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Talented Women Enriching Lives Around Them ~ Focus on Melane Larned, Laurie Czarzasty

Posted on March 13, 2019

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   With greater attention being paid to the value of women in American society and the world as a whole, let us pause to appreciate women we know who balance careers, household management and nurturing their families, yet still find time to share their talents to enhance the lives of those they love.   It has been a whirlwind two years for Melane Larned and Laurie Czarzasty. Yet, a blessed two years for the women whose lives intersected because Melane’s youngest daughter and Laurie’s son fell in love. Add to that the joy of Melane’s oldest daughter expecting her first child, as well as, Laurie’s daughter getting married then expecting her first child, and there have been…

Mom’s Recipe Box: Melane’s ‘Father’s Day’ Carrot, Apple, Zucchini GF Bread

Posted on June 17, 2018

          Melane’s ‘Father’s Day’ Carrot, Apple, Zucchini GF Bread Mom’s granddaughter-in-law Melane Larned sent me her terrific Carrot, Apple, Zucchinni GF Bread recipe at my request to add to Mom’s Recipe Box. And, Melane sent me the accompanying photos. She made this bread for the first time for a Father’s Day Shad Bake last weekend, celebrating the special day a bit early. “It was a hit.” So, I am calling it a ‘Father’s Day’ bread and appreciate having the recipe to post today for 2018 Father’s Day. Looks yummy! I like that it’s gluten free because that expands the number of people who can enjoy it. –┬áJackie               *Please note: In order to be…

Exploring Groton Long Point

Posted on August 21, 2015

        Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett Photos courtesy of Melane Larned   Groton Long Point in southeastern Connecticut is about a six minute drive from the University of Connecticut Avery Point branch, where marine science and maritime life is studied. As well, it is located near a popular lobster shack called Abbott’s in Noank.   Until recently that was the extent of my knowledge about this shoreline spot. Then I received some photos of my nieces Michelle and Maryann with their cousin April – & company – enjoying themselves at a beach on Groton Long Point (GLP). I was intrigued by what looked like a lovely area, a corner of the Nutmeg State that I had yet to explore. So a…

Mom’s Recipe Box: “Everybody Loves” Sweet Baked Beans from Melane

Posted on August 15, 2014

                      “Everybody Loves” Melane’s Sweet Baked Beans   When my parents returned from their trip to Australia, I received a treasure to complement a favorite recipe. An Australian deep dish pot for my baked beans recipe that everyone loves. Every 4th of July I bring my baked beans to our family picnic and return home with the pot empty! –┬áMelane Larned     INGREDIENTS 3 cups dry Navy Beans soaked for 8 hours; 1 cup Maple Syrup; one half cup ketchup; 1 cup molasses; 1 large onion chopped; one green pepper chopped; one half cup mustard; 1 small package salt pork chopped into small cubes; 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce; one fourth teaspoon garlic powder;…