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Heritage recipes (10/10/2018) - PECAN WAFERS Mrs. Irvin M. Hudgins (Gertrude) 1 c. margarine 1 pinch of salt 1¾ c. powdered sugar or granulated sugar 1 tsp. cream of tartar 1 egg, slightly beaten…
He’s discovered baking (10/3/2018) - Although he has been cooking for some time, his kitchen talents have turned to baking and “it’s been exciting and fun.” Mike Harrison’s cake-making is well received, and he’s has…
Cake recipes (10/3/2018) - VERY BEST VANILLA CAKE 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1½ c. sugar 1 Tbs. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 4 large eggs 1 c. milk 2 tsp. vanilla extract 22/3…
Bring out that jar of turmeric (9/26/2018) - Turmeric is that yellow spice you may use only once or twice a year. According to the culinary world and many western herbalists, this spice should today be front and…
Turmeric recipes (9/26/2018) - MARINATED FISH SKEWERS 1½ lbs. firm white fish (sea bass, halibut, snapper) ¼ c. extra virgin olive oil ¼ c. freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 Tbs. fresh minced cilantro or…
Your meal is in good hands with Jan Mohr (9/19/2018) - If you have ever been a guest at one of her charitable dinners or if you are a family member, friend or neighbor, you know that Jan Mohr is more…
Recipes from a Mobjack chef (9/19/2018) - SHRIMP CAKES 1 lb. large shrimp 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated 1 large egg ¼ c. mayonnaise 2 Tbs. fresh parsley, finely chopped ½ tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper ¼…
Celebrating the blue crab (9/12/2018) - This Labor Day, our neighbors on the Eastern Shore celebrated the 71st anniversary of the annual Crisfield Maryland Hard Crab Derby Festival; for 55 years the Annual Crab Cooking Contest…
Crab recipes (9/12/2018) - CRAB CAKE STUFFED SHRIMP OVER A FRIED GREEN TOMATO Amy Fossett, Severn, Maryland, Grand-prize winner and first place in appetizer division 1 lb. lump crabmeat 12 jumbo shrimp, butterflied 1 clove…
From a tiny peanut (9/5/2018) - The gray clapboard shop with red shutters and trim on Route 17 at Hayes is where Whitley’s Peanut Factory began in July 1986. The original shop is still in business,…
Peanut recipes (9/5/2018) - MICROWAVE PEANUT PATTIES ½ c. water 2 c. white sugar ½ c. light corn syrup 1½ c. peanuts 2 Tbs. butter 1 tsp. vanilla Grease a cookie sheet. In a…
Chef Whitecotton hard at work: Teaching culinary courses at RCC (8/29/2018) - “I started my career at age 14 washing dishes, and 34 years later I’m still washing dishes,” Chef Gary Whitecotton said with a smile, as he finished his two-day cooking…
RCC recipes (8/29/2018) - SOUTHERN SUSHI WITH BLUE CRAB 2-3 slices country ham, paper-thin slices Sushi Vinegar 5 oz. rice wine vinegar 2 oz. brown sugar Pinch of salt Sushi Rice 13 oz. rice 15.6…
White Hall sparkles in its 10th year (8/22/2018) - August 8 brought the tenth anniversary of Food From the Heart, an event sponsored by Charles and Mari Ann Banks at their beautiful home “White Hall” in support of Gloucester…
Recipes from White Hall (8/22/2018) - CHILLED CHESAPEAKE ROCKFISH AND LOBSTER TERRINE  Waypoint Seafood and Grill Chef Hans Schadler CEC AAC and Chef Steven Perkins CEC AAC 1 lobster live, cooked, de-shelled and cut in large pieces…
Those wonderful Guinea cakes (8/15/2018) - In a section of Gloucester County east of Route 17 situated between the mouths of the Severn and York rivers, many home kitchens will soon be bursting with sugar, flour,…
A dozen cake recipes (8/15/2018) - 7 LAYER CHOCOLATE CAKE Ann Krikales 9 large eggs 3 sticks butter, salted 2 c. granulated sugar 3 c. self-rising flour, sifted ¾ c. evaporated milk 1 Tbs. pure vanilla…
Slovakian cooking traditions (8/8/2018) - Sandy Warhol bought her home in Hallieford 23 years ago, visiting it most weekends until three years ago when she retired and made Mathews her permanent home. “It was through…
Slovakian recipes (8/8/2018) - CHICKEN LIVER PATÉ  1 standard size container chicken livers ½ small onion, cut up ½ lb. butter + 2 Tbs., room temperature 1/3 c. currants, soaked in brandy (overnight, put…
A small Southern favorite (8/1/2018) - Are they butter beans or lima beans? Well, in fact, both are members of the same bean family but are different varieties. The butter bean is smaller than the lima…
Butter bean recipes (8/1/2018) - SUCCOTASH 2 c. cooked shelled beans (pole or vine) 1 c. cooked corn ½ tsp. salt Pepper ½ c. cream 2 Tbs. butter 1 Tbs. flour Combine the beans and…
Up from the ashes: Marie Cook is back in the kitchen, preparing meals ‘my way’ (7/25/2018) -   Marie Cook, who has been cooking since she was nine years old, is still at the stove, “just doing it my way but not as much as I once…
Marie’s recipes (7/25/2018) - POTATO SALAD 60 lb. potatoes, peeled, diced and boiled 2 qt. mayonnaise Sweet onion, diced Mt. Olive Salad Cubes 2 doz. eggs, cooked and chopped Salt to taste  Mix well…
It’s blackberry season (7/18/2018) - Before the season is over pick those blackberries whether they are cultivated (usually thornless) or in the wild (with thorns); or pick them up at the grocery store. There is…
Blackberry recipes (7/18/2018) - BLACKBERRY JAM WITH NO SEEDS Equipment needed Large boiling water canning pot with rack 5- to 6-qt. non-reactive saucepan Canning jars Lids with rings Jar funnel Large ladle and spoon Ingredients…