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Tasteful Tuesday: Spicy Hermit Cookies

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

No matter the holiday, whenever we begin to gather with friends and family to celebrate traditions and each other, classic family and regional recipes are what makes every celebration more personal.

Because of this, we thought it would be fun to share a historic New England cookie recipe: the Hermit Cookie recipe originally featured in Yankee Magazine’s August 1952 issue. You can see that original submission here, and keep reading for the recipe.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugarTasteful Tuesday
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk or milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary. Add the buttermilk (or milk).
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. In another, place the chopped raisins and currants with the final cup of flour. Toss to coat.
  5. Combine the flour mixture with the fruit mixture, then slowly add into the butter mixture and beat until combined.
  6. Drop by the spoonful onto the prepared cookie sheet, allowing 2 inches between each cookie for spreading.
  7. Bake 13-15 minutes or until puffed and lightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Ten Apple Recipes For All Occasions

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Apple Crisp Pecan Pie

Apple Crisp Pecan Pie

Leaves are turning, the temperatures are cooling off, pumpkins and apples are cropping up; Autumn is a beautiful and productive time of year. Speaking of apples, we’ve rounded up ten recipes that feature this crisp fruit, and although we can’t prove it, they seem to taste better in the Fall.


Pies and Cookies

Apple Muffin with Crumble Topping

Apple Muffin with Crumble Topping

Appetizers, Snacks and
Just For [edible] Fun

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Tasteful Tuesday: 10 Vintage Desserts from Taste of Home

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

For this week’s Tasteful Tuesday, we are doing something a little different. Taste of Home published a list of 50 Vintage Desserts, and we’ve decided to feature 10 of those recipes that we love as New Englanders and East Coasters, as well as some too classic not to mention. They are all linked below to their respective recipe page, so click through if you’d like ingredient lists and directions. You can view Taste of Home’s full list here, and be sure to share your top 10 favorite vintage desserts in the comments below.

Grandma’s Divinity Recipe

Simply and timelessly divine.

Lemonade Icebox Pie Recipe

A refreshing pie that won’t heat up your kitchen in the warmer months is a winning pie in our book.

Skillet Blueberry Slump Recipe

Make this blueberry dessert at home or over a fire when you go camping this summer!

Homemade Butterscotch Pudding Recipe

So creamy and indulgent.

Peach Bavarian Recipe

It wouldn’t be a list of vintage desserts without at least one gelatin dish.

Cranberry Ambrosia Salad Recipe

In big or small batches, this dessert is synonymous with “tradition” for many families.

Strawberry Angel Trifle Recipe

Whether you are strategic or not with the layering of this dessert, it’s sure to be a showstopper.

Maine Maple Syrup

Down East Blueberry Buckle Recipe

Fresh blueberries are best in this sweet treat.

Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Bonus points if your maple syrup comes from Maine.

Shoofly Cupcakes Recipe

Molasses and cupcake lovers unite!

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