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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 […]

Rebel Foodie Loves Miss NiNi’s!

The Rebel Foodie recently received one of Miss NiNi’s Struesel Walnut Sour Cream Coffee Cakes. Guess what happened? She LOVED it! Check out another amazing review at the link below! http://dishinwithrebelle.com/ninis-streusel-walnut-sour-cream-coffee-cake/

Nothing Compares

I am a long-time Iowa State Fair food competitor. I love to bake! I love the competition! Over 30 years ago, I innocently competed with nine different flavors of layer cakes at the state fair. I admit it. I was hooked from the git go! Dear readers, please realize that the food competition at the […]

The Humble Apron

I am quaint. I am humble. I do the work of many. I come in all shapes and sizes. I am full of color and full of life. I am of frugal means, yet I am as beautiful as Cinderella dressed for the ball! My arms lovingly surround to protect. I wave good bye to […]

Introducing Miss NiNi’s ‘Royal Baking Court’

“The cookie jar was always full when we came home from school.” Those words, spoken by one of the daughters of our first inductees into Miss NiNi’s Royal Baking Court, were like music to my soul. Not only was I privileged to learn more about the homemaking baking achievements of honoree, Mary Ellen Knop, but […]