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Back in Time for Dinner with Thornton Wilder and Fletcher Dole
By June 14, 2021 Read More →

Back in Time for Dinner with Thornton Wilder and Fletcher Dole

You’re probably thinking, “Okay, Thornton Wilder is certainly a well-known person but who the heck is Fletcher Dole?” My guess is unless you grew up in Peterborough, NH in the middle of the 20th century you don’t know Fletcher Dole and how he was connected to Thornton Wilder. Here’s a hint — Howie Newsome. Here’s […]

Squash Puff
By June 14, 2021 Read More →

Squash Puff

Squash Puff2 cups dry cooked squash (roasted butternut squash is a good option)8 tablespoons butter, melted1 cup milkSalt and pepper8 beaten egg yolks8 beaten egg whites Cream Sauce4 tablespoons flour4 tablespoons butter4 cups scalded cream or rich milkSeason with salt, pepper, celery salt and mace 1. Mix together all ingredients except the egg whites. 2. Fold […]

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Beef Loaf
By June 14, 2021 Read More →

Beef Loaf

Beef LoafServes 6-82 pounds round steak, chopped fine1/2 pound suet, chopped fine2 eggs1 cup bread crumbs, softened in cold water1 small onion, chopped fine1/2 cup milk1 1/2 teaspoons salt1/4 teaspoon pepper 1. Mix all ingredients together and shape into a loaf.2. Put in a roasting pan and bake at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hours, […]

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Back in Time for Dinner with Amelia Earhart
By May 28, 2021 Read More →

Back in Time for Dinner with Amelia Earhart

A few weeks ago there was something on NH Chronicle about female pilots in New Hampshire. I immediately thought of Amelia Earhart, probably the most famous female pilot of all time, and wondered if she was ever in the Monadnock Region. She was. Here’s what we know… In the summer of 1931 Earhart and her husband, publisher George […]

Prohibition Daisy
By May 28, 2021 Read More →

Prohibition Daisy

1 serving 1 oz. Orange juice1/2 oz. Lime juice1/2 oz. Lemon juice1 oz. Pineapple juice1 oz. Raspberry sugar syrup 1. Combine all the freshly squeezed juices with the raspberry syrup in a shaker full of ice. Shake vigorously.2. Strain the juice into a glass filled with crushed ice.3. Garnish the drink with a pineapple wedge, […]

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Ham Canapes
By May 28, 2021 Read More →

Ham Canapes

Ham CanapesMakes 24 canapes12 thin, white bread slices (Pepperidge Farm Thin-Sliced Bread works well!)4 tablespoons butter, melted1/2 pound thin-sliced ham, finely chopped3 tablespoons mayonnaise1 tablespoon sweet relishSalt and pepper1 teaspoon ground mustard12 Kalamata olives, pitted and halved 1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.2. Using a 2″ round cookie cutter, cut out 24 circles from the […]

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Back in Time for Dinner with Mark Twain
By May 21, 2021 Read More →

Back in Time for Dinner with Mark Twain

A few years ago, I toured one of the most beautiful historic homes I’ve ever visited. It was the home on Samuel L. Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Clemens and his wife Olivia spent 17 years in this 25-room house in Hartford, CT, with their three daughters. At a desk in the corner of […]

Deviled Carrots
By May 21, 2021 Read More →

Deviled Carrots

Serves 6-8 3 tablespoons brown sugar1 tablespoon prepared mustard2 tablespoons melted butterPinch of salt3 cups of hot, sliced, cooked carrots 1. Cook carrots separately.2. Combine other ingredients, mix thoroughly and pour over hot carrots.3. Heat until well combined and very hot.

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Little Girl’s Pudding
By May 21, 2021 Read More →

Little Girl’s Pudding

Serves 6 1 cup uncooked white rice1 cup sugar1/2 cup butter4 cups milkNutmeg, cinnamon, and salt to taste1. Melt butter in the baking dish.2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and bake for 2 hours at 350 degrees. Stir frequently until the rice is swollen.

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Back in Time for Dinner with Calvin & Grace Coolidge
By May 14, 2021 Read More →

Back in Time for Dinner with Calvin & Grace Coolidge

A few years back I visited the boyhood home of Calvin Coolidge in Plymouth Notch, VT. While looking into Calvin’s parent’s sitting room, I could almost picture the morning of August 3, 1923, when Calvin’s father, a notary public, conducted the oath of office that would make his son our 30th president. The ceremony was […]