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Make a Wish – It Is National Plum Pudding Day

Posted on February 12, 2017

By Jacqueline Bennett   A message from National Day Calendar declaring today – February 12 – as National Plum Pudding Day was waiting in my e-mail inbox this morning. Immediately I thought of a post I had written which featured my Great-Grandmother Reeve’s recipe for Plum Pudding. That post was part of my Mom’s Recipe Box Family Series from two years ago.   Here’s the link to that story     As is true of so many recipes they represent much more. In this case, my great- grandmother’s plum pudding recipe provides a direct connection to the Bennett’s English heritage, which was talked about among the family over the years as we poured through old family photo albums, and has since been…

Home Baked Rich Muffins a Great Way to Start November!

Posted on November 1, 2016

By Jacqueline Bennett   With Thanksgiving just around the corner it is time to pull out the cornucopia of family recipes. Readers of newsandviewsjb may be familiar with my “Mom’s Recipe Box” series – a seven month series which featured old and new family favorites, including Rich Muffins.   Growing up one of the best surprises in the Bennett Household was to awaken to the aroma of my mother baking Rich Muffins downstairs in her RED & WHITE kitchen – a recipe that has been carried on to the next generations. I can’t think of a better way to start the month of November than with a batch of rich muffins. Put in the oven at 5:10 a.m. this morning and ready at…

Fourth of July Kickoff for Mom’s Recipe Box Series on newsandviewsjb

Posted on July 1, 2014

Look for a new series to kick off on newsandviewsjb – Mom’s Recipe Box. My mother collected recipes and I want to continue adding to her collection. I invited family members to send me their favorite recipes. These are recipes with special meaning or ones the cook is known for making – some may be original but that is not a requirement. American Independence Day was a holiday that my mother especially enjoyed. She loved America – two of her brothers served during WWII.  She loved parades, fireworks and those traditional pot luck family picnics where everyone brought a dish. With that in mind, Mom’s Recipe Box Series will launch on a patriotic note this Friday – the Fourth of July. Then watch for a recipe to be…