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Lace Cookies: Baking Queen For A Day

Can you remember that first homemade treat you ever baked? Retro back about 50 years with me today as I share with you the story of my first solo baking adventure. I can remember that Saturday afternoon in the cozy kitchen of our farm home as if it were the back of my hand… Mom’s […]

Behold the Power of… Tea!

What time of the day works for you to sit with a great cookbook and get hundreds of ideas to stir your baking passion? I enjoy reading cookbooks before I shut my eyes and go to sleep. Sometimes I am awake until the wee hours of the morning because as I turn to a new […]

Slicker Than a Whistle

Have you had the same problem my friend has? Read on… While visiting on the phone the other day with a realtor friend, she mentioned that she didn’t have much time to bake but did find time to bake a lemon Bundt cake. She was removing the cake from the pan when the cake said, […]

Another Favorite: Dance of the Cherries Cheescake Pie

This recipe is timeless! It was an easy fix for a cheesecake pie 50 years ago, and it still plays that role in our home today. When I compare this cheesecake pie recipe to other cheesecakes I have created, I am reminded how easy this yummy refrigerator cheesecake is to prepare. No eggs to separate […]

Think (and TASTE) Spring!

When creating Springtime recipes, I often look to the lovely fragrance of citrus to brighten a flavor. My heart had been set on creating a lime pound cake that just didn’t whisper “lime” but really, flat-out spoke “LIME.” I tried different amounts of lime zest and lime juice but, alas, my spirit saddened every time […]

Beater Blade – A Great Little Helper

I can’t tell you how very excited I am about a new product on the market. If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer, you will definitely want to invest in this little helper. It is called a Beater Blade and made by NewMetro Design, Duncansville, PA. The best part of the Beater Blade is that […]

So. Much. FUN!

I can’t begin to tell you how much fun these bars were to make with my 4-year-old granddaughter! A week before she was to come for a visit, I said to her, “Sweetheart, would you like to look through this magazine and pick out a recipe we can bake together when you come to visit?” […]

“Grandma, I want to bake…”

While our 2 sweet grandchildren and their parents were visiting us this weekend, I was awakened at 5:40 a.m. by a gentle tap on my forearm. “Grandma, I want to bake,” was gently voiced by our 4-year-old granddaughter. Did I get out of bed at her request? You betcha! We started rolling and shaping crescent […]

Happy Birthday… to US!

What a great day! It’s the birthday of Miss NiNi’s Fine Desserts! My home-based dessert baking business, formerly known as Encore Desserts, has gone through a metamorphosis and is primed to develop into a national brand name. Why proceed forward you ask? Sometimes one’s passion for their craft is the engine that gives the impetus […]