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Baking with Little Missy

“Ahh! ‘Tis so soothing.” Those are the words of relaxation that were gently expressed from Miss NiNi’s food lab companion the other day. Was she inhaling the comforting aromas of freshly baked desserts emanating from over-worked ovens? Was she listening to the gentle sounds of nature outside my window? Was she dreaming of beach-front waves […]

Louise, Lana, and Dianna

There are three of them. They are pie bakers. These beautiful ladies do not share the same year of birth—maybe not even the same decade of birth. They certainly haven’t been trained in their craft by professionals. But can they ever make great pies! Grand championship pies nonetheless! Dear Readers, let me introduce you to […]

July 30, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen With LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi offer up a new spin on an old classic with a delicious smoothie recipe. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/07/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-07-29-2016/ Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie created by Miss NiNi–adapted from gimmesomeoven.com Ingredients: ¼ c. old-fashioned oats 1 banana, peeled, cut into bite-size chunks 1 c. unsweetened almond milk (dairy […]

July 23, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen With LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about making some unique eats with foil packet meals. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/07/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-07-23-2016/ Foil Packet Tips Use heavy duty foil. If you want to eat directly from the packet, maybe even double the foil. Use enough foil to tightly fold and seal ends […]

Superstar Mr. Goldman

“I’ll need 40 pounds of flour, 50 pounds of sugar, nine dozen large eggs, two gallons of milk, and 10 pounds of butter please.” Dear Readers, presently, that weekly request is not uncommon for Miss NiNi. However, over 80 years ago, I would have had a very different experience gathering and purchasing ingredients to be […]

July 16, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen With LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi share the recipe for a unique cake to make. Listen below or click this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/07/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-07-16-2016/ Swiss Hazelnut Cake—Cook’s Country Dec/Jan 2016 Ingredients for Cake 2 oz. skin-on hazelnuts, toasted and cooled 1 1/4 c. (5 oz.) cake flour 1 c. (7 oz.) granulated sugar 1 1/2 […]