Bottomless Cookie Jar

It takes a lot of cookies (6 dozen every two days during summer) to keep the "Bottomless Cookie Jar" full at Newcastle Inn. In addition to keeping favorite cookies in the rotation I am always looking for new cookie recipes to add to the roster.

Carolyn, a housekeeper here at the inn, suggested a cookie recipe by Dee Drummond, also known as the Pioneer Woman. It is pretty much impossible for me to not tweak a recipe in some way. The basic recipe is from the

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Favorite Maine Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Maine Blueberry season is winding down for this year. The freezer here at Newcastle Inn is filled with bags of blueberries that I have frozen. Some of you have asked for my Blueberry Muffin Recipe. I have several that I use, but this one is getting the most use right now. It is a favorite of mine from King Arthur Flour. I have tweaked it a tiny little bit, but it really is their recipe - I can't take any credit for it.

For a busy innkeeper, the best part

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Maine Wild Blueberries

My supply of Maine Wild Blueberries in the freezer is dwindling, but thankfully the blueberry harvest isn't that far away. The Maine Wild Blueberry is smaller, and sweeter, than their larger cultivated cousin. When I first saw the burned fields by the side of the road I didn't understand what was happening. Now I know that a farmer will burn, or mow, half the field after the harvest and use the other half for harvesting the following year.

When blueberries

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