French Baguette Recipe

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My hubby loves this Crusty French Baguette Recipe! One of Bill's favorite breads is the crusty French Baguette and he says that my recipe is one of the best he has ever had. I had never made a French Baguette until we moved here to remote northern Maine.  Bakeries were plentiful in southern New Hampshire where we grew up so I never had the need.  But here in northern Maine … [Read more...]

Basic Pancake Recipe – Fluffy and Delicious

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My Grandmother's Basic Pancake Recipe Your basic pancake, flapjack, griddle cake....whatever you choose to call them, are an American breakfast favorite.  Everyone has their favorite childhood memory of those luscious little cakey disks smothered in maple syrup.  Such a popular breakfast food and yet most Americans make them from premixed ingredients in a cardboard box.  Trust … [Read more...]

Easy Microwave Herbed Potatoes

Quickly cooked in the microwave, these potatoes are a lifesaver on a busy night!

  There are many nights that it's a marathon race to get dinner on the table, or actually its more like a sprint! In my repertoire of quick sides is an quick and easy favorite, Herbed Potatoes cooked in record time in the microwave. I have to admit that I don't cook a lot with microwave.  I use to make popcorn, I reheat things in it, and I do cook potatoes in it when I am in … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

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The Lowly Onion Becomes Slow Cooker French Onion Soup This recipe for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup allows the lowly onion, the bridesmaid never the bride of the culinary world, to show off its star quality.  How many savory recipes, particularly soup recipes, can you think of that don't include the onion?  Not many!  It always seems to be there....the little background note … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew – a warming solution for chilly days!

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 Slow Cooker Beef Stew - The solution to a chilly Fall day!   There is nothing so comforting as sitting down to a bowl of piping hot, gravy laden beef stew on chilly fall night.  The beauty of doing it in a slow cooker is once you assemble it the stew takes care of itself and is waiting for you at the end of the day.  A hearty, glorious meal in a bowl, it's easy to … [Read more...]