Big, Powerful Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Cookies

Just so you know, January is National Oatmeal Month. And next Tuesday is National Peanut Butter Day. To celebrate both, here is a very interesting recipe for big, wholesome cookies with both ingredients that have the added convenience of lacking gluten! Plus they come with an intriguing story. Alice Janet Bartlett Easton of Oakland died […]

Divinity Fudge for a Heavenly Holiday

Imagine a fluffy confection as white as a marshmallow, studded with nuts, a melt-in-your-mouth meringue, as unlike fudge in texture as anything could be. That would be Divinity Fudge. Richard McLaughlin of Machias sent a recipe named “Jeanette Stuart’s Divinity Fudge” after I inquired for a recipe last summer. You see, it occurred to me […]

A Chewy, Nutty Cookie Bar Named Noel

On with more holiday baking. This recipe from Kay Grover in Sedgewick is the fastest cookie bar in the west. Or downeast. “Some years ago,” Kay wrote, “I asked you if you had a recipe for Chewy Noels. While looking for a different recipe, I finally found mine.” Ah, who can’t relate to that? I […]