Monthly Archives: August 2009
The Auction is Thursday Night for more details click this text
Frieda asked me to contact you about the handbag contest auction that’s coming up. As you know, Again and Again is sponsoring a handbag contest which has been running for the past month or so. We have gotten a lot of entries, and they are all going to be displayed on Thursday night in the shop, where each entry will be able to be bid on. All proceeds will go directly to theand Rockport Youth Sailing Program. We have over thirty extremely creative entries and we would love if you could post the information for Thursday night on your site. It’s open to absolutely everyone. There will be light food and drink, as well as door prizes. We would also love to have you stop by on Thursday to see what what we’ve put together, if you get a chance.
Hi! I want to thank Hallie from Turtle Alley Chocolates on Washington Street in Gloucester again for her hospitality (and chocolate) and for taking us through some of what they do in a day in the shop. It is amazing to me that no only do they stock that store to the gills with delicious treats but they also stock their store in Salem as well!
The aroma of chocolate is intoxicating in the shop……if you have not been there–GO NOW!
I hope you enjoy these simple recipes. Very easy to make and certain crowd pleasers! Inspired Cooking airs Tuesdays at 8:30, Fridays at 4:30 in the afternoon and Sundays at 11:30 am on Channel 12, Cape Ann TV. I hope you will tune in.
Decadent Spiced Caramel Brownies
20 Salted Ancho Chipotle Caramels—from Turtle Alley Chocolates—refrigerated and cut into fourths
(if you live far far way and can’t get these, you have two options—Turtle Alley has mail order OR you could use regular caramels and toss them in a tiny tiny bit of chipotle or ancho chili power right when they come out of the fridge)
2 sticks salted butter
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch kosher salt
4 large eggs at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a microwave save mixing bowl, melt together butter and chocolate, about 2 ½ minutes. Stir until smooth and set aside.
Whisk together flour and cinnamon and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together eggs and sugar. Stir in flour mixture until smooth. Mix in butter and chocolate mixture and pour in pan.
Drop prepared caramel pieces over brownies and swirl to combine. Bake 24-26 minutes until center is set. Remove from oven and cool on a rack. Allow to cool completely before serving(good luck with that!). Enjoy
Peanut Butter Kissed Chocolate Chip Cookies
½ cup butter flavored shortening
¼ cup salted butter
1 ¼ cup light brown sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¾ teaspoon baking soda
15 Turtle Alley Peanut Butter bolster bars, chopped
½ cup milk chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 4 baking sheets with parchment or spray with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream shortening, butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk, vanilla and egg and mix until smooth and lighter in color. Wisk together flour, salt and baking soda and add to sugar mixture. Mix until well blended. Add bolster bars and chocolate and mix just until combined.
With a small scoop, dish out 12 cookies per tray. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, turning once at 5 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly on pan before moving to a cooling rack.
*if you are making these on warm muggy day, refrigerate the dough for an hour or so before you make them
Before the event Josh Harris, Andy Hillstrand and John Hillstrand sat down for a pretty salty interview. I’ll be posting it at 8PM
The guys were incredibly generous with their time and patient with the crazed fans. The way it ought to be when you become famous, respecting the fans and giving back.
Funky bright colors and gentle Rocky Neck breezes flowing through the screens make Sailor Stan’s a perfect summer breakfast stop.
Before the event I had a five minute exclusive GMG interview with Josh Harris and the Hillstrand Brothers from The Deadliest Catch. The interview will take a bit to process but a short clip of the entrance should be live for you guys by 8AM. The interview with the boys will be posted tonight at 8PM.
Check out the photo credit.
I also got a five minute exclusive interview with the boys before the event which will take a couple hours to encode. Stay tuned for it later!
Much thanks from our entire community go to Jamie Marshall and Kristin Michel who once again put together a tremendous fundraiser and entertaining event to benefit our youth.