Category Recipes

Fried Shrimp 0

Fried Shrimp Recipe by Woodman’s of Essex Fried Shrimp Ingredients 40 shrimp 12 ounces evaporated milk 4 cups corn flour Lard (or Crisco) Do not use olive oil. How to Fry Shrimp In a 4-quart saucepan, melt 2 ¾ lb. lard or vegetable oil to a depth of two inches in the pan. Heat to […]

Steak Tip Marinade 0

Steak-Tip Marinade Recipe by Dexter Woodman Steak-Tip Marinade Ingredients 1 cup ketchup 1 cup barbecue sauce 1 cup water 1 cup salad oil ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce ½ teaspoon garlic, chopped ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon dry mustard 2 ½ tablespoons red wine vinegar 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar How to Make […]

Apple Crisp 0

Homemade Apple Crisp Recipe by Teresa (Ellis) Eisenhauer Teresa (Ellis) Eisenhauer was Gini Woodman’s best friend in the first grade, and remained so for the rest of her life. Generations of Woodmans looked forward to receiving her homemade apple crisp as a heart-felt Christmas gift. Apple Crisp Ingredients 6-7 apples ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup […]

Crabmeat Quiche 0

Crabmeat Quiche Recipe by Cindy DiZio Crabmeat Quiche Ingredients 8-inch premade pie shell 2 eggs ¾ cup milk ½ cup mayonnaise 1⁄3 cup scallions, chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 8 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded 5 ounces crabmeat, picked over and drained How to Make Crabmeat Quiche Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prebake the pie shell as […]

Watermelon Salad 0

Watermelon and Feta Recipe by Patti Woodman D’Alelio Watermelon Salad Ingredients 4 cups watermelon, cut into chunks ½ cup red onion, diced 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled How to Make Watermelon Salad In a large bowl carefully stir ingredients together to blend. Serve immediately or chill before serving. Serves 4. After enjoying your tasty watermelon […]

Beef Stew 0

Beef Stew Recipe by Curt Fougere Curt and his wife Cici are proponents of the Paleo Diet, patterned after the hunter-gatherer diet of the Paleolithic Era, and based on the assumption that the human metabolism, which retains the same genetic characteristics it had 10,000 years ago, has not had a chance to sufficiently evolve and […]

Coffee Cake 0

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe by Cynthia Woodman Fougere Cynthia used to give her delicious coffee cakes to friends and family at Christmastime. To do so she would line up the ingredients in an assembly line in The Essex Room kitchen (sometimes utilizing the help of “apprentices”) to produce as many as 50 of them […]

Cornbread Stuffing – Dressing 0

Corn Bread Stuffing/Dressing Recipe by Nancy Gallant Cornbread Stuffing Ingredients ½ cup butter, divided 1 medium onion, diced 2 apples, peeled, cored ¾ cup dried cranberries One 9″ x 12″ pan of corn bread 1 cup freshly made whole wheat bread crumbs 1⁄3 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon sage ¾ teaspoon poultry seasoning Chicken stock, as needed […]

Smoked Picnic Shoulder 0

Smoked Picnic Ham (Smoked Picnic Shoulder) Recipe by “Auntie” Nancy Story Smoked Picnic Shoulder Ingredients 5 to 7 pound pork shoulder Cooking water 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon dry mustard ½ teaspoon ground cloves 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 cups hot water How to Make Smoked Pork Shoulder Trim the pork shoulder, leaving some […]

Creole Seasoning 0

Creole Seasoning Recipe by Craig Fougere How to Make Creole Seasoning Mix the following ingredients thoroughly and store in a re-sealable container: 2½ tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried thyme This creole seasoning […]