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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
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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 […]

Avocado Citrus Salad
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Avocado Citrus Salad

Avocado Citrus SaladServes 6This recipe appeared in a cooking magazine just about the time of Julia’s visit in 1983. I think it was the first recipe I made that used avocados. It’s still one of my all-time favorite salads. Light and delicious!2 large pink grapefruit2 navel oranges1 avocado1/2 red onion, cut crosswise and into thin […]

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Baked White Fish
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Baked White Fish

Baked White FishServes 4-61 1/2 lbs. of any white fish (Julia loved sole so that would be a good choice)1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon mayonnaise1/8 teaspoon onion powder1/8 teaspoon white pepper1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 1 1/2 teaspoon melted butter 1. Oil or butter a shallow baking dish large enough to accommodate the fish without […]

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Bread and Jam Pudding
By April 30, 2021 Read More →

Bread and Jam Pudding

BreadButterJam1 1/2 cups milk1 tablespoon sugar2 eggs1. Grease a 3 cup tin or mold with butter.2. Remove crusts from bread and spread with butter and then jam.3. Cut bread into 1″ wide strips and place them lightly into the mold, filling it nearly to the top.4. Beat eggs well, add sugar and milk and mix […]

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Lamb Dressed with Spinach
By April 30, 2021 Read More →

Lamb Dressed with Spinach

Lamb Dressed with SpinachServes 4-64-6 lamb cutlets8 cups spinach, loosely packed1/2 cup beef broth1/4 cup heavy cream1/2 cup butter1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1. Boil spinach in salted water. (Today I would probably just saute the washed, slightly damp spinach until it became limp.) Drain well.2. Finely chop the spinach. (Today you might use a food processor.)3. […]

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Fried Scrapple
By April 23, 2021 Read More →

Fried Scrapple

Fried Scrapple- A Frugal Meal During the Great DepressionServes 4-6In the 1930s, the sausage for this meal would have been made by mixing spices to offal (pork scraps including feet, heart, liver, cleaned intestines, and whatever else was a leftover but still edible part from butchering a pig). 1 1/2 pounds sausage2 cups whole milk1 […]

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Indian Pudding with Lemon Sauce
By April 19, 2021 Read More →

Indian Pudding with Lemon Sauce

Indian Pudding with Lemon SauceServes 5 to 6 2 cups milk1/4 cup cornmeal4 tablespoons sugarPinch of salt1 teaspoon butter2 eggs, beaten1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1. Combine milk, cornmeal, half the sugar, salt and butter in top of a double boiler.2. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth. Cover and cook 15 minutes longer.3. Add […]

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Eggs and Onions with Rice
By April 19, 2021 Read More →

Eggs and Onions with Rice

Eggs and Onions with RiceServes 4 to 5 3 medium onions, thinly sliced3 tablespoons butter, melted1 1/2 tablespoons flour1 1/2 cups milk1 teaspoon saltPinch of both black pepper and cayenne pepper3 hard boiled eggs, sliced3 cups hot cooked rice 1. Saute onions in butter until light golden brown.2. Stir in flour, cook 1 minute, then […]

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