Braised Beef Short Ribs

Jim took charge of the short ribs, I only helped as a prep cook. Plan to set aside a half day to prepare this recipe, but the effort is well worth it.

Servings: 4

Fresh 5 lbs. bone-in beef short ribs 2 medium onions 5 carrots 6 garlic cloves 4 thyme sprigs 1 sage [...]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing

These cupcakes will not be in the New England cookbook, but they are so wonderful I wanted to share. My two favorite flavors are chocolate and peanut butter, brought together in a perfect union in this recipe. I took these into the office to celebrate a colleague’s promotion and they were quickly devoured. The recipe [...]

Graham Cracker Cream Pie

I have a sweet tooth and I favor chocolate so much it is easy for me to turn down almost every non-chocolate sweet offering. So I wasn’t very excited about Graham Cracker Cream Pie – but I was pleasantly surprised with how this turned out, the buttery graham cracker crust is a perfect compliment to [...]

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I expected Coffee Cake to be straight forward, an easy box to check-off our list. The result of the first attempt was a white cake base and a little butter cinnamon crumb on top – Jim said it is not true to the Glen-Mor Restaurant version, so we will try again in a few weeks.


Coffee Jello

When Jim told me to add Coffee Jello to the cookbook “to make” list, I thought he was trying to be funny. Our recipe list started with around 100 entries, and as Jim’s memory was triggered during our cooking sessions, it grew to over 150. I had never heard of Coffee Jello, and it [...]

Cream of Tomato Soup

According to Jim, I make versions of tomato soup so often he can no longer tell them apart. This version is intended to replicate the Glen-Mor Restaurant’s Cream of Tomato Soup, which it does, as well as Jim can remember anyway.

Servings: 6

Fresh 2 Tbsp. butter 1 large onion 3 stalks celery [...]

Turkey ala King

The first Turkey ala King was too heavy on the onions, not enough mushrooms, and too thin. The second version was perfect and followed a Betty Crocker Chicken ala King recipe very closely. Chicken can be substituted for turkey both in the meat and the stock. If using pantry stock instead of freshly made [...]

Glen-Mor Muffins

We made several batches of Glen-Mor Restaurant muffins in the past few days, my office colleagues will benefit tomorrow from our baking. I wanted to share one of my favorite baking photos taken to date. We have only a few recipes remaining in the bread basket, including Cranberry Orange Muffins and Cornbread (again) because [...]

Apple Cinnamon Muffins II

This is my third apple muffin recipe since starting this cookbook project, following the first Apple Cinnamon Muffins attempt and then Apple Oat Muffins. This version matches those baked at the Glen-Mor Restaurant, so technically we are done with apple muffins. But I imagine there will be more apple muffins in our future, especially once [...]

Date Muffins

These muffins follow the Blueberry Muffins recipe, with dates instead of blueberries. These were my first date muffins and I think I’m addicted.

Servings: 8

Fresh 1 egg 1 cup milk 1 cup chopped dried dates

Pantry 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tsp. baking powder 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 [...]