Category Recipes

Auntie Phyllis’ Apple Pie 0

Apple Pie Recipe by Auntie Phyllis “Auntie” Phyllis and “Uncle” Leo Doyle lived next to Dexter and Gini Woodman in the ‘50s and the couples raised their kids together. Young Steve learned this recipe from Auntie Phyllis, who always maintained that the key ingredients to a truly great pie are:  plenty of butter and plenty […]

Roast Lamb with Yogurt Marinade 0

Roast Lamb Recipe by Wendy Viator It was a happy day ‘round the Woodman dining table when Judi’s daughter Wendy married Ted Viator. After all, Ted’s mom Bessie, was an extraordinary cook. Although Bessie (whose maiden name was Chionopulos) grew to love the Boutchie New Year’s Rappie Pie tradition (which Wendy and Ted now host), it […]

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, […]

Clams Casino 0

Clams Casino Recipe by Maureen Woodman 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. Sprinkle […]

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 […]

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 Macaroon Ingredients 1 1⁄3 cups flaked coconut 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose […]

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 In a 4 quart saucepan, melt 2 ¾ lb. lard or vegetable oil to a depth […]

Nana Gini’s Creamed Salmon and Peas 0

Easy Salmon Recipe by Nana Gini 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 […]

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 […]

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 Butter a 9″ x 13″ pan. Combine the sugar, evaporated […]