Make Ahead Cornbread from “Eating in Maine”

We’re preparing to host our first Thanksgiving, and MP has been busy baking anything she can freeze ahead, mainly pies, cranberry sauce, and biscuits. And while stuffing can’t be prepared ahead of schedule, MP figured cornbread would freeze well. She turned to a new cookbook in our house, “Eating in Maine,” by Rockland food bloggers, Jillian and Malcolm Bedell.

Bacon & Egg Halloween Candies

One of our favorite family Halloween recipes is the fun and super easy Bacon & Egg candies from the Eating in Maine cookbook. On a Friday night, we invited Grandma and Grandpa Potato over for dinner and afterward, we made these candies together.

Homemade Lemon Sherbet

Last summer, MP purchased a Krups Ice Cream Maker for the kids. Our family loves ice cream and the idea of making it at home together made La Glaciere worth the splurge. We’ve experimented with different variations of vanilla, adding fresh strawberries or mint dark chocolate pieces. It wasn’t until we came across this simple recipe for Lemon Sherbet in Yankee Magazine that we …

Strawberry Festival Desserts

Every summer, without fail, our family goes to the New Gloucester Strawberry Festival. We make sure to eat a light dinner, so our bellies can handle the humongous desserts that the volunteers at the festival so lovingly create.


Homemade Spring Rolls

Here’s a sampling of what CP#1 has requested for her lunch: goat cheese wrapped in salami; mozzarella, tomato and basil on skewers; and rice and beans with lime. MP is all for healthy, creative lunches, but when CP#1 asked for fresh spring rolls, she wondered, how will I pull this off? She enlisted the help of her friend, Watcharee Limanon, a …

Slice & Bake Cookies by Elinor Klivans

If there is one dessert that MP can’t pass up, it’s cookies. Decadent chocolate chip cookies are her weakness, followed by crisp butter cookies and just about anything made with dark chocolate. So you can imagine her delight when she discovered Slice & Bake Cookies by Camden-based cookbook author Elinor Klivans. The cookbook features make-ahead cookie dough you can refrigerate …

Sweet & Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

MP would like to welcome Sara Sullivan, a nutritionist from Yarmouth, back as a guest blogger today. Sara offers wonderful ideas for healthy meals, gorgeous salads, and smoothies on her blog, sarasulllivan.com. For Valentine’s Day, she has delicious, no-bake dessert recipes to share. Take it away, Sara…. Grocery store candy? Not a chance. You’ve printed out cards, made cute crafts, …

Make Your Own Toaster Pastries

MP never had Pop-Tarts growing up, which may be why she found herself attracted to Alana Chernila’s recipe for homemade Toaster Pastries. This is a great, lazy Sunday morning treat to try, and the whole family can help prepare them.

The Best Banana Muffins

When our family is snowed in, there’s nothing MP enjoys more than baking. Post-holiday, however, MP wanted to make a healthy snack for us all. She turned towards an old favorite, a banana bread recipe pulled from the pages of a Betty Crocker cookbook MP and DP received for an engagement present years ago.  

Three Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

In New Jersey, where MP spent her childhood, there’s an unwritten rule: guests never arrive empty-handed. With this thought in mind, the team spent some time making our favorite cranberry sauce recipe to bring to friends and relatives. MP loves this recipe for its ease—it’s perfect to make with the kids.