Monthly Archives: October 2009

GMG Power Rankings #6

Number 6 in the GMG Power rankings is Paulie Frontiero.

Paulie is the resident funny guy in the comment section.   Always breaking balls, but in a good way.  Paulie is a part of GMG in many ways.

He came through with the printing of the shirts for the Russo Family fundraiser, he contributes photos from events and scenes on the waterfront, and he’s a daily contributor in the comment section.

I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoy reading comments.  It lets us know you’re out there and watching what we do.  That feedback drives us to try to get better and better.

Check out Paul’s blog about painting on Cape Ann here

Smile Paulie!

Smile Paulie!

Fantastic Fall Flavors….all in one cookie!

Fall Fruit Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
7 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
7 tablespoons butter flavored shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup sweetened dried cranberries
½ cup dried apples, diced*
2/3 cup cinnamon chips**
2 ½ cups old fashioned oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 4 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg and set aside.

In another bowl, beat together butter, shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla extract until well combined.  With mixer running on low speed, slowly incorporate flour mixture.  Mix in cranberries, apples, cinnamon chips and oats and beat again until just combined.

Scoop by rounded tablespoonful on to prepared baking sheet, 12 to a sheet. Bake for 9 minutes cookies are slightly browned on the bottom.   Remove from oven and allow to cool on parchment.

Makes approximately 48 cookies

*you can substitute any other dried fruit you wish, just make sure it does not have additional sugar added

**I have asked the mgr. at the new Market Basket to get these–they are made by Hershey’s) you can omit the chips all together if you wish and increase the fruit.  You could also add 1 tsp of cinnamon to the dry mixture instead.  Or, you can substitute another type of chip if you wish and still add the cinnamon

GMG Power Ranking Alternative

Since Joey has started the GMG Power Ranking, the candidates have been on edge. When will we fall from grace? How will we be able to live up to his unrealistic expectations? Will we have to walk the downtown street with GMG tattooed on our foreheads? Will we disgrace our industrious leader?

WAIT! Paul has developed the POOP LIST aka GMGPL. Membership is fun and easy. Piss off Joey and you go to the top of the list! Practical jokes add up points quickly. REVOLT!  TAKE ACTION!

Hmmmm….Which list will have a more interesting cast of characters?

Pssssst….Don’t let Joey read this! YIKES!