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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
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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 […]

New England Corn Muffins
By May 14, 2021 Read More →

New England Corn Muffins

Makes 12 muffins or corn sticks 1 egg, well beaten1 1/2 cups buttermilk1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup flour1 1/2 cups corn meal1 teaspoon sugar3 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1/4 cup melted butter 1. Heat oven to 450 degrees,2. Grease muffin tins. (Calvin preferred the cast iron corn stick pan) and place in oven while you […]

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Fish Sauce
By May 14, 2021 Read More →

Fish Sauce

1 tablespoon mayonnaise3 egg yolks, well beaten1/2 teaspoon dry mustard1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce12 capers, finely chopped2 pimentos, finely chopped 1. Blend all ingredients together.2. Drizzle over baked white fish just before serving.

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Back in Time for Lunch with Julia Child
By May 7, 2021 Read More →

Back in Time for Lunch with Julia Child

I wonder if any of you ever got to meet Julia Child during one of several trips she and her husband Paul made to the area in the 1980s and 1990s? The closest I ever got was a glimpse of her as she passed me in the hallway at South Meadow School in 1993, when […]