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Ginger Molasses Cookies with Cherry Cream Filling

I’ve often suggested to my husband Jack that he should be on an episode of the Iron Chef – or any of those television cooking competitions where chefs are assigned an ingredient, then challenged to come up with delicious, original recipes using it. Today’s recipe – these Ginger Molasses Cookies with Cherry Cream Filling – […]


Over the New Year’s holiday, we spent the evening at a neighbor’s house. While the kids played in the other room, the adults divided up into teams and played “Catch Phrase” – an electronic guess-the-phrase game that was a lot of fun to play! One of the words that came up during the game was […]

Copycat Entenmann’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Many years ago, my husband Jack had a friend who once worked for Entenmann’s – the company that sells their popular baked goods at supermarkets across the United States. One day, she handed Jack a hand-written recipe for the famous Entenmann’s chocolate chip cookies! The recipe was written to make an industrial-size batch of 1,320 […]

Grilled Balsamic Peaches

I’m so excited to share this fabulous recipe with you today – Grilled Balsamic Peaches!  This is a great way to enjoy the fresh peaches that are in season right now. Something really terrific happens when peaches are grilled. The heat caramelizes and intensifies the natural sweetness of the fruit, and the flavors are really […]

Boston Baked Beans

Today we’re sharing our own ‘secret family recipe’ for Boston Baked Beans!  This is a recipe that Jack has perfected over the years and it’s so much better than any canned baked beans you can buy. Boston baked beans are another one of those dishes that I never really liked – until I ate Jack’s […]

Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Here is the recipe for Jack’s amazing Bourbon Barbecue Sauce, used in our Pulled Pork  and Bourbon Spice Barbecue Chicken Wings recipes.  What we particularly like about this sauce is that it’s more zesty than sweet, and compliments the spices in the pulled pork  and the chicken wings without overpowering the flavor of the meats. […]

Indian Pudding

Living in Plymouth, Massachusetts with Pilgrim history all around us, we take our Thanksgiving preparations pretty seriously – and this recipe for Indian pudding is a traditional New England Thanksgiving classic.  Indian pudding is made primarily with milk, corn meal, molasses and spices.  Although perhaps not the most elegant-looking dessert, don’t judge this book by […]