Category Recipes

Steama’ n’ Lobsta’ Stew 0

Steamer and Lobster Stew Recipe by Tracey Carlson “We were having a ‘couples weekend’ at the family place in Vermont and had cooked some lobsters and steamers in beer like we always do,” says Deck and Gini’s fourth grandchild Tracey. “But this time there were lots of leftovers and I didn’t want anything to go […]

Spaghetti with Lobster Sauce 0

Spaghetti with Lobster Sauce Recipe by Tim Lane For years, Tim supervised the food preparation for the Essex Firemen’s annual spaghetti suppers. But while ladle and spoon were essential to its making, his much-praised sauce owed even more to the existence of the fork. It all began with the tomato, of course, which arrived in […]

Baked Scallops with Cracker Crumbs 0

Baked Scallops Recipe by Woodman’s of Essex Baked Scallops Ingredients 2 pounds scallops Cracker Crumbs for Seafood* *Cracker Crumb Ingredients 8 ounces Ritz crackers 6 ounces milk lunch crackers 1 teaspoon garlic powder ¼ cup mayonnaise 1½ sticks butter, melted How to Make Cracker Crumbs Crush the crackers, until chunky, by pulverizing them in a […]

Judi’s Kitchen Corn Chowder 0

Corn and potato chowder recipe from Judi’s Kitchen Here’s an old favorite taken straight from the laminated menu of Judi’s Kitchen. Owned and operated by Chubby and Bessie’s granddaughter Judi (and then by great-granddaughters, Wendy, Cindy and Terri) in the 1970s and ‘80s, it was the most enduring of the little eateries that would breathe life […]

“Auntie’s” Crabmeat Casserole 0

“Auntie’s” Crab meat Casserole Recipe Crab Meat Casserole Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons onion, minced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon dry mustard ½ teaspoon paprika Buttered Crumbs ½ cup crushed Ritz crackers 1 tablespoon butter, melted Salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1½ cups milk 3 cups fresh or canned […]

Nannie Woodman’s Lemon Pie 0

Lemon Pie Recipe by Nannie Woodman Chubby’s mother Nannie Woodman was an excellent cook, and there are those who well remember the luscious cakes and pies she sold in her bake shop. Here’s a recipe that has seen its way to countless church fairs and family cookouts. While Nannie always made her pie shell from scratch, […]

Whipped Cream 0

Whipped Cream Recipe Whipped Cream Ingredients 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar (or granulated sugar) How to Make Whipped Cream In a large bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Gradually beat in the vanilla and sugar until stiff peaks form. Make sure not […]

Steve’s Pie Crust 0

Pie Crust Recipe by Steve Pie Crust Ingredients 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, sifted 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup lard, chilled 4 to 6 tablespoons ice water ¼ cup or less of milk to brush the top of pie before baking How to Make Pie Crust Chill all utensils, the mixing bowl, and the pie […]

Huku ne Dovi – Peanut Butter Stew 0

Peanut Butter Stew Recipe (Huku ne Dovi) by Micah Nyatsambo By submitting this recipe Eian gives a shout-out to Steve and Rhonda’s “fifth son” Micah Nyatsambo. Born in Zimbabwe, Micah came to Massachusetts while his father, an Anglican priest, attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in neighboring Hamilton. When it was time for his parents to […]

Auntie’s Bread & Butter Pickles 0

Bread & Butter Pickles Recipe by “Auntie” Nancy Story Bread and Butter Pickles Ingredients 12 medium-size cucumbers 10 large onions 2 green peppers (optional) ½ cup salt 1 quart ice cubes 5 cups cider vinegar 5 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon celery seed 1½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons mustard seeds How to Make […]