Lemon Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust and Blackberry Curd

Lemon Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust and Blackberry Curd

In true Maine form, the past week has brought us record high temperatures for May, followed by nights reminiscent of late October. Temperatures were northward of 90 degrees at least two days last week. The harsh, laughable winter was long forgotten, and we northerners were in our glory as we complained about being denied a… 

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Domino Pourable Brown Sugar

Roasted Mangos with Domino Brown Sugar (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

​I have two very small children. I have a job, or rather, a passel of freelancing projects I’m constantly behind on. The house needs dusting. The laundry is multiplying like tribbles. I have to do something about the clothes on the floor of my closet. I’m in an ongoing battle with a small spider in the… 

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Italian Style Ribs

Italian-Style Slow Roasted Spare Ribs

These days, I’m spending a lot of time enjoying my protracted unemployment, as I wait for the 50 feet of snow we received here in Maine to melt and for the thermometer to creep above 40 degrees, so I can finally open the doors to our food truck. In the meantime, though, I’m using my… 

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Greek-Style Lamb Burgers

Greek-Style Lamb Burgers with Mezzetta Everything Spread (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

We’ve been refining our ground lamb burger game since the very beginning of this blog, trying all kinds of different breads, sauces, and types of vegetables, searching for the perfect way to translate flavorful lamb into burger form. It’s harder than it sounds; lamb has a tendency to dry out, so in addition to being… 

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8 Party-Ready Mimosa Recipes

8 Party-Ready Mimosa Recipes

Before last Saturday, it had been years since I had my last real night on the town. Since my tiny little dictator was born, my partying has been limited to getting a slight buzz at the Macaroni Grill, and having a bit too much wine in my living room and tripping over the step that… 

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Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Reading: New England Farmgirl: Recipes and Stories From a Farmer’s Daughter (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

Just last weekend was Maine Maple Sunday, the sweetest day of the year. On this day in March, all the sugar shacks of Maine open their doors for tours and tasting. Guests are welcomed in from the cold (it was 14 degrees where we were up in Hope) to watch the sweet steam rise from… 

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Jambalaya

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya with Pork and Alligator Sausage

I’d better be straight with you, right off the bat. I have no idea if this recipe qualifies as “authentic” jambalaya. Heck, I’m not even sure if I know what authentic jambalaya is. I’ve never wrestled an alligator while an old man in hip waders and a white handlebar mustache looks on in knowing silence…. 

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Cheddar Cheese Straws

Cheddar Cheese Straws

You know what we need? A good, old-fashioned cocktail party. Dress up a little. Wear lipstick or a pocket square. Spin music on the record player. Light candles and do the twist. Have a quiet conversation and play Cards Against Humanity. I love going out to my favorite watering holes, but it’s fun to spend… 

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St. Patrick's Day

8 Alcohol-Absorbing Recipes to Help You Survive St. Patrick’s Day

A little bit of planning (and some carefully planned cooking projects), and you might even survive until Wednesday. Don’t worry; you can thank me later. 1. Corned Beef Hash “Have a great corned beef hash just once in your life, and you’ll find yourself forever chasing the experience, a journey that ultimately ends when you… 

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