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A Collection From the Past – The Church Cookbook

It’s a walk down memory lane for me.  Fifty pages of print held together with black plastic spiral binding lay before me. Years of use helped release its front cover from the “hinges” of page fellowship. But that didn’t prune any value from its worth. Even without its glossy outer cloak, the collection still contained […]

The Lemon Jelly Cake

Before the Curlicue Curtsies – The Lemon Jelly Cake

There it was before me–The Lemon Jelly Cake. Ahh, Dear Readers, even without taking a bite, I could imagine the complexity of flavors–multiple layers of snow-white cake, tart bright yellow lemon curd, and rosy-red raspberry seedless jam topped with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream whose tip gently curtsied to its audience! Does that […]

Miss NiNi’s Melting Pot – The Bakers

When I was a third grader in country school, my teacher, Mrs. Arntz, broached the subject of American history and the formative years of our great country with an initial reference to our native America as a “melting pot.” As I reflect on that memory, I think it quite coincidental that she taught this lesson […]

Miss NiNis Raspberry Cake

Eat Cake. Lose Weight.

Miss NiNi is pleased to announce the brand new Miss NiNi diet! It’s called Eat Cake. Lose Weight! Yes, that’s right, Dear Readers, you can eat cake to help with weight loss. I’m not orating about the sugar-free, dry-as-a-rice-cake kind. With a megaphone at my lips, I’m shouting about Real Cake—the kind that is front […]

Cutie Patooties of the Cookie Kind

I cannot remember when I first started making them nor from whom or which foodie magazine I had acquired the recipe. However, with four required pantry-staple ingredients and a bottle of festively colorful nonpareil sprinkles, I was caught up in the I’ve-got-to-try-this-recipe phenomena. I was not disappointed with the results! When it comes to the […]

March 7, 2015: Family Fun in the Kitchen with LaVon & Miss NiNi

In this week’s podcast, Lavon and Miss NiNi share a recipe for Tiramasu! The recipe is at bottom. Listen below or click this link for more —> TIRAMISU—adapted from Sandra Lee—2015 Television Food Network Ingredients: 1 c. heavy whipping cream ¾ c. sugar, divided 1, 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature 1 t. vanilla extract 1, […]