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#FoodFavesFriday: What’s in Those Oatmeal Cookies?

Miss NiNi’s #FoodFavesFriday is a two-parter this week! You get the recipe today and the “rest of the story” in Monday’s blog post. Enjoy! WHAT’S IN THOSE OATMEAL COOKIES?—adapted from kingarthurlour.com Ingredients: 1 c. butter, room temperature 1 c. granulated sugar ½ c. brown sugar 1 t. vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1-1/2 c. all-purpose […]

May 26, 2015: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, LaVon and Miss NiNi share this absolutely delicious Ice Cream Bread recipe adapted from a recipe by Joy Sexton discovered on the Internet. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2015/05/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-05-23-2015/   Ingredients: 1 pint any flavor ice cream, softened (I used Vanilla Bean) 1-1/2 c. self-rising flour (may substitute with 1-1/2 c. all-purpose […]

The Cookie Jar

A cookie jar. It was customary kitchen décor in the days of my youth. The ceramic blue-skirted Dutch girl cookie jar that sat on our kitchen counter never turned away a family member’s outstretched hand. The hand may have been large or small, clean as new-fallen snow or dirt-kissed from a hard afternoon at play. […]

May 16, 2015: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about making smoothies in this week’s podcast. Listen below (and check out the recipe!) or visit this link: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2015/05/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-05-16-2015/ Miss NiNi’s Smooth-A-Roothie Ingredients: 1 c. milk (dairy, soy milk, or nut milk) ¼ c. juice (I use orange juice) 2 oz. toasted English walnuts 1 T. chia seed 2-3 T. chocolate […]

Where Are My Grands?

Miss NiNi is often asked by Dear Readers what my grandchildren, Little Missy—champion baker, age 6, and Little Sir—champion dishwasher, age 4, are up to? Since my Grands and I haven’t been together in my food lab for awhile, Miss NiNi has been devoid of marketable snippets for this baking chat column. Ahhh, but wait! […]

#FoodFavesFriday: Whipped Cream from Boring to Fascinating

Whipped Cream from Boring to Fascinating WHIPPED CREAM—Basic Recipe Ingredients: 2 c. heavy cream 3-4 T. powdered sugar 2 t. vanilla extract 2 T. sour cream (optional; used as a stabilizer to help prevent whipped cream from breaking down) OPTIONAL FLAVOR INGREDIENTS: For raspberry whipped cream, add ¼ c. softened seedless raspberry (or your favorite […]

May 9, 2015: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about making a special crisp recipe. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2015/05/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-05-08-2015/   RHUBARB MANDARIN CRISP—Rachael Vandendool, Barry’s Bay, ON as printed in Taste of Home Five Star Desserts Ingredients: 6 c. chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb 1-1/2 c. granulated sugar 5 T. quick-cooking […]

The Flavor of Yesteryear

A Woman’s Place Is in The Home! Ladies, had you have lived in the Victorian Era, 1837-1901, that title phrase would have been your destiny. Woe to the lady whose original thought processes were kept inside the sealed channels of her mind. A desire to bring change to society would have been squelched! Accepting a […]