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 […]

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 […]