• Rockin’ Rum Egg Noggin Muffins

    Published in September, “Memoirs of a Mad Innkeeper: The Muffin Recipes Revealed” can be purchased at two locations online and in two local businesses. Author Susan Starr hopes to have the book for sale in more local bookstores in the future.

    The book can be ordered at the publisher’s website ( or on Amazon. It also can be purchased at the Old Creamery Antique Mall (13 Hancock St. in Ellsworth) or book illustrator Jessica Harris’s Flowers in the Attic Studio (121 Bangor Road, also in Ellsworth).

  • Bolognese Sauce

    Hannah Semler’s mother, Lucie Semler, provided this recipe that is very flexible and open to all kinds of individual interpretations. The sauce’s flavor deepens if left to sit for a couple of hours, or even overnight in the fridge.

  • Poppy Seed Dressing

    This recipe is adapted from one by Helen Corbitt, an early advocate of fresh and local ingredients, and the Texas department store Neiman Marcus’s food service director from 1955-1975.

  • Lobster Linguine

    This is an extraordinarily delicious dish. It doesn’t take a lot of time and it doesn’t require advanced skills. But it does demand care. Care is especially needed in the preparation of the garlic oil which, as the name suggests, is olive oil infused with garlic. If you burn the garlic, you have to start

  • Italian Fish Stew

    Complete this easy, one-pot meal with a crusty bread and a salad made from fall greens and apples.
    Courtesy of Cheryl Wixson

  • Zucchini Bread

    Susan Scott includes this recipe in her cookbook, “Baking with Susie.” Scott says her friend, Judi Burke of Isle au Haut, gave her the recipe.

  • Sesame Peanut Noodles

    Some night when you are having spaghetti, make extra and whip up a batch of Sesame Peanut Noodles. They are great eaten cold and a big change for the lunch box!
    Courtesy of Holly Simason