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Yum in a Cup

Do you ever get a longing desire to eat just one warm, fresh-from-the-oven, homemade chocolate chip cookie? Just one? Then this recipe is for you, my Dear Readers! Chocolate Chip Cookie-In-A-Cup gives a kiss of homemade goodness in a perfect proportion. The recipe for this cookie might even be the pathway to a little bit […]

July 19, 2014: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

Here is the July 19, 2014 episode of Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi. The broadcast airs weekly on KJAN AM 1220, FM 101.1 in Atlantic, Iowa. You can listen by streaming the broadcast below or following this link: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2014/07/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-07-19-2014/   STACK-IT SALADS (also known as Mason Jar Salads) Equipment needed: a […]

July 12, 2014: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

Here is the July 12, 2014 episode of Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi. The broadcast airs weekly on KJAN AM 1220, FM 101.1 in Atlantic, Iowa. You can listen by streaming the broadcast below or following this link: http://www.kjan.com/?cat=30   HEAVENLY PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE As shared on Family Fun in […]

New Honoree in Royal Baking Court

I meet some of the dearest people in the aisles of my favorite grocery store. It is highly probable that after exchanging a pleasant “Hello” with an acquaintance that the word, “baking” surfaces in the minuet of conversation. That situation happened not long ago when the words, “I love to bake!” were sweetly spoken by […]

Easy as Pie … REALLY!

I love to bake desserts! I must admit though that I have never felt my talents lie in the pie-baking category. Maybe I have an innate fear of baking a pie that is not up to par with my mother and mother-in-law’s pies. Dear Readers, they made those hand-crafted homemade pies with tender, flaky, lightly […]

Not-Your-Usual Scotcheroo

I admit it! I can be quite persuaded by advertising that dances across our television screen. You, as well, Dear Readers? Here is how cute little Kelly Ripa’s persuasive personna, when speaking for Jif, became the recent “hook” that caused me to buy the type of food product she was promoting. In years past when […]

A Late Afternoon Chat

Here it is…late afternoon when the last oven timer has chimed for today. Loaves of my original recipe for Margarita Cake have gained space on the shelves of cooling racks. “Cool away my salty lime-enhanced friends! Soon you will be enjoyed by Capital City coffee aficionados as they take refreshment.” My pink mug partners with […]

New Honoree Named in Miss NiNi’s Royal Baking Court

If I could take the personality traits of peppy, enthusiastic, exuberant, joyful, spirited, and fast paced; tumble them all together in a box; and swirl and twirl the box thoroughly to mix those traits, I know my newest honoree into Miss NiNi’s Royal Baking Court would be the one who would pop out of that […]

A Malt Shop in Your Oven

As a little girl, I never knew there was such a thing as a plain old milk shake. That’s because I only had had personal experience with what our family called a “malted milk.” Over a half-century ago, Mom periodically made homemade chocolate malts in her Sunbeam Mixmaster. They tasted out of this world! Their […]

What’s That Mystery Ingredient?

The picturesque look could quite possibly have made the front page of Women’s Wear Daily, although some may have said that this particular dressed-from-head-to-toe vision was a sight for sore eyes. Oh my, that’s how catty the fashion world can be…what one loves, another abhors! In this case, however, whatever label would have been applied […]