Archive | July, 2014

Cynthia, her Grandmother and the original black walnut icebox cookie recipe

Black Walnut Icebox Cookies

My Grama was an “old-fashioned” grandmother, the kind that let you help her pick tomatoes and pull fresh peanuts up from the black soil in her garden. The kind that let you run amok with the garden hose in the back yard with siblings, cousins and neighbor kids in the summer. The kind that helped you […]

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Baked bean recipes from the New England Cookbook, published in 1956

Baked Beans

I really liked baked beans when I was a kid, but anymore I find them to be way too sweet and no wonder: many of the the baked bean recipes contain refined sugar.  Not only that, many also contain ketchup which, unless you’re paying attention to labels, can also contain added sugar. After doing a little digging […]

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