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The Dunking Kind

“A dunker…that’s what we need.” These were the words of Dearly Beloved as he contemplated the next cookie recipe I should consider testing. Let Miss NiNi explain the definition of “a dunker.” Dearly Beloved’s remembrance of this type of cookie retros to the years of his grandparents’ farming lifestyle. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon coffee breaks from […]

Strangers Became Friends

Oh, was it ever fun, Dear Readers! Mentoring! Coaching! Instructing! The maiden baking class at Miss NiNi’s Baking University (MNBU) taught by Yours Truly was a solid success! The gamut of life’s generations was present! Both male and female representatives were in attendance. Their passions for baking shone as a bright beacon in a world […]

Creating a Yummy Puffy Treat

“Would you like to bake something,” I asked Little Missy? With a grin that erupted from her sweet ten-year-old face, “Can we?” was her enthusiastic reply! Many of you Dear Readers have followed the baking journey of my granddaughter since the inaugural penning of these baking chat columns. Time to gather with our grandchildren, Little […]

Back to School

Miss NiNi will soon be walking the hallowed halls of higher education! Check out this week’s #blog post to learn more about Miss NiNi’s Baking University!

From Simple to Beautiful

Do you ever consider the beauty within the mundane things of life, Dear Readers? Look within the perimeters of nature. Simple beauty is ever present. One might not surmise that little kitchen gadgets offer beauty in simplicity, too.  But, they do! Tucked inside a kitchen pantry are tools that can transform a ho-hum dessert into a […]

A Sticky Tradition

Oh, those Germans! They know how to bake! “Schnecken” is proof of that, Dear Readers! Gather a few ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt, and yeast, and you are in Ready, Set, Go mode to make “Schnecken.” What in the world is “Schnecken,” you might ask? Initially, this Come-and-Get-‘Em treat is a beautifully […]

Once Upon A Time

In this 28-day month of expressions of love, valentines, and Presidents Day, Miss NiNi is reminded of a once-upon-a-time story about a little boy, a cutting tool, and a fruit tree.

Did the Cake Precede the Candles?

“Tradition is to include one candle for each year—up to a certain point, when discretion and the surface area of the cake recommend only one or a few candles.” thenibble.com Hmmm, Dear Readers, if tradition serves Miss NiNi correctly, either the surface area of the cake needs to grow, or else one or a few candles […]