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...]

Olive Oil and Rosemary Artisan Bread Recipe

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 Incredibly tasty Olive Oil and Rosemary Artisan Bread Recipe This Olive Oil and Rosemary Artisan Bread Recipe is one of my favorite bread recipes. It's rustic profile is visually appealing and the flavor is to die for. It makes a great bread for a dinner that has a meat entree so this is what I am planning to go with my Slow Cooker Ham Recipe for Easter. Not only will it be … [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...]

It’s a Wicked Good Wednesday here in Maine!


Time for Wicked Good Wednesday! Last week we had some  "wicked good" posts linked up.  I choose the favorites by categorizing the posts into 5 groups - Recipes, DIY, Crafts, Gardening, and Inspiration.  After I separate them into the 5 groups I take note of the "likes" and then the "click throughs" to determine the most popular post in each category for the week.  That's how I … [Read more...]

Lemon Rice Croquettes -The French Way to Use Leftovers!

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I have loved croquettes since I was a child.  Each fall my mother would take us on a "back to school" shopping trip, which meant a trip into Boston where we would go to the big department stores like Filenes and Jordan Marsh. Jordan's had an in-store restaurant and we would stop in there for lunch. Every year I would have the same thing to eat - chicken croquettes and Delmonico … [Read more...]