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Ice Cream Bars Not Included

I’m surrounded by metal—a lot of it! Metal is present wherever the word, ‘dessert’ hovers over my life. Aluminum foil, flatware, mixing utensils, bowls, cookie cutters, kitchen appliances…and baking pans—lots of them! Square, round, rectangular, cookie sheets, Bundt, circular with a center tube, circular without a center tube, some with a springform latch, accordion-form-edge tart […]

A Great Cup of Coffee

It’s a chilly day in the neighborhood. I have found myself yearning for a warm, tummy hugging latte more than once today. How about you, Dear Readers? Are you of a coffee-drinking persona? Perhaps, you enjoy the flavor of coffee. Perhaps, you need the boost of energy that a first-of-the-morning cup of coffee provides. Maybe, […]

Make Some Fond Family Memories In the Kitchen

“I’m LaVon.” “I’m Miss NiNi.” “Welcome to Family Fun In the Kitchen.” It wasn’t that long ago—July 5, 2014 to be exact—that the cheery voices of home economist and volunteer extraordinaire LaVon Eblen and home economist and dessert-baking specialist Miss NiNi teamed to caress the regional airwaves via Atlantic, IA’s, radio station KJAN.

The Cluckers Club

The other day as I stood at one of the baking prep tables, I reflected on the thousands of times since childhood during which I have gone through the same egg-cracking motion in order to produce the same result. Tap On Counter—Drop In Small Dish—Check for Shells and Imperfections—Pour into Mixing Bowl. Dear Readers, this […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 8, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

Lavon and Miss NiNi discuss more about apples and share another recipe using apples. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/10/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-10-08-2016/ CARAMEL APPLE POKE CAKE adapted fromwhatscookinglove.com Ingredients: 1 box white cake mix plus the ingredients listed on the back of the box 1, 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1, 20-ounce can apple pie […]

October 1, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about foods for fall and sweet potatoes. Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/10/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-10-01-2016/ Recipe: Slice sweet potatoes into rounds or larger shaped slices about 1/4” thick. Toss or spray with olive oil. Roast in oven at 425 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Slice could […]

September 23, 2016: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon and Miss NiNi

In today’s podcast, LaVon and Miss NiNi share a sensational seasonal recipe! Listen below or follow this link for more: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2016/09/family-fun-in-the-kitchen-09-23-2016/   Apple Cider Bran Muffins cooks.com Ingredients: 1-1/2 c. whole bran cereal (I used bran flakes) 1 c. fresh apple cider 1 egg, beaten 1/4 c. corn oil ¼ c. maple syrup 1 c. all-purpose […]