream, or a slice of fresh apple pie baked with its own gooey caramel topping, these two food ingredients perfectly unite in taste flavor […]