In the depths of winter when we just don’t feel much like cooking, our household eating strategy is quite simple: Cook once. Eat twice! When the inspiration to cook a meal strikes, I’m sure to
A whirlwind visit to Hong Kong and the rush of the holidays had me yearning for the comforts of food. It had to be soup: simple, hot, fragrant, bone-building, spicy and creamy… a cup that
There are dozens of delicious scallop casserole recipes, and Baked Scallops in Mornay Sauce is a family favorite. Perfect for entertaining, this dish maybe assembled as early as a day in advance, and then cooked
Every family has their culinary Christmas traditions; the classic chocolate roll cake Buche de Noel, warm and fragrant mulled wine, spiced pfeffernusse cookies white with powdered sugar, crunchy, sweet Baklava, and savory morsels of Swedish
My teenagers are always rummaging through the cupboards for a snack. I make Pumpkin Snack Cakes and store them in the freezer. Better than cookies, one little cake has over a gram of fiber
This recipe comes to me from my mother, a superior pie maker. She’d mix up a batch of dough and make pies for the neighbors in a heartbeat.
These tasty cakes are low in sugar and packed with fiber. My motto: any cake enjoyed before 9 AM is technically a muffin!
Since the “hurricane storm”, calzones, a half-moon shaped stuffed pie, have become a regular menu item in our house. The dough, really just pizza dough, can be purchased at most markets in the frozen food
These nutritional and nifty pockets can easily be tucked into a lunch box. To make them a meal, serve with a green salad and fruit for dessert.
Wrap these in foil and freeze for a quick lunch Reheat in toaster oven, on top of wood stove or engine manifold
There’s nothing like a driving rain and gale force winds to stimulate one’s appetite for a hot chowder. Just imagine the comfort of wrapping your hand around a warm mug and inhaling the earthy, steamy
There are many legends in the foodie world, and one of them is Buffalo Wings. Born in 1964, this popular bar – food of chicken wings in a greasy, finger- staining, spicy sauce was the
Thanks to our early ancestors and dedicated heritage apple saviors, we can enjoy the subtle flavors, textures and aromas of dozens of varieties of America’s favorite fruit: apples. Bright red apples made into delicate pink
There is an abundance of fruit this fall, and when my friend Deb Suran needed some help processing over 50 pounds of peaches, I was happy to oblige. Intensely fragrant, perfectly ripe, sweet and juicy,
One of our favorite summer vegetables is sweet, corn-on- the-cob, steaming hot, fresh from the kettle, golden butter melting into the crevices and lightly sprinkled with salt. Corn is at its best when freshly picked.
My garden is exploding with cucumbers! In rich, well-drained soil, with just the right amount of heat and water, cucumber plants will thrive. The combination of well-composted rabbit manure, granite rocks and heavy morning dew
We just had a grand time sharing Maine summer with our teen-aged nephew visiting from Florida. We dug clams, hiked the cove, picked peas, fished mackerel, split wood and practiced rabbit husbandry, picnicked on an
The mackerel are running, and my husband heads down to fish right before high tide most every day. We love to eat Atlantic mackerel, particularly the younger and smaller ones known as “tinkers”. Judging from
Summer is an easy time for entertaining and the eating is always good. Fragrant, sun-ripened berries, buttery new leaf lettuces, crisp baby carrots and radishes, sweet sugar snap peas, green and yellow beans, fresh juicy
Maine-grown strawberries are just starting to ripen, and we can never eat too much of this luscious, juicy red fruit at the height of the season. My husband’s favorite dish, fresh strawberries with cream sounds
A cool, wet spring brings forth two of my favorite crops: chives and asparagus. The chives come first, their graceful, hollow stems add a zip to salads and mashed potatoes. Soups, roasted root veggies, omelets,
Apple pie may be America’s favorite, but in our family, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie takes the prize. New Englanders have had a long love affair with rhubarb, the mouth-puckering herbaceous perennial that is actually vegetable and
One of my favorite meals is meatloaf with mashed potato and gravy, usually accompanied by buttered, frozen peas or green beans. Americans have had an ongoing love affair with this blue plate special since the