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Mom’s Recipe Box: Nathan’s Cranberry Bacon Reduction; Plus, “Great for a New Year’s Eve Gathering” Sweet & Sour Meatballs from Wayne

Posted on December 26, 2014

                      Nathan’s Cranberry Bacon Reduction   My fond memories of visiting my Nana and family in New England were usually around the holidays. Here is a simple recipe for my favorite cranberry sauce that teleports me to that time and place with a tasty twist. This recipe always goes over well. It tastes sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and savory. Serve it warm or cool. My favorite application is for the day after a great holiday meal. I slather the cool cranberry reduction on either a ciabatta or a telera roll along with cream cheese, turkey, stuffing, green leaf lettuce, and more crispy bacon (see picture). It will be one of the best lunches you’ve…

Mom’s Recipe Box: Hamburg Dressing – the Crowning Glory of My Mother’s Holiday Recipes, Plus New England Pumpkin Pie & Cinnamon Sugar Treats

Posted on December 19, 2014

            Hamburg Dressing – the Crowning Glory of My Mother’s Holiday Recipes   For me, and I would dare say all of us who grew up enjoying it, the aroma and taste of my mother’s hamburg dressing is quite simply the aroma and taste of Christmas and the holiday season. Assuming it was safely in Mom’s recipe box, the first Christmas after her passing in 2010 I went in search of her hamburg dressing recipe. It was nowhere to be found – leaving those of us who loved it so, to try and recreate the formula. Each of us could vividly recall Mom/Nana standing vigilant by the stove with her black, iron skillet – which had belonged to her mother…

Mom’s Recipe Box: Holiday Encore & More from Candy – Pumpkin Cake, Banana Bread, Peanut Butter Bread and Cranberry Walnut Bread!

Posted on December 12, 2014

                Holiday Encore & More from Candy – Pumpkin Cake, Banana Bread, Peanut Butter Bread and Cranberry Walnut Bread!   I enjoy baking. It’s a feeling of accomplishment and anticipation of sharing. My Pumpkin Cake became a favorite to bring to family Christmas gatherings. I also would bake one for my school colleagues during the holidays. It’s my idea of a terrific recipe – easy to make and it can serve many people! The Banana Bread is my mother’s recipe. The bread always smelled good while it was baking as the aroma permeated the kitchen. Not every holiday, but often enough, Mom baked Peanut Butter Bread. I also bake it once in awhile and decided to add it to this…

From Mom’s Recipe Box – Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 23, 2011

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb In our family, an enticing aroma of the holiday season was always my mother’s homemade banana bread. Here is a gift from Mom’s recipe box and a wish for a very Merry Christmas! BANANA BREAD from the recipe box of C.G. Bennett Sift 2 cups flour-1 tsp. double acting baking powder-half tsp. baking soda-1 tsp. salt. Cream half cup shortening, Add gradually 1 cup sugar, creaming well. Blend in 2 eggs, one at a time. Beat well: 1 cup mashed bananas – mix well. Blend in dry ingredients (if so desire – half cup chopped nuts). Pour into greased pan, 9″ by 5″ by 5″. Push batter up the corners of pan leaving center slightly hollowed for well rounded loaf. Allow to stand…