Old Fashioned Whoopie Pies Recipe from Maine

whoopie pies

(Skip to the Recipe) People in other places will tell you that whoopie pies were invented somewhere else but honestly, Maine claims it.  It’s even one of the state desserts along with blueberry pie.  Blueberries are native to Maine so I suppose that choice makes sense. The whoopie pie is two pieces of cake holding… 

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Baked Stuffed Onions and a Giveaway

Baked Onions

I’ve been practicing up for Thanksgiving and I think these baked stuffed onions will have pride of place at the dinner table. They aren’t difficult to make and can be made up ahead of time and baked off just before dinner.  That’s a good thing when there are people coming and things to do.  Anything… 

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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Baked Cinnamon Donuts

I was discovering blogs yesterday on John’s new americanfoodbloggers.com and used the “most recent posts” where every new post from America’s best food bloggers is listed as it’s published. What I like about it is the opportunity to discover blogs that have never been on my radar either because I haven’t seen them on social media nor seen… 

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Noosa Beach House, a Peter Kuruvita Restaurant

Veal, shallots, apple and parmesan foam

Recently, John and I and our friends David and Jan were invited to dine at the Noosa Beach House on Hastings Street by SPG Restaurants and Bars as a part of their Savour and Save campaign to boost awareness of their restaurants. I’d driven by the restaurant on Hastings Street but hadn’t been for in dinner. John and… 

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Thermomix Butternut, Mushroom and Peas Risotto

Butternut, mushroom and pea risotto

This butternut pumpkin (squash), mushroom and peas risotto was delightfully comforting for lunch today.  Good thing because John went to write his dad’s doctor appointment on my white board (also called Maureen’s brain) and he said, “Did you forget we’re going to the Gold Coast tomorrow for a studio lighting course?” First I argued that… 

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