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Remember To Give Thanks

Memorial Day is a time to pause to honor those who have given the full measure of love for their country and a reminder for us to never forget the price of freedom. I’ll start the commemoration like so many others at the Memorial Day parade. What could be more patri…

Not Your Mother’s Baked Beans

Baked beans are predictable and a much loved Boston tradition; after all, the city is known as “Bean Town.” Don't get me wrong; I love baked beans but sometimes it’s good to mix things up a little and that is what happened when I did a clean sweep of the…

Something For Your Sweet Mom

Show mom a little baking love and present her something good and sweet to have with tea or coffee, like these mini cobblers. Mix up any kind of fruit (I used blackberries, rhubarb, raspberries and apples, one cup each), and added a pinch of salt, 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoo…

A Cake To Honor Mom

Chiffon cakes were popular in the fifties and sixties. There is no butter in them; oil gives the cake moistness instead. Egg whites and baking powder provide the leavening. Chiffon cakes differ from sponge cakes in that a sponge cake has no oil or butter and relies on egg…

The Thighs The Limit

Oh, yes, many cooks are discovering the merits of cooking with chicken thighs; they are very versatile and take to stewing, roasting, pan frying and my favorite way to have them, barbecued. They can make a really quick and tasty meal. To grill them, start the day before a…