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May 21, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss Nini

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about an easy recipe for a main dish. Listen below or click this link: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/05/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-05-21-2016/ Asian Beef and Noodles A one dish supper that’s six ingredients quick and guaranteed to be delicious! Total Preparation and Cooking Time: 25 minutes 1-1/4 pounds ground beef 2 packages (3 […]

May 14, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss Nini

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about food events at the Iowa State Fair. Listen below or click this link for more information: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/05/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-05-14-2016/ For more information about entering food exhibits at the Iowa State Fair or to enter online, go to www.iowastatefairentry.org on or before July 1, 2016. Phone 515-262-3111-ext. 243 or 267.  

May 7, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about a baking basic: making a muffin. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/05/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-05-07-2016/ Cheery Cherry Muffins (Miss NiNi): Prepare basic Muffin recipe as noted, except add 1 t. almond extract to liquid ingredients. Fold in ¾ c. plumped dried cherries, chopped. (To plump dried […]

April 30, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi discuss May Day and May Baskets. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/05/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-04-30-2016/ Almond Bark Puffed Corn 1 bag puffed corn 9 squares almond bark (about 3/4 of a package) Pour puffed corn into a large bowl. Melt almond bark in thirty second intervals in […]

The Ladies-In-Waiting

There were nine of them—ladies-in-waiting. They were round in form yet tall in stature and quite simply dressed. My encounter with them had only been brief in measure. However, when Dearly Beloved and I left them on that sweltering August Iowa day, I felt like I had left a dedicated part of myself that was […]

A Baking Story To Tell

Dear Readers, we each have a life story to tell. It includes comedy and solemnity, joy and sorrow, intensity and comfort—all stepping stones on the pathway of growth. Those pathways meander as wanderingly as a crooked creek but always arrive at destination’s doorstep. In travelling the journey of a dessert-baker entrepreneur, Miss NiNi’s story is […]