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Fried Dough 0

Fried Dough Recipe by Steve and Rhonda Woodman
Here’s an under-appreciated fun-fact for any “BoSox” fans among us. The next time you come to Boston’s Fenway Park, take a moment to gaze at the old Green Monster scoreboard. If you look closely at the American League Scores section you’ll see that two of the vertical, white columns contain dots and dashes.

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Clams Casino 0

Clams Casino Recipe by Maureen Woodman

Clams Casino Recipe

Clams Casino

Clam Casino Ingredients

24 top neck clams

½ cup plain breadcrumbs

½ teaspoon parsley

½ teaspoon onion flakes

6 strips of bacon

Olive oil

Lemon slices

How to Make Clams Casino

Shuck the clams. In one half of the clamshell put the clam meat back into the shell.

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If These Old Walls Could Talk 0

Built by the Burnham family in the 19th century, the house that overlooks today’s parking lot from its own little hill was home to Ellis and his wife and sisters prior to Chubby and Bessie’s arrival. When they moved in, the Woodmans introduced a refreshing new element to the old place: children.

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Nana Bessie’s Clam Cakes 0

Clam Cake Recipe by Nana Bessie

Clam Cake Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoons salt

1 cup minced clams, strained. Reserve clam juice

3 tablespoons of the reserved clam juice (if you don’t get enough reserved clam juice add a little water)

1 egg

Lard (or Crisco)

How to Make Clam Cakes

woodmans-clam-cakesIn a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.

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Nana Gini’s Coconut Macaroons 0

Coconut Macaroons Recipe by Nana Gini

While the Woodman kids debated over whether or not certain cakes or cookies were for them or for the church they never had that problem with their mother’s coconut macaroons. They were always for the church!

Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroon Ingredients

1 1⁄3 cups flaked coconut

1⁄3 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1⁄8 teaspoon salt

2 egg whites

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make Coconut Macaroons

Preheat the oven to 325˚F.

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Chubby and Bessie’s Fried Clam Recipe 0

Fried Clams Recipe by Chubby and Bessie Woodman 

Fried Clams Ingredients

26 ounces whole belly clams

12 ounces evaporated milk

4 cups corn flour

Lard (Crisco can be used). Do not use olive oil.

How to Make Fried Clams

woodmans fried clams recipeIn a 4 quart saucepan, melt 2 ¾ lb. lard or vegetable oil to a depth of 2 inches in the pan.

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Nana Gini’s Creamed Salmon and Peas 0

Easy Salmon Recipe by Nana Gini

Creamed Salmon and Peas

Creamed Salmon and Peas Recipe

Creamy Salmon Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 (14.75 ounce) can Sockeye salmon (or fresh)

1 (15 ounce) can Le Sueur peas, drained (or frozen peas)

Salt and pepper to taste

Pinch paprika for color

Dill to taste (not in original recipe)

How to Make Salmon

To some palates this dish may seem a bit bland, in which case a little dill will bring out the flavor.

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Buttermilk Cornbread 0

Cornbread Recipe by Nancy Morgan

Corn bread is the result of European colonists (with a meager supply of wheat flour) adapting a local ingredient to traditional recipes. Except for the convenient use of Bisquick, this one (submitted by Woodman family friend, Nancy Morgan of South Carolina) is actually strikingly similar to a Yankee Civil War recipe for Spider Corncake (a “spider” was a cast-iron Dutch oven with legs).

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Chocolate Fudge 0

Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge Recipe by “Auntie” Nancy Story

Chocolate Fudge Ingredients

3 cups granulated sugar

5 ounces evaporated milk

Pinch of salt

2 sticks (8 ounces) butter

12 ounces chocolate bits

7½ ounces marshmallow fluff

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge

woodmans chocolate fudge 2

Butter a 9″ x 13″ pan.

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Perfect Pizza Dough 0

The Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe by Nathan Woodman

In the off-season, Friday night is regularly “Pizza Night” at Nate’s, when the Woodman brothers and their families gather round the pizza oven installed in his back yard to make their pies and “set the world straight.” On an as-needed basis, they even make their own dough, by invading the prep room after hours to use its industrial-sized mixer.

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