Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Artisan Yeast Bread - a new twist on that holiday favorite - Cranberry Pumpkin Bread! Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Artisan Yeast Bread makes an delicious addition to Thanksgiving dinner or any fall meal. Everyone thinks that making a yeast bread is a lot of work and incredibly time consuming. Years ago, before wonderful appliances like my … [Read more...]
Slow Cooker Lumberjack Ground Beef Casserole
This recipe in the top 50 at allfreecasserolerecipes.com for the month of Fbruary 2018!!!!!!!!!! An Old Maine Logging Camp Favorite Adapted for the Slow Cooker! This old logging camp favorite has been adapted for cooking in today's slow cooker. Here in the Northwoods, the logging camps were famous for the hearty meals that they served their work crews in the old days. … [Read more...]
Strawberry Shortcake Cookies Recipe
Strawberry Shortcake Cookies - The Portable Alternative! This past weekend ended up a total bust! What had been planned as a Memorial Day picnic at the lakeside turned into a cold rainy weekend in the house. Thank goodness we have a very large front porch (10' x 30') that accommodates a large picnic table and gas grill so we could keep the menu that had been … [Read more...]
Fiddleheads and Spring –it’s a Northwoods tradition!
Fiddleheads hunting…in search of the elusive but delicious fern! Fiddleheads are one of the joys of spring here in the North Maine Woods. There is a short window of time in the spring when you can find fiddleheads that are prime for eating. If they get to large, they are bitter and definitely not fine dining. If you would like to know more about finding and … [Read more...]
Apple Crumble Pie
Apple Pie and Mom ...it's an American thing! This Apple Crumble pie is one of my favorite Apple Pie recipes.. I love making pies and ,of course, Bill loves eating them, and apple is his favorite. To change things up from the typical two crust apple pie, I try different recipes. This apple pie recipe for Apple Crumble Pie is from an older cookbook circa 1978 called … [Read more...]
My Winter Herb Garden…Deep asleep!
Herb Garden Planning ...I can't Wait! But I guess I will have to because my little raised bed herb garden is deep asleep under a blanket of snow. … [Read more...]
Nana’s Christmas Candy Recipes
When I was a kid, one of the things I loved about the Christmas season was Nana’s Christmas candy. She would make an array of sweets that makes me drool just thinking about it. And I would sit on a kitchen stool and watch her perform her magic at the stove. I learned a lot watching her cook that has given me a skill set that you can’t get from reading cookbooks … [Read more...]
Pumpkin Pie Recipe revisited
Bill loved my new slant on an old holiday favorite Pumpkin Pie! Well another holiday done, and one more to go for this year! And of all holidays, Christmas, is my favorite so I am looking forward to it. But Thanksgiving was a nice day, and dinner went off very nicely. Everyone enjoyed the feast. One of the big favorites this year was the pumpkin pie. I changed the recipe a … [Read more...]
Plum Muffin Recipe – juicy and moist!
Juicy Plum Muffins - They're Wicked Good! Up here in Maine we have a saying, “Wicked Good”. We use it to describe anything, like this delicious Plum Muffin Recipe, that we think is just the best, over the top, really, really good! When plums are good, they are really good and in this Plum Muffin Recipe they are absolutely the best. How to pick the plums for … [Read more...]
Good Ol’ Vegetable Soup
Vegetable Soup Recipe Vegetable Soup.... it's a great nutritious pleaser at our house. We had another Souper Sunday Supper last night with a great big pot of Vegetable Soup! Sometimes it just good to go back to basics and there is nothing more basic than Vegetable Soup. We spent Saturday and Sunday afternoon getting ready for Hurricane Sandy. We never get … [Read more...]