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Cutie Patooties of the Cookie Kind

I cannot remember when I first started making them nor from whom or which foodie magazine I had acquired the recipe. However, with four required pantry-staple ingredients and a bottle of festively colorful nonpareil sprinkles, I was caught up in the I’ve-got-to-try-this-recipe phenomena. I was not disappointed with the results! When it comes to the […]

The Family Peddlers

Miss NiNi has been described as a peddler of sorts. I learned it from my dad. As a little child, when I accompanied him on his weekly city egg delivery route, virtues of honesty, integrity, and pride of ownership were instilled in my heart and mind. Dad was a jolly friendly guy and took an […]

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.

October 29, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about the difference between baking soda and baking powder.  They also discuss proper times to use each one. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/10/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-10-29-2016/ Baking Powder Substitute Better Homes and Gardens offers this substitute: for 1 teaspoon baking powder, substitute 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar […]

The Genuine Real Thing

They come in a variety of flavors and colors. They’re about the same vintage. They seem to evoke equal heartfelt memories. We call ours, Ethyl. She’s new to the Miss NiNi Family and serves a purpose that adds another autobiographical dimensional layer to her “jobs I’m required to perform.” Who is Ethyl and what job […]

October 22, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, LaVon and Miss NiNi discuss Spam and share some reactions from others on the product! Listen below or click this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/10/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-10-22-2016/ MEMORIES OF SPAM: Pick Your Favorite! Kristy says: We never had it at home. But my Avo (Portuguese for grandmother) always had a can and would slice and […]

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 […]

Of Baking Powder and Horses

Dear Readers, how does a simple leavening agent ordinarily used in making light and fluffy cakes take residence in the story of championship American race horses? Let Miss NiNi share with you the true tale about a well-recognized red and white container that just might hold occupancy within your kitchen cabinet. It was 46 years […]