Monthly Archives: August 2014

Buttermilk biscuits with honey butter

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Tender buttermilk biscuits are heavenly spread with sweet homemade honey butter. You won’t be able to eat just one! Growing up, my grandmother and I would often head to Newtown, Connecticut, to visit cousins, drop by the family plot at the cemetery and pick up baked goods from the local bakery. It’s a town that […]

13 Blueberry recipes to try right now

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Here in Maine, blueberries are everywhere right now. Machias just held their annual blueberry festival, and reports indicate that there will be a good blueberry harvest this year.  Meanwhile, here in Bangor, stands with plump high bush blueberries and itty bitty tart blueberries have been appearing at farmers markets for a few weeks. Wondering what […]

Tomato brie pasta with fresh basil

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Fresh tomatoes, bright basil and creamy brie cheese combine to make a creamy pasta sauce in Tomato Brie Pasta with Fresh Basil. What foods remind you of home? I have a few. There’s my grandmother’s spaghetti sauce, a thick tomato sauce with sausage and ground beef that she proudly made for special occasions — and […]

Mini blueberry muffins

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Sweet mini blueberry muffins made with fresh Maine blueberries are topped with a streusel topping in this quick and easy recipe. BDN Outdoors Editor John Holyoke and I headed up to Millinocket recently to head down the Golden Road in search of moose. Our trip was unsuccessful. (You can read his take on the moose-less trip here.) […]

Mini blueberry white chocolate scones

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Love scones? This recipe for tender, sugar-topped Mini Blueberry White Chocolate Scones made with Maine blueberries is perfect for sharing. Growing up, my grandmother Betty always told me that you should never arrive at anyone’s home without something in hand. When I was young, that meant we’d stop at local bakeries and pick up something […]