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Mom’s Recipe Box: Crepe, Goldbread and Apple Griddle Cakes

Posted on January 9, 2015

                                    “Crepe, Goldbread and Apple Griddle Cakes”     No Bennett Family recipe series would be complete without my mother’s “Crepe” and “Goldbread” – a type of French Toast – or my father’s  “Griddle Cakes”.   Although one would assume crepe would be a breakfast item, for us it was more often a Sunday night “supper”. On the heels of holiday dinners, Mom’s Homemade Crepe was a near certainty the Sunday evening afterwards. Cooked up in her heavy, black, iron skillet, Mom made the crepes one by one as each of us sat at the dining room table with our mouths watering waiting to enjoy this treat. Mom always topped her crepes with molasses, a…

New Year’s Eve Open Houses with John Jr. & Jane

Posted on December 31, 2014

  By: Jacqueline Bennett   For many years, my brother John Jr. and sister-in-law Jane hosted an open house on New Year’s Eve. It started around 8 p.m. and people could stop in at whatever time they pleased, mingle for awhile and leave, or stay for the countdown to midnight.   In that it was New England and winter, it was not unusual for snow to be on the ground with temperatures of 32 degrees or below. Guests would scurry from their cars to the side door of the house where stood either my brother or sister-in-law to greet each arrival into the warmth of their home.   By 10:00 p.m., the driveway was filled with parked vehicles. On those snowy nights, occasionally John or one of…