Sunday Morning Muffins

Sunday Morning Muffins I have a new favorite Sunday morning muffin recipe. It make six large muffins – or muffin tops – my favorite way of making muffins. The basic recipe is the same and you can swap out the fruit based on what you have in the fridge. This morning it was... Read more »

Artichoke Pizza Sauce

Artichoke Pizza Sauce Artichoke hearts are one of my favorite pizza toppings. I was intrigued when during a recent window shopping visit to Williams-Sonoma, I discovered Artichoke & Garlic Pizza Sauce. I couldn’t justify $13 a jar for pizza sauce, so the past three Saturdays... Read more »

Chicken Corn Chowder

Chicken Corn Chowder Making Chicken Corn Chowder is one of my favorite ways to use leftover chicken. It’s quick to put together and it’s filling enough to serve as a meal for Paul along with a salad. In this instance, I was feeling a bit corny and introduced Hannah to corn... Read more »

Wonderful Wimpy White Bread

Wonderful Wimpy White Bread There’s nothing better than warm bread, fresh out of the oven on cold day. Well, on any day. Hannah prefers white bread, but I really don’t enjoy wimpy white bread from the store. After some trial and error, I’ve fine-tuned a white bread recipe that... Read more »

Creamy Asparagus-Potato Soup

Creamy Asparagus-Potato Soup On Sunday, the wind was howling outside and all three of us were at various stages of “under the weather” with colds. It seemed like a good soup day. With potatoes beginning to sprout in the pantry and asparagus that had gone almost forgotten in the... Read more »

Yummy Split Pea Soup

Yummy Split Pea Soup Snowy cold weekends are the perfect time for one of my new favorites – Split Pea Soup. I made this for the first time last year after many hints from Paul who loves Split Pea Soup. Me? I’d managed to avoid it for all of my years. I had no idea what I was... Read more »

Baking Egg Bread

Baking Egg Bread This recipe has been on my mind for a while now since I’ve been looking for recipes that use eggs. A snowy Saturday seemed like a good time to finally make Challah, or braided egg bread. I studied a number of different recipes and worked up this version that... Read more »

Downeast Thunder Spinach Artichoke Dip

Downeast Thunder Spinach Artichoke Dip New Years Eve I made this very yummy Spinach Artichoke Dip. I love the warm creamy texture with just a little bite of jalapeno. Downeast Thunder Spinach Artichoke Dip 1 – 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup mayonnaise (the real deal – not light... Read more »

Downeast Thunder Farm Apple Crisp

Downeast Thunder Farm Apple Crisp Since Maine Apple Sunday, I’ve tried three different apple crisp recipes and finally have one that I think is good enough to share. This is crispy and just a little tart – not too sweet. Our apples are from old, wild, overgrown trees. My guess is that they’re... Read more »

Family Recipe Project – Jubliee Jumbles

Family Recipe Project – Jubliee Jumbles During the last trip to my parent’s home in Pennsylvania my mother tossed a new project my way. She has this idea to create a family recipe book with a bit of a different twist. She wants to include pictures of the original recipe written in our loved... Read more »

Our Favorite Summer Salsa and Chips

Our Favorite Summer Salsa and Chips Some years ago, when Paul was attending a cardio-rehab program, he sampled a healthy low carb snack of cucumber salsa served with pita chips. Over the years we played with recreating it, but our attempts always fell short of the original. This week, with our first... Read more »

Rainy Day Wild Blueberry Muffins

Rainy Day Wild Blueberry Muffins It’s a gloomy day here in Milbridge, Maine. When I asked what folks wanted for breakfast, Hannah called for blueberry muffins because they were perfect for a rainy day. Comfort food. So our favorite blueberry muffins have been dubbed “Rainy Day Blueberry... Read more »

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