Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie History and Recipe

Is Boston Cream Pie really a cake and not a pie!?  Two layers of sponge cake are filled with thick vanilla custard and topped with a chocolate glaze or a … Continued

Cod Chowder

Cod Chowder and Fish Stew History

  Photo from Fisheries and Aquaculture, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.   Chowder has remained a steadfast tradition in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and other Maritime Provinces of Canada … Continued

Election Day Cake

Election Day Cake History and Recipe

Election Day Cake is actually a classic English fruitcake or plum cake.  The original Election Day Cake included molasses, spice, raisins, and currants were used in this cake.  Later brandy was … Continued

Fluffernutter Sandwich

Fluffernutter Sandwich History and Recipe

What is a Fluffernutter? It is not just a regular sandwich – but a Fluffernutter Sandwich!   Photo from From Away website. Flutternutter – Registered trade mark of Durkee-Mower Inc.   … Continued

Oyster Dressing

Grandma’s Oyster Dressing History and Recipe

  This is the dressing of oyster lover dreams!  The oyster nectar makes the dressing so moist and flavorful.  What’s not to love about a dressing that includes fresh oysters? … Continued

Indian Pudding

Indian Pudding – Hasty Pudding Recipe and History

  Photo from www.roadfood.com   Despite the name Indian Pudding, it is not a traditional native dish.  Native Americans had neither milk nor molasses to use in their cooking.  They … Continued

Joe Froggers Cookie

Joe Froggers Cookie Recipe

  Joe Froggers Cookie is a over-sized molasses spice cookie that dates back to Colonial times.  Approximately 200 years ago, to the Black Joe’s Tavern in Marblehead, MA, a seaside … Continued

Johnnycake

Johnnycake History and Recipe

Johnnycakes are the New England equivalent of tortillas, as they are a cornmeal flat bread.  The simplest recipes call for nothing but cornmeal, boiling water, and a little salt.  The … Continued

Maple Oatmeal Cookies

Maple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

  Maple Oatmeal Cookies have a wonderful crisp crunch and spicy flavor.  I adapted the original recipe and added more flour.  The original recipe called for less which made a … Continued

New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder History

 History of New England Clam Chowder     Even in New England, known for the Boston or New England-style chowders, you can find different types of clam chowder.  New Englanders … Continued

Glass of Rhode Island Coffee Milk

Rhode Island Coffee Milk Recipe and History

There is a lot more to Rhode Island than just being the smallest state in our nation.   Certain foods have become statewide traditions and part of the state’s history. … Continued

Vermont Maple Dressing

Vermont Maple Salad Dressing Recipe

  Vermont Maple Salad Dressing is a wonderful tasting salad dressing!   In fact, Maple Salad Dressing is one of my family’s favorite dressings and sure to become one of … Continued

Whoopie Pie

Whoopie Pie History and Recipes

Whoopie pies are considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition.  They have also been known as a “gobs” in Western Pennsylvania (see Gob History below). They are … Continued