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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: “Number One Great-Grandson” – Dan’s Meatballs

Posted on November 14, 2014

                            “Number One Great-Grandson” – Dan’s Meatballs   So many of my childhood memories in Connecticut, revolve around overnights at Nana, Candy and Jackie’s house. It was so much fun. We would make homemade meatballs and ground our own peanut butter in the Mr. Peanut Butter machine of Jackie’s, then make peanut butter cookies. Each time I make meatballs, I have fond memories of those overnights together. –┬áDan Landeck           INGREDIENTS 1 half pound ground beef and 1 half pound ground pork; 4 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese; 1 cup Parmigiano- Reggiano cheese, grated; 1 cup panko breadcrumbs; 1 egg; 2 cloves garlic, minced; 1 small onion,…

Mom’s Recipe Box: “Mike’s Waffles”

Posted on October 24, 2014

                          “Mike’s Waffles”   I am not a cook, but I love to make breakfast with my Father’s Day gift from my daughters; a waffle iron. For my contribution to Nana’s Recipe Box, I will show you how to make a great breakfast favorite at the Larned’s: “Mike’s Waffles.” –┬áMike Larned                             INGREDIENTS 1 and one third cup flour; 4 t baking powder; one half t salt; 2 t sugar; 2 eggs-separated; one half cup butter – melted; 1 and three fourths cups 2 percent milk; Comte’s New Hampshire Maple Syrup     PREPARATION Whisk together dry ingredients; separate…