Category Archives: Recipes

Banana Blueberry Coffee Cake

Banana Blueberry Coffee Cake

On a whim, I bought a few lottery tickets over the weekend. It was an out-of-the-ordinary moment for me. Unless the jackpot reaches gargantuan levels, I never buy them. But this time, it was just for fun. Buying the tickets, a slogan for the New York State Lottery popped into my head: “Hey, you never […]

Camaraderie and Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies-3

I was maybe 10 years old the first time I experienced a blizzard. My mom and I were flying back from our annual mother-daughter skiing trip in Aspen, Colorado, when our flight was unexpectedly grounded in Cleveland. Outside, the snow was coming down at a rapid clip and winds had it swirling so fast that […]

Two Ingredient Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate recipe

As we pulled into the packed parking lot near Hayford Park on Monday, we could see families scattered at the top of the snow covered hill. On one side, a more moderate slope attracted a smaller crowd. At the top of the larger slope — the one with jumps and a steeper drop — a […]

My grandmother’s French dressing

My Grandmothers French Dressing

Longtime readers will remember Mildred Brown Schrumpf, the voice behind the Brownie’s Kitchen column that ran in the Bangor Daily News for just shy of 43 years. The final column appeared on April 4, 1994. But to me, Brownie’s Kitchen and Schrumpf are a relatively new discovery. I’d heard tidbits about her in relation to Bangor […]