Category Archives: Tasty treats

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 […]

Dylan’s Blueberry Pudding Cake

Good old blueberries which are now ripening. Where would we in Maine be without them? Pretty bereft, I suspect, of our annual festival, pie, cake, and crisp rituals. This pudding cake is the most recent of blueberry desserts to catch on in this household, brought here by my young friend Dylan Purington, who picked it […]

Not-So-Plain-and-Simple Rhubarb Cakes

  Gingerbread with rhubarb was what Stephen Bergey, Belfast, remembered having for breakfast. He was pretty sure it was one of Brownie Schrumpf’s recipes. So we asked here a couple of weeks ago, and sadly no one seems to have Brownie’s recipe. In the process, though we collected a few other very good rhubarb cake […]