April 23, 2017

Pudding Cake

It may look like a horrible cooking mistake when you put it in the oven, but this dessert is pure magic. Pudding Cake In a bowl combine: 1 cup flour 3/4 cup sugar 2 tbsp. cocoa 2 tsp. … [Read more...]

Dried Cranberries

I bought a lot of cranberries this year. I couldn't help myself with the jewel-toned beauties piled up at the Hampden Farmers Market. They were being sold by Kenona Farm, which had them via Sugar … [Read more...]

Baked Tofu

I love tofu. I like it in Asian food a lot. I like it to hide it in lots of other types of food wherever I can get it in. And then a couple of days ago I thought that I would like to bake some … [Read more...]

Sea Salt and Pepper Kale Chips

I could post a slew of Christmas goodies for recipes this time of year, but I find myself craving the greenery instead. Especially kale. Toasting kale to make "chips" couldn't get much easier. I … [Read more...]

Mincemeat Cookies

Yes, meat in cookie form. Think about that. Mincemeat is not just for pies. This recipe is incredibly easy and baked cookies can be frozen, if you don't eat them all at once. (You will be tempted. … [Read more...]

The Best Mincemeat Ever

This recipe got its start with a dear friend of the family. She loved to cook and garden and did so right into her 90s. She shared recipes with my grandmother, including this one. Nana tweaked it a … [Read more...]

Polish Stew

First published in the Bangor Daily News in September 2006. The first e-mailer asked whether it was a figment of my "fertile imagination" and that "inquiring minds and bellies want to … [Read more...]

Oven Stir-fry

I know that name sounds rather odd. But the concept was a simple one when I came up with it. I wanted a stir-fry but had been cooking all afternoon and didn't want to stand over the hot stove and … [Read more...]

Cream of Celery Soup

The celery went wild this year. Prime conditions in the veggie garden made it grow like mad, producing stalk after stalk, bunch after bunch. We froze numerous bags of it for soups this winter (just … [Read more...]

Cranberry Orange Walnut Cake

I went to Maine Made 2013 in Rockport at the Samoset Resort on Saturday and who should be there but Maine Grains. Amber Lambke, one of the forces behind the grist mill in Skowhegan, was there, and … [Read more...]