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July 25, 2015: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

What would summer be without the versatile and delicious zucchini?!? LaVon and Miss NiNi chat about this warm weather treat and share a recipe in this week’s podcast. Check it out below or visit this link for more: PIZZA ZUCCHINI BOATS 4 zucchini or yellow squash 3/4 pound sausage or ground beef 1 can (14 […]

Kindred Baking Spirits

Intelligent. Creative. Passionate about her craft. Goal oriented. Ingenuitive. Entrepreneurial. Are these the personality traits of an adult who has decided to follow a heart’s leading? Indeed so. However, Dear Readers, today my chat leads you into the home of a 10-year-old devoted young lady who embodies those character traits. Welcomed into the home of […]

#FoodFavesFriday: Layered Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake

Layered Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake adapted from Ingredients: 1 c. butter, softened 2 c. sugar 2 t. vanilla extract 3 large eggs 2-3/4 c. all-purpose flour 1-1/4 t. baking soda, divided ½ t. salt 1-3.4-oz. package cook and serve chocolate pudding and pie filling 1 c. buttermilk (May substitute buttermilk by putting 1 T. […]

July 18, 2015: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

Lavon and Miss NiNi share a baking recipe for Choco-Flan Cake in this week’s podcast. Listen below or follow this link for more: MAGIC CHOCOLATE FLAN CAKE–America’s Test Kitchen Ingredients: CAKE: ½ c. caramel sauce or topping ½ c. plus 2 T. all-purpose flour 1/3 c. cocoa ½ t. baking soda 1/8 t. salt 4 […]

The Sifting

There’s been a sifting going on around our farm recently. Beautiful amber waves of grain that swam within the breath of God’s gentle, yet sometimes boisterous exhalation have now been harvested. Nine months ago those tiny wheat seeds were invested into fertile black southwest Iowa soil to begin sprouting with new life prior to winter’s […]

July 11, 2015: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

LaVon and Miss NiNi chat about one of their very favorites in this week’s podcast: Lemon Curd! Check the recipe and listen to the podcast below or visit this link: FRESH LEMON CURD—The Cake Bible, Rose Levy Beranbaum Ingredients: 4 large egg yolks ½ c. plus 2 T. granulated sugar Juice of 2 large lemons […]

‘I Can Do That!’

They left home! It’s a common phenomenon around here. After seven cakes, three cheesecakes, and eight dozen “I-Bet-You-Can’t Eat-Just-One Chocolate Chip Cookie” were carefully placed in the bride’s SUV, I waved a fond farewell to the melt-in-your-mouth evidence of my dessert-baking passion. Each dessert leaving Miss NiNi’s bakery was wrapped with care—reminiscent of the days […]