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An Ambrosial Delight

Sometimes, I desire just a little something chocolaty! How about you, Dear Readers?   Something simple with flavor on the darker side. It must bathe my taste buds with passionate silky undertones. A wee bit of sweet timidity need complete the overall experience. Has Miss NiNi discovered an ambrosial delight such as this? Simple and Sweet […]

No Eggs. No Milk. No Butter.

What! No Eggs? No milk? No butter? How can a cake be baked without those ingredients, Dear Readers? Not only can a delicious cake be created without those three ingredients, but my hunch is that a recipe sans those ingredients still hides within family cookbooks passed from one generation to the next. Ragged-edge, food-stained, well-used […]

A Cookie Kiss

The other day on social media, I observed a video of a gentleman methodically preparing ten or more bowls of dog kibble for his hungry canine friends. Oh, yes, the doggies were indeed ready to eat their meals! As the chef fastidiously prepared each serving, a chaotic stampede of dogs could have surrounded him. But […]

A Royal Dessert Day

At the desserterie, we often hear, “Miss NiNi makes the best cheesecake in Iowa.” Others raise the bar even higher with “Miss NiNi makes the best cheesecake in the world!”

Clear your calendars … National Cheesecake Day is celebrated NEXT WEEK!

The Soloist and the Orchestra

Some people thrive as a soloist—the one in charge—the one whose expertise or talent through dedicated practice and experience might outshine that of others. Willing to step forth and take risks, the soloist says, “I can do this” and then proceeds to go to all lengths by independently demonstrating perseverance, risk taking, and endurance. On […]

Extraordinary Mentors

Of the two baby girls, she was born first—by 35 days. Each of these babies grew to adulthood—one in sunny Florida, Mrs. Maida Heatter—the other in the northern Great Plains, Mrs. Eudora Pfeiffer. Though unrelated by blood, residence, and occupation, they shared commonality. Had they ever met each other? No, they had not. Yet, both […]

She Said ‘Yes’

The request came from one of our talented Miss NiNi bakers via my Smartphone. The text message read, “We had a guy call (Miss NiNi’s Desserterie) and ask about Japanese style cheesecakes. He would want two for Saturday if we can do it.” Can we do it?   Miss NiNi was going to give it my […]

A Dessert Event to Celebrate

Miss NiNi must admit that the day could have come and gone, and a “boo hoo” would not have been sniveled. However, Dear Readers, since my adult palate has metamorphosed from childhood to adulthood, the taste buds of Yours Truly have been quite persuasive to cause the reassessment of imbibing in the delicious rich combination […]

Mr. Bishop’s Chocolate Pie

It all began as a venture in dining in Waterloo, IA, and soon grew to 35 Midwestern locations. The cafeteria chain, Bishop’s Cafeteria, which was begun by Benjamin Franklin Bishop in 1920 provided nine decades of culinary enjoyment until its lifespan ceased to exist. ( Hailing from one of the upper Great Plains’ states, my […]