Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Try this Easy Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe for a fall evening pleaser or a perfect course for Thanksgiving Dinner This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe is a Thompson family favorite. I have to admit that I love all the members of the squash/pumpkin family and for that reason I have a great collection of squash and … [Read more...]
Wilderness Camping in the North Maine Woods
This post is a sponsored post in collaboration with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Although I was compensated for this post all thoughts and opinions are mine. Wilderness Camping in the North Maine Woods can be the ultimate family vacation - AllinfortheMaineOutdoors Do want to give your family the ultimate outdoor vacation? Then pack up the … [Read more...]
A new twist on Cranberry Pumpkin Bread – Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Artisan Yeast Bread
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...]
Chunky Pumpkin Chutney …say that 3 times fast!
Chunky Pumpkin Chutney .....great way to use up pumpkins from the patch! Chunky Pumpkin Chutney ... say that 3 times fast! It's a great fall condiment and the perfect way to use up any fresh pumpkin flesh you have like from making a Jack-O-Lantern. If you don't know what a chutney is here's the scoop (no pun intended). What the heck is a Chunky Pumpkin … [Read more...]
Canning Dilly Beans- Water Bath Canning 101
Canning Green Beans to make Dilly Beans - A Water Bath Canning Tutorial Water Bath Canning isn't difficult and making this Dilly Bean Recipe is great way to use up all those green beans from the garden and learn the skill of water bath canning. This time of year it’s a race to use up the veggies that my “bursting at the seams” garden produces. There’s a … [Read more...]
It’s Blueberry Season in Maine…time for Blueberry Sour Cream Pound Cake!!!!!!
Blueberry season in Maine means great Blueberry Recipes! It’s Blueberry season here in Maine. In fact, down in Machias they are celebrating their annual Blueberry Festival August 16th - 18th, 2019. It is a great event with all sorts of things going on like crafts, entertainment, parades, and more. They hold it every year in mid-August so you may want to plan on joining … [Read more...]
New England Clam Chowder or Manhattan Clam Chowder?
New England Clam Chowder or Manhattan Clam Chowder? It's a Tale of Two Chowders! I live in northern Maine at the very northern tip of the New England region. In the winter it is brutally cold here and a good bowl of steaming clam chowder can warm you like nothing else. Now here in Maine when you say clam chowder, there's no doubt that everybody thinks of traditional New … [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...]
Lemon Rice Croquettes -The French Way to Use Leftovers!
We all have those days when we feel like the rabbit from Alice In Wonderland. "I'm late! I'm late for a very important date!" The lazy hazy days of summer are over after next week and it's time to get organized and get back to the busy school and work grind. There never seems to be enough time to pack lunches, get the kids everywhere they have to go for after school … [Read more...]