Author Archive | Kimberly Mayone

White and Dark Chocolate Bark with Salted Peanuts


This “Winter Bark” from Martha Stewart’s Living, December 2008 was one of the goodies I prepared over the holidays.  I had never made chocolate bark before but thought the recipe sounded good and it certainly looked simple enough. The combination of swirled white and dark chocolate studded with salted cocktail peanuts was totally yummy and […]

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Halloween Treats for Big Kids


Tonight, along with ghosts and witches, there will be a mass pile-up of Milky Ways, Skittles, Twizzlers and Sugar Babies.  There will also be plenty of “sugar children” after the consumption of all these Halloween treats.  Luckily, Halloween falls on a Friday this year, so after all the doorbell ringing, we’ll gather at a neighbor’s […]

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Scott’s Happy Birthday Caketini


My friends, Scott and Richard are true flavoristas.  They dine out often, enjoy fine spirits and travel for food.  Scott happens to be the pastry chef at the Portland Regency Hotel.  This fabulous cocktail was developed recipe after he and Richard conducted several “tasting sessions” at local watering holes.  By happenstance, October is Scott’s birthday […]

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Happy October Pumpkin Muffins


October is definitely my favorite month of the year.  “Back to School Chaos” settles a bit and “Holiday Craziness” has yet to begin.  The weather is usually tremendous.  Here in Maine, the leaves are just so gorgeous.  Last weekend, we headed down to the Seashore Trolley Museum for their annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley ride.  Several trolley […]

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Hurricane Kyle and New England Fish Chowder


We had some dreary weather this weekend as a huricanne made its way up the East coast.  Saturday was a cold, rainy day that demanded a chowder supper.  This dinner plan was only made sweeter by the fact that I did not have to go to the grocery store with three children in tow because I happened to have some […]

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Bake Sale Booster – Pumpkin Whoopies


        My friend, Kitty Broihier, developed this divine recipe; perfect for this pumpkin time of year.  Whoopie pies require about the same amount of time and effort as a cake from scratch, but seriously, these little hand-held treats are so worth it. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies With Cream Cheese Filling from Hannaford fresh magazine Pumpkin Cakes 1 […]

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Easy, Pleasing Meatloaf


We like meatloaf of all varieties because it is easy to put together, budget-friendly and pretty darn tasty.  Personally, I am a big fan of the leftover meatloaf sandwich.  When I saw this 5-ingredient recipe in a women’s magazine, I thought to myself that it was too easy and too simple to possibly taste good.  Well, […]

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Butter + Honey = One Sweet Morning


Honey Butter is a great spread for muffins, pancakes and toast.  It is really fabuous on cornbread.  Honey Butter holds well in the fridge and is a nice alternative to butter and jam. Honey Butter Yields 2 cups. Soften 2 sticks of salted butter. If you prefer sweet cream butter then add 1/2 tsp. of […]

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Time for Teaism


The first time I sipped at Teaism was such a treat that I can vividly recall the aromatic teas, salty oat cookies and ginger scones.  Not a fancy place, Teaism just does things right.  Barr asked that I specifically mention their chai tea, which she finds uncommonly good and fantastically prepared. There are three Teaism locations in […]

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Recipe Round Up – Fresh Sage


Here’s a sampling of web, TV and print recipes featuring fresh sage: From Bon Appetit: Chicken Saltimbocca with Lemon Sauce, a recipe by the 1,2,3 Cook, Rozanne Gold. From Food and Wine: Lemon Glazed Roast Pork with Sage, a recipe by the acclaimed chef and restauranteur Laurent Gras. From Gourmet: Tuscan Beans, a recipe by Faith […]

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