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Mom’s Recipe Box: Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon & Fresh Vegetables

Posted on October 9, 2016

          Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon & Fresh Vegetables   My first experience of salmon was for a holiday dinner at Apricots Restaurant in Farmington, Connecticut. Served in what can be described as a gourmet portion, the salmon was cooked to perfection and presented with a few stalks of tender asparagus. Overall, it was simply divine.   Not only is salmon delicious but it is found on every list I have read of foods that are good for the heart. The thing is – salmon can be expensive at the grocery store. As well, the thought of preparing an unfamiliar fish dish can be intimidating.   A recent sale on salmon, however, at Big Y World Class Supermarket in the area…

Mom’s Recipe Box: It’s All in the Presentation! Merry Christmas Brownies

Posted on December 25, 2015

                  MERRY CHRISTMAS BROWNIES   When I decided to bake Christmas brownies I never imagined I would come across such a multitude of ideas, from brownies stacked as gifts and tied with bows to green frosting laden Christmas Tree brownies to pretzel ear reindeer brownies to white frosting bearded Santa Claus brownies. Well the list goes on and on and each idea looks like it would be fun to try.   I settled upon a simpler approach of my own – basic dark chocolate brownies presented on a holiday platter and accented by  Pepperidge Farm Gingerman cookies romping in whipped cream snow mounds.   Best wishes for a Merry Christmas! – Jackie          …

Mom’s Recipe Box: No Eggs Tomato Soup Cake

Posted on August 7, 2015

                    No Eggs Tomato Soup Cake   With the cost of eggs on the rise, when my sister Candy came across a No Eggs Tomato Soup Cake recipe in our mother’s recipe box she thought it would be timely and helpful. It is one that Mom wrote out on an index card – we both always enjoy seeing the recipes written in Mom’s penmanship. My sister recently tried the recipe herself for the first time. It came out great.   The end result was so good that Candy said she will definitely bake this cake again – perhaps next time using a can of low sodium tomato soup. The recipe calls for a whole cup…

Mom’s Recipe Box: A Summer Twist on B&M Raisin Brown Bread with Crockpot Simmered B&M Boston Baked Beans

Posted on July 23, 2015

                    “Roll out those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer……”         Awhile back Aimee Seavey wrote a delightful food piece titled “B&M Brown Bread in a Can” for Yankee Magazine’s newsletter “New England Minute”. She spoke of canned B&M Brown Bread and B&M Beans made in Portland, Maine as a New England Saturday night supper favorite. True. Growing up in my Connecticut home it was especially popular during the autumn and winter months served with poached egg topped corned beef hash.   With the hot weather having settled in, and my recent discovery of B&M Raisin Brown Bread at Price Chopper ( the raisin variety is what I like best, but until…

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…