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The Early Morning Call

I got the call in the dark hours of the early morning. This was not a telephone call or a text message. It was not a call of alarm or concern. It was the call of 5-year-old Little Missy as she gently tapped on my arm and sweetly chirped, “Wake up Grandma. We need to […]

“Your Highness” the Spring form Pan

Look at me! My complexion isn’t what it used to be. I show a few blemish spots here and there. I’m a little looser around the middle but still fit! Guess that comes with age though, right? I’ve had a great life, but I’m not done yet! Please, let me introduce myself to you. I’m […]

A Sticky Situtation

Have you ever done something that appears to be correct, yet your spirit is knawing at you that something might be amiss? Raise your hand if you said, “Yes.” Well, that happened the other day to me when I motored to Capital City to take care of my precious grandchildren, Little Missy, age 5, and […]

New Inductee into Miss NiNi’s Royal Baking Court

ENCOURAGER—One who inspires hope, courage, confidence. Why do I start my chat with this definition from Merriam Webster? Because it perfectly epitomizes the homemaker who I proudly induct into Miss NiNi’s Royal Baking Court. Truly deserving of this honor is Elsie (Mrs. Harold) Henderson. I share her heartwarming story with you. Elsie was a loving […]

Crackin’ Eggs Right

Sea shells, tortoise shells, peanut shells–all cover something precious and good. But it’s the good old egg shell surrounding a golden dome of sunshine that is the key ingredient to great baking results. The American Egg Board has touted the incredibility of the edible egg for years. I agree. It’s a high-protein little gem wrapped […]

Old Tin Cans and Oatmeal Cookies

They’re just old empty tin cans resting in my cupboard…now faded orange and green on which the word “Awake” is emblazoned. No top lid. No bottom lid. Vintage. Well used. What a personal story they can tell! What is that personal story, you might ask? It’s all about the working relationship between oatmeal cookies and […]

The CelebrityCafe.com Offers Praise for Miss NiNi

Miss NiNi recently received a top rating from reviewer The CelebrityCafe.com. Below is an excerpt and a link to the full review! Miss NiNi’s Fine Desserts lets you “Create Your Own Cheesecake” Author Rating: 5.0 Stars – I Loved It! Planning a holiday party can be stressful enough with creating a menu and preparing an […]

The Metamorphosis of Miss NiNi

It’s always amazing how the personality and self confidence of a child metamorphoses as he or she matures. Take me, for instance. As an expressly shy little girl, I thought the reason mom dressed up in a skirt was so that I could hide behind it when in public. Fortunately for me, it was the […]

What’s Inside Your Recipe Box?

Perhaps you have heard a popular television spokesman ask, “What’s in your wallet?” Now as a baking enthusiast, I am more interested in knowing, “What’s in your recipe box?” Your answer might be “Very Little,” A Connection To My Past,” or “What’s A Recipe Box?” I share my home with a few recipes. Care to […]

The Spatula Has Been Passed

It’s official. The torch has been passed. Well, in this case, the spatula has been passed! Read on to learn the full story. Competing in the Iowa State Fair food department began when I was a new Iowa bride. In 1974, I challenged myself to bake and enter 11 layer cakes. The thermometer tacked on […]