Category Archives: Tasty treats

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 […]

Minnie’s Mincemeat Cake

It is mincemeat season. Mincemeat smells like Thanksgiving and Christmas together, spicy, rich, and redolent of the holidays and this is the season to make it while there are fresh apples available, and, if you are lucky enough to have hunter in your midst, venison, especially neck meat. Make it now and by the holidays […]

Oatmeal Cookies with Extra Plump Raisins

This recipe came along to me from Ruth Thurston in Machias who has very similar tastes to mine, and similar kitchen instincts. She says she thinks she clipped it out of the Ellsworth American a long time ago, and surmises it might have been written by Allene White who observed that soaking raisins in beaten […]