Category Archives: What’s for supper?

Bean Pot or Crock Pot Chicken

Before there were crock pots for slow cooking, we had bean pots. I’ve been working my way through Marjorie Standish’s cook books which I know many of you have copies of. She wrote a weekly column for the Maine Sunday Telegram in Portland, and included recipes from her mother and grandmother that she remembered from […]

“S”-sential Maple Syrup Salad Dressing

March is prime maple-syrup making time. This past Sunday was the annual 2017 Maine Maple Syrup Sunday observed with open-sugarhouses, samples, demonstrations of making maple syrup, and sugar-bush tours. And even though Vermont’s middle name is Maple Syrup, still Maine produces quite a lot of syrup and maple sugar products and this year eighty-five! sugaring […]

Creamy Pumpkin (or Squash) Pasta

Cooked pumpkin on pasta? Excuse me? This is not your grandmother’s pasta dish. I am so old that my Swedish-born grandmother was one of the spaghetti eating pioneers of the late 1920s, early ‘30s. In Depression-era Waterbury, Connecticut, my grandparents’ Italian neighbors ate spaghetti with tomato sauce on it. Gram asked her neighbor for the […]

Sunday Dinner in One Pan

  Does anyone still cook  Sunday dinner? A kind of old-fashioned, main meal of the day with roast, potatoes, side vegetables and dessert that everyone sits down to around noon or 1:00 p.m.? Maybe you know that in the 1700 and 1800s most people ate their main meal around mid-day; easily done by farm families, […]