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Mom’s Recipe Box: Great-Granddaughter Kathleen’s Bread & Butter Pickles

Posted on October 14, 2018

                                                                                                    Kathleen’s Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles Pickles are most definitely a passion of mine. Half Sour, Dill, Kosher – I love them all. Except the Bread and Butter pickle is just something special. It’s a guiltless snack that can be gobbled up so quickly; of course when I looked at the two cups of sugar that goes into pickle juice … I’ll try to only have a couple slices at a time. But it’s…

Mom’s Recipe Box: Donna’s Apple Crumb Pie Commemorates Family Series First Anniversary

Posted on July 4, 2015

                A year ago the Mom’s Recipe Box Family Series kicked off with a patriotic beginning on one of my mother’s favorite holidays – Fourth of July. It began with a recipe from my niece Donna, whose son is serving in the U.S. Marines. In commemoration of the 1st anniversary of the series which ran for seven months and featured family members adding to my mother’s collection of recipes, I asked Donna to share another of her recipes. She came up with the perfect one to honor America’s Independence Day, after all – what’s more American than apple pie. – JB           Donna’s Apple Crumb Pie   1 ready-fold refrigerated pie crust Crumb…

Mom’s Recipe Box: Crockpot Corned Beef & Cabbage – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on March 17, 2015

                  Crockpot Corned Beef & Cabbage   In honor of St. Patrick’s Day 2015, a first time attempt at preparing a traditional, homemade corned beef & cabbage dinner. After searching through on-line recipes that offer oven or slow cooker approaches, the (slow cooker) crockpot has been selected. All the ingredients were purchased at Big Y World Class Supermarket yesterday – small red potatoes, a head of cabbage, baby carrots, turnip, a small onion and a few thin slices of corned beef from the deli rather than a brisket.   This is a nutrient-packed meal. Potatoes are known to be loaded with vitamin B6 and potassium. Notoriously good for the eyes, carrots have vitamin K that is said to facilitate…

Mom’s Recipe Box: A Very Special Birthday Cake ! Series Conclusion

Posted on January 23, 2015

                            Mom’s Recipe Box Family Series Conclusion – A Very Special Birthday Cake!   What better way to conclude Mom’s Recipe Box Family Series than with a homemade birthday cake for the anniversary of my mother’s birthday that was on the 12th of January. Mom/Nana, Cecelia G. Bennett ( or as my dad called her, ‘Cecelia G.’), passed away in December, 2010. In the “Mom’s Recipe Box” series, that began on July 4, 2014 and ran weekly on Fridays, those who loved her so much – her family – added to and celebrated Mom’s/Nana’s collection of recipes. For the conclusion of the family series, my sister Candy volunteered to bake a very…

Mom’s Recipe Box: Great-Grandmother Reeve’s English Plum Pudding with Brandy

Posted on January 16, 2015

                  Great-Grandmother Reeve’s English Plum Pudding   During the “Mom’s Recipe Box Family Series” that began seven months ago, in the process of looking for photos to accompany the recipes more was discovered. Well, it happened again. A few days ago, while searching through my mother’s old photos for a picture to include with the series, came a wonderfully astonishing find – a journal of old family recipes penned more than one hundred years ago. It is handwritten in script by  Great-Grandmother Reeve, Gram Bennett’s (Bessie Reeve Bennett’s) mother, and my father’s maternal grandmother. I would imagine the journal was given to my father by Gram, which he in turn had my mother hold for safekeeping. She had kept it…

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…

Mom’s Recipe Box: New Year Greetings with Bennett Family Favorites of Glen Jr., Kayleigh and Keri – Classic New England Lobster, Pumpkin Pie & Shepherd’s Pie

Posted on January 2, 2015

                “New Year Greetings with Bennett Family Favorites of Glen Jr., Kayleigh and Keri”   Family favorites are a good reason for a gathering.   Here are The Bennett Favorites at Glen Jr.’s house: Glen’s Favorite Classic New England Lobster; Kayleigh’s Favoite Pumpkin Pie; and Keri’s Favorite Shepherd’s Pie                         Glen’s Favorite Classic New England Lobster INGREDIENTS 2 or 3 tablespoons salt; 4 live lobsters (about 1 and a half pounds each); 1 half cup (1 stick) melted butter; Lemon wedges. PREPARATION Fill a large stockpot about half full of water. Add the salt and bring to a boil. When the water has come to a rolling…